WHO-TV's Sonya Heitshusen & Eric Wheater arrested for OWI

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  1. Tornado man

    Tornado man Well-Known Member

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    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2014/06/09/two-who-tv-reporters-arrested-owi/10231947/

    "Heitshusen, 47, of Des Moines was stopped shortly after 1 a.m. near Fifth Avenue and Walnut Street.
    She at first refused to exit her vehicle and refused any field sobriety tests or a preliminary breath test, authorities said.
    "Heitshusen had bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech and swayed and staggered as she stood, according to Des Moines police reports.
    "At the Des Moines police station, she stumbled and had to use the wall of the OWI testing room for balance and appeared to fumble and have trouble using her phone when she tried to place calls, police reports show.
    "Heitshusen again refused to take a breath test and was taken to the Polk County Jail, authorities said."
     
  2. sunnysideup

    sunnysideup Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering when somebody was going to report on this. I had heard rumblings about it this weekend on twitter. On a side note Sonya must have known she was screwed because refusing the second breathalyzer at the station or refusing to give blood is an automatic 6 month suspension of your license.
     
  3. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure it is just indepth investigative journalism for a huge story she is doing. She'll be a shoo in for a Pulitzer.
     
  4. 67CY

    67CY Member

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    Did Murph and Andy comment? They usually have some smart *** comment.
     
  5. JP4CY

    JP4CY Well-Known Member

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    Probably not for their own station.
     
  6. MNCYWX

    MNCYWX Well-Known Member

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    If their management is anything like mine, they gone.

    I'm sure they've been told to be hush hush. Station image to protect.
     
  7. kberyldial

    kberyldial Well-Known Member

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    The best is still Erin Kiernan's husband going through a drive-thru late at night drunk in his boxers only. Channel 13 keeping it real.
     
  8. CarlHungus

    CarlHungus Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if they'll send Aaron Brilbeck to do an investigative report?
     
  9. Doc

    Doc Well-Known Member

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    Especially considering how awesome that mug shot is.
     
  10. awd4cy

    awd4cy Well-Known Member

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    I guess Erin will be doing those daily yoga/exercise stories by herself.
     
  11. awd4cy

    awd4cy Well-Known Member

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    Haha, I never heard about that.
     
  12. CYvilEng

    CYvilEng Member

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    She's on TV right now. Must not be fired.
     
  13. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    Kind of surprised that she is on the news tonight.
     
  14. MNCYWX

    MNCYWX Well-Known Member

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    She's lucky if she's not... But it is only Monday. I'm surprised she is back on air so soon though.
     
  15. theantiAIRBHG

    theantiAIRBHG Well-Known Member

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    But dat lizard eye doe.
     
  16. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    I don't think they should be fired but that's just my opinion. Everyone makes mistakes. If they get a second one then they should be fired.
     
  17. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    This is hard for me to watch.
     
  18. jsb

    jsb Well-Known Member

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    Did they address it on the news?
     
  19. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    Um no
     
  20. KnappShack

    KnappShack Well-Known Member

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    But in his defense.... who hasn't done that?
     

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