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Top DUI News Week of July 2nd - July 8th

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Top DUI News, July 8th, 2007

Alleged DUI Driver Crashes After Police Chase (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
An alleged DUI driver who was fleeing police struck a taxi and crashed into a pole, according to a sheriff's lieutenant.
DUI checkpoint today (The Daily Democrat)
In support of statewide efforts to reduce the number of drivers driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, the Woodland Area of the California Highway Patrol will be conducting a DUI Checkpoint on Saturday, July 7, 2007. The Checkpoint will be conducted between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. in the Esparto area of western Yolo County.
Talkers: Girl, 11, gets DUI (The Kansas City Star)
Girl, 11, gets DUI
Man Arrested On DUI Charge After High-Speed Chase (WYFF via Yahoo! News)
A Greenville man faces a series of charges after troopers said he fled from a checkpoint and led them on a high-speed chase through parts of Spartanburg County.
DUI task force launches first checkpoints (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
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Mayor driving again after DUI (Nevada Appeal)
After months of pedaling a bicycle or depending on rides to conduct Carson City business, Mayor Marv Teixeira is back behind the wheel of a car again.
11-Year-Old Girl Faces DUI, Reckless Driving Charges (WKRN Nashville)
An 11-year-old faces DUI charges after she lead police on a five mile long high speed chase up and down a busy Baldwin County, Alabama highway. | | Video from a dashboard camera of an officer's car show the girl's car, darting in and out of traffic. | | The incident occurred at about 10 p.m. Tuesday night. | | At one point, officers said the girl was traveling as fast as 100...
DUI handling irks State̢''s Attorney Barsanti (Northwest Herald)
GENEVA ' A drunken-driving arrest involving two county employees has sparked an internal investigation, a suspension, and a message from the top prosecutor.
Police: DUI Crash Suspect Tried To Bribe Officers (NBC 10 Philadelphia)
GEORGETOWN, Del. -- A man arrested after a DUI crash offered officers bribes to let him go, Georgetown police said. Police officers responded to the Carriage Place area Thursday for a report of crash with a vehicle involved leaving the scene.
25 DUI-related arrests at check (Colorado Springs Gazette)
Police checking for drunken drivers Friday night on North Academy Boulevard near Maizeland Road arrested dozens of people, handed out traffic tickets, chased one vehicle and crashed one police motorcycle.
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Top DUI News, July 7, 2007

11-Year-Old Girl Faces DUI, Reckless Driving Charges (WKRN Nashville)
An 11-year-old faces DUI charges after she lead police on a five mile long high speed chase up and down a busy Baldwin County, Alabama highway. | | Video from a dashboard camera of an officer's car show the girl's car, darting in and out of traffic. | | The incident occurred at about 10 p.m. Tuesday night. | | At one point, officers said the girl was traveling as fast as 100...
Police: DUI Crash Suspect Tried To Bribe Officers (NBC 10 Philadelphia)
GEORGETOWN, Del. -- A man arrested after a DUI crash offered officers bribes to let him go, Georgetown police said. Police officers responded to the Carriage Place area Thursday for a report of crash with a vehicle involved leaving the scene.
Norwich to Hold DUI Checks Tonight (New London Day)
Norwich ' The police department will hold a DUI spot check from 6 tonight through 2 a.m. Saturday.
Hundreds arrested in DUI crackdown (East Valley Tribune)
The statewide Independence Day Holiday DUI Task Force has arrested 224 suspected drunken drivers since the crackdown began a week ago.
Montana targets drunks with DUI wagon (AP via Yahoo! News)
State police have a new weapon against drinking and driving in Montana ' a big, black DUI wagon.
OHP steps up DUI enforcements (Ada Evening News)
ADA ' The Oklahoma Highway Patrol stepped up DUI enforcements Saturday in an attempt to keep Oklahomans safe on highways this holiday weekend. According to information provided by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, state troopers will work between 100 and 120 extra shifts until July 8.
Del. Strikeforce Arrests 32 Drivers For DUI (CBS 3 Philadelphia)
Police officers from departments throughout Delaware made 32 DUI arrests last weekend as part of the statewide "Checkpoint Strikeforce" enforcement campaign.
DUI Suspect Arrested After Long, Lengthy Freeway Pursuit (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
A female DUI suspect is arrested after a pursuit that covers more than 100 miles.
Police won't pursue DUI charges against Johnson (The Arizona Republic)
Gilbert Police said Thursday that they will not pursue charges against NFL player Tank Johnson in conjunction with a DUI arrest.
Pay flap suspends DUI patrols for local sheriff's office (Centre Daily Times)
BELLEFONTE -- The Centre County Sheriff's office won't be able to help with regional DUI patrols until an investigation into how they were paid in the past is completed.
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Top DUI News, July 6th, 2007

