Thursday 1/3

Why you should just stay home on New Year’s Eve.  Shortly after 5am a 22-year-old woman drove the wrong way, at high speeds, on Inter­state 81 North in Penn­syl­va­nia. For a total of 18 miles! She had a pas­sen­ger with her the entire time and both were seem­ingly obliv­i­ous to police efforts to stop the car, which included the use of a spot­light and flash­ing lights from the south­bound lane. When that didn’t work, troop­ers resorted to a road­block. Troop­ers called the fact that no one was injured or killed a “mir­a­cle,” due in part to min­i­mal traf­fic thanks to the hol­i­day. As for the dri­ver, Paige Cicardo, she’s been arrested for reck­less endan­ger­ment and sus­pi­cion of DUI.

A Florida home­owner was awak­ened by a loud com­mo­tion on the first floor of his house shortly after 5 a.m. and went down to check on the ruckus – only to be con­fronted by a naked bur­glar wrestling with his dog! The intruder briefly took his atten­tion away from the pooch and tried to bite the home­owner, who then whipped out his gun and opened fire, hit­ting the intruder in the leg. The sus­pect, who refused to give his iden­tity, is charged with bur­glary, ani­mal cru­elty, resist­ing arrest with vio­lence and lewd and las­civ­i­ous behavior.

Okla­homa woman Thoma­sine Harjo was busted after dri­ving through a police bar­rier that was set up to block traf­fic from the scene of a fatal acci­dent. When an offi­cer approached, he noticed a strong smell of alco­hol com­ing from the car and her speech was slurred. She told the deputy she couldn’t go to jail because she was expected in court, and when he asked why, she replied, “DUI.” The excuse didn’t fly, and Harjo was booked on charges of dri­ving under the influ­ence and obstruc­tion of justice.

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