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Top DUI News Week of March 31st - April 6th

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Top DUI News, April 6th, 2008

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Women gets 6 years in prison for DUI, violating probation Open this result in new window
Journal Gazette & Times-Courier - 2 hours, 14 minutes ago
CHARLESTON A womans DUI conviction led to prison time when a judge revoked her probation for earlier felony convictions.
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Deputy Shoots Suspected DUI Driver Open this result in new window
KCRA 3 Sacramento - 1 hour, 43 minutes ago
A veteran sergeant with the Sacramento County sheriff's department is on administrative leave Saturday night after he shot a suspected DUI driver charging him with his vehicle, officials say.
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Man arrested on DUI, vehicle theft charges Open this result in new window
Centre Daily Times - Apr 05 9:48 PM
STATE COLLEGE John T. Carson, 22, of State College, was arrested and charged early Saturday with vehicle theft and DUI after a report of a hit-and-run crash in Patton Township led officers to find him driving a minivan he said he thought was his SUV.
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Driver in wreck gets DUI Open this result in new window
The Glasgow Daily Times - Apr 05 11:48 AM
A Bowling Green man was charged with DUI Thursday after being involved in a three-vehicle wreck.
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DUI, sobriety checkpoints next week Open this result in new window
Saipan Tribune - Apr 05 7:14 AM
The Department of Public Safety's Traffic section will be conducting DUI/sobriety checkpoints on Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, next week. On April 11, the first setup will be on Beach Road Garapan by Liberty Plaza. This operation will start at about 8pm and will end around 9:15pm.
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DUI enforcement having an impact Open this result in new window
Edwardsville Intelligencer - Apr 05 8:23 AM
It's no secret that more police officers than usual are patrolling the streets of Edwardsville this month. Still, the number of DUI arrests listed in the Intelligencer's police blotter for Thursday was a shocker for Madison County State's Attorney Bill Mudge.
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Protect Yourself From a Costly DUI Open this result in new window
Richfield Reaper - Apr 05 6:04 AM
(ARA) - Driving intoxicated is not only dangerous, but getting caught can come with a hefty price tag. In 2006, intoxicated drivers contributed to 32 percent of traffic fatalities, or 13,470 deaths. By taking some precautions, you can avoid a costly DUI and stay safe on the road.
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Driver charged with 6th DUI Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - Apr 05 12:06 AM
A man on probation for his fifth DUI was arraigned Friday in District Court on a new felony drunken-driving charge.
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Sullivan County Officials Hope Litter Pick-Up Will Shame DUI Offenders Open this result in new window
Bristol Herald Courier - Apr 04 10:26 PM
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. ̢''? Sullivan County officials hope picking up trash along highways and roadsides for eight hours a day will cause people to think twice about drinking and driving. First-time DUI offenders can be sentenced to spend 24 hours in jail and also work three separate eight-hour shifts collecting litter with a newly formed DUI Litter Crew. They must wear an orange vest emblazoned ...
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Driver 'sorry' for DUI death Open this result in new window
KOB-TV Albuquerque - Apr 04 5:35 PM
An Albuquerque man will spend the next three years behind bars for a DUI crash that killed his passenger. Joseph Barlow was sentenced Friday for his part in the 2006 accident that killed his passenger, Pamela Roybal.
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Top DUI News, April 5th, 2008

