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Top DUI News Week of October 15th - October 21st

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Top DUI News, October 21st, 2007

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5 DUI arrests during checkpoint Open this result in new window
The News-Press - Oct 20 9:45 AM
The Lee County Sheriff's Office made five DUI arrests Friday night during a sobriety checkpoint.
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City Council candidate Velazquez pleads not guilty to DUI Open this result in new window
KING 5 Seattle - Oct 20 2:47 PM
City Council candidate Venus Velazquez apologized to her supporters and said she accepts responsibility for "driving and not taking a cab" on the night she was cited for DUI.
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Velazquez spins DUI bust, but will voters buy it? Open this result in new window
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Oct 19 9:17 PM
The City Council candidate, busted for a DUI, tried to spin her arrest every which way. Venus Velazquez now says she's sorry. The public might forgive -- it won't forget.
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Sterling golf coach charged with DUI Open this result in new window
SaukValley.com - Oct 20 6:37 AM
A Sterling High School golf coach was charged with DUI while on a trip to the girls' state golf tournament in Carbondale last weekend, Williamson County electronic court records show.
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Council candidate Velázquez pleads not guilty to DUI Open this result in new window
Seattle Times - Oct 21 12:19 AM
With her husband at her side, Seattle City Council candidate Venus Velázquez apologized Saturday for the circumstances that led to...
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Woman Charged With DUI After Hitting Bank Open this result in new window
WYFF 4 Greenville - Oct 19 7:05 PM
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A woman was charged with drunken driving after her car slammed into a Travelers Rest bank branch on Friday afternoon. Troopers said that Rita Chandler, 50, was charged with DUI.
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Casper on track for record DUI numbers Open this result in new window
Casper Star-Tribune - Oct 21 1:19 AM
Casper police remain on pace to make a record number of drunken driving arrests this year.
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DUI offenders get break?By Jean Cole Open this result in new window
The Athens News Courier - Oct 20 11:14 PM
An unintended change in the state‚s drunk driving law will mean lighter sentences for some of the worst violators of the law.
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DUI checkpoint on Saturday Open this result in new window
The Cincinnati Enquirer - Oct 19 8:13 AM
A drunken driving checkpoint will be held Saturday night in the 8800 block of Colerain Avenue, next to the Golden Corral restaurant, the Hamilton County DUI Task Force announced today.
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DUI ARRESTS Open this result in new window
The Daily Times - Oct 21 1:38 AM
Dina Dinsmoor, 35, Laurel, Md.
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Top DUI News, October 20th, 2007

