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Police Log: Too Fat For Jail And Driving While French, Blind And Drunk

by | 24th, August 2008

POLICE Log: Anorak’s look at crime in the news…

Driving While Drunk And French

A blind journalist was given a month’s suspended jail sentence and fined 500 euros (750 dollars) by a French court Friday for driving while drunk and without a license.

The police were astounded when the 29-year-old driver informed them that he was blind, and when they breathalysed him and his passenger, a 52-year-old photographer, they found they had drunk twice the permitted level of alcohol.

How did he see how much was in the glass?

“I really wanted to do it (drive the car),” the blind man told the court. “I expressed this wish. He (the owner of the car) agreed.” The owner said he saw “a lot of happiness emanating from him” as he drove, adding that he had “one hand on the handbrake and one hand on the steering wheel” as the blind journalist drove. “I was very concentrated on the road,” he said.

Fat Alleged Killer Remains At Large

A woman is accused of killing her two-year-old nephew but prosecutors in Texas do not yet know how to get her to jail and court – because she weighs nearly half a ton. Mayra Lizbeth Rosales, from La Jola, Texas, is bedridden and weighs nearly 1,000lbs. The morbidly obese woman has since been photographed and finger-printed at home but released on a “personal recognizance bond” because of the logistics problem.

The local sheriff at Hidalgo County, Lupe Trevino, says it would be impossible to keep her in jail pending her trial because she needs extensive medical care.

She remains at large.



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