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Erin Brockovich in Drunk Boating Bust

She apologizes, says 'day in the sun' to blame

(Newser) - Erin Brockovich says a day of sun led to her weekend arrest for boating while intoxicated. The environmental activist—whose legal battle over pollution in a California town became a movie starring Julia Roberts—was arrested and breath-tested after a game warden at Lake Mead, Nevada, saw that she was... More »

Drunk Passenger Drops Anchor, Stops Cruise

Californian gets two months for 'bothersome crime'

(Newser) - After knocking back martinis all night and stealing a bottle of vodka when the bar closed, a passenger on a Mexico cruise to Florida decided it was time to drop anchor. He snuck into an off-limits area and released the ship's 18-ton anchor, forcing the vessel to a three-hour... More »

Chicago Bear Charged With Drunken Boating

Benson says he was sober, and cops maced him unnecessarily

(Newser) - Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson was booked in Austin, Texas on Saturday night for boating while intoxicated and resisting arrest, the Chicago Tribune reports. The former Texas Longhorn denies all charges and alleges that police acted improperly in macing him without provocation. Bears coach Lovie Smith said he was... More »

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