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Top DUI News Week of May 7th - May 13th

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Top DUI News, May 13th, 2007

May 8: DUI woes (Carroll County Online)
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" manic host Ty Pennington is the latest celeb to be arrested on suspicion of DUI. Pennington immediately responded to the charges, acknowledging an "error in judgment." If only other busted celebs would do the same.
One arrested following DUI wreck (14 WFIE Evansville)
Deputies say 42-year-old Scott Vaughn was driving on Old Madisonville Road just after 7pm CDT Friday when he lost control of his car. It flipped over several times, trapping Vaughn inside. Rescue crews got him out, but he refused medical treatment. Deputies say Vaughn admitted he was drinking. He was arrested for DUI.
DUI aftermath: Justice served? (The Sacramento Bee)
Drive drunk, and you play Russian roulette every time you turn the ignition key. Maybe you'll make it home and sleep it off. Maybe you'll get pulled over and spend the night in county jail.
Praise for tougher DUI sanctions (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The Ohio Senate earns praise for passing a bill Thursday that toughens the state's stance against people with multiple drunken-driving offenses.
Ohio needs to toughen DUI laws (Zanesville Times Recorder)
Why do we continue to tolerate drunks who drive, crash and kill people? Drunken driving is a huge problem in Ohio. For every 10 cars that drive past you, one is likely to be driven by someone convicted of driving under the influence.
Mother of teen killed in drunk driving crash will help with DUI checkpoints tonight (KMOV St. Louis)
(KMOV) -- A mother of a young man who died in a crash about five years ago will join police at DUI checkpoints Friday night. Jonathan Hearst and his friend were killed by a drunk driver in a crash back in 2002.
Detective arrested for DUI (KHQ Spokane)
SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane Police Detective was arrested early this morning for suspicion of DUI near Francis and Calispel. The 16-year veteran officer, Jeff Barrington, was off duty when he was contacted on a traffic stop, conducted by a Washington State Patrol Trooper.
Sen. Cooper's DUI Hearing Delayed (News Channel 5 Nashville)
A judge in Murfreesboro delayed DUI hearing for state Senator Jerry Cooper Friday morning.
CHP officer charged with beating DUI suspect (North County Times)
VISTA -- A veteran California Highway Patrol officer accused of assaulting a drunken-driving suspect at the Vista jail pleaded not guilty Thursday to two felony charges of assault and filing a false report.
Man Charged with DUI after Hitting Police Car and Injuring Officer (WTOC 11 Savannah)
A Savannah Chatham Police officer and a Savannah man are recovering from serious injuries tonight after police said a drunk driver hit the officer's jeep.
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Top DUI News, May 12th, 2007

Mother of teen killed in drunk driving crash will help with DUI checkpoints tonight (KMOV St. Louis)
(KMOV) -- A mother of a young man who died in a crash about five years ago will join police at DUI checkpoints Friday night. Jonathan Hearst and his friend were killed by a drunk driver in a crash back in 2002.
Sen. Cooper's DUI Hearing Delayed (News Channel 5 Nashville)
A judge in Murfreesboro delayed DUI hearing for state Senator Jerry Cooper Friday morning.
Detective arrested for DUI (KHQ Spokane)
SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane Police Detective was arrested early this morning for suspicion of DUI near Francis and Calispel. The 16-year veteran officer, Jeff Barrington, was off duty when he was contacted on a traffic stop, conducted by a Washington State Patrol Trooper.
Senator'•˙s DUI hearing reset (Daily News Journal)
A Rutherford County judge granted a request Friday to postpone a DUI hearing for state Sen. Jerry Cooper, D-Morrison. Judge David Loughry reset Cooper'•˙s court appearance to Aug. 3.
McNair charged with DUI as passenger, owner of car (The Tennessean)
After being arrested in Nashville and then charged Thursday with DUI, former Titans and current Ravens quarterback Steve McNair said in a statement released by the Ravens that he was "trying to act responsibly."
One thing's perfectly clear: DUI case enveloped in fog (Baltimore Sun)
Rick Maese In an interesting plot twist that has football fans double-checking their acronym dictionaries, Ravens quarterback Steve McNair was arrested on a DUI-related charge. At the time, according to police accounts, McNair was not driving (the D), and he may not have even been under the influence (the UI). At the very least, this reminds us that the letter of the law might be clear, but ...
Redding checkpoint nets one DUI arrest, nine citations (The Record Searchlight)
Redding checkpoint nets one DUI arrest, nine citations
Not behind the wheel, but McNair still arrested for DUI (Nashville City Paper)
Former Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair was arrested late Wednesday night in Nashville on a DUI charge even though he was not driving.
Senate gets tough on DUI offenders (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The Ohio Senate passed a bill Thursday requiring Ohioans with multiple DUI convictions to take breath tests when stopped by police, and wear bracelets to monitor alcohol levels through their sweat.
DUI Laws Also Apply To Non-Drivers (News Channel 5 Nashville)
In most DUI cases, only the driver is charged. Yet, charging the owner of the vehicle, even if they are not driving, tends to happen more often than people realize.
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Top DUI News, May 11th, 2007

