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Top DUI News Week of November 19th - November 25th

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Top DUI News, November 25th, 2007

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Penalties in similar DUI cases differ by more than a year Open this result in new window
Sun-Sentinel - Nov 24 10:24 PM
Our justice system can be curiously inconsistent. Take, for instance, the case of two habitual drunk drivers. One comes from a well-known local family. The other is an obscure 65-year-old man. Both caused injuries after getting behind the wheel intoxicated. Both had multiple prior offenses. Both pleaded no contest to felony DUI.
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DUI Task Force in Tempe Open this result in new window
FOX 10 Phoenix - Nov 24 4:54 PM
The amount of people killed each year in Arizona in drunk driving crashes continues to rise in Arizona. Between 2005 and 2006, the number of alcohol-related deaths increased 9% in the state. Fox 10's Miriam Garcia is in Tempe, where the DUI task force is out for the holiday weekend......
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DUI Task Force in Tempe Open this result in new window
FOX 10 Phoenix - Nov 24 4:40 PM
The amount of people killed each year in Arizona in drunk driving crashes continues to rise in Arizona. Between 2005 and 2006, the number of alcohol-related deaths increased 9% in the state. Fox 10's Andrew Hasbun is in Tempe, where a DUI task force is about to begin for the holidays......
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Washoe County establishes DUI court Open this result in new window
Nevada Appeal - Nov 24 12:12 AM
RENO A new program being established in Washoe County will provide third-time DUI offenders a chance to participate in an intense, court-supervised treatment program instead of going to prison.
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DUI convictions can't be erased Open this result in new window
Ashland City Times - Nov 24 12:02 AM
What can a drug user, wife beater and burglar do that someone convicted of driving under the influence can't? Under Tennessee law, all but DUI offenders are eligible to have their criminal records wiped clean.
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Lost' Actor Enters Plea in DUI Case Open this result in new window
KHNL News 8 Honolulu - Nov 23 10:14 PM
HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Daniel Dae Kim, an actor on the hit TV series Lost, entered a plea in his DUI case Friday. Kim's lawyer enters a not guilty plea at the arraignment, even though the actor issued a public apology after his arrest.
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Grady County man killed in DUI crash Open this result in new window
Thomasville Times-Enterprise - Nov 23 9:13 PM
THOMASVILLE Ö A DUI-related automobile accident left one Grady County man dead Wednesday. Edward Smith, 53, was traveling on Hadley Ferry Road around 3 a.m., just outside the Cairo city limits.
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Holiday DUI task force under way Open this result in new window
East Valley Tribune - 2 hours, 16 minutes ago
Of the 71 people arrested Friday across Arizona on the first night of a holiday campaign to collar drunken drivers, more than a third were caught in Tempe.
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'Lost' actor pleads not guilty to DUI Open this result in new window
Digital Spy - Nov 24 2:57 AM
Lost actor Daniel Dae Kim pleads not guilty to a DUI charge.
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Prosecutor Known For Trying DUI Cases Faces DUI Charges Open this result in new window
NBC 4 Los Angeles - Nov 23 6:37 AM
A Shasta County deputy district attorney who specializes in prosecuting drunken driving cases now faces DUI charges herself.
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Top DUI News, November 24th, 2007

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Washoe County establishes DUI court Open this result in new window
Nevada Appeal - Nov 24 12:12 AM
RENO A new program being established in Washoe County will provide third-time DUI offenders a chance to participate in an intense, court-supervised treatment program instead of going to prison.
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DUI convictions can't be erased Open this result in new window
Ashland City Times - Nov 24 12:02 AM
What can a drug user, wife beater and burglar do that someone convicted of driving under the influence can't? Under Tennessee law, all but DUI offenders are eligible to have their criminal records wiped clean.
