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

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Top DUI News, April 20th, 2008

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With little training, many state troopers must try their own DUI cases Open this result in new window
The Rock Hill Herald - 55 minutes ago
Last week in a magistrate's office in Richburg, two state troopers sat in a small wood-paneled room as the judge passed sentences in DUI cases.
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Greenville woman challenges DUI on grounds trooper threw away evidence Open this result in new window
The Greenville News - Apr 19 6:51 PM
Woman charged with DUI says evidence would have proven the prescribed medicine she took didn't impair her ability to drive.
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S.C. troopers must try DUI cases in court Open this result in new window
The Myrtle Beach Sun News - 30 minutes ago
Recently in a magistrate's office in Richburg, two state troopers sat in a small wood-paneled room as the judge passed sentences in DUI cases.
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Indio Police DUI checkpoint: 1,154 cars screened, no arrests Open this result in new window
The Desert Sun - Apr 19 12:52 PM
Police conducted a DUI sobriety checkpoint Friday night where more than 1,000 cars were screened but no arrests were made, according to an Indio Police Department news release.
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DUI Enforcement Open this result in new window
KMVT Twin Falls - Apr 19 2:49 PM
Drunk drivers didn't have far to go last night as the Idaho State Police were out patrolling the highways as part of a federal grant they received for dui enforcement.
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Mock DUI show life-changing effects of drinking and driving Open this result in new window
Sparta Expositor - Apr 19 4:56 AM
Mock DUI participants portray their parts so well that viewers almost forgot this was only "pretend."
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156 DUI Cases Linked to Illinois Officer Dropped Open this result in new window
Officer.com - 1 hour, 33 minutes ago
The officer faces felony charges of perjury, official misconduct and obstruction of justice.
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1 Killed In Suspected DUI Crash In Glendora Open this result in new window
CBS 2 Los Angeles - Apr 18 6:23 AM
A suspected DUI driver slammed into a stalled car on a freeway in Glendora on Friday, killing a 20-year-old man inside the disabled vehicle, authorities said. The first accident was reported around 1:40 a.m. on the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway just east of Grand Avenue, when a Ford Focus struck the center divider, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Palm Beach Gardens man begins 10-year term for DUI manslaughter Open this result in new window
The Palm Beach Post - Apr 18 6:05 AM
John B. Perkins, who pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter last month, has turned himself in to the Palm Beach County jail to being serving a 10-year sentence.
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DUI reforms target repeat offenders; lawmakers discuss ignition interlocks Open this result in new window
The Barre Montpelier Times Argus - Apr 18 7:07 AM
MONTPELIER -- House lawmakers are taking cautious steps toward requiring ignition interlocks in the vehicles of drunken driving offenders as part of a series of reforms to the state's DUI laws. ... - By Daniel Barlow Vermont Press Bureau
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Top DUI News, April 19th, 2008

