Middletown Police Log: DUI, Fraudulent Credit Card Use Arrest
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Portsmouth Woman Charged with Driving Under the Influence

19-year old Diana Saykina of 322 Bristol Ferry Road in Portsmouth was arrested at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, on a DUI charge and a citation for refusal to submit to a chemical test.

According to the Middletown police report, she swerved across both driver and passenger dividing lines while traveling on East Main Road.  The officer reported that she continued driving, after he activated emergency lights, and that she continued even after he put on the sirens. Once at the Portsmouth line, Saykina turned into Sarge’s Auto Body and stopped the car, police said.

Saykina told officers she was coming from Taco Bell and headed home to Portsmouth.  The arresting police officer reported she adamantly denied drinking alcohol or using narcotics at first. The officer reported that he saw a brown paper bag in the back seat, similar to a liquor store bag. When he asked her again if she had been drinking, she said she had a couple of beers a few hours ago. The officer informed her that the breath alcohol content limit for her age was .02-percent. 

After conducting various field sobriety tests, police put Saykina under arrest.

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Worker at popular Metairie restaurant accused of stealing credit card info
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by WWL-TV / webteam@wwltv.com / @WWLTV


Posted on February 16, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Updated today at 3:24 PM

METAIRIE, La. – Two men were arrested when it was discovered that credit card information was being stolen by an employee at a popular Metairie restaurant and used to make illegal purchases, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

In January, Drago’s owner Tommy Cvitanovich was alerted that one of his employees, Ryan Claverie, was suspected of illegal credit card use.

Claviere was at a department store in Kenner with John-Paul Pierre on Feb. 15 when authorities observed them making purchases with credit card numbers of others that were encoded on cards they possessed, the sheriff’s office said.

Pierre was in possession of four of those cards and told investigators that Claverie instructed him to use the cards whenever he wanted to make electronic purchases and sell the items on Craigslist.

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Credit scores, credit card debt in Jacksonville worse than national average
News from Jacksonville Business Journal:

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 4:12pm EST

Credit card debt and credit scores in Jacksonville were worse than the national average.

Michael Clinton
Web Producer – Jacksonville Business Journal
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Hawaii consumers reduce average credit card debt 11 percent
News from Pacific Business News:

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 1:16pm HST

Average credit card debt in Hawaii dropped 11 percent in January to $ 7,524, compared to the same month in 2011, according to a report from CreditKarma.com.

While the year-over-year credit card debt was lower, January’s average was just $ 3 less than December’s figure of $ 7,427. Nationally, credit card debt fell 8 percent from December to January to $ 6,069.

Hawaii consumers did better than the national average for credit scores, however. The average credit score in Hawaii in January was 672, compared to 661 nationally.

Hawaii consumers also had an average of $ 309,311 in home mortgage debt, which was slightly higher than December’s average of $ 307,508 and markedly higher than the national a…………… continues on Pacific Business News

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