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Top DUI News Week of April 16th - April 22nd

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Top DUI News, April 29th, 2007

Report: Rep. Groe had drugs, alcohol in system during DUI arrest (ABC 15 Phoenix)
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) - A just-released report shows a state legislator arrested on suspicion of DUI last month had prescription antidepressants and weight-loss drugs in her system as well as alcohol.
Road Watch: More drivers mean even more DUI charges (Delaware County Times)
DUI arrests by the Pennsylvania State Police were up 10 percent in 2006 compared to the previous year, a record number, according to State Police Commissioner Jeffrey B. Miller. Miller attributed the increase to improved training methods that are helping troopers identify drivers under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription medications or other substances.
DUI checkpoint to be held tonight in Rancho Mirage (The Desert Sun)
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department will conduct a DUI and driver's license checkpoint tonight from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
NHP to step up DUI enforcement with saturation patrols (Elko Daily Free Press)
ELKO Nevada Highway Patrol Sgt. Roy Baughman announced the NHP's Central Command will step up DUI enforcement this week in an effort to reduce the number and severity of crashes on Nevada highways.
Ex-Teacher Gets 12 Years In Fatal DUI Crash (NBC 30 Connecticut)
A former teacher is convicted in a DUI collision, which killed three people earlier this year.
Fredonia man jailed after Lyon DUI arrest (Princeton Times Leader)
Eddyville police arrested a Fredonia man early Thursday morning on a DUI charge after a traffic stop. At 3:50 a.m. Thursday, officers stopped William L. Coursey, 62, for a standard traffic violation.
DUI checkpoints among stepped-up enforcement (Reno Gazette-Journal)
The Reno Police Department will conduct a DUI checkpoint Saturday, beginning a weeklong enforcement of pedestrian crossing zones citywide.
Former Stamford elementary teacher gets 12 years in deadly DUI crash (WTNH-TV New Haven)
(Stamford-AP, Apr. 28, 2007 9:15 AM) _ A former elementary school teacher has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for a DUI crash that killed three people in Stamford in 2005.
Judges gather to assess DUI machine accuracy (Sun-Sentinel)
In a rare joint appearance, Palm Beach County's seven county criminal court judges Friday heard arguments on Florida's DUI breath machines and whether their results are reliable.
DUI Huffing Arrest (Central Florida News 13)
Deputies in Orange County make an arrest in a deadly DUI crash that happened near the University of Central Florida back in October.åÊåÊ
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Top DUI News, April 28th, 2007

Judges gather to assess DUI machine accuracy (Sun-Sentinel)
In a rare joint appearance, Palm Beach County's seven county criminal court judges Friday heard arguments on Florida's DUI breath machines and whether their results are reliable.
DUI Huffing Arrest (Central Florida News 13)
Deputies in Orange County make an arrest in a deadly DUI crash that happened near the University of Central Florida back in October.åÊåÊ
FHP: Man high on aerosol spray charged with DUI manslaughter in crash (Orlando Sentinel)
A 20-year-old Riverview man was charged today with DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide for allegedly mowing down a motorcyclist while he was high on aerosol dust remover.
Alleged Huffing Leads To Arrest For DUI Manslaughter (WFTV 9 Orlando)
It's a DUI case that could be a landmark. A University of Central Florida student was arrested, not for drinking or using drugs, but for allegedly huffing and then causing a fatal crash. VIDEO: Man Arrested For Crash That Killed Motorcyclist
EVE IN DUI BUST (New York Post)
RAPPER Eve, who sexily posed in handcuffs for the cover of Giant magazine, wore real handcuffs yesterday morning after she smashed her gold Maserati into a divider in Hollywood and was arrested for possible DUI. The singer-actress (right, trying to...
DUI checkpoint in Rancho Mirage Saturday (KESQ Palm Springs)
Riverside County Deputies want to keep the roads safe from drunk drivers in the Coachella Valley. The sheriff's department will conduct a DUI checkpoint Saturday night.
DUI checkpoint scheduled for tomorrow (Palm Springs and Coachella Valley Local News and Guides)
The sheriff's department will conduct a DUI checkpoint tomorrow night in Rancho Mirage. The checkpoint will be operational from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., but the location is not being released.
Tattle | Eve, the latest celeb in DUI club, gets celeb visit (Philadelphia Daily News)
PHILADELPHIA'S own rapper-actress, Eve , has joined Hollywood's DUI brigade.
DUI Defendant Get 6-Year Sentence (The Tampa Tribune)
NEW PORT RICHEY - The Casamento family already had lost a beloved uncle to a drunken driver when they showed up in court Thursday for the driver's DUI-manslaughter sentencing.
Man accused of assault, DUI waives hearing (The Phoenix)
PHOENIXVILLE - Sean Michael Weir, arrested in February on charges of felony aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, following a head-on collision in December, waived his preliminary hearing in district court Thursday morning.
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Top DUI News, April 27th, 2007

