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Posted on Dec 22, 2011
Griffon football player called before the court for DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) charges. Missouri Western football player, Benjamin Pister was cited on Sept. 19 for driving under the influence (DUI). Pister, a defensive lineman for Missouri Western State University, will be arraigned on Nov. 9 after failing to drive on the right side of the road. During the same incident, he was also cited for operating a motor vehicle without insurance.
Benjamin Pister DWI Offense
The citation occurred in Country Club Village where Pister was operating a motor vehicle under the influence and without car insurance. Pister was also arrested on Jan. 29 of last year for second-degree burglary and third-degree assault charges. According to reports, this arrest was due to a fight between a football and a baseball team. According to the complaints by the baseball team, a group of Western football players attacked them. This incident led to Pister’s arrest, where he was ordered by a municipal judge to pay $200 in fines.
Head Coach Jerry Partridge Comments on Pister’s Citation
Pister’s coach, Jerry Partridge declined to comment on his DUI citation. He just said, “Anything that happens with our kids is going to be handled in house, and I’m not going to comment on it in public,” said Jerry Partridge. So there you have it! Yet another coach refuses to talk about the inappropriate behavior displayed by his players. So we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. It is typical for coaches to have their own in-house policy for incidents like this, so hopefully it’s more than just a slap on the wrist for Pister.
Missouri Western State University’s DWI Laws
MWSU’s Athletics Department Drug and Alcohol Policy states that their athletes go through alcohol and drug abuse awareness training. The policy also states that the University will make available a training program to educate the players about the dangers of abusing drugs and alcohol. It seems that Missouri Western State University (MWSU) prides itself on promoting strict rules to deter its student-participants from abusing these dangerous substances.
What do you make of the whole incident? Do you think laws got strict for him because of his celebrity status or he got advantage of being a celebrity?Alcohol Abuse, Celebrities and DWINo Comments »Alcohol Abuse Celebrity DWI DWI offense
Posted on Dec 14, 2011
It was Alice Walton’s 62nd birthday. She was just leaving her birthday dinner party when law enforcement officers pulled her over for a traffic violation. The incident happened on a Friday night and ended in Walton spending her birthday night in jail in North Texas. Walton was released from jail the next day for driving under the influence (DUI).
Alice Walton’s DUI Incident
Alice Walton is the daughter of Sam Walton who is the founder of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. She was leaving her birthday bash when state troopers pulled her over for driving approximately 16 mph over the speed limit which was 55 mph. The incident occurred in a construction area on Interstate 20 in Forth Worth.
Walton’s DWI Offense
Apparently this is not her first run in with the law. Walton was convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) in 1998 as well. According to court papers, Alice drove off a road and crashed her sports utility vehicle. She was taken to a hospital where one of her tests results showed that she was under the influence and was driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.16.
Wal-Mart Heiress and DWI Charges
From what her lawyer said, it seems like Walton regrets the incident and accepts responsibility for driving under the influence. A judge ordered her to complete 28 hours of community service and pay $925.00 in court costs and fines. Walton completed her community service duties at the Jones Center for Children and Families.
DWI Laws Ignored by Alice Walton
Will new DWI laws help to decrease the number of drunk driving incidents? There has already been an increase in new laws and public awareness to deter people from getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle while drunk; however drunk driving still seems to be a major problem in the country. Most people still don’t realize the dangers of driving under the influence. They don’t fully understand what could happen when they choose to drink and drive.
Did Alice Walton get a slap on the wrist for driving under the influence? What do you have to say about celebrities and other high profile people getting caught while driving under the influence?Alcohol Abuse, Celebrities and DWI1 Comment »DWI Charge WalMart Heiress
Posted on Jun 30, 2011
The DWI case against Jets Wide receiver Braylon Edwards is headed for a pre-trial hearing and another possible delay as prosecutors and defense lawyers work towards a possible settlement. His next court appearance is scheduled for 7/22, barring any plea agreement. Edwards missed his last court appearance due to a flight delay.
Testimony may Cause Doubt in Drunk Driving Case
There have been reports that two other Jets players,who were in the vehicle when Edwards was stopped for an equipment violation, will testify that Edwards was not drunk when he was driving. However, authorities could counter with the results of breathalyzer test that record Edwards’ blood alcohol level at twice the legal limit.
Drunk Driving Case may Harm Free Agency
The player is a free agent this year and his legal issues will harm any offer that he may get from other teams. Reports say that New York is leaning towards resigning the 28-year-old wide receiver from the Cleveland Browns after he had an altercation with someone from Lebron James’ entourage in Ohio. Edwards was placed on probation to settle this offense and this is his first DWI charge. The Cleveland Browns drafted Edwards in the first round during 2005. He was the third player picked overall after playing for the Michigan Wolverines.
Will Edwards Stay in New York?
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was quoted by a New Jersey newspaper saying that he wanted Edwards back for next season. However, Edwards sold his nearby digs in New Jersey, which is a sign that he may be leaving, and facing DWI charges in New York may sour him on staying in the area.
Edwards Recent Troubles
Braylon Edwards other problems with the law include:
Edwards was pulled over in September 2010 for an equipment violation in Manhattan at about 5:00 in the morning and the officer reported that he smelled alcohol in the vehicle when the wide receiver rolled down the window of his car. Two other Jets players were also in the car at the time of the stop.
Drunk Driving Charges in New York have Serious Consequences
A drunken driving conviction in New York is serious even for a first time offender. He could face up to a year in jail and an NFL imposed fine of $50,000 because of the league’s substance abuse policy.