Montana targets drunks with DUI wagon (AP via Yahoo! News)
State police have a new weapon against drinking and driving in Montana a big, black DUI wagon.
Police won't pursue DUI charges against Johnson (The Arizona Republic)
Gilbert Police said Thursday that they will not pursue charges against NFL player Tank Johnson in conjunction with a DUI arrest.
Montana unveils mobile DUI lab (Seattle Times)
State police have a new weapon against drinking and driving in Montana ...big, black DUI wagon. The Montana Highway Patrol just took...
Man Attempts To Bribe Officers During DUI Arrest (CBS 3 Philadelphia)
Georgetown police said a man arrested after a DUI crash offered officers bribes to let him go.
Police won't pursue DUI charges against Johnson (12 News Phoenix)
Gilbert Police said Thursday that they will not pursue charges against NFL player Tank Johnson in conjunction with a DUI arrest. Johnson, who played high school football at McClintock High in Tempe, was pulled over at 3:30 a.m. June 22 for going 40 mph in a 25 mph zone, according to Gilbert police.
Police: No DUI charges against Tank Johnson (KOLD News 13 Tuscon)
Associated Press - July 5, 2007 6:44 PM ET GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) - Police in Gilbert say they're dropping the DUI case against former Chicago Bears tackle Tank Johnson and won't ask for...
Wetzel faces DUI charge (BizJournals)
A St. Cloud City Council member who pled guilty to charges of driving under the influence of alcohol about a year ago was arrested again for DUI, according to police reports.
State fire marshal pleads guilty to DUI (The State Journal-Register)
The state fire marshal pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving under the influence of alcohol and was sentenced to standard first-offender DUI terms that include one year of court supervision and a $1,220 fine.
Tucson tally: 1,239 checkpoint; 18 DUI arrests; 1 crash; 0 deaths (Tucson Citizen)
The Southern Arizona DUI Task Force stopped 1,415 motorists Wednesday night to Thursday morning, arresting 18 of them on suspicion of drunken driving, according to the multiagency group's president.
St. Cloud deputy mayor arrested on DUI charge (Orlando Sentinel)
St. Cloud Deputy Mayor Mike Wetzel was arrested Wednesday night on one count of DUI, his second such arrest in less than two years.
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Top DUI News, July 5th, 2007

Montana tackles drunk driving problem with DUI paddy wagon (Billings Gazette)
HELENA - State police have a new weapon against the "Wild West" drinking and driving culture in Montana _ a big, black DUI paddy wagon that promises to crack down on drunken drivers at big events.
More than 200 Nabbed By Holiday DUI Task Force, So Far (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
The Independence Day DUI Task Force has made 224 drunk driving arrests since last Friday. Sixty-seven of those arrests were for extreme drunk driving, meaning a blood alcohol content of .15 or higher.
Police report quiet DUI checkpoint ' and are pleased (The Register-Herald)
Eisenhower Drive was a sea of blue lights for a Beckley Police Department DUI checkpoint late Tuesday night, but there was only one arrest reported.
DUI patrol yields arrests, citations (The Reporter)
A DUI saturation patrol conducted in Vacaville last weekend resulted in three DUI-related arrests. Richard Edwin Kiikvee, 43; Victor Rita, 23; and Troy Green, 42, all were arrested on suspicion of DUI. Rita also was arrested on suspicion of being unlicensed, and Green faces an additional charge of driving on a suspended license.
State tackles drunk driving with DUI paddy wagon (KPAX Missoula)
Associated Press - July 4, 2007 12:34 PM ET HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have a new weapon against drinking and driving in Montana -- a big, black DUI paddy wagon.
DUI checkpoints planned through Saturday (The Sentinel)
The municipal police departments within the Southcentral PA Regional DUI Task Force will conduct DUI sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols through Saturday, July 7. The increased use of alcohol in the time surrounding a holiday is always of concern to law enforcement and highway safety agencies, so task force members will be working to prevent unnecessary deaths or injuries of the motoring ...
State fire marshal pleads guilty to DUI (The State Journal-Register)
The state fire marshal pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving under the influence of alcohol and was sentenced to standard first-offender DUI terms that include one year of court supervision and a $1,220 fine.
2 men accused of DUI (Billings Gazette)
Two men in their 20s who prosecutors say have 10 drunken-driving convictions between them were charged Monday with new DUI charges in Justice Court.
DUI task force on the lookout for impaired drivers (The Arizona Republic)
The Independence Day Holiday DUI Task Force is already out in full force targeting impaired drivers.
DUI arrests (Napa Valley Register)
Two drivers were arrested in separate incidents for suspected misdemeanor DUI after they nearly clipped police cars.
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Top DUI News, July 4th, 2007

