In March 2007, Wood River police arrested him for driving under the influence.Earnshaw--whose medical license was suspended in 2007 for "gross negligence, unprofessional conduct, habitual and excessive use of drugs and alcohol, non-therapeutic prescribing, immoral conduct, failure to keep patient records and controlled substance violations" --- told the court that he'd learned from his mistakes and had sought treatment for his drinking problem.
In January 2006, Bethalto police arrested him on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, impersonating a police officer and unlawful use of a weapon. Bethalto police said Earnshaw had an empty bottle of vodka in his coat pocket, had a Glock 9 mm pistol in his boot and claimed to be a deputy sheriff.
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