First off, we know the questions you all have on your minds: what was Kidd’s blood alcohol concentration when he was arrested and was it enough to make it into the World Famous BadJocks BAC Rankings?
And the answer: we don’t know . . . at least not yet. What we do know is that Kidd–who just joined the Knicks on Thursday–was at a charity event prior to the arrest and was allegedly pretty intoxicated. So much so that the folks at TMZ are claiming to have a picture showing Kidd being carried out of the event just prior to driving off. Hard to say what’s really going on in that pic, but we can say that if the charges hold up against the future NBA Hall of Famer, than it’s NOT a good start to his career in New York.
And the worst part of this whole incident? According to some reports, Kidd allegedly hit a telephone pole in his Escalade and knocked out cable TV service for hours–HOURS!– to the local residents.
There’s nothing like spending a nice, leisurely day on the golf course enjoying sun, your friends and the occasional drunk driver who just happens to be stuck in a bunker next to the 14th green. Meet Patricia A. Maione, 46, of Uxbridge, MA who claims she ended up in the sand trap at the Whitinsville Golf Club in Northbridge because her GPS told her to turn left into a cornfield and she did.
Once in the (bleeping) cornfield, of course, she had no choice but to keep going which is how she ended up on the golf course, driving 45 mph at one point. Apparently the GPS also told her to turn into the bunker, which ultimately stopped her car and lead to her arrest by police. Maione claims that the half a liter of vodka she allegedly consumed earlier in the day (this happened in the middle of the afternoon) played no role in her misfortune. And the cup of booze that cops found inside the car was just there for safe keeping, right?
Maione was charged with driving with a suspended license; drunken driving, fourth offense; negligent driving; and driving with an open container of alcohol in the car.
The good news? Kennedy High School (CA) assistant baseball coach Pedro Cruz Trujillo is taking your kid to Dodger Stadium to see a game. The bad news? They might be smoking a little weed along the way.
Right now, it’s just an accusation, but police have arrested Trujillo on six counts of child endangering and is being held on $100,000 bail after another teacher at the school overheard the players (AKA dumbasses) talking about getting high in the car as Trujillo drove them (aged 14 to 16) to the game. He could also face charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
In his defense, being high is about the only way to watch a Dodgers game these days, but that’s probably not a good idea when you have other people’s kids with you.
All Hermantown High School (MN) assistant golf coach Kyle “Put It on My Tab’ Ernst was trying to do was cheer his players up. And why not? The Hermantown Hermits boys team fell one stroke–ONE STROKE!–short of winning the state golf championship being held near Shakopee last week. Crushing, just crushing. You can just see the tears welling up in their little eyes, can’t you?
So, Ernst did what any coach would do; he did his best to console both the boys and girls teams and he went out and bought a couple of cases of beer, a 12 pack of hard cider and a 40 ouncer. He then, allegedly, brought it back to the hotel where the team was staying and started the party. The only problem? Pretty much everyone but Ernst, 26, is underage and really not allowed to consume alcohol, even if they did just lose the state championship by ONE STROKE. There’s gotta be an exception in the manual for that, doesn’t there officer?
We’ll spare you the long details of how Ernst got caught (it involved some members of the team trying to drunkenly buy lottery tickets at 3 am) but needless to say, neither the cops nor the school were happy with his coaching methods. Ernst now faces one count of gross misdemeanor furnishing alcohol to someone younger than 21, and likely will not return to Hermantown next season, even though his team lost in the state championship by one lousy stroke.
Hey, if that happens, can someone buy this guy a beer to help him drown his sorrows?
Does the NFL have a drinking problem? Last week, Justin Blackmon set a league rookie record for BAC after being pulled over for DUI with a whopping 0.24%. And then Vikings fullback Jerome Felton was found passed out drunk in a fast food drive thru lane in the middle of thenight. And now Giants tackle David Diehl was arrested for DWI in Queens with a BAC of 0.18% . . . more than twice the legal limit. At over 300 lbs, Diehl is off our BAC Rankings Chart for how many drinks it would take to get that drunk, but if he was two, 150 lb guys, each one would have to drink 7 drinks in the hour before the breathalyzer test. So, at least at this point, it does not appear this was an “Oops, I had a glass of wine with friends” kind of incident. Unless, of course, the glass is the size of your head and you chugged it.
Diehl, who makes over $1.2 million a year, was picked up by police after running into several cars Sunday night about 8 PM.
According to at least one source, Diehl, who has relatives from Croatia, had tweeted about watching Croatia’s 3-1 victory over Ireland in soccer’s Euro 2012 Sunday afternoon.
There must have been something in the air over the weekend, because we saw what appears to be a record number of arrests in the sports world for drunk driving, including NFL top five draft pick Justin Blackmon, a new addition to the World Famous BadJocks BAC Rankings.
But he wasn’t the only one to have a few and get behind the wheel this weekend. We also have:
- Vikings fullback Jerome Felton–recently acquired from the Detroit Felons–who was arrested at 3 am at a McDonald’s drive thru lane. No, really. No BAC reported on that case.
- Mark E. Steinberg, Tiger Woods’ agent since 1998, was arrested Saturday night and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, for having a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit at 0.18%.
- Christopher N. Jarrell, 28, the head boys tennis coach in Marshfield High School (MA) who was arrested at 7 PM last Thursday and charged with on multiple misdemeanor charges, including second-offense drunken driving, resisting arrest, possession of a Class C drug (Valium) and failure to stop for police. And apparently he got a little nasty with cops when they finally pulled him over. His BAC was 0.19%.
And finally: Joel Bruss, 34 who this week plead guilty to driving Zamboni while drunk at the Hayes Park Arena in Apple Valley, MN this past January. The resurfacing usually takes only 10-minutes, but Bruss turned into nearly 30 minutes of missed patches and occasionally crashing the boards. The best part? It was all caught on video!