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Lost' Actor Enters Plea in DUI Case Open this result in new window
KHNL News 8 Honolulu - Nov 23 10:14 PM
HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Daniel Dae Kim, an actor on the hit TV series Lost, entered a plea in his DUI case Friday. Kim's lawyer enters a not guilty plea at the arraignment, even though the actor issued a public apology after his arrest.
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Grady County man killed in DUI crash Open this result in new window
Thomasville Times-Enterprise - Nov 23 9:13 PM
THOMASVILLE ÷ A DUI-related automobile accident left one Grady County man dead Wednesday. Edward Smith, 53, was traveling on Hadley Ferry Road around 3 a.m., just outside the Cairo city limits.
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'Lost' actor pleads not guilty to DUI Open this result in new window
Digital Spy - Nov 24 2:57 AM
Lost actor Daniel Dae Kim pleads not guilty to a DUI charge.
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Prosecutor Known For Trying DUI Cases Faces DUI Charges Open this result in new window
NBC 4 Los Angeles - Nov 23 6:37 AM
A Shasta County deputy district attorney who specializes in prosecuting drunken driving cases now faces DUI charges herself.
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Des Plaines On Pace To Match '06 DUI Arrests Open this result in new window
Des Plaines Journal - Nov 23 2:21 PM
The Des Plaines Police Dept. is on pace this year to match its total number of arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) from 2006, according to statistics provided by the department.
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Woman crashes car into pole, arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
ABC 15 Phoenix - Nov 23 8:21 AM
A woman lost control of her vehicle and crashed it into a light pole in Phoenix late Thursday. She was not seriously hurt, but police say the woman was under the influence of alcohol and was arrested for DUI.
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Ill. cop charged with DUI in fatal crash Open this result in new window
AP via Yahoo! News - Nov 23 6:18 PM
A police officer charged with drunken driving in a car wreck that killed two men and injured a third was assigned to desk duty pending an internal investigation, a police spokesman said Friday.
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Holiday DUI Patrols Under Way Open this result in new window
CBS 5 Phoenix - Nov 23 4:31 AM
Southeast Valley police, with help from DPS and MCSO, launch a DUI saturation patrol, kicking-off a season-long statewide crackdown.
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Top DUI News, November 22nd, 2007

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Police on Patrol for DUI's Open this result in new window
FOX 40 Binghamton - 1 hour, 34 minutes ago
For some, the holiday means a bit of extra celebration of the alcoholic sort. But area law enforcement are urging travelers to be responsible when it comes to drinking and driving. Extra DUI and DWI check points will be set up around the state. Even with the extra patrols, Binghamton Patrol Officer Mike Chalson says Thanksgiving isn't the worst holiday for DWI arrests. "The New Year's holiday is ...
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DUI patrol set for Friday in Delaware County Open this result in new window
The Herald Bulletin - Nov 21 4:10 PM
The Indiana State Police will conduct a DUI enforcement patrol within Delaware County, on Friday evening and the early morning hours of Saturday.
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Mike Tyson released after serving 1-day DUI sentence Open this result in new window
KJCT 8 Grand Junction - Nov 21 11:41 AM
PHOENIX (AP) - Mike Tyson is a free man today after serving his 24-hour DUI sentence in an Arizona jail. The former heavyweight champ passed time behind bars by snacking on sloppy joes and reading the mobster epic "American Gangster."
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Mike Tyson released after serving 1-day DUI sentence Open this result in new window
KFDA-TV Amarillo - Nov 21 11:35 AM
Associated Press - November 21, 2007 2:23 PM ET PHOENIX (AP) - Mike Tyson is a free man today after serving his 24-hour DUI sentence in an Arizona jail.
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Family of DUI Victim Mourns Daughter During Holiday Open this result in new window
WVLT-TV Knoxville - Nov 21 3:15 PM
As police step up efforts to keep roads safer during the holidays, a recent deadly crash involving an alleged drunk driver with a long history of DUIās has led to calls for tougher drunk driving laws.
