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Kim Zolciak-Biermann defended her daughter who was charged with a DUI over the weekend.
The former "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star responded to reports that her daughter Ariana Biermann was drunk when she hit a car early Saturday morning at the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and SR 400 in Atlanta.
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Kim, pictured in 2018, admitted her daughter smoked weed in the hours leading up to the crash, but she insisted Ariana does not have a drinking problem.
Police say Ariana was behind the wheel of a Mercedes G-Wagon when it hit a Ford Focus, WSB-TV reported.
The first officer on the scene said he detected the odor of alcohol on Ariana's breath but she denied drinking and driving.
The arrest report stated that Ariana claimed she smoked a THC vape pen the night before the crash.
The officer said Ariana "slightly" failed a field sobriety test and "had a noticeable sway" when she walked.
Ariana refused to take a Breathalyzer test and she was arrested for driving under the influence.
An officer searched Ariana's vehicle and found a black vape pen in her purse that smelled like marijuana.
Kim Zolciak-Biermann, pictured with daughters Brielle (L) and Ariana (R), took to Instagram to deny Ariana was driving drunk.
"She admitted to consuming marijuana the day before, meaning over 24 hours prior to her contact with law enforcement," Kim said. "She wholly denies these allegations and intends to fight these charges because she is not guilty of them."
Kim and former NFL player Kroy Biermann share four kids, Kroy jr., 8-year-old twins Kaia and Kane, and 10-year-old Kash.
Biermann adopted Kim's daughters, Ariana and 25-year-old Brielle, from a previous relationship.
Police body camera video shows Las Vegas cops dragging ex-NFL star Marshawn Lynch out of a sports car he later told them was stolen.
Lynch, who last played for the Seattle Seahawks in 2019, was pulled over near the Las Vegas Strip around 7:25 AM on Tuesday, TMZ Sports reported.
Sources tell TMZ Sports the 36-year-old retired athlete was weaving and driving over curbs before he was pulled over.
Lynch fell asleep behind the wheel before police approached the car.
Cops spoke to him through an open window. The left front tire of the 2020 Shelby GT500 he was driving was missing a tire and the others tires were flat.
Police say Lynch told them he stole the car. Cops noted he reeked of alcohol. He then refused to comply with their orders to get out of the vehicle.
Body camera footage shows cops dragging Lynch bodily out of the car and handcuffing him on the ground.
"Right now, if you don't get out of the vehicle, you're going to be charged with obstructing an investigation," an officer tells him. "That is a criminal offense and you will go to jail."
A mugshot shows Lynch was still sleepy after his arrest. Lynch faces charges of DUI, failure or refusal to surrender proof of insurance, driving an unregistered vehicle and failure to drive in a travel lane.
Lynch was not charged with driving a stolen vehicle. His court date is set for Dec. 7.
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Former NFL star Marshawn Lynch was arrested on a DUI charge in Las Vegas early Tuesday. The running back, who last played for the Seattle Seahawks in 2019, was pulled over near the Las Vegas Strip around 7:25 AM on Tuesday, TMZ Sports reported.
Sources tell TMZ Sports the 36-year-old was weaving and driving over curbs before he was pulled over by cops.
Lynch allegedly reeked of alcohol. Cops believe he was driving under the influence, and he was arrested and taken to jail.
Lynch did not submit to a breathalyzer test, but he had his blood drawn for toxicology tests.
Lynch could barely keep his eyes open in his mugshot obtained by TMZ Sports.
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Lynch played for 12 seasons in the NFL, winning Super Bowl XLVIII with the Seahawks in Feb. 2014.
He also played for the Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders. He retired in 2019.
Lynch is tied with Terrell Davis and John Riggins with 12 TDs on the all-time postseason rushing touchdowns list.
A toxicology report released on Monday found party drugs ketamine and norketamine in Dwayne Haskins' system after he was struck and killed on a Florida highway on April 9.
The Broward County Medical Examiner's report also showed the Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback had a high blood alcohol content that was 2.5 times the normal limit.
Haskins was in Florida attending a Steelers' training camp.
Police spoke with an inebriated woman who was a passenger in Haskins' car. The passenger told officers Haskins left the car to go get gas.
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Haskins was seen walking into the roadway and behaving erratically. One driver told police that other cars and truck swerved to avoid hitting him.
Haskins' wife, Kalabrya, issued a statement though a rep after the autopsy findings swept the Internet on Monday.
"On behalf of Dwayne's wife, his family, and his memory, and on behalf of the truth, we respectfully request and pray for privacy, for patience, and for the public to withhold any judgment during this period while the law enforcement authorities continue to investigate and conduct their important work."
