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Top DUI News Week of August 20th - August 26th

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Top DUI News, August 26th, 2007

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Pennsylvania Police Set Up DUI Checkpoints Open this result in new window
WTAE ThePittsburghChannel.com via Yahoo! News - Aug 25 4:07 PM
Pennsylvania police are set to begin a statewide DUI crackdown just before the Labor Day holiday.
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Prosecutors face DUI challenges Open this result in new window
Casper Star-Tribune - 2 hours, 32 minutes ago
LARAMIE -- Securing a DUI conviction in a jury trial in Wyoming is not easy, some prosecutors say.
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DUI checkpoints costly, catch few Open this result in new window
Arizona Daily Star - Aug 26 12:36 AM
Pima County sobriety checkpoints have netted a tiny number of DUI arrests despite stopping tens of thousands of drivers since 2005, an Arizona Daily Star investigation has found.
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LCSO to conduct DUI checkpoint Tuesday Open this result in new window
Tallahassee Democrat - Aug 25 11:06 PM
The Leon County Sheriff's Office is hosting a DUI checkpoint Tuesday.
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Driver convicted of DUI in crash Open this result in new window
Hattiesburg American - 51 minutes ago
POPLARVILLE - A man who went on trial Wednesday related to a 2003 traffic crash that killed four people was found guilty of an aggravated DUI charge.
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Man found guilty of aggravated DUI in death of 4 passengers Open this result in new window
The Clarion-Ledger - Aug 25 6:17 PM
The driver of a vehicle involved in a crash that killed four people was found guilty Friday of aggravated DUI by a jury.
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Pennsylvania Police Set Up DUI Checkpoints Open this result in new window
WTAE-TV Pittsburgh - Aug 25 4:22 PM
Pennsylvania police begin a statewide DUI crackdown just before the Labor Day holiday.
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Overnight DUI Checkpoint Open this result in new window
Fox 19 Cincinnati - Aug 25 2:37 PM
The Hamilton County DUI Task Force is operating a sobriety checkpoint this weekend to catch and deter drunk drivers. The checkpoint is set for Saturday night, August 25th, from 11pm to 3 am in Sharonville at 11080 Chester Road.
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Man found guilty of DUI in fatal crash Open this result in new window
Hattiesburg American - Aug 25 1:00 PM
POPLARVILLE ˆ A man who went on trial Wednesday on charges related to a 2003 traffic crash that that killed four people has been found guilty of an aggravated DUI charge and not guilty of assaulting a law enforcement officer.
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Austin Nichols Ups Hollywood DUI Count
Austin Nichols Ups Hollywood DUI Count Open this result in new window
E! Online via Yahoo! News - Aug 24 5:21 AM
Stop us if you've heard this one before: A member of the young Hollywood set has been busted for a DUI after driving the wrong way down a one-way street in the early morning hours.
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Top DUI News, August 25th, 2007

