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Harrowing video shows man darting through traffic across busy Arizona interstate

Harrowing video shows man darting through traffic across busy Arizona interstate

A man in Arizona was spotted on video navigating his way across a busy interstate and narrowly avoiding serious injury or death as trucks whizzed by inches away from him.The dashcam video shows a man crossing six lanes of traffic on Interstate 10 in Arizona and barely avoiding being hit by at least two trucks.”Thank God for professionally trained drivers,” Tony Bradley, president and CEO of the Arizona Trucking Association, told Fox 10 Phoenix. “There were a lot of commercial trucks on that freeway. You didn’t see them overreact, slam on their brakes, hit another vehicle because somebody was trying to run across lanes of traffic, which is something an untrained driver might have done, is try to swerve and over correct, and it could have been a horrific accident.”NEW YORK DRUNK DRIVING CRASH SUSPECT TOLD OF FUTURE FAMILY’S FATE JUST BEFORE COURT APPEARANCE: REPORTS
An unidentified man was reportedly unharmed after crossing a busy Arizona interstate.
(Arizona Trucking Association)The unidentified man was reportedly unharmed after successfully crossing the interstate.”I was just astounded by the video,” Bradley said. “Thank goodness everyone is OK, and I didn’t get this call of ‘We were in this horrific accident because somebody was on the freeway, jumping in between lanes.’”TEXAS MAN FALLS TO HIS DEATH AFTER DANCING ON TOP OF MOVING 18-WHEELER PASSING UNDER BRIDGE
An unidentified man was reportedly unharmed after crossing a busy Arizona interstate.
(KSAZ-TV)GEORGIA MAN CRASHES STOLEN ATLANTA POLICE CAR ON RAILROAD TRACKS, OFFICERS RESCUE HIM FROM ONCOMING TRAINThe Arizona Department of Public Safety did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.”You can fix stupid, and when somebody is out there, running on a freeway, that is a really hard thing to train,” Bradley said. CLICK TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
An unidentified Arizona man narrowly missed being hit by trucks as he crossed Interstate 10.
(Arizona Trucking Association)”You just have to make sure that they are trained in instincts that are being calm and not overreacting kick in.”

Former CA solar firm executive sentenced in $1 billion fraud scheme

Former CA solar firm executive sentenced in $1 billion fraud scheme

A former executive of a California solar power company was sentenced Tuesday to 6 1/2 years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $620 million in restitution for his role in a $1 billion fraud scheme, federal prosecutors said.Ryan Guidry, 45, of Pleasant Hill pleaded guilty in 2020 to conspiracy and money laundering charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement.Guidry was a one-time vice president of operations for DC Solar, based in Benicia in the San Francisco Bay Area. Between 2011 and 2018, the company marketed mobile solar generator units. The firm touted the trailer-mounted units as being able to provide emergency power for cellphone companies or lighting at sporting and other events.‘SCAM BANKRUPT FRAUD’: FTX FOUNDER USED CONFUSING, ‘TECHNOCRATIC JARGON’ TO THROW OFF PUBLIC, INVESTOR SAYSBut executives started telling investors they could benefit from federal tax credits by buying the generators and leasing them back to DC Solar, which would then provide them to other companies for their use, prosecutors said.In reality, DC Solar sold more generators than it made, used phony financial statements and lease contracts to conceal the fraud and in a classic Ponzi scheme repaid early investors with money from later ones, prosecutors said.
Former executive of DC Solar Ryan Guidry, 45, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and money laundering charges in 2020. He was sentenced to over six years in prison Tuesday.
(Fox News)Some 9,000 of the approximately 17,000 generators that DC Solar claimed to have made didn’t exist, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.Among those suckered by the business were Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.GET FOX NATION BY CLICKING HEREDC Solar founder Jeff Carpoff was sentenced in 2021 to 30 years in prison and ordered to pay $790.6 million in restitution for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering.In 2021 and 2022 four other people, including Carpoff’s wife Paulette Carpoff, were sentenced to prison in connection with the fraud while Ronald J. Roach of Walnut Creek could face up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced in March, prosecutors said.

