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Florida woman accused of driving drunk with unbuckled toddler in back seat – WPEC

Brandy Lerma, a 31-year-old mother from Boynton Beach, is facing charges of child abuse and DUI. (PBSO)


A woman from Boynton Beach, Florida is facing child abuse and DUI charges after a tow truck driver spotted her weaving all over the road.

“I was afraid she was going to kill someone,” said Juan Martinez in a statement to detectives with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Martinez told deputies he saw a woman at the wheel of a gold Chevrolet Malibu, driving all over the place down Haverhill Boulevard near Belvedere Road on Saturday afternoon. He said she nearly hit four cars and looked drunk or under the influence of something. According to the arrest report, he also saw a child in the back seat.

A responding deputy ultimately pulled over the driver, identified as 31-year-old Brandy Lerma.

The deputy wrote in the report a strong smell of alcohol emanated from Lerma’s car, and that she had slurred speech and couldn’t find her driver’s license, despite it being in plain view of the deputy.

Authorities also made note of an unrestrainted 3-year-old child standing in the back seat.

A DUI team responded to give Lerma a roadside test. According to the arrest report, she fell twice during the tests.

Lerma took two breath tests. The results, according to the sheriff’s office, registered a blood alcohol content of .200 and .187. The legal limit in Florida is .08.

The woman told deputies at the scene she took Percocet, Xanax, and drank two fireballs.

She is out on bond and due back in court next month.


Man hit by lorry on zebra crossing in Melford Road, Sudbury

PUBLISHED: 14:26 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:26 16 August 2017

The zebra crossing in Melford Road, Sudbury. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

The zebra crossing in Melford Road, Sudbury. Picture: PHIL MORLEY


A pedestrian has been taken to hospital with head and neck pain after being struck by a lorry in Sudbury.

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Police were called to Melford Road at around 12.20pm to reports a man had been injured after being hit by a HGV on a zebra crossing.

A second vehicle, believed to be a supermarket delivery van, hit the back of the lorry after the initial crash.

Ambulance crews were also sent and treated the injured pedestrian, who was suffering from neck and head pain.

The man was taken to West Suffolk Hospital as a precaution – a police spokesman said his injuries are not life-threatening or life-changing.

The road was blocked until approximately 1.25pm when recovery was arranged for the lorry.

No-one else is believed to have been injured in the crash.

• Witnesses to the crash and anyone with dash cam footage should contact Suffolk Constabulary on 101 with information.


CORRECTING and REPLACING Ten FedEx Drivers Take Home Top Honors at the National Truck Driving …

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE[1])–Please replace the release with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions, including the corrected spelling of the Grand Champion’s name Roland Bolduc.

The corrected release reads:


Roland Bolduc, FedEx Express, Awarded Grand Champion Title

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced today that 10 drivers representing the company took home top honors at the 2017 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) in Orlando August 8-12. Six were crowned National Champions in their respective driving classes and Roland Bolduc of FedEx Express was named the Bendix Grand Champion, the most prestigious award at the National Truck Driving Championships. Four other drivers also received awards recognizing excellence in the written test, professionalism and best first-time performance.

“We are proud of all the men and women who competed in the National Truck Driving Championships, and particularly those who took top honors at the national level. All of these skilled professionals represent the FedEx value of Safety Above All,” said Frederick W. Smith, chairman and CEO, FedEx Corp.

Team FedEx has now won 50 National Champion, four National Grand Champion and seven Rookie of the Year titles since the inception of the Chairman’s Challenge in 2003.

The following are brief profiles of the individuals honored:

Michael Bills[2] of Durham, N.C., was crowned champion of the Step Van class. Michael is a 25- year veteran of FedEx Express with 1 million accident-free miles.

Rick Bailey[3] of Warren, Mich., took home the championship for the Straight Truck class. Rick has logged 3.5 million accident-free miles during his 36-year professional driving career, 19 of which he has spent at FedEx Freight.

