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Top DUI News Week of December 17th - December 23rd

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Top DUI News, December 23rd, 2007

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DUI holiday task force arrests 1,700 Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - Dec 22 11:22 PM
Authorities have made more than 1,700 DUI arrests statewide as part of a holiday task force that began Thanksgiving weekend.
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Holiday DUI Task Force Arrests 1,700 Open this result in new window
CBS 5 Phoenix - Dec 23 6:18 AM
Officers assigned to a statewide holiday DUI task force that began last month have now made more than 1,700 arrests, and patrols aren't over yet.
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New DUI record prompts WSP to step up patrol Open this result in new window
KOMO Seattle - Dec 22 6:46 PM
State troopers are stepping up DUI patrol following a deadly start to the holiday weekend during a month that has already seen record numbers of DUI arrests.
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DUI deployment planned for Dec. 28 Open this result in new window
Beaches Leader - Dec 23 4:27 AM
Comments ( No comments posted. ) The Atlantic Beach Police Department will conduct a DUI patrol deployment on Dec. 28 in the 1400 block of Mayport Road, according to a press release. The deployment will begin after 7 p.m. and last until approximately 2 a.m., according to police.
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Three arrested during DUI sweep in Shasta Lake Open this result in new window
The Record Searchlight - Dec 23 4:46 AM
SHASTA LAKE -- Three arrests were made during a DUI checkpoint and saturation patrol conducted here Friday evening.
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Statewide DUI Task Force Arrests 1,700 since Thanksgiving Open this result in new window
KTAR 92.3 Phoenix - Dec 22 2:41 PM
PHOENIX - Officers assigned to a statewide holiday DUI task force that began last month have now made more than 1,700 arrests.
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Poway plans DUI sweep, checkpoint Open this result in new window
North County Times - Dec 22 8:38 PM
POWAY -- Sheriff's deputies will conduct a driver's license checkpoint Friday, then sweep the city for suspected DUI drivers.
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December DUI arrests and deaths down from last year levels Open this result in new window
Greeley Tribune - Dec 22 12:02 AM
DUI arrests during last weekend were down 40 percent from the same weekend last year.
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Police seek man, 37, on DUI charges Open this result in new window
The Pantagraph - Dec 21 11:04 PM
BLOOMINGTON -- Police are asking for the public'•?s help in finding a 37-year-old man accused of failing to appear in court on felony DUI charges.
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Pitbull Lands His Culo In Jail, Arrested On DUI Charges Open this result in new window
SOHH - Dec 21 10:59 AM
Miami rapper Pitbull was arrested early this morning on DUI charges. Visit SOHH.com for the complete story.
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Top DUI News, December 22nd, 2007

