Monthly Archives: February 2014

Police Defend DUI Arrest of Man Who Blew 0.00 on Breathalyzer

Police Defend DUI of Man Who Blew 0.00 on Breathalyzer

By Anthony Alaniz

Larry Davis was arrested Jan. 13, 2014 and charged with a DUI after he ran a stop sign and appeared to be intoxicated during a field sobriety test, according to arresting officers.

Davis said he had only one drink. After blowing 0.00 on a Breathalyzer, he offered to provide a blood sample as well. He ended up spending a day in jail according to the Austin Statesman.

The results came back negative months later. Now, Davis is trying to have his arrest record cleared. The Austin Police are defending their arrest and DUI charge against Davis.

“If there is someone who is possibly impaired, we don’t want them driving,” said Cmdr. David Mahoney, of Austin police said in an interview with The Raw Story. “We need to get them off the road, so that was probably (the officer’s) mindset.”

Davis’ case was dismissed last week. Travis County picked up his legal fees.

“I was arrested for nothing, really,” Davis said in an interview with The Raw Story. “It was suspicion of drunk driving, which I wasn’t so I was surprised and hurt at the same time.”

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2015 Ford Focus Unveiled: Maturity Has Arrived

2015 Ford Focus Unveiled

2015 Ford Focus

By Anthony Alaniz

The latest-generation Ford Focus debuted in 2012 as part of Ford’s “One Ford” initiative—selling one car in every market around the world. This means the Focus is due for a refresh, and Ford did just that with the 2015 model year.

The 2012 Ford Focus was a spunky and youthful entrant into the compact car market. For 2015, Ford has taken the Focus and added a level of maturity it desperately needed.

Under the sheet metal, not much has changed. The exterior receives Ford’s corporate front end with the Fusion-like grill and thinly slit headlight assemblies. The updated front end gets rid of the goofy, gaping mouth from the previous Focus, making the Focus appear more elegant.

Inside, the Focus receives an updated center stack and steering wheel. This makes the interior feel more luxurious and inviting. A backup camera is standard.

Under the hood, the Focus will get Ford’s new 1.0-liter EcoBoost (read: turbocharged) three-cylinder engine currently found in the Ford Fiesta. The new engine will only be available with a six-speed manual transmission. No other engine offerings are yet available.

While the Focus has sold well, the refreshed 2015 Ford Focus will help Ford continue to sell the Focus is high numbers.

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Retractable-Stud Winter Tire Could Soon Be A Reality

Retractable-Stud Winter Tire Could Soon Be A Reality

By Anthony Alaniz

The winter season is nasty for vehicular traction. Winter tires help, but when facing icy conditions, not even the best winter tires can do much.

That’s why Finnish tire manufacturer Nokian has created a solution: retractable studs. This saves from having to change between studded and regular tires when the seasons begin to change, not only providing optimal traction, but also rescuing the pavement from unnecessary studded abuse.

While this is nothing more than a concept now, the fact that a prototype exists is comforting for those who live in wintery climates. How the system works is still a mystery, one Nokian isn’t too eager to give away.

Nokian was the first to bring a winter tire to market, so they are experts in the field. If they can produce these tires at a reasonable price, consumers will likely buy some for their own car.

If anything, this will get the attention of other tire manufacturers who will likely start exploring their studded options soon. Once someone comes out with a new product concept, others are likely looking into as well.

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Escaped camel injured man, chased cars in rural Los Angeles County

By Anthony Alaniz

An escaped camel rampaged a rural Los Angeles county Friday in the unincorporated community of Acton. The camel was reported to be chasing cars shortly after 8:30 a.m.

The camel escaped from an enclosure and stomped a 72-year-old man who tried to capture it.

“My dad . . . tried to catch it and it must have cornered him or something, and it took off after him, bit him on the head and knocked him down and stomped on him,” Skylar Dossenbach told KCBS-TV. “He crawled under something and the camel tried to pull him out from under it.”

The father was hospitalized. The man, who hasn’t been identified, needed stiches for a gash in his head, Dossenbach said in an interview with KCBS-TV.

Dossenbach said she eventually captured the camel.

“I just put a halter on him, fed him a treat and he calmly walked down to my round pen and I corralled him,” she said in the interview.