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Driver 'sorry' for DUI death Open this result in new window
KOB-TV Albuquerque - Apr 04 5:35 PM
An Albuquerque man will spend the next three years behind bars for a DUI crash that killed his passenger. Joseph Barlow was sentenced Friday for his part in the 2006 accident that killed his passenger, Pamela Roybal.
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Police departments team up to form DUI task force Open this result in new window
The Derrick - 1 hour, 25 minutes ago
Five area law enforcement departments gathered Friday for the creation of the Venango County DUI Task Force.
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Driver charged with DUI No. 6 Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - Apr 04 3:15 PM
A man on probation for his fifth DUI was arraigned Friday in District Court on a new felony drunk-driving charge. Phillip Ben Tsosie Jr., 39, pleaded not guilty to the felony DUI charge and misdemeanor charges of driving without insurance, driving wit ...
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Driver charged with DUI No. 6 Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - Apr 04 2:49 PM
A man on probation for his fifth DUI was arraigned Friday in District Court on a new felony drunk-driving charge.
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Women gets 6 years in prison for DUI, violating probation Open this result in new window
Journal Gazette & Times-Courier - Apr 04 1:27 PM
CHARLESTON A womans DUI conviction led to prison time when a judge revoked her probation for earlier felony convictions.
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Conviction in Powhatan DUI-related death Open this result in new window
Richmond Times-Dispatch - Apr 04 3:14 AM
POWHATAN -- A Powhatan County man has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and DUI-related maiming. Joseph Arthur Stevens, 20, pleaded guilty to both charges and will be sentenced in June. Commonwealth's Attorney Robert Beasley said yesterday that on Sept. 23, 2007, Stevens lost control of his vehicle on state Route 681, crossed the center line and struck a vehicle driven by Celia Barley ...
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DUI, sobriety checkpoints next week Open this result in new window
Saipan Tribune - Apr 04 7:12 AM
The Department of Public Safety's Traffic section will be conducting DUI/sobriety checkpoints on Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, next week. On April 11, the first setup will be on Beach Road Garapan by Liberty Plaza. This operation will start at about 8pm and will end around 9:15pm.
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Four-car crash sends six to hospital; man faces multiple DUI charges Open this result in new window
Naples Daily News - Apr 04 3:57 AM
A Naples man faces numerous DUI charges after a four-car crash in East Naples sent six people to three area hospitals last night.
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Don't Let a DUI Cost You Your Future Open this result in new window
Richfield Reaper - Apr 04 3:49 AM
(ARA) - Driving intoxicated is not only dangerous, but getting caught can come with a hefty price tag. In 2006, intoxicated drivers contributed to 32 percent of traffic fatalities, or 13,470 deaths. By taking some precautions, you can avoid a costly DUI and stay safe on the road.
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SC Lawmakers Finalize Tougher DUI Bill Open this result in new window
WJBF-TV Augusta - Apr 03 8:28 PM
A conference committee of House members and senators Thursday afternoon finalized a final version of what many lawmakers and the governor consider the most important issue of the session, passing a tougher DUI law.
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Top DUI News, April 4th, 2008

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DUI, sobriety checkpoints next week Open this result in new window
Saipan Tribune - Apr 04 7:12 AM
The Department of Public Safety's Traffic section will be conducting DUI/sobriety checkpoints on Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, next week. On April 11, the first setup will be on Beach Road Garapan by Liberty Plaza. This operation will start at about 8pm and will end around 9:15pm.
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Conviction in Powhatan DUI-related death Open this result in new window
Richmond Times-Dispatch - Apr 04 3:14 AM
POWHATAN -- A Powhatan County man has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and DUI-related maiming. Joseph Arthur Stevens, 20, pleaded guilty to both charges and will be sentenced in June. Commonwealth's Attorney Robert Beasley said yesterday that on Sept. 23, 2007, Stevens lost control of his vehicle on state Route 681, crossed the center line and struck a vehicle driven by Celia Barley ...
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Four-car crash sends six to hospital; man faces multiple DUI charges Open this result in new window
Naples Daily News - Apr 04 3:57 AM
A Naples man faces numerous DUI charges after a four-car crash in East Naples sent six people to three area hospitals last night.
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Don't Let a DUI Cost You Your Future Open this result in new window
Richfield Reaper - Apr 04 3:49 AM
(ARA) - Driving intoxicated is not only dangerous, but getting caught can come with a hefty price tag. In 2006, intoxicated drivers contributed to 32 percent of traffic fatalities, or 13,470 deaths. By taking some precautions, you can avoid a costly DUI and stay safe on the road.
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SC Lawmakers Finalize Tougher DUI Bill Open this result in new window
WJBF-TV Augusta - Apr 03 8:28 PM
A conference committee of House members and senators Thursday afternoon finalized a final version of what many lawmakers and the governor consider the most important issue of the session, passing a tougher DUI law.
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Interlock Devices Mandatory To Stall DUI Offenders Open this result in new window
KKTV 11 Colorado Springs - Apr 03 4:05 PM
A bill toughening DUI laws in Colorado has cleared another hurdle. House Bill 1194 passed the House Judiciary Committee unanimously Wednesday. It would make ignition interlock devices mandatory for all first time offenders.
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21-year-old sentenced in DUI-related wreck Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - Apr 03 11:45 AM
Reid William Askelson appeared before Judge Gregory Todd to be sentenced for felony negligent vehicular assault and misdemeanor DUI. Askelson pleaded guilty to the charges in January after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors that called for the ...
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Deputy charged with DUI Open this result in new window
WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence - Apr 03 3:37 PM
By Johnny Green Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2008 at 6:25 p.m. A Horry County Sheriff's deputy has resigned after his arrest on DUI charges. Conway police arrested former deputy Christopher Palmer Sunday evening on Kenneth Street and charged him with driving under the influence.
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Mock DUI crash could impact students Open this result in new window
Casa Grande Dispatch - Apr 03 11:17 AM
COOLIDGE - The message students heard during the Mock DUI Reenactment last week at Coolidge High School was that 'it will affect you for the rest of your life.'
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Lawmakers Consider DUI Interlock Devices Open this result in new window
CBS4 Denver - Apr 03 5:59 AM
The Colorado House will consider a bill inspired by the hit and run deaths of the Bingham family in Denver last year. The new proposal calls for an in-car sobriety device that would require first-time DUI offenders to breathe into a monitor before they can start their car.
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Top DUI News, April 3rd, 2008