CA widow files wrongful death lawsuit after police shoot unarmed mentally ill husband in the back

CA widow files wrongful death lawsuit after police shoot unarmed mentally ill husband in the back

A California widow whose husband was suffering from a mental health crisis when she called a nonemergency number for help last year sued Culver City police Tuesday, alleging they shot her unarmed husband in the back as he was running from officers.Adriana Medina filed her civil rights and wrongful death lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the fatal shooting of Guillermo Medina on Dec. 18 in the Los Angeles suburb.Medina was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and hadn’t taken his medication in a couple of weeks when he showed up at his home and pounded on the windows, his wife said at a news conference.CALIFORNIA DOCTOR WHO DROVE TESLA OFF CLIFF WITH WIFE, 2 KIDS IN JAIL HELD WITHOUT BAIL: REPORTShe purposely avoided calling 911 and dialed the main number of the police station in hopes of having a mental health intervention. She told police she did not believe her husband was going to hurt anyone, according to the lawsuit.”That cry for help became a death sentence,” attorney V. James DeSimone said.A police spokesperson would not comment on pending litigation but a press release issued after the shooting said officers responded to a domestic violence call involving a husband threatening his wife with a handgun.”There was no report of domestic violence,” DeSimone said. “There was no report that he was threatening her with a handgun. She never saw a gun.”
Adriana Medina filed a wrongful death lawsuit after her mentally ill husband was shot in the back by the police. Adriana Medina and her husband Guillermo Medina are seen in this undated photo.
(Adriana Medina via AP)The conflicting statements from both police and Medina’s wife, along with grainy video of the shooting, make it too difficult to determine if the shooting was justified, said Ed Obayashi, a deputy sheriff and adviser to the Plumas County sheriff who investigates use of force incidents for police in California and nationwide.Recordings of the call to police and what dispatchers relayed to officers will be crucial in determining the threat they may have perceived, he said.”The most important factor is whether there was an immediate threat posed to the officers,” Obayashi said. “Assuming officers have been advised that there is a gun is a very relevant factor in determining if deadly force is justified.”LONGTIME SUSPECT FINALLY CONVICTED IN CONNECTICUT DOUBLE-HOMICIDE FROM 1987Guillermo Medina fled in a car when police arrived and then ran on foot after crashing into a median, police said in press release.DeSimone presented a surveillance video from a building that showed Medina loping up to a utility pole and then dropping to his knees and rolling onto his back. Officers approached slowly and one appeared to handcuff him.It appeared to take several minutes before first aid was rendered.The coroner’s office determined the cause of death was homicide, DeSimone said.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe shooting is being investigated by the state attorney general’s office.Adriana Medina said her husband was a good father who cooked for their children and coached them in youth soccer.”The sudden loss of my husband has completely devastated my family and turned our life upside down,” she said. “I can’t believe he was taken away from us when what he really needed was help.”

Tyre Nichols funeral gets underway in Memphis, Tennessee, with VP Harris in attendance

Tyre Nichols funeral gets underway in Memphis, Tennessee, with VP Harris in attendance

The funeral for Tyre Nichols, the 29-year-old Black man who died earlier this month after video showed him being beaten by Memphis police officers, got underway Wednesday in Memphis, Tennessee. Vice President Kamala Harris is joining RowVaughn Wells – Nichols’ mother – and his stepfather Rodney Wells at the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church to pay tribute to Tyre, who is being remembered as a joyful man who loved photography and skateboarding. Tamika Palmer – the mother of Breonna Taylor – and George Floyd’s brother Philonise also are expected to attend the funeral, with Rev. Al Sharpton delivering the eulogy, according to The Associated Press.Six Memphis Police Department (MPD) officers in total have been fired in the wake of the Jan. 7 traffic stop, which led to Nichols’ death three days later. Five of the officers, who are Black, are facing seven counts each in the wake of the incident, including second-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and official misconduct. MEMPHIS POLICE TO RELEASE MORE AUDIO, VIDEO FROM TYRE NICHOLS TRAFFIC STOP 
This photo provided by the Nichols family shows Tyre Nichols, who had a passion for photography and was described by friends as joyful and lovable.
(Courtesy of the Nichols family via AP)They have been identified as Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Desmond Mills Jr., Emmitt Martin III and Justin Smith. An MPD spokesman confirmed on Monday the department relieved Officer Preston Hemphill of duty as well. The 26-year-old officer joined the force in 2018 and allegedly used his taser on Nichols prior to the beating by the five other officers. 
A man arranges flowers around Tyre Nichols’ casket at the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
(Andrew Nelles/The Tennessean via AP/Pool)TYRE NICHOLS INVESTIGATION: DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAYS ‘THERE’S ABSOLUTELY NO INTENT TO PROTECT ANYBODY’ Preston, who is White, has not yet been charged with a crime in connection to the incident. Memphis police say he is the subject of an ongoing investigation, however. 
From left to right, Memphis Police Department Officers Demetrius Haley, Tadarrius Bean, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills and Justin Smith were terminated on Jan. 18 for their role in the arrest of deceased Tyre Nichols.
(Memphis Police Department)Officials released footage of Nichols’ beating on Friday. It showed the five officers punching, kicking and hitting Nichols with batons as he laid prone. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP 
The Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church is seen before the start the funeral service for Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
(Andrew Nelles/The Tennessean via AP/Pool)City of Memphis Chief Legal Officer Jennifer Sink also said in a Tuesday evening statement that the city will be holding all additional video and audio relating to the Jan. 7 traffic stop until it completes an administrative investigation, which should occur in the “coming weeks.” Nichols was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Memphis in critical condition, and died on Jan. 10. Fox News’ Stephen Sorace, Adam Sabes and Anders Hagstrom contributed to this report. 

