After Melissa Dodd and a gentleman friend left a Missouri strip club they ran into Mackenzie L. Beets. Unfortunately, they were in their cars at the time. Melissa later told police she didn’t realize she’d driven two miles in the wrong lane until she saw a another car coming straight at her. Melissa said she honked her horn, which prompted Beets to look up from her cellphone, before the cars collided head on. Melissa and her friend wound up in the hospital with various fractures, while Beets wound up in jail on DUI charges. Melissa could also face DUI charges as cops found open containers in both cars.
One Texas couple may not have fuzzy wedding photos, but their wedding photographer wound up very blurry. Katherine Leigh Mehta was hired to photograph the unnamed couple’s wedding on Saturday, but as the evening wore on, her behavior became erratic. Police were called when Katherine was found having sex with a wedding guest at the venue. Officers arrived to find Katherine yelling at a fountain before going to a nearby tree to urinate. As Katherine was arrested, she threatened deputies, saying “Y’all families will be dead by Christmas…My dad is going to find out about this, and y’all are (expletive) dead. D-E-A-D.” Katherine’s behavior may be explained by her bottle of Xanax, which deputies believe she mixed with alcohol.
Back in April, Westport, Connecticut’s Jason Stiber was given a $300 ticket for distracted driving when he was seen using his cellphone after he pulled out of a McDonald’s drive-thru. However, Stiber fought the ticket, claiming it wasn’t a phone in his hand, but a McDonald’s hash brown. Stiber said he had no reason to put his phone up to his ear because he has Bluetooth, and provided phone records that show he didn’t make any calls in the hour he received the ticket. Despite that, the court upheld the ticket and he’s appealed the case. Stiber has even hired a lawyer for $1,000 to fight the $300 ticket.
Massachusetts’ Dorchester Historical Society has apologized for inviting people to their annual holiday open house. It’s not the hospitality they’re apologizing for, but the invitation itself, which was titled ‘We’re dreaming of a white Dorchester.’ While they intended it to be a play on the lyrics to ‘White Christmas,’ others felt some might interpret it as having racial overtones.
The Johnston Press claims Shamsher Butt, of Peterborough, England, recently lost his license for 18 months after he was caught driving under the influence. Butt was supposed to take his wife to the hospital for an induced birth, but instead went out partying with friends and ended up drunk in a McDonald’s drive-thru. He asked for a staff discount before attempting to pay for his food with a crumpled-up potato chip bag. When staffers refused to accept the bag, Butt took off his sock and offered that as payment. McDonald’s staffers called the police after Butt hit a curb while trying to park.