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Top DUI News, Week of January 29th - February 5th

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Top DUI News, February 6th, 2007

Super Bowl checkpoints nab three Del. motorists for DUI (The News Journal)
A statewide Delaware DUI crackdown on Super Bowl Sunday resulted in three checkpoint arrests, including one in Dewey Beach. Officials with the state Office of Highway Safety said the unnamed Dewey motorist was arrested by members of the Sussex County DUI Task Force. In addition to the DUI arrests, officers throughout Delaware also issued four seatbelt citations, seven aggressive driving-related ...
FBR Open focus of DUI task force (East Valley Tribune)
More than 90 people were arrested on suspicion of DUI after leaving the FBR Open, the result of a new police task force formed specifically to patrol the rowdy event.
2 Lorain men have 26 DUI convictions between them (The Morning Journal)
ELYRIA -- The last 48 hours were rough ones for two Lorain residents with multiple DUI convictions under their belts.
Super Bowl Sunday DUI net snags 37 (Tucson Citizen)
It was not a happy Super Bowl Sunday for a handful of people scooped up in a police DUI crackdown.
Dozens cited for DUI on Super Bowl Sunday (ABC 15 Phoenix)
Arizona's DUI task force was busy calling plays and tossing people into the drunk tank during Super Bowl Sunday. The task force says it cited 72 people for impaired driving.
11 charged with DUI in Rankin County (The Clarion-Ledger)
Eleven people have been arrested since Saturday on DUI charges in Rankin County, according to today's jail docket at the Rankin County Detention Center.
Checking Up on DUI (13 WMAZ Macon)
Macon police patrolled the city Friday night and Saturday morning, setting up DUI sobriety checkpoints at various locations around Macon.
DUI CHARGES (3) (The Beaver County Times)
DUI CHARGES Ryan P. Gerazounis, 28, no street address listed, of Beaver Falls, following a one-vehicle accident around 2:40 a.m. Sunday along Route 551 in Big Beaver. State police did not list a blood-alcohol level.
DUI checkpoints in Wilson County canceled (Tennessean)
Two scheduled DUI checkpoints in Wilson County have been canceled tonight, Tennessee Highway Patrol officials said.
HPD issues 89 citations, 11 for DUI (Hattiesburg American)
Two Saturday night road blocks resulted in the Hattiesburg Police Department issuing 89 citations, including 11 DUI's. The roadblocks were set up with the support of the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Petal Police, Lamar and Forrest County sheriff's offices.
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Top DUI News, February 4th, 2007

DUI officer shoots 2 suspects (The Florida Times-Union)
A Jacksonville DUI police officer wounded two suspects in an exchange of gunfire outside a convenience store at Blanding and Lake Shore boulevards Saturday night. It was the fifth police shooting in Jacksonville in three weeks.
Cops plan super DUI patrols Sunday (Lake County News Sun)
Law enforcement officials are launching a blitz against drinking and driving this weekend. The Illinois Department of Transportation has provided $175,000 in traffic safety funding to state police and several local law enforcement agencies to pay for extra DUI patrols during the Super Bowl weekend.
Police will boost DUI checks for Super Bowl (Pocono Record)
In an effort to decrease drunk driving on Super Bowl Sunday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has asked 540 DUI checkpoint programs around the state to step up their DUI enforcement efforts.
Checking Up on DUI (13 WMAZ Macon)
Macon police patrolled the city Friday night and Saturday morning, setting up DUI sobriety checkpoints at various locations around Macon.
DUI patrols stepped up for Sunday (The Sentinel)
LEWISTOWN '•‰ PennDOT asked 540 DUI checkpoint programs statewide to bolster their enforcement efforts for Sunday in light of the Super Bowl. Po...
Bond denied for Charlotte man facing felony DUI charges in SC (WIS News 10 Columbia)
(Bennettsville) February 2, 2007 - A man with previous DUIs in North Carolina is facing DUI charges in South Carolina for a January 21 accident just north of McColl.
Cell phone latest tool in battle against DUI (Chicago Tribune)
States urge motorists to call 911 with tips Driving home one night, Caroline Cash spotted a black Honda swaying in and out of its lane on a busy interstate highway in suburban Washington.
Where holiday DUI arrests were heaviest (Arizona Daily Star)
Tucson police cited more than 160 people for drunken driving during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday periods, police data show.
Authorities Arrest 2 Top 10 DUI Offenders (Cleveland - NewsNet5 via Yahoo! News)
Two people on Summit County's top 10 DUI offender list were arrested this week.
Officers out in force for FBR Open DUI task force (KTVK Phoenix)
At least 30 officers will be dedicated to tonight's FBR Open DUI task force.
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Top DUI News, February 3rd, 2007

