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Top DUI News Week of January 22th - January 29th

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Top DUI News, January 28th, 2007

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.
DUI checkpoint planned Saturday (Daily Bulletin)
POMONA - A DUI and driver's license checkpoint will take place from 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday at an undisclosed location. A grant from the Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Safety Administration funds the program.
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.
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.
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.
Local Woman Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Fatal DUI Accident (KEYT 3 Sanat Barbara)
Five years and four months in State prison. That sentence was handed down on Friday to a 22-year old Santa Barbara woman convicted in a fatal DUI crash that killed 25-year old Alex Baer.
County mulls drug court for DUI offenders (Centre Daily Times)
Centre County officials are considering addressing what they call a growing drunken driving problem by setting up a specialty court that could handle addiction-driven offenders.
Agencies use funds to up DUI arrests (The Clarion-Ledger)
Three months after the Ross Barnett Reservoir Patrol received a state grant to crack down on drunken driving, the small department already has seen results.
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Top DUI News, January 27th, 2007

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.
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.
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.
Local Woman Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Fatal DUI Accident (KEYT 3 Sanat Barbara)
Five years and four months in State prison. That sentence was handed down on Friday to a 22-year old Santa Barbara woman convicted in a fatal DUI crash that killed 25-year old Alex Baer.
General Assembly Scarlet-Letter Plates for DUI Offenders (WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke)
If Bill HB2907 passes in the General Assembly, anyone with three or more DUI's would have a license plate with red letters. "I think it would be just an immediate red flag for law enforcement, for school yards, really anybody," says Martha Berry.
Musselman Pleads No Contest To DUI Charge (CBS 13 Sacramento)
Sacramento Kings basketball coach Eric Musselman is pleading no contest to driving under the influence of alcohol. The first-year coach was arrested in October after his team won it's pre-season home-opener. Musselman, Maloof Brothers React To DUI Arrest Kings Stats, Scores, Roster And More
Police charge man with DUI (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
WATERBURY -- Late Monday night police responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision on Route 100 and subsequently cited a man for DUI. ...
Transportation panel approves DUI bill (Deseret Morning News)
A bill by Sen. Carlene Walker, R-Cottonwood Heights, that requires people with two DUI violations to have an interlock system installed in their cars passed the House Transportation Committee on Thursday.
Stalking figure faces felony DUI (Billings Gazette)
A Billings man whose behavior toward young girls more than a decade ago led to the creation of the state's first anti-stalking law was charged Thursday with felony DUI.
Man drives car off road, gets DUI (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
NORTHFIELD -- A Woodstock man was cited for DUI after allegedly driving his car off the road. ...
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Top DUI News, January 26th, 2007

Transportation panel approves DUI bill (Deseret Morning News)
A bill by Sen. Carlene Walker, R-Cottonwood Heights, that requires people with two DUI violations to have an interlock system installed in their cars passed the House Transportation Committee on Thursday.
Man To Serve 3 Years In Prison For DUI Death (WJXT Jacksonville)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The man responsible for a crash that killed a 9-year-old girl last year will spend the next three years in prison. Joseph Alloe pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter in the death of Kyra Elliot.
DUI Plates for Habitual Drunk Drivers (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
Habitual drunk drivers could soon be forced to wear a scarlet letter in the form of a specialty DUI license plate. The proposed bill would require a third time DUI offender to put a special license plate on their car.
DUI Plates for Habitual Drunk Drivers (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
Habitual drunk drivers could soon be forced to wear a scarlet letter in the form of a specialty DUI license plate.
Dishin divas: Paris says OK to DUI (Asheville Citizen-Times)
Jaime: Paris Hilton has pleaded no contest in her DUI case. Thankfully, her lawyers showed up (because I don't know if Paris has shown her face in court since all of this occurred on Sept. 7.
Conference held in judge's DUI trial (Edwardsville Intelligencer)
No trial date has been set in the DUI case involving St. Clair County judge Patrick Young. Young was arrested by Belleville police on Dec. 3 as he and St. Clair County Chief Judge Jan Fiss were returning from a Rams game.
Lombard patrol officers log 359 DUI arrests for 2006 (Lombardian)
The number of DUI arrests in the village took an upward turn last year as Lombard officers arrested 359 motorists for allegedly driving under the influence.
Memphis Police Department Unveils New DUI Squad (The Memphis Flyer)
Memphis Police director Larry Godwin introduced a new 18-member DUI unit last night at the Ridgeway Station in Hickory Hill. The team was formed after Godwin pulled his officers from the Metro DUI unit earlier this month.
Not guilty plea made in two DUI arrests (Akron Beacon Journal)
A Clinton man arrested twice in one night on charges of drunken driving appeared Wednesday in Barberton Municipal Court. John W. McCollough III, 26, pleaded not guilty to two charges of DUI, one count of driving under suspension and minor traffic violations.
DUI Charges (7) (The Beaver County Times)
DUI CHARGES Christy L. Bowersock, 32, of Lisbon, Ohio, around 6:30 a.m. Jan. 16 on Thorn Run Road in Moon Township. Moon police said she failed field sobriety tests.
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Top DUI News, January 25th, 2007

