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Patrick Mahomes’ father arrested for alleged DWI in Texas

Patrick Mahomes’ father arrested for alleged DWI in Texas

Patrick Mahomes Sr., father of superstar Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated, according to a booking report from Saturday. The senior Mahomes was charged with a DWI and booked at Smith County Jail in Tyler, Texas, according to the report. The booking report did not detail whether Mahomes, 53, was released and whether there is a bond amount set for him. Representatives for the elder Mahomes did not immediately respond to NBC News’ request for comment. The arrest comes just days before Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs face off against the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl in Las Vegas on Feb. 10. Source link

More Than 150 DWI Cases Dismissed as Part of Federal Public Corruption Probe in New Mexico

More Than 150 DWI Cases Dismissed as Part of Federal Public Corruption Probe in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 150 cases alleging that motorists drove while intoxicated have been dismissed as part of a federal public corruption investigation, authorities said. The FBI investigation led the 2nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Albuquerque to dismiss 152 misdemeanor DWI cases as of Friday morning, the office said. Those cases could still be refiled. “We did this in deference to an ongoing federal investigation,” said Nancy Laflin, a spokeswoman for the office. Search warrants were served at multiple locations last week, including at the homes of at least three Albuquerque police officers, the Albuquerque Journal reported. No one has been arrested or charged in the investigation as of late last week. Three Albuquerque police officers combined filed 136 of the 152 DWI cases, according to court records. At least 107 of those were filed last year — making up 10% of such cases for the Albuquerque Police Department, records showed. Political Cartoons Some officers have been placed on standard administrative leave and others were reassigned, said Albuquerque police spokesman Gilbert Gallegos, …

The other DWI: Driving while immersed

The other DWI: Driving while immersed

Jeremy Bailenson Contributor On May 17, Meta and BMW released a video hailing a joint research breakthrough that will allow virtual reality headsets to work in moving cars. Because the companies have figured out how to track a person’s body movement independently of the car’s motion, passengers and drivers will be able to wear VR headsets to simultaneously see the road and digital content or be totally immersed in a virtual world. This is “the future we see coming down the road,” a Meta engineer says in the video. I believe that putting virtual reality headsets in cars will kill people. VR is the most immersive medium ever invented — it covers your eyes and ears to replace the real world with a digital landscape. Meta — which sold 80% of all headsets worldwide last year and about 20 million in total—is facing the economic reality that VR will not soon replace videogames or Zoom meetings. So now they are turning to cars, pointing out in the video that, “Everyone spends time in cars every …