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Austin Nichols Ups Hollywood DUI Count
Austin Nichols Ups Hollywood DUI Count Open this result in new window
E! Online via Yahoo! News - Aug 24 5:21 AM
Stop us if you've heard this one before: A member of the young Hollywood set has been busted for a DUI after driving the wrong way down a one-way street in the early morning hours.
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Boston arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
Bradenton Herald - Aug 25 12:17 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver David Boston participated in all team activities Friday, according to a team spokesperson, and is scheduled to play tonight in Miami while Pinellas Park police continue to investigate the details surrounding his arrest Thursday evening for DUI.
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DUI Checkpoints Set Up Around Pittsburgh Area Open this result in new window
KDKA Pittsburgh - Aug 24 8:55 PM
Three DUI task forces are teaming up to crackdown impaired drivers. Authorities are setting up the checkpoints all around the Pittsburgh area and surrounding counties.
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DUI checkpoint dedicated in memory of young bride Open this result in new window
9 News Denver - Aug 24 7:24 PM
AURORA - Police held a DUI stop Friday night dedicated to Arlene Gavrilis, who was killed on her wedding day.
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Lohan reaches plea deal on DUI, drug charges Open this result in new window
Centre Daily Times - Aug 24 7:54 PM
Lohan reaches plea deal on DUI, drug charges
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Security Guard Accused In Deadly DUI Crash Open this result in new window
News 8 San Diego - Aug 24 7:17 PM
A security guard accused in a deadly DUI crash made his first court appearance Friday.
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CHP Officer Who Beat DUI Suspect Sentenced To Probation Open this result in new window
KGTV San Diego - Aug 24 4:34 PM
A former California Highway Patrol officer who admitted beating a DUI suspect at the Vista Detention Facility is sentenced Friday to three years probation.
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Gibson's Been Following DUI Probation Terms Open this result in new window
KTVU 2 San Francisco - Aug 24 4:57 PM
Actor Mel Gibson has been following the rules of his probation for a DUI arrest during which he made derogatory remarks about Jews and women, his lawyer told a judge Thursday.
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Celeb DUI cases spotlight justice system
Celeb DUI cases spotlight justice system Open this result in new window
AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 25 12:42 AM
In a city famous for showing that life's little problems can be resolved in a 30-minute sitcom, celebrity justice is sometimes just as swift.
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DUI Device Open this result in new window
WCIA 3 Champaign-Urbana - Aug 24 4:52 PM
The governor signed a bill today requiring first-time DUI offenders to pass a breathalyzer test before they start their cars. The idea is to keep first time offenders from driving drunk a second time. If they fail the breathe test, their car won't start.
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Top DUI News, August 24th, 2007

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Nicole Richie Spends an Hour in Jail for DUI Offense Open this result in new window
Fox News - Aug 23 11:21 PM
While the world‚s media were focusing on Lohan‚s lucky plea bargain, fellow DUI offender Nicole Richie snuck into the slammer. However, her „Life‰ in Lynwood lasted just over an hour.
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DUI checkpoint tonight Open this result in new window
The Cincinnati Enquirer - 1 hour, 18 minutes ago
The Ohio State Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI checkpoint this evening in Butler County.
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Lohan Agrees to Plea Deal On DUI Arrests Open this result in new window
KABC-TV Los Angeles - 2 minutes ago
Lindsay Lohan gears up for a short stint in jail for two DUI arrests, as Nicole Richie serves her sentence in just minutes.
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Metro Briefs: Man charged with felony DUI Open this result in new window
Mobile Press-Register - Aug 24 2:33 AM
A Mobile police officer arrested Douglas Portis Jr., 56, late Wednesday on a felony driving under the influence charge. Alabama law says DUI becomes a Class C felony charge on the fourth and any additional DUI arrests. It is punishable by a maximum fine of $10,100 and 10 years in jail.
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Lawyer: Mel Gibson Following Rules of Probation for DUI Open this result in new window
Fox News - Aug 23 1:22 PM
Mel Gibson has been following the rules of his probation for his DUI arrest last summer, his lawyer told a judge Thursday.
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Clay County Jury Convicts Woman Of DUI Manslaughter Open this result in new window
WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News - Aug 23 12:17 PM
A Clay County jury on Wednesday convicted a Maxville woman of DUI manslaughter and reckless driving in a 2005 wreck that killed an 80-year-old Middleburg resident.
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Granite View: DUI, are we tough enough? Open this result in new window
The Rockingham News - Aug 24 3:15 AM
On July 7-8, the DUI Task Force made 22 driving under the influence arrests in Portsmouth. For those unfamiliar with the task force, the Seacoast area chiefs of police, N.H. State Police Troop A, state Bureau of Liquor Enforcement and Rockingham County...
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FSU police crack down on DUI Open this result in new window
Tallahassee Democrat - Aug 23 11:06 PM
The Florida State University Police Department will have DUI checkpoints on campus today on Call Street and Academic Way.
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DUI Checkpoint Planned For Santa Cruz Friday Night Open this result in new window
NBC 11 Bay Area - Aug 23 3:39 PM
The Santa Cruz police, University of California at Santa Cruz, Capitola police and the California Highway Patrol are joining forces in a DUI sobriety checkpoint Friday night.
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Nicole Richie serves 1 hour in jail for DUI Open this result in new window
Canada.com - Aug 23 9:10 PM
Nicole Richie is shown in this Los Angeles Sheriff's Department booking mug released to Reuters August 23, 2007. Richie surrendered to Los Angeles County Sheriff on DUI charges on August 23, 2007 at Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood,Ca and was released 82 minutes later, according to a Sheriff's department statement.
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Top DUI News, August 23rd, 2007

