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Top DUI News Week of April 30th - May 5th

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Top DUI News, May 6th, 2007

One dead, man charged with DUI in Joliet ambulance crash (The Naperville Sun)
JOLIET -- A 46-year-old man is dead and one man has been charged with aggravated DUI Saturday afternoon after a van ran a traffic light and T-boned an ambulance in Joliet.
Man arrested for DUI on Interstate 80 (Pocono Record)
A Kunkletown man was arrested and charged with DUI after a crash on interstate 80 westbound in Stroudsburg Wednesday night.
Eve Is Charged With DUI (ABC News)
Prosecutors Charge Rapper Eve With DUI After Hollywood Crash
I-75 wreck toll: 1 dead, 1 injured, 1 charged with DUI-manslaughter (Bonita Daily News)
A 78-year-old man died and his passenger was seriously injured after a Friday night wreck on Interstate 75 in Collier County that resulted in DUI charges against another other driver.
Loaiza a changed man since last year's DUI (San Francisco Chronicle)
With increasing speculation that alcohol was a factor in Josh Hancock's fatal car accident this week, A's starter Esteban Loaiza says he's reminded of how lucky he is to have received a DUI last summer. A DUI is not an enjoyable experience -- but...
Man charged with DUI in fatal crash with ambulance (Chicago Tribune)
A Seattle man faces felony drunken-driving charges after his mini-van crashed into an ambulance in Joliet that was carrying a heart patient who later died.
Manatee deputy convicted of DUI last month resigns (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
BRADENTON -- A Manatee County sheriff's deputy convicted on a DUI charge last month has resigned in the face of possible termination.
Deals drop DUI conviction rate (The Argus Leader)
If there's a place in South Dakota where you don't want to get pinched for drinking and driving, it's Brookings County.
Police work to identify cyclist hit by DUI suspect (CBS 46 News Atlanta)
(CBS 46 News) -- Clayton County Police are trying to identify a cyclist who was run over by a man last week.
Time running out for DUI bills (The State)
With only about a month left in this year's legislative session, several drinking-and-driving bills appear to be running low on gas, while another dealing with underage drinking is on a faster track.
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Top DUI News, May 5th, 2007

Eve Is Charged With DUI (ABC News)
Prosecutors Charge Rapper Eve With DUI After Hollywood Crash
Loaiza a changed man since last year's DUI (San Francisco Chronicle)
With increasing speculation that alcohol was a factor in Josh Hancock's fatal car accident this week, A's starter Esteban Loaiza says he's reminded of how lucky he is to have received a DUI last summer. A DUI is not an enjoyable experience -- but...
Manatee deputy convicted of DUI last month resigns (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
BRADENTON -- A Manatee County sheriff's deputy convicted on a DUI charge last month has resigned in the face of possible termination.
DUI Offenders Serve Mandatory Sentences (WFMJ Youngstown)
A long weekend for more than 60 male DUI offenders is already underway in Mahoning County. That's because the Mahoning County Sheriff is re-opening the misdemeanant jail.
Two-vehicle crash leads to DUI arrest (Star-Gazette)
State Police from the Towanda barracks responded to a two-vehicle crash around 11 p.m. Thursday that led to a DUI arrest. Police said Kevin Flanders, 49, of Warren Center, Pa., was following a car driven by Joseph Uhouse.
DUI checkpoint scheduled in R.C. (Daily Bulletin)
RANCHO CUCAMONGA A DUI checkpoint will be conducted on Saturday at Haven Avenue and Civic Center Drive from about 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. All vehicles traveling south on Haven will be required to stop at the checkpoint.
Rapper/actress Eve charged with DUI (USA Today)
City prosecutors filed misdemeanor charges Friday against Eve stemming from a traffic accident in Hollywood last week. The rapper-actress (real name: Jihan Jeffers) was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or above, and failure to provide proof of insurance, said Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the city attorney's office.
LCSO to target potential DUI cases on Saturday (Tallahassee Democrat)
The Leon County Sheriff's Office is holding a DUI checkpoint Saturday in the northern part of the city.
Eve is charged with DUI (AP via Yahoo! News)
City prosecutors filed misdemeanor charges Friday against Eve stemming from a traffic accident in Hollywood last week.
Lawmaker Groe's plea deal in DUI case is terminated (The Arizona Republic)
A proposed plea deal for a state lawmaker who was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and driving with a suspended license fell apart Friday.
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Top DUI News, May 4th, 2007