Not guilty plea made in two DUI arrests (Akron Beacon Journal)
A Clinton man arrested twice in one night on charges of drunken driving appeared Wednesday in Barberton Municipal Court. John W. McCollough III, 26, pleaded not guilty to two charges of DUI, one count of driving under suspension and minor traffic violations.
Police charge man in DUI chase (The Daily Item)
POLICE CHARGE MAN IN DUI CHASE
Deputies Shoot DUI Suspect After Chase (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
Riverside County sheriff's deputies fatally shot a DUI suspect who led them on a seven-minute chase in a black Jaguar, then pulled into a cul-de-sac and crashed the car into a cruiser, authorities said Wednesday.
WVU'•˙s Bednarik faces DUI charge (The Charleston Gazette)
West Virginia University quarterback Adam Bednarik was arrested on DUI charges just after midnight Wednesday in Morgantown, according to a report on the WOWK television Web site.
Man faces four felony DUI charges after deadly accident (WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence)
A North Carolina man faces felony DUI charges for a head-on car accident that killed two teenagers and a toddler in Marlboro County.
Blood evidence thrown out in DUI homicide case (Zanesville Times Recorder)
ZANESVILLE '•‰ The blood evidence in a DUI aggravated homicide case has been thrown out by orders of a Muskingum County Common Pleas judge.
North Carolina driver faces felony DUI charges (WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence)
WPDE has learned Frank Davidson faces felony DUI charges in a car crash in Marlboro County that killed two teenagers and a 1 year old child.
Deputies Shoot, Kill DUI Suspect After Chase (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Riverside County sheriff's deputies shot and killed a DUI suspect who led them on a seven-minute chase in Home Gardens, then pulled into a cul-de-sac and crashed his Jaguar into a cruiser, a sheriff's investigator said.
Sheriff to start weekend with DUI saturation patrols (Orlando Sentinel)
The Osceola County Sheriff's Office plans to conduct two DUI saturation patrols Friday night as part of the Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest. campaign. The first patrol will be from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the west side of Osceola County, and the second patrol will be from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. on the east side.
DUI CHARGES (2) (The Beaver County Times)
DUI CHARGES Thomas Lee Cox, 28, of 201 Maplewood Ave., Apartment B, Ambridge, around 7:15 p.m. Jan. 20 on Route 51 in Chippewa Township. Chippewa police said Cox had a blood-alcohol level of 0.116 percent.
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Top DUI News, Janurary 24th, 2007

DUI Manslaughter Sentencing (WLBT 3)
An emotional day in Leake County Court as sentencing was handed down for a Carthage man convicted of two counts of DUI manslaughter. Justin Turner is responsible for a double fatal crash which the Judge says was motivated by anger and influenced by alcohol.
Former pain doctor pleads no contest to DUI (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
A former Roanoke Valley pain doctor pleaded no contest to a DUI charge. Doctor Cecil Knox entered the plea in Roanoke County court this morning. A charge of refusing to take a breathalyzer test was dismissed.
Former Scranton Cop Faces DUI Charges (WYOU Scranton)
(Tuesday, January 23) A former Scranton police officer who is currently working as a patrolman with Blakely police is facing DUI charges after a crash.
Tyson pleads not guilty to drug and DUI charges (The Arizona Republic)
Boxer Mike Tyson pleaded not guilty to drug and DUI charges on Monday.
Former Pain Doctor Pleads in DUI Case (WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke)
A former Roanoke doctor pleads no contest to a DUI charge. Cecil Knox was in Roanoke County court Tuesday morning. He was pulled over on Plantation Road in August 2005.
TYSON FIGHTS DUI RAP (New York Post)
PHOENIX - Mike Tyson yesterday pleaded not guilty to drug and DUI charges in Maricopa County Superior Court. Later, lawyer David Chesnoff said the former heavyweight champ was seeking professional help. "Drug addiction is a victimless crime . . ...
Knox charged with DUI (WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke)
A former Roanoke doctor pleads no contest to DUI charges. Doctor Cecil Knox was arrested in August of 2005, after police pulled him over on Plantation Road. He was charged with driving under the influence and refusal to take a breathalyzer.
DUI measure calls for car locking devices (Deseret Morning News)
A bill passed out of the Senate on Monday that would require a person with two DUI violations to have an ignition interlock device installed in their car.
Proposed DUI bill stiffens penalties (The State)
EXCLUSIVE If you're a suspected drunken driver and refuse to take a breath test, your driver'•˙s license would be suspended for a year under a proposal that dramatically would change the state'•˙s DUI laws.
Hilton Pleads No Contest in DUI Case (ABC News)
Paris Hilton Pleads No Contest Monday to Reduced DUI Charge in Los Angeles
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Top DUI News, January 23rd, 2007

