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Top DUI News Week of April 2nd - April 8th

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Top DUI News, April 8th, 2007

Police: Man Driving Wrong Way Arrested For 4th DUI (Cleveland - NewsNet5 via Yahoo! News)
Vermilion police said a man was arrested for his fourth DUI Saturday morning.
DUI & DRUG Arrests (NorthFulton.com)
Jerrel G. Leonard, 22, of Alpharetta was arrested March 23 for DUI on Medlock Bridge Road in Alpharetta. Henry F. Vaughan, 59, of Roswell was arrested March 19 for DUI on Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell.
Police: Man Driving Wrong Way Arrested For 4th DUI (News Channel 5 Cleveland)
Police say a man was arrested for his fourth DUI after driving the wrong way on a local roadway.
DUI crackdown in Pinellas Park (Bay News 9 Tampa Bay)
The Pinellas Park Police Department is fighting a serious problem that affects everyone's safety. Almost 500 crashes at five major intersections in a one-year period have the police department saturating the streets to catch high-risk drivers that include drunk and drugged drivers.
DUI trials at schools aim to deter youths (Deseret Morning News)
Mark Flores' drunken driving case started last fall when his Lincoln Continental was spotted weaving on a residential street at 2 a.m. A blood test after his arrest revealed an alcohol level at nearly twice the legal limit.
Driver in fatal accident pleads guilty to DUI (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
The accident that claimed the lives of two Salem residents might have been considered their fault. However, the other driver had been drinking.
DUI Goes To Court In High School (CBS News)
In San Jose, Calif., efforts to show students the effects of driving while impaired by alcohol go beyond videos of car wrecks they include real trials, with real defendants, held in high schools.
Tests differ in DUI arrest of chief's daughter (ABC 15 Phoenix)
The daughter of Scottsdale's police chief was below the legal limit for drunken driving in Arizona when she was arrested on suspicion of DUI last week, a blood-alcohol test showed.
BAL Tests Differ In Chief's Daughter's DUI Arrest (CBS 5 Phoenix)
Lab results show the daughter of Scottsdale's police chief had a blood-alcohol level below the legal limit when she was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
Tragedy of DUI sends message to us all (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
I've written this column before. I suspect that I'll write it again some day. I'm talking about the awful deaths last week of two lovely, spirited young women whose automobile was hit by a man who has been charged with felony driving under the influence.
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Top DUI News, April 7th, 2007

Program brings DUI trials to schools (AP via Yahoo! News)
Mark Flores' drunken driving case started last fall when his Lincoln Continental was spotted weaving on a residential street at 2 a.m. A blood test after his arrest revealed an alcohol level at nearly twice the legal limit.
Tests differ in DUI arrest of chief's daughter (ABC 15 Phoenix)
The daughter of Scottsdale's police chief was below the legal limit for drunken driving in Arizona when she was arrested on suspicion of DUI last week, a blood-alcohol test showed.
BAL Tests Differ In Chief's Daughter's DUI Arrest (CBS 5 Phoenix)
Lab results show the daughter of Scottsdale's police chief had a blood-alcohol level below the legal limit when she was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
DUI patrols boosted during Dyngus Day (Post-Tribune)
The LaPorte County DUI Taskforce will add patrols on Monday to coincide with Dyngus Day festivities. Additional patrols will consist of at least nine additional deputies and officers, and will begin late Monday afternoon and conclude in the early morning hours of Tuesday.
Ole Miss freshman charged with DUI following March car crash (The Clarion-Ledger)
A University of Mississippi freshman has been charged with aggravated DUI after an accident that injured an Ole Miss student from Madison.
Ala. woman on horseback charged with DUI (AP via Yahoo! News)
A woman used a horse to ram a police car during a midnight ride through town and was charged with driving under the influence, police said. DUI charges can apply even if the vehicle has four legs instead of wheels, Chief Brad Gregg said Tuesday.
McMinn Woman Fined $15,000 On Fourth DUI (The Chattanoogan)
A McMinn County jury needed a total of 10 minutes to find Patti Tuccillo guilty of fourth-offense DUI. The jury fined Ms. Tuccillo $15,0000. Ms. Tuccillo also faces a sentence of up to two years in jail.
Tragedy of DUI sends message to us all (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
I've written this column before. I suspect that I'll write it again some day. I'm talking about the awful deaths last week of two lovely, spirited young women whose automobile was hit by a man who has been charged with felony driving under the influence.
Ole Miss student charged with aggravated DUI after accident (The Clarion-Ledger)
Brandon Scott Kisor, 19, a University of Mississippi freshman from Pontotoc, has been charged with aggravated DUI as the driver of a car that flipped several times and injured another Ole Miss student.
DUI checkpoints go up Friday (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The Cincinnati Police Department and Ohio State Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI checkpoint Friday night somewhere in the city.
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Top DUI News, April 6th, 2007