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Statewide DUI Task Force Arrests 1,700 since Thanksgiving Open this result in new window
KTAR 92.3 Phoenix - 1 hour, 10 minutes ago
PHOENIX - Officers assigned to a statewide holiday DUI task force that began last month have now made more than 1,700 arrests.
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December DUI arrests and deaths down from last year levels Open this result in new window
Greeley Tribune - Dec 22 12:02 AM
DUI arrests during last weekend were down 40 percent from the same weekend last year.
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DUI deployment planned for Dec. 28 Open this result in new window
Beaches Leader - Dec 22 4:57 AM
Comments ( No comments posted. ) The Atlantic Beach Police Department will conduct a DUI patrol deployment on Dec. 28 in the 1400 block of Mayport Road, according to a press release. The deployment will begin after 7 p.m. and last until approximately 2 a.m., according to police.
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Police seek man, 37, on DUI charges Open this result in new window
The Pantagraph - Dec 21 11:04 PM
BLOOMINGTON -- Police are asking for the public'•?s help in finding a 37-year-old man accused of failing to appear in court on felony DUI charges.
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Pitbull Lands His Culo In Jail, Arrested On DUI Charges Open this result in new window
SOHH - Dec 21 10:59 AM
Miami rapper Pitbull was arrested early this morning on DUI charges. Visit SOHH.com for the complete story.
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Police plan DUI/license checkpoint Dec. 28-29 Open this result in new window
Marin Independent Journal - Dec 21 10:58 PM
The San Rafael Police Department will conduct a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 7 p.
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DUI warrant sweep nets 40 Open this result in new window
Contra Costa Times - Dec 21 12:14 PM
The countywide law enforcement campaign against drunken driving, called "Avoid the 25," resulted in 38 arrests Thursday of people with outstanding warrants related to DUI charges.
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Pitbull Charged with DUI Open this result in new window
MuchMusic.com - Dec 21 9:32 AM
Rapper Pitbull might be headed for the pound. Details are still emerging, but reports indicate that Pitbull, born Armando Perez, was booked in Miami early this morning on DUI charges after being pulled over by cops.
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Poway plans DUI sweep, checkpoint Open this result in new window
North County Times - Dec 22 12:38 AM
POWAY -- Sheriff's deputies will conduct a driver's license checkpoint Friday, then sweep the city for suspected DUI drivers.
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DUI arrests down 40% Open this result in new window
KJCT 8 Grand Junction - Dec 21 10:54 AM
DENVER (KJCT)- The heat was on during 'Office Party Weekend' of December 14-17, and apparently drivers got the message. The number of DUI arrests was down 40% compared to the same enforcement period last year.
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Top DUI News, December 21st, 2007

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Pitbull Charged with DUI Open this result in new window
MuchMusic.com - 40 minutes ago
Rapper Pitbull might be headed for the pound. Details are still emerging, but reports indicate that Pitbull, born Armando Perez, was booked in Miami early this morning on DUI charges after being pulled over by cops.
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Rapper Pitbull Charged With Dui Open this result in new window
ContactMusic - 28 minutes ago
Miami rapper PITBULL has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI). The Latino hip hop star - real name Armando Perez - was b
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Suspect is identified after sixth DUI arrest Open this result in new window
Lake County News Sun - Dec 21 2:42 AM
Police say Miguel Flores-Perez, 39, is one of the most egregious DUI and alias offenders they've ever seen. He's has been arrested on DUI charges no less than six times since 1990, giving officers four different names, but never his own. Police say it's not clear how he slipped through the cracks for so long. The Waukegan police chief says it's "probably one of the most serious offenders that ...
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Palm Desert Police to target DUI offenders Open this result in new window
The Desert Sun - 2 hours, 49 minutes ago
More DUI enforcement and safer streets are coming to Palm Desert, according to a press release from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
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Woman Charged With Felony DUI In Fatal Crash Open this result in new window
KCRA TheKCRAChannel.com via Yahoo! News - Dec 20 4:20 PM
A Sacramento woman will be charged with vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI in a crash in Carmichael that killed one person.
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DUI driver finds officer Open this result in new window
Provo Daily Herald - Dec 20 11:09 PM
An Orem man found himself behind bars on a DUI charge after following a police officer's instructions a little too closely.
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Florence Felony DUI suspect expected to plead today Open this result in new window
Florence Morning News - Dec 21 3:51 AM
A Florence woman who authorities say ran over and killed several people outside a Five Points nightclub is expected to plead guilty today. Melissa Asko is scheduled to appear before a Circuit Court judge this morning and plead guilty to Felony DUI stemming from the April 2006 incident. Investigators say Asko got drunk at Club 231 in Florence, then drove to Shooters nightclub, ...
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Contra Costa DUI campaign nets multiple arrests Open this result in new window
Contra Costa Times - Dec 20 10:44 PM
The countywide law enforcement campaign against drunken driving, called "Avoid the 25," resulted in more than 20 arrests Thursday of people with outstanding warrants related to DUI charges.
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DUI law needs fixing, victim's advocate says Open this result in new window
The Greenville News - Dec 20 11:03 PM
COLUMBIA -- Hiring more state troopers to catch drunken drivers will not do any good until the state's DUI laws are fixed, including a ban on plea bargains, a victim's advocate told state senators Thursday.
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DUI deployment planned for Dec. 28 Open this result in new window
Beaches Leader - Dec 21 3:57 AM
Comments ( No comments posted. ) The Atlantic Beach Police Department will conduct a DUI patrol deployment on Dec. 28 in the 1400 block of Mayport Road, according to a press release. The deployment will begin after 7 p.m. and last until approximately 2 a.m., according to police.
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Top DUI News, December 20th, 2007