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Rep. Briley's DUI Case Sent To Grand Jury Open this result in new window
WKRN Nashville - Nov 21 2:47 PM
The case against Nashville State Representative Rob Briley was sent to a Wilson County grand jury on Wednesday. | | Briley appeared in court to waive his right to a preliminary hearing | | He is accused of evading arrest and several misdemeanors that include DUI and vandalism stemming from a chase with lawmen through Wilson and DeKalb counties on September 9. | | Briley was arrested after...
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Tyson Released After 1-Day DUI Sentence Open this result in new window
Fox 12 Oregon - Nov 21 1:04 PM
PHOENIX -- Mike Tyson is a free man Wednesday after serving his 24-hour DUI sentence in an Arizona jail. The former heavyweight champ passed time behind bars by snacking on sloppy joes and reading the mobster epic "American Gangster."
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DUI arrests drop 54.6 percent Open this result in new window
Saipan Tribune - Nov 21 6:01 AM
Fewer people are being arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol in the CNMI this year compared to previous years. According to the Department of Public Safety yesterday, beginning January up to October 2007 there were 227 DUI arrests on Saipan, one on Tinian, and one on Rota.
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Mundelein trustee facing DUI charges Open this result in new window
Daily Herald - Nov 21 6:48 AM
A Mundelein trustee is facing DUI charges stemming from an arrest last week, authorities said Tuesday.
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RAGE PAGE: Tell Us What You Think About Councilman Reed's Second DUI Arrest Open this result in new window
19 Action News Cleveland - Nov 21 6:05 AM
Cleveland, OH - 19 Action News wants to know what you think about Cleveland City Councilman Zach Reed's second DUI arrest in two years. Reed was last arrested for DUI in 2005 - then jailed after violating probation in 2006 when our exclusive undercover footage showed him violating court orders. Now - Zach Reed arrested again for OVI this morning. Should he be stripped of his Councilman ...
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Top DUI News, November 21st, 2007

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Law enforcement begins holiday DUI crackdown statewide Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - Nov 20 4:56 PM
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety announced Tuesday that 17 DUI task forces are hitting the streets and highways once again in hopes of reducing alcohol-related traffic fatalities.
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MADD wants to stiffen Alabama's DUI law Open this result in new window
NBC 15 Mobile - Nov 20 6:03 PM
There's a group that wants to change Alabama's law for Driver Under the Influence - DUI. NBC 15's Andrea Ramey reports Mothers Against Drunk Driving wants the Legislature to stiffen...
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Mike Tyson sentenced to one day behind bars for drug possession, DUI Open this result in new window
ANI via Yahoo! India News - Nov 20 9:25 AM
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Boxer Mike Tyson has been sentenced to one day in jail and three years' probation, after he pleaded guilty to charges of drug possession and driving under the influence (DUI) in a 2006 case. Tyson, who had been arrested during a traffic stop outside a Scottsdale, Arizona club last year (06), submitted his plea at a hearing in September (07) after he was charged ...
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Deputies try to serve 120 DUI arrest warrants Open this result in new window
Daily Press - Nov 20 5:52 PM
VICTORVILLE ÷ In an effort to get the jump on holiday drunken drivers, the San Bernardino County Sheriffās Victorville station, in conjunction with officers from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, attempted to serve 120 DUI arrest warrants Tuesday.
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Mike Tyson reports to jail for a one day DUI sentence Open this result in new window
WSYR 9 Syracuse - Nov 20 10:45 AM
Mike Tyson has reported to an Arizona jail to serve a one-day sentence for a DUI conviction.
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Mike Tyson reports to jail for a one day DUI sentence Open this result in new window
WLBT 3 Jackson - Nov 20 10:35 AM
PHOENIX (AP) - Mike Tyson has reported to an Arizona jail to serve a 1-day sentence for a DUI conviction. The former heavyweight champ pleaded guilty in September to cocaine possession and driving under the influence and was sentenced yesterday.
