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Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 02/18/2011

Woman who pleaded guilty in Charlie Davies crash allegedly violated court order

By Steve Goff

The woman who was driving drunk in an accident that severely injured U.S. national team player Charlie Davies in 2009 and killed another friend allegedly consumed alcohol recently -- an act that could get her thrown in jail before her March sentencing hearing, court papers indicate. Post courts reporter Dana Hedgpeth has the full story.

By Steve Goff  | February 18, 2011; 10:18 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. United, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  Charlie Davies, D.C. United  
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Unless you're determined not to be scooped by Gene Wells I don't see that this is remotely relevant to soccer.

Posted by: OWNTF | February 18, 2011 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Charlie Davies, the soccer player, was injured in a crash caused by this woman. Her actions as they pertain to this case are always relevant to soccer. It's a blog. This is the forum for such things.

Posted by: Steve Goff | February 18, 2011 11:02 AM | Report abuse

@OWNTF, its also somewhat relevant due to the coincidence that the driver was supposed to be sentenced the day before CD9 makes his (likely) return to the playing field. theres some symmetry there, or something.

and + 1 for the GeneWells dig.

Posted by: VTUnited | February 18, 2011 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Yes, it's a blog, and I'll be interested to see where the thread goes. Towards soccer? Or towards the 21st century equivalent of a pillory or whipping post for a private citizen?

Posted by: OWNTF | February 18, 2011 11:14 AM | Report abuse

If Danny Szetela counts as news, this certainly is!

Posted by: Reignking | February 18, 2011 11:20 AM | Report abuse

This is Goff's blog and he can do what he wants with it. However, it is true that at this point, such news doesn't tell us anything further about Davies, in the way that, say, another recent item from the crime beat told us something about Danny Szetela. Given that Hedgpeth's report has a comments space, perhaps a suitable compromise might have been to embed a link to Hedgpeth in another blog post, and let interested parties go there to comment.

Posted by: universityandpark | February 18, 2011 11:21 AM | Report abuse

If Jkr will allow my opinion as the 4th official, I suggest we allow it and let play end where it may.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | February 18, 2011 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Sr Goff, you write: "Her actions as they pertain to this case are always relevant to soccer." Why is this true? Was her choice of legal representation also soccer news?

Davies' role in this case -- I presume he's going to speak or have a statement read at the sentencing, for instance -- is certainly relevant. But it's hard to see how this is.

That said, this is of course your blog and your opinion matters much much more than mine. Just offering my thoughts.

Posted by: christopher_a_metzler | February 18, 2011 11:47 AM | Report abuse

*** Take this for what you will***

This is one of those "I have a source posts"

I play in the WISL with a guy who represents Andrew Dyksrta, former Chicago Fire starting GK, who was released this offseason. He said that he and Dykstra have been in close talks with DCU management since the day of the Cronin injury. Apparently, a deal was nearly done, and Olsen was ready to make him the openinng day starter here, but Kasper was reluctant.

My guy made it seem that it was mostly a salary cap issue -- Hamid, Willis, and Harrsison are all exept from salary cap ramifications. I will be interested to hear what the Onstad deal entails.

Not sure what i think of this... Is Onstad better than Dykstra? (probably) Is he in a better position/condition to be the starter on Day 1? (I'm skeptical) WOuld he be less expensive? (most assuredly)


Posted by: tphasbdp | February 18, 2011 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Why does it feel like attack Goff week? This person almost took Davies' life and now she is falling into the same pattern. I think that is relevant.