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Crackdown nets four DUI arrests Open this result in new window
The Palm Beach Post - 6 minutes ago
Four arrests for drunk driving were made overnight during a DUI sweep in Palm Beach County.
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DUI checkpoint in Jefferson Hills tomorrow Open this result in new window
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Aug 22 9:17 PM
The South Hills DUI Task Force will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tomorrow in Jefferson Hills. Results of its Aug....
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DUI stops keep deputies busy Open this result in new window
The Mississippi Press - Aug 23 3:34 AM
PASCAGOULA -- The past weekend was busy for Jackson County sheriff deputies as they made at least five DUI stops, most along Miss. 613. "Drunk drivers kill people," said Sheriff Mike Byrd.
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Drivers Beware: DUI Checkpoint Set For Weekend Open this result in new window
WTAE ThePittsburghChannel.com via Yahoo! News - Aug 22 10:31 AM
Authorities announced that they will be conducting a large-scale DUI checkpoint this weekend in the Pittsburgh region.
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Former Naples resident convicted of DUI, but escapes jail sentence Open this result in new window
Naples Daily News - Aug 22 6:54 PM
A Naples man caught driving drunk the night before his reckless driving trial involving the powerful sleeping pill Ambien was convicted of DUI this week. Michael Sarajian, 31, who moved to Pennsylvania this year, pleaded no contest Tuesday to DUI and was adjudicated guilty by Collier County Judge Vince Murphy, who also fined him $500 and sentenced him to 180 days in county jail.
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Attorney faces 2nd DUI Open this result in new window
The Patriot-News - Aug 22 9:07 PM
LEBANON - A Lebanon County attorney has been charged with DUI for the second time in five years.
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DUI task force on duty this weekend in the South Hills Open this result in new window
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Aug 22 6:24 PM
The Mt. Lebanon Area DUI Task Force will be conducting roving patrols and looking for intoxicated motorists from Friday through Sunday.
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Former Naples resident convicted of DUI, but escapes jail sentence Open this result in new window
Bonita Daily News - Aug 22 6:38 PM
A Naples man caught driving drunk the night before his reckless driving trial involving the powerful sleeping pill Ambien was convicted of DUI this week.
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Arrest Made In Suspected DUI Fatal Crash Open this result in new window
NBC 7/39 San Diego - Aug 22 3:56 PM
A man is under arrest in connection with a suspected DUI crash that killed one woman and sent two other people to the hospital, police say.
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"Caddyshack" star suspected of DUI in golf cart Open this result in new window
Los Angeles Daily News - Aug 22 8:55 AM
>>> NEW 8:50 a.m. Bill Murray, who starred in the 1980 golf comedy "Caddyshack," could face a DUI charge after cruising through downtown Stockholm in a golf cart and refusing to take a breath test.
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Top DUI News, August 22nd, 2007