Senate gets tough on DUI offenders (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The Ohio Senate passed a bill Thursday requiring Ohioans with multiple DUI convictions to take breath tests when stopped by police, and wear bracelets to monitor alcohol levels through their sweat.
DUI Laws Also Apply To Non-Drivers (News Channel 5 Nashville)
In most DUI cases, only the driver is charged. Yet, charging the owner of the vehicle, even if they are not driving, tends to happen more often than people realize.
May 8: DUI woes (Carroll County Online)
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" manic host Ty Pennington is the latest celeb to be arrested on suspicion of DUI. Pennington immediately responded to the charges, acknowledging an "error in judgment." If only other busted celebs would do the same.
Under Owner-Operator Law McNair Charged With DUI (WKRN Nashville)
While he wasn't behind the wheel, former Tennessee Titans'•˙ quarterback Steve McNair has been charged with DUI. | | McNair and his brother-in-law, Jamie Cartwright, were driving through west Nashville, near Green Hills Wednesday night, when an officer clocked their truck going 44 miles an hour in a 30-mile-an-hour zone. | | When DUI Squad Officer Harold Taylor approached...
Ravens' McNair arrested on DUI charge (FOX 23 News Albany)
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Steve McNair was arrested early Thursday on a DUI charge after allowing his brother-in-law, Jamie Cartwright, to drive his vehicle while allegedly intoxicated.
DUI State Laws and other information (ABC 2 Baltimore)
DUI Laws in Tennessee and Maryland and other information.
Swindal's DUI hearing postponed again (WTSP - Tampa Bay's 10 News)
A hearing in St. Petersburg on a DUI charge against New York Yankees executive Steve Swindal has been postponed for another month.
State DUI Laws and other information (ABC 2 Baltimore)
State DUI Laws and other information
Police say McNair involved in DUI arrest as passenger (The Tennessean)
Former Titans quarterback Steve McNair and a man identified as his brother-in-law were arrested in Nashville early this morning on DUI charges.
Wicomico County Woman Jailed for DUI Crash (WBOC Salisbury)
SALISBURY , Md.- A Wicomico County woman will spend five months in jail for a December 2006 DUI crash that put her 3-year-old child in harm's way.
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Top DUI News, May 10th, 2007

