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Top DUI News Week of June 11th - June 17th

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Top DUI News, June 17, 2007

Assistant Prosecutor Arrested At DUI Checkpoint (WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News)
An assistant prosecutor who handles some DUI cases is now accused of driving under the influence himself.
Man denies 4th DUI charge (Billings Gazette)
Benton Victor Johnson pleaded not guilty Friday in District Court to his fourth DUI charge. He is accused of trying to flee police in his SUV and later jumping out a second-story window and running down an alley.
Man charged with 7th DUI (Billings Gazette)
A Billings man pleaded not guilty Friday in District Court to his seventh DUI offense and multiple misdemeanor charges after a drunken-driving crash June 10.
Mesa man arrested for DUI with daughter in the car (The Arizona Republic)
A Mesa man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated DUI with his daughter in the car, police said.
Local Township To Conduct First-Ever DUI Checkpoint (WTAE ThePittsburghChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
The Peters Township Police Department will conduct its first-ever DUI checkpoint this weekend.
Alleged DUI Parkway Crash Sends 1 To Hospital (WTAE ThePittsburghChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
One person was badly hurt in what state police said was a DUI-related wreck involving a car and a tow truck on the Parkway East.
DUI arrest made found after resident reports erratic driving (The Payson Roundup)
Robert Smith, 47, and Kimberly Marker, 40, both from Payson, were arrested and booked into the Gila County jail on charges of aggravated DUI and extreme DUI Tuesday morning, according to Sgt. Donald J. Garvin of the Payson Police Department.
Fox says DUI arrest a 'learning lesson' (AP via Yahoo! News)
Vivica A. Fox says she regrets her arrest for drunken driving because "it's on your record for 10 years."
Deputy fired over alleged overzealousness in DUI cases (Bay News 9 Tampa Bay)
One of Hillsborough County's most aggressive DUI deputies is off the force. The sheriffs office fired Daniel Brock on May 24 after an internal affairs audit indicated he made inaccurate and questionable decisions when conducting DUI arrests.
Brother'光s death spurs DUI' message (Daily Herald)
Nick Wooley has found a way to celebrate his brother'光s life and warn others about his tragic death. With 1,500 powder blue fliers and nearly two dozen friends, the Elgin man spent more than two hours Saturday at the intersection in Wood Dale where his older brother was killed seven years ago.
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Top DUI News, June 16th, 2007

Mesa man arrested for DUI with daughter in the car (The Arizona Republic)
A Mesa man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated DUI with his daughter in the car, police said.
Local Township To Conduct First-Ever DUI Checkpoint (WTAE ThePittsburghChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
The Peters Township Police Department will conduct its first-ever DUI checkpoint this weekend.
Man denies 4th DUI charge (Billings Gazette)
Benton Victor Johnson pleaded not guilty Friday in District Court to his fourth DUI charge. He is accused of trying to flee police in his SUV and later jumping out a second-story window and running down an alley.
Man charged with 7th DUI (Billings Gazette)
A Billings man pleaded not guilty Friday in District Court to his seventh DUI offense and multiple misdemeanor charges after a drunken-driving crash June 10.
Alleged DUI Parkway Crash Sends 1 To Hospital (WTAE ThePittsburghChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
One person was badly hurt in what state police said was a DUI-related wreck involving a car and a tow truck on the Parkway East.
DUI arrest made found after resident reports erratic driving (The Payson Roundup)
Robert Smith, 47, and Kimberly Marker, 40, both from Payson, were arrested and booked into the Gila County jail on charges of aggravated DUI and extreme DUI Tuesday morning, according to Sgt. Donald J. Garvin of the Payson Police Department.
Fox says DUI arrest a 'learning lesson' (AP via Yahoo! News)
Vivica A. Fox says she regrets her arrest for drunken driving because "it's on your record for 10 years."
Deputy fired over alleged overzealousness in DUI cases (Bay News 9 Tampa Bay)
One of Hillsborough County's most aggressive DUI deputies is off the force. The sheriffs office fired Daniel Brock on May 24 after an internal affairs audit indicated he made inaccurate and questionable decisions when conducting DUI arrests.
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.
Lawmakers Vote To Repeal Tough DUI Law (KOLD News 13 Tuscon)
In an about face, state lawmakers have voted to repeal a law passed just one month ago to strengthen DUI laws.
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Top DUI News, June 15th, 2007