Loaiza a changed man since last year's DUI (San Francisco Chronicle)
With increasing speculation that alcohol was a factor in Josh Hancock's fatal car accident this week, A's starter Esteban Loaiza says he's reminded of how lucky he is to have received a DUI last summer. A DUI is not an enjoyable experience -- but...
LCSO to target potential DUI cases on Saturday (Tallahassee Democrat)
The Leon County Sheriff's Office is holding a DUI checkpoint Saturday in the northern part of the city.
Repeat DUI offender in court for deadly crash (KING 5 Seattle)
Prosecutors say Edward Fornsby is the poster child for why the state needs tougher penalties against repeat DUI offenders.Fornsby has two DUI convictions
Danville cop leaves force after being charged with DUI and hit-and-run (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
A Danville cop has left the force after being charged with DUI and hit-and-run for an off-duty accident last month. On April 20th, State Police say Danny Leigh Cassidy, Jr. was going about 70 mph in a 45 mph zone when he crashed his car on Franklin Turnpike.
DUI task force to patrol Corning area (Red Bluff Daily News)
CORNING - As part of the North State Avoid Program, the Tehama County Avoid the Five, DUI Task Force will conduct a DUI Saturation Patrol in the City of Corning area on Friday.
Northfield driver cited for DUI (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
NORTHFIELD -- After passing another car illegally while driving north on Route 12 and almost striking a pedestrian walking south along that road, Chris R. Bean, 46, of Northfield was pulled over and cited for DUI, according to police. ... - Times Argus Staff RANDOLPH -- A single-vehicle accident resulted in the death of the driver, according to
Local star pleads in DUI case (WKYC Cleveland)
Local star pleads in DUI case
MADD award winner charged with DUI (AP via Yahoo! News)
A city police officer who recently received an award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving has been charged with drunken driving, authorities said.
Nogales DUI task force ready for Cinco de Mayo weekend (Fox 11 Tucson)
A DUI special operation of the Nogales Police Department that started the weekend of April 27 has proven to be successful.
Illini's McBride gets 2 years court supervision in DUI case (The Pantagraph)
URBANA -- A Champaign County judge has sentenced former Illinois basketball player Rich McBride to 24 months of court supervision for his DUI arrest.
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Top DUI News, May 3rd, 2007

DUI task force to patrol Corning area (Red Bluff Daily News)
CORNING - As part of the North State Avoid Program, the Tehama County Avoid the Five, DUI Task Force will conduct a DUI Saturation Patrol in the City of Corning area on Friday.
Northfield driver cited for DUI (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
NORTHFIELD -- After passing another car illegally while driving north on Route 12 and almost striking a pedestrian walking south along that road, Chris R. Bean, 46, of Northfield was pulled over and cited for DUI, according to police. ... - Times Argus Staff RANDOLPH -- A single-vehicle accident resulted in the death of the driver, according to
Nogales DUI task force ready for Cinco de Mayo weekend (Fox 11 Tucson)
A DUI special operation of the Nogales Police Department that started the weekend of April 27 has proven to be successful.
Illini's McBride gets 2 years court supervision in DUI case (The Pantagraph)
URBANA -- A Champaign County judge has sentenced former Illinois basketball player Rich McBride to 24 months of court supervision for his DUI arrest.
Authorities plan DUI checkpoint during weekend (Reading Eagle)
Berks County, PA - Detectives with the district attorney's DUI Enforcement Unit and local police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this weekend on an undisclosed road in Berks County.
Clark County's Repeat DUI Offender Programs (KLAS Las Vegas)
From our nation's capital, Congresswoman Shelley Berkley helped launch a new national center for DUI courts. Clark County already has similar programs in place. But are they working? Reporter Alyson McCarthy has the answer to that question inside .
Danville cop leaves force after being charged with DUI and hit-and-run (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
A Danville cop has left the force after being charged with DUI and hit-and-run for an off-duty accident last month. On April 20th, State Police say Danny Leigh Cassidy, Jr. was going about 70 mph in a 45 mph zone when he crashed his car on Franklin Turnpike.
Thousands Of Multiple DUI Offenders Still Behind Wheel (WLWT.com)
The Ohio Highway Patrol says there are more than 33,000 Ohio drivers with multiple DUI arrests, and 1,500 of those in Hamilton County have at least five convictions each.
DUI Charge (1) (The Beaver County Times)
DUI CHARGE Thomas E. Knochel, 40, of 43 Lexington Drive, Freedom, April 19 at Duss Avenue and 24th Street in Harmony Township. Township police reported Knochel had a blood-alcohol content of 0.085 percent.
Woman cited for DUI after complaint (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
WATERBURY -- Forty-two year old Lisa Mugford of Waterbury was pulled over by police on River Road on April 24 after they received a complaint that Mugford smelled strongly of alcohol. Mugford refused a breathalyzer and was cited into Vermont District Court in Barre for May 10 to answer the charge of DUI. ...
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Top DUI News, May 2nd, 2007

