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Top DUI News Week of June 4th - June 10th

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Top DUI News, June 10th, 2007

Local law officers plan DUI checkpoints (Bradenton Herald)
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office will conduct a DUI checkpoint this weekend.
Bill would expand interlocks for DUI (The State Journal-Register)
Legislation heading to Gov. Rod Blagojevich would require first-time DUI offenders to install a special device on their vehicles if they want to drive to work or elsewhere while their licenses are suspended.
Top DUI cop nabs two more (The Sentinel)
Litter and loud music led to two DUI arrests this week by Shippensburg s top DUI-fighting cop.
What are the penalties for DUI? (The Titusville Herald)
Brad Roae is state representative from the 6th District. Q. Since this is graduation party time of year and summer is around the corner, I would like to know what the DUI penalties are.
DUI Court Designed to Stop Multiple Offenders (WTOC 11 Savannah)
Court Coordinator says that jail is not the only answer to stopping DUI's.
Man sentenced to 35 years in fatal DUI (Orlando Sentinel)
An Orlando man was sentenced this morning to 35 years in prison for his conviction on several charges including two counts of DUI/manslaughter in a case prosecutors helped to prove by showing he made 13 calls on his cell phone immediately after the double-fatality crash -- but none of them to 911.
DUI Checkpoint: 544 drivers stopped in S. Paula, no arrests for drunk driving (Santa Paula Times)
A DUI Checkpoint processed more than 540 motorists but the May 29-30 action didn't result in any arrests for driving under the influence, according to a Santa Paula Police spokesman.
Passenger killed in suspected DUI crash (KTVB Boise)
SEATTLE - Washington state troopers say a suspected DUI driver in Thurston County killed a man riding with a man. Just after 1 a.m. Friday, the car they were in rolled along Shincke Road in Lacey. Police say the driver tried to pass another car and plowed into a line of mailboxes.
Holiday crackdown nets 120 DUI suspects (Moorpark Acorn)
City police, sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers from two area commands brought in 120 DUI suspects in Ventura County during the four-day Memorial Day weekend, nearly doubling the per-day rate of arrests during the 18-day Avoid the 14 campaign held at the end of last year.
Woman Headed to State Prison For DUI (The Wayne Independent)
HONESDALE - A woman with a history of drug and alcohol problems was sentenced Thursday to nine months to five years in state prison for DUI.
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Top DUI News, June 9th, 2007

Top DUI cop nabs two more (The Sentinel)
Litter and loud music led to two DUI arrests this week by Shippensburg s top DUI-fighting cop.
What are the penalties for DUI? (The Titusville Herald)
Brad Roae is state representative from the 6th District. Q. Since this is graduation party time of year and summer is around the corner, I would like to know what the DUI penalties are.
DUI Court Designed to Stop Multiple Offenders (WTOC 11 Savannah)
Court Coordinator says that jail is not the only answer to stopping DUI's.
Man sentenced to 35 years in fatal DUI (Orlando Sentinel)
An Orlando man was sentenced this morning to 35 years in prison for his conviction on several charges including two counts of DUI/manslaughter in a case prosecutors helped to prove by showing he made 13 calls on his cell phone immediately after the double-fatality crash -- but none of them to 911.
DUI Checkpoint: 544 drivers stopped in S. Paula, no arrests for drunk driving (Santa Paula Times)
A DUI Checkpoint processed more than 540 motorists but the May 29-30 action didn't result in any arrests for driving under the influence, according to a Santa Paula Police spokesman.
Passenger killed in suspected DUI crash (KTVB Boise)
SEATTLE - Washington state troopers say a suspected DUI driver in Thurston County killed a man riding with a man. Just after 1 a.m. Friday, the car they were in rolled along Shincke Road in Lacey. Police say the driver tried to pass another car and plowed into a line of mailboxes.
Holiday crackdown nets 120 DUI suspects (Moorpark Acorn)
City police, sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers from two area commands brought in 120 DUI suspects in Ventura County during the four-day Memorial Day weekend, nearly doubling the per-day rate of arrests during the 18-day Avoid the 14 campaign held at the end of last year.
Woman Headed to State Prison For DUI (The Wayne Independent)
HONESDALE - A woman with a history of drug and alcohol problems was sentenced Thursday to nine months to five years in state prison for DUI.
Medical marijuana patient charged with DUI (KVBC Las Vegas)
A Henderson man faces DUI charges, but he says he's done nothing wrong. That's because he is a legal medical marijuana patient. Reggie Morgan has liver cancer that is in remission, but he says he is still in a lot of pain, so he smokes marijuana to ease the discomfort.
DUI crash suspect booked into jail on new and old charges (Lodi News-Sentinel)
A Lodi man accused of driving under the influence of alcohol when he crashed and killed his passenger was released from the hospital and booked into jail Thursday on both new and old DUI charges.
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Top DUI News, June 8th, 2007

