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Top DUI News Week of February 26th - March 4th

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Top DUI New, March 4th, 2007

DUI Suspect Arrested After Chase Into LA County (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A DUI suspect was arrested Saturday night in Lake View Terrace after leading police in a freeway chase.
Teen driver is charged with DUI-manslaughter (St. Petersburg Times)
DUNEDIN - A Belleair Beach teenager was arrested Friday on a DUI-manslaughter charge in connection with a Nov. 25 crash that killed a 74-year-old man.
Man won't fight DUI charge (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
BRADENTON -- A man on Friday pleaded no contest to a DUI manslaughter charge and faces a minimum five-year prison term in a case that is more than a decade old.
DUI patrols net 2 arrests (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
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Tougher DUI penalties approved (Laramie Boomerang)
The Wyoming Legislature addressed several needs related to alcohol abuse and driving under the influence offenses, but some say there is still work left to be done.
Third Time Is a Charm for DUI (WJHG Panama City)
A third time DUI offender has been sentenced to the maximum five years in prison in Bay County Circuit Court. Andre C. Smith of State Road 22 in Callaway was found guilty Thursday night by a six-member jury.
DUI Checkpoint (KCBA FOX 35 Salinas)
There is a scheduled DUI checkpoint between the hours of 9:00 pm today and 3:00 am tomorrow morning.
Court Hands Out DUI Sentences (The Wayne Independent)
HONESDALE - Several defendants who pleaded guilty to DUI were given prison sentences in Wayne County Court.
Car's crash into house tied to DUI (Deseret Morning News)
Police say a 20-year-old man who apparently spent all night partying caused a big mess early Friday while driving drunk.
Day in Court (The Burlington Free Press)
Published: Sunday, March 4, 2007 From information released Feb. 16 Feb. 5 David J. St. Amour, 52, Burlington, charged with DUI, third offense or subsequent, felony, in Burlington on Oct. 5; pleaded guilty; sentenced to four to five years; charged with vehicle operation -- license suspended in Burlington on Oct. 5; pleaded guilty; sentenced to one year, concurrent; charged with violation of ...
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Top DUI News, March 3rd, 2007

Teen driver is charged with DUI-manslaughter (St. Petersburg Times)
DUNEDIN - A Belleair Beach teenager was arrested Friday on a DUI-manslaughter charge in connection with a Nov. 25 crash that killed a 74-year-old man.
Man won't fight DUI charge (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
BRADENTON -- A man on Friday pleaded no contest to a DUI manslaughter charge and faces a minimum five-year prison term in a case that is more than a decade old.
Third Time Is a Charm for DUI (WJHG Panama City)
A third time DUI offender has been sentenced to the maximum five years in prison in Bay County Circuit Court. Andre C. Smith of State Road 22 in Callaway was found guilty Thursday night by a six-member jury.
DUI Checkpoint (KCBA FOX 35 Salinas)
There is a scheduled DUI checkpoint between the hours of 9:00 pm today and 3:00 am tomorrow morning.
Court Hands Out DUI Sentences (The Wayne Independent)
HONESDALE - Several defendants who pleaded guilty to DUI were given prison sentences in Wayne County Court.
DeKalb Officer Arrested on DUI Charges by Gwinnett County Police (FOX 5 Atlanta)
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (FOX5) -- A DeKalb County police sergeant finds himself on the wrong side of the law. Gwinnett County police say they arrested him for DUI just two weeks ago. A FOX5 investigation reveals a second arrest for the same offense in DeKalb County. Click video for more information. Aungelique Proctor reports.
Illinoi' McBride pleads guilty to DUI (OregonLive.com)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) '•‰ Illinois basketball player Rich McBride pleaded guilty Thursday to driving under the influence. The 6-foot-3 senior guard was arrested Sept. 29 and charged with DUI and improper traffic lane usage in Savoy, south of Champaign.
Judge gets court supervision in DUI case (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
BELLEVILLE '•‰ Judge Patrick Young did not wear a black robe or bang a gavel in the courtroom on Friday afternoon. Instead, he stood across from visiting Judge Janet Heflin and apologized.
No-contest plea in DUI crash (Bradenton Herald)
A man involved in a drinking-and-driving crash last year that left two women injured pleaded no contest this afternoon to charges including DUI causing injury, DUI causing property damage and driving with a suspended license.
Police refuse to release official's DUI report (The Courier News)
SPRINGFIELD -- A state employee was stopped by a state trooper for drunken driving in a state-owned car. Now state police say the public has no right to see a report on the incident.
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Top DUI News, March 2nd, 2007

