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Iowa free safety Brandon Snyder was arrested by Iowa City police early Sunday morning and charged with drunken driving following a traffic stop near Kinnick Stadium.

According to police reports, an off-duty dispatcher called police around 3:04 a.m. to report a vehicle being driven recklessly. An officer located Snyder driving a 2017 Dodge Challenger near the intersection of Melrose Avenue and Hawkins Drive.

The vehicle was pulled over and reports indicate that Snyder displayed multiple signs of intoxication, including impaired speech and an odor of alcohol.


The report indicates that Snyder, 22, admitted to drinking, was wearing multiple bar wristbands and showed what was described as “measurable impairment’’ on field sobriety tests.

A breath test measured Snyder’s blood alcohol content at .163, more than twice the legal limit to operate a motor vehicle under Iowa statute.

The junior who played in one game this season for the Hawkeyes and has undergone surgery twice this year to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left leg was charged with operating while intoxicated.

Coach Kirk Ferentz issued a statement Sunday indicating that he was aware of the incident.

“While we are currently gathering additional facts, we are very disappointed to learn of Brandon’s involvement,’’ Ferentz said. “Brandon is subject to the rules and regulations of the UI Student-Athlete Code of Conduct, and the rules and regulations of our football program.’’


A member of the Iowa football team’s leadership group for the 2017 season, Snyder arrived at Iowa as a walk-on and earned a scholarship, recording 85 tackles and three interceptions in 2016 as a first-year starter in the Hawkeye secondary.

He initially tore the ligament in his left leg early in spring practices, but returned to competition earlier than expected for an Oct. 7 game against Illinois when he recorded three tackles, returned an interception 89 yards for a touchdown and broke up two additional passes.

Snyder also re-injured his knee in the game, requiring an additional surgery. Ferentz indicated in November that Snyder is not expected to return to the field for Iowa until June.

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The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office and Highway Patrol were involved Friday in a high-speed chase that started at a DUI checkpoint along Highway 52 in Goose Creek.


The incident happened around 11:10 p.m. Friday..


ABC News 4’s Megan Rivers witnessed a Dodge Challenger slam into a tree as it came down Highway 52 toward I-26 fleeing police. The Challenger also hit a car, Rivers said.

No other official details have been released regarding the incident.

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A Texas DPS trooper, along with other law enforcement, was involved in a high-speed chase earlier today in Lynn, Lubbock and Hale counties.

The trooper stopped a 2015 Dodge Challenger on US 87 in Lynn County around 11:40 this morning (Jan. 17). The vehicle then sped off after the trooper exited his vehicle.

The Dodge Challenger was then spotted by a Lubbock County Sheriff’s Deputy on MLK and the chase resumed again. The suspect then led authorities onto East Loop 289 and then I-27 traveling northbound. The suspect’s vehicle was then successfully intercepted on I-27 in Hale County, near Plainview.

DPS used spikes to deflate the Challenger’s tires.

The driver of the vehicle was immediately arrested and identified as 28 year-old Chez Eugene Weaver of Lubbock. He was wanted on a parole violation for burglary and additional charges are pending.

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A Hattiesburg man is behind bars after stealing a grey 2018 Dodge Challenger from Beach Boulevard.

Biloxi police arrested 35-year-old Terry Graham for the felony taking of a motor vehicle. According to officials, the victim reported his Challenger stolen from the 800 block of Beach Boulevard and officers quickly notified agencies of the theft.

D’Iberville police attempted to make contact with the vehicle, which fled westbound on I-10. Graham then lost control of the vehicle near Cedar Lake Road and then fled the scene on foot and was taken into custody with the assistance of a police k-9. His bond is set at $50,000.

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RICHMOND (CBS SF) — Two suspects have been arrested after the pursuit of a Dodge Challenger involved in a Richmond carjacking ended with the vehicle crashing into the garage of a vacant home, authorities said.

Richmond police said one of its officers was patrolling a Iron Triangle neighborhood when he saw a distinct car – a Dodge Challenger with a black stripe on the side and stripes on top. The officer remembered an armed carjacking incident a few day before that involved that same car.

The officer called for back-up and when the other officers arrived attempted a traffic stop. When the officers were giving orders to the occupants, the driver of the carjacked Challenger stepped on the accelerator and took off.

The officers got back into their patrol cars and started a pursuit. The Challenger had a head start and the officers couldn’t catch up. But Challenger driver lost control and crashed into a garage.