Senate moves to toughen DUI law (Courier-Post)
New Jersey moved toward toughening its drunk-driving laws Thursday, as a Senate committee advanced measures to triple the minimum jail time for driving with a DUI-suspended license and erase a good-behavior window between violations.
Grieving Family Reacts To Driver's DUI Plea Deal (WYFF via Yahoo! News)
A New Jersey man is going to prison for felony DUI resulting in death and reckless homicide, but his sentence isn't what his victim's family had hoped for.
Judge upholds sentence in Laurens DUI case (The Greenville News)
LAURENS -- Judge Larry Patterson upheld the sentence today given to Neal Austin Kauffman for two counts of felony DUI after questions had been raised about whether a suspended sentence could be given.
DUI CHARGES (4) (The Beaver County Times)
DUI CHARGES Carl Paul Launer Jr., 40, of 1889 Oakbine Ave., Moon Township, just before 10:30 p.m. May 25 after his vehicle went through the gate and across the lawn at the sewage treatment facility in Moon. Township police said he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.349 percent.
Gurnee toasts top DUI law enforcers (Lake County News Sun)
Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik, village trustees and Police Chief Robert Jones are honoring the annual performance of its top officers for their outstanding efforts in protecting the driving public from those who drive while intoxicated or ignore speed limits. Officer Jay Simon was honored as the top Gurnee police officer for making DUI arrests in 2006. He made 100 such arrests.
'Criminal Mind' star booked for DUI (UPI)
Police said they arrested and booked "Criminal Minds" actor Shemar Moore on a DUI charge after he was pulled over for speeding in Los Angeles.
THE CRIME BEAT (IV): Judge rules out jail for singer George Michael's DUI (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
LONDON (AP) -- A judge said Friday that she will not sentence pop singer George Michael to jail for driving while impaired. District Judge Katherine Marshall did not immediately say what alternative sentence she had in mind.
DUI CHARGES (2) (The Beaver County Times)
DUI CHARGES Crystal D. Dallas, 27, of 1604 12th Ave., Beaver Falls, around 3:30 a.m. Feb. 12 in the 300 block of Sheffield Avenue in Aliquippa. City police reported Dallas refused a blood-alcohol test.
DUI CHARGES (2) (The Beaver County Times)
DUI CHARGES Jacquelyn Drauch, 41, of 506 Hawthorne Road, North Fayette Township, around 9:15 a.m. Saturday on Business Route 60 in Moon Township. No blood-alcohol content was released by Moon police.
Year following infamous immigrant DUI crash prompts change from lawmakers, Hispanic community, victims'光 family (Nashville City Paper)
Neither Heather Steffek nor Nashville'光s entire Hispanic community was ready for life to change the way it did a year ago today.
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Top DUI News, June 7th, 2007