Police say McNair involved in DUI arrest as passenger (The Tennessean)
Former Titans quarterback Steve McNair and a man identified as his brother-in-law were arrested in Nashville early this morning on DUI charges.
Sen. Cooper may have trouble getting DUI charge dismissed (The Tennessean)
MURFREESBORO '•‰ State Sen. Jerry Cooper is scheduled to appear in Rutherford County General Sessions Court Friday to face a DUI charge stemming from a February crash on Interstate 24, where he flipped his sport-utility vehicle.
Ty Pennington charged in DUI arrest (UPI)
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" star Ty Pennington was charged Wednesday with two misdemeanor DUI counts from his weekend arrest in Los Angeles.
Ravens Quarterback Steve McNair Arrested For DUI (WJZ 13 Baltimore)
Ravens quarterback Steve McNair has been arrested for a DUI in Nashville.
Police say McNair involved in DUI arrest as passenger (Fairview Observer)
Former Titans quarterback Steve McNair and a man identified as his brother-in-law were arrested in Nashville early this morning on DUI charges. McNair was a passenger in his vehicle being driven by Cartwright, Foley said.
May 8: DUI woes (Carroll County Online)
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" manic host Ty Pennington is the latest celeb to be arrested on suspicion of DUI. Pennington immediately responded to the charges, acknowledging an "error in judgment." If only other busted celebs would do the same.
Paris Brings In Legal DUI Specialist, Issues Statement (AccessHollywood)
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 9, 2007) -- Following her sentence last Friday of 45 days in the slammer for violating her DUI probation, Paris Hilton has hired a new attorney. The heiress has snapped up DUI-specialist, Richard Hutton from the Southern California based firm Hutton & Wilson and this...
School Bus Driver Charged With DUI (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
A school bus driver has been charged with DUI and 17 counts of endangering children -- but some parents are outraged about her firing.
DUI Charges (2) (The Beaver County Times)
DUI CHARGES Loren C. Murphy, 23, of 27 Temple Road, Aliquippa, around 1 a.m. Saturday along Kennedy Boulevard in Aliquippa. Hopewell Township police reported a blood-alcohol level of 0.176 percent.
Pennington's DUI Charge: L.A. Edition (E! Online)
A crack has emerged in Ty Pennington's foundation. Stemming from his weekend DUI bust, the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" guru was charged Tuesday with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence and willfully operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or higher, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office confirmed to E! Online. Arraignment has been set for June 4 at ...
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Top DUI News, May 9th, 2007

Pennington's DUI Charge: L.A. Edition (E! Online)
A crack has emerged in Ty Pennington's foundation. Stemming from his weekend DUI bust, the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" guru was charged Tuesday with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence and willfully operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or higher, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office confirmed to E! Online. Arraignment has been set for June 4 at ...
Kingsley teacher suspended following DUI arrest (Kingsport Times-News)
KINGSPORT - A Kingsley Elementary School teacher has been suspended after the Tennessee Highway patrol charged her with first offense misdemeanor DUI, one count of misdemeanor implied consent and three counts of felony aggravated assault.
May 8: DUI woes (Carroll County Online)
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" manic host Ty Pennington is the latest celeb to be arrested on suspicion of DUI. Pennington immediately responded to the charges, acknowledging an "error in judgment." If only other busted celebs would do the same.
Dash cam tape from singer's DUI stop released (WKYC Cleveland)
Dash cam tape from singer's DUI stop released
DUI and Good Samaritan Bills Signed Into Law by Governor Gibbons (News 4 Reno)
Bills that would delay the release of DUI suspects and ensure that doctors who offer good-Samaritan services when delivering babies have legal protection have been signed into law by Governor Jim Gibbons.
Ty Pennington busted for DUI (UPI)
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" star Ty Pennington has apologized to fans for his DUI bust in Los Angeles.
Local man arrested for DUI in Middle Smithfield Township (Pocono Record)
An East Stroudsburg man was arrested for DUI on May 5 after a traffic stop by state police. State Police at Swiftwater said that Peter Robert McNeill, 52, was arrested after police saw him driving erratically on Route 402 in Middle Smithfield Township.
Police: Man Hits 7 Cars On Way To 4th DUI Arrest (WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News)
A repeat offender is charged with driving under the influence after police said he turned the roads in Waynesville into a demolition derby.
George Michael pleads guilty in DUI (Planet Out via Yahoo! News)
SUMMARY: "I am perfectly aware that I did something very wrong and got into my car when I was unfit to drive," the star says in court; sentencing is May 30.
Weekend DUI sweep cites 65; no fatalities (Tucson Citizen)
Law officers with the Southern Arizona DUI Task Force stopped 1,028 motorists over the weekend, citing 65 on suspicion of drunken driving.
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Top DUI News, May 8th, 2007