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DUI suspected in I-880 Fremont crash Tuesday night Open this result in new window
San Jose Mercury News - Apr 02 11:33 AM
FREMONT - Three people were hurt and one person was arrested Tuesday night after a suspected DUI crash closed all three lanes on southbound Interstate 880 in south Fremont, affecting traffic heading to the South Bay from the Oakland A's home opener.
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Officers are tanked during DUI exercise Open this result in new window
Pahrump Valley Times - 1 hour, 24 minutes ago
The shoe was on the other foot, literally, Friday afternoon as law enforcement officials were stumbling drunk. They were being tested by five cadets in the Nye County Sheriff's Academy DUI practical training program.
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SC Legislators Expect Final Deal On Tougher DUI Bill Open this result in new window
NBC 26 Augusta - 48 minutes ago
Legislators working out differences on a tougher DUI bill for South Carolina say they now have a final deal in the works.
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Boozy bike ride leads to DUI rap Open this result in new window
Northwest Herald - 2 hours, 8 minutes ago
WOODSTOCK An Oakwood Hills man pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI on Friday for riding his Schwinn bicycle through the village while drunk last year.
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Police discover 'rolling meth lab' after possible DUI traffic stop Open this result in new window
KBCI Boise - 1 hour, 30 minutes ago
Boise Police say at about 6:45 p.m., dispatch received a phone call from a citizen reporting a possible DUI driver. When officers located the vehicle turning south onto Broadway from Boise Avenue they, too, witnessed the vehicle driving erratically.
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Hampton, Tennessee Man Arrested on 7th Offense DUI Charge Open this result in new window
Bristol Herald Courier - Apr 02 1:26 PM
Johnson City police arrested a Hampton, Tennessee man and charged him with 7th offense DUI. Police stopped Toney A. Cates early Wednesday morning after officers witnessed him driving erratically. Cates failed a field sobriety test. A records check revealed he has six previous convictions for driving under the influence. In addition to the DUI charge, Cates also faces charges of driving on a ...
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Kroeger Convicted Of DUI Open this result in new window
MuchMusic.com - Apr 02 8:59 AM
Nickelback front man Chad Kroeger has been convicted of DUI. The singer had almost twice the legal limit of alcohol when he was pulled over by police in June, 2006. Reportedly, Kroeger will either have to pay a fine or will have his drivers license suspended.
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South Carolina lawmakers hit snag on DUI legislation Open this result in new window
Spartanburg Herald-Journal - Apr 02 12:32 PM
COLUMBIA A conference committee working out the final details of a bill strengthening the state s DUI law ran into a snag this morning. The sticking point was a Senate provision requiring lawmakers to appoint an expert to test the new DataMaster breath testing machines the state is waiting to roll out.
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DUI bill stalls Open this result in new window
The Tennessean - Apr 02 6:45 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A proposal to lower the blood alcohol content required for a person to be guilty of extreme drunken driving is among several DUI bills slowly moving in the Legislature.
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Don't Let a DUI Cost You Your Future Open this result in new window
Richfield Reaper - 1 hour, 27 minutes ago
(ARA) - Driving intoxicated is not only dangerous, but getting caught can come with a hefty price tag. In 2006, intoxicated drivers contributed to 32 percent of traffic fatalities, or 13,470 deaths. By taking some precautions, you can avoid a costly DUI and stay safe on the road.
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Top DUI News, April 2nd, 2007

