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learner's learners permit

They don’t call it a “learner’s permit” or a “beginner’s permit” for nothing. New drivers have many things to learn. Hell, most “experienced” drivers have plenty to learn.  Anyway, violating his “beginner’s permit” is the least of this gent’s concerns. As reported by wmbfnews.com:

According to Sgt. Bob Beres with the SC Highway Patrol, a trooper pulled over a car around 3 a.m. Sunday morning on US 76 near Bentree Lane because it was weaving.

During the traffic stop, the trooper and the driver struggled and the driver gained the trooper’s taser.

The driver, identified as 28-year-old Vanshawn Sowells, escaped on foot, but was arrested several hours later at a trailer in Timmonsville.

SCHP, Probation, Pardon, and Parole and the Florence County Sheriff’s Office cooperated in that arrest. The trooper’s taser was located.

Sowells was transported to the Florence County Detention Center where he is charged with violation of beginners permit, driving under the influence, resisting arrest, petit larceny involving $2,000 or less, possession of cocaine and possession of a controlled substance.

Shazam! You’ll find the source, including a mug shot, by clicking here.

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Too many laws are justified, at least in part, on the grounds of promoting the morals of us citizens. Here’s a Minnesota law you can add to that list:

471.924 COUNTY REGULATION OF SECONDHAND AND JUNK DEALERS. Subdivision 1. Authority.

For the purpose of promoting the health, safety, morals, and general welfare of its residents, any county in the state may regulate the activities of secondhand and junk dealers.

How could a secondhand store or a junk dealer or a secondhand store ever be immoral? Anyone? Here’s a link to the statute.

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Everything becomes crystal clear when you’re drunk, right? You never do anything you later regret. You do? Well, this gent did too. As reported in Off The Beat (by Will Greenlee, tcpalm.com):

Michael Moore said his wife told him he’d been drinking to excess. So, Moore told Stuart police, he decided to “drive it of.”

Brilliant!

Moore made the statement around 12:35 a.m. Feb. 13 after an officer noticed his sport utility vehicle appeared to be speeding on U.S. 1, according to recently released records.

Police stopped Moore, 61, in the 800 block of Southwest U.S. 1 and reported he smelled of booze, appeared to have glassy eyes and slurred his speech.

What did he have to say for himself?

He told one officer he was coming from home and had “a couple” of drinks. He said he was en route to a bar for “a few” more.

Moore told another officer he got in an argument with his wife and left for a drive.

“He also told me that his wife told him that he (had) been drinking too much so he decided to go out and ‘drive it off,’” an arrest affidavit states.

Moore was given field sobriety exercises, and a breath test measured his blood alcohol content at 0.104 and 0.103 — greater than the 0.08 limit.

Now it all makes sense … You’ll find the source, and a mugshot, here.

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It is refreshing when someone steps up and admits that they did something bad. Of course, it could just mean that they knew they were going to get nailed anyway. In any event, it doesn’t erase what happened.  This doctor did step up and admit to some serious charges. Now, if only the disciplinary board would do SOMETHING! As reported by myfoxtampabay.com:

Dr. Tulsibhai Pipalia admits he did something stupid inside his office back in the summer of 2010. He propositioned a patient for oral sex and then exposed himself.

Stupid? No, it’s way, way beyond stupid. More like criminal.

The patient went to police and the Tampa doctor was charged with exposure of a sexual organ. The charge was dismissed when Dr. Pipalia completed a pre-trial diversion program for first time offenders.

So what about some disciplinary action to try to make sure this never happens again?

Although the criminal charge was behind him, the Florida Department of Health launched its own investigation a short time later. The Administrative Complaint charged the doctor, who specializes in Internal medicine, with several counts of engaging in sexual misconduct with a patient.

But nearly four years later, the doctor still has not been disciplined by the state. Several settlement agreements have been drafted, and then rejected by either the doctor or The Florida Board of Medicine, which must approve any settlement.

Some Members of the board are concerned Dr. Pipalia is still seeing female patients, even with a chaperone in the room.

“This clearly rises to the level that he should never see a female patient, period,” said Dr. James Orr, who is member of Florida’s Board of Medicine.

“Dr. Pipalia is not a construction worker, said Dr. Magdalena Averhoff at a Board of Medicine meeting earlier this month near Orlando. “I think that you cannot equate sexual misconduct of a physician with sexual misconduct in other professions that doesn’t involve the intimacy required in medicine.”

Then do something about it! Especially in light of this …

The doctor’s license is still listed as clear and active with no discipline on file.

That’s just wrong. What about folks who actually look a doctor up before choosing one? You’ll find the source here.

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If France is on one end of the spectrum, Kuwait is at or near the other end when it comes to adultery. As reported by The Arab Times:

The Criminal Court sentenced a Kuwaiti man and a female compatriot to two years in jail with hard labor and immediate execution for committing adultery. It has been reported the husband of the woman told investigators his wife left the marital house and lived in a private apartment after having a quarrel with him. While he was monitoring her acts, he found out she spent the night in an apartment in a nearby building. He then suspected she was committing adultery and results of the investigation proved his suspicion true.

Two years! Hard labor!

