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Top DUI News Week of March 5th - March 11th

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Top DUI News, March 9th, 2007

Former JTA Official Pleads Guilty To DUI Deaths (WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News)
A former city official entered a guilty to two counts of DUI manslaughter on Thursday.
County DUI task force launches this month (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
Starting this month, motorists can expect to see stepped-up DUI patrols as a new county-wide task force launches.
Former JTA Official Pleads Guilty To DUI Deaths (WJXT Jacksonville)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A former city official entered a guilty to two counts of DUI manslaughter on Thursday. Former chief financial officer for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority Daniel Gulliver was in the courtroom with his lawyer facing two charges of DUI manslaughter.
Man faces charges for 12th DUI (KOMO Seattle)
Charles Sorenson was in court Thursday answering to drunk driving charges for the 12th time in his life, but he only faces a few months in jail if convicted. But if he does it again come July 1st after the new felony DUI law goes into effect, a jail sentence would be much longer.
Former JTA Executive Pleads Guilty to DUI Manslaughter (FOX 30 Jacksonville)
A former Jacksonville Transit Authority executive pleaded guilty Thursday evening to two counts of DUI manslaughter.
Former JTA CFO Pleads Guilty in Deadly DUI Crash (First Coast News)
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- The former Chief Financial Officer at JTA has reached a plea bargain in a deadly DUI crash. Daniel Gulliver pleaded guilty to two counts of DUI manslaughter for a crash in 2005 that killed two people and severely injured a third.
JTA Exec, Gulliver, Pleads Guilty to DUI Manslaughter (FOX 30 Jacksonville)
After months of delays, a former JTA executive accused of killing two young men in a drunk driving accident has pled guilty to two counts of DUI manslaughter.
DUI checkpoint scheduled for St. Patrick's Day weekend (Desert Sun)
Palm Springs and Cathedral City police departments will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint March 16. The operation is an effort by both departments to curtail driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and reduce the number of DUI related traffic collisions.
House panel kills DUI bill (Rocky Mountain News)
Lawmakers Wednesday killed a bill to toughen drunken-driving penalties, saying they first want a new task force to review Colorado's patchwork of DUI laws.
Man leads police on pursuit allegedly to avoid DUI (Desert Sun)
A Palm Springs man was arrested for DUI early yesterday morning after fleeing from officers and driving the wrong way on Palm Springs streets.
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Top DUI News, March 8th, 2007

House panel kills DUI bill (Rocky Mountain News)
Lawmakers Wednesday killed a bill to toughen drunken-driving penalties, saying they first want a new task force to review Colorado's patchwork of DUI laws.
Bill to toughen DUI penalties dies in committee (Rocky Mountain News)
A bill to toughen drunken-driver penalties was killed by a House committee today when lawmakers disagreed over how to pay for it and whether to let a new state task force to complete its comprehensive review of DUI laws.
Burlington Central coach contests DUI stop in court (The Courier News)
SYCAMORE -- Burlington Central High School's varsity football coach is gearing up to fight DUI and other misdemeanor charges in 16th Circuit Court, but the defense already may have delivered a knockout blow to the prosecution's case.
Here's the DUI checkpoint (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A DUI checkpoint tonight in Butler County will be 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. on U.S. 27 (High Street) in Oxford Township within the campus area of Miami University, authorities announced this morning.
Carson City supervisors comment about mayor's DUI (Nevada Appeal)
In wake of Mayor Marv Teixeira's DUI arrest, should he resign from office?
Conviction rate high for DUI offenders (North Lake Tahoe Bonanza)
If the drive to the county jail in Reno fails to sober up a DUI arrestee, learning about his paltry chances of getting off scott-free should do the trick.
DUI citation came after revelry night (Deseret Morning News)
Rashaun Broadus was Brigham Young University's leading scorer on Jan. 6 in what was then considered an upset victory over preseason conference favorite San Diego State.
Rams Notes: Byrd to face charge of DUI (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Rams tight end Dominique Byrd was arrested over the weekend in Los Angeles on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
After Md. DUI stop, Atkins drove home (The News Journal)
The chief of the Maryland police department that pulled over, and later let go, Rep. John Atkins last year said she was disappointed by the revelation that Atkins eventually drove himself home from a Delaware bar after a preliminary breath test in Maryland found his blood-alcohol level was nearly double the legal limit.
Ryan pleads guilty to DUI (Rockford Register Star)
ROCKFORD ' City Administrator Jim Ryan pleaded guilty Wednesday to driving under the influence, nearly one month after officers found him asleep at the wheel of a city vehicle.
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Top DUI News, March 7th, 2007

