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Top DUI News Week of February 5th - February 11th

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Top DUI News, February 11th, 2007

US Airways CEO arrested on DUI charge (WGRZ-TV Buffalo)
Meanwhile, a newspaper reported that Parker had a previous DUI conviction in 1991 when he worked for American Airlines in Dallas, and Parker admitted to two other alcohol-related incidents.
Jury acquits lawn tractor driver of DUI (Rutland Herald)
A Hydeville man was acquitted Thursday of charges he drove drunk on a riding lawnmower -- although one state official maintains the DUI law applies to such vehicles. ... - By GORDON DRITSCHILO Herald Staff
US Airways CEO booked on DUI charge (FOX 10 Phoenix)
The CEO of U-S Airways is facing a possible drunken driving charge. Scottsdale police say Doug Parker was arrested for suspicion of DUI after a late-night January 31st traffic stop. Parker went through roadside sobriety tests, then taken to a nearby DUI task force command post to draw his blood and officially book him. FOX 10's Tammy Vo has more.
DUI Suspect Arrested Fourth Time (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
A local couple is frustrated over a man's four arrests for drunk driving. Drew Blaine has one misdemeanor DUI conviction and has pleaded guilty to his two most recent charges. News on 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright reports he's in jail now, but that hasn't always been the case.
DUI Enforcement Ahead in LCF (La Calada Valley Sun)
Capt. Tim Peters, commander of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station, made his monthly report to the La Calada Flintridge City Council at Monday night's meeting, where he announced a grant will fund DUI enforcement points throughout the year.
US Airways CEO arrested on DUI charge (AP via Yahoo! News)
US Airways Chief Executive Doug Parker was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving just hours after his airline's $9.8 billion bid for Delta Air Lines was rejected, Scottsdale police confirmed Friday.
US Airways CEO accused of DUI (The Arizona Republic)
US Airways chief executive Doug Parker was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving just hours after his airline's $9.8 billion bid for Delta Air Lines was rejected last week, police said. {b} Parker had DUI in '91{l} Reporter's blog: Parker's letter to employees{b} Recovering from a public stumble
Couple Married For 51 Years Torn Apart By DUI (NBC 5 Chicago)
Just two days after being charged with a DUI, a Brookfield man allegedly gets behind the wheel drunk again and hit an elderly couple.
Firefighter Crashes Truck into Home; Charged with DUI (WLTX-TV Columbia)
A 21-year-old fire engineer with the city of Orangeburg is charged with DUI after an accident where his pickup truck crashed into the side of a home. VIDEO
Mother Speaks Out To DUI Offenders (WESH 2 Orlando)
A mother's work with DUI offenders has made her this week's Jefferson Awards Hometown Hero.
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Top DUI News, 2/10/2007

US Airways CEO booked on DUI charge (Sharewatch)
Meanwhile, a newspaper reported that Parker had a previous DUI conviction in 1991 when he worked for American Airlines in Dallas, and Parker admitted to two other alcohol-related incidents.
US Airways CEO booked on DUI charge (FOX 10 Phoenix)
The CEO of U-S Airways is facing a possible drunken driving charge. Scottsdale police say Doug Parker was arrested for suspicion of DUI after a late-night January 31st traffic stop. Parker went through roadside sobriety tests, then taken to a nearby DUI task force command post to draw his blood and officially book him. FOX 10's Tammy Vo has more.
DUI Suspect Arrested Fourth Time (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
A local couple is frustrated over a man'•˙s four arrests for drunk driving. Drew Blaine has one misdemeanor DUI conviction and has pleaded guilty to his two most recent charges. News on 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright reports he'•˙s in jail now, but that hasn't always been the case.
Jury acquits lawn tractor driver of DUI (Rutland Herald)
A Hydeville man was acquitted Thursday of charges he drove drunk on a riding lawnmower -- although one state official maintains the DUI law applies to such vehicles. ... - By GORDON DRITSCHILO Herald Staff
DUI Enforcement Ahead in LCF (La Caada Valley Sun)
Capt. Tim Peters, commander of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station, made his monthly report to the La Caada Flintridge City Council at Monday night's meeting, where he announced a grant will fund DUI enforcement points throughout the year.
US Airways CEO accused of DUI (The Arizona Republic)
US Airways chief executive Doug Parker was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving just hours after his airline's $9.8 billion bid for Delta Air Lines was rejected last week, police said. {b} Parker had DUI in '91{l} Reporter's blog: Parker's letter to employees{b} Recovering from a public stumble
Couple Married For 51 Years Torn Apart By DUI (NBC 5 Chicago)
Just two days after being charged with a DUI, a Brookfield man allegedly gets behind the wheel drunk again and hit an elderly couple.
Firefighter Crashes Truck into Home; Charged with DUI (WLTX-TV Columbia)
A 21-year-old fire engineer with the city of Orangeburg is charged with DUI after an accident where his pickup truck crashed into the side of a home. VIDEO
Mother Speaks Out To DUI Offenders (WESH 2 Orlando)
A mother's work with DUI offenders has made her this week's Jefferson Awards Hometown Hero.
US Airways CEO booked on DUI charge (AP via Yahoo! News)
US Airways Chief Executive Doug Parker was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving just hours after his airline's $9.8 billion bid for Delta Air Lines was rejected, Scottsdale police confirmed Friday.
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Top DUI News, February 9th, 2007