EVE IN DUI BUST (New York Post)
RAPPER Eve, who sexily posed in handcuffs for the cover of Giant magazine, wore real handcuffs yesterday morning after she smashed her gold Maserati into a divider in Hollywood and was arrested for possible DUI. The singer-actress (right, trying to...
Tattle | Eve, the latest celeb in DUI club, gets celeb visit (Philadelphia Daily News)
PHILADELPHIA'S own rapper-actress, Eve , has joined Hollywood's DUI brigade.
DUI Defendant Get 6-Year Sentence (The Tampa Tribune)
NEW PORT RICHEY - The Casamento family already had lost a beloved uncle to a drunken driver when they showed up in court Thursday for the driver's DUI-manslaughter sentencing.
Man accused of assault, DUI waives hearing (The Phoenix)
PHOENIXVILLE - Sean Michael Weir, arrested in February on charges of felony aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, following a head-on collision in December, waived his preliminary hearing in district court Thursday morning.
SEAN PENN VISITED EVE IN LOCKUP?: Plus, rapper's blood alcohol content was reportedly twice the legal limit during DUI ... (Eurweb)
*For some reason, brooding Hollywood bad boy Sean Penn paid a jailhouse visit to rapper-actress Eve early Thursday while she was locked up for a DUI arrest.
Fake DUI crash emphasizes deadly effects of drinking and driving (Crossville Chronicle)
With prom right around the corner, a mock DUI crash was held at Stone Memorial Wednesday morning to make high schoolers aware of of the dangers of drinking and driving. The Health Occupations students of SMHS were the actors in this mock crash.
City's DUI Statistics Are Sobering (WYFF via Yahoo! News)
The South Carolina state legislature may make the penalties for driving under the influence much tougher this year. But WYFF News 4 wondered if anyone is actually getting the maximum penalty now.
Reno Police to Conduct DUI Checkpoints This Weekend (News 4 Reno)
The Reno Police Department will conduct a DUI checkpoint Saturday, April 28th. It will mark the beginning of week-long pedestrian enforcement activities that will focus on pedestrian crossing zones city-wide.
Bills delay DUI releases, help good Samaritans (Reno Gazette-Journal)
A panel of Nevada lawmakers passed bills Wednesday that would delay the release of DUI suspects and ensure that doctors who offer good-Samaritan services when delivering babies have legal protection.
DUI sweeps in eastern Sacramento County produce more than 25 arrests (The Sacramento Bee)
DUI checkpoints in eastern Sacramento County netted police officers in three communities more than 25 arrests, more than 100 traffic tickets and more than 40 vehicles towed, according to results released today.
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Top DUI News, April 26th, 2007

