Tags: dui

Athens-Clarke police dispatcher terminated for DUI arrest

Laura (Beth) Ricketts, a former ACCPD Communications Officer was removed from her job as a 911 dispatcher after she was arrested for a DUI charge. Ricketts’ was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on November 11, 2017, at the intersection of Hull and Broad Street. The investigation found that Ricketts’ ran a red light and officers…

Whitney Baker Howard in Court for Two DUI Counts

Whitney Baker Howard, who was involved in the vehicle accident that killed bicyclist Ashley Block, appeared in court on Monday for two hearings about two different DUI arrests she had during the summer of 2016. Howard faces separate charges of homicide by vehicle, endangering the life of a child and additional DUI charges for a…

Family of vehicular homicide victim to convicted Athens man: “He deserves the full sentence”

By Danielle Herman UPDATE (12:18 p.m.): Edwin Juarez Alpizar has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. The following are the six accounts of the sentencing: Account 1: homicide by vehicle in the first degree, 15 years (10 in confinement, balance on probation) and $1000 fine Account 2: will merge with the sentence of account 1 Account…