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Velazquez spins DUI bust, but will voters buy it? Open this result in new window
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Oct 19 9:17 PM
The City Council candidate, busted for a DUI, tried to spin her arrest every which way. Venus Velazquez now says she's sorry. The public might forgive -- it won't forget.
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Woman Charged With DUI After Hitting Bank Open this result in new window
WYFF 4 Greenville - Oct 19 7:05 PM
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A woman was charged with drunken driving after her car slammed into a Travelers Rest bank branch on Friday afternoon. Troopers said that Rita Chandler, 50, was charged with DUI.
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DUI checkpoint on Saturday Open this result in new window
The Cincinnati Enquirer - Oct 19 8:13 AM
A drunken driving checkpoint will be held Saturday night in the 8800 block of Colerain Avenue, next to the Golden Corral restaurant, the Hamilton County DUI Task Force announced today.
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DUI cases will be heard sooner Open this result in new window
Benson News-Sun - Oct 19 9:47 AM
Getting in line with state efforts to decrease the amount of time it takes to process DUI cases in Arizona, Benson City Magistrate Joe Knoblock said he will be taking part in a new program starting Jan. 1.
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Senators challenge DUI bill Open this result in new window
The State - Oct 18 9:26 PM
Two state senators ˜ one who works as a criminal defense lawyer and the other a former police officer ˜ on Thursday questioned the need to toughen existing drunken driving laws. Sen. Brad Hutto, D-Orangeburg, a criminal defense attorney who chaired a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on a DUI bill that has passed the House, said lawmakers should focus more on increasing the number of state ...
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City Council candidate Velazquez cited for DUI Open this result in new window
KING 5 Seattle - Oct 19 1:30 PM
Venus Velazquez was stopped by police late Wednesday night in North Seattle and cited for DUI and two traffic infractions. Blog: Would you change your vote?
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Senator: Add DUI enforcers, not rules Open this result in new window
The Greenville News - Oct 18 11:13 PM
COLUMBIA -- The chairman of a Senate committee considering a House-passed DUI bill said Thursday that adding more officers to the road might prove far more effective at saving lives than changing the way those accused of drunken driving are prosecuted or penalized.
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Woman Charged With DUI After Hitting Bank Open this result in new window
WYFF via Yahoo! News - Oct 19 7:49 PM
A woman was charged with drunken driving after her car slammed into a Travelers Rest bank branch on Friday afternoon.
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Senate panel leader urges more officers instead of change in DUI laws Open this result in new window
The Greenville News - Oct 18 6:28 PM
COLUMBIA -- The chairman of a Senate committee considering a House-passed DUI bill said today that adding more officers to the road might prove far more effective at saving lives than changing the way those accused of drunken driving are prosecuted or penalized.
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The San Diego County DUI Law Center Announces its New Web Site Launch, with a Sleek New Look and Comprehensive ... Open this result in new window
PRWeb - Oct 19 12:18 AM
Attorney Rick Mueller, sponsor of the San Diego DUI Lawyer Center, is pleased to provide a new center for DUI information at: http://www.SanDiegoDrunkDrivingAttorney.net. (PRWeb Oct 19, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/SGFsZi1TcXVhLVNxdWEtTG92ZS1UaGlyLVplcm8=
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Top DUI News, October 19th, 2007

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Senators challenge DUI bill Open this result in new window
The State - Oct 18 9:26 PM
Two state senators ˜ one who works as a criminal defense lawyer and the other a former police officer ˜ on Thursday questioned the need to toughen existing drunken driving laws. Sen. Brad Hutto, D-Orangeburg, a criminal defense attorney who chaired a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on a DUI bill that has passed the House, said lawmakers should focus more on increasing the number of state ...
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Senator: Add DUI enforcers, not rules Open this result in new window
The Greenville News - Oct 18 11:13 PM
COLUMBIA -- The chairman of a Senate committee considering a House-passed DUI bill said Thursday that adding more officers to the road might prove far more effective at saving lives than changing the way those accused of drunken driving are prosecuted or penalized.
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The San Diego County DUI Law Center Announces its New Web Site Launch, with a Sleek New Look and Comprehensive ... Open this result in new window
PRWeb via Yahoo! News - Oct 19 12:01 AM
Attorney Rick Mueller, sponsor of the San Diego DUI Lawyer Center, is pleased to provide a new center for DUI information at: http://www.SanDiegoDrunkDrivingAttorney.net.
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Senate panel leader urges more officers instead of change in DUI laws Open this result in new window
The Greenville News - Oct 18 6:28 PM
COLUMBIA -- The chairman of a Senate committee considering a House-passed DUI bill said today that adding more officers to the road might prove far more effective at saving lives than changing the way those accused of drunken driving are prosecuted or penalized.
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The San Diego County DUI Law Center Announces its New Web Site Launch, with a Sleek New Look and Comprehensive ... Open this result in new window
PRWeb - Oct 19 12:18 AM
Attorney Rick Mueller, sponsor of the San Diego DUI Lawyer Center, is pleased to provide a new center for DUI information at: http://www.SanDiegoDrunkDrivingAttorney.net. (PRWeb Oct 19, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: http://www.prweb.com/pingpr.php/SGFsZi1TcXVhLVNxdWEtTG92ZS1UaGlyLVplcm8=
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FSU Student Convicted in Fatal DUI Open this result in new window
WMBB TV Panama City - Oct 18 7:29 PM
FSU student convicted in April DUI accident that resulted in death.
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Man Arrested for Eighth DUI after Hitting Elkhart Police Squad Car Open this result in new window
22 WSBT South Bend - Oct 18 2:18 PM
(WSBT) A repeat offender in Elkhart now faces charges for an eighth DUI. That comes after he hit two cars, including a police squad car.
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DUI cases will be heard sooner Open this result in new window
Benson News-Sun - Oct 18 1:17 PM
Getting in line with state efforts to decrease the amount of time it takes to process DUI cases in Arizona, Benson City Magistrate Joe Knoblock said he will be taking part in a new program starting Jan. 1.
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Woman Charged With Murder, DUI Open this result in new window
WLEX-TV Lexington - Oct 18 8:45 AM
A woman is charged with murder and DUI after a hit-and-run that killed a man in a wheelchair in Boyd County Wednesday night. Investigators say Stacie Boyd was driving on 6th Street in Ashland when she hit Steven Mills. Boyd allegedly then kept going and was arrested later in Greenup County.
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Ramona Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Felony DUI Open this result in new window
News 8 San Diego - Oct 18 7:48 AM
A Ramona woman arrested five times in the last five months for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs pleaded not guilty to felony DUI, hit-and-run, and child abuse charges.
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Top DUI News, October 18th, 2007