Bills delay DUI releases, help good Samaritans (Reno Gazette-Journal)
A panel of Nevada lawmakers passed bills Wednesday that would delay the release of DUI suspects and ensure that doctors who offer good-Samaritan services when delivering babies have legal protection.
DUI sweeps in eastern Sacramento County produce more than 25 arrests (The Sacramento Bee)
DUI checkpoints in eastern Sacramento County netted police officers in three communities more than 25 arrests, more than 100 traffic tickets and more than 40 vehicles towed, according to results released today.
Local Family Mourns, Questions DUI Sentencings (CBS 13 Sacramento)
Penalties could be different for two men who are charged with similar crimes, that are different suspects. Two men convicted of a DUI. One who killed a police officer will get 15 years to life.
Jackson County Sheriff's deputy made more than 100 DUI arrests in 2006 (Mississippi Press)
PASCAGOULA -- Drive drunk in Jackson County and chances are you will get to meet Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Blocker. Blocker was recently inducted into the State Highway Safety's 100 Club, which recognizes law enforcement officers who write 100 or more DUI tickets in a year.
DUI Trial Turns Classroom Into Courtroom (News10 Sacramento)
Students at Woodcreek High School in Roseville got a real-life lesson as an actual DUI trial of a 20-year old Placer County woman was held on the school campus Wednesday.
Man gets second DUI charge on way to court (Moldova.org)
A man in Pennsylvania's Susquehanna Township has been charged with driving under the influence after crashing on his way to court to face an identical charge.Anthony R. Lilly was driving to court to face a DUI charge when the 74-year-old's alleged drunken state prompted him to crash into a guard rail, the Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot-News said Wednesday.Court records showed that Lilly's newest DUI ...
Teen faces DUI manslaughter charge in January accident (The Florida Times-Union)
A Fernandina Beach teenager was arrested Wednesday on charges of DUI manslaughter resulting from a Januar accident in which a passenger died.
Elk Grove police plan DUI checkpoint (The Sacramento Bee)
The Elk Grove Police Department is conducting a DUI checkpoint from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday.
Local Wineries Support DUI Checkpoints (KSBY San Luis Obispo)
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department said none of the four DUI arrests were related to this past weekend's Vintner's Festival in Lompoc.
Troopers Make Record Number Of DUI Arrests In 2006 (WGAL via Yahoo! News)
The Pennsylvania State police made a record number of DUI arrests last year, according to the agency.
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Top DUI News, April 25th, 2007

Troopers Make Record Number Of DUI Arrests In 2006 (WGAL via Yahoo! News)
The Pennsylvania State police made a record number of DUI arrests last year, according to the agency.
DUI Arrests in Pa. Hit Record High (KYW News Radio 1060)
Pennsylvania State Police report that they made a record number of arrests for DUI last year. ãWell, unfortunately, it's a bad sign that we still see so many people out on the roads drinking and driving.
Woman nets 3 years in DUI death (The Florida Times-Union)
A woman who pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter in the 2005 death of a Navy corpsman who had just returned from Iraq was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison.
La Russa DUI court session is canceled (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
This week's scheduled arraignment for Tony La Russa's DUI case has been canceled while a trial date is set.
La Russa DUI court session is canceled (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
The arraignment originally scheduled for this week in Tony La Russa's DUI case has been canceled while a trial date is set. The Cardinals manager was arrested March 22 on a charge of driving under the influence.
Local Family Frustrated With Progress Of DUI Case (CBS 13 Sacramento)
One local family victimized by drunk driving, says its case is being lost in the shuffle. It's a story of frustration following the death of a teenage girl in a DUI crash.
DUI arrests up 16 percent on Big Island (Honolulu Advertiser)
Police arrested 16 drivers on the Big Island last week for drunk driving, bringing the 2007 DUI total through April 23 to 405 ÷ 100 more than at that same time last year, an increase of 15 percent.
Ex-supervisor gets house arrest for DUI (Orange County Register)
Former Orange County Supervisor and state Assemblyman Bruce Nestande was sentenced to six months in jail and three years probation Tuesday.
NASCAR DUI Task Force Makes 399 Stops (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
Officers from nine Valley law enforcement agencies participated in a West Valley DUI Task Force during last week's NASCAR weekend and made 399 traffic stops, Avondale police said.
Wreck results in DUI, hit-and-run charges for man (The News Virginian)
A drunken driver left his injured passenger in a car after slamming into a train overpass Sunday morning, police report. Eduardo Servin-Navarette, 33, was southbound on North Charlotte Avenue when he crashed, marking his third DUI charge, according to police.
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Top DUI News, April 24th, 2007