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Sarasota DUI checkpoint is Friday night Open this result in new window
Bradenton Herald - 48 minutes ago
The Sarasota County sheriff today said deputies will set up a DUI checkpoint Friday night. The location was not disclosed.
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DUI chain gang back at work Open this result in new window
KTVK Phoenix - Dec 20 8:25 AM
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is putting his DUI chain gang to work this morning while bringing attention to the potentially deadly dangers of alcohol. The crew is out at a cemetery for indigents at 159th Avenue and Camelback Road. The crew's assignment today was to bury eight indigents.
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Charleston Man Charged with Third DUI Offense Open this result in new window
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 West Virginia - Dec 20 8:20 AM
Police say a man from Charleston was arrested and charged with his third DUI Offense.
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Court date for mayor's DUI is put off Open this result in new window
Asbury Park Press - Dec 20 1:51 AM
MANCHESTER ˜ A municipal court judge granted Lakehurst Mayor Stephen Childers his fourth court extension on DUI and marijuana possession charges that date back to August.
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$100,000 bail set for felony DUI case Open this result in new window
Provo Daily Herald - Dec 19 11:56 PM
By a judge's order, Robert J. Vandyke will have to stay sober and out of the driver's seat while his DUI case is pending. But unless he can raise enough money for his $100,000 cash-only bail, those are moot points.
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Police to drunks: It's cheaper to call a cab than get a DUI Open this result in new window
The Daily Review - Dec 20 6:49 AM
HAYWARD ˜ Alameda County law enforcement agencies arrested 298 impaired drivers in the first four days of the Avoid the 21 Winter DUI Enforcement Campaign, according to the Sheriff's Department.
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Police to set up DUI checkpoint in Galt Saturday Open this result in new window
The Sacramento Bee - Dec 19 5:11 PM
The Galt Police Department is scheduled to conduct a DUI checkpoint from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday.
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Holiday DUI Checkpoints Open this result in new window
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 West Virginia - Dec 19 8:51 PM
Police in Huntington were out Wednesday night on what they describe as saturation DUI patrols.
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New program should cut down repeat DUI's Open this result in new window
KX TV North Dakota - Dec 19 5:36 PM
You get a DUI you can be stopped from driving but not from drinking until now... Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says North Dakota has a real problem with repeat DUI offenders. Today he announces a program that will keep tabs on repeat drunk d
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Officers arrest 324 in DUI task force Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - Dec 19 10:42 AM
Nearly 220 officers from 30 agencies arrested 324 suspected drunken drivers over the weekend as part of the 22nd annual East Valley Holiday DUI Task Force.
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Top DUI News, December 19th