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DUI scofflaws arrested in Kitsap County sweep Open this result in new window
Seattle Times - Apr 01 5:13 PM
Concerned about an increase in drunken driving crashes in Kitsap County, the Washington State Patrol is boosting enforcement and serving arrest warrants on DUI scofflaws who fail to appear in court.
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DUI Crash Survivor Mourns Friend, Warns Peers Open this result in new window
KHSL Chico-Redding - 1 hour, 13 minutes ago
A Red Bluff teenager speaks out for the first time since surviving a DUI crash that killed his friend....
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Boozy bike ride leads to DUI rap Open this result in new window
Northwest Herald - 2 hours, 57 minutes ago
WOODSTOCK An Oakwood Hills man pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI on Friday for riding his Schwinn bicycle through the village while drunk last year.
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DUI charges in fatal Englewood crash Open this result in new window
ABC 7 Gulfshore News - Apr 01 4:15 AM
An Englewood man is charged with DUI manslaughter, leaving the scene of fatal crash and other crimes after an accident in Charlotte County Monday afternoon.
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Sweep Nets More DUI Arrests Open this result in new window
The Kitsap Sun - Apr 01 12:32 PM
A Bremerton man with three DUI warrants was arrested just after midnight, as Washington State Patrol troopers continue a crackdown on drunken driving offenders.
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Driver Faces DUI Manslaughter Charge In Plant City Crash Open this result in new window
The Tampa Tribune - Apr 01 3:11 AM
TAMPA -- A 25-year-old man from Mulberry has been charged with DUI manslaughter after a single-vehicle crash this morning in Plant City.
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Change of Director`s Interest Notice (DUI.AX, 00828210, 20080401) Open this result in new window
Huntleys' Stock of the Week via Yahoo!7 Finance - Mar 31 9:56 PM
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Don't Let a DUI Cost You Your Future Open this result in new window
Richfield Reaper - Apr 01 10:19 AM
(ARA) - Driving intoxicated is not only dangerous, but getting caught can come with a hefty price tag. In 2006, intoxicated drivers contributed to 32 percent of traffic fatalities, or 13,470 deaths. By taking some precautions, you can avoid a costly DUI and stay safe on the road.
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Villa Park considers prosecuting DUI cases to balance budget Open this result in new window
Daily Herald - Mar 31 11:43 PM
It appears that Villa Park will join several nearby communities in prosecuting some of its own DUI cases later this year.
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Man facing felony DUI charges in Bozeman Open this result in new window
KBZK Bozeman - Mar 31 5:02 PM
Facing fourth DUI
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Top DUI News, April 1st, 2008

DUI scofflaws arrested in Kitsap County sweep Open this result in new window
Seattle Times - Apr 01 5:13 PM
Concerned about an increase in drunken driving crashes in Kitsap County, the Washington State Patrol is boosting enforcement and serving arrest warrants on DUI scofflaws who fail to appear in court.
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DUI Crash Survivor Mourns Friend, Warns Peers Open this result in new window
KHSL Chico-Redding - 1 hour, 13 minutes ago
A Red Bluff teenager speaks out for the first time since surviving a DUI crash that killed his friend....
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Boozy bike ride leads to DUI rap Open this result in new window
Northwest Herald - 2 hours, 57 minutes ago
WOODSTOCK An Oakwood Hills man pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI on Friday for riding his Schwinn bicycle through the village while drunk last year.
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DUI charges in fatal Englewood crash Open this result in new window
ABC 7 Gulfshore News - Apr 01 4:15 AM
An Englewood man is charged with DUI manslaughter, leaving the scene of fatal crash and other crimes after an accident in Charlotte County Monday afternoon.
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Sweep Nets More DUI Arrests Open this result in new window
The Kitsap Sun - Apr 01 12:32 PM
A Bremerton man with three DUI warrants was arrested just after midnight, as Washington State Patrol troopers continue a crackdown on drunken driving offenders.
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Driver Faces DUI Manslaughter Charge In Plant City Crash Open this result in new window
The Tampa Tribune - Apr 01 3:11 AM
TAMPA -- A 25-year-old man from Mulberry has been charged with DUI manslaughter after a single-vehicle crash this morning in Plant City.
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Change of Director`s Interest Notice (DUI.AX, 00828210, 20080401) Open this result in new window
Huntleys' Stock of the Week via Yahoo!7 Finance - Mar 31 9:56 PM
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Don't Let a DUI Cost You Your Future Open this result in new window
Richfield Reaper - Apr 01 10:19 AM
(ARA) - Driving intoxicated is not only dangerous, but getting caught can come with a hefty price tag. In 2006, intoxicated drivers contributed to 32 percent of traffic fatalities, or 13,470 deaths. By taking some precautions, you can avoid a costly DUI and stay safe on the road.
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Villa Park considers prosecuting DUI cases to balance budget Open this result in new window
Daily Herald - Mar 31 11:43 PM
It appears that Villa Park will join several nearby communities in prosecuting some of its own DUI cases later this year.
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Man facing felony DUI charges in Bozeman Open this result in new window
KBZK Bozeman - Mar 31 5:02 PM
Facing fourth DUI
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Top DUI News, March 31st, 2008