Police will boost DUI checks for Super Bowl (Pocono Record)
In an effort to decrease drunk driving on Super Bowl Sunday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has asked 540 DUI checkpoint programs around the state to step up their DUI enforcement efforts.
Checking Up on DUI (13 WMAZ Macon)
Macon police patrolled the city Friday night and Saturday morning, setting up DUI sobriety checkpoints at various locations around Macon.
DUI patrols stepped up for Sunday (The Sentinel)
LEWISTOWN '•‰ PennDOT asked 540 DUI checkpoint programs statewide to bolster their enforcement efforts for Sunday in light of the Super Bowl. Po...
Bond denied for Charlotte man facing felony DUI charges in SC (WIS News 10 Columbia)
(Bennettsville) February 2, 2007 - A man with previous DUIs in North Carolina is facing DUI charges in South Carolina for a January 21 accident just north of McColl.
Authorities Arrest 2 Top 10 DUI Offenders (Cleveland - NewsNet5 via Yahoo! News)
Two people on Summit County's top 10 DUI offender list were arrested this week.
Officers out in force for FBR Open DUI task force (KTVK Phoenix)
At least 30 officers will be dedicated to tonight's FBR Open DUI task force.
Local Agencies Take Steps to Avoid DUI Accidents on Super Bowl Sunday (News 4 Reno)
The Nevada Highway Patrol, the Reno Police Department and the Sparks Police Department are teaming up on Super Bowl Sunday to increase DUI patrols, in anticipation of one of the biggest party days of the year.
Mom busted for DUI, 4x legal limit (FOX 10 Phoenix)
HUMBOLDT, Ariz. (AP) -- A mother who allegedly drove to an elementary school with her 6-year-old daughter in the back seat of her car was arrested for extreme DUI, Yavapai County sheriff's officials said Thursday.
Reno police to carry out DUI, speed enforcement (Reno Gazette-Journal)
The Reno Police Department plans to carry out DUI and speed enforcement during Super Bowl week, the city announced Thursday.
WVU's Adam Bednarik charged with DUI (The Morning Call)
Former Bethlehem Catholic star quarterback Adam Bednarik was arrested on a DUI charge Jan. 21, police said, in Morgantown, West Va., where he is a West Virginia University student and member of the football team.
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Top DUI News, February 2nd, 2007

