Friday, July 29, 2011
Ortiz-Brito has been charged with DUI and driving without a license and is currently being held in the Davidson County Detention Center on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer, since Davidson County participates in the 287g program to identify illegal immigrants who committ crimes.
We hope and pray Deputy True recovers completely.
Once again the Court acknowledges, by it's ruling, that stationary videos pointed directly forward don't see all that the human eye can see. A person can turn his head, look to the side, look down and look up. A video mounted on a dashboard cannot. The Pack sentence of 180 days to serve was affirmed.
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Congratulations to Brentwood officer Stan Boyd and ADA Kelly Lawrence for their recent conviction of a synthetic cannabinoid DUI offender. The driver had smoked "incense" and was impaired. The TBI tox screen came back negative. The blood sample was then sent to NMS labs in Pennsylvania, a private toxicology lab that has the capability to test for synthetic cannabinoids. The result came back as positive for JWH-250, which confirmed the officer's observations. JWH-250 is found in “Spikey XXX Gold,” “Pandora Aromatic Potpourri,” “Ed Hardy Legal Earth” and dozens more. The products are made by spraying the active chemicals on perfumed and crushed plant leaves, stems and petals, then smoking the “incense” in a cigarette or water pipe. Read about the NMS lab press release about testing for these chemicals at:
Congratulations to Brentwood officer Stan Boyd and ADA Kelly Lawrence for their recent conviction of a synthetic cannabinoid DUI offender. The driver had smoked "incense" and was impaired. The TBI tox screen came back negative. The blood sample was then sent to NMS labs in Pennsylvania, a private toxicology lab that has the capability to test for synthetic cannabinoids. The result came back as positive for JWH-250, which confirmed the officer's observations.
JWH-250 is found in “Spikey XXX Gold,” “Pandora Aromatic Potpourri,” “Ed Hardy Legal Earth” and dozens more. The products are made by spraying the active chemicals on perfumed and crushed plant leaves, stems and petals, then smoking the “incense” in a cigarette or water pipe.
Read about the NMS lab press release about testing for these chemicals at:
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
David Carachure, Don Bond, James Pivacek, Joshua Baber, Carolene Welsh, Jason A. Jones (not the Titan), Torrey R Buckley.
Two were in crashes without injuries. Two were driving at night without lights. One was speeding. One had 3 child passengers. One attempted to bribe the officer and then tried to knee him in the groin. One was stopped for speeding.
All are presumed innnocent. None should be very happy with themselves today. Fortunately, no one injured or killed anyone this time.
Monday, July 25, 2011
It was a very bad night for a family travelling from Florida to their Kentucky home. They get no protection of their rights when an impaired driver is on the road. We hope they recover completely. Read about it at:
She had previously had a wreck when she was under the influence of valium and she opened the door to a cross examination that included her prior crash.
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York had the misfortune of having to stop, because another driver ran off the road and the road was blocked for a tow truck. When an officer went up to the stopped cars to inform people of the problem, he found the intoxicated defendeant behind the wheel.
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Thursday, July 21, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
He apparently had several other priors in other States. Read about the trucker, who is presumed innocent here:
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Sunday, July 17, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
A 35 year old Jackson, Tn woman was stopped in the Atlanta area driving 90 mph. She was arrested for DUI and told the officer he would lose his brains in a future traffic stop. It's bad enough that people like this do this in our own State, now they are exporting stupidity!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
This year the law was amended, so the court did not have to make a determination of danger. The court is required to determine if the offender needs to be restricted, while on bond.
An article in the Chattanooga Times Free Press claims that the law has been fixed, citing a defense lawyer who claims the origional law was unconstitutional.
The only "fix" to the law is that the court no longer has to determine if the offender is dangerous. The court still determines if the driver needs to be restrained by conditions on his bond. Let's hope that courts don't decide to abrogate their duties and ignore the need for bond conditions for multiple offenders. This article makes it sound like the law went away! It did not. Multiple offenders are still dangerous. They make up less than 1% of the population and are involved in 44% of the traffic fatalities (NTSB). Bond conditions are still neccessary for many, if not all of them. Read the article that misses those points at:
The good news is that is the fewest to die during the holiday since 1998. To all the law enforcement officers who worked tirelessly during this period to save lives, thank you. Read the Dept of Safety news release at:
Friday, July 8, 2011
WKRN in Nashville featured the arrest of this gentleman, who is presumed innocent, but facing an uphill battle after crashing into a house.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011
There is nothing as controversial as naming a school district in the Wall of Shame this time!
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