DUI checkpoints to be ID'd (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Butler County law-enforcement officers plan to announce today where they will hold a DUI checkpoint tonight.
DUI checkpoint Wednesday (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Law enforcement in Butler County plan to conduct a DUI checkpoint Wednesday night
Policeman investigated for DUI after Palatka crash (Palatka Daily News)
A Palatka police corporal is being investigated for possible DUI after the pickup authorities say he was driving missed a curve on Moseley Avenue then struck a fence and tree on Saturday.
Councilwoman Facing DUI Hospitalized After Drug Overdose (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
Police released a videotape of Gibson's arrested on DUI charges.
DUI suspect could face charges from crash in '05 (The Arizona Republic)
A 30-year-old Queen Creek man involved in a 2005 collision that claimed the life of an 8-year-old boy was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of extreme DUI.
Man arrested following alleged DUI incident (The Phoenix)
PHOENIXVILLE - A borough man was arrested on driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) charges after he allegedly failed to stop his vehicle for police early Saturday morning.
Big Island police arrest 39 for DUI in week span (Honolulu Advertiser)
Thirty-nine motorists were arrested for drunk driving on the Big Island from Feb. 27 to Mar. 5, police said. Nine of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes and five were under the age of 21.
Joliet man sentenced in fatal DUI accident (The Naperville Sun)
JOLIET -- A Joliet man was sentenced to 8' years in prison Tuesday for causing a one-car accident that killed a Plainfield woman in November 2006, according to the Will County State's Attorney's office.
Man sentenced after DUI death (The Herald News)
JOLIET -- A 31-year-old man has been sentenced to 8' years in prison for causing the one-car wreck that killed a Plainfield woman last year.
Judge sets trial date, rules out evidence in fatal DUI case (The Courier News)
ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP -- During an evidentiary hearing in 16th Circuit Court on Tuesday, John Homatas' trial was set for mid-June, but the defense won't be able to present all the evidence it would like to.
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Top DUI News, March 6th, 2007

DUI checkpoint Wednesday (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Law enforcement in Butler County plan to conduct a DUI checkpoint Wednesday night
Policeman investigated for DUI after Palatka crash (Palatka Daily News)
A Palatka police corporal is being investigated for possible DUI after the pickup authorities say he was driving missed a curve on Moseley Avenue then struck a fence and tree on Saturday.
Councilwoman Facing DUI Hospitalized After Drug Overdose (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
Police released a videotape of Gibson's arrested on DUI charges.
DUI suspect could face charges from crash in '05 (The Arizona Republic)
A 30-year-old Queen Creek man involved in a 2005 collision that claimed the life of an 8-year-old boy was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of extreme DUI.
Man arrested following alleged DUI incident (The Phoenix)
PHOENIXVILLE - A borough man was arrested on driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) charges after he allegedly failed to stop his vehicle for police early Saturday morning.
Alpharetta city councilwoman arrested for DUI (AccessNorthGA)
The Associated Press - ALPHARETTA, Ga. An Alpharetta city councilwoman has been arrested for driving under the influence. Councilwoman Debbie Gibson was cited for DUI after a fender bender Saturday night.
Woman cited with DUI (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
WEST FAIRLEE -- A one-vehicle accident on route 244 resulted in a woman refusing a DUI test and her subsequent citation into court. ...
PA DUI Patrol (WFMJ Youngstown)
A campaign in Pennsylvania to clamp down on drunk drivers is successful in Mercer County. Mercer State Police and Hermitage Police held a "Roving DUI Patrol" checkpoint from late Friday night until Saturday morning.
Bradford woman cited with DUI (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
BRADFORD -- A woman drove her car off the road Saturday and then proceeded to continue driving and was cited for DUI, according to police. ...
Nevada mayor stopped for alleged DUI (AP via Yahoo! News)
Mayor Marv Teixeira was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, police said.
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Top DUI News, March 5th, 2007

COURT RESULTS (The Leaf Chronicle)
This list includes dispositions of misdemeanor charges compiled from records at the Criminal Justice Complex General Sessions Court.
Gonzaga's Davis charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession (MSNBC)
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -Gonzaga reserve player Theo Davis has been charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana stemming from his arrest with starting center Josh Heytvelt after a traffic stop in Cheney last month.
Gonzaga's Davis charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession (San Diego Union-Tribune)
SPOKANE, Wash. ' Gonzaga reserve player Theo Davis has been charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana stemming from his arrest with starting center Josh Heytvelt after a traffic stop in Cheney last month.
Archives (The Daily Tar Heel)
?A Chatham man was arrested at 9:38 p.m. Saturday on misdemeanor charges of making harassing phone calls, peeping and first-degree trespassing, according to Chapel Hill police reports.
Misdemeanor pot charge filed against GU's Davis (The Spokesman-Review)
Paperwork charging Gonzaga basketball player Theo Davis with misdemeanor possession of marijuana was signed Thursday by Cheney City Prosecutor Julie McKay.
Warrant round-up starts this weekend (News 8 Austin)
Law enforcement agencies across Texas are out in numbers to round-up law-breakers this weekend. The agencies are targeting thousands of people with outstanding traffic warrants or other misdemeanor offenses.
Didn't pay a fine? Better get on it (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Area police and sheriff's departments are rounding up people with misdemeanor warrants -- mostly unpaid traffic fines.
Trip to jail may follow a knock on your door (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Area police and sheriff's departments are rounding up those with misdemeanor warrants -- mostly for unpaid traffic fines.
Singer Kelis arrested for screaming profanities at police (USA Today)
Kelis was charged early Friday with trying to disrupt an undercover police operation by screaming racial profanities and rushing toward two female officers posing as prostitutes, authorities said.
Zags' Davis charged with misdemeanor (The Spokesman-Review)
Paperwork charging Gonzaga University basketball player Theo Davis with misdemeanor possession of marijuana was signed today by Cheney City Prosecutor Julie McKay.

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