The green grass of the field. The crack of the bat. The roar of the crowd. The sound of police sirens? After yet another DUI-related arrest of a professional baseball player last week, both fans and safety groups are wondering if Major League Baseball (MLB) is doing enough to combat alcohol abuse among players and personnel.
Professional football player, Chris Simms, was arrested in New York City last July on DWI charges. The arrest took place in the early morning after Simms was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint in the West Village. The 30-year-old football player was driving a 2009 Mercedes Benz when he was arbitrarily stopped.
Last week, a blog post discussed how several police precincts in the Bronx were currently at the center of a large-scale investigation into allegations of ticket-fixing. Now, another prominent law enforcement agency in the Bronx - the district attorney's office - is under the spotlight for perhaps providing favorable treatment to a fellow prosecutor who was arrested for DUI.
A Central Islip man made headlines this past weekend after leading law enforcement officials on a prolonged - and incredibly fast chase - that will likely result in far more than just a speeding ticket.