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DUI arrests have risen a bit over past 3 years Open this result in new window
Deseret Morning News - Oct 17 11:20 PM
A legislative report released Wednesday shows Utah has the lowest rate of DUI-related fatalities in the nation but that DUI arrests continued to climb slightly over the past three fiscal years.
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House Dems Tackle DUI Arrest, Speaker's Superferry Ties Open this result in new window
KITV Honolulu - Oct 17 11:37 PM
House Democrats meet to discuss the DUI arrest of Rep. Jon Karamatsu and the employment of the House speaker's son by the Hawaii Superferry.
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DUI charges can last a lifetime Open this result in new window
The Red and Black - 1 hour, 40 minutes ago
More than 40 students have been arrested in Athens-Clarke County for driving under the influence charges this semester, but leaving a fingerprint at the jail isn't the only mark a DUI leaves on their records. Bond fines and attorney payments attack the wallet now, but the criminal history could affect scholarship, internship or job opportunities for life.
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Police: DUI defendant drank at courthouse Open this result in new window
UPI - Oct 17 9:41 AM
A man facing trial in a DUI case in Gardnerville, Nev., has been arrested again -- this time while drinking a 12-pack of beer on the courthouse lawn.
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Man faces DUI, charges from Puerto Rico Open this result in new window
Daily Herald - Oct 17 10:35 PM
The man who jumped off the Kimball Street bridge Tuesday in Elgin is facing DUI charges, Elgin police say.
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Horry teen to face DUI charge Open this result in new window
WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence - Oct 17 9:57 PM
An Horry County teenager will be charged with felony DUI for an accident that killed another teen.
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Sacramento Sheriff Sergeant Under DUI Investigation Open this result in new window
FOX 40 Sacramento - Oct 17 9:43 PM
PLACER COUNTY ˜ The Placer County District Attorney has now filed DUI charges against a Sacramento County Sheriff's sergeant.
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UHP's top former DUI cop fails to derail his own drunken driving case Open this result in new window
The Salt Lake Tribune - Oct 17 4:03 PM
Posted: 4:59 PM- DRAPER - The former commander of the Utah Highway Patrol's DUI enforcement team has failed to suppress evidence in the drunken driving case against himself.
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Second Sacramento County Deputy Suspected Of DUI Open this result in new window
CBS 13 Sacramento - Oct 17 5:38 PM
The Sacramento County Sheriff's department made a surprise announcement at an afternoon press conference today confirming that two deputies have been arrested or charged with driving under the influence in the last two weeks. Roseville Police Chief Talks About DUI Allegations Sac. Sheriff's Deputy Investigated For DUI
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DUI Loop Hole Open this result in new window
KVLY TV 11 Fargo - Oct 17 8:21 PM
Could a loophole help people get out of their DUI charges?
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Top DUI News, October 17th, 2007