DUI patrols boosted during Dyngus Day (Post-Tribune)
The LaPorte County DUI Taskforce will add patrols on Monday to coincide with Dyngus Day festivities. Additional patrols will consist of at least nine additional deputies and officers, and will begin late Monday afternoon and conclude in the early morning hours of Tuesday.
Ole Miss freshman charged with DUI following March car crash (The Clarion-Ledger)
A University of Mississippi freshman has been charged with aggravated DUI after an accident that injured an Ole Miss student from Madison.
Ala. woman on horseback charged with DUI (AP via Yahoo! News)
A woman used a horse to ram a police car during a midnight ride through town and was charged with driving under the influence, police said. DUI charges can apply even if the vehicle has four legs instead of wheels, Chief Brad Gregg said Tuesday.
McMinn Woman Fined $15,000 On Fourth DUI (The Chattanoogan)
A McMinn County jury needed a total of 10 minutes to find Patti Tuccillo guilty of fourth-offense DUI. The jury fined Ms. Tuccillo $15,0000. Ms. Tuccillo also faces a sentence of up to two years in jail.
Ole Miss student charged with aggravated DUI after accident (The Clarion-Ledger)
Brandon Scott Kisor, 19, a University of Mississippi freshman from Pontotoc, has been charged with aggravated DUI as the driver of a car that flipped several times and injured another Ole Miss student.
DUI checkpoints go up Friday (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The Cincinnati Police Department and Ohio State Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI checkpoint Friday night somewhere in the city.
DUI Charges (7) (The Beaver County Times)
DUI CHARGES Susan J. Marchionda, 41, of 1026 Chapel Road, Center Township, March 29 on the Beaver Valley Expressway in Center. State police reported a blood-alcohol level of 0.178 percent.
Official's wife gets usual DUI sentence (Orlando Sentinel)
Kay Ellen Kershaw told the arresting Umatilla officer that her husband was a state prosecutor. If the wife of an assistant state attorney tried to escape a DUI charge by dropping her husband's name, she failed, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
DUI suspect admits to having a fake residency card (The Arizona Republic)
Louis Barroso Zuniga, 22, of Phoenix, was arrested in south Tempe Tuesday night on suspicion of extreme DUI and failure to provide identification.
Man crashes, charged with fifth DUI (Bristol Herald Courier)
A Johnson City man has been charged with his fifth drunken-driving offense following a two-car crash.
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Top DUI News, April 5th, 2007