Police: DUI Arrests Down In Anderson, Too (WYFF via Yahoo! News)
An Anderson Police spokeswoman said that police could double the number of DUI arrests they make if prosecution of the crime increased.
Illini's McBride gets 2 years court supervision in DUI case (The Pantagraph)
URBANA -- A Champaign County judge has sentenced former Illinois basketball player Rich McBride to 24 months of court supervision for his DUI arrest.
AJ man arrested for extreme DUI in Tempe (The Arizona Republic)
Police arrested an Apache Junction man for aggravated DUI, records show.
DUI Arrest Made After Crash (News Channel 6 Paducah)
Two people were hurt in a head on crash between a motorcycle and a car late last night. The driver of the car is charged with DUI. Police say 76-year-old Vernon Housewright crashed his car into a motorcycle on Main Street in Carbondale.
Cop shares his DUI victim experience (WALB Albany)
Albany -- Police Officers say this is a dangerous time of the year for DUI or impaired drivers, with school winding down and spring parties becoming more frequent.
East Stroudsburg man arrested for DUI (Pocono Record)
An East Stroudsburg man was arrested and charged with DUI after police pulled his car over after a traffic infraction.
DUI Debate (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
A Tulsa police officer is recovering after being hit by a suspected drunk driver. It is one of at least two alcohol-related injury crashes in downtown Tulsa this weekend. DUI crashes killed 231 people in Oklahoma in 2005, and local victims advocates say that shows more needs to be done. But, the News On 6‚s Heather Lewin reports one DUI defense attorney says our laws are unfairly punishing the ...
College president fired for DUI arrests (UPI)
A Virginia college president has been dismissed after only 10 months on the job after being charged with driving under the influence. William J.
Ex-Illinois' McBride sentenced in DUI case (CBS Sportsline)
Former Illinois basketball player Rich McBride was told by a judge Tuesday he cannot drink alcohol for two years as part of his sentencing for drunken driving.
DUI van fulfills fallen officer's dream (East Valley Tribune)
Rob Targosz's dedication to fighting drunken driving prompted the Gilbert police officer to approach his supervisor a few years ago about getting a new, larger DUI van.
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Top DUI News, May 1st, 2007