Posted by: BlackAndRed337 | February 18, 2011 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Irregardless... the top 50 alt rock songs of 1986 (some of which I spun at my college radio station)

1. Oingo Boingo, Dead Man's Party

2. The Cure, Boys Don't Cry

3. The Smiths, Bigmouth Strikes Again

4. Talking Heads, Wild, Wild Life

5. Peter Gabriel, Sledgehammer

6. The Bangles, Walk Like an Egyptian

7. Oingo Boingo, Pain

8. The B-52's, Summer of Love

9. New Order, Shellshock

10. Siouxsie and the Banshees, Cities in Dust

11. Depeche Mode, A Question of Time

12. The Cult, She Sells Sanctuary

13. The Smiths, Panic

14. General Public, Faults and All

15. INXS, What You Need

16. Billy Idol, To Be a Lover

17. The Smithereens, Blood and Roses

18. The B-52's. Wig

19. The Dead Milkmen, B' Camaro

20. Gene Loves Jezebel, Desire (Come And Get It)

21. Oingo Boingo, Not My Slave

22. Eurythmics, Missionary Man

23. Peter Gabriel, Big Time

24. Dramarama. Anything, Anything

25. Iggy Pop, Cry for Love

26. R.E.M., Fall on Me

27. The Call, Everywhere I Go

28. Peter Gabriel, Red Rain

29. The Smiths, Ask

30. The Pretenders, Don't Get Me Wrong

31. Oingo Boingo, Stay

32. Steve Winwood, Higher Love

33. Timbuk 3, The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades

34. INXS, Kiss the Dirt

35. Peter Gabriel, In Your Eyes

36. OMD, If You Leave

37. Robert Palmer, I Didn't Mean to Turn You On

38. Pet Shop Boys, West End Girls

39. Debbie Harry, Kissing in the USA

40. Big Audio Dynamite, E=MC2

41. The Police, Don't Stand So Close to Me '86

42. The B-52's, Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland

43. The Cure, Close to Me

44. INXS, Listen Like Thieves

45. Bananarama, Venus

46. Wang Chung, Everybody Have Fun Tonight

47. Echo & the Bunnymen, Bring on the Dancing Horses

48. Genesis, Land of Confusion

49. R.E.M., Superman

50. UB40, Watchdogs

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | February 18, 2011 12:17 PM | Report abuse

See, now I'm feeling obliged to point out in response to 337 that CD climbed willingly into the back seat.

History will judge this thread a mistake. Relevant, but a mistake. Goff, put something else up so we can abandon ship here.

Posted by: dccal | February 18, 2011 12:18 PM | Report abuse

It's relevant to anyone who reads the blog that has ever made a mistake, because what happened to Davies or this woman could have happened to anyone who made a mistake and got in a car after drinking.

Hope Charlie takes the initiative and tells his story at schools around the metro area.

Posted by: hacksaw | February 18, 2011 12:22 PM | Report abuse

It's relevant to anyone who reads the blog that has ever made a mistake, because what happened to Davies or this woman could have happened to anyone who made a mistake and got in a car after drinking.

Hope Charlie takes the initiative and tells his story at schools around the metro area.

Posted by: hacksaw | February 18, 2011 12:23 PM | Report abuse

"Alt rock"?? I don't see that most of those songs are remotely relevant to alt rock. Dead Milkmen, Echo and the Bunnymen, fine, but Peter Gabriel? I'll be interested to see where this thread goes.

Posted by: fallschurch1 | February 18, 2011 12:27 PM | Report abuse

I mean, if those are alt rock, I was about 150% more hip back then than my wife accuses me of being.

Posted by: fallschurch1 | February 18, 2011 12:29 PM | Report abuse

"Alt rock"?? I don't see that most of those songs are remotely relevant to alt rock. Dead Milkmen, Echo and the Bunnymen, fine, but Peter Gabriel? I'll be interested to see where this thread goes.

Posted by: fallschurch1 | February 18, 2011 12:27 PM

Sledgehammer, FTW

Posted by: VTUnited | February 18, 2011 12:31 PM | Report abuse

If Jkr will allow my opinion as the 4th official, I suggest we allow it and let play end where it may.

7 | February 18, 2011 11:47 AM

++++++++++++++++++++++

Much like Howard Webb, an early card might have gone a long way....


:)

Posted by: JkR- | February 18, 2011 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Yeah any one of those tracks would have immediately gotten me called into the PD's office. She'd give The Cult a pass, I guess. She had nailed one of them or something.