Grieving Family Reacts To Driver's DUI Plea Deal (WYFF via Yahoo! News)
A New Jersey man is going to prison for felony DUI resulting in death and reckless homicide, but his sentence isn't what his victim's family had hoped for.
Gurnee toasts top DUI law enforcers (Lake County News Sun)
Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik, village trustees and Police Chief Robert Jones are honoring the annual performance of its top officers for their outstanding efforts in protecting the driving public from those who drive while intoxicated or ignore speed limits. Officer Jay Simon was honored as the top Gurnee police officer for making DUI arrests in 2006. He made 100 such arrests.
'Criminal Mind' star booked for DUI (UPI)
Police said they arrested and booked "Criminal Minds" actor Shemar Moore on a DUI charge after he was pulled over for speeding in Los Angeles.
DUI CHARGES (2) (The Beaver County Times)
DUI CHARGES Crystal D. Dallas, 27, of 1604 12th Ave., Beaver Falls, around 3:30 a.m. Feb. 12 in the 300 block of Sheffield Avenue in Aliquippa. City police reported Dallas refused a blood-alcohol test.
DUI CHARGES (2) (The Beaver County Times)
DUI CHARGES Jacquelyn Drauch, 41, of 506 Hawthorne Road, North Fayette Township, around 9:15 a.m. Saturday on Business Route 60 in Moon Township. No blood-alcohol content was released by Moon police.
Man deemed drunk sleeps at DUI hearing (AP via Yahoo! News)
A New Zealand judge halted a court hearing when he suspected that a defendant facing charges of drinking and driving was drunk on the dock.
'Criminal Mind' star booked for DUI (Moldova.org)
Police said they arrested and booked Criminal Minds actor Shemar Moore on a DUI charge after he was pulled over for speeding in Los Angeles.California Highway Patrol pulled over Moore, 37, for speeding near Santa Monica Boulevard early Friday, Zap2It.com reported Monday. The police report said the actor displayed signs of alcohol impairment and a DUI investigation was conducted.Moore was taken to ...
Cabinets built by DUI inmate will honor fallen officer (The Arizona Republic)
The boxes made by inmate Raymond Yeager will hold memorabilia of fallen Gilbert Police Officer Rob Targosz, a motorcycle officer killed by a drunk driver last April, according to a statement from the Arizona Department of Corrections.{v} Legacy of a fallen officer
Soap Star Arrested on DUI Suspicion (Black Voices)
Moore, who was released on $5,000 bail, was doing over 65 mph on Santa Monica Boulevard around 1 a.m. Friday when he was stopped by the California Highway Patrol.
Update: DUI charges pending in Grayslake crash (Lake County News Sun)
DUI charges are pending in a Grayslake crash that caused so much damage to a pickup truck that it took firefighters 45 minutes to extricate the driver Tuesday morning. The collision occurred about 6 a.m. on Route 83 just south of Route 137.

Top DUI News, June 6th, 2007

'Criminal Mind' star booked for DUI (UPI)
Police said they arrested and booked "Criminal Minds" actor Shemar Moore on a DUI charge after he was pulled over for speeding in Los Angeles.
'Criminal Mind' star booked for DUI (Moldova.org)
Police said they arrested and booked Criminal Minds actor Shemar Moore on a DUI charge after he was pulled over for speeding in Los Angeles.California Highway Patrol pulled over Moore, 37, for speeding near Santa Monica Boulevard early Friday, Zap2It.com reported Monday. The police report said the actor displayed signs of alcohol impairment and a DUI investigation was conducted.Moore was taken to ...
Update: DUI charges pending in Grayslake crash (Lake County News Sun)
DUI charges are pending in a Grayslake crash that caused so much damage to a pickup truck that it took firefighters 45 minutes to extricate the driver Tuesday morning. The collision occurred about 6 a.m. on Route 83 just south of Route 137.
Delray man gets 15 years in prison for DUI death of woman (Sun-Sentinel)
Expressing amazement that William Fischer hadn't killed anyone before he slammed into Ruth Sacks' car last year, Circuit Judge Sandra McSorley on Monday sentenced the three-time DUI offender to 15 years in prison.
Medical marijuana patient charged with DUI (KVBC Las Vegas)
A Henderson man faces DUI charges, but he says he's done nothing wrong. That's because he is a legal medical marijuana patient. Reggie Morgan has liver cancer that is in remission, but he says he is still in a lot of pain, so he smokes marijuana to ease the discomfort.
Shemar Moore Arrested for DUI (TheCelebrityCafe.com)
Criminal Minds star arrested for DUI after pulled over for speeding.
DUI CHARGES (2) (The Beaver County Times)
DUI CHARGES John L. Rager, 50, of 223 Gums Run Road, Raccoon Township, around 11:45 p.m. May 23 on Mill Street in Hopewell Township. Rager refused a blood-alcohol test, Hopewell police said.
SHEMAR MOORE ARRESTED FOR DUI: Plus, memoir from former '伋Y&R'光 co-star Victoria Rowell a success. (Eurweb)
*The headline over at celebrity Web site TMZ read '全Shemar Moore DUI -- The Young & Arrested.' E! Online wrote: '全Shemar Moore'光s Criminal Bind.'
Shemar Moore booked on suspicion of DUI (The Charlotte Observer)
"Criminal Minds" actor Shemar Moore is due in court later this month after being booked for investigation of driving under the influence, authorities say. Moore, who was released on $5,000 bail, was doing over 65 mph on Santa Monica Boulevard around 1 a.m. Friday when he was stopped by the California Highway Patrol, officers said. "Mr. Moore displayed signs of alcohol impairment and a DUI ...
'Criminal Minds' actor arrested on DUI suspicion (CNN.com)
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- "Criminal Minds" actor Shemar Moore is due in court later this month after being booked for investigation of driving under the influence, authorities say.
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Top DUI News, June 5th, 2007