Animal control seized the animal because the owner does not have a permit to have such an animal. The owner, who hasn’t been named, could also be cited for endangering residents, sheriff’s officials said.

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune 

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Darth Vader Watches Man Smash LAPD Windows

Darth Vader Watches Man Smash LAPD Windows

By Anthony Alaniz

Only in Hollywood can you see Darth Vader helplessly watch a man vandalize four Los Angele Police Department cruisers.

A man wielding a metal rod smashed all the windows save for the windshield on the four cruisers. The incident happened near Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave. around 1 p.m., said LAPD Officer Bruce Borihanh.

A KTLA photographer who was working in the area shot video of the incident. The video shows someone dressed as Darth Vader, light saber included, watching as the man swings the rod into the window of the car behind him. Some people passing by stared as they walked past the police cruiser.

The rod-wielding man pulls a laptop from the car and takes it to a kiosk, where he opens and then walks away from the scene.

Video later shows the man on the ground and surrounded by police. Someone in a police costume was standing nearby. The man was arrested without incident, Borihanh said.

No other information about the suspect was available, he said. It was just another day good triumphed over evil.

You can watch the video here.

Source: Los Angeles Times

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Former Student Detained In College Shooting Threat

Former Student Detained In College Shooting Threat

Source: CBS Los Angeles

By Anthony Alaniz

Authorities detained a 21-year-old woman Thursday in connection with a shooting threat. The threat was made to LA Valley College, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said.

The woman, who was detained for several hours, was former LAVC student Sydnee Lewis. She was taken into police custody at 10:40 a.m. at her Panorama City apartment near Sylmar Avenue and Plummer Street.

Authorities handcuffed and questioned Lewis as officers searched her apartment. No weapons were found during the search. She was released four hours later. Lewis suspects another woman made the threat.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was alerted to the threat around 9:15 a.m. Deputies considered the threat credible after an anonymous call about a possible shooter heading to the school, officers said.

“We continued to investigate, as we are now. We were able to determine that there was indeed a possibility this was going to happen. We were able to detain someone and we are continuing the investigation at this time,” Lt. Melva Mitchell said in an interview with CBS Los Angeles.

The campus was evacuated as a precaution and all classes before 5 p.m. were cancelled. The case is still being investigated as investigators try to track down the person who actually made the threat.

Source: CBS Los Angeles

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Elderly Man Accidentally Drives Car Into Medical Office

Elderly Man Accidentally Drives Car Into Medical Office

By Anthony Alaniz

Two people were injured Tuesday after an elderly man accidently lost control of his vehicle and drove into a medical building.

The accident occurred at 10:15 a.m. at 999 North Tustin Ave., Santa Ana police officials said in an interview with CBS Los Angeles.

The unidentified 87-year-old man mistakenly hit the accelerator instead of the break when he was pulling into a handicapped-parking space.

“The vehicle, a 4-door Lexus, went over the parking stop, down a small slope and collided into Diamond Medical Office,” police officials said in an interview with CBS Los Angeles.

The car took out several large glass walls and came to rest halfway inside the office according to reports.

The two injured in the incident, a doctor and female patient, suffered only minor injuries that resulted from the glass and debris, according to officials. The driver of the car was not injured. No charges have been filed at this time.

Source: CBS Los Angeles

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C7 Chevrolet Corvette vs. Porsche Carrera 911

C7 Chevrolet Corvette vs. Porsche Carrera 911

By Anthony Alaniz

It may seem like a moot comparison, but when a new, 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray costs as much as the options alone tacked onto a Porsche Carrera 911, answers are needed about one’s sanity if they pluck down the cash for the 911.

In the video below, drifter extraordinaire Chris Harris takes the two sports cars out onto the track at Chuckwalla to see just how close these two cars compared.

While there is a power difference between the two—400 for the Carrera, 460 for the Corvette—they do accomplish their intended goals quite differently. The Corvette is, and always will be a General Motors product. It is the sports car for the masses, offering impeccable performance at bargain basement prices. It’s what the Corvette is known for, and keeps doing it better and better year after year.

The Porsche Carrera 911 is, and always will be a Porsche product. There is a certain level of opulence and importance that comes with the car the Corvette simply cannot match. There are things the 911 does better than the Corvette can ever dream of doing, but at the end of the day, the large price disparity between the two is enough to make anyone second guess their purchasing decision.

Source: Drive

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