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.
Source: Fox Sports
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.
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.