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Jackass actor charged with drunk driving

Iowa residents may have loved the crazy stunts and hijinks of Bam Margera on the MTV show "Jackass" in the early 2000s, but police didn't think much of his driving when they arrested the performer on suspicion of drunk driving in early January. In 2011, his longtime friend and fellow member of the cast Ryan Dunn was killed in a drunk driving accident.

Lawsuit from Randy Travis attempts to restrict DUI footage

Randy Travis fans in Iowa may have heard that in 2012, he was taken into custody after a DUI and that he had a stroke in 2013. The 2012 incident involved a video of a naked and ranting Travis. The incident occurred in Texas, and Travis and his family have been fighting to keep the footage from being released.

Rap star Fetty Wap charged with drunk driving and street racing

Hip-hop music fans in Iowa and around the country may know Willie Maxwell better by his stage name Fetty Wap. Wap's 'Trap Queen" reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2015, but the 26-year-old rapper was making headlines of a different sort on Nov. 3. That was when officers with the New York City Police Department took Wap into custody on drunk driving, street racing and motor vehicle charges following an alleged early morning street race on a Brooklyn highway.

Charged with a DUI? One of these defenses might apply

A conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI) can have a lasting effect on many aspects of your life. For example, if you are a college student your university can suspend you, you might lose access to financial aid, and you may even have problems finding a decent job or a nice apartment with a criminal conviction on your record.

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