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Sambora's DUI Called Into Question Open this result in new window
antiMUSIC - Mar 30 9:01 PM
(TMZ) Richie Sambora may dodge a bullet in his DUI bust earlier this week, and not because of legal footwork -- because he may not have been DUI. Sambora volunteered to submit to a blood alcohol test after he was popped in Laguna Beach. It may take a week before we know the results.
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Train hits empty car; man accused of DUI Open this result in new window
The Daily Sentinel - 1 hour, 49 minutes ago
A 24-year-old Grand Valley man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a car he was driving was struck by a train Saturday, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
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Kansas City police arrest 7 for DUI at checkpoint Open this result in new window
The Kansas City Star - Mar 30 3:31 AM
During a sobriety checkpoint late Friday and early Saturday, Kansas City police made 7 DUI arrests and arrested two other people for other unspecified traffic violations.
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Boozy bike ride leads to DUI rap Open this result in new window
Northwest Herald - Mar 30 4:12 AM
WOODSTOCK An Oakwood Hills man pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI on Friday for riding his Schwinn bicycle through the village while drunk last year.
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Richie Sambora May Dodge DUI Charges Open this result in new window
TheCelebrityCafe.com - Mar 29 4:41 PM
Richie Sambora may not be charged with DUI if his blood alcohol tests show he was below the legal limit.
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DUI Manslaughter Charge Open this result in new window
WTSP - Tampa Bay's 10 News - Mar 29 3:27 PM
Troopers have arrested, 42 year old Antoinette Morello of Tampa and charged her with DUI manslaughter.
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Defendant in Nicastro case charged with DUI Open this result in new window
Montclair Times - Mar 30 9:00 PM
Jeffrey Ashe, who is facing a criminal charge arising from the killing of Park Street resident Ralph Nicastro Jr., was arrested on Easter and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, police said.
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Releases of double DUI were by the book Open this result in new window
The Evening Sun - Mar 30 6:08 PM
A man who earlier this week was arrested for driving under the influence on separate occasions five hours apart had not been drinking, but instead was inhaling compressed air, police said.
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DUI consequences add up for you Erie teens act to prevent underage drinking Open this result in new window
Erie Times-News - 37 minutes ago
Its obvious that underage drinking offenses are no small matter, but a recent community meeting emphasized the severity of this illegal activity.
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Leaders try for compromise on DUI bill Open this result in new window
Spartanburg Herald-Journal - 1 hour, 11 minutes ago
A long struggle to strengthen the state's drunken driving law could come to an end this week.

Stories of the Week

March 24th - March 30th: Hanover Park man accused of 7th DUI, faces 30 years in prison

March 17th - March 23rd: DUI check results in arrests, but no DUI charges

March 10th - March 16th: Teacher Dies, Man Arrested in Suspected DUI Crash

March 3rd - March 9th: Former Head of DUI Enforcement Pleads Guilty to Drunk Driving

February 25th - March 2nd: Woman arrested for alleged DUI asks officer if he's been drinking

February 18th - February 24th: DUI Arrests Increased 32 Percent In 2007

February 11th - February 17th: GOP lawmakers push to make DUI laws even tougher

February 4th - February 10th: Jury Awards $10M to Teen Injured Wearing Lap Belt in DUI Crash

January 28th - February 3rd: Judge OKs plea deals in DUI cases if defendants wear GPS alcohol monitor

January 21st - January 27th: Legal business grows as DUI cases escalate

January 14th - January 20th: "Pulp Fiction" Screenwriter Arrested for Manslaughter & DUI in Ojai January 7th - January 13th: Local agencies tighten DUI dragnet January 1st - January 6th: State Police make 7 DUI arrests on New Year's Eve

2007 Stories of the Year : The Best and Worst of 2007 END

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