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digest / CONTRA COSTA COUNTY / State official resigns after DUI incident Open this result in new window
San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 22 12:54 AM
A high-ranking state Justice Department official has resigned after a DUI-related crash near Walnut Creek, officials said. Pete Sarna, 37, of Clayton, offered his resignation Friday, a week after he collided with a tow truck on Highway 24 and refused to...
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Ruling may jeopardize some DUI cases Open this result in new window
Miami Herald - 1 hour, 33 minutes ago
(AP) -- Blood-alcohol breath-test results were thrown out in four DUI cases after a Leon County judge ruled Tuesday that results can vary depending on how long someone breathes into the device.
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Williamstown driver cited for DUI Open this result in new window
The Barre Montpelier Times Argus - Aug 22 1:04 AM
WATERBURY -- A Williamstown man was stopped for driving erratically on Elm Street on Aug. 20 and subsequently cited for DUI. ...
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KPD sets up DUI checkpoints Open this result in new window
The Garden Island - 6 minutes ago
In conjunction with three other county police departments, KauaŒi police will continue DUI checkpoints this weekend through Labor Day as part of a nationwide „Drunk Driving, Over The Limit, Under Arrest,‰ campaign.
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Judge asked to decide drive-through DUI case Open this result in new window
Lincoln Journal Star - Aug 21 11:06 PM
A DUI case has come down to whether a police officer could have smelled alcohol on a man‚s breath from the inside of a fast-food drive-through window.
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Judge's ruling could limit use of breath-test results in DUI cases Open this result in new window
Tallahassee Democrat - Aug 21 11:06 PM
A Leon County judge's ruling to throw out blood-alcohol breath-test results in four DUI cases could have a big impact on others currently facing drinking-and-driving charges.
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A DUI checkpoint held Friday night landed one person in Open this result in new window
The Signal - 2 hours, 28 minutes ago
A DUI checkpoint held Friday night landed one person in jail while 11 others were cited for driving without valid driver's licenses, according to sheriff's reports.
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DUI checkpoints set in South Hills Open this result in new window
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Aug 21 9:27 PM
The Mt. Lebanon Area DUI Task Force will be conducting roving patrols and looking for intoxicated motorists from Friday through Sunday.
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Sandy Springs Officer Faces DUI Charges Open this result in new window
FOX 5 Atlanta - Aug 21 2:30 PM
ATLANTA (FOX 5) -- A Sandy Springs police officer faces DUI charges in Cherokee County. Sergeant Tonya Smith was arrested after she reportedly failed a field sobriety test in Canton Sunday morning. Deidra Dukes reports. Click video for more information.
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Errant drivers nabbed in DUI check Open this result in new window
The Reporter - Aug 21 6:53 AM
A DUI/Driver's License checkpoint held Saturday on Depot Street in Vacaville yielded four DUI arrests, police said. Other actions included:  26 citations or arrests on suspicion of driving without a driver's license or on a suspended driver's license  24 additional citations  30 vehicles towed or impounded incident to DUI arrests or driving unlicensed or on a suspended
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Top DUI News, August 21st, 2007

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Delray DUI crackdown nets 70 tickets, 11 arrests Open this result in new window
The Palm Beach Post - Aug 20 11:27 AM
City police teamed with the Florida Highway Patrol and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Saturday to make nine DUI arrests, two arrests on other charges and write 70 traffic tickets, police said.
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DUI CHARGES (9) Open this result in new window
The Beaver County Times - Aug 20 8:24 AM
DUI CHARGES William Openbrier, 48, no street address provided, of Midway, in a three-car accident Aug. 3 on Steubenville Pike in Robinson Township, Robinson police reported.
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PENNDOT, Blair County DUI Task Force Crack Down On Impaired Drivers Open this result in new window
WJAC 6 Johnstown - Aug 20 1:43 PM
PENNDOT and Blair County DUI Task Force introduced a new device to help crack down on impaired drivers.
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Wilton police running DUI campaign through Labor Day Open this result in new window
Wilton Bulletin - Aug 20 6:08 AM
The Wilton Police Department is taking part in this year‚s „Drunk Driving: Over the Limit Under Arrest‰ DUI enforcement. The campaign will run until Labor Day.
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OSUs Dove accepts plea bargain in DUI case Open this result in new window
Sports Illustrated - Aug 20 1:13 PM
Oklahoma State basketball player Marcus Dove has accepted a plea agreement in his aggravated drunken driving case, his attorney told a Payne County judge Monday.
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Police: Drunk Driver Hits DUI Patrol Open this result in new window
WPVI-TV Philadelphia - Aug 19 6:51 AM
A Pennsylvania State trooper on DUI patrol, actually got hit head-on by a suspected drunk driver.
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Former Kentucky player charged with DUI Open this result in new window
Sports Illustrated - Aug 20 7:43 AM
Former Kentucky basketball player Marquis Estill was arrested early Friday morning and charged with driving under the influence, police said.
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NEW: Top Brown deputy, former Oakland cop, resigns after DUI Open this result in new window
Inside Bay Area - 1 hour, 37 minutes ago
SACRAMENTO -- Police Sgt. Peter Sarna's law enforcement career advanced to lieutenant beside Oakland's former mayor, then proceeded to the state Attorney General's Office when Jerry Brown was elected
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Jankovich: Dyer will be disciplined for DUI Open this result in new window
The Pantagraph - 2 hours, 55 minutes ago
NORMAL -- Illinois State basketball coach Tim Jankovich said Monday that senior center Levi Dyer will be disciplined after being sentenced in McLean County Circuit Court earlier this month with driving under the influence of alcohol.
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Dimitras Accepts Sentence Deal In DUI Case Open this result in new window
KCRA TheKCRAChannel.com via Yahoo! News - Aug 20 2:53 PM
Michael Dimitras accepted a sentence Monday for killing two former classmates in a drunk driving crash in Rancho Cordova last year.
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Top DUI News, August 20th, 2007

