Bad news for former Seattle Seahawk running back Spencer Ware… not only was he released by the Seahawks on Saturday but he also got popped with a DUI charge on Tuesday. Apparently, Ware was arrested for allegedly drunk driving on Tuesday morning in Maple Valley and was booked into the Kent jail at 3:21am.
This is Spencer Ware’s second DUI within this year, his first DUI was on January 9th when he was on the Seahawks injured reserve list. The 22-year-old was lucky in July, his DUI case was dismissed after a ruling that the arresting officer did not have a lawful basis to initiate the traffic stop. The judge also suppressed all evidence gathered after the traffic stop, which included incriminating evidence such as the BAC test and DUI field sobriety test results.
Although Ware’s January DUI was dismissed, it will likely be used against him during the resolution of his new DUI charge. Ware’s next court date is his arraignment set for September 8th in the Maple Valley Municipal Court.
Currently Spencer Ware is a free agent and has yet to be picked up by an NFL team.
On a side note, downtown Seattle is buzzing with fanatical Seahawk fans, regular season opening game day, Seahawks vs. the Green Bay Packers, go Hawks!
On Monday morning 56 year-old Nancy Vaughn was arrested for DUI while en route to Estero High School where she works as an Intensive Reading teacher. Just before 7am police received calls that a red car was driving erratically and was swerving between lanes. Police caught up with the red car and noted the same reckless driving as had been reported by callers.
The police pulled Vaughn over and immediately suspected drunk driving due to the odor of alcohol, her inability to keep her balance while standing, and her blood-shot water eyes. Vaughn opted to take the DUI field sobriety tests and failed. She was arrested and taken to the local police station where she submitted a breathalyzer sample that revealed BAC levels of .258 and .273, three times over the legal limit.
With discovery of Vaughn’s recent DUI arrest the school district reassigned Vaughn to a position outside of the High School while they continue to investigate the incident.
When asked about Vaughn as a teacher, students said they had never observed her acting unusual or drunk in the classroom, they said she was nice but strict and had tons of school spirit.
Student’s opinions and feelings about their teacher’s arrest seemed to be split. One former student sided with Vaughn saying, “I mean everybody makes mistakes. I guess this is hers. But what she needs is our help, not our criticism.”
An Estero senior had an opposing view, “[She] needs to learn from her mistakes. She did it before this is the second time.” Vaughn had been arrest for DUI in the same county less than a year ago.
With this being Vaughn’s second DUI arrest she is facing tougher penalties such as increased jail time, increased fines, and a longer driver’s license suspension. She will also have to undergo longer alcohol treatment. It is in Vaughn’s best interest to hire an experienced DUI defense lawyer to help navigate through this new DUI charge and possibly a probation violation that will arise from her prior DUI.
Alaska, the land of “The Final Frontier” was the location of Shawn Pomrenke’s second DUI arrest. Pomrenke, star actor on Discovery Channel’s hit show “Bearing Sea Gold: Under the Ice,” was pulled over by law enforcement for speeding over 100 mph and later charged with DUI after blowing over the legal DUI limit.
Pomrenke’s need for speed lead to his November arrest. Police reports indicate Pomrenke was traveling at chart topping speeds of 102 mph, along Nome, Alaska highways. Police also noted his failure to use his signal while changing lanes.
After pulling Pomrenke over, Police suspected Pomrenke of drunk driving and asked him to take the portable breathalyzer test. Pomrenke blew almost twice the legal limit, registering a result of .156. The DUI legal limit in Alaska is .08, the same as Washington State.
He was arrested, his car was impounded, and he was taken to jail where he was charged with DUI.
To make matters worse, the reality TV star should have had an ignition interlock device installed in his car preventing him from driving under the influence, a court order from the first DUI he acquired a year ago. Pomrenke can now expect to have “failure to comply with court orders” added to his new DUI charge.
Pomrenke’s first DUI was quite serious. He hit a pedestrian and fled the scene of the crime, a big NO NO! He was sentenced to 180 days in jail but only served less than weeks in the slammer… awhhh the power of being a local celebrity.
Pomrenke has a tough case ahead of him due to his breath test results and recent history of DUI. It is definitely in Shawn Pomrenke’s best interest to hire a reputable DUI criminal defense attorney to fight for him.