DUI Debate (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
A Tulsa police officer is recovering after being hit by a suspected drunk driver. It is one of at least two alcohol-related injury crashes in downtown Tulsa this weekend. DUI crashes killed 231 people in Oklahoma in 2005, and local victims advocates say that shows more needs to be done. But, The News On 6‚s Heather Lewin reports one DUI defense attorney says our laws are unfairly punishing the ...
DUI van fulfills fallen officer's dream (East Valley Tribune)
Rob Targosz's dedication to fighting drunken driving prompted the Gilbert police officer to approach his supervisor a few years ago about getting a new, larger DUI van.
Reno Police Spend Weekend Targeting DUI and Other Traffic Offenses (News 4 Reno)
The Reno Police Department made five DUI arrests Saturday during a DUI checkpoint conducted in the 900 block of South Wells Avenue beginning at about 5:00 p.m. and ending at 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning.
Pa. DUI arrests increase in 2006 (The Evening Sun)
Pennsylvania State Police arrested a record number of motorists last year for driving under the influence. Police arrested 15,047 drivers for DUI in 2006 ˆ a 10-percent increase from the previous year when 13,614 drivers were arrested, according to a press release from state police.
NHP to step up DUI enforcement with saturation patrols (Elko Daily Free Press)
ELKO ˜ Nevada Highway Patrol Sgt. Roy Baughman announced the NHP‚s Central Command will step up DUI enforcement this week in an effort to reduce „the number and severity of crashes on Nevada highways.‰
Arrests made during Bridgeville DUI checkpoint (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
The Mt. Lebanon Area DUI Task Force arrested five people suspected of drunken driving during a checkpoint overnight Friday on Washington Avenue in Bridgeville.
Ohio lawmakers wrangle over DUI bill (WKYC Cleveland)
Ohio lawmakers wrangle over DUI bill
College president fired over DUI charges (AP via Yahoo! News)
The University of Mary Washington fired its president Monday after he was charged with drunken driving twice within two days.
DUI check lane nets one arrest, several citations (The Wichita Eagle)
Wichita police issued 18 citations during a DUI check lane in the 200 block of South Rock Road from 11 p.m. Saturday to 1:15 a.m. Sunday.
Pembroke councilman arrested for DUI (Savannah Morning News)
Pembroke City Councilman Elijah Lewis Jr., 60, was arrested Sunday at 1:40 a.m. on a drunken driving charge.
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Top DUI News, April 30th, 2007

Arrests made during Bridgeville DUI checkpoint (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
The Mt. Lebanon Area DUI Task Force arrested five people suspected of drunken driving during a checkpoint overnight Friday on Washington Avenue in Bridgeville.
DUI check lane nets one arrest, several citations (The Wichita Eagle)
Wichita police issued 18 citations during a DUI check lane in the 200 block of South Rock Road from 11 p.m. Saturday to 1:15 a.m. Sunday.
NHP to step up DUI enforcement with saturation patrols (Elko Daily Free Press)
ELKO ÷ Nevada Highway Patrol Sgt. Roy Baughman announced the NHP's Central Command will step up DUI enforcement this week in an effort to reduce ãthe number and severity of crashes on Nevada highways.ä
Report: Rep. Groe had drugs, alcohol in system during DUI arrest (ABC 15 Phoenix)
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) - A just-released report shows a state legislator arrested on suspicion of DUI last month had prescription antidepressants and weight-loss drugs in her system as well as alcohol.
Road Watch: More drivers mean even more DUI charges (Delaware County Times)
DUI arrests by the Pennsylvania State Police were up 10 percent in 2006 compared to the previous year, a record number, according to State Police Commissioner Jeffrey B. Miller. Miller attributed the increase to improved training methods that are helping troopers identify drivers under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription medications or other substances.
DUI checkpoint to be held tonight in Rancho Mirage (The Desert Sun)
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department will conduct a DUI and driver's license checkpoint tonight from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Casper cracks down on DUI drivers (Billings Gazette)
CASPER - Law enforcement agencies around Casper are cracking down on drunken drivers. Officers from five agencies have been patrolling for drunken drivers in the Casper area. Although the officers are setting records for driving-under-the-influence ...
Casper cracks down on DUI drivers (Billings Gazette)
CASPER - Law enforcement agencies around Casper are cracking down on drunken drivers.
Ex-Teacher Gets 12 Years In Fatal DUI Crash (NBC 30 Connecticut)
A former teacher is convicted in a DUI collision, which killed three people earlier this year.
Fredonia man jailed after Lyon DUI arrest (Princeton Times Leader)
Eddyville police arrested a Fredonia man early Thursday morning on a DUI charge after a traffic stop. At 3:50 a.m. Thursday, officers stopped William L. Coursey, 62, for a standard traffic violation.

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