DeKalb Officer Arrested on DUI Charges by Gwinnett County Police (FOX 5 Atlanta)
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (FOX5) -- A DeKalb County police sergeant finds himself on the wrong side of the law. Gwinnett County police say they arrested him for DUI just two weeks ago. A FOX5 investigation reveals a second arrest for the same offense in DeKalb County. Click video for more information. Aungelique Proctor reports.
Illinoi' McBride pleads guilty to DUI (OregonLive.com)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) '•‰ Illinois basketball player Rich McBride pleaded guilty Thursday to driving under the influence. The 6-foot-3 senior guard was arrested Sept. 29 and charged with DUI and improper traffic lane usage in Savoy, south of Champaign.
No-contest plea in DUI crash (Bradenton Herald)
A man involved in a drinking-and-driving crash last year that left two women injured pleaded no contest this afternoon to charges including DUI causing injury, DUI causing property damage and driving with a suspended license.
DeKalb Officer Arrested for DUI in Gwinnett (CBS 46 News Atlanta)
(CBS 46 News) -- A DeKalb County Police Officer has been arrested for DUI in Gwinnett County.
Mother charged with DUI in accident involving 3 children (The Clarion-Ledger)
Charges have been filled against a mother whose three children were injured in a DUI-related accident.
Proposed Legislation Could Make Repeat DUI Offenders Wear Electronic Bracelets (Florence Morning News)
Tom Fox is a director of J. Reuben Long detention center for many years. He says the jail is 200 percent overcrowded. But proposed legislation to monitor repeat DUI offenders with electronic bracelets could help free up some space.
DUI checkpoints tonight (Tallahassee Democrat)
The Leon County Sheriff's Office will host two DUI checkpoints tonight as part of the ongoing efforts to stop drinking and driving in our community by the Leon County Multi-Agency DUI Strike Force, which includes the Florida Highway Patrol and the Tallahassee Police Department.
Illini guard McBride pleads guilty in DUI case (Sports Illustrated)
In a brief appearance in court Thursday afternoon, Illini senior guard Rich McBride pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.
DUI CHARGES (8) (The Beaver County Times)
DUI CHARGES Judith Franciscus, 45, of 234 Spring Run Road, Crescent Township, around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at Brodhead and Bocktown roads in Hopewell Township.
County crash leads to DUI arrest (The Sentinel)
CORCORAN - A Corcoran man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a Tuesday afternoon crash in rural Kings County left a teenager with minor injuries.
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Top DUI News, March 1st, 2007

DUI repeater crackdown (San Bernardino Sun)
Drunken drivers beware if you have prior arrests or convictions. San Bernardino County prosecutors have changed the way drunken-driving arrests are filed with the courts as a way to get tougher on DUI-related offenses.
Driver In Fatal Crash With Officer Arrested On DUI (WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News)
A 26-year-old man involved in a collision that killed a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office deputy just after Christmas was charged Monday with DUI.
DUI checkpoint set for Perry (The Sentinel)
NEWPORT In an effort to combat drivers driving under the influence and reduce DUI related crashes in Perry County, the Newport State Police, in conj...
County crash leads to DUI arrest (The Sentinel)
CORCORAN - A Corcoran man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a Tuesday afternoon crash in rural Kings County left a teenager with minor injuries.
Man gets 18 years in DUI wedding crash (AP via Yahoo! News)
A drunken driver was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years to life in prison for a rare murder conviction in the deaths of a limousine chauffeur and a 7-year-old flower girl heading home from a wedding.
DUI/DRUG Arrests (NorthFulton.com)
Jonathan A. Walker, 21, of Cumming was arrested Feb. 12 for DUI, driving too fast for conditions, leaving the scene of an accident on Vicki Lane in Cumming.
County Approves DUI Ankle Bracelet Trial (News 8 San Diego)
San Diego county will soon test a new DUI monitoring program on some of its worst offenders.
Teen still detained in fatal DUI crash (Deseret Morning News)
A 3rd District Juvenile Court judge Wednesday ordered a 17-year-old accused of killing four people while driving drunk to remain in juvenile detention until his adult certification hearing in April.
Man Gets Maximum Sentence For 20th DUI Conviction (WeatherNet5.com)
A Barberton man who set a record for drunken driving convictions receives the maximum amount of prison time for his 20th DUI.
DUI crash simulated at Sparks High (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Two Sparks High School students "died" Wednesday in an alcohol-related crash outside campus, two others were "injured" and a fifth was "convicted" on several felony charges and "sentenced" to 40 years in prison.
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Top DUI News, February 28, 2007

