Too bad broadcasters these days don’t get excited about sports anymore.
Since the legal drinking age in most states was bumped to 21, it’s not uncommon for teens to ask the adults they know (other than their parents, mind you) to buy booze for them, especially on special occasions like a dance or prom. So, who could blame the players at Pomperaug High School for asking their coach for some assistance? The fact that she agreed is what makes this a story (actually the fact that she got caught), but what’s really interesting is that–according to police–the story doesn’t end with that one incident. Authorities day that Jennifer Jackson also let some teens drink out of a coffee cup that the kids said contained something known as “bubble gum vodka” while she was supposed to be a chaperon at a dance. If that’s true, we’re not sure Coach Jackson really understands the role of chaperon is at these types of events.
Pomperaug High School basketball coach Jennifer Jackson, charged earlier this month by town police for allegedly procuring alcohol for two team members, now faces additional charges because she allegedly supplied drinks to several students at a school dance in Watertown. The 32-year-old mathematics teacher was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and delivery of alcohol to a minor as a result of an investigation by Watertown police that stemmed from the original arrest. Southbury police said Jackson, who also coaches girls volleyball at the high school, supplied two bottles of vodka to two team members who were planning to attend a semi-formal dance for seniors held Feb. 6 in Watertown. The players told police that the liquor changed hands on a cul-de-sac in Watertown. Jackson also attended the dance and allowed several students to drink out of a coffee cup that the students said contained “bubble gum vodka,” according to Watertown police.
Source – NewTimes
Apparently, if you get arrested for DUI enough, the courts can order you to have all your cars equipped with a device that acts like an on-board breathalyzer every time you get behind the wheel. We don’t know all the details of WHY Amare Stoudemire’s mother, Carrie, is required to have one on her cars, but apparently driving a rental car without one is a no-no.
The mother of Phoenix Suns forward Amare Stoudemire was arrested Saturday by Scottsdale, Ariz. police for operating a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device. The device acts as a breathalyzer and is designed to prevent people who are legally drunk from driving. According to a police report, Carrie Stoudemire, 54, was stopped Saturday at 3:15 p.m. by an officer who noticed that her Lincoln Navigator was cruising at 60 miles per hour while straddling two lanes.
The officer pulled Stoudemire over and noticed that her license indicated “Interlock device required.” But the device was not on that particular vehicle, the report says. Carrie Stoudemmire stated, “I’m not drunk, I’m on the way to my alcohol class now,” but the officer said her eyes were “watery and glassy.”
After the officer returned to his patrol car, Stoudemire became indignant and began honking her horn, says the report. She refused to take any of the sobriety tests, crossed her arms, and stated, “Arrest me then if you have enough.”
Yes, four Indiana high school basketball players from Carmel High School outside of Indianapolis were arrested on charges this week, but they were all misdemeanor charges. That angered the parents of one of the victims who said it went way beyond simple team hazing.
In a news conference with the couple, their attorney, Robert Turner, said the boy was physically violated, adding “that’s a little bit more than a simple hazing incident.” Legal experts said that even Turner’s short description of the attack calls into question the filing of misdemeanor counts against four Carmel seniors who were charged earlier this week. Turner, a former Indianapolis Police Department official and city director of public safety, described the attacks as “a physical grabbing, a confinement to the point that he was held down, the removal of clothing and just in general I would just say anal penetration. “I won’t get any further than that, but that’s a little bit more than a simple hazing incident.”
Source – Hamilton County Star
All you have to know is that when asked to leave the Amway Arena in Orlando, Willie L. Buie, 55, told security and cops “I’m not going, [expletive] you.”
Yeah, that’s a taserin’. Here’s more from the Orlando Sentinel:
The stepfather of Boston Celtics’ guard Marquis Daniels was Tased and arrested at Amway Arena during Tuesday night’s Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Orlando police arrested Willie L. Buie, 55, and charged him with resisting arrest with violence. A spokesman for the Celtics confirmed Buie’s relationship with Daniels but declined comment about the incident.
Police reports show at about 10:55 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a disturbance in sections 106-107, which are behind one of the baskets. They tried to escort a man, later identified at Buie, from his seat, but the man refused. It’s unclear what prompted officers to remove Buie from the arena. Police said Buie responded verbally to police, saying, “I’m not going, [expletive] you.”
When several other officers arrived to help, Buie continued his resistance. He was finally escorted out of Amway to an area near the security office, reports show. Once there, officers forced Buie to the ground and tried to handcuff him, a report shows. Buie kept his hands under his body and refused to be handcuffed, officers said. That’s when an officer pulled out his Taser, put it up against Buie’s back and shot electricity into him for five seconds, the report shows. After he was stunned, Buie put his hands behind his back and was handcuffed.