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

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Top DUI News, April 11th, 2008

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Coast Guard slow to learn of pilot's DUI Open this result in new window
AP via Yahoo! News - Apr 10 3:21 PM
The Coast Guard didn't know for nine months about a DUI conviction against the pilot of the freighter that caused a giant oil spill in the San Francisco Bay last fall.
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Alleged DUI driver arrested after nearly entering freeway in wrong direction Open this result in new window
Contra Costa Times - Apr 10 8:14 PM
SAN RAMON -- A woman spotted by an officer about to enter Interstate 680 going the wrong was arrested on DUI and child endangerment charges Thursday afternoon, San Ramon police said.
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Mischa Barton Gets 3-Year Probation For DUI Open this result in new window
CBS 2 Los Angeles - Apr 10 4:53 PM
Add Mischa Barton's name to the list of famous folks who have recently been arrested for DUI and who ultimately were given a slap on the wrist by a Los Angeles court. The popular 22-year-old "O.C." actress pleaded no contest Thursday -- via her attorney -- and was sentenced to three years probation stemming from a December arrest for DUI.
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Mischa Barton Gets Three Years' Probation For DUI Open this result in new window
MTV Asia - Apr 10 7:35 PM
Former O.C. star Mischa Barton was sentenced to three years of unsupervised probation as part of a plea agreement relating to a December DUI arrest, according to People.com.
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Mischa Barton Gets Three Years' Probation For DUI Open this result in new window
MTV Music Television - Apr 10 12:36 PM
Mischa Barton received three years of probation in a plea deal for her December DUI arrest.
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Crash Investigation: 2 Brothers Severely Injured in DUI Accident Open this result in new window
FOX 9 News Twin Cities - Apr 10 4:20 PM
Police investigate a suspected DUI crash that left two brothers severely injured on March 28th.
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SC legislature passes bill strengthening DUI penalties Open this result in new window
WIS News 10 Columbia - Apr 10 1:38 PM
The South Carolina House and Senate ratified the DUI bill Thursday and it's awaiting the governor's signature.
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Sentencing Friday in injury DUI case Open this result in new window
Napa Valley Register - Apr 10 1:48 PM
The man who severely injured a Napa woman while in the country illegally and driving without a valid license is slated to be sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty to hit and run and a felony DUI.
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'The O.C.' Star Gets Three Years' Probation for DUI Open this result in new window
Zap2It - Apr 10 2:25 PM
Mischa Barton will also have to pay a fine and attend alcohol education Mischa Barton has been spared jail time, but will still pay for her DUI.
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Coast Guard Slow to Learn of Pilot’s DUI Open this result in new window
Las Vegas Sun - Apr 10 2:38 PM
Thu, Apr 10, 2008 (2:32 p.m.) The Coast Guard didn't know for nine months about a DUI conviction against the pilot of the freighter that caused a giant oil spill in the San Francisco Bay last fall.
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Top DUI News, April 12th, 2008

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Roving DUI patrols in South County tonight Open this result in new window
Orange County Register - Apr 11 4:20 PM
Deputies will be looking for intoxicated drivers in Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel and Laguna Woods. All 4 cities' DUI numbers are up.
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19-year-old charged with DUI manslaughter in crash in Vero Beach Open this result in new window
Fort Pierce Tribune - 24 minutes ago
A 19-year-old Fort Pierce man was arrested Friday and charged with DUI manslaughter in an accident that killed a Vero Beach businessman.
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Coast Guard slow to learn of pilot's DUI Open this result in new window
AP via Yahoo! News - Apr 10 3:21 PM
The Coast Guard didn't know for nine months about a DUI conviction against the pilot of the freighter that caused a giant oil spill in the San Francisco Bay last fall.
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Fort Pierce man charged with DUI manslaughter for March crash in Vero Beach Open this result in new window
Vero Press Journal - Apr 11 2:59 PM
Austin J. Reynolds, of the 6900 block of Ocala Avenue, was charged with DUI manslaughter by the Vero Beach Police Department Friday and was transported to the St. Lucie County jail. Bond was set at $150,000. ¶
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Mischa Barton gets 3-year unsupervised probation for DUI Open this result in new window
New Kerala - Apr 11 5:48 PM
Washington, April 11 : Mischa Barton has been sentenced to three years of unsupervised probation after she accepted a plea deal in her DUI case.
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Judge Vines Sentenced for DUI Open this result in new window
WRCB Chattanooga - Apr 11 2:47 PM
A North Georgia judge arrested for drunk driving is going to jail. Chattooga County Judge Carlton Vines pleaded guilty to DUI Friday. He paid a $1500 fine and was sentenced to 72 hours behind bars. The judge also ordered Vines to complete 240 hours of community service.
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DUI is Everyone's Problem Open this result in new window
BellaOnline - Apr 11 6:52 AM
State laws are becoming stricter in the effort to control DUI's. They are made for anyone who drives while under the influence, even the "normal" drinker. Are these new laws too harsh or not harsh enough?
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Alleged DUI driver arrested after nearly entering freeway in wrong direction Open this result in new window
Contra Costa Times - Apr 10 8:14 PM
SAN RAMON -- A woman spotted by an officer about to enter Interstate 680 going the wrong was arrested on DUI and child endangerment charges Thursday afternoon, San Ramon police said.
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First quarter Incline Village DUI totals outpace '07 stats Open this result in new window
The Union - Apr 11 12:14 AM
Incline Village watched the number of DUI arrests rise over the last four years and it looks like another bump is on the way in 2008, according to numbers released by the Washoe County Sheriff's Office last week.
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Sentencing Friday in injury DUI case Open this result in new window
Napa Valley Register - Apr 11 12:19 AM
The man who severely injured a Napa woman while in the country illegally and driving without a valid license is slated to be sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty to hit and run and a felony DUI.
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Top DUI News, April 11th, 2008

