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Top DUI News Week of May 14th - May 20th

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Top DUI News, May 20th, 2007

Checkpoints garner DUI arrest, citations (The Bismarck Tribune)
Sobriety checkpoints in Burleigh and Morton counties netted one DUI arrest in Burleigh County and 11 other citations in Morton County. The North Dakota Highway Patrol and the sheriffs' offices of each county conducted the checkpoints.
New law for DUI offenders (FOX 10 Phoenix)
The governor signed a bill into law that gets tough on all drunk drivers here in Arizona. Anyone convicted of a DUI must now have an interlock device...
Ravens QB won't be distracted by DUI charge in Tenn (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
Baltimore Ravens veteran quarterback Steve McNair says he won't be distracted by a pending DUI charge in Nashville. McNair, a former Tennessee Titan, commented today (Thursday) at the Ravens' voluntary minicamp.
DUI stated as cause of fatal crash (The Herald News)
DUI stated as cause of fatal crash
New DUI law requires ignition interlocks (Tucson Citizen)
Gov. Janet Napolitano on Friday signed into law a drunken-driving sentencing bill that requires DUI offenders to install and use ignition interlocks on their vehicles for at least a year after resuming driving.
Man Gets 10-Year Term for DUI Death (The Signal)
SAN FERNANDO - Six months after the death of Saugus High School graduate Jerrod W. Miyaki following an early morning DUI collision, Steve Chiang, 25, was sentenced to 10 years in a state prison after pleading no contest to felony charges of gross vehicular manslaughter.
Arizona DUI Offenders Get New Mandate For Breath-Testers (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
PHOENIX - A drunken-driving sentencing bill signed into law by Gov. Janet Napolitano means first-time DUI offenders will have to install and use breath-testing ignition interlocks on their vehicles for at least a year after resuming driving.
Arizona DUI offenders get new mandate for breath-testers (KVOA Tucson)
PHOENIX -- A drunken-driving sentencing bill signed into law by Gov. Janet Napolitano means first-time DUI offenders will have to install and use breath-testing ignition interlocks on...
McNair Not Distracted by DUI Charge (ABC News)
Ravens' Steve McNair on DUI Charge: What Happened in Tennessee Stays in Tennessee
DUI suspect update (WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence)
The man accused of driving drunk and killing two women in a car crash near Surfside Beach will not have to go on trial for a previous DUI arrest.
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Top DUI, May 19th, 2007

New DUI law requires ignition interlocks (Tucson Citizen)
Gov. Janet Napolitano on Friday signed into law a drunken-driving sentencing bill that requires DUI offenders to install and use ignition interlocks on their vehicles for at least a year after resuming driving.
Man Gets 10-Year Term for DUI Death (The Signal)
SAN FERNANDO - Six months after the death of Saugus High School graduate Jerrod W. Miyaki following an early morning DUI collision, Steve Chiang, 25, was sentenced to 10 years in a state prison after pleading no contest to felony charges of gross vehicular manslaughter.
Arizona DUI Offenders Get New Mandate For Breath-Testers (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
PHOENIX - A drunken-driving sentencing bill signed into law by Gov. Janet Napolitano means first-time DUI offenders will have to install and use breath-testing ignition interlocks on their vehicles for at least a year after resuming driving.
Arizona DUI offenders get new mandate for breath-testers (KVOA Tucson)
PHOENIX -- A drunken-driving sentencing bill signed into law by Gov. Janet Napolitano means first-time DUI offenders will have to install and use breath-testing ignition interlocks on...
McNair Not Distracted by DUI Charge (ABC News)
Ravens' Steve McNair on DUI Charge: What Happened in Tennessee Stays in Tennessee
DUI suspect update (WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence)
The man accused of driving drunk and killing two women in a car crash near Surfside Beach will not have to go on trial for a previous DUI arrest.
DUI convicts must test breath for alcohol before starting cars (12 News Phoenix)
Convicted of DUI? Expect to spend the next year testing your breath for alcohol each time you start your car. Gov. Janet Napolitano Friday signed a bill into law that will require all convicted drunken drivers to have ignition-interlock devices installed in their vehicles.
All DUI's Get 1-Year Breath Tests (CBS 5 Phoenix)
Gov. Janet Napolitano approves a bill that requires all DUI offenders to install ignition interlock devices on their vehicles. 2 p.m.
Governor signs DUI bill requiring breath testers (KTVK Phoenix)
PHOENIX -- Gov. Janet Napolitano has signed into law a drunken-driving sentencing bill that requires first-time DUI offenders to use ignition interlocks on their vehicles for at least a year after resuming driving.
AZ governor signs DUI bill requiring breath testers on vehicles (KVOA Tucson)
PHOENIX -- Gov. Janet Napolitano on Friday signed into law a drunken-driving sentencing bill that requires DUI offenders to install and use ignition interlocks on their vehicles for at...
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Top DUI News, May 18th, 2007

