Im­paired bride crashes on her way to her wed­ding

Manteca Bulletin - - Nation -

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — Po­lice say a bride in south­ern Ari­zona was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of im­paired driv­ing af­ter she was in­volved in a car crash on the way to her wed­ding.

Am­ber Young was wear­ing an open­back dress when she was hand­cuffed and put into a po­lice cruiser Mon­day in Marana, 30 miles north of Tuc­son.

Po­lice spokesman Sgt. Chriswell Scott says one per­son suf­fered mi­nor in­juries in the crash.

Scott tweeted, “Don’t drive im­paired, till death do we part doesn’t need any help.”

Young was taken to a po­lice sub­sta­tion to have her blood drawn and re­leased with­out go­ing to jail.

It’s un­known whether Young made it to her wed­ding. ▶▶IRGINIA WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS FIRED FOR CON­CEALED CARRY PER­MIT: ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Vir­ginia woman is plan­ning to sue a social ser­vices depart­ment that she says fired her for hav­ing a con­cealed weapons per­mit.

Storm Durham tells The Roanoke Times she’s work­ing with Sec­ond Amend­ment ad­vo­cacy group Vir­ginia Cit­i­zens De­fense League to pur­sue a law­suit against the Roanoke Depart­ment of Social Ser­vices af­ter her social me­dia posts about her fir­ing Fri­day went vi­ral.

Durham says the depart­ment’s as­sis­tant direc­tor said a con­cern about “work­place safety” listed on her ter­mi­na­tion no­tice re­garded the per­mit. Other listed rea­sons in­cluded per­for­mance is­sues and ar­ro­gance.

Roanoke of­fi­cials said in Satur­day state­ment that they re­spect cit­i­zens’ con­sti­tu­tional rights. In an in­ter­nal memo ob­tained by the news­pa­per, hu­man re­sources direc­tor Michele Vine­yard em­pha­sized that Durham wasn’t fired for the per­mit.

Durham has since set up a YouTube chan­nel called “The Con­ser­va­tive Storm.” ▶TIPPED WORK­ERS IN­VOKE #METOO IN FIGHT TO RAISE MIN­I­MUM WAGE: NEW YORK (AP) — Ad­vo­cates for restau­rant work­ers want to do away with the below-min­i­mum wage for tipped work­ers, say­ing it forces them to tol­er­ate ha­rass­ment if they want to be paid.

They say a higher base wage for tipped work­ers — at least the same min­i­mum as other work­ers — could give them more free­dom to speak out against such be­hav­ior. Ad­vo­cates are hop­ing to seize on the mo­men­tum of the #MeToo move­ment to help their cause.

But restau­rant own­ers are wor­ried about the im­pact on la­bor costs. Some servers worry it would mean cus­tomers would no longer tip at all. ▶TEEN FACES ADULT CHARGES IN DEATH OF BOY TAKEN IN STOLEN CAR: CAN­TON, Miss. (AP) — A Mis­sis­sippi teenager faces charges re­lated to the 2017 killing of a 6-year-old boy taken inside a stolen car.

Dwan Wake­field was 17-years-old at the time of Kingston Fra­zier’s death. He was cer­ti­fied to stand trial as an adult last month. Lo­cal me­dia re­port he was served Mon­day with an in­dict­ment ac­cus­ing him of be­ing an ac­ces­sory af­ter the fact to mur­der, kid­nap­ping and mo­tor ve­hi­cle theft.

Wake­field is jailed and awaits a bail hear­ing. He was pre­vi­ously free on $275,000 bail.

An­other teen, D’Allen Washington, pleaded guilty to ac­ces­sory af­ter the fact to kid­nap­ping in Fe­bru­ary. Pros­e­cu­tors agreed to dis­miss other charges in ex­change for tes­ti­mony.

Au­thor­i­ties say a third man, By­ron McBride, stole the car and fa­tally shot Fra­zier. Pros­e­cu­tors want to seek the death penalty against McBride. ▶WA­TER PARK DUCT COL­LAPSE IN­JURES 5 IN OHIO: SAN­DUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Part of a ven­ti­la­tion shaft has fallen into the pool area of an Ohio wa­ter park, in­jur­ing five peo­ple.

The Erie County Sher­iff’s Of­fice de­scribed the in­juries as mi­nor af­ter a large piece of the air con­di­tion­ing duct, roughly 3 feet (1 me­ter) in di­am­e­ter, fell on Mon­day into the wave pool and an ad­ja­cent pool for chil­dren at Kala­hari Wa­ter­park Re­sort in San­dusky.

Kala­hari says two as­so­ciates were treated and re­leased from a hos­pi­tal, while three guests re­fused treat­ment. ▶PO­LICE: MAN SHOT DEAD WHILE DRIV­ING IN FU­NERAL PRO­CES­SION: BAL­TI­MORE (AP) — Po­lice say a man driv­ing in a fu­neral pro­ces­sion was shot dead in Bal­ti­more.

The Bal­ti­more Sun re­ports that Bal­ti­more po­lice De­tec­tive Jeremy Sil­bert said Mon­day that of­fi­cers on pa­trol found 39-year-old Dan­nta Holmes suf­fer­ing from gun­shot wounds on Satur­day. Sil­bert says a pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­di­cates that sus­pects had ap­proached the ve­hi­cle tak­ing part in the pro­ces­sion and opened fire be­fore flee­ing. ▶2 AC­CUSED OF WA­TER­BOARD­ING CHILD COULD BE RE­UNITED WITH HER: ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A pros­e­cu­tor says a Penn­syl­va­nia cou­ple could be re­united with the 12-year-old daugh­ter they are ac­cused of wa­ter­board­ing if a judge ap­proves a ten­ta­tive plea deal.

Beaver County Dis­trict At­tor­ney David Lozier says the deal calls for guilty pleas from Mal­isa and Dion Stevens to child en­dan­ger­ment and sen­tences of seven years’ pro­ba­tion that could even­tu­ally be re­duced to five years. The cou­ple would be re­united un­der su­per­vi­sion with their daugh­ter.

Au­thor­i­ties al­lege the girl was dragged into the Aliquippa (al-uh-KWIH’-puh) home’s base­ment, a wet towel was placed over her face and her chair was tilted back­ward as a bucket of cold wa­ter was poured onto her, pre­vent­ing her from breath­ing.

De­fense at­tor­neys say they hope the deal would re­sult in re­uni­fi­ca­tion of the cou­ple with their daugh­ter.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.