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1 Killed In Suspected DUI Crash In Glendora Open this result in new window
CBS 2 Los Angeles - Apr 18 6:23 AM
A suspected DUI driver slammed into a stalled car on a freeway in Glendora on Friday, killing a 20-year-old man inside the disabled vehicle, authorities said. The first accident was reported around 1:40 a.m. on the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway just east of Grand Avenue, when a Ford Focus struck the center divider, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Palm Beach Gardens man begins 10-year term for DUI manslaughter Open this result in new window
The Palm Beach Post - Apr 18 6:05 AM
John B. Perkins, who pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter last month, has turned himself in to the Palm Beach County jail to being serving a 10-year sentence.
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DUI reforms target repeat offenders; lawmakers discuss ignition interlocks Open this result in new window
The Barre Montpelier Times Argus - Apr 18 7:07 AM
MONTPELIER -- House lawmakers are taking cautious steps toward requiring ignition interlocks in the vehicles of drunken driving offenders as part of a series of reforms to the state's DUI laws. ... - By Daniel Barlow Vermont Press Bureau
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Mock DUI show life-changing effects of drinking and driving Open this result in new window
Sparta Expositor - Apr 18 1:11 PM
Mock DUI participants portray their parts so well that viewers almost forgot this was only "pretend."
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Ex-detective pleads guilty to 2 DUI charges Open this result in new window
Seattle Times - Apr 18 12:40 AM
A woman once accused of being the state's drunkest driver pleaded guilty Thursday in Redmond to two DUI charges stemming from arrests a...
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Man Pleads Guilty to Felony DUI Open this result in new window
WSPA Spartanburg - Apr 18 8:35 AM
A drunk driver asks the family of the woman he killed for forgiveness before being sent to prison. 31-year-old John Thomas Botchie pleaded guilty this morning to two counts of felony DUI. Last April he ran a stop sign in Cherokee County and killed 66-year-old Francis Dickens.
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Cab driver booked on DUI charges Open this result in new window
St. Petersburg Times - Apr 17 5:29 PM
CLEARWATER -- A cab driver who crashed into a Pinellas County Sheriff's sergeant and candidate for sheriff turned himself in this afternoon on charges of DUI causing serious injury and property damage. Lloyd Melvin Younglove, 58, (left) was driving a...
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Carbon County justice of the peace gets DUI Open this result in new window
The Montana Standard - Apr 17 11:34 PM
RED LODGE (AP) — Carbon County Justice of the Peace Johnny Seiffert was cited for drunken driving after a rollover accident over the weekend. The Montana Highway Patrol issued the misdemeanor DUI ticket after Seiffert crashed his vehicle on Highway 78 at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
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156 DUI Cases Linked to Indicted Chicago Cop Dropped Open this result in new window
FOX News Chicago - Apr 17 4:20 PM
The Cook County state’s attorney’s office has dropped more than 150 DUI cases in which indicted Chicago cop John Haleas was the arresting officer, officials said.
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11:40 a.m. GPD to conduct DUI checkpoints Open this result in new window
Pacific Daily News - Apr 17 6:45 PM
11:40 a.m. April 18— The Guam Police Department's Highway Patrol Division will be conducting DUI checkpoints along major roadways tonight and tomorrow night.
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Top DUI News, April 18th, 2008

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Ex-detective pleads guilty to 2 DUI charges Open this result in new window
Seattle Times - 1 hour, 3 minutes ago
A woman once accused of being the state's drunkest driver pleaded guilty Thursday in Redmond to two DUI charges stemming from arrests a...
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Cab driver booked on DUI charges Open this result in new window
St. Petersburg Times - Apr 17 5:29 PM
CLEARWATER -- A cab driver who crashed into a Pinellas County Sheriff's sergeant and candidate for sheriff turned himself in this afternoon on charges of DUI causing serious injury and property damage. Lloyd Melvin Younglove, 58, (left) was driving a...
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Carbon County justice of the peace gets DUI Open this result in new window
The Montana Standard - 2 hours, 9 minutes ago
RED LODGE (AP) — Carbon County Justice of the Peace Johnny Seiffert was cited for drunken driving after a rollover accident over the weekend. The Montana Highway Patrol issued the misdemeanor DUI ticket after Seiffert crashed his vehicle on Highway 78 at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
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156 DUI Cases Linked to Indicted Chicago Cop Dropped Open this result in new window
FOX News Chicago - Apr 17 4:20 PM
The Cook County state’s attorney’s office has dropped more than 150 DUI cases in which indicted Chicago cop John Haleas was the arresting officer, officials said.
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11:40 a.m. GPD to conduct DUI checkpoints Open this result in new window
Pacific Daily News - Apr 17 6:45 PM
11:40 a.m. April 18— The Guam Police Department's Highway Patrol Division will be conducting DUI checkpoints along major roadways tonight and tomorrow night.
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Portsmouth police officer arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
13 News, WVEC Hampton Roads - Apr 17 2:51 PM
PORTSMOUTH -- In the early hours Thursday, police arrested an officer for a DUI. Around 1:53 a.m., police say Officer Wayne Sherman's vehicle struck the rear end of a vehicle in front of him southbound on the Portsmouth side of the Midtown Tunnel.
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CHP's anti-DUI crackdown wins extension for Highway 1 in north Monterey County Open this result in new window
The Salinas Californian - Apr 17 5:20 AM
MOSS LANDING - A crackdown on drunken driving that's been credited with reducing DUI fatalities along Highway 1 in north Monterey County has won funding for at least seven additional months.
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IMAGES: Police Investigate One-Car Crash As Possible DUI Open this result in new window
WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley - Apr 17 1:36 PM
A one-car crash in Pequea Township, Lancaster County, that police said might have involved DUI left two people shaken and an Audi S4 mangled Thursday.
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Police commission fires Kildeer officer over DUI arrest Open this result in new window
Daily Herald - 2 hours, 28 minutes ago
Kildeer police Officer Suzan Jackson was fired Thursday night, more than three months after she was charged with drunken driving while traveling 101 mph.
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DUI patrols ready for Blue-White weekend Open this result in new window
Centre Daily Times - Apr 16 2:37 PM
Police agencies that are part of the Centre County Alcohol Task Force have announced there will be increased roving DUI patrols and Cops in Shops details throughout the upcoming Blue-White weekend.
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Top DUI News, April 17th, 2008