McNair Not Distracted by DUI Charge (ABC News)
Ravens' Steve McNair on DUI Charge: What Happened in Tennessee Stays in Tennessee
Oberle seeks to toughen DUI fines, increase penalties for repeat drunken drivers (The Daily Times)
A bill to increase fines for drunken driving and create tougher penalties for repeat offenders has been introduced in the state House. House Bill 173, sponsored by Rep. William Oberle Jr., R-Beechers Lot, would boost the fines for DUI -- with a top fine of up to $15,000 for a seventh offense.
Police Setting Up DUI Sobriety Checkpoint (WPLG Click10.com via Yahoo! News)
The Miami Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint Friday in an effort to curb drivers who are under the influence of alcohol, according to police officials.
Bill will mark DUI offender's licenses (KTVA Anchorage)
Another provision of the crime bill that's been sent to Governor Palin for her signature makes it tougher for those ordered NOT to drink alcohol as part of their DUI conviction to buy it.
McNair Says He Needs To Focus On Team, Not DUI (WJZ 13 Baltimore)
Ravens quarterback Steve McNair says he's focusing on the team's pre-season preparations right now, not on his legal case in Tennessee. Mike Hellgren Has The Latest From Owings Mills Web Extra: Steve McNair Discusses DUI And Upcoming Season
Ravens QB won't be distracted by DUI charge in Tenn (FOX 10 Mobile)
Associated Press - May 17, 2007 4:14 PM ET Baltimore Ravens veteran quarterback Steve McNair says he won't be distracted by a pending DUI charge in Nashville.
Ravens QB won't be distracted by DUI charge in Tenn (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
Baltimore Ravens veteran quarterback Steve McNair says he won't be distracted by a pending DUI charge in Nashville. McNair, a former Tennessee Titan, commented today (Thursday) at the Ravens' voluntary minicamp.
Ravens QB won't be distracted by DUI charge in Tenn (News Channel 5 Nashville)
Associated Press - May 17, 2007 4:05 PM ET Baltimore Ravens veteran quarterback Steve McNair says he won't be distracted by a pending DUI charge in Nashville.
West City man arrested for alleged DUI (Benton Evening News)
A West City man whose license was suspended in 1998 after a previous DUI conviction was arrested on similar charges Tuesday afternoon.
Sutton driver cited for DUI (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
SUTTON -- Twenty-eight-year-old Jason Korpi was cited for DUI on May 8 around 1 a.m. after Vermont State Police stopped him for a motor vehicle violation, police said. ...
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Top DUI News, May 17th, 2007

Sutton driver cited for DUI (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
SUTTON -- Twenty-eight-year-old Jason Korpi was cited for DUI on May 8 around 1 a.m. after Vermont State Police stopped him for a motor vehicle violation, police said. ...
A few Naperville officers equal a lot of DUI' arrests (Daily Herald)
One Naperville police officer was responsible for 11 percent of the city's drunken driving arrests in 2006. Officer Robert Maloney, who is routinely among the top DUI enforcers in the state, tallied 92 of the city's 808 drunk driving arrests last year.
Seattle officer accused of DUI (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
A 42-year-old Seattle police officer is facing DUI and other charges in Snohomish County after being accused of crashing his personal motorcycle into a van this past weekend and then running into woods in an attempt to hide.
First DUI Will Mean an Interlock Device According to Bill (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
Your first DUI will mean blowing into a tube to start your car, under a bill headed for the governor's desk. Tempe lawmaker David Shapira amended a DUI bill to require a one-year ignition interlock for a first conviction.
Appeals Court upholds Madison Co. DUI homicide conviction (FOX 10 Mobile)
Associated Press - May 16, 2007 11:44 AM ET A man's 2003 DUI homicide conviction is being upheld by the state Court of Appeals. Adrian Travis was sentenced to 25 years in prison with 15...
Man convicted of 6th DUI (Billings Gazette)
A man acquitted three years ago of involuntary manslaughter for a drunken-driving wreck has been convicted in District Court of his sixth DUI.
Lawmakers pass tough new DUI measure (KTVK Phoenix)
Lawmakers have passed a bill that would make Arizona the second state in the country to order first-time DUI offenders to use an ignition interlock device.
Man jailed for 4 DUI offenses in 6 weeks (The Sentinel)
An Orrstown man remains in Franklin County Jail today after he was charged Sunday with his fourth DUI offense in the past six weeks.
Don't drink and drive here: City's DUI arrests 2nd in state (Rockford Register Star)
ROCKFORD '•‰ An 8.9 percent increase in DUI arrests by Rockford police in one year can be spun a couple of ways:
Man Gets 1 Year In Fatal DUI (WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News)
A man convicted of driving drunk and killing a mother of two will spend one year in prison.
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Top DUI News, May 16th, 2007