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Coast Guard slow to learn of pilot's DUI Open this result in new window
AP via Yahoo! News - Apr 10 3:21 PM
The Coast Guard didn't know for nine months about a DUI conviction against the pilot of the freighter that caused a giant oil spill in the San Francisco Bay last fall.
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Alleged DUI driver arrested after nearly entering freeway in wrong direction Open this result in new window
Contra Costa Times - Apr 10 8:14 PM
SAN RAMON -- A woman spotted by an officer about to enter Interstate 680 going the wrong was arrested on DUI and child endangerment charges Thursday afternoon, San Ramon police said.
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Mischa Barton Gets 3-Year Probation For DUI Open this result in new window
CBS 2 Los Angeles - Apr 10 4:53 PM
Add Mischa Barton's name to the list of famous folks who have recently been arrested for DUI and who ultimately were given a slap on the wrist by a Los Angeles court. The popular 22-year-old "O.C." actress pleaded no contest Thursday -- via her attorney -- and was sentenced to three years probation stemming from a December arrest for DUI.
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Mischa Barton Gets Three Years' Probation For DUI Open this result in new window
MTV Asia - Apr 10 7:35 PM
Former O.C. star Mischa Barton was sentenced to three years of unsupervised probation as part of a plea agreement relating to a December DUI arrest, according to People.com.
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Mischa Barton Gets Three Years' Probation For DUI Open this result in new window
MTV Music Television - Apr 10 12:36 PM
Mischa Barton received three years of probation in a plea deal for her December DUI arrest.
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Crash Investigation: 2 Brothers Severely Injured in DUI Accident Open this result in new window
FOX 9 News Twin Cities - Apr 10 4:20 PM
Police investigate a suspected DUI crash that left two brothers severely injured on March 28th.
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SC legislature passes bill strengthening DUI penalties Open this result in new window
WIS News 10 Columbia - Apr 10 1:38 PM
The South Carolina House and Senate ratified the DUI bill Thursday and it's awaiting the governor's signature.
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Sentencing Friday in injury DUI case Open this result in new window
Napa Valley Register - Apr 10 1:48 PM
The man who severely injured a Napa woman while in the country illegally and driving without a valid license is slated to be sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty to hit and run and a felony DUI.
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'The O.C.' Star Gets Three Years' Probation for DUI Open this result in new window
Zap2It - Apr 10 2:25 PM
Mischa Barton will also have to pay a fine and attend alcohol education Mischa Barton has been spared jail time, but will still pay for her DUI.
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Coast Guard Slow to Learn of Pilot’s DUI Open this result in new window
Las Vegas Sun - Apr 10 2:38 PM
Thu, Apr 10, 2008 (2:32 p.m.) The Coast Guard didn't know for nine months about a DUI conviction against the pilot of the freighter that caused a giant oil spill in the San Francisco Bay last fall.
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Top DUI News, April 10th, 2008

