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Chester County Criminal Escape Thwarted

Chester County Criminal Escape Thwarted

Two alleged criminals facing life in prison for murder planned an escape from the Chester County Prison in West Chester. Their plans were thwarted last Tuesday.  Four people, two of whom are inmates facing life in prison for murder, allegedly planned a daring and violent escape that would have likely resulted in a deadly shootout with correctional officers. It is reported that Shamek Hynson, 32, and Saleen Williams, 21, aided by their girlfriends, developed a plan to break through security glass inside the prison’s visiting area and arm themselves with weapons from the outside. According to the plan, the inmates would then fight their way out of the prison to a waiting car and eventually travel to Mexico. According to District Attorney Tom Hogan, the plot was...

Fatal DUI Driving Under the Influence in Northeast Philadelphia

Fatal DUI Driving Under the Influence in Northeast Philadelphia

A Northeast Philadelphia man has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and vehicular manslaughter as the result of a fatal automobile crash.Just after midnight on November 13, 2012, while at Bustleton Avenue and St. Vincent Street, 33 year old Robert Bregnzer from Mayfair allegedly caused a crash that killed two others. It is reported that Bregenzer was driving a 2001 GMC Yukon east on St. Vincent when he ran a red light and struck a Honda Accord headed south on Bustleton, knocking it into the northbound lanes. The Honda then collided head-on with a Jeep Cherokee. According to reports Bregenzer was either under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash. Police found syringes, pills and other drugs in his vehicle at the...

Son of ex-Chicago Bears Coach Ditka Facing DUI and Drug Charges

Son of ex-Chicago Bears Coach Ditka Facing DUI and Drug Charges

Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka’s son, Mark Ditka, who is awaiting trial on his fourth DUI charge, tested positive for opiates during a routine pretrial screening. Ditka told the judge the drug had been properly prescribed. But after the judge instructed him to leave the courthouse to go to Walgreens and get a copy of the prescription – an errand expected to take about 20 minutes – he returned more than two hours later without the prescription. Ditka claimed he went to three Walgreens but was unsuccessful in retrieving a copy of the prescription because “their stuff was down.” Ditka was arrested in October near his home and charged with DUI and possession of a controlled substance after authorities said a bottle of Hydrocodone (generic Vicodin)...

How Does Legalized Pot Impact Driving Under the Influence Laws?

How Does Legalized Pot Impact Driving Under the Influence Laws?

It’s official: the states of Washington and Colorado legalized the use of recreational marijuana. But now the challenge is to figure out how to keep stoned drivers off the road. Driving under the influence of drugs is illegal, and nothing Washington and Colorado voters passed this month to tax and regulate the sale of pot for recreational use by adults over 21 changes that. But time will tell whether the ability to buy or possess marijuana legally will bring about an increase of the number of marijuana users on the roads. Statistics gathered for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that in 2009, a third of fatally injured drivers with known drug test results were positive for drugs other than alcohol. Among randomly stopped weekend...

Doctor Charged With Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs

Doctor Charged With Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs

A prominent Boston area emergency room doctor is facing driving under the influence and reckless driving charges after she sped through a Whole Foods parking lot and smashed into another car, sending the occupant of that car to the very ER in which she works. Police say the doctor was behind the wheel Friday morning when they found prescription drugs in her possession that she prescribed for herself – even though Massachusetts law forbids doctors from self-prescribing medication.The 78-year-old man who was hit was taken to the hospital and suffers from two cracked ribs and a hematoma on his leg. On Friday morning at around 8:45 a.m., the doctor was driving her Subaru Outback through a Whole Foods parking lot when she struck a Whole Foods delivery truck. She...

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