Authorities Arrest 2 Top 10 DUI Offenders (Cleveland - NewsNet5 via Yahoo! News)
Two people on Summit County's top 10 DUI offender list were arrested this week.
WVU's Adam Bednarik charged with DUI (The Morning Call)
Former Bethlehem Catholic star quarterback Adam Bednarik was arrested on a DUI charge Jan. 21, police said, in Morgantown, West Va., where he is a West Virginia University student and member of the football team.
Coatesville City Manager Accused of DUI (WPVI-TV Philadelphia)
The city manager of Coatesville, Chester County is facing DUI charges.
Prof SK Kulkarni takes over as PU DUI (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
PROF SK Kulkarni from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences has taken over as the Dean University Instruction (DUI), Panjab University. Dr Kulkarni, who is also the coordinator of UGC Centre for Potential in Biomedical Sciences of Panjab University, has more than three decades of teaching and research experience. He has published three books and more than 300 research and ...
Musselman Handed 2-Game Suspension Over DUI (CBS 13 Sacramento)
Sacramento Kings coach Eric Musselman was suspended two games without pay by the NBA on Thursday for driving under the influence. RELATED: Musselman Pleads No Contest To DUI Musselman, Maloofs React To DUI Arrest Kings Stats, Scores, Roster And More More Local News Get CBS13 Video On Your Cell
Mother booked for DUI after driving daughter to school (ABC 15 Phoenix)
A mother who allegedly drove to an elementary school with her 6-year-old daughter in the back seat of her car was arrested for extreme DUI, Yavapai County sheriff's officials said Thursday.
O'Neal's DUI case postponed (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Bengals cornerback Deltha O'Neal's DUI case in Clermont County Municipal Court has been continued until March 9.
DUI charge added in pedestrian's death (The Palm Beach Post)
Prosecutors have added a new charge of DUI manslaughter to the list of crimes they allege a Port St. Lucie man committed one year ago in a hit-and-run crash that killed a mother who was out taking a walk with her baby in a stroller.
Deadly I-95 crash nets DUI arrest (The Palm Beach Post)
A Lake Worth man was arrested on a DUI manslaughter charge after he allegedly caused a three-car crash that left a Winter Park man dead, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Man sentenced to prison for 4th DUI (The Beacon News)
An Addison man arrested after a drunken-driving crash in Geneva last month pleaded guilty to his fourth DUI Wednesday and was sentenced to 40 months in prison.
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Top DUI News, February 1st, 2007

DUI charge added in pedestrian's death (The Palm Beach Post)
Prosecutors have added a new charge of DUI manslaughter to the list of crimes they allege a Port St. Lucie man committed one year ago in a hit-and-run crash that killed a mother who was out taking a walk with her baby in a stroller.
Man sentenced to prison for 4th DUI (The Beacon News)
An Addison man arrested after a drunken-driving crash in Geneva last month pleaded guilty to his fourth DUI Wednesday and was sentenced to 40 months in prison.
Deadly I-95 crash nets DUI arrest (The Palm Beach Post)
A Lake Worth man was arrested on a DUI manslaughter charge after he allegedly caused a three-car crash that left a Winter Park man dead, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Avoid the stupor bowl; DUI checkpoints Sunday (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Police are to step up DUI patrols for Sunday's Super Bowl game between the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has asked 540 DUI checkpoint programs in the state to increase their enforcement activities to stem drunken driving for the big event.
Driver Slams Into Squad Car, Faces DUI Charges (NBC 5 Chicago)
A 42-year-old man is charged with DUI after plowing into a suburban squad car early Wednesday.
Lake Worth man arrested in DUI crash (The Palm Beach Post)
A Lake Worth man was arrested on a DUI manslaughter charge after he caused a three-car crash that left a Winter Park man dead, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Downtown hit-run spurs DUI bill (Rocky Mountain News)
Under the provisions of a new bill, first-time DUI violators would lose their driver's license for five years unless they agreed to addiction treatment and to putting an alcohol-detection device in their car.
DUI Suspect Has Record (Hollister Free Lance)
Hollister - The Hollister woman accused of drunken driving in a Monday accident that killed her 4-year-old daughter and injured seven other people was driving while her license was suspended for a previous DUI.
Vaca DUI net nabs violators (The Reporter)
A DUI saturation patrol conducted throughout Vacaville on Friday resulted in a warrant arrest, 39 citations and four vehicle tows. The 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. operation targeted impaired drivers and hazardous violations, officials said, in an attempt to make community roadways safer.
DUI arrests for year soar 52 percent on Big Island (Honolulu Advertiser)
Big Island police have made 100 drunk driving arrests this year compared with 66 over the same span last year, a 52 percent increase in DUI arrests. Thirty-one of those DUI arrests were made from Jan. 23, through Jan. 29. Six of the drivers arrested last week were involved in traffic crashes.
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Top DUI News, January 30th, 2007