Proposed DUI bill stiffens penalties (The State)
EXCLUSIVE If you're a suspected drunken driver and refuse to take a breath test, your driver'•˙s license would be suspended for a year under a proposal that dramatically would change the state'•˙s DUI laws.
Hilton Pleads No Contest in DUI Case (ABC News)
Paris Hilton Pleads No Contest Monday to Reduced DUI Charge in Los Angeles
Paris Hilton Gets Probation For L.A. DUI Arrest (CBS 5 Bay Area)
Paris Hilton was placed on 36 months probation and ordered to pay fines after pleading no contest Monday to alcohol-related reckless driving, a reduction of an original charge of driving under the influence. Slideshow: Paris Hilton's DUI Arrest Slideshow: Britney, Paris Top "Worst Dressed List" Slideshow: Celebrity Mugshots
Paris Hilton Gets Probabtion for DUI (WOAI)
A plea agreement has been reached in 25-year-old socialite Paris Hilton's DUI case, according to TMZ.com. The actress/singer will be on probation for 36 months, pay a fine of $390 and attend an alcohol education program, after entering a plea of no contest to reckless driving Monday.
DUI charges - 1/22/07 (phillyburbs.com)
Craig Kehler, 39, of Sellersville, was arrested Dec. 31 for DUI after he was stopped for speeding on Bethlehem Pike near Reliance Road, said Hilltown police. He failed field sobriety tests and was later released pending the results of a blood alcohol test, said police.
26 arrested at Bonita Springs DUI check point (Bonita Daily News)
DUI sobriety checkpoint at 26150 Old 41 Road in Bonita netted 20 local drivers for various charges. The checkpoint produced a total of five DUI arrests, 20 arrests for driving without a valid license, one arrest for possession of cocaine and 39 citations.
Cooper City official pleads not guilty to DUI (Miami Herald)
Cooper City Commissioner Bart Roper's attorney has entered a written plea of not guilty in response to the commissioner's November DUI arrest.
Vital statistics: DUI convictions -- Published Jan. 22, 2007 (The Record)
DUI convictions reported in San Joaquin County.
Cooper City Official Pleads Not Guilty In DUI Case (CBS 4 Miami)
The Cooper City Commissioner who was arrested for alleged drunk driving in November of last year did not appear for a scheduled court hearing Monday morning. Instead, Bart Roper'•˙s attorney entered a written plea of not guilty in connection with Roper'•˙s DUI arrest.
DUI | More prosecutors wanted (The State)
A proposal to add more prosecutors to handle DUI cases in the state's magistrate courts is long overdue, supporters say, though key lawmakers haven't committed to funding the $3.2 million program.
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Top DUI Stories for Janurary 22nd, 2007

DUI charges - 1/22/07 (phillyburbs.com)
Craig Kehler, 39, of Sellersville, was arrested Dec. 31 for DUI after he was stopped for speeding on Bethlehem Pike near Reliance Road, said Hilltown police. He failed field sobriety tests and was later released pending the results of a blood alcohol test, said police.
Cooper City official pleads innocent to DUI (Miami Herald)
Cooper City Commissioner Bart Roper's attorney has entered a written plea of not guilty in response to the commissioner's November DUI arrest.
DUI | More prosecutors wanted (The State)
A proposal to add more prosecutors to handle DUI cases in the state's magistrate courts is long overdue, supporters say, though key lawmakers haven't committed to funding the $3.2 million program.
Jupiter police officer is accused of favoritism in DUI stop (Sun-Sentinel)
JUPITER -- A Jupiter Police Department captain was suspended for 10 days in November for allowing the son and daughter of the town's parks and recreation director to escape DUI arrests because of who they were, according to an internal investigation released by police last week.
Law enforcement agencies report fewer holiday DUI arrests (Idaho Press-Tribune)
BOISE '•‰ Police arrest 94 people in Idaho for DUI from Dec. 15 through New Year'•˙s day. That'•˙s fewer arrests than last year, according to the Idaho Transportation Department.
Heat Rookie, Ex-UM Star Charged With DUI (Local 10 Miami)
A former University of Miami hoops star and rookie for the Miami Heat is charged with DUI while returning from Dwayne Wade's birthday celebration.
Robert Hite Arrested For DUI (CBS 4 Miami)
Miami Heat rookie Robert Hite was arrested early Sunday morning on South Beach and charged with DUI.
Miami rookie guard Hite charged with DUI (Sports Illustrated)
Heat rookie Robert Hite was charged with driving under the influence early Sunday, and missed Miami's game against Dallas.
Vital statistics: DUI convictions -- Published Jan. 22, 2007 (The Record)
Barragan, Catarino, 57, of Stockton: Second conviction, five years' formal probation, $2,323 fine, 150 days in jail, second-offender drinking-driver program, driver's license restricted.
Heat's Hite charged with DUI after speeding stop in Miami Beach (Orlando Sentinel)
Heat rookie guard Robert Hite missed Sunday's game against the Dallas Mavericks after he was arrested early Sunday and charged with driving under the influence.

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Man Arrested Twice In One Night For DUI

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