Ty Pennington busted for DUI (UPI)
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" star Ty Pennington has apologized to fans for his DUI bust in Los Angeles.
Gilbert holiday sweep nets 38 DUI arrests (East Valley Tribune)
Gilbert police arrested 38 suspected drunken drivers during the Cinco de Mayo weekend as the department rolled out its new DUI command van designed by officer Rob Targosz, who died while on duty in April 2006.
Nevada laws delay DUI releases, help good Samaritans (Las Vegas Sun)
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Bills that would delay the release of DUI suspects and ensure that doctors who offer good-Samaritan services when delivering babies have legal protection were signed into law Monday by Gov. Jim Gibbons.
Bills that would delay the release of DUI suspects and ensure that doctors who offer good-Samaritan services when ... (KOLO 8 Reno)
AB8 prevents DUI suspects from being released until they are below a 0.04 percent blood-alcohol level, or a 12-hour hold in the case of a driver under the influence of drugs.
Ty Pennington Arrested for DUI (WABC-TV New York)
Ty Pennington, host of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of DUI according to the LAPD.
Ty Pennington busted for DUI (Moldova.org)
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition star Ty Pennington has apologized to fans for his DUI bust in Los Angeles.Pennington was booked in an LA jail Saturday.He told E! Online he made an error in judgment. He said his arrest was a wake-up call.Pennington won two Emmy awards as host of the home-improvement show.In an apology to his fans -- and to ABC Television -- Pennington said he was sorry for the ...
Mother Speaks Out on DUI Laws (CBS 6 Richmond)
A woman who lost her son in a suspected drunk driving accident is pushing for tougher DUI laws in Virginia. Matthew Fuller died March 11 when another car slammed into his at the intersection of Broad Street and Boulevard.
'Makeover' Host Ty Pennington Arrested For DUI (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" host Ty Pennington was arrested over the weekend on a misdemeanor DUI charge in Los Angeles. More Entertainment News SLIDESHOWS: View The Day's Top Photos VIDEO: Watch The Latest News
65 cited in S Az sweep; no DUI traffic deaths (Tucson Citizen)
Law officers with the Southern Arizona DUI Task Force stopped 1,028 motorists over the weekend, citing 65 on suspicion of drunken driving.
Sobriety checkpoint nets six DUI arrests (Akron Beacon Journal)
The Summit County OVI Task Force netted six DUI arrests at a sobriety checkpoint set up in Akron over the weekend. In all, 1,591 vehicles passed through the checkpoint at East Exchange and Sumner streets from 8 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday.
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Top DUI News, May 7th, 2007

Sobriety checkpoint nets six DUI arrests (Akron Beacon Journal)
The Summit County OVI Task Force netted six DUI arrests at a sobriety checkpoint set up in Akron over the weekend. In all, 1,591 vehicles passed through the checkpoint at East Exchange and Sumner streets from 8 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday.
Rapid City police seek man on eluding, DUI charges (Rapid City Journal)
RAPID CITY '•‰ A felony arrest warrant has been issued for Matthew Harold Iron, charging him with aggravated eluding by fleeing a law enforcement officer and DUI.
46,490 nabbed in '06 DUI arrests (The Patriot-News)
The typical drunken driver is a single white man, age 34, with an income of $31,000, who is returning from a bar between midnight and 4 a.m. on a Saturday, according to statistics from the Pennsylvania DUI Association.
DUI records for April 2007 (Napa Valley Register)
DUI records for April 2007 The Napa Valley Register publishes monthly statistics on arrests and convictions for driving under the influence in Napa County. Statistics are published the first Monday of each month.
Holes found in some DUI records (Florida Today)
A paperwork lapse leaves DUI convictions off some drivers' records, which could lead to more lenient treatment by police and insurance companies and perhaps even inaccurate criminal charges being filed against the drivers for subsequent DUI arrests.
What can we do about repeat DUI cases? (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
With 36,000 Ohio drivers stacking up five or more DUI offenses, the essential issue, for the repeat offenders themselves, isn't the driving. It's the drinking.
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.
State trooper honored for number of DUI arrests (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Indiana State Trooper Christopher Keeton graduated from Indiana University Southeast with a degree in accounting but walked away from spreadsheets and put on a badge when he joined the state police four years ago.
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.
Legislator's tentative plea deal in DUI case scrapped (The Arizona Republic)
PHOENIX - A plea deal has fallen apart for a state lawmaker who was arrested six weeks ago on suspicion of drunken driving.

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