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Feds: Oil spill pilot had DUI conviction, took meds Open this result in new window
USA Today - Apr 09 7:54 AM
The pilot of the container ship that spilled 53,000 gallons of fuel oil into the San Francisco Bay was convicted of DUI and took prescription drugs that could have affected his cognitive abilities, federal investigators said Wednesday.
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See Jane Fight DUI Charge Open this result in new window
E! Online - Apr 09 4:52 PM
Thomas Jane would prefer to avoid punishment, thank you very much. The star of films such as The Punisher and The Mist pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three DUI-related charges stemming...
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Tougher DUI law OK'd Open this result in new window
The Greenville News - 28 minutes ago
COLUMBIA -- A DUI bill that toughens penalties for repeat offenders and structures sentences based on the driver's blood-alcohol level cleared the Legislature on Wednesday and now goes to Gov. Mark Sanford.
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Paris Hilton's 18-Year-Old Brother Pleads No Contest To DUI Open this result in new window
NBC 4 Los Angeles - Apr 09 1:01 PM
Paris Hilton's 18-year-old brother pleaded no contest Wednesday to one misdemeanor count each of DUI and unlawful use of a license stemming from his Feb. 12 arrest in Malibu.
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Pilot on oil-spilling container ship had DUI conviction Open this result in new window
San Francisco Chronicle - Apr 09 8:28 AM
The pilot of the container ship that spilled 53,000 gallons of fuel oil into the San Francisco Bay was convicted of DUI and took prescription drugs that could have affected his judgment and ability to react, federal investigators said Wednesday. Capt. John...
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SF Bay spill ship pilot had DUI conviction, prescriptions (7:35 a.m.) Open this result in new window
The Record - Apr 09 3:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pilot of the container ship that spilled 53,000 gallons of fuel oil into the San Francisco Bay was convicted of DUI and took prescription drugs that could have affected his cognitive abilities, federal investigators said today.
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Feds Petaluma ship pilot had DUI Open this result in new window
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Apr 09 1:06 PM
WASHINGTON The Petaluma pilot of the container ship that spilled 53,000 gallons of fuel oil into the San Francisco Bay was convicted of DUI and took prescription drugs that could have affected his judgment and ability to react, federal investigators said Wednesday.
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Steely McBeam Actor Arrested On DUI Charge Open this result in new window
WTAE-TV Pittsburgh - Apr 09 10:29 AM
One of the people who played the part of Pittsburgh Steelers mascot Steely McBeam has been fired after a DUI arrest.
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Ship Pilot in SF Oil Spill Had DUI Open this result in new window
Las Vegas Sun - Apr 09 10:05 AM
Wed, Apr 9, 2008 (10:02 a.m.) The pilot of the container ship that spilled 53,000 gallons of fuel oil into the San Francisco Bay was convicted of DUI and took prescription drugs that could have affected his cognitive abilities, federal investigators said Wednesday.
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Mischa Barton to accept plea deal in DUI case Open this result in new window
New Kerala - Apr 09 8:37 AM
London, April 9 : Mischa Barton has decided to accept a plea deal in her DUI case to avoid any jail time.
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Top DUI News, April 9th, 2008

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Mischa Barton makes a deal on DUI, drug charges Open this result in new window
New York Daily News - Apr 08 2:13 PM
Actress Mischa Barton will cop a plea in her DUI case, admitting she was driving drunk in exchange for marijuana possession charges being dropped, sources tell the News.
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DUI Driver Sentenced To Prison For Fatal Crash Open this result in new window
KITV Honolulu - Apr 08 2:15 PM
A judge sentences a man with four DUI convictions to 10 years in prison in connection with the death of a passenger.
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Palm Springs man charged with DUI manslaughter in October crash Open this result in new window
The Palm Beach Post - Apr 08 8:53 AM
State troopers arrested a 22-year-old man on DUI manslaughter charges stemming from an October accident that killed his passenger.
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Protect Yourself From a Costly DUI Open this result in new window
Richfield Reaper - 1 hour, 10 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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Women who drove with four children faces DUI charges Open this result in new window
phillyburbs.com - Apr 08 5:02 AM
A Richland woman was arrested for DUI after showing up drunk with four children in her vehicle to pick up her sick child from elementary school Monday morning, police said.
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DUI-buster gets an honor Open this result in new window
Miami Herald - 1 hour, 47 minutes ago
Don't drink and drive within sight of Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Terry Goswick, assigned to Troop C in the Tampa area. This week, Goswick won the department's 2007 Hurd-Smith Award for arresting the most DUI offenders last year -- 190.
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MLB | Scott Spiezio pleads guilty to DUI, gets three years probation Open this result in new window
The State - Apr 08 4:20 AM
Scott Spiezio pleads guilty to DUI, gets three years probation. Scott Spiezio pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor drunken driving and hit-and-run charges stemming from a December car crash in Orange County. Spiezio’s lawyer entered the plea as part of a plea agreement, said Farrah Emami, a spokeswoman for county prosecutors. Spiezio was ordered to serve three years probation, undergo a ...
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Andrew "Test" Martin Responds To DUI Arrest News Open this result in new window
Lords of Pain - Apr 08 7:16 AM
Tampa Bay Online has released new information regarding the weekend DUI arrest of former WWE & TNA wrestler Andrew "Test" Martin. When reached by telephone on Monday afternoon, told a reporter, "Considering I don't drink alcohol or do drugs I don't know how the DUI is going to stand."
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DUI and child seat checkpoints Open this result in new window
Saipan Tribune - Apr 08 7:13 AM
The Department of Public Safety's Traffic section will be conducting DUI/sobriety checkpoints this Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, and a seatbelt/child seat checkpoint on April 17.
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Provo jury to deliberate DUI case today Open this result in new window
Deseret Morning News - Apr 07 11:55 PM
A jury will begin deliberating today which side of a man charged with DUI they find most believable the man who some witnesses described as smelling of alcohol and acting strange, or the man who others testified as law-abiding and completely normal.
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Top DUI News, April 8th, 2008