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DUI crackdown in Monterey County wins extension Open this result in new window
The Salinas Californian - 2 hours, 27 minutes ago
MOSS LANDING — A crackdown on drunken driving that’s been credited with reducing DUI fatalities along Highway 1 in north Monterey County has won funding for at least seven additional months.
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Carbon County justice of the peace gets DUI Open this result in new window
The Montana Standard - 1 hour, 58 minutes ago
RED LODGE (AP) — Carbon County Justice of the Peace Johnny Seiffert was cited for drunken driving after a rollover accident over the weekend. The Montana Highway Patrol issued the misdemeanor DUI ticket after Seiffert crashed his vehicle on Highway 78 at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
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DUI patrols ready for Blue-White weekend Open this result in new window
Centre Daily Times - Apr 16 2:37 PM
Police agencies that are part of the Centre County Alcohol Task Force have announced there will be increased roving DUI patrols and Cops in Shops details throughout the upcoming Blue-White weekend.
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DUI checkpoint this weekend Open this result in new window
Bradenton Herald - Apr 16 10:15 AM
Manatee County Sheriff's deputies and other law enforces will be conducting a DUI checkpoint this weekend on a major roadway in southern Manatee County.
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Sambora May Face More Than DUI Charge Open this result in new window
ABC News - Apr 16 7:53 AM
Police seek a child endangerment charge in the Bon Jovi guitarist's DUI case.
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Anthony apologizes for DUI charges Open this result in new window
The Charlotte Observer - Apr 16 12:10 AM
Notebook Anthony apologizes for DUI charges Nuggets All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony said Tuesday he was "truly sorry" for his arrest on DUI charges, and police denied giving him special treatment, even though one officer gave him a lift after his arrest and another drove his car to a city lot."I'm here to man up to my mistake, just to let you know that I'm truly sorry for what happened ...
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Willis ends DUI case with lesser plea Open this result in new window
Detroit Tigers - Apr 16 4:12 PM
Willis ends DUI case with lesser plea
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Nuggets' Anthony apologizes for DUI arrest Open this result in new window
Philadelphia Daily News - Apr 16 12:16 AM
Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony said yesterday he was "truly sorry" for his arrest on DUI charges in Denver, and police denied giving him special treatment, even though an officer gave him a lift after his arrest and another drove his car to a city lot.
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Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony apologizes for DUI arrest Open this result in new window
Seattle Times - Apr 16 12:27 AM
Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony said Tuesday he was "truly sorry" for his arrest on DUI charges, and police denied giving him special...
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Nuggets' Anthony Apologizes for Arrest on DUI Charge Open this result in new window
Washington Post - Apr 15 11:55 AM
DENVER -- Nuggets All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony said Tuesday he was "truly sorry" for his arrest on DUI charges, and police denied giving him special treatment, even though one officer gave him a lift after his arrest and another drove his car to a city lot.
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Top DUI News, April 16th, 2008