Alleged DUI Parkway Crash Sends 1 To Hospital Open this result in new window
WTAE ThePittsburghChannel.com via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 20 minutes ago
One person was badly hurt in what state police said was a DUI-related wreck involving a car and a tow truck on the Parkway East.
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Alleged DUI Parkway Crash Sends 1 To Hospital Open this result in new window
WTAE-TV Pittsburgh - 1 hour, 7 minutes ago
One person was critically injured when a car and a tow truck crashed on the Parkway East near Monroeville. Pennsylvania State Police said it was a DUI-related accident.
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Another DUI for Man With State's Worst Driving Record Open this result in new window
KXMB CBS12 Bismarck - 2 hours, 54 minutes ago
How do you get a man with the worst driving record in the state off North Dakota roads? It seems no sentence can keep Craig Irwin off the streets for a long period of time. He has 16 DUI arrests on his record since 1991 and over 30 cases of driving
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Judges Rule Alcohol Test Fix Makes DUI Cases Valid Again Open this result in new window
The Tampa Tribune - Jun 14 9:21 PM
WEST PALM BEACH - A software glitch in a system used to test alcohol levels has been fixed and cannot be used by DUI defendants to challenge evidence, a panel of Palm Beach County judges ruled Thursday.
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Police will conduct DUI checkpoint in Pittsburg Open this result in new window
Contra Costa Times - Jun 14 4:41 PM
If you plan to drink and drive Friday beware: Pittsburg police will be conducting another DUI and driver's license checkpoint from 7 p.m. Friday to 3 a.
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PB County Refuses To Overturn DUI Charges Open this result in new window
WPBF Palm Beach - Jun 14 3:24 PM
A panel of Palm Beach County judges has ruled that a software glitch in a system used to test alcohol levels has been fixed and can't be used by DUI defendants to challenge evidence.
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CHP Officer Admits Pushing DUI Suspect During Arrest Open this result in new window
NBC 7/39 San Diego - Jun 14 1:08 PM
A veteran California Highway Patrol officer has admitted to pushing a DUI suspect during his arrest.
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Irwin Arrested Again for DUI Open this result in new window
KXMA-TV Dickinson - Jun 14 5:09 PM
How do you get a man with the worst driving record in the state off North Dakota roads? No sentence can keep Craig Irwin off the streets for a long period of time. Just since 1991 Irwin has 16 DUI arrests on his record. He has over 30
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DUI CHARGES (3) Open this result in new window
The Beaver County Times - Jun 14 1:10 PM
DUI CHARGES Debra A. Russell, 33, of 802 Washington Ave., Apartment 2, Monaca, in a one-vehicle accident around 9:15 p.m. June 3 in the 100 block of Zimmerle Drive, Center Township. Center police reported a blood-alcohol level of 0.417 percent.
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DUI arrests up 13 percent on Big Island Open this result in new window
Honolulu Advertiser - Jun 14 4:54 AM
Big Island police arrest arrested 29 motorists for drunk driving from June 5 to June 11, raising the total of DUI arrests to 588 this year compared to 522 over the same time period in 2006.
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Top DUI News, June 14th, 2007