Jim Duffy[4] of Madison, Wis., was crowned champion of the 4-axle class. Jim, a driver for FedEx Freight, was recognized at the Wisconsin TDC as the Ray Newberry “Mr. Safety” Award winner and has been a professional driver for 17 years, logging more than 650,000 safe-driving miles.

Wayne Crowder[5] of Louisville, Ky., took home the championship in the Flatbed class. Wayne, an America’s Road Team captain and FedEx Freight driver, has accumulated 3.3 million safe-driving miles during his 35-year driving career.

Scott Woodrome[6] of Dayton, Ohio was named champion of the Tank Truck class. Scott, a FedEx Freight driver, is an America’s Road Team Captain and was named the 2015 Driver of the Year by the Ohio Trucking Association.

Roland Bolduc[7] of Windsor, Conn., was named the champion of the 5-Axle Sleeper class, and also took home the title of Grand Champion during his 14th appearance at the competition. Roland has driven for FedEx Express for 23 of his 34-year professional driving career, logging 1.7 million accident-free miles.

At NTDC and in the trucking industry year round, safety and professionalism are paramount. Three drivers representing FedEx took home awards that demonstrate these values:

  • Neill Darmstadter Professional Excellence Award: Dan Shamrell, FedEx Freight (Portland, Ore.)
  • Rookie of the Year: Bryce Neilson, FedEx Freight (Butte, Mont.)
  • Best Written Score: Paul Brandon, FedEx Freight (New Haven, Conn.) and Don Logan, FedEx Freight (Topeka, Kan.)

Along with the Champions of each class and the individual awards winners, 16 drivers were top finishers in their respective driving class:

  • Kailen Bronson, FedEx Ground (Portland, Ore.), 5th Place, Step Van
  • Randy Byrd, FedEx Freight (Jackson, Miss.), 3rd place, Twins
  • Lalo Fernandez, FedEx Freight (Portland, Ore.), 2nd place, 5-Axle Sleeper
  • Todd Flippin, FedEx Freight (Springfield, Colo.), 4th place, Twins
  • Ross Garner, FedEx Freight (Decatur, Ala.), 2nd place, Tank Truck
  • Brent Glasenapp, FedEx Express (Milwaukee, Wis.), 2nd place, Straight Truck
  • David Hawk, FedEx Freight (Birmingham, Ala.), 5th place, Straight Truck
  • Nick Jones, FedEx Freight (Portland, Ore.), 4th place, 5-Axle
  • Artur Lesniowski, FedEx Ground (Secaucus, N.J.), 3rd place, 5-Axle
  • Don Logan, FedEx Freight (Topeka, Kan.), 4th place, Flatbed
  • Bart Masciulli, FedEx Express (Philadelphia, Pa.), 4th place, Step Van
  • Dave Rohman, FedEx Express (Charlotte, N.C.), 2nd place, 3-Axle
  • Dan Shamrell, FedEx Freight (Portland, Ore.), 3rd place, 4-Axle
  • Chris Shaw, FedEx Express (Albuquerque, N.M.), 4th place, Straight Truck
  • Darrell Shelton, FedEx Freight (Pasco, Wash.), 5th place, 4-Axle
  • Steve Ward, FedEx Express, (Greer, S.C.), 4th place, 4-Axle

This year, 173 drivers from FedEx Freight, FedEx Express and FedEx Ground competed at the NTDC. For the second consecutive year, drivers from all the 50 states represented Team FedEx. Collectively this team of 173 individuals has 3,800 years professional driving experience and has driven 246 million accident-free miles. In order to compete at Nationals, each driver must be accident free for one year and win their respective states competition.

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) sponsors the annual championships, known as the “Super Bowl of Safety,” to recognize industry leadership in safety and to promote professionalism among truck drivers. Each driver is required to demonstrate his or her driving skills and knowledge of the industry through a series of tests, including a written exam, vehicle pre-trip inspection and driving-skills challenge.

About FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $60 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 400,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around the world, please visit[8].


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