Teen jailed after calling 911 on himself to demand his own arrest for getting drunk at home

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(VAN BUREN, Arkansas) — Police in Van Buren, Arkansas are still scratching their heads over one of the most unusual arrests they said they have made in years.On Thursday night, police received a call from an 18-year-old reporting underage drinking in his home – by him.“Basically he, I guess, was intoxicated and called our office and said he was underage and drinking and he wanted to go to jail,” Van Buren Police Department Sergeant Jonathan Wear told ABC News in a telephone interview.“At first the [responding] officers were a little confused,” he said. “They went to make contact and when they went to the house this guy — he actually came out of the apartment with his hands up. At that time, the officers didn’t know it was him who called – they thought it was a neighbor. The officers asked what was going on and he admitted to calling.”“The officers wanted to give him a chance so they said, you know, ‘Look, just stay in your apartment and don’t drink, and you can go back into your house,’ but I guess he wasn’t good with that,” Wear explained. “They actually gave him a chance to go back inside and sober up. But he refused. He said, ‘I really need to go to jail.’” Wear said the young man told officers he had been drinking after having a bad day.He said that Van Buren police officers still can’t figure out what prompted the young man to self-confess and turn himself in.“There’s a little bit of a buzz around here,” Wear said. “The officers at the police department are talking about it because it’s just so unusual.” “He was not very high,” Wear said.“It wasn’t like he was just wasted or anything. He was not bad at all. The officers told him that ‘in your house [underage drinking is] not an issue. But with him refusing to go back in, the officers couldn’t leave him wandering around outside, so they arrested him and took him in.”The young man was charged with public intoxication, but the mystery behind his self-confession remains.On the ride to the station, “there wasn’t any real conversation,” Wear said.By Arkansas state law, individuals arrested for public intoxication must remain locked up for at least six hours.Wear said the young man was locked up for six hours and then released on a “small” bond.“It was a very strange arrest.”Wear declined to provide the teenager’s name.“We are not releasing his name,” the sergeant said. “We don’t want to cause him too much trouble.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Australian utility exec: Baseload power era is over

first_imgAustralian utility exec: Baseload power era is over FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:[Australia’s] Origin Energy says the cost of wind and solar farms has fallen so far it is now cheaper than the marginal cost of coal generation, and the company is moving on from the concept of “24/7 base-load”.The assessment was made by Greg Jarvis, the company’s head of energy trading and operations, in an interview for Renew Economy’s popular Energy Insiders podcast, published on Tuesday.“I have been in this game for so long … the one thing I have seen is just the cost of renewables really change the game,” Jarvis says. “It is amazing what we have been seeing. Renewables are cheaper than the marginal cost of black coal at the moment. They are very cheap.”Jarvis puts the cost of solar in the mid $40s/MWh and the cost of wind at the low $50s/MWh. That cost of solar is around half the average price of wholesale electricity in most states this year. And with the falling cost of storage – this is likely to enable “firm” renewables to emerge as a serious contender to existing fossil fuel plants.Jarvis also made it clear that Origin Energy has moved on from thinking about new generation in terms of “base-load”, which stands in sharp contrast to current government thinking and the conservative commentariat. Asked if Origin Energy had moved beyond the idea – promoted by the federal government and many in mainstream media – that reliability depended on 24/7 base-load power, Jarvis said: “Oh, a long time ago. The idea of base-load power stations is well and truly gone.”He cited Origin’s recent investment in its last coal fire generator Eraring, and its efforts to make it more flexible so it can power down in the middle of the day so Origin can focus on cheap renewables, before turning up the power at peak times.More: Origin says solar cheaper than coal, moving on from base-loadlast_img read more

HZJZ: Recommendation for work / stay on yachts, boats and other vessels during the epidemic COVID-19

first_imgPassenger records.  Crew health monitoring by daily temperature measurement.  The Croatian Institute of Public Health published recommendations for work / stay on yachts, boats and other vessels during the COVID-19 epidemic. Other recommendations as well as the procedure in case of symptoms indicative of COVID-19 can be found in the appendix. It is recommended that vessel personnel keep records of passenger contacts and passenger entries and exits, so that in case of detection of a sick person on board, territorially competent epidemiologists can identify and inform the patient’s contacts as soon as possible and implement measures to prevent further spread of infection. Before starting work, all crew members must measure their temperature in the morning and will not start working if it is higher than 37,2oC and / or they have respiratory problems. In case of fever and / or respiratory problems with or without fever, employees will contact the employer and the competent family doctor by phone and will not start working until the cause of respiratory disorders or fever is determined. Attachment: HZJZ: Recommendation for work / stay on yachts, boats and other vessels during the epidemic COVID-19last_img read more