Bill requiring interlocks in DUI cases advances (Tucson Citizen)
Arizona lawmakers have agreed to require DUI offenders to use ignition interlocks on their vehicles for at least a year after resuming driving.
Don't drink and drive here: City's DUI arrests 2nd in state (Rockford Register Star)
ROCKFORD '•‰ An 8.9 percent increase in DUI arrests by Rockford police in one year can be spun a couple of ways:
Eight suburbs tops in DUI' arrests (Daily Herald)
SPRINGFIELD '•‰ Suburban cops were among the most prolific in the state at busting drunken drivers in 2006, according to a report released this week tracking DUI arrests in Illinois.
Man convicted of 6th DUI (Billings Gazette)
A man acquitted three years ago of involuntary manslaughter for a drunken-driving wreck has been convicted in District Court of his sixth DUI.
Man jailed for 4 DUI offenses in 6 weeks (The Sentinel)
An Orrstown man remains in Franklin County Jail today after he was charged Sunday with his fourth DUI offense in the past six weeks.
Lawmakers Okay DUI Ignition Interlock Bill (CBS 5 Phoenix)
A bill heads to the governor requiring first-time DUI offenders to use ignition interlocks on their vehicles for at least a year. 1 p.m.
Man in Fatal Train Crash Charged With DUI Manslaughter (First Coast News)
LAND O'LAKES, FL (AP) -- The Land O'Lakes man authorities say was responsible for a train crash that killed an 8-year-old boy has been charged with DUI manslaughter.
Sams acquitted of DUI (Sports Illustrated)
Baltimore Ravens return specialist B.J. Sams was acquitted of driving under the influence and negligent driving charges in district court Tuesday.
Man in fatal train crash charged with DUI manslaughter (FOX 10 Mobile)
Associated Press - May 15, 2007 10:44 AM ET The Land O'Lakes man authorities say was responsible for a train crash that killed an 8-year-old boy has been charged with DUI manslaughter.
DUI Charges (4) (The Beaver County Times)
DUI CHARGES Benjamin P. Evans, 35, of 53 Oak St., East Palestine, Ohio, in an accident around 9 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of Penn Avenue in New Brighton when borough police said Evans' vehicle hit the back of a parked vehicle, forcing it into a second parked vehicle.
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Top DUI News, May 15th, 2007

DUI task force arrests 45, including 4 under age 21 (The Arizona Daily Star via Yahoo! News)
The Southern Arizona DUI Task Force arrested 45 people during a weekend deployment.
"Methadonians" are DUI VIPs (Scoop.co.nz)
Road Safety Group Candor Trust is outraged by yesterdays Judicial offering of ''quite possibly the worlds tiniest ever jail sentence for homicide while driving under the influence (DUI),'' in the Christchurch Court.
Charges dropped against detective suspected of DUI (KXLY-TV Spokane)
SPOKANE -- DUI charges against a Spokane Police detective stemming from a recent traffic stop have been dropped.
Eve Opens Up About Singing On New LP, Her DUI Arrest, Hip-Hop Lyrics (MTV Music Television)
Eve opens up about singing on her new LP, the debate over hip-hop lyrics and her recent DUI arrest.
Ravens QB Faces Court Date for DUI Charge (BET.com)
Posted May 14, 2007 '•„ Baltimore Ravens quarterback Steve McNair is in the hot seat over DUI charges in Tennessee -- even though the NFL star wasn't in the driver's seat during the alleged offense, the Baltimore Sun reports.
DUI Charges (3) (The Beaver County Times)
DUI CHARGES Donald Littell, 68, of 1055 Old Route 18, Wampum, around 4:15 p.m. May 5 in the 5200 block of Fifth Avenue in Koppel. Borough police reported Littell had a blood-alcohol content of 0.177 percent.
Weekend DUI sweep brings 45 arrests (Tucson Citizen)
Southern Arizona DUI Task Force officers stopped 1,383 motorists Friday and Saturday nights, arresting 45 of them on suspicion of drunken driving, the task force said in a summary.
DUI Charge (The Beaver County Times)
DUI CHARGE Imperial resident Kimberly Ann Stein, 37, no street address given, after a traffic stop on the Beaver Valley Expressway in Potter Township around 11:35 p.m. Friday.
DUI cases dominate the docket (Great Falls Tribune)
It sounded like a good idea. Great Falls officials decided to get tough on DUI and city commissioners ordered city prosecutors to stop making pre-trial plea deals with alleged drunken drivers.
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.
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Top DUI News, May 14th, 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.
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.
Guernsey County leads state in DUI convictions (Daily and Sunday Jeffersonian)
When it comes to convictions for individuals driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Guernsey County led Ohio in per capita DUI convictions during 2006 with a rate of 8.2 convictions per 1,000 residents.
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.
Man charged for DUI after crashing roadblock (Honolulu Advertiser)
A driver who crashed through a roadblock at a critical motor vehicle accident scene early yesterday was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant.
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.
Ohio needs to toughen DUI laws (Coshocton Tribune)
Why do we continue to tolerate drunks who drive, crash and kill people? 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.

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