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Mike Tyson reports to jail for a one day DUI sentence Open this result in new window
KFDA-TV Amarillo - Nov 20 10:35 AM
Associated Press - November 20, 2007 1:23 PM ET PHOENIX (AP) - Mike Tyson has reported to an Arizona jail to serve a 1-day sentence for a DUI conviction.
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Mike Tyson reports to jail for a one day DUI sentence Open this result in new window
ABC 15 Phoenix - Nov 20 10:36 AM
PHOENIX (AP) - Mike Tyson has reported to an Arizona jail to serve a one-day sentence for a DUI conviction. The former heavyweight champ pleaded guilty in September to cocaine possession and driving under the influence and was sentenced yesterday.
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Boxing: Tyson serving one-day sentence for DUI Open this result in new window
Honolulu Advertiser - Nov 20 10:02 AM
PHOENIX ÷ Mike Tyson reported to jail today to serve his one-day sentence for a DUI conviction. The former heavyweight champion will be at Tent City, an open-air jail near a dog pound and junk yard.
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Bucs linebacker June arrested on suspicion of DUI Open this result in new window
Bradenton Herald - Nov 20 2:46 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Cato June was arrested for suspicion of DUI early Monday morning after being pulled over for a traffic violation on Dale Mabry Highway just north of Raymond James Stadium.
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Top DUI News, November 20th, 2007

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Tyson's DUI sentence: a day in jail Open this result in new window
The Charlotte Observer - 1 hour, 35 minutes ago
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson could have gotten more than four years in prison. He left the courtroom having to serve one day. He was sentenced Monday for cocaine possession and driving under the influence. Tyson, 41, will serve his day in jail today for DUI. He received three years of probation for the cocaine charge and also will have to pay a fine, submit to drug testing and serve ...
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Man shot by police reportedly had prior DUI, reckless driving charges Open this result in new window
NBC 12 Richmond - 1 hour, 25 minutes ago
The man shot and killed by a state trooper Sunday in Stafford County has reportedly had run-ins with the law before. The Fredricksburg Free Lance-Star reports Marc Greenberg, 41, had prior convictions of DUI, reckless driving and drug possession.
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Slain Stafford motorist possessed DUI record Open this result in new window
Richmond Times-Dispatch - Nov 19 11:02 PM
A motorist fatally shot by a state trooper along Interstate 95 in Stafford County during the weekend had been convicted of multiple DUI and reckless-driving charges, court records show.
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36 arrested on Big Island for DUI Open this result in new window
Honolulu Advertiser - Nov 20 2:47 AM
Big Island police arrested 36 motorists for drunk driving from Nov. 7 to Nov. 19, raising the number of DUI arrests on the island to 1,206 in 2007 compared to 1,103 at the same time last year.
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Man arrested in DUI after girl struck Open this result in new window
Reno Gazette-Journal - Nov 20 1:52 AM
A Reno man was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony DUI after police accused him of hitting a 14-year-old girl in a downtown crosswalk and driving around her to leave the accident scene.
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E. Hardwick man cited for DUI Open this result in new window
The Barre Montpelier Times Argus - Nov 20 1:34 AM
MONTPELIER -- Vermont State Police arrested 25-year-old James Lovinsky, of East Hardwick, for DUI on Main Street as he approached his parked vehicle just before 2 a.m. on Nov. 18. ...
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DUI offender held after fatal crash Open this result in new window
The Barre Montpelier Times Argus - Nov 20 12:14 AM
BURLINGTON -- A man who lost his driver's license for life after his third drunk driving conviction pleaded not guilty Monday to a fourth DUI charge for an Interstate 89 crash that killed a passenger in another vehicle. ... - By WILSON RING The Associated Press
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Two Arrested In DUI Records Scheme Open this result in new window
CBS 13 Sacramento - Nov 19 11:50 PM
An employee of the Sacramento County Superior Court was arrested on charges of falsifying DUI records, said the District Attorney. He and another person are suspected of taking money to "take care of" court records in seven DUI cases.