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Officers arrest 324 in DUI task force Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - 1 hour, 45 minutes ago
Nearly 220 officers from 30 agencies arrested 324 suspected drunken drivers over the weekend as part of the 22nd annual East Valley Holiday DUI Task Force.
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PSU football player charged with DUI Open this result in new window
Centre Daily Times - 15 minutes ago
The Nittany Lions backup cornerback, Willie Harriott, is facing a DUI charge after Ferguson Township police say he was stopped early the morning of Nov. 11 driving with a blood alcohol level of .16.
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DUI charge for former top cop Open this result in new window
The Evening Sun - Dec 19 8:41 AM
The former crusading state police commissioner who in 1996 called drunk drivers "fatalities waiting to happen" has been charged with a DUI after a minor accident in the Harrisburg suburbs.
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Russian fugitive charged with DUI in Port Matilda Open this result in new window
Centre Daily Times - Dec 19 5:38 AM
A Gulfport, Miss., man ˜ who state police later learned was a Russian citizen and fugitive from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ˜ was charged with DUI after police said he drove off of U.S. Route 322 and onto a yard in Port Matilda.
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Edwardsville traffic enforcement nets DUI violators Open this result in new window
Edwardsville Journal - Dec 19 7:50 AM
The Edwardsville Police Department traffic enforcement period from Nov. 12 to 25 netted five DUI citations and 48 additional traffic violations.
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California Launches Holiday DUI Crackdown Open this result in new window
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance - 1 hour, 28 minutes ago
At a news conference held today at the California Highway Patrol 911 emergency dispatch center in Rancho Cordova, Office of Traffic Safety Director Christopher J. Murphy announced $4 million in grants to 103 local law enforcement agencies for special holiday DUI enforcement efforts.
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New law will make it harder to erase DUI record Open this result in new window
Madera Tribune - Dec 19 12:32 AM
Starting New Year's Day, a new state law will make it difficult to clear a driving under the influence (DUI) conviction from their permanent criminal record.
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Former top cop with state police charged in DUI Open this result in new window
The Patriot-News - Dec 18 9:40 PM
During Memorial Day weekend 1996, then-state police Commissioner Paul J. Evanko presided over what at the time was the largest one-day DUI sweep in the force's history. A total of 272 motorists were arrested.
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It's DUI checkpoint season Open this result in new window
The Lake County Record-Bee - Dec 18 7:20 PM
LAKE COUNTY -- Keeping the roads safe for the holidays is the goal for California Highway Patrol during the annual holiday DUI crackdown. Eighty percent of the CHP's available officers will patrol highways on the lookout for drivers who are under the influence.
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DUI trial for Jackson attorney delayed Open this result in new window
The Clarion-Ledger - Dec 18 10:14 AM
The non-jury DUI trial of Jackson attorney Judy Barnett has been delayed until January because the state Supreme Court had to appoint a special attorney to hear her case.
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Top DUI News, December 18th, 2007

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Officers arrest 324 in DUI task force Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - 1 hour, 19 minutes ago
Nearly 220 officers from 30 agencies arrested 324 suspected drunken drivers over the weekend as part of the 22nd annual East Valley Holiday DUI Task Force.
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DUI trial for Jackson attorney delayed Open this result in new window
The Clarion-Ledger - Dec 18 10:14 AM
The non-jury DUI trial of Jackson attorney Judy Barnett has been delayed until January because the state Supreme Court had to appoint a special attorney to hear her case.
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DUI crusader is busted for drunk driving Open this result in new window
Lancaster Online - Dec 18 9:31 AM
Pennsylvania's former top cop has been busted for drunken driving. Paul J. Evanko, a Lancaster County native who led a campaign against DUI during his eight years as state police commissioner, was charged with the offense Monday after a crash in suburban Harrisburg Friday night. Eva...
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Man attacks police after arrest at DUI checkpoint Open this result in new window
News Leader - Dec 18 7:52 AM
WAYNESBORO ˜ A man pulled over Friday night at a DUI checkpoint on Lew Dewitt Boulevard attacked two police officers while handcuffed, the Waynesboro Police Department said.
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O.C. Cop, Facing DUI Charges, is Fired Open this result in new window
WBOC Salisbury - Dec 18 10:14 AM
OCEAN CITY , Md.- An Ocean City police officer arrested last week for a DUI crash was fired Monday.
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Holiday DUI Traffic Enforcement Open this result in new window
Midlothian Exchange - Dec 18 9:22 AM
Drivers be warned. Police are conducting a series of holiday DUI patrols, checkpoints and red light enforcement operations throughout the county this month. Problems areas have been identified and officers will focus on these areas.
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DUI suspect in Orem bangs head open twice Open this result in new window
Deseret Morning News - Dec 17 11:21 PM
An Orem man arrested for investigation of DUI had more than just a hangover headache when he sobered up he had split open his forehead twice banging around in the back seat of a police car.
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Edwardsville traffic enforcement nets DUI violators Open this result in new window
Edwardsville Journal - Dec 18 9:06 AM
The Edwardsville Police Department traffic enforcement period from Nov. 12 to 25 netted five DUI citations and 48 additional traffic violations.
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DUI crackdown nets 18 arrests Open this result in new window
Deseret Morning News - Dec 17 11:22 PM
A drunken-driving sweep conducted over the weekend by the Utah Highway Patrol resulted in more than 100 cars being stopped and 18 people going to jail on suspicion of DUI.
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DUI arrests up 9 percent on Big Island Open this result in new window
Honolulu Advertiser - Dec 18 3:24 AM
Thirty motorists were arrested on the Big Island last week for drunk driving, raising this year's DUI arrest total to 1,326 ˜ an increase of 9 percent over the same time span last year on the Big Island.
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Top DUI News, December 17th, 2007