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Provo jury to deliberate DUI case today Open this result in new window
Deseret Morning News - 1 hour, 4 minutes ago
A jury will begin deliberating today which side of a man charged with DUI they find most believable the man who some witnesses described as smelling of alcohol and acting strange, or the man who others testified as law-abiding and completely normal.
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13th DUI could be felony Open this result in new window
The Cincinnati Enquirer - Apr 07 3:16 PM
A Stonelick Township man charged with his 13th DUI is being held in the Clermont County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bail.
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DUI HOAX Open this result in new window
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette - Apr 07 9:11 PM
Mayor Gabriel J. Campana feels clarification is needed in regard to his "statements and involvement in the recent bogus DUI report concerning City Councilman Bill Hall" and has issued a statement to further "clarify the situation.
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Andrew "Test" Marted Arrested For Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Open this result in new window
Lords of Pain - Apr 07 10:46 AM
Former WWE and TNA wrestler Andrew "Test" Martin was arrested on Sunday morning in Florida for driving under the influence (DUI). According to the police report, Martin was pulled over by an off-duty police officer after she spotted a "reckless vehicle".
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DUI offenders beware Open this result in new window
WTSP - Tampa Bay's 10 News - Apr 07 9:14 AM
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is hoping to pass legislation that requires certain DUI offenders to have ignition interlock devices installed in their vehicles.
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Man jailed on 13th DUI charge Open this result in new window
The Cincinnati Enquirer - Apr 07 3:17 AM
An Owensville man charged with his 13th DUI is being held in the Clermont County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bond.
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MADD picks Fresno PD as top cop shop for DUI enforcement Open this result in new window
KSEE 24 Fresno - Apr 07 6:10 PM
For the second year in a row, Mothers Against Drunk Driving has picked the Fresno police department as the top department for DUI enforecement in California.
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Appendix 3B (DUI.AX, 00829919, 20080407) Open this result in new window
Huntleys' Stock of the Week via Yahoo!7 Finance - Apr 06 5:00 PM
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Centre County DUI / Theft Arrest Open this result in new window
WTAJ-TV Altoona - Apr 06 6:56 PM
STATE COLLEGE, CENTRE COUNTY - According to police - John Carson was arrested for vehicle theft and DUI early Saturday morning. Police say a white minivan was reported stolen - and they found Carson in it - with a blood alcohol level of .168.
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Jurors hear testimony in felony DUI trial Open this result in new window
Provo Daily Herald - 57 minutes ago
Several witnesses testified that Robert J. Vandyke had alcohol on his breath the night he was arrested, and a police officer said he found a cold but unopened can of beer in Vandyke's car. Whether that is enough to convict Vandyke of felony drunk driving remains to be seen.
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Top DUI News, April 7th, 2008

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Appendix 3B (DUI.AX, 00829919, 20080407) Open this result in new window
Huntleys' Stock of the Week via Yahoo!7 Finance - Apr 06 5:00 PM
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Centre County DUI / Theft Arrest Open this result in new window
WTAJ-TV Altoona - Apr 06 6:56 PM
STATE COLLEGE, CENTRE COUNTY - According to police - John Carson was arrested for vehicle theft and DUI early Saturday morning. Police say a white minivan was reported stolen - and they found Carson in it - with a blood alcohol level of .168.
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Owensville Man Charged With 13th DUI Open this result in new window
The Kentucky Post - Apr 06 3:36 PM
Police arrested an Owensville man on Saturday for his 13th lifetime DUI. According to authorities, 60-year-old John Stroop was arrested at 4 p.m. on US 50 in Clermont County.
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Protect Yourself From a Costly DUI Open this result in new window
Richfield Reaper - Apr 06 8:34 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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Women gets 6 years in prison for DUI, violating probation Open this result in new window
Journal Gazette & Times-Courier - Apr 05 10:44 PM
CHARLESTON — A woman’s DUI conviction led to prison time when a judge revoked her probation for earlier felony convictions.
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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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State Police arrest two at DUI Check Point Open this result in new window
Williamson Daily News - 1 hour, 14 minutes ago
WILLIAMSON – A trip to the emergency room has ended with two people behind bars and facing multiple charges.
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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.

Stories of the Week

March 31st- April 6th: Officers are tanked during DUI exercise

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 OKís 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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