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October 3, 2012

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Beer battered

BUTLER, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on charges she bonked two police officers with beer thrown from an upstairs window when they answered a domestic dispute call at her home.

Online court records don't list an attorney for 48-year-old Diane Pusateri, of Butler Township.

Police say Pusateri was arguing with another woman as three police arrived at their home about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh on Sunday night. That's when police say she threw a 30-pack of beer out a second-floor window, hitting two of three responding officers in the head, shoulder, neck and thigh with the cans.

Pusateri remained jailed Wednesday unable to post bail. She faces a preliminary hearing Oct. 4 on charges including aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest.

TME Some folks can't hold their liquorso they throw it.

Riding under the influence

BUNNELL, Fla. - A man who police say was drunk while riding his horse through a northeast Florida town is now in jail after a police chase.

Flagler County jail records show 29-year-old Charles Cowart was arrested Monday. He's being held on $7,000 bond on charges that include disorderly conduct, resisting arrest without violence and cruelty to animals.

A message was left Tuesday at phone listing for Cowart in Bunnell, about 60 miles south of Jacksonville.

According to a charging affidavit, officers responded to a report of an 'intoxicated male riding a horse' and found Cowart riding over railroad tracks. He told officers he was headed to his grandmother's house and ignored orders to get off the horse. He took off and police chased him for more than a half-hour.

TME Cops chasing a white Broncowhy does that ring a bell?

This week in Mensa candidates

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Authorities say an Albuquerque man has been arrested for drunken driving - after he called police on himself.

KRQE-TV reports that Antonio Candelaria recently was arrested when officers found him drunk in his driveway and lying on the ground with his foot stuck in his motorcycle.

Police say the 50-year-old had called police for help after getting his foot stuck.

According to police, Candelaria's breath test results came out above .16, which is twice the legal limit in New Mexico.

Court records showed that Candelaria had a long list of DWI arrests and a handful of convictions.

It was unclear if Candelaria had an attorney.

TME If he managed to get his foot stuck in a motorcycle, it's probably best to get him off the streets.

Fundraiser of the Living Dead

LANSING, Mich. - Zombies are expected to roam a park in the state's capital city this weekend to help feed the hungry.

The Lansing State Journal reports the 2012 Downtown Lansing Zombie Walk takes place Saturday to benefit the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

The event starts at 11 a.m. at Ferris Park and features an obstacle course, 3-legged zombie races and snacks. The walk itself begins at 1 p.m.

There is no registration fee and people are encouraged to dress as zombies.

TME The final donation tally was 113 brains and a George Romero movie.

Like father, like son

IRWIN, Pa. - Western Pennsylvania police say a father and son had both been drinking before the younger man crashed into a utility pole and was then given a ride home by his father.

Online court records don't list attorneys for 30-year-old Adam Augustine and his father, 61-year-old Francis Augustine, both of Irwin. They face preliminary hearings on drunken driving charges Oct. 30.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Thursday that Adam Augustine crashed his vehicle in Penn Township on Sept. 16 after golfing and watching football earlier that day.

Adam Augustine then called his father for a ride home. Police say Francis Augustine had been drinking at home before police on their way to the crash encountered their vehicle, also containing a woman identified as Adam's mother and Francis Augustine's wife.

Police say all three were arguing about who should drive.

TME Nothing says family togetherness quite like vodka and car crashes.

An American hero

PITTSBURGH - A crosswalk vigilante has beaten Pittsburgh road crews to the punch _ and to the paint - by marking crosswalks at what residents say is a dangerous intersection for pedestrians in the city's Polish Hill neighborhood.

The lines were painted about three weeks ago and have drawn rave reviews from residents. One posted this message on a bulletin board at a nearby park: 'Dear crosswalk vigilantes: Thank you! You made my day.'

City officials, however, aren't thrilled with the temporary solution.

Public Works director Rob Kaczorowski says crews were planning to install larger stop signs paint a crosswalk in a few weeks. The city had previously twice denied requests for crosswalks.

Kaczorowski says whoever painted the crosswalks should have waited because they 'would be part of the liability if there's an accident there.'

TME Wherever there's an unsafe intersection, you'll find the Crosswalk Avenger!

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