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May 22, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Police: BASE jumper too drunk to exit canyon

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A 30-year-old South Carolina BASE jumper who successfully parachuted into the Snake River Canyon had to be rescued because he was too intoxicated to walk out on his own, say south-central Idaho authorities. The Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office says Walter Wooton of York County landed safely after the daylight leap…


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February 12, 2014 at 8:07 AM

‘I am drunk’ says man who hit Spokane patrol car

SPOKANE VALLEY (AP) — A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who was at the scene of a Spokane Valley burglary could only watch early Tuesday as a car rear-ended his parked patrol car. When the deputy talked to the driver, the 30-year-old man explained, “I am drunk,” the sheriff’s office says. The man was arrested by the Washington…


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August 30, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Women accused of giving liquor to teen who was later hit by car and killed

The Associated Press CHEHALIS – The Lewis County sheriff’s office is recommending two Chehalis women be charged with giving alcohol to a 16-year-old boy who was lying drunk in a road in May when he was run over and killed. The women, both 22, are accused of supplying liquor for a party with minors, including Tyler Gonzalez…


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April 28, 2012 at 9:37 PM

This case’s lesson: Don’t drunk dial the police

A man who reported his car stolen – only to be found, soon after, in the car’s passenger seat – was “highly intoxicated” when he dialed 911 just after midnight Saturday and set in motion events that would get both him and his buddy arrested, according to Seattle police. The man — or “victim,” as a Seattle Police…


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