DUI arrests up 16 percent on Big Island (Honolulu Advertiser)
Police arrested 16 drivers on the Big Island last week for drunk driving, bringing the 2007 DUI total through April 23 to 405 ÷ 100 more than at that same time last year, an increase of 15 percent.
NASCAR DUI Task Force Makes 399 Stops (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
Officers from nine Valley law enforcement agencies participated in a West Valley DUI Task Force during last week's NASCAR weekend and made 399 traffic stops, Avondale police said.
Wreck results in DUI, hit-and-run charges for man (The News Virginian)
A drunken driver left his injured passenger in a car after slamming into a train overpass Sunday morning, police report. Eduardo Servin-Navarette, 33, was southbound on North Charlotte Avenue when he crashed, marking his third DUI charge, according to police.
NASCAR DUI Task Force Makes 399 Stops (CBS 5 Phoenix)
Avondale police say a West Valley DUI Task Force during last week's NASCAR weekend made 399 stops and 55 arrests.
8 charged with DUI at Pinellas sobriety checkpoints (Bay News 9 Tampa Bay)
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted two sobriety checkpoints over the weekend, resulting in eight arrests for DUI. The sheriff's office said 29 people were arrested on a total of 48 charges during the sobriety checkpoints, including the DUI arrests.
Cape DUI checkpoint nets 18 arrests (The News-Press)
A Cape Coral Police Department DUI checkpoint netted 18 arrests Friday and Saturday.
DUI, license checkpoint leads to 14 arrests (Desert Sun)
A safety checkpoint conducted by the Palm Desert Police Department Saturday resulted in 14 DUI arrests and 1 arrest for obstructing a DUI investigation, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
Woman Who Killed Mailman Charged With DUI (Eyewitness News 3 Hartford)
A woman who was convicted of striking and killing a postal worker with her sport utility vehicle is arrested on DUI charges.
DUI suspect to remain in jail (Seattle Times)
A Woodinville woman accused of having the highest blood-alcohol reading ever recorded in a state breath test will probably remain in jail...
Former Seattle detective pleads not guilty to DUI (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
Deana Jarrett, the former Seattle Police detective who troopers said recorded the highest blood-alcohol level in state history, pleaded not guilty Monday to drunken driving.
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Top DUI News, April 23rd, 2007

DUI patrol yields several arrests (The Reporter)
As a result of a Vacaville Police Department DUI saturation patrol Friday evening, several arrests were made including two DUI arrests. One arrest was made after a brief car pursuit and a subsequent foot pursuit.
DUI charges for April 23 (phillyburbs.com)
Local police reported the following incidents involving driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Child with mom during DUI stop (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A 21-year-old Avondale mother pulled over with her young daughter in her car at a drunken driving checkpoint this weekend is scheduled to appear this morning before a Hamilton County judge.
Bill requiring breath-test device for DUI offenders gets House OK (Tucson Citizen)
The Arizona House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a drunken-driving bill that would require DUI offenders to use ignition interlocks on their vehicles for at least a year after resuming driving.
50 officers praised for '06 DUI arrests (The Clarion-Ledger)
There are so many drunken drivers out there, say the experts, that just about every law enforcement officer in the state could spend all day, every day making DUI arrests and run out of time before he ran out of suspects.
Tougher DUI penalties face delay (The Greenville News)
COLUMBIA -- Gov. Mark Sanford on Friday called for House lawmakers to pass a DUI reform bill currently in committee by the end of next week, when bills have to pass each chamber for a chance at becoming law this year.
Weekly DUI checkpoints underway (FOX 13 Tampa Bay)
TAMPA - The traffic that congests our roads, even at night, is a sure sign that Hillsborough County 's population has exploded. While that growth has brought many benefits, it has also brought an increasing number of impaired drivers.
DUI case moved again for police chief's daughter (12 News Phoenix)
SCOTTSDALE - The drunken-driving case of Cody Nicole Rodbell, the 21-year-old daughter of Scottsdale Police Chief Alan Rodbell, has been transferred for a second time to another court.
Court Dispositions (The Naperville Sun)
The following court records of charges that originated in Naperville were provided by the circuit clerk's office. Anthony R. Abban, 43, 3S389 Chestnut Court, Warrenville: DUI - fines and costs assessed. Driving with a blood alcohol concentration 0.08 percent or greater - closing dismissal. Driving on the wrong side of road - closing dismissal.
Man convicted in DUI death now faces more charges (Pensacola News Journal)
Patrick Nobles, convicted of DUI manslaughter in 2004, has been charged after testing positive for alcohol use.

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