Kalabrya previously told police she was on the phone with Haskins when he was struck by a dump truck.
She told a 911 dispatcher she was concerned when he didn't call her back and her calls went unanswered.
The drunk passenger in Haskin's car was not identified.
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Feven Kay Kiflegiorgis, a news anchor for Fox 5 Las Vegas, was found naked and passed out behind the wheel of a car last month.
The Fox 5 Las Vegas morning weekday anchor made news headlines herself when she was found passed out behind the wheel of her Audi at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 20.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Kiflegiorgis, known professionally as Feven Kay, told cops she couldn't remember how she got to the location where she was found.
The officer states the nude driver smelt of alcohol and she seemed disoriented. Kiflegiorgis declined to submit to a blood alcohol test, according to the police report.
Kiflegiorgis, a native of East Africa, was charged with misdemeanor reckless driving with a disregard for the safety of a person or property.
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Kiflegiorgis appeared in court on April 21 and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and to attend driving school, according to the NY Post.
Kiflegiorgis took a leave of absence before returning to the news desk. She told viewers the incident was a "private matter," but she wanted to be "transparent."
"Many of you noticed I've been off air for a few weeks," Kiflegiorgis said. "To all of you who have reached out, a sincere thank you for your concern.
"Last month, I was arrested by Metro for driving under the influence," she sighed. "At the time of the arrest, I was inside of a parking vehicle in a Las Vegas neighborhood alone. That charge has since been reduced to misdemeanor reckless driving for which I will pay fine and take classes.
"As I move forward, I want you to know I have learned from this and I will continue learning and I truly thank you for your support," she said.
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The female suspect in a crash that killed an NYPD cop had a blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit.
Jessica Beauvais, 32, of Long Island, said, "I'm sorry," as she was escorted out of the 107th Precinct in Queens on Tuesday.
"I'm sorry that I hit him and now he's dead," she said, referring to Officer Anastasios Tsakos who died early Tuesday.
Beauvais told reporters she was coming from the studio when she hit Tsakos. "I did a podcast," she sobbed as she was placed inside a police vehicle.
Tsakos, 43, had just left the scene of an earlier accident on the Long Island expressway when she hit his car head-on with her 2013 Volkswagen.
Beauvais' podcast on Facebook Monday night included anti-police rants and showed her drinking from a small plastic cup, according to the NY Post.
She is charged with vehicular manslaughter, reckless endangerment, leaving an accident resulting in death, fleeing the scene of an accident, and driving while intoxicated.
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired Chicago Police Dept. Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson for "lying" about falling asleep in his car. Lightfoot announced Johnson's termination during a press conference on Monday, Dec. 2.
Johnson, who was promoted to Superintendent in 2016, had been on the police force for 31 years.
According to published reports, Johnson was found sleeping at the wheel of his car around 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 17. He told police that he was on his way home after dining with friends and he pulled over because he felt tired.
Lightfoot said he later told her that he'd had a "few drinks" at dinner that night and that the alcohol reacted with medication he had taken.
She said surveillance footage proved Johnson had been deliberately misleading with investigators and he lied about where he'd been and what he had been doing.
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The mayor said she would not reveal where he had been to "protect his wife and children." She said his behavior was "unbecoming" of his position. Johnson and his wife, Junior Officer Lt. Nakia Fenner, 43, (pictured right) were married in 2017.
In early November Johnson announced his intention to retire at the end of the year during a news conference with the mayor at police headquarters.
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But sources say Lightfoot, a Democrat who is openly homosexual, had it in for Johnson and his police department after they investigated openly homosexual Empire actor Jussie Smollet for lying about a racial attack.
The girlfriend of Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith was hit by a car on the side of a highway after Smith pulled over to fix a flat tire on his Lamborghini.
Petara Cordero, 26, died on Wednesday - just two weeks after giving birth to the couple's first child, a baby girl.
Smith and Cordero were involved in a minor car crash after a flat tire caused the Lambo to spin out of control early Wednesday morning.
Smith pulled over to fix the flat tire, and Cordero stepped out of the vehicle on the side of the road.
She was struck and killed by another car after she walked into the opposite lane from the median and into oncoming traffic on the I-90 West in Cleveland, according to the Daily Mail UK.
Police say the driver, a 47-year-old woman driving a Mazda in oncoming traffic, admitted she had been drinking before she hit Cordero.
Cordero was taken to Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on Wednesday.
She and Smith recently celebrated the birth of their daughter, Haven Harris Smith, just two weeks ago.
Cleveland police said no charges have been filed against the driver and toxicology reports are pending.
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