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73 Arrested In Bay Area DUI Enforcement Open this result in new window
CBS 5 Bay Area - Dec 16 3:38 PM
Law enforcement officials throughout the Bay Area arrested 73 suspected drunken drivers during the first 24 hours of their annual DUI enforcement campaign, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Les Bishop reported Sunday.
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Statewide DUI crackdown nets 161 arrests Open this result in new window
East Valley Tribune - Dec 16 1:15 PM
A statewide crackdown on drunken driving netted 161 arrests on Saturday, bringing the Holiday DUI Task Force's total to 1,254 since the Thanksgiving weekend.
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Twenty-two arrested in Rancho Mirage DUI checkpoint Open this result in new window
The Desert Sun - Dec 16 10:01 AM
Twenty-two people were arrested Saturday during a Rancho Mirage Police Department DUI/Driver's License Safety Checkpoint on Bob Hope Drive at Gerald Ford Drive, according to a department release.
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New DUI weapon unveiled Open this result in new window
Centre Daily Times - Dec 15 9:04 PM
BELLEFONTE ˜ Centre County's first DUI court could be up and running in the first quarter of 2008 as a pilot program designed not only to punish offenders but to treat the underlying addiction that led to their arrests, Centre County Judge Bradley P. Lunsford said.
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October wreck results in felony DUI charge Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - Dec 16 12:14 AM
A Billings man accused of having a blood-alcohol measurement nearly four times the legal limit when his car struck a pickup truck was charged Friday with felony DUI.
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Two arrested at DUI checkpoint Open this result in new window
Chico Enterprise-Record - Dec 16 12:26 AM
PARADISE -- Two people were arrested and three were cited at a DUI checkpoint Friday night in Paradise.
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Man Arrested for DUI After Overturning His Vehicle Open this result in new window
KCRA TheKCRAChannel.com via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 10:56 AM
Police arrested a male driver after he drove off the highway and flipped his GMC truck around 12:48 a.m. Saturday near the El Camino on-ramp and Business 80. Witnesses said the truck swerved off the highway into an intersection at highway speeds. Then the front of the vehicle hit the ground, causing the truck to be airborne. Officers said it landed 80-100 feet from where it initially hit the ...
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High School AD Arrested On DUI Charge Open this result in new window
WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News - Dec 16 2:07 PM
The athletic director of Bartram Trail High School was arrested Saturday morning and charged with driving under the influence.
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Edwardsville traffic enforcement nets DUI violators Open this result in new window
Edwardsville Journal - Dec 15 3:57 PM
The Edwardsville Police Department traffic enforcement period from Nov. 12 to 25 netted five DUI citations and 48 additional traffic violations.
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Saturday DUI Checkpoint Results Open this result in new window
CBS 47 Fresno - 1 hour, 47 minutes ago
Took place on First and Olive Avenues

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