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DUI Defendant Caught Drinking Near Court Open this result in new window
ABC News - 2 hours, 34 minutes ago
Nev. Man Out on Bail After DUI Arrest Found Drinking 12-Pack of Beer on Courthouse Lawn
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Eleven arrested in anti-DUI effort Open this result in new window
Rapid City Journal - Oct 17 2:21 AM
RAPID CITY -- Authorities made seven arrests for DUI and four arrests for drug violations Friday night in two traffic checkpoints by the Rapid City Police Department and the Pennington County Sheriff‚s Office.
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Man faces DUI charge Open this result in new window
Palm Beach Daily news - 43 minutes ago
A 53-year-old Lake Park man was arrested Sunday on a DUI charge. According to the report, police noticed him driving erratically on Royal Poinciana Way near the Flagler Bridge shortly before 3 a.m.
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Change of Director`s Interest Notice (DUI.AX, 00770737, 20071017) Open this result in new window
Aspect Huntley via Yahoo!7 Finance - Oct 16 9:58 PM
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BERLIN: Mardela man faces DUI charges after single-vehicle collision Open this result in new window
The Daily Times - 2 hours, 48 minutes ago
BERLIN ˜ A Mardela Springs man faces DUI charges after he allegedly lost control of his vehicle on westbound Route 50 near Hall Road Tuesday night, crashed into the trees in the median and was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
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Chipley man gets 13 years for DUI manslaughter Open this result in new window
Jackson County Floridan - Oct 16 8:12 PM
A Chipley man who had twice been convicted of driving under the influence entered a plea on charges of DUI manslaughter Tuesday and received a sentence of 13 years in prison.
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DUI defendant accused of drinking on courthouse lawn Open this result in new window
News 4 Reno - Oct 16 4:03 PM
A Gardnerville man out on bail after a DUI arrest was arrested again after authorities say they caught him drinking a 12 pack of beer on the Douglas County courthouse lawn.
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Jail Term in DUI Manslaughter case from June, 2007 Open this result in new window
WJHG Panama City - Oct 16 2:43 PM
A Washington County man, Ronald Gary Finch, has been sentenced today to 13 years in prison on DUI-Manslaughter charges.
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DUI Manslaughter Sentencing Open this result in new window
WMBB TV Panama City - Oct 16 10:14 AM
A Chipley man is sentenced in a DUI Manslaughter case.
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Sixteen arrested for DUI on Big Island Open this result in new window
Honolulu Advertiser - Oct 16 4:27 AM
The Big Island's push to reduce drunk driving on the island continues, with 16 motorists arrested for DUI last week. Six of the drivers were involved in accidents and one was under the age of 21.
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Top DUI News, October 16th, 2007

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Eleven arrested in anti-DUI effort Open this result in new window
Rapid City Journal - Oct 15 11:23 PM
RAPID CITY -- Authorities made seven arrests for DUI and four arrests for drug violations Friday night in two traffic checkpoints by the Rapid City Police Department and the Pennington County Sheriff‚s Office.
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La Russa DUI hearing postponed Open this result in new window
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Oct 15 5:06 AM
Tony La Russa's DUI hearing was postponed in Palm Beach, Fla., this morning. La Russa was represented by his lawyers at the brief hearing; he was not in court, according to KSDK.com.
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OSU's Dove reinstated after DUI arrest Open this result in new window
Sports Illustrated - Oct 15 12:21 PM
Oklahoma State University basketball player Marcus Dove has been reinstated to the team following his arrest for drunk driving, OSU officials said Monday.
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Appendix 3B (DUI.AX, 00769719, 20071015) Open this result in new window
Aspect Huntley via Yahoo!7 Finance - Oct 14 7:44 PM
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South Carolina Deputy Fired After DUI Arrest Open this result in new window
Officer.com - Oct 15 8:37 PM
After learning of the arrest, the sheriff placed the deputy on unpaid leave.
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Charges of DUI pending against O-E football coach Open this result in new window
The Bradford Era - 1 hour, 29 minutes ago
There is more troubling news for the Otto-Eldred High School football program.
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S.C deputy fired after DUI arrest Open this result in new window
The Charlotte Observer - Oct 15 5:12 PM
A Greenville County deputy has been fired after he was charged with driving under the influence this past weekend. State troopers say sheriff's Sgt. David Morrow was pulled over while off-duty early Sunday morning and was arrested after he failed a sobriety test. Sheriff Steve Loftis says he fired Morrow immediately. Loftis says Morrow was been with the sheriff's office for 14 years. Last month, ...
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Blood test to be city DUI gauge by 2010 Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - Oct 15 10:57 AM
An increasing number of police departments are trying to make it more difficult for drunken drivers to fight their DUIs.
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Deputy Suspended After Off-Duty DUI Arrest Open this result in new window
WYFF via Yahoo! News - Oct 15 3:26 AM
A Greenville County deputy has been suspended after being arrested and charged with drunken driving over the weekend.
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Greenville County deputy fired after DUI arrest Open this result in new window
WIS News 10 Columbia - Oct 15 4:35 PM
A Greenville County deputy has been fired after he was charged with driving under the influence this past weekend.
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Top DUI News, October 15th, 2007

