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Being a judge has certain perks, but dismissing your own traffic tickets isn’t one of them.
A Pennsylvania judge has learned that her job’s fringe benefits don’t include dismissing personal traffic tickets – she faces criminal charges for allegedly trying to get out of paying various driving violations.
According to Attorney General Linda Kelly, Magisterial District Judge Kelly Ballentine of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is up on charges of conflict of interest, tampering with public records and obstruction. The tickets in question include parking violations in front of her home and an expired registration on her BMW.
After summonses were sent to Ballentine when she didn’t pay her tickets, she accessed the online court system records and dismissed these summonses. She has been arraigned and released on a $25,000 bond.
Have you ever wondered what stretches of Interstate and other limited-access highways in the U.S. had the longest gaps between exits from the road? Well, TomTom has come up with a list… and you may be surprised which states made the cut.
Florida made it into the top 16 five times, with Pennsylvania coming in second with three. Also dominating this list are the toll roads.
Here are the 16 longest distances between freeway exits in the USA (Asterisk indicates exit gap exists in both directions):
1. Florida 91 (Fla. Turnpike), Exit 193 to Exit 242: 48.9 miles. *
2. Florida 91, Exit 193 to Exit 152: 40.5 miles. *
3. I-80 in Utah, Exit 4 to Exit 41: 37.4 miles. *
4. I-70 East in Pennsylvania, Exit 110 to Exit 146: 35.5 miles.
5. I-75 in Florida, Exit 80 to Exit 49: 30.6 miles. *
6. I-335 in Kansas, Exit 147 to Exit 177: 30.3 miles. *
7. I-90 in Massachusetts, Exit 3 to Exit 2: 29.9 miles. *
8.I-44 West in Oklahoma, Exit 283 to Exit 255: 28.4 miles.
9. I-40 in California, Exit 78 to Exit 50: 28.4 miles. *
10. I-44 East in Oklahoma, Exit 53 to Exit 80: 27.6 miles.
11. I-70 West in Pennsylvania, Exit 146 to Brotherton Rd. Exit: 27.3 miles.
12. I-75 North in Florida, Exit 23 to Exit 49: 26.2 miles.
13. I-70 West in Colorado, Exit 75 to Exit 49: 26 miles.
14. I-75 South in Florida Exit 49 to Exit 23: 25.7 miles.
15. I-76 in Pennsylvania, Exit 226 to Exit 201: 25 miles. *
16. I-80 in Indiana, Exit 144 to Exit 121: 23.8 miles. *
[Source: USA Today]
Turns out that Jackass star Ryan Dunn, who recently died in a car accident, was drunk at twice the legal limit for alcohol when he crashed.
The toxicology report confirmed Twitter’s worst suspicions: police say that Drunn’s blood alcohol content was at 0.196, or twice of Pennsylvania’s 0.08 limit. No other drugs were found in his system.
Dunn had left a bar called Barnaby’s of America with passenger Zachary D. Hartwell, who was also killed when Dunn’s Porsche 911 GT3 slammed into a guardrail at over 130mph. A bar employee said that Dunn “didn’t seem intoxicated” at the time, though as we all know—that is never the case.
Always call a cab, kids.
[Source: Left Lane News]
Ryan Dunn, one of the cast members of Jackass, was killed in a devastating car accident along with another passenger.
Dunn’s Porsche 911 GT3 slammed into a guardrail at 3am in a small Pennsylvania town, leaving behind little more than a charred frame. According to cops, the car was completely on fire when they arrived, and both bodies were burned beyond recognition. They also believe that the car was going over 110 miles per hour at the time of the crash.
Dunn was alleged to have been drinking beforehand, through a picture he posted to his Twitter account. One of his stunts on Jackass was hiding a toy car up his rectum.