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Tag: drunk driving

Drunk Driver Crashes into Border Patrol Van, Tries to Get Away

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

Roberto Carlos Perez’s first mistake was getting behind the wheel drunk.

But his second mistake was maybe more perplexing – hitting a van with five Border Patrol agents inside and deciding to flee, the El Paso Times reports.

Perez struck the van and drove off in his 1995 Chevrolet Corsica in El Paso shortly after midnight Wednesday, authorities said.

Local police quickly found Perez, who had a blood alcohol content over .15, according to the El Paso Times.

No serious injuries were reported.

Judge Dismisses DUI Charges Because Border Patrol Unlawfully Held Suspect

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A Vermont woman who was charged with drunken driving will walk away after a judge ruled the U.S. Border Patrol held her illegally, the Associated Press reports.

Judge Howard Van Benthuysen said Border Patrol agents did not have the right to take Meaghan Leary’s keys from her, which effectively forced her to wait 53 minutes for a state trooper to arrive, the AP wrote.

The judge said agents never gave Leary a lawful reason for holding her.

FBI Probing Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Accused of Lying During Testimony in Drunken-Driving Case

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper appears to be under FBI investigation after a judge revealed she lied during testimony in a drunken-driving case, KUTV reports.

The question is whether Trooper Lisa Steed, who has been fired, violated the civil rights of the person accused in the DUI, KUTV reported.

At least one witness has been questioned by the FBI .

FBI Agent Adrian Johnson Gets 18 Months in Fatal Drunk Driving Crash in Suburban D.C.

Adrian Johnson

By Allan Lengel
ticklethwire.com

Ex-FBI agent Adrian Johnson was sentenced Friday in suburban D.C. to 18 months in prison for the 2011 drunk driving crash that killed one person and seriously injured another, the Washington Post reported.

Johnson, 39, who had been assigned to Attorney Gen. Eric Holder’s security detail, was convicted  of motor vehicle manslaughter in connection with a 2011 drunken driving crash that killed one teenager and seriously injured another was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison, authorities said. The prosecution had recommended a 10-year sentence, saying Johnson was speeding and driving drunk when the crash happened in Prince George’s County.

Former FBI Agent Faces Up to 13 Years for Fatal Drunken-Driving Crash

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A former FBI agent who killed a teenager in a drunken-driving crash in Maryland could be sentenced to up to 13 years in prison today, the Associated Press reports.

Adrian Johnson was convicted in October of motor vehicle manslaughter and homicide by motor vehicle while intoxicated after crashing his car into another vehicle while drunk in Brandywine on Feb 7, 2011, the AP wrote.

The driver of the other car, Lawrence Garner Jr., was killed, and his friend was seriously injured.

The AP wrote that Johnson’s lawyers argued his client wasn’t responsible because the crash was unavoidable.

Former FBI Agent Goes on Trial in Fatal Drunken Driving Crash

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

 Jury selection is to begin Monday in Prince George’s County, Md., in suburban D.C.  for a former FBI agent accused of causing a drunken driving crash that killed an 18-year-old in February 2011, the Washington Examiner reports.

Adrian N. Johnson, who was dismissed from the bureau shortly after the accident, faces nine charges, including vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Johnson is accused of driving drunk in Brandywine, Md.,  when his car veered into oncoming traffic and struck a vehicle driven by Lawrence Garner Jr., the Washington Examiner reported.

Johnson, who was off duty at the time, had a blood alcohol content more than three times the legal limit to drive, prosecutors allege.

 

Louisville ATF Agent Injured in Car Crash; Other Driver May Have Been Drinking

By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com

While on duty and driving in an official bureau car, an ATF agent in Louisville was sent to the hospital Thursday afternoon after a Cadillac hit a telephone pole, spun and struck the agent’s car. The injuries are not expected to be life-threatening, a spokesman for the Louisville Metro Police told the Courier-Journal.

Alcohol may have been involved with the driver of the Cadillac, which was moving at a high speed, but citations were not issued as authorities wait for the results of a toxicology report on the driver, who was also hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Though on duty, the accident did not occur during a law enforcement operation, Spokesman for the ATF Louisville division George Huffman told the paper.

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FBI Agent Indicted in Suburban D.C. in Drunk Driving Death

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Here’s a story that has no good ending.

An FBI agent as been has been indicted by a D.C. suburban county grand jury in connection with a fatal drunk driving crash that killed an 18-year-old on Feb. 7 in Brandywine, Md.,  the Washington Examiner reported.

Washington Examiner reporter Emily Babay reported that a Prince George’s County grand jury returned a nine-count indictment against agent Adrian Johnson, 37, who was dismissed after the incident.

The paper reported that the charges include motor vehicle manslaughter, homicide by motor vehicle, driving under the influence and reckless driving.

Authorities allege that Johnson was drunk and speeding in his personal vehicle, a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero,  when he drove into oncoming traffic and  crashed into 18-year-old Lawrence Garner Jr.’s Hyundai Sonata, according to the Examiner. A passenger in Garner’s car was critically injured, but survived.

Johnson had been with the agency for six years and was preparing for an assignment of protecting the FBI director or U.S. attorney general, the paper reported.