When the officers arrived at the crash scene, they began a search aided by tracking dogs.

Both suspects were discovered hiding and arrested. No one in the car or home were injured.

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DACULA, GA — The Gwinnett County Police Department needs the public's help in identifying a man who suddenly snatched several pizzas from another man Feb. 10 at Riverside Pizza, located at 505 Dacula Road, in Dacula.

A man left the store with 10 pizzas and was approached by another man who suddenly snatched multiple pizzas from him, according to police. The robber ran back to a white car and left the parking lot on Dacula Road towards Hurricane Shoals Road. The robber's vehicle is a White Dodge Challenger with a distinctive set of rims. The robber was described as a black man wearing a gray zip up hoodie and blue jeans.

If anyone has any information to share in this case, contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestoppersatlanta.org. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Case Number: 18-013460


Sudden Pizza Snatching, Gwinnett Police Look For Muscle Car

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Police in Tokyo have finally arrested a man who was allegedly spotted driving 145 mph his Dodge Challenger on an expressway—and flipping off the speed cameras that recorded his impromptu Mid Night Club audition—after a two-year search, The Asahi Shimbun reports.

On the night of January 29, 2016, authorities say forty-one-year-old Yoshimune Shirai piloted his muscle car onto the Chuo Expressway and accelerated to nearly 150 mph. The fateful run was tracked by Tokyo's Orbis speed camera system, which captured an image of the Challenger flying down the road with the driver's middle finger raised proudly in the air. Shirai was arrested on Thursday.

It took more than two years to track him down in part because the Challenger was missing its front license plate. However, the region's extensive network of speed cameras eventually captured five more images of the car speeding in various locations, and police were able to piece together a positive identification...of the car, that is.

So far, Shirai has reportedly proclaimed his innocence, telling investigators that there's no proof that he was the one behind the wheel at the time.

Japan has a strong history of street racing, immortalized in part by the famous Mid Night Club racers and other crews that were active in the 1980s and 1990s. Unfortunately, you needed to hit 160 mph to join their ranks—so it looks like Shirai missed the mark in more ways than one


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CLARKSBURG — The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a car involved in a high speed pursuit on Thursday afternoon.

Sheriff Robert Matheny said police are looking for any information on the owner of a dark gray, newer model Dodge Challenger with a temporary license plate.

“We don’t think it was a West Virginia temporary plate, possibly an out-of-state temporary plate,” he said. “The last known location was at the Jane Lew exit on I-79 south.”

A deputy had the car on U.S. 50 east near Wilsonburg reaching an excess of 100 mph on radar, Matheny said.

“There was another deputy in the area that attempted to get behind the vehicle to stop it,” he said. “Then the pursuit began, they were on Rt. 50 east to I-79 south and the pursuit became too dangerous. They were reaching speeds of 140 miles per hour.”

Matheny said the deputy backed off and state police got involved to maintain visual contact into Lewis County.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department at 304-623-6655 or submit a tip of West Virginia Crime Stoppers.


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Bosco the dog was locked in the bed of a pickup truck for two days and on Thursday, Bosco’s owner was locked up in the Florida Keys jail.

David Varie, 39, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of abandoning an animal after Bosco, a male black-lab mix estimated to be 2 or 3 years old, was found in the back of Varie’s Dodge Ram 1500, which was parked and not running at the Marathon Publix around 12:55 p.m.



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Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michael Maleta wrote in his arrest report that a manager at Publix reported getting to work at 6 a.m. and seeing the parked truck. When he took a lunch break around 11:45, the truck was still there and he saw Bosco in the bed of the truck. That’s when he called the Sheriff’s Office.

Maleta wrote that the bed cover was open only about 2 inches and that “I placed my hand on the window of the vehicle to feel the temperature and immediately removed it because of how hot the glass was. I did not notice any food or water inside the vehicle for the dog. At that point in fear for the dog’s well-being, I opened up the tailgate to the truck to let the dog out. Once the dog was out of the vehicle he was extremely hot to the touch and panting extremely heavily, the dog then urinated for approximately 20 seconds.”

The Florida Keys SPCA was called and took possession of Bosco. That’s when Varie walked up to Maleta and told the deputy that “the dog was his and that the apartment where he was staying, approximately a quarter mile away, did not allow dogs.”

Varie reportedly told Maleta the dog was in the truck “approximately two days but his 19-year-old son would come down a couple times a day to let the dog out.”