Driver In Fatal Crash With Officer Arrested On DUI (WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News)
A 26-year-old man involved in a collision that killed a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office deputy just after Christmas was charged Monday with DUI.
DUI/DRUG Arrests (NorthFulton.com)
'¢ Jonathan A. Walker, 21, of Cumming was arrested Feb. 12 for DUI, driving too fast for conditions, leaving the scene of an accident on Vicki Lane in Cumming.
County Approves DUI Ankle Bracelet Trial (News 8 San Diego)
San Diego county will soon test a new DUI monitoring program on some of its worst offenders.
Man Gets Maximum Sentence For 20th DUI Conviction (News Channel 5 Cleveland)
A Barberton man who set a record for drunken driving convictions receives the maximum amount of prison time for his 20th DUI.
Man Gets Maximum Sentence For 20th DUI Conviction (Cleveland - NewsNet5 via Yahoo! News)
A Barberton man who set a record for drunken driving convictions will be going to prison for a long time.
Crackdown on DUI drivers is imminent (Kingsburg Recorder)
Kingsburg is going to put its foot down on those who drive under the influence. A grant has been passed by the city council that has given the town an opening for a Traffic Enforcement Officer and a program to go along with it.
Sentence for DUI offender most allowed (Akron Beacon Journal)
A Barberton man who's considered the worst drunken-driving offender in Ohio will spend the next 16 1 & years in state prison.
Cooper City commissioner's DUI arrest taped (Miami Herald)
The Broward State Attorney's Office on Wednesday released a dashboard video of Cooper City Commissioner Bart Roper's roadside sobriety test, administered shortly before his November arrest on DUI charges.
Video released of Cooper City commissioner's DUI arrest (Miami Herald)
The Broward State Attorney's Office today released a video of Cooper City Commissioner Bart Roper's DUI arrest.
Repeat DUI Offender Charged in Deadly Accident (FOX 35 Orlando)
Titusville, FL -- A repeat DUI offender is accused of causing a deadly accident in Titusville over the weekend. Vandals sprayed anti-police graffiti all over buildings in Cocoa over the weekend. But the police department says it won't back down and is taking the threats seriously.
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Top DUI News, February 27th, 2007