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Deputy Suspended After Off-Duty DUI Arrest Open this result in new window
WYFF 4 Greenville - 1 hour, 13 minutes ago
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A Greenville County deputy has been suspended after being arrested and charged with drunken driving over the weekend. Troopers said that David Morrow was stopped on suspicion of DUI at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning on South Pleasantburg Drive near Greenville Tech.
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Eleven arrested in anti-DUI effort Open this result in new window
Rapid City Journal - Oct 14 10:38 PM
RAPID CITY -- Authorities made seven arrests for DUI and four arrests for drug violations Friday night in two traffic checkpoints by the Rapid City Police Department and the Pennington County Sheriff's Office.
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Appendix 3B (DUI.AX, 00769719, 20071015) Open this result in new window
Aspect Huntley via Yahoo!7 Finance - Oct 14 7:44 PM
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Deputy Suspended After Off-Duty DUI Arrest Open this result in new window
WYFF via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 23 minutes ago
A Greenville County deputy has been suspended after being arrested and charged with drunken driving over the weekend.
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DUI CHARGES (1) Open this result in new window
The Beaver County Times - Oct 14 12:07 AM
DUI CHARGES Joseph J. Scherer, 19, of 2483 Pleuchel Road, Sewickley Hills, just after 1 a.m. Sept. 20 by Center Township police after his vehicle hit a pole on Old Brodhead Road in Monaca. Scherer, who was treated by medics for bumps and bruises, had a 0.19 percent blood-alcohol level, police said.
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Man to be charged in fatal DUI hit-run crash Open this result in new window
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Oct 14 9:32 PM
A 25 year-old Brownsville man will be charged in the July fatal hit and run crash in which a Callery woman was killed.
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Mother arrested on DUI charges at Newport Grammar Open this result in new window
Cocke County Online - Oct 13 4:22 PM
NEWPORT-A mother of a Newport Grammar student was arrested Thursday on charges of DUI. According to police reports, Lt. Jason Ramsey and Patrolwoman Amy Elswick responded to a call made by Principal Sandy Burchette concerning a highly intoxicated woman attempting to pick up her child.
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Police prefer blood in DUI testing Open this result in new window
Tucson Citizen - Oct 15 12:07 AM
PHOENIX - An increasing number of Arizona police departments are using blood samples rather than breath tests to build cases against drunken drivers, making it increasingly difficult for offenders to fight their DUIs.
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Think before you drink: how to avoid a DUI Open this result in new window
The Arbiter - Oct 15 12:34 AM
Alcohol is commonly considered a social lubricant in college. Boise State University students and community members often find themselves having a few drinks to relax and have a good time when at football games, concerts, parties and bars. There is no reason to condemn the consumption of alcoholic beverages if you are of age and being responsible.
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Driver suspected of DUI hits house Open this result in new window
North County Times - Oct 14 11:55 PM
RAMONA ---- A suspected drunk motorist drove into a Ramona home Sunday morning, but no one was hurt, authorities said.

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