Archive for July, 2010
Now when you think of reasons for your kids not to have a cell phone, going over the minutes, sending inappropriate messages, talking into the wee hours of the night. I am sure no one envisions having this problem. A NJ woman arrested for DUI after her 12 year old daughter called 911 from the back seat of her swerving car.
A 12-year-old girl called 911 from a car on Interstate 84 in New York earlier this week. The emergency? She reported her mother was not speaking properly and was weaving into other lanes while she was driving.
Now, Jamie Hicks, 48, of Islip, N.Y., faces more than a year in jail on felony drunken driving charges.
The girl and a 10-year-old were still in the car July 25, when New York State police arrested Hicks and charged her with driving while intoxicated. According to police reports, her blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.
The New York Post reports the arrest was made at about 6 p.m.
Hicks was lodged in the Putnam County Jail on $1,000 bail and was released today.
Capt. Robert Nuzzo of the New York State Police Department tells ParentDish Hicks is scheduled to appear in court at 3 p.m. on Aug. 17. He says she was arrested under Leandra’s Law, a New York law that makes it a felony to drive drunk with children in the vehicle.
The law, which went into effect Dec. 18, 2009, was named after Leandra Rosado, an 11-year-old girl who was killed on the West Side Highway in New York City two months earlier when her friend’s mother, Carmen Huertas, flipped the car they were in while allegedly drunk. Six other children also were injured during the incident.
If found guilty of the felony, Nuzzo tells ParentDish, Hicks could face more than a year behind bars.
Here is a link to the original article here.
Treating others how you would want to be treated is a great thing and it’s funny (tragically) in this case how nastiness comes fully around. It reminded me of the bible verse Luke 6:31 “Do to others as you would have them do to you” I am sure the passage is slightly different in many bibles (Yeah why is that?) but the overall message is the same.
EMT Accused of Ignoring Dying Woman Is Shot Dead
(July 19) — Police are searching for the gunman who fatally shot a New York City emergency medical worker under investigation for allegedly ignoring a dying pregnant woman.
Jason Green, 32, was shot twice Sunday at 5 a.m. after his friend was turned away from a nightclub, Detective Marc Nell said. Police said that after Green got into an altercation with a man, a gunman got out of a car, shot him twice in the torso and fled.
There were no arrests or suspects as of this morning, Nell said.
Green and another EMT were suspended for a month without pay following the Dec. 9 death of Au Bon Pain cashier Eutisha Rennix, and the case is still under investigation, according to reports.
Rennix, 25, was in distress when employees in the restaurant asked Green and the other worker to help her. The two reportedly said they were on a break and told employees to call for help. An ambulance was called but Rennix, who was six months pregnant, and her fetus did not survive.
Rennix died of cardiopulmonary arrest brought on by chronic bronchial asthma, The New York Times reported.
Meanwhile, Rennix’s relatives offered sympathy to Green’s family.
“As a mother who has been through this kind of loss, I have to feel for his family,” her mother Cynthia told the New York Post. “Even though what he did to my daughter was an injustice, I am sorry for him and, especially, for his mother.”
Rennix’s sister, Marva, told the paper: “We thought what he did was inhuman. But he didn’t deserve [to be shot]. You have to live your life right, because when you do wrong things, life has a way of bringing bad things back to you.”
New Yorkers who live near the nightclub said the area is troublesome, plagued by noise and violence.
“I hate to say it, but we’ve been waiting for something like this to happen,” Silvia Beam, president of the Vandam Street Block Association, told the Post.
Police have not tied the Green’s shooting to the death of Rennix.
“There is no indication that is the case,” police spokesman Paul Browne told the New York Daily