Monday, March 8, 2010
And you thought it was dangerous to text while driving.
A two-car crash on a Florida highway was caused by a 37-year-old woman who was shaving her bikini area while in the driver's seat. Her ex-husband was steering from the passenger's seat.
Megan Barnes and her ex-husband Charles Judy slammed into the back of a pick-up driven by David Schoff after he slowed to take a turn.
Barnes said she was meeting her boyfriend and wanted to be "ready for the visit," trooper Gary Dunick explained.
Barnes and Judy allegedly drove another half-mile before switching seats. When they were pulled over, Judy claimed to have been driving. The trooper noticed burns on Judy's chest from the passenger-side airbag, which disproved their story. The airbag in the steering wheel apparently did not deploy.
Three passengers – a man and two women – were treated for minor injuries.
Barnes had been driving with a suspended license, just a day after being convicted for DUI. She was sentenced to nine months of probation, and her license was revoked for five years.
Now, Barnes is being charged with reckless driving, driving with a revoked license, leaving the scene of a crash with injuries, and driving with no insurance. She could face a year in jail if found guilty of violating her probation.
Judy was not charged in the crash. (info from CBS News)
A woman in jail in Kentucky for public intoxication was accused of assaulting a jailer by squirting breast milk at her. As she was changing into an inmate uniform, she squirted into the face of a female deputy.
The woman now faces a felony charge of third degree assault on a police officer. Her bond was set at $10,000. (info from The Associated Press)
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Ryan Burke, a cook in a restaurant in Evesham, New Jersey, was charged with aggravated assault, food tampering and retaliation for a past official action after an officer said he found "body hair" in a sandwich prepared by Burke last month.
Authorities said Burke was holding a grudge because the officer had previously given him several tickets. Burke says he never intentionally put any hair in the officer's bagel sandwich.
Burke spent four hours in jail before his wife bailed him out.
The officer involved in the incident identified Burke as someone he had encountered previously. Burke said he was arrested by the officer in March 2009, after he failed to pull over for a traffic violation. Burke said the officer had frequented the restaurant many times without any incidents.
Burke said he didn't know of a problem with the sandwich until four officers arrested him in the restaurant's kitchen about 30 minutes after the food was served on Feb. 21.
"At first, (Burke) denied placing anything in his food, but then further investigation provided information that he indeed placed body hair in his sandwich," a police spokesman said.
Burke, a seven-year employee, was fired after the incident and is now unemployed. He said his life has been wrecked.
"I think that this is absurd," he said, standing on the front porch of his home as his wife and 5-month-old daughter watched. "They decided to ruin my life." (info from http://www.courierpostonline.com/ )