Coast Guard intercepts 309 Haitian migrants in 'less than seaworthy' vessel off Florida's coast

Coast Guard intercepts 309 Haitian migrants in 'less than seaworthy' vessel off Florida's coast

The U.S. Coast Guard returned hundreds of Haitians attempting to migrate to the United States on a small vessel back to their home country this week.The agency announced Tuesday Cutter Valiant and Cutter Legares responded to reports of a vessel packed with people sailing off Florida’s coast, approximately 23 miles northwest of Mole Saint Nicolas, Haiti, at about 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 26.A USCG Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew saw the boat and notified Coast Guard District Seven watchstanders.The USCG said 309 Haitians were taken back to Haiti following the interdiction. The group was a mixture of men, women and children.US COAST GUARD SEIZES $33 MILLION OF HASHISH AND METH IN GULF OF OMAN
The U.S. Coast Guard intercepts a boat carrying hundreds of Haitian migrants off Florida’s coast.
(U.S. Coast Guard District 7)In a statement, Petty Officer 1st Class Nicole Groll, of Coast Guard District Seven, strongly advised against attempting to sail to America.”Attempting to migrate by sea in a less than seaworthy vessel is not only illegal but, also extremely dangerous,” Groll said. “The sea is unforgiving, and these voyages can cost you your life.”US COAST GUARD DETAINS 396 HAITIAN MIGRANTS CRAMMED ON 50-FOOT BOAT NEAR BAHAMAS
The Coast Guard returned 309 Haitians to their home country Jan. 31 after intercepting their boat Jan. 26.
(U.S. Coast Guard District 7)The Coast Guard said all migrants received food, water, shelter and basic medical attention once aboard the cutters. They were taken back to Haiti on Monday and Tuesday.Since Oct. 1, 2022, the USCG said crews have stopped 2,513 Haitian migrants from making it to America. The number of Haitians attempting to make it to U.S. soil has significantly increased over the past three years.
U.S. Coast Guard returns 309 men, women and children to Haiti after attempting to migrate to America by sea.
(U.S. Coast Guard District 7)CLICK TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPPrevious years break down as follows: 7,175 Haitians in Fiscal Year 2022, 1,527 in FY 2021, 418 in FY 2020, 932 in FY 2019, 609 in FY 2018 and 419 in FY 2017.

Michigan man who shot woman in neck now accused of assaulting child's mother while out on bond: police

Michigan man who shot woman in neck now accused of assaulting child's mother while out on bond: police

A man in Michigan is accused of assaulting the mother of his child after he was released from jail on bond.Detroit police say that Torrion Hudson, 22, shot a woman in the neck at a local gas station on Dec. 21 and was put in jail on a $1 million bond, according to FOX Detroit.During a Dec. 28, 2022 hearing, Hudson’s bond was lowered to $250,000, which wasn’t contested during another bond hearing on Jan. 5, according to Detroit News.Hudson posted the $250,000 bond through a bail bondsman, and has been on house arrest with GPS monitoring since Jan. 11. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office attempted to stop the court from lowering Hudson’s bond, but a judge allowed the bond to be lowered, according to FOX Detroit.TYRE NICHOLS’ FAMILY DISMISSES RUMOR IN MEMPHIS MAN’S BEATING DEATH AFTER POLICE STOP
During a Dec. 28, 2022 bond redermination hearing, Hudson’s bond was lowered to $250,000, which wasn’t contested during another bond hearing on Jan. 5, according to Detroit News.
(FOX 2/WJBK)Police say that Hudson beat the mother of his child on Jan. 28, adding that he was back in jail by Tuesday. Detroit police haven’t released details surrounding the alleged assault. According to the Detroit News, the woman is in serious condition at a local hospital.During a press conference on Monday, Detroit Police Chief James White mentioned the arguments surrounding bail reform helping non-violent offenders, but said that Hudson “is not a non-violent offender. This is somebody who has now victimized three women in our community.”Kyla Moore, 19, was the woman allegedly shot by Hudson on Dec. 21, according to police. However, Hudson is also accused of shooting and beating an 18-year-old woman on Dec. 20, but officials say that the woman was too scared to cooperate with police at the time. CONNECTICUT MAN WHO JUMPED TO DEATH FROM ROOFTOP BAR HAD BEEN ARRESTED DAYS EARLIER, REPORT REVEALS
Detroit police say that Torrion Hudson, 22, shot a woman in the neck at a local gas station on Dec. 21 and was put in jail on a $1 million bond, according to FOX 2.
(FOX 2/WJBK)Keta Moore, Kyla’s mother, said that Hudson did what everyone thought he would do if released from jail.”We knew it. Just a matter of time. Just like a thief, they’ll always steal, and a criminal will always be a criminal,” Keta said. “He’s violent and you would let a violent offender back on the street to revictimize. He did exactly what everybody thought that he was going to do.”CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
Kyla Moore, 19, was the woman allegedly shot by Hudson on Dec. 21, according to police. However, Hudson is also accused of shooting and beating an 18-year-old woman on Dec. 20, but officials say that the woman was too scared to cooperate with police at the time. 
(FOX 2/WJBK)Kyla added that her daughter hasn’t fully recovered from the December shooting.”Her breathing is not 100%. She is having issues with breathing. We are just hoping over time it will heal, or she’ll need another procedure,” Keta said.