Ala. woman on horseback charged with DUI (AP via Yahoo! News)
A woman used a horse to ram a police car during a midnight ride through town and was charged with driving under the influence, police said. DUI charges can apply even if the vehicle has four legs instead of wheels, Chief Brad Gregg said Tuesday.
DUI checkpoints go up Friday (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The Cincinnati Police Department and Ohio State Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI checkpoint Friday night somewhere in the city.
Official's wife gets usual DUI sentence (Orlando Sentinel)
Kay Ellen Kershaw told the arresting Umatilla officer that her husband was a state prosecutor. If the wife of an assistant state attorney tried to escape a DUI charge by dropping her husband's name, she failed, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
DUI suspect admits to having a fake residency card (The Arizona Republic)
Louis Barroso Zuniga, 22, of Phoenix, was arrested in south Tempe Tuesday night on suspicion of extreme DUI and failure to provide identification.
DUI & DRUG Arrests (NorthFulton.com)
Jerrel G. Leonard, 22, of Alpharetta was arrested March 23 for DUI on Medlock Bridge Road in Alpharetta. Henry F. Vaughan, 59, of Roswell was arrested March 19 for DUI on Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell.
Horse 'driver' charged with DUI (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
SYLVANIA, Ala. An Alabama police chief says DUI charges can apply even when the vehicle has four legs instead of wheels. A woman has been charged with driving under the influence and drug offenses after a ride on a horse. Police say the woman went for a midnight horseback ride Sunday in Sylvania and used the horse to ram a police car. She's also charged with animal cruelty and second-degree ...
Gainesville Officer Dies; Student To Be Charged With DUI Manslaughter (Local 10 Miami)
After Gainesville police Lt. Corey Dahlem dies of injuries from a hit-and-run crash early Tuesday morning, charges against UNF student Austin Wright will be upgraded to DUI manslaughter.
Gainesville Officer Dies; Student To Be Charged With DUI Manslaughter (WJXT Jacksonville)
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The 21-year-old Atlantic Beach man accused of running down a Gainesville police lieutenant with his pickup truck after celebrating the Gators' NCAA victory early Tuesday morning is expected to be charged with DUI manslaughter after the officer died on Wednesday.
Horseback rider charged with DUI (KRGV-TV Texas)
SYLVANIA, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama police chief says DUI charges can apply even when the vehicle has four legs instead of wheels. A woman has been charged with driving under the influence and drug offenses after a ride on a horse.
PARIS DUI SKETCH CLIPPED (New York Post)
PARIS Hilton acted in an MTV comedy sketch featuring a drunk ditz getting pulled over for DUI - but last week, her lawyers threatened to sue the network if it wasn't deleted from tomorrow's debut episode of "ShortCircuitz." Viewers of the sketch...
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Top DUI News, April 4th, 2007

PARIS DUI SKETCH CLIPPED (New York Post)
PARIS Hilton acted in an MTV comedy sketch featuring a drunk ditz getting pulled over for DUI - but last week, her lawyers threatened to sue the network if it wasn't deleted from tomorrow's debut episode of "ShortCircuitz." Viewers of the sketch...
Palm Harbor man charged with DUI manslaughter (FOX 13 Tampa Bay)
LARGO - A 31-year-old Palm Harbor man is facing DUI manslaughter charges for his role in a fatal crash that occurred in November. According to a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office report Christopher George Eckstein was booked into the Pinellas County Jail Monday night.
Possible DUI in deadly tow truck crash (KING 5 Seattle)
A typical Friday night for a Whatcom County boy turned deadly on a rural road. The Washington State Patrol is investigating whether a tow truck driver was drunk when he hit the 14-year-old.Driver has previous DUI convictions
Nevada lawmakers consider expanding DUI offender program (Las Vegas Sun)
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A pilot program allowing repeat DUI offenders to avoid prison if they undergo house arrest and a rigorous treatment program should be expanded, state lawmakers were told Tuesday.
Kosciusko Man Charged with Aggravated DUI in Pregnant Wife's Death (WLBT 3)
KOSCIUSKO, Miss. (AP) -- A Kosciusko man was charged with aggravated DUI Monday after his wife, who was nine months pregnant, died in a weekend traffic accident.
Miss. doctor gets 2 years in DUI fatal case (NBC 15 Mobile)
Dr. Samuel N. Shaw of Brandon has been sentenced to two years in prison for the DUI-related death of another man in a Dec. 14, 2002 accident.
Councilwoman Gibson arrested for DUI (NorthFulton.com)
March 08, 2007 Alpharetta City Council member Deborah Gibson was arrested Saturday, March 3 for DUI at the intersection of Old Milton Parkway and Morris Road.
Miss. Doctor Gets 2 Years In DUI Fatality Case (WAPT.com)
Dr. Samuel N. Shaw has been sentenced to two years in prison for the DUI-related death of another man in a 2002 accident.
Man charged with DUI, suspected drug selling (The Sentinel)
CORCORAN - When police nabbed a Corcoran man for an alleged DUI, they reportedly found another surprise - 35-1/2 grams of marijuana.
Ala. woman on horseback charged with DUI (AP via Yahoo! News)
A woman who went for a horseback ride through town at midnight and allegedly used the horse to ram a police car was charged with driving under the influence and drug offenses, police said Tuesday.
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Top DUI News, April 3rd, 2007