Cooper City commissioner's DUI arrest taped (Miami Herald)
The Broward State Attorney's Office on Wednesday released a dashboard video of Cooper City Commissioner Bart Roper's roadside sobriety test, administered shortly before his November arrest on DUI charges.
Video released of Cooper City commissioner's DUI arrest (Miami Herald)
The Broward State Attorney's Office today released a video of Cooper City Commissioner Bart Roper's DUI arrest.
Repeat DUI Offender Charged in Deadly Accident (FOX 35 Orlando)
Titusville, FL -- A repeat DUI offender is accused of causing a deadly accident in Titusville over the weekend. Vandals sprayed anti-police graffiti all over buildings in Cocoa over the weekend. But the police department says it won't back down and is taking the threats seriously.
Motorcyclist dies in crash with habitual DUI offender (Sun-Sentinel)
A habitual DUI offender side-swiped and killed a motorcyclist Sunday on U.S. Highway 1 in Titusville, troopers said.
DUI task force arrests 41 over rodeo weekend (Tucson Citizen)
Members of the Southern Arizona DUI Task Force stopped 2,640 vehicles over the rodeo weekend and arrested 41 motorists on suspicion of drunken driving, the task force reported.
Warsaw Police Chief Arrested For DUI (Fox 19 Cincinnati)
The top law enforcement official in Warsaw, Kentucky spent the better part of early Friday morning on the other side of the law. Kentucky State Police say that they arrested Warsaw Police Chief Donnie Gould, 50, for DUI.
DUI campaign leads to arrests (The Reporter)
A DUI saturation patrol conducted in Vacaville on Friday night resulted in numerous arrests, citations and towed vehicles. Officers targeted those believed to be hazardous vehicle code violators or impaired drivers, police said. The effort culminated with four DUI arrests, four other arrests, three citations on suspicion of being minors in possession of open containers of alcohol in a motor
Author Arrested On DUI Complaints Speaks (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
A noted Tulsa author, William Bernhardt, was arrested on a DUI complaint. The writer was taken into custody Friday afternoon after officers say he was running into a curb at 61st and Yale. The News on 6'•˙s Steve Berg reports police also added a complaint of resisting arrest, they say he refused to get out of his vehicle.
Police: Crash Involves 'Habitual DUI Offender' (Local 6 Orlando)
A 53-year-old man faces manslaughter charges after a crash in Titusville, Fla., killed a motorcyclist and injured another person. Florida Highway Patrol Troopers said James Bremmer, who is an habitual DUI offender, was behind the wheel in the fatal crash on U.S. 1 and Jay Jay Road.
US Airways CEO serves DUI sentence (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
PHOENIX - The chief executive of US Airways has completed a 24-hour jail sentence for a drunken-driving arrest that occurred shortly after his airline's $9.8 billion bid for Delta Air Lines was rejected, the Maricopa County sheriff said Monday.
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Top DUI News, February 26th, 2007

Motorcyclist dies in crash with habitual DUI offender (Sun-Sentinel)
A habitual DUI offender side-swiped and killed a motorcyclist Sunday on U.S. Highway 1 in Titusville, troopers said.
DUI campaign leads to arrests (The Reporter)
A DUI saturation patrol conducted in Vacaville on Friday night resulted in numerous arrests, citations and towed vehicles. Officers targeted those believed to be hazardous vehicle code violators or impaired drivers, police said. The effort culminated with four DUI arrests, four other arrests, three citations on suspicion of being minors in possession of open containers of alcohol in a motor
Police: Crash Involves 'Habitual DUI Offender' (Local 6 Orlando)
A 53-year-old man faces manslaughter charges after a crash in Titusville, Fla., killed a motorcyclist and injured another person. Florida Highway Patrol Troopers said James Bremmer, who is an habitual DUI offender, was behind the wheel in the fatal crash on U.S. 1 and Jay Jay Road.
Moundsville Police Net DUI Assistance (Wheeling News-Register)
MOUNDSVILLE '•‰ Motorists in Moundsville have been stopped by police in increasing numbers recently because of a $6,000 grant for DUI enforcement through the Sustained DUI Enforcement Project of the West Virginia Highway Safety Program.
Police: 'Habitual DUI Offender' Faces Charges In Crash (WKMG Local6.com via Yahoo! News)
A 53-year-old man faces manslaughter charges after a crash in Titusville, Fla., killed a motorcyclist and injured another person.
DUI suspect arrested after fatal traffic crash (The Fresno Bee)
A Fresno man stopped for a red light at Clovis and Ashlan avenues in the Tarpey Village district was killed Saturday when his car was hit from behind by a DUI suspect, the California Highway Patrol reported.
DUI Suspected In Sacramento County Crash (KCRA TheKCRAChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
A hit-and-run wreck involving three cars in Sacramento County late Sunday night has left two people hospitalized, sheriff's deputies said.
Virginia cracks down on DUI offenders with new system (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
The Ignition Interlock System is one way Virginia is cracking down on DUI offenders. Any first time offender who has a blood alcohol level above .15 is required to have the device for 6 months.
DUI charges for Feb. 26 (The Intelligencer)
Local police reported the following incidents involving driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
38 arrested in DUI warrant sweep (Desert Sun)
Officers from throughout the Coachella Valley arrested 38 suspects Saturday for outstanding driving under the influence warrants, according to the Riverside County Sheriff'•˙s Department.

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