Lawyer's DUI arrests investigated (Tennessean)
The state attorney general's office is investigating one of its lawyers after his involvement in a series of DUI arrests.
Man charged with DUI-manslaughter (Florida Today)
Police have charged Joshua Lindsey Morris, 28, with DUI-manslaughter in connection with a Jan. 26 accident in Melbourne.
Court upholds man's conviction in DUI death case (The Clarion-Ledger)
The Mississippi Supreme Court has rejected arguments from a Pass Christian man who claimed prosecutors didn't prove he was the driver of an SUV that struck a car and killed a college student in 2002. Michael Joseph Kramm was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2005 in Harrison County on convictions for felony DUI, driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident. Killed in the Dec. ...
Former State Senator's Ex-Wife Faces DUI Charges (WKRN Nashville)
The ex-wife of former State Senator John Ford is facing DUI charges. Tamara Mitchell-Ford spent Tuesday night in jail after she was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. | | After stopping the car, the officer reported smelling a strong odor of alcohol coming from Ford. | | He also had to support her during a field sobriety test and found a mostly empty bottle of vodka....
Former State Senator's Ex-Wife Faced DUI Charges (WKRN Nashville)
The ex-wife of Former State Senator John Ford is facing DUI charges. Tamara Mitchell-Ford spent Tuesday night in jail after she was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. After stopping the car, the officer reported smelling a strong odor of alcohol coming from Ford, having to support her during a field sobriety test, and finding a mostly empty bottle of vodka. | Copyright 2007 ...
Women sues Oklahoma St. in Sutton DUI case (Sports Illustrated)
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A woman injured last year in a drunken-driving accident involving former Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton seeks more than $125,000 in a legal claim filed with the state.
Charges added to DUI suspect (Mobile Press-Register)
The 20-year-old man accused of DUI in connection with the Saturday crash that seriously injured a Mobile police officer was booked Wednesday on an additional charge of first-degree assault, according to the Mobile County Metro Jail log.
DUI Lawyer Believes "Evidence" Is Being Destroyed (First Coast News)
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- When a DUI suspect, or any suspect enters through the Sally Port door of the Duval County jail, his or her actions are closely monitored by nearly a dozen video cameras.
DUI Enforcement Ahead in LCF (La Caada Valley Sun)
Capt. Tim Peters, commander of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station, made his monthly report to the La Caada Flintridge City Council at Monday night's meeting, where he announced a grant will fund DUI enforcement points throughout the year.
CHP's new anti-DUI grant (Chico Enterprise-Record)
The California Highway Patrol has obtained a grant called "Statewide Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Reduction Effort," from the Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Top DUI News, February 8th, 2005

Former State Senator's Ex-Wife Faced DUI Charges (WKRN Nashville)
The ex-wife of Former State Senator John Ford is facing DUI charges. Tamara Mitchell-Ford spent Tuesday night in jail after she was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. After stopping the car, the officer reported smelling a strong odor of alcohol coming from Ford, having to support her during a field sobriety test, and finding a mostly empty bottle of vodka. | Copyright 2007 ...
Charges added to DUI suspect (Mobile Press-Register)
The 20-year-old man accused of DUI in connection with the Saturday crash that seriously injured a Mobile police officer was booked Wednesday on an additional charge of first-degree assault, according to the Mobile County Metro Jail log.
DUI Lawyer Believes "Evidence" Is Being Destroyed (First Coast News)
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- When a DUI suspect, or any suspect enters through the Sally Port door of the Duval County jail, his or her actions are closely monitored by nearly a dozen video cameras.
DUI Enforcement Ahead in LCF (La Caada Valley Sun)
Capt. Tim Peters, commander of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station, made his monthly report to the La Caada Flintridge City Council at Monday night's meeting, where he announced a grant will fund DUI enforcement points throughout the year.
CHP's new anti-DUI grant (Chico Enterprise-Record)
The California Highway Patrol has obtained a grant called "Statewide Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Reduction Effort," from the Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Original extreme-DUI bill back in Senate (The Arizona Republic)
A proposal that would keep extreme DUI offenders in jail for 30 days died last month but came back to life Tuesday afternoon.
TAKE PART: Should police take away driver's licenses during DUI arrests? (Tennessean)
Tennessee laws currently do not empower police officers to confiscate driver's licenses when making DUI arrests. But some efforts are now underway to give police officers that power.
Stark to step up DUI and seat belt enforcement (Akron Beacon Journal)
The Stark County Sheriff's department announced that it will be increasing its enforcement of speeding, DUI, seat belt use and child safety restraints beginning on Feb. 9 through Feb. 18.
Farmersville Road man arrested for DUI early Tuesday (Princeton Times Leader)
Princeton police arrested a Farmersville Road man for DUI and having no insurance after an investigation early Tuesday morning. Justin R. Kern, 25, was arrested at 12:55 a.m. after officers observed the 1985 Jeep he was driving weaving in the roadway, Maj. R.L. Howton said.
'Booze Bracelet' Monitors DUI Defendants, Convicts (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Your sweat says a lot about you and now it's being used to monitor defendants who are charged or convicted of DUI'•˙s, using "booze bracelets."
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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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