TMZ.com: Shemar Moore Arrested For DUI (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
TMZ.com is reporting that actor Shemar Moore, a star of the CBS series "Criminal Minds", was arrested Friday on suspicion of DUI.
Man Charged With Fifth DUI (WSAZ NewsChannel 3 West Virginia)
An Ironton man has been charged with his fifth DUI.
DUI task force hoping to upgrade (Eastern Arizona Courier)
The Eastern Arizona DUI Task Force had minimal deployment over the Memorial Day holiday and came up with minimal results. The task force is made up of officers from local police departments and the Department of Public Safety, but only 11 officers were available for assignment to the task force.
Actor Moore booked on suspicion of DUI (AP via Yahoo! News)
"Criminal Minds" actor Shemar Moore is due in court later this month after being booked for investigation of driving under the influence, authorities say.
Butler County DUI patrol stays busy on Saturday night (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A DUI enforcement patrol resulted in four arrests for drunken driving, State Police said Sunday.
Restaurant sued in prosecutor's fatal DUI crash (Chicago Tribune)
A West Chicago woman injured when her sport-utility vehicle was struck by a DuPage County car driven by an intoxicated prosecutor filed a lawsuit Monday against the Oak Brook restaurant where the prosecutor had been drinking before the May 11 crash.
Man Suspected Of DUI In Triple Fatal Crash (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A Costa Mesa man was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI after allegedly causing a crash that killed three people, decapitating one of them. VIDEO: Watch The Latest News
DUI bill runs out of gas in S.C. (The Charlotte Observer)
A comprehensive drunken driving bill has died this legislative session, despite having nearly 80 co-sponsors and the support of the governor. Gov. Mark Sanford and other supporters promise, though, that they'll lobby for it again in January when the Legislature reconvenes. "We're holding out hope we can get it across the finish line next year, and we will be making a very strong push for it,' ...
Shemar Moore busted for DUI (Canada.com)
Shemar Moore in a scene from "The Brothers." Criminal Minds star Shemar Moore was busted last week on suspicion of driving under the influence. The 37-year-old actor was pulled over for speeding on Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles at around 1:30 a.m. last Friday.
Slow-moving DUI bill runs out of gas (The State)
A comprehensive drunken driving bill has died this legislative session, despite having nearly 80 co-sponsors and the support of the governor.
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Top DUI News, June 4th, 2007

Butler County DUI patrol stays busy on Saturday night (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A DUI enforcement patrol resulted in four arrests for drunken driving, State Police said Sunday.
Man Suspected Of DUI In Triple Fatal Crash (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A Costa Mesa man was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI after allegedly causing a crash that killed three people, decapitating one of them. VIDEO: Watch The Latest News
Slow-moving DUI bill runs out of gas (The State)
A comprehensive drunken driving bill has died this legislative session, despite having nearly 80 co-sponsors and the support of the governor.
City Gets DUI Court (NBC 10 Philadelphia)
Philadelphia officials are opening a court concentrating on repeat DUI offenders.
Slow-moving DUI bill runs out of gas (The State)
Some advocates cry foul that lawyer-legislators held up bill in committee
DUI task force hoping to upgrade (Eastern Arizona Courier)
The Eastern Arizona DUI Task Force had minimal deployment over the Memorial Day holiday and came up with minimal results. The task force is made up of officers from local police departments and the Department of Public Safety, but only 11 officers were available for assignment to the task force.
New Court Program in Phila. Focuses on Repeat DUI Offenders (KYW News Radio 1060)
You've probably heard of gun court, drug court, even Eagles court. Well the district attorney and court officials announced they'll be starting a special DUI court beginning this week.
Driver Charged For DUI Death In Fruitland Crash (WJZ 13 Baltimore)
State police on the Eastern Shore have filed charges against a driver involved in a multi-vehicle accident May 26th near Fruitland that killed one of his passengers and injured six other people.
New court program in Phila. focuses on repeat DUI offenders (WFMJ Youngstown)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Most Philadelphians have probably heard of gun court, drug court, even Eagles court. Now, the district attorney's office and court officials say they'll be starting a special DUI court beginning this week.
Man faces 6th DUI charge (Billings Gazette)
A man with five drunken-driving convictions was arraigned Friday on a sixth DUI charge.

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