Murrells Inlet man arrested for DUI in fatal crash (WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence)
A Murrells Inlet man sits in jail in connection with a fatal crash. He is charged with three counts of felony DUI and possession of a controlled substance.
Police: Man Arrives at DUI Hearing Drunk (RedNova)
YORK, Pa. - A man who arrived at court drunk for a drunken-driving hearing was again charged with driving under the influence, police said. Paul H. Zeigler, 45, of Glen Rock, appeared at a preliminary hearing at the Shrewsbury district court on March 26 for a DUI charge from December.
Brandon Doctor Sentence for Fatal DUI Crash (WLBT 3)
A 61 year old Brandon physician has been sentenced to two years in jail in a DUI death case that goes back to 2002. Madison County Circuit Judge William Chapman gave Dr. Samuel Shaw a 10 year sentence with eight years suspended. He also has to serve five years probation.
Guilty plea expected in 2002 DUI case (The Clarion-Ledger)
CANTON A Rankin County physician is expected to plead guilty in the 2002 DUI-related death of a Wayne County High assistant football coach at 1 p.m. today.
State legislator arrested on DUI complaint (KJRH-TV Tulsa)
A state legislator who authored a drunken driving law is facing DUI charges
State Police Shoot DUI Suspect in Chadds Ford (WPVI-TV Philadelphia)
In Chadds Ford, a driver got into a tussle with a state police trooper during a DUI stop early Monday morning, and the officer opened fire.
Police: Man arrives at DUI hearing drunk (AP via Yahoo! News)
A man who arrived at court drunk for a drunken-driving hearing was again charged with driving under the influence, police said.
Portola Valley man killed in DUI crash (Palo Alto Weekly)
A 27-year-old Portola Valley man was killed just after midnight Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash in Portola Valley in which the driver was later arrested on DUI charges.
Bond Set for Fatal DUI Suspect (Florence Morning News)
Judge set bond for Jeremy Nordstrom at $300,300. Nordstrom is charged with 2 counts of felony DUI resulting in death, one count felony DUI with great bodily injury, possession of a controlled substance, seat belt violation and disorderly conduct.
DUI officers refocus on prevention (San Bernardino Sun)
Tighter monitoring of DUI offenders on probation is not just about putting people in jail. Three county probation officers, who now focus primarily on drivers convicted of getting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, are also bringing help and attention.
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Top DUI News, April 2nd, 2007

DUI officers refocus on prevention (San Bernardino Sun)
Tighter monitoring of DUI offenders on probation is not just about putting people in jail. Three county probation officers, who now focus primarily on drivers convicted of getting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, are also bringing help and attention.
Man arrested for felony DUI after accident that kills two girls (WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence)
A Murrells Inlet man has been charged with three counts of felony DUI in the death of the two young women killed in Saturday's early morning crash near Surfside Beach.
DUI charges are nothing to laugh about (Daily Bulletin)
QUESTION: I look forward to reading your column each week and often find myself getting a good chuckle at your insights. But I have a question for you about something that is not very funny.
Man Arrested, Charged With 12th DUI (WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News)
Forty-five-year-old Kenneth Kenner is facing drunken driving charges, again.
Lincoln man sentenced on multiple DUI charges (Lincoln Journal Star)
A Lincoln man with at least nine DUI arrests since 1991 including a 2005 incident in which his blood tested at nearly four times the legal limit for alcohol was sentenced Friday to four to 12 years in prison.
Phoenix to handle DUI case of chief's daughter (The Arizona Republic)
The DUI case against Cody Nicole Rodbell, the 21-year-old daughter of the Scottsdale police chief, will be handled by a northeast Phoenix justice court, rather than Scottsdale City Court, officials said Friday.{b} Rodbell letter to employees{v} Scottsdale police chief's daughter arrested{m} What do you think?
DUI Checkpoint Nabs Five People (10 News San Diego)
Four people were arrested for allegedly driving under the influence and another was netted for marijuana possession in a police sobriety checkpoint in Escondido.
Benefit Car Wash For DUI Crash Victims Continues Sunday (KCRA TheKCRAChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
A weekend benefit car wash for the four victims killed this week by a suspected drunken driver continues on Sunday.
Benefit Car Wash For DUI Crash Victims Drew Large Crowd (KCRA.com)
Services for the two sisters and baby are set for Monday at Antioch Progressive Baptist Church.
Cutting off drunken driving (Daily Bulletin)
Tighter monitoring of DUI offenders on probation is not just about putting people in jail. Three San Bernardino County probation officers, who now focus primarily on drivers convicted of getting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, are also bringing help and attention.

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