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | February 18, 2011 12:37 PM | Report abuse

The Bangles? Bananarama? Pet Shop Boys? That proves that so-called alt rock hipsters are closet Top 40 lovers.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 18, 2011 12:39 PM | Report abuse

While I agree there's a lot on that list that I wouldn't call alt rock, I'm happy to see multiple (good) Oingo Boingo songs on there.


Posted by: christopher_a_metzler | February 18, 2011 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Wow, music was just better back then. Even the cr*p was better.

Posted by: DCB23 | February 18, 2011 1:05 PM | Report abuse

@Rand..
Those are the songs I remember! The Dead Milkmen, always classic! REM played my college that year, they were so loaded they played the same song, a cover of the Beach Boys Sloop John B, 3 times.

Posted by: FulhamDC | February 18, 2011 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Yikes, Steve Winwood?

Posted by: Reignking | February 18, 2011 1:50 PM | Report abuse

At WVBC, I remember playing plenty of The Cult, Joe Jackson, The Rainmakers, U2, The Blasters, ABC, The Smiths, The Cure, The The, INXS, Icicle Works, REM, BoDeans, OMD, Everything But the Girl... lots of other stuff, too. And, of course, Molly Hatchet and Rush!

One of my favorite segues was coming out of "Love Removal Machine" by The Cult and going into "Bad" by U2. For some segues, I had to turn on the turn table but hold the LP at a quarter turn with my finger. A quarter turn was just enough for the album to reach full speed to as a song began.

Now, it's just a matter of programming the digital songs and commercials into a Mac and hitting "play." No artistry at all.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | February 18, 2011 2:20 PM | Report abuse

WVBC? Did they use to be in the Big 10 back in the day? Or the old 'Eastern Independents"?

Posted by: JkR- | February 18, 2011 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Now we're getting somewhere, I actually own some of The Smiths.

Now, I'm gonna go run with my playlist that includes Wale.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | February 18, 2011 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Dave Alvin rocks.

Posted by: OWNTF | February 18, 2011 2:56 PM | Report abuse

college graduation 1977 Tonight's the Night
law school graduation 1980 Call Me
married 1982 Physical

Say what you will about the music we old folks liked, but we had ONE THING on our minds.

Posted by: BlackandRedRedDevil | February 18, 2011 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Resorting to extreme measures, joedoc through his superhero alter ego Rand-al-Thor rescues the thread!

Posted by: dccal | February 18, 2011 3:24 PM | Report abuse

I realize those are not alt rock, but good Catholic girls didn't listen to alt rock.

Posted by: BlackandRedRedDevil | February 18, 2011 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Yikes, Steve Winwood?

Posted by: Reignking | February 18, 2011 1:50 PM
_________________________________________

This gives me an opening to repeat what I said in an earlier thread; namely, that I am so glad to have been around for the birth of progressive/underground rock in the late 60s. I will take the John Barleycorn-era Steve Winwood over the 80s version any day. (And to preempt any snarky comments, "John Barleycorn-era" refers to the Traffic recording, not to the song itself. Even I'm not that old, by a few centuries.)

Posted by: universityandpark | February 18, 2011 3:42 PM | Report abuse

I once held my breath for the entirety of the song "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys."

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | February 18, 2011 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Resorting to extreme measures, joedoc through his superhero alter ego Rand-al-Thor rescues the thread!

Posted by: dccal | February 18, 2011 3:24 PM | Report abuse

========================

Closed it down like Terry, Vidic or Kitchen.

Posted by: OWNTF | February 18, 2011 4:41 PM | Report abuse

How did Wang Chung, Genesis, and Steve Winwood creep onto that list?!? No matter. This is much more of what I listened to in '86 than the previous list. Good times...

Posted by: DCU4LIFE | February 18, 2011 6:02 PM | Report abuse

At first I was wondering how U2 was left off the list. Then I remembered that '86 was right in the middle of that spell between Unforgetable Fire (or Wide Awake In Amrica if you want to count that EP) and Joshua Tree.

Posted by: DCU4LIFE | February 18, 2011 6:09 PM | Report abuse

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