DUI patrols slated for the weekend (Reading Eagle)
N/A, PA - Detectives with the Berks County district attorney'光s DUI Enforcement Unit and local police will conduct roving patrols this weekend on undisclosed roads in Berks in search of drunken drivers.
Georgia Judge Peppers Responds to DUI Charge (WDEF Chattanooga)
Over last weekend, state Judge C. Donald Peppers of LaFayette' was stopped in Catoosa County and charged with DUI. read more
Are strict DUI laws a good idea? (Arizona Daily Wildcat)
Are strict DUI laws a good idea?,
Missing DUI Paperwork For Ex-Cop Found (WTVC Chattanooga)
After repeated searches by the NewsChannel 9 investigative team, the missing DUI case file for David Mondy has been found. A Rossville, Georgia police officer stopped Mondy back in 2005. At the time, Mondy worked as an officer for the LaFayette police department.
Barry Cleared of DUI, Other Traffic Charges (Washington Post)
D.C. Council member Marion Barry was acquitted yesterday of driving under the influence and three other traffic-related charges after he testified that he had a glass of wine and took at least five different medications on the night of his arrest.
Man gets 2 DUI's in day from same cop (AP via Yahoo! News)
A man was cited for drunken driving twice in the same day, by the same officer, and jailed after authorities said he showed up drunk for his arraignment.
Man gets 5 years in DUI death (Macon Telegraph)
A judge said Wednesday he would have given a 19-year-old a life sentence if it would bring back the young woman who died in an alcohol-related accident the Macon man caused.
Bill targets first-time DUI offenders (Marion Daily Republican)
SPRINGFIELD '乩 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.
DUI patrol in Escondido nets four arrests (North County Times)
ESCONDIDO -- Escondido police arrested four people and cited 17 others during a weekend patrol targeting drunk drivers and other traffic violators, authorities said.
Driver with DUI past charged in boy's death (Marin Independent Journal)
An Inverness man with a history of drunken driving convictions was charged with second-degree murder and vehicular manslaughter Wednesday following a crash that
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Top DUI News, June 13, 2007

Missing DUI Paperwork For Ex-Cop Found (WTVC Chattanooga)
After repeated searches by the NewsChannel 9 investigative team, the missing DUI case file for David Mondy has been found. A Rossville, Georgia police officer stopped Mondy back in 2005. At the time, Mondy worked as an officer for the LaFayette police department.
Bill targets first-time DUI offenders (Marion Daily Republican)
SPRINGFIELD '乩 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.
Whitewater assistant principal arrested for golf cart DUI (The Fayette Citizen)
An assistant principal at Whitewater High School was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with DUI while driving a golf cart, police said.
Felony DUI charges filed in April wreck (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
A Myrtle Beach woman has been charged with felony driving under the influence in an April vehicle wreck that injured seven people. A judge set bail at $50,000 for 40-year-old Angela Jones on Monday morning, said Susan Kurtzner, administerial recorder for the city of Myrtle Beach. Jones is charged with felony DUI causing great bodily injury. Police said Jones was driving under the influence on ...
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.
Walker County Judge Arrested for DUI (WDEF Chattanooga)
A Walker County judge faces DUI charges after his blood alcohol level tests twice the legal limit. read more
Marketing Seminar for Criminal Law, DUI Attorneys Set for June 19, 2007 (PRWeb)
Marketing Expert and Attorney, Nader Anise, is conducting a tele-seminar exclusively for criminal defense and DUI/DWI attorneys on June 19, 2007 called, "Marketing Secrets for Criminal Defense Lawyers." The registration fee is nominal. More information is available at www.CrimLawMarketing.com. (PRWeb Jun 12, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: ...
Marketing Seminar for Criminal Law, DUI Attorneys Set for June 19, 2007 (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Marketing Expert and Attorney, Nader Anise, is conducting a tele-seminar exclusively for criminal defense and DUI/DWI attorneys on June 19, 2007 called, "Marketing Secrets for Criminal Defense Lawyers." The registration fee is nominal. More information is available at www.CrimLawMarketing.com.
Woman Runs Friend Over With Boat; Charged with DUI (WCBD-TV Charleston)
A Mount Pleasant woman faces felony DUI charges after police say she struck her friend with her boat. Real Estate Agent Janet Marchand faced a judge Monday. The 53 year-old is charged with felony driving under the influence.
House backs off tough DUI breath-testing law (The Arizona Republic)
Less than a month after state lawmakers decided all drunken drivers should have breath-testing machines in their cars, the House voted Tuesday to retract parts of the new law.
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Top DUI News, June 12th, 2007