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Police: Drunk Driver Hits DUI Patrol Open this result in new window
WPVI-TV Philadelphia - Aug 19 6:51 AM
A Pennsylvania State trooper on DUI patrol, actually got hit head-on by a suspected drunk driver.
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Driver Of SUV Arrested For DUI, Fleeing Accident Open this result in new window
CBS 2 Los Angeles - Aug 18 4:59 PM
A man whose SUV crashed into a center divider and overturned in Riverside, critically injuring a passenger, allegedly fled the scene on foot and was later arrested on suspicion of DUI, a police sergeant said Saturday. SLIDESHOWS: View The Day's Top Photos VIDEO: Watch The Latest News
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DUI task force set to hit the streets Open this result in new window
The Sharon Herald - Aug 18 10:19 PM
With one in five new criminal cases involving drunken driving, Mercer County Chiefs of Police have formed the Mercer County DUI Task Force.
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Extra patrols result in 12 DUI arrests Open this result in new window
The Wichita Eagle - Aug 18 12:55 PM
Stepped-up patrols by the Sedgwick County Sheriffs Department led to 12 DUI arrests on Friday, said Sgt. Amy Tracy of the sheriffs department. Extra officers were assigned to roving patrols as part of the statewide Drunk Driving: Over the Limit, Under Arrest enforcement campaign, which began Thursday. The campaign by 100 Kansas law enforcement agencies will continue statewide through Sept. 4.
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Carlsbad police arrest six at DUI checkpoint Open this result in new window
North County Times - 51 minutes ago
CARLSBAD ---- Police arrested six people suspected of drunken driving during a checkpoint operation at Palomar Airport Road east of El Camino Real in Carlsbad, officials said Saturday.
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State's ads sobering in new DUI campaign Open this result in new window
East Valley Tribune - Aug 18 5:24 AM
DUI crackdown season in Arizona is not all about enforcement. It's also about education, says the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
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Durango police begin DUI crackdowns Open this result in new window
The Durango Herald - Aug 18 7:37 AM
Durango police begin DUI crackdowns
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DUI Court aimed at offenders 'on last leg' Open this result in new window
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Aug 17 4:16 PM
Two defendants showed up drunk this summer at the Fulton County Courthouse. While that's never a good idea, it's especially problematic considering it was their first day in a new program for repeat DUI offenders. State Court Judge Susan Forsling said the men's condition in court underscores the grip of addiction and the need for courts to find creative solutions to break the dangerous cycle of ...
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KPD sets up DUI checkpoints on KauaŒi Open this result in new window
The Garden Island - Aug 18 4:22 AM
In conjunction with three other county police departments, KauaŒi police will continue DUI checkpoints this weekend through Labor Day as part of a nationwide „Drunk Driving, Over The Limit, Under Arrest,‰ campaign.
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Woman arrested on DUI during Chevron fire Open this result in new window
The Mississippi Press - Aug 18 3:34 AM
PASCAGOULA -- A woman was arrested for DUI and reckless driving after
allegedly almost striking deputies' vehicles positioned outside Chevron
Pascagoula Refinery about the same time a fire began.
The Mississippi Press - Aug 18 3:34 AMPASCAGOULA -- A woman was arrested for DUI and
reckless driving after allegedly almost striking deputies' vehicles
positioned outside Chevron Pascagoula Refinery about the same time a fire
began.

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