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Police make 17 DUI arrests Open this result in new window
Rapid City Journal - Nov 19 11:43 PM
RAPID CITY -- A DUI saturation patrol Saturday night in Rapid City resulted in 156 traffic stops and 17 DUI arrests.
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Repeat DUI offender ordered held after fatal wreck Open this result in new window
Boston Globe - Nov 19 12:45 PM
A man who lost his driver's license for life after his third drunk driving conviction pleaded not guilty Monday to a fourth DUI charge for an Interstate 89 crash that killed a passenger in another vehicle.
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Top DUI News, November 19th, 2007

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Salinas DUI checkpoint handing out turkeys to sober drivers Open this result in new window
The Fresno Bee - 1 hour, 52 minutes ago
Sober drivers passing through a DUI checkpoint in Salinas will be getting the bird.
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Salinas DUI checkpoint handing out turkeys to sober drivers Open this result in new window
The Daily Comet - 1 hour, 52 minutes ago
SALINAS, Calif. Sober drivers passing through a DUI checkpoint in Salinas will be getting the bird. Up to 300 turkeys will be given to drivers who successfully pass through the sobriety checkpoint Tuesday. The location for the DUI checkpoint isn't being disclosed.
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Teen Hits, Kills Own Stepbrother In DUI Crash, Flees Scene Open this result in new window
WFTV 9 Orlando - 1 hour, 22 minutes ago
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. -- Florida Highway Patrol troopers said a drunk driver hit and killed his own stepbrother. Anthony Ramirez, 19, is in jail on DUI manslaughter charges. Investigators said he swerved into oncoming traffic Sunday on the Osceola Parkway.
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Police to operate DUI checkpoint Open this result in new window
The Western Star - Nov 19 2:03 AM
The Butler County DUI Task Force announced today that officers, deputies and troopers would operate a low-manpower DUI checkpoint in Hamilton this week.
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Salinas DUI checkpoint handing out turkeys to sober drivers Open this result in new window
KESQ Palm Springs - 1 hour, 37 minutes ago
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) - Sober drivers passing through a DUI checkpoint in Salinas will be getting the bird. Up to 300 turkeys will be given to drivers who successfully pass through the sobriety checkpoint Tuesday. The location for the DUI checkpoint isn't being disclosed.
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Man Charged With DUI In SW Suburban Crash Open this result in new window
CBS 2 Chicago - Nov 18 6:27 PM
An Orland Park man was charged with a DUI after causing a crash that resulted in him being ejected from his vehicle Saturday on the Stevenson Expressway.
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Bucs LB Cato June Arrested, Charged With DUI Open this result in new window
The Tampa Tribune - 2 hours, 39 minutes ago
TAMPA ö Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Cato June was arrested early this morning and charged with driving under the influence.
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Getting a DUI Could Get You on a Billboard Open this result in new window
KTAR 92.3 Phoenix - 1 hour, 43 minutes ago
Make sure you're stone cold sober when you leave your holiday get-together or your mugshot could be pasted all over Valley freeways and streets on billboards.
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DUI patrols, ĪClick It or Ticketā campaign efforts look to make holiday driving safer Open this result in new window
Williamsport Sun Gazette - 4 minutes ago
Roads will be closely monitored by area police agencies striving to make the highways safer during the Thanksgiving season. There will be roving patrols to find drivers under the influence of intoxicants from today through the holiday weekend, Old Lycoming Township Police Chief William Solomon said.
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45 busts start DUI season Open this result in new window
Honolulu Star-Bulletin - Nov 19 3:41 AM
Police looking for intoxicated drivers have gotten a jump on the holiday season, arresting 45 people over the weekend and promising surprise roadblocks in the weeks ahead.

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