STATE CAPITOL: Bill targets first-time DUI offenders (The Harrisburg Daily Register)
SPRINGFIELD -- 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.
Walker County Judge Arrested for DUI (WDEF Chattanooga)
A Walker County judge faces DUI charges after his blood alcohol level tests twice the legal limit. read more
Woman Runs Friend Over With Boat; Charged with DUI (WCBD-TV Charleston)
A Mount Pleasant woman faces felony DUI charges after police say she struck her friend with her boat. Real Estate Agent Janet Marchand faced a judge Monday. The 53 year-old is charged with felony driving under the influence.
Shippensburg police reports: 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.
A.M. Surf Report: Paris Hilton's Visitors Cause Jail Commotion; Nicole Richie Gears Up For DUI Trial; Snoop's ... (MTV Music Television)
Nicky Hilton and Paris Hilton's ex Stavros Niarchos visited Paris in jail on Sunday. Nicole Richie gears up for her own DUI legal battle next week. Charlie Wilson sues over Snoop Dogg's "Beautiful" beer commercial.
DUI Charge (1) (The Beaver County Times)
DUI CHARGE Sam Goldbrown Sr., 46, no street address provided, of Pittsburgh, May 23 on Steubenville Pike in Robinson Township. Robinson police said he was also charged with traffic violations.
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.
Two Arrested For DUI Following San Andreas CHP Checkpoint (MyMotherLode.com)
San Andreas, Ca -- Twice a year, CHP Offices conduct a DUI checkpoint to crack down on drunk driving. On Saturday night, one was conducted in downtown San Andreas between the hours of 7-11:30pm. '全We screened 466 vehicles," says Officer Jamie Castillo.
Children Hospitalized, Man Charged With DUI (First Coast News)
FORT MYERS, FL (AP) -- The Fort Myers Police Department says children were hospitalized and a man has been charged with a DUI following a collision yesterday morning.
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Top DUI News, June 11th, 2007

Children hospitalized, man charged with DUI (FOX 10 Mobile)
Associated Press - June 11, 2007 4:04 AM ET Fort Myers, Fla. (AP) - The Fort Myers Police Department says children were hospitalized and a man has been charged with a DUI following a collision...
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.
Bill targets first-time DUI offenders (Macomb Journal)
SPRINGFIELD - 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.
Bonita Springs man arrested, charged with DUI accident that injures four (Bonita Daily News)
A Bonita Springs man was arrested and charged with DUI after an accident that injured a family of four this morning in Fort Myers. Emeridez Velazquez Zunun, 20, of Bonita Springs, is accused of DUI with serious bodily injury, DUI causing property damage and driving without a license.
Crash leaves five in hospital, one with a DUI (ABC 7 Gulfshore News)
Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department were called to a car accident near the intersection of Cleveland and Collier Avenues. The driver of one of the cars was charged with a DUI and driving without a valid driver'光s license.
Six arrests at a DUI checkpoint in San Luis Obispo (KSBY San Luis Obispo)
Six people are arrested at a DUI checkpoint in San Luis Obispo last night.
St. Of MI Proposes Lower BAC Levels for DUI for Boaters (About.com)
A State of Michigan House Committee just approved legislation to lower the BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) levels for DUI (Driving Under the Influence) for boaters, snowmobilers and off-road...
Local law officers plan DUI checkpoints (Bradenton Herald)
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office will conduct a DUI checkpoint this weekend.
Dirt bike rider suspected of DUI, hospitalized (The Record Searchlight)
Dirt bike rider suspected of DUI, hospitalized
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.

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