DUI task force on the lookout for impaired drivers (The Arizona Republic)
The Independence Day Holiday DUI Task Force is already out in full force targeting impaired drivers.
32 arrested by DUI task force on Saturday (The Arizona Republic)
The West Valley DUI Task Force on Saturday arrested 32 people on suspicion of driving under the influence, about a third of them in Buckeye, police said Tuesday.
DA: Man With DUI Buys Car (KDKA Pittsburgh)
The Allegheny County District Attorney is trying to put the brakes on a man who has been arrested for DUI eight times.
DUI CHARGES (6) (The Beaver County Times)
DUI CHARGES John R. Liggett, 22, of 340 Prestley Road, Bridgeville, around 11:30 p.m. Saturday on Montour Run Road in Moon Township. Moon police said he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.132 percent.
Traffic stop leads to DUI, drug charges Friday (Princeton Times Leader)
A county man and a Madisonville man were arrested on a variety of charges after a traffic stop by Princeton police Friday evening. Officers arrested Shane D. Jones, 19, of Ky. 293 North, at 7:17 p.m. on a DUI charge after officers stopped the 1996 Ford he was driving for traffic violations.
DUI Checkpoint results (Oroville Mercury-Register)
The "Avoid the Eight" DUI task force conducted a checkpoint on June 30. This checkpoint was set up on Oro Dam Boulevard and Veatch Street in Oroville.
Early celebrants nabbed in DUI crackdown (Mohave Valley News)
KINGMAN - Mohave County drivers who celebrated the July 4 holiday early are still not getting the message about driving while intoxicated. Mohave County sheriff's deputies arrested two people Friday night for driving under the influence in a special DUI saturation patrol.
DUI checkpoints planned through Saturday (The Sentinel)
The municipal police departments within the Southcentral PA Regional DUI Task Force will conduct DUI sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols through Saturday, July 7. The increased use of alcohol in the time surrounding a holiday is always of concern to law enforcement and highway safety agencies, so task force members will be working to prevent unnecessary deaths or injuries of the motoring ...
2 men accused of DUI (Billings Gazette)
Two men in their 20s who prosecutors say have 10 drunken-driving convictions between them were charged Monday with new DUI charges in Justice Court.
DUI arrests (Napa Valley Register)
Two drivers were arrested in separate incidents for suspected misdemeanor DUI after they nearly clipped police cars.
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Top DUI News, July 3rd, 2007