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This was a joy ride for the ages.  As reported by The Orlando Sentinel:

Jose Quinones was bored and high.

So the 19-year-old Orlando man decided to spice up his mundane life Wednesday in a wild way: a joy ride in a 5-ton Humvee.

Quinones, deputies say, climbed a 7-foot fence topped with barbed wire surrounding the new Army Reserve Training Center in Sanford and jumped into several military transports.

After rummaging through a few of them, he found one with an anti-theft device on the steering wheel that was loose enough for him to turn the wheel a bit.

Soon, he was charging the tan military vehicle through the barbed-wire fence, driving past an unmanned security gate and motoring across Central Florida.

Yikes!

Drivers started calling 911 at about 7:50 p.m. after spotting the military vehicle with no headlights on, dragging a construction barrel and ignoring red lights.

“There were sparks flying out from underneath it, and when he went across the light at Howland … the barrel flew out from behind him,” a caller said. “And I was right behind him, and I had to swerve.”

The bizarre joy ride came to a quiet end minutes after Quinones simply stopped the Humvee on the side of a road.

Then he slowly drove away. But he finally stopped again when deputies pointed a pistol at him. He got out of the vehicle and was placed in handcuffs.

Quinones was arrested and taken to the Volusia County Branch Jail.

The charges?

His charges include grand theft, driving under the influence, driving an unregistered vehicle and marijuana possession.

You’ll find the source, a photo, and audio here.

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Whether to prosecute or not is a judgment call. In this case, let it go! You will not believe what this woman is being prosecuted for. As reported by foxcarolina.com:

A Pickens woman has been arrested and charged after deputies said she failed to return a Jennifer Lopez movie she rented in 2005.

Kayla Michelle Finley, 27, has been charged with failure to return a rented video cassette, according to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.

According to warrants Finely rented Monster-In-Law from Dalton Video, which is no longer in business, in 2005 and the tape was not returned within 72 hours.

Finley was sent letters to return the video several times but never responded, according to the warrant. It also said a certified warrant was sent to the woman on Sept. 12, 2005.

Finley denied ever getting those warnings, and said she would fight the charges.

It’ll be the trial of the century! You’ll find the source, and a photo of Ms. Finley, here.

 

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You’re probably thinking, hmm, a bow and arrow? A pea shooter? A crossbow? A taser? (Please, that’s not Juiceworthy.) An RPG? A bazooka? No actually … via nbcconnecticut.com …

Police said David J. Walski [60], of 55 Crouch Avenue, fired several rounds at his male relative with a flare gun, striking him one time. The victim was transported to William Backus Hospital for a non-life threatening injury.  One of the flares entered the victim’s residence, but no significant damage was caused.

A flare gun? Who shoots someone with a flare gun even once, much less “several” times?

At around 9:20 a.m., a 911 caller reported a man was shot in the area of 69 Fountain Street and the perpetrator  fled from the area in a blue Chevrolet.

Officers observed the described vehicle traveling away from the scene, and encountered Walksi when they stopped the car on Washington Street. Inside the vehicle, police discovered the flare gun they say Walksi used in the shooting.

Walski was charged with first and second degree assault, first- degree reckless endangerment, driving with weapons in a motor vehicle, carrying a dangerous weapon, and breach of peace.

He was held on a $100,000 bond and will appear in Norwich Superior Court on Monday.

You’ll find the source here, including a photo of Mr. Walski.

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Yes, of course he was drunk. At least this way he has a reason (not an excuse) for fighting over a bottle of Bud … with cops! And he’s 20! Brilliant! Per The Northwest Florida Daily News:

A young man didn’t want to give up his Budweiser Black Crown to an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputy and now faces a pair of criminal charges.

The incident that led to the arrest of Travis Michael Abadie, 20, no address listed, took place at the corner of Kelly Street and Third Avenue where deputies encountered a group of young people drinking in the street. When they arrived, the group scattered.

Abadie didn’t run off but continued to walk away from deputies, despite commands to stop. A deputy noted he appeared to be intoxicated.

So cool, just strolling away.  Not like his wimpy friends who probably didn’t get busted.

A deputy tried to take away his beer and Abadie tried to snatch it back, according to the report. The deputy finally got the bottle, but Abadie continued to resist and struggled with deputies until they used a takedown technique to subdue him.

It bears repeating – he fought with the police over a bottle of Bud, which he possessed in violation of the law! Hence the charges:

He was charged with liquor possession by a person under the age of 21 and obstruction without violence. His plea date is Feb. 18.

Here’s the source, including a mug shot of a happy young man.

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There can’t be many boys out there who never played “doorbell ditch.” A few Missouri boys have definitely played this game out. In fact, they may never ring ANY doorbell again. As reported by The News-Leader (news-leader.com:

Police say the boys angered the female resident to the point that she tried to run one down with her van, punched another three times while holding a knife to his chest and threatened to kill the boys and others, all while shouting racial slurs.

Ashley D. Crossland followed one boy to the house where the boys were having a sleepover, police say, and illegally entered the home. Confronted by a father of one of the boys, Crossland allegedly “threatened to slit his throat and everyone’s throats in the house, including the babies.”

You can read a lot more, and see the perp’s mug shot here.