STREET PREACHER'S POLICE FIGHT 2007
POLICE SAY A STREET PREACHER HIT AN OFFICER IN THE FACE WITH A BIBLE WHEN THE OFFICER ASKED HIM TO MOVE BECAUSE HE WAS A TRAFFIC HAZARD. THE VIDEO IS FACED AWAY FROM THE CONFRONTATION AND THE AUDIO IS GARBLED, BUT YOU CAN HEAR THE OFFICER SAY, "GET THAT BIBLE OUT OF MY FACE" AND YOU CAN HEAR THE MAN PREACHING LOUDLY! EVENTUALLY THE OFFICER HAD TO USE PEPPER SPRAY ON THE PREACHER AS HIS DAUGHTER LOOKED ON.
VIDEO BEATING CONVICTION (1994)
A DALLAS MAN WILL NOT GO TO JAIL FOR ASSAULTING TWO EAST TEXAS LAWMEN. A HENDERSON COUNTY JURY SENTENCED LORENZO COLSTON TO TWO YEARS PROBATION. HE WAS CONVICTED ON FEBRUARY 18, 1994 OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT. THE ATTACK WAS CAPTURED ON VIDEOTAPE LAST SEPTEMBER NEAR THE EAST TEXAS TOWN OF ATHENS. COLSTON'S LAWYER SAYS HIS CLIENT NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN CONVICTED, SAYING HE ACTED IN SELF DEFENSE. THE FBI IS LOOKING INTO THE CASE FOR ANY POSSIBLE CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS.
DRINKING AND MOWING DON’T MIX 2010
You don't have to be driving a car to be charged with DUI. An Athens, Tennessee man now faces drunken driving charges, after taking a spin on a riding mower. Athens police say 30-year-old Jimmy Graham Jr., smelled of alcohol and failed a sobriety test. The field sobriety test begins 2:30 into the video above. Police say Graham told an officer he had been drinking beer and had taken a prescribed stress reliever. In the video, Graham tells Patrol Sergeant Jason Garren he had no alcoholic drinks. The officer performs 3 kinds of sobriety checks. First Garren asks Graham to count to 4 and back, a task Graham can not complete. Then, Garren has Graham recite the alphabet, something Graham also has trouble doing. Finally, Graham is asked to walk 9 steps Graham's close friends and family call him Paul. They tell us they're not too surprised by his behavior. His sister in law Sara Zerby saw Graham in court earlier today. She describes him as "wild" and "crazy." "It's weird, but it sounds like old country Paul- It sounds like something he'd do." While receiving a DUI when driving a lawnmower might surprise some, according to the Graham family, driving a lawn mower around with a beer at hand is "pretty normal." The Graham family agrees this can be seen as a laughing matter, but Jimmy's brother Bobby Graham says he's ready to move forward. "A man is in jail. He did the crime now he's doing the time. He's dealing with it. Everybody else got a laugh out of it, but it's over."
WRONG WAY BIG RIG’S FIERY CRASH 2008
Turner County, GA -- A dramatic wrong-way chase on Interstate-75 in Turner County ended in a fiery crash. The whole thing was caught on dashboard video. Turner County deputies were alerted to a tractor-trailer rig, swerving in the northbound lanes of I-75 just before 1:00am. As a Turner County deputy falls in behind him, you can see the truck swerving from side to side. You can see the truck ahead, the shiny silver box, with the lights on top. The driver weaves from the fast lane to the slow lane inside the construction zone on Northbound I-75. The Turner County deputy stays far enough back so the trucker can see his lights. The chase lasted about two miles with lights and sirens running on the cruiser. You can see the truck head into the median, then the driver starts driving north in the southbound lanes. He misses one car. Minutes later, a second tractor-trailer appears and Harrison goes around him in the slow lane. Still driving north in the southbound lane, he suddenly heads back into the median. He hits the median, the fuel tank makes the first explosion as it hits the ground, then a bigger flame cloud erupts and engulfs the truck as the trailer catches fire. What you can't see is another vehicle coming southbound. They see the truck crashed into the median, but can't stop -- they crashed into the truck as the Turner County Sheriff's deputy runs to help them. Police Chief Bryant McCard says there wasn't enough time to get in front of the truck and throw out stop sticks to blow his tires. "At the time that this all occurred, officers were responding from the city to the interstate and before they could get to the interstate the incident had occurred," said Chief McCard. The truck driver, 63-year-old Robert Harrison of Moore, South Carolina was killed. The driver of the SUV, 44-year-old Arellano Efrain of Athens, was not injured. His passenger, 38-year-old Dalia Smith of Athens, was injured, but she was treated at Tift Regional Hospital and released by late morning. Police are waiting on toxicology results to learn more about what may have caused Harrison's reckless driving. Police found no signs of alcohol or any type of drugs at the scene and say neither were a factor.
FAMILY HOSTAGE SITUATION 2006
DOMESTIC DISPUTE LEADS TO MAN HOLDING HIS EX-WIFE AND CHILD HOSTAGE. MAN IS IN THE BACKSEAT OF A CAR WITH THE GUN. COPS DON'T REALIZE THE CHILD AND WOMAN ARE BEING HELD AT GUNPOINT.