Weekend DUI Arrests Made In South Hills Checkpoint (WTAE ThePittsburghChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
The Mount Lebanon Area DUI Task Force conducted a checkpoint late Saturday night and early Sunday morning on Greentree Road in Scott Township.
Officer in DUI case denies charge (Los Angeles Daily News)
>>> UPDATED 12:14 p.m. VAN NUYS - An off-duty LAPD officer who arrests DUI suspects for a living found himself on the other end this weekend when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, police said this morning. In an interview, the officer denied the charges.
DUI CHARGES (3) (The Beaver County Times)
DUI CHARGES Dylan W. Livingston, 19, of 507 Fifth St., Darlington, around 5:30 p.m. June 4 at 398 Cannelton Road, Darlington Township. Township police reported Livingston had a blood-alcohol content of 0.150 percent.
DUI checkpoints planned through Saturday (The Sentinel)
The municipal police departments within the Southcentral PA Regional DUI Task Force will conduct DUI sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols through Saturday, July 7. The increased use of alcohol in the time surrounding a holiday is always of concern to law enforcement and highway safety agencies, so task force members will be working to prevent unnecessary deaths or injuries of the motoring ...
Weekend DUI Arrests Made In South Hills Checkpoint (WTAE-TV Pittsburgh)
The Mount Lebanon Area DUI Task Force conducts a weekend checkpoint on Greentree Road in Scott Township.
Johnson under legal limit in DUI arrest (AP via Yahoo! News)
Tank Johnson's blood alcohol level was below the legal limit when the former Chicago Bears tackle was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving June 22.
DUI arrest made after hit and run (The Frederick News-Post)
A Frederick man faces DUI charges after hitting a parked car Sunday in front of the Fusion nightclub on West College Terrace in Frederick, according to the Frederick Police Department.
Tests show Tank Johnson under legal limit in DUI arrest (USA Today)
Blood tests show former Bears defensive tackle Tank Johnson's blood-alcohol level was below the legal limit when he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving June 22, police said Monday. Johnson's blood-alcohol level was .072, under the presumptive limit in Arizona of .08%, Gilbert police Sgt. Andrew Duncan said.
Blood tests show Tank Johnson under legal limit in DUI arrest (USA Today)
Blood tests show former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Tank Johnson's blood alcohol level was below the legal limit when he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving June 22, police said Monday.
DUI patrols out in force before holiday (Today's News-Herald)
Area law enforcement isn't waiting for July Fourth to start the crackdown on holiday drunk driving. The Mohave County and La Paz County sheriff's offices, as part of the Western Arizona DUI Task Force, conducted an area-wide DUI saturation patrol Friday, making three DUI arrests.
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Top DUI News, July 2nd, 2007

DUI patrols out in force before holiday (Today's News-Herald)
Area law enforcement isn't waiting for July Fourth to start the crackdown on holiday drunk driving. The Mohave County and La Paz County sheriff's offices, as part of the Western Arizona DUI Task Force, conducted an area-wide DUI saturation patrol Friday, making three DUI arrests.
Weekend DUI Checkpoint Conducted In New Madison (WHIO-TV 7 Dayton)
NEW MADISON, Ohio -- No town is too small to conduct a DUI checkpoint, said Police Chief John Kiser of New Madison in Darke County, a village of 900 residents.
Eve Pleased No Contest To DUI Charges (Undercover)
Rapper Eve has been court-ordered to wear an alcohol monitoring anklet after being busted for DUI.
DUI prevention or PR? (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The Enquirer analyzes whether DUI checkpoints are effective or a publicity stunt.
Report: Drunken driving still a problem despite DUI checkpoints (WKYC Cleveland)
Report: Drunken driving still a problem despite DUI checkpoints
Charged with DUI (Arizona Daily Sun)
-- Ryan M. Begay, 26, of Pinon, was arrested by Flagstaff police officers at 2:10 a.m. Friday and booked into Coconino County Jail on charges of felony aggravated DUI and possession of marijuana.
Man gets 8 years in prison for fifth DUI (The Naperville Sun)
James Healy's luck has run out. The Naperville man's fifth DUI conviction has earned him an eight-year sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Oroville DUI checkpoint (Gridley Herald)
Staff Reporter A DUI checkpoint will be setup in Oroville on Friday and Gridley police officers will be there to help out as part of the Butte County DUI task force.
Vivica A. Fox's "Demeaning" DUI Arrest (TheCelebrityCafe.com)
Star pulled the racist card during her DUI arrest earlier this year.
Governor OKs Fourth of July DUI crackdown (Journal-Advocate)
DENVER ' Law enforcement agencies across the state will be working overtime over the Fourth of July weekend to enforce of the state's DUI laws and protect citizens from impaired drivers.

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