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Cops: Taco Bell Exec Attacks Uber Driver on Video

Benjamin Golden, 32, is up on charges

(Newser) - A Taco Bell executive has been fired for allegedly assaulting an Uber driver—with the whole thing caught on video . Identified by police as Benjamin Golden, 32, the passenger can be seen on a dashcam video riding in the car of Uber driver Edward Caban in Costa Mesa, Calif., on... More »

Shia LaBeouf Arrested in Texas

Austin witnesses say he was behaving strangely

(Newser) - Friday was yet another eventful night for Shia LaBeouf: The 29-year-old actor was arrested in Austin for public intoxication, police tell the Hollywood Reporter . Witnesses tell TMZ that LaBeouf, who is in the Texas capital for the Austin City Limits music festival, appeared to be completely wasted on alcohol or... More »

Court Reaffirms Right to Get Drunk on Your Porch

If you live in Iowa, anyway

(Newser) - The perfect court decision heading into the weekend: Iowa's Supreme Court endorsed the right to be drunk on the front porch of a private home, ruling that a woman can't be convicted of public intoxication while standing on her front steps. Patience Paye, 29, of Waterloo based the... More »

Student Arrested Over Drunk ... Jogging

James Finan was running near a big road at 1:30am

(Newser) - A 21-year-old college student has been slapped with what you might call a JUI. James Finan was jogging by the side of a road in Pennsylvania at 1:30am Sunday with no light to indicate his presence, police say . Apparently, it caused a bit of a nuisance: Drivers had to... More »

Cops: Drunk Woman Steals Horse ... to Steal Stuff

Deputies say they found 3 cans of Keystone Light in bag tied to the horse

(Newser) - We don’t need to take an official Gallup Poll to know that this probably wasn’t a good idea. A woman in DeKalb County, Ala., was charged with public intoxication and illegal possession of a prohibited beverage, and local cops tell that she a) stole a horse;... More »

New Delhi Subway Riders Must Pass Breathalyzer

Critics worry new crackdown will put more drunks on roads

(Newser) - The New Delhi subway is so tired of drunken passengers starting fights at night that it's setting up breathalyzers at all its stations, reports the Hindustan Times . Those who blow over the limit can't board a metro rail car. It's believed to be a worldwide first for... More »

Alaska Town Looks to Ban Drunk Walking

...and public defecation

(Newser) - Defecating and urinating in public are already against the law in Alaska, but one small town 400 miles west of Anchorage is considering a ban of its own—and the proposed ordinance doesn't stop there. The move to beef up Bethel's public decency laws would also bar residents... More »

Guy Arrested After Telling Kids Santa Doesn't Exist

Busted on public intoxication charge

(Newser) - An Ontario man who thought it would be fun to walk along a Christmas parade route telling kids there is no Santa Claus got his comeuppance: He was busted for public intoxication. Cops on Saturday received complaints about the 24-year-old man, who was easy to find because he had "... More »

BlackBerry Execs Get Smashed, Ground Flight

Men arrested for behavior; each owes airline $36K

(Newser) - 'Tis the season of headaches for BlackBerry: Two Research in Motion executives got incredibly drunk on a flight from Toronto to Beijing on Monday night, prompting pilots to turn the plane, which was north of Alaska, around. They landed in Vancouver, where the men were arrested, Gawker reports. George... More »

Canada Aims to Calm Drunks With Lollipops

Suckers have power to soothe rowdies, councilwoman says

(Newser) - Rowdy drunks in Victoria, British Columbia, may soon find the police offering them something to suck on. A city councilwoman says handing out lollipops could do a lot to solve the city's persistent problem with people causing trouble after the bars close, the Globe and Mail reports. The candy,... More »

Andy Dick Nabbed for Public Intoxication

Caused 'disturbance' at California restaurant

(Newser) - Comedian Andy Dick has been arrested once again, this time for suspected public drunkenness, the Los Angeles Times reports. Police in southern California responded to a complaint regarding an “intoxicated male subject who was causing a disturbance" at a restaurant. Dick cooperated with police, though “he was unable... More »

Colts Punter Arrested After Drunken Swim

Pat McAfee was nabbed at 5am

(Newser) - Well at least he wasn't behind the wheel. Colts punter Pat McAfee was arrested for public intoxication after he reportedly took a very early morning swim in a canal in Indianapolis's nightlife district. Police, who nabbed the 23-year-old at about 5am, says his blood-alcohol content was 0.15, nearly twice... More »

Paris Cops Steel for Facebook Booze Binge

'Giant cocktail party' to gather at Eiffel Tower

(Newser) - Paris cops are girding for thousands of drunken revelers expected at the foot of the Eiffel tower this weekend, even though they warned it's illegal. The Paris gathering, organized via Facebook, will be the latest in a series of 58 mass drunkathons or "apéros géants" that are... More »

Shirtless Kiefer Thrown Out of Strip Club

He was drunk too, but that goes without saying

(Newser) - Kiefer Sutherland is known for drunken antics like head-butting a guy and racking up a $700 bar tab by 1pm . Add yesterday’s story to his list: The 24 star was drunk, of course, and by 4am had managed to lose his shirt and get unceremoniously tossed out the back... More »

Drunk Man Busted Trying to Revive Roadkill

Long-dead Pennsylvania possum gets mouth-to-mouth from passerby

(Newser) - A central Pennsylvania man has been charged with public drunkenness after witnesses spotted him by the side of the road attempting to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a dead possum. Donald Wolfe, 55, was also waving his hands around as though conducting a seance. He was "extremely intoxicated" and "... More »

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