SPCA staffer Hugh Smith used a digital thermometer to measure the temperature in the truck bed and cab and “the temperature of the truck bed ranged from 87 degrees to 102 degrees. The temperature of the cab ranged from 108 degrees to 109 degrees,” the deputy wrote.

Friday, Varie, who also is charged with pot possession because he had a joint when arrested, remained in the county jail on $3,000 bond.


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Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Homestead man after a reported road rage incident where he’s accused of slapping another motorist in the face and having two unlicensed firearms, including a loaded miniature AK-47 rifle, within arm’s reach in his car.

Tyrell Demming, 22, was booked on a felony charge of carrying concealed unlicensed firearms, and a misdemeanor battery charge. He was booked into Plantation Key jail on $30,000 bond Friday morning.

The other driver, Carlos Rodriguez, also of Homestead, told police that Demming used his purple Dodge Challenger to block Rodriguez’s vehicle from behind in a parking space at the Tom Thumb gas station at mile marker 98, around 7:30 a.m. Friday. Demming honked the horn and yelled obscenities, Rodriguez said.


Demming then walked to the driver’s side of Rodriguez’s vehicle, pulled up his shirt to display a pistol in his waistband and then slapped Rodriguez in the face, the victim related to deputies.

Demming left but was stopped by a deputy at the Chevron at mile marker 92. He told Lt. Corey Bryan that Rodriguez would not let him merge into southbound traffic near mile marker 99 and almost ran him off the road and into a tree.

According to the arrest report, Demming told Bryan that he did confront Rodriguez in the Tom Thumb parking lot. Demming claimed Rodriguez was the one who started the confrontation by taking off his shirt and running toward the Challenger. He denied ever showing Rodriguez a gun.

Demming said he slapped Rodriguez, but only after Rodriguez “jumped” at him, according to Deputy Benjamin Elmore’s report.

Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jason Madnick watched security video from the Tom Thumb station, which showed Demming’s car pull up behind Rodriguez’s vehicle, blocking it. The two men were shown talking to each other through their driver-side windows, and then Demming gets out of his car and walks to Rodriguez’s window. Elmore’s report does not state whether the video shows Demming slap Rodriguez, but it does state that the video shows “Carlos’ head fly back as if he had been struck and then Tyrell gets in his car and leaves.”

“The camera angle doesn’t show the entire altercation and the firearm can’t be seen in the video,” Benjamin wrote in his report.

The other gun found in Demming’s car was a Smith & Wesson .40 caliber pistol, which has a black polymer frame similar to a Glock, which is what Rodriguez told deputies Demming displayed during the altercation.

The Draco AK-47 was loaded with a 30-round magazine. Demming told deputies he carries the guns in his car “because he travels a lot,” Benjamin wrote. Demming does not have a concealed weapons permit, and both weapons were kept in duffel bags in the car, according to Benjamin’s report.

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Two Brownwood residents face criminal charges after a search turned up more than three kilograms of THC-infused edibles in their vehicle on March 15.

The driver of the vehicle, Tyler Deltroro, 18, and the passenger, Victor Rodriguez, 19, were both charged with possession of a controlled substance PG 2 greater than or equal to 400 grams.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Sara Warren stated at about 10:31 p.m. a trooper stopped a 2013 Dodge Challenger on Interstate Highway-35E two miles north of Milford for a traffic violation.

“Due to indications of possible criminal activity, a search of the vehicle was conducted,” Warran said. “During the search, more than three kilograms of THC infused edibles, one gram of cocaine, and six grams of marijuana were located within the vehicle.”

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration website, edibles are food products infused with marijuana. The effects of smoking marijuana only take minutes. Edibles take between 1-3 hours because the food is absorbed into the bloodstream through the liver.

The DEA website notes that, among 12th graders who have used marijuana in the past year, 40 percent reported having consumed it in edible form in medical marijuana states, versus 26 percent in non-medical marijuana states.

Deltoro and Rodriguez were taken into custody and booked into the Wayne McCollum Detention Center in Waxahachie. Rodriguez was also charged with possession of a controlled substance PG 1 less than one gram, possession of marijuana less than two ounces, and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

Deltoro is facing charges of possession of marijuana less than two ounces, and unlawful caring of a weapon.

Records from the detention center show Rodriguez had bonds totaling $37,500 and Deltoro had bonds totaling $32,500. The detention center website shows Rodriguez and Deltoro no longer listed as an inmate in the facility.