Dharmesh Patel: California doctor accused of driving family off cliff seen in new mugshot after hospital stay

Dharmesh Patel: California doctor accused of driving family off cliff seen in new mugshot after hospital stay

A new mugshot shows Dharmesh Patel, a California doctor accused of intentionally driving a Tesla off a cliff on Jan. 2 with his wife and two children inside the vehicle, with a bloodshot eye after he was transported to a San Mateo County jail from the hospital.Patel, 41, of Pasadena, is charged with three counts of attempted first-degree attempted murder, as well as enhancements for great bodily injury and domestic abuse, San Mateo District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said during a Monday press conference.”The evidence supports that he intentionally drove that vehicle over that cliff,” San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said during a Monday press conference after Patel’s initial court hearing.Patel will enter a plea on Feb. 9 and is currently being held without bail.CALIFORNIA DOCTOR WHO DROVE TESLA OFF CLIFF WITH WIFE, 2 KIDS IN JAIL HELD WITHOUT BAIL: REPORT
This undated photo provided by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office shows Dharmesh Patel. Patel the driver of a car that plunged off a treacherous cliff in northern California, seriously injuring himself, his wife and their two young children, has been charged with attempted murder. 
(San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office via AP)”We’re hoping to lean more when, hopefully, the wife is…available for an interview and is willing to speak with us at that point,” Wagstaffe added.CALIFORNIA MAN INTETIONALLY DROVE TESLA OFF CLIFF WITH ANOTHER ADULT, 2 KIDS IN CAR: AUTHORITIESCalifornia Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Mark Andrew said on Jan. 3 that he did not believe the Tesla was on autopilot at the time of the crash off the ‘Devil’s Slide’ cliff, south of the Tom Lantos tunnels on State Highway 1.
Dr. Dharmesh A. Patel is accused of intentionally driving his wife and their two children off a cliff. All four miraculously survived but remain hospitalized. 
(Facebook)First responders who arrived at the scene on Jan. 2 noticed the white Tesla about 250 feet down the cliff and noticed victims still moving inside the vehicle. DRAMATIC VIDEO SHOWS CALIFORNIA HELICOPTER RESCUE AFTER TESLA PLUNGES OFF ‘DEVIL’S SLIDE’ CLIFFRescuers were able to pull the two children — a 7-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy with musculoskeletal injuries — from the vehicle using a “jaws of life” tool and pulled Patel and his wife from the vehicle’s windows.
This image from video provided by San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office shows a Tesla vehicle that plunged off a Northern California cliff along the Pacific Coast Highway, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, near an area known as Devil’s Slide.
(San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office via AP)”We go there all the time for cars over the cliff, and they never live. This was an absolute miracle,” Brian Pottenger, a battalion chief for Coastside Fire Protection District/Cal Fire, said after the crash.ACTOR JULIAN SANDS IDENTIFIED AS MISSING HIKER IN CALIFORNIADistrict Attorney Steve Wagstaffe told The Los Angeles Times that authorities are “having the car looked at from top to bottom” to determine whether the car may have experienced any mechanical issues during the crash.
The driver of the car that plunged 250 feet off a cliff in Northern California, injuring his two young children and his wife, has been released from the hospital and jailed on suspicion of attempted murder and child abuse.
(Sgt. Brian Moore/San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office )CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPCalifornia officials believe Patel’s actions were “intentional.”Authorities are asking additional witnesses to call the CHP-San Francisco Area at 415-557-1094.The Associated Press and Fox News’ Elizabeth Pritchett contributed to this report.