DUI task force prepares for FBR (The Arizona Republic)
Scottsdale Police and the Arizona Department of Public Safety are conducting a joint DUI task force spurred by the FBR Open.
DUI suspect had children in car, police say (The Arizona Republic)
A Mesa man was arrested Sunday evening on suspicion of DUI with his wife and two daughters in the car.
Woman Arrested For Felony DUI After Bus Crash (CBS 13 Sacramento)
A Ceres woman was arrested Monday on felony DUI charges after swerving in front of a school bus, causing it to collide with an SUV and strike a nearby home. More Local News Get CBS13 Video On Your Cell
Man facing felony DUI charges is transferred to another hospital (WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence)
A North Carolina man charged with felony DUI in an accident that killed two teenagers and a toddler has been moved to from a hospital in Chapel Hill to one in Charlotte.
High-speed chase ends in flat tires and DUI (The Spokesman-Review)
Police arrested a man for DUI and reckless driving early this morning after a Liberty Lake chase that exceeded 120 mph.
Man faces DUI in deadly accident (The Robesonian)
MCCOLL, S.C. - A Charlotte man who lawmen say caused a head-on collision Sunday night that killed a Maxton toddler and two others has been charged with felony DUI. The man, Frank Davidson, has previous two DWI convictions.
State: Elevenfold increase in number imprisoned for DUI (ABC 13 Toledo)
Judges sentenced 465 drunken drivers to prison last year, up from 38 in 1997, when the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction began tracking DUI offenders. Tougher enforcement and increased penalties in state law contributed to the trend.
Dothan officer resigns following DUI arrest (Dothan Eagle)
Dothan Police Joseph Meredith officer resigned Monday after being arrested for DUI over the weekend.
DUI Incarcerations 11 Times Higher Now Than 10 Years Ago (WLWT.com)
Officials say that the number of people sent to prison for DUI in Ohio is 11 times higher than a decade ago.
Driver Charged In DUI Crash (WTOV 9 Steubenville)
The driver in a crash could face charges.
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Top DUI News, January 29th, 2007

DUI Incarcerations 11 Times Higher Now Than 10 Years Ago (WLWT.com)
Officials say that the number of people sent to prison for DUI in Ohio is 11 times higher than a decade ago.
Police keep quiet on DUI checkpoints (Tennessean)
Now that the holidays are over, many motorists might think the weekends are free of DUI roadblocks '•‰ until they get pulled over on a local road, far from interstate hot spots.
Car runs DUI checkpoint, hits 2 troopers (Florida Today)
A man is in jail today after police say he drove through a DUI checkpoint in downtown Miami and hit two Florida Highway Patrol troopers who were walking along the street. Law enforcement agencies, including Miami-Dade Police, Miami Police and the Florida Highway Patrol, were conducting a routine DUI checkpoint after midnight Saturday near the I-95 on-ramp at Northeast 11th Street in downtown ...
Motorist runs DUI checkpoint, hits two troopers (Miami Herald)
A man is in jail this morning after he drove through a DUI checkpoint in downtown Miami and hit two Florida Highway Patrol troopers who were walking along the street.
Musselman Pleads No Contest To DUI (KCRA TheKCRAChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
Sacramento Kings head coach Eric Musselman pleaded no contest Thursday in connection with a DUI arrest.
State: Elevenfold increase in number imprisoned for DUI (Middletown Journal)
COLUMBUS, Ohio '•‰ Yearly incarcerations for drunken driving convictions have increased elevenfold in the past decade, the state prisons department reported.
State: Elevenfold increase in number imprisoned for DUI (WFMJ Youngstown)
COLUMBUS, Ohio The state prisons department reports that yearly incarcerations for drunken driving convictions have increased elevenfold in the past decade.
Officials Report Small Spike in DUI Arrests (The Signal)
Sheriff's officials reported a small surge of DUI arrests between Thursday night and Friday morning.
Man gets max sentence in DUI-related death of 6-year-old (Elko Daily)
ELKO '•‰ The family of an Elko man who killed his 6-year-old nephew while driving drunk May 7 accused the court of racism after he was given the maximum prison sentence.
South Charleston man charged with DUI (The Charleston Gazette)
A South Charleston man was arrested on a DUI charge Thursday night after he gave the Kanawha County sheriff the middle finger and wrecked his car into a guardrail, police said.