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A 22-year-old man was shot in his stomach and had his Dodge Challenger stolen Tuesday night on Detroit's east side.

At about 10 p.m. Tuesday, the victim and his brother were in separate cars at a liquor store in the area of Conner and Shoemaker, said Dontae Freeman, a Detroit Police Department spokesman. 

Then a car, believed to be a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, pulled up, and two men got out.

After a brief conversation with the victim, one of the suspects approached the driver's side door and fired a shot, which hit the victim in his stomach. Then the suspects fled with the victim's newer model Dodge Challenger.

The victim's brother privately transported him to an area hospital, where he is listed in temporary serious condition.

Police are investigating.

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that left a 3-year-old dead in DeKalb County, Georgia late Sunday night.

According to Atlanta's WSB-TV, a woman was driving when another vehicle pulled up alongside her and someone inside fired a shot into the rear passenger door. Her child was strapped into the rear passenger seat.

“She saw somebody who was pointing what appeared to be a paintball gun at her vehicle and she heard a real gunshot,” DeKalb County Police Chief James Conroy said.

Police said the incident happened on Eastland Road late Sunday near southeast Atlanta.

The child’s mother, Rashonda Craig, told WSB-TV that the situation was like a nightmare. She said she was driving on Bouldercrest Road in southeast Atlanta around 11:30 p.m. Sunday when she saw someone pull up in a gray Dodge Charger and point what she thought to be a paintball gun at her vehicle.

“My baby was sleeping in the backseat when I saw the car come past,” Craig said. “I saw a paintball gun but then I heard a real gun. When I heard the gunshot, my baby started crying. I didn't know my baby was shot.”

Less than a mile up the road, she said she realized he was hit.

Craig said her son just turned 3 a few days ago and that she has no idea who would do this to him. She thinks it might have been a case of mistaken identity because she was driving a rental car.

Police said they are looking for a gray Dodge Charger with a temporary tag.




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A Wednesday night crash landed a woman in jail after she tried to drive away from the scene.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Brian Millsaps said it was around 8:30 p.m. when he arrived at the intersection of Thompson Road and Watson Chapel Road and found a Dodge Challenger had hit a power pole before coming to rest in a field.

Millsaps said the driver, Sarah Danielle Martinez, 29, Hale Circle, Madisonville, was still sitting in the car with EMS attempting to treat her. Martinez refused the treatment, and Millsaps said he tried to talk to her, but she was trying to start the car despite the damage to it.

Millsaps said he eventually asked Martinez to get out of the car and she did, with help, but seemed to have trouble focusing on her surroundings. The officer also noticed that the tag on the car had expired in 2017.

Millsaps said Martinez could not produce any of the car-related paperwork he asked for, but he did see an empty can of alcohol in the car. When asked, Martinez allegedly said she had drunk alcohol a couple of hours ago.

Millsaps tried to have Martinez take a few sobriety tests, but despite another deputy holding her up, she was unable to do any of them. Millsaps then stopped the tests, afraid Martinez would hurt herself.

Martinez was arrested and charged with DUI and seven traffic violations. Millsaps said she also later refused a blood/alcohol test.



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Challenger without a front license plate was stopped near the 136 mile post on I-30 by a DPS Trooper Sunday afternoon. During the stop, Ronnelle Louis Collins, 19, of Little Rock, Arkansas was deceptive when asked questions about prior criminal activity and avoided eye contact when asked questions about the presence of drugs, weapons and money in the vehicle, according to the officer’s report. A DPS K-9 unit was called.

As a result of the k-9 giving a positive alert on the vehicle, a search of the vehicle found a small amount of a controlled substance, a Glock .45 caliber semi-auto handgun, $13,000, and drug paraphernalia including bags and scales.

Collins is in Hopkins County Jail charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram, Money Laundering more than $2,500 but less than $30,000, and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon.



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Christian D. Haines, 20, of Henrietta, was charged on March 29 with felony delivery of a controlled substance, along with three misdemeanor charges.

According to a probable-cause statement filed by Deputy Scott Robeson of the Ray County Sheriff’s Department, Haines admitted to having marijuana in a bag in the trunk of his car.

Haines was arrested after an off-duty deputy saw him around 3 p.m. on March 12, driving a yellow Dodge Challenger at speeds of more than 100 mph and weaving in and out of traffic, northbound on Highway 13. Haines made a left-hand turn onto westbound South Street near the Richmond High School parking lot, where Robeson stopped him.


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