Tag Archives: DUI

What a life of alcoholism does to David Cassidy

Remember David Cassidy who played Keith Partridge in the 1970s TV series The Partridge Family?

Born on April 12, 1950, Cassidy was blessed with boyish good looks. Although he was 20 years old when The Partridge Family began, he convincingly played a teenager on the show.

Here he is in 1978, still boyish looking at age 28:

David Cassidy in 1978

Below is David Cassidy’s mugshot, age 60, after he was arrested for DUI in Florida in Nov. 2010:

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Less than 3 years later, this is what Cassidy looked like, age 63, when he was arrested again for DUI in upstate New York in Aug. 2013:

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5 months later on Jan. 10, 2014, Cassidy was once again arrested for DUI in California – his third DUI.

This is what alcohol has done to David Cassidy (see before and after below). While age leaves its mark on all of us, the before and after pics seem to be of two entirely different men.

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UPDATE (Jan. 15):

In an exclusive interview with the National Enquirer, David Cassidy’s stepdad Marty Ingels, who is married to Cassidy’s stepmom Shirley Jones, said David “got off easy the last time around. On the second DUI, he got some fancy lawyer and it was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor. This third DUI, believe it or not, actually changes the status of that second one. It brings it back up to a felony. So now he’s in real hot water! A lot of the family is praying that David goes to jail because they believe it’s the only way he can save his life. I think they feel David is too far down the road to addiction and alcoholism for rehab alone to help him anymore. Jail would be a godsend. David needs at least 120 days behind bars.”

Marty says Shirley, who helped raise David after marrying his father, Jack Cassidy, in 1956, is not surprised by her stepson’s struggles with the bottle. She had lived through this kind of alcoholic behavior with Jack Cassidy, who died on Dec. 12, 1976, after passing out and dropping a lit cigarette in his Los Angeles apartment. His body was burned beyond recognition.

See also my followup post “12 horrible health effects of alcoholism,” Jan. 15, 2014.

~Eowyn

Tequila will do that to you

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Niles Gammons of Urbana, Ohio, is a very special man.

Niles Gammons was arrested twice for DUI, at the same exact time in the early morning hours on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.

Niles Gammons apparently did some partying in Urbana, Ohio, on Saturday night, November 3, 2012, because he managed a rare DUI
daily double.

He was first cited for DUI at 1:08 a.m. Sunday and then, 60 minutes later, he was again cited for DUI at 1:08 a.m.

The first was during Daylight Savings Time; the second was after the
changeover.

As reported by Dayton, Ohio’s WHIO-TV:

Chief Matt Lingrell explained that Niles Gammons of Urbana was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated at 1:08 a.m., then released with a summons to appear in court this week. An hour later, it was again 1:08 a.m. and police caught Gammons driving under the influence once again.

According to a statement from police, Sgt. David Reese observed Gammons driving the wrong way down a one-way alley in the 100 block of North Walnut Street. During his contact with Gammons, Reese determined he was driving impaired and had Gammons submit to field sobriety tests.

It was discovered that Gammons had pennies inside his mouth.

“It is a false myth that pennies will offset the results of a breath test,” Lingrell said in the release. Gammons was discovered to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and had a blood alcohol content above the legal limit to drive.

He was issued citations for OVI, obstructing official business and minor misdemeanor drug abuse. He was placed under an administrative license suspension, ordered into court on Nov. 5 and released to the care of a responsible party.

Exactly one hour later, while on patrol in the municipal parking lot off of the 100 block of Miami Street, Sgt. Reese saw the same vehicle Gammons had been driving earlier back up suddenly from a parking spot. The vehicle almost collided with the police cruiser. Reese observed it was again 1:08 a.m. and it was Gammons driving.

“Gammons admitted that he knew he was under suspension from the previous arrest,” the release said.

He again was arrested for OVI and was transported to the Urbana Police Division, where he submitted to another breath test and was again found to be over the legal limit to drive.

He was issued a new citation for OVI and ordered to appear in court.

On Monday he appeared in Champaign County Municipal Court and a pre-trial hearing was set for Nov. 15.

H/t FOTM’s WildBillAlaska :)

~Eowyn

Favorite holiday workout plan of ABC news anchors

Sam Donaldson and Diane Sawyer swear by it! ;)

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holiday workout plan

H/t FOTM’s WildBillAlaska

~Eowyn

See pro-Obama actress’ face morph

Lindsay Lohan was a child actress and, at one time, one of Hollywood’s brightest rising stars.

This creepy photo-morph video shows the changes in her face over the years, from a cute freckle-faced girl to a collagen-lipped bleached blonde looking far older than her 25 years. A sober testimony to the effects of drugs (3 rehabs), alcohol (two DUIs), cigarettes, and promiscuity.

A big supporter of Barack Obama in 2008, Lohan bashed Sarah Palin on her blog of September 14, 2008:

“I really cannot bite my tongue anymore when it comes to Sarah Palin….

Is it a sin to be gay? …Or to have sex before marriage? Or even to have a child out of wedlock?

I find it quite interesting that a woman who now is running to be second in command of the United States, only 4 years ago had aspirations to be a television anchor. Which is probably all she is qualified to be….

Is our country so divided that the Republicans best hope is a narrow minded, media obsessed homophobe?”

Lohan offered to stump for Obama in 2008, but was turned down. A top source on the Obama team told the Chicago Sun-Times, Lohan ”is not exactly the kind of high-profile star who would be a positive for us.”

Ouch.

~Eowyn

LAPD Gives Illegal Alien Drunk Drivers a Free Pass

According to Kelleigh, my good friend and source of juicy tips, this article was featured in a story National Review sometime in April, 2011.  I just did a search on Google News and found a recent ABC news story that elaborates on the issue.
 “At a Senate Public Safety Committee meeting Tuesday, Ellen Rosenberg of Westlake Village held a picture of her son, Drew, who was killed by an unlicensed driver last year. She was there to urge a vote against a bill that would stop law enforcement from impounding the cars of unlicensed drivers, mostly illegal immigrants, at DUI checkpoints.

Police would still be able to impound the cars of drunk drivers and vehicles suspected of being involved in a crime.

“How could I not be furious at the double-speak I’m hearing here? We’re going to say you’re above the law because you can’t get a license?” said Roseberg.

State Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) says cities throughout California have been abusing DUI checkpoints, using them to impound the cars unlicensed drivers to collect hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in impound fees to fill up local coffers.

…. The bill passed and now heads to the Appropriations Committee next. A 2000 study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that when compared to licensed drivers, unlicensed drivers were nearly five times more likely to be involved in fatal crashes.

Full story with video here

~LTG