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Anthony apologizes for DUI charges Open this result in new window
The Charlotte Observer - 47 minutes ago
Notebook Anthony apologizes for DUI charges Nuggets All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony said Tuesday he was "truly sorry" for his arrest on DUI charges, and police denied giving him special treatment, even though one officer gave him a lift after his arrest and another drove his car to a city lot."I'm here to man up to my mistake, just to let you know that I'm truly sorry for what happened ...
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Nuggets' Anthony apologizes for DUI arrest Open this result in new window
Philadelphia Daily News - 40 minutes ago
Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony said yesterday he was "truly sorry" for his arrest on DUI charges in Denver, and police denied giving him special treatment, even though an officer gave him a lift after his arrest and another drove his car to a city lot.
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Nuggets' Anthony Apologizes for Arrest on DUI Charge Open this result in new window
Washington Post - Apr 15 11:55 AM
DENVER -- Nuggets All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony said Tuesday he was "truly sorry" for his arrest on DUI charges, and police denied giving him special treatment, even though one officer gave him a lift after his arrest and another drove his car to a city lot.
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Sanford signs new DUI law Open this result in new window
The Times and Democrat - 1 hour, 1 minute ago
COLUMBIA -- Governor Mark Sanford on Tuesday signed H.3496, a new law to toughen the state's DUI penalties and remove enforcement loopholes, which the governor called for in his State of the State address as part of his "First 30 Days Agenda."
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Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony apologizes for DUI arrest Open this result in new window
Seattle Times - 30 minutes ago
Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony said Tuesday he was "truly sorry" for his arrest on DUI charges, and police denied giving him special...
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Ex-Bucs Player Boston To Attend Hearing On DUI Open this result in new window
The Tampa Tribune - Apr 15 7:19 PM
Former Bucs wide receiver David Boston will appear in a Pinellas courtroom on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing stemming from his DUI arrest in Pinellas Park in August.
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Denver Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony apologizes for DUI Open this result in new window
Pioneer Press - 1 hour, 8 minutes ago
Denver Nuggets all-star forward Carmelo Anthony said Tuesday he was "truly sorry" for his arrest on DUI charges, and police denied giving him special treatment, even though one officer gave him a lift after his arrest and another drove his car to a city lot.
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Sanford signs DUI reform bill Open this result in new window
The Greenville News - 1 hour, 50 minutes ago
COLUMBIA -- An Easley man who survived severe injuries in a Christmas Eve 2001 auto crash expressed his gratitude for a DUI reform bill signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Mark Sanford.
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Man faces 30 years in DUI deaths Open this result in new window
Bradenton Herald - Apr 15 9:54 PM
A Bradenton man accused of driving drunk last year and killing three people while searching for drugs pleaded guilty Tuesday to multiple DUI-related charges.
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DUI charge against Buccaneers LB June dropped Open this result in new window
ESPN - Apr 15 8:45 AM
A DUI charge filed against Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Cato June last year has been dropped.
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Top DUI News, April 15th, 2008

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Scoop: Richie Sambora's DUI troubles might get worse Open this result in new window
MSNBC - Apr 14 8:50 PM
Close friends of Richie Sambora’s are distraught over the idea that the Bon Jovi guitarist might be facing a child endangerment charge in addition to a DUI charge.
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Penalties in DUI law toughen up Open this result in new window
The State - 2 hours, 34 minutes ago
Gov. Mark Sanford today will sign off on a dramatically rewritten drunken driving law that imposes tougher penalties and eliminates what police and victim advocates call loopholes in exiting law. The new law ties penalties to a driver’s blood-alcohol level and prior DUI record — the higher the blood-alcohol content and more prior offenses, the stiffer the penalty. Sanford has been pushing ...
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DUI Charge Dropped Against Bucs LB June Open this result in new window
The Tampa Tribune - 2 hours, 54 minutes ago
Bucs linebacker Cato June had the DUI charge brought against him last fall dropped by the state's attorney on Monday, according to attorney Ron Hanes.
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Suspect in hit-run did prison time for DUI Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - Apr 14 2:31 PM
A Mesa woman suspected of leaving the scene of an accident that left a 3-year-old boy in critical condition served more than three years in prison on a felony aggravated DUI conviction.
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DUI patrol nets 6 arrests, more than 300 citations Open this result in new window
The Palm Beach Post - Apr 14 3:42 PM
Results from a DUI saturation patrol between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. on April 11 yielded six DUI arrests and 310 citations.
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Anthony arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
The Sports Network - Apr 14 11:45 AM
Anthony arrested for DUI
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Nuggets' Anthony nabbed on DUI suspicion Open this result in new window
Lexington Herald-Leader - Apr 14 12:28 PM
NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony was arrested early Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, hours after his worst game of the season. The Denver Nuggets forward was arrested on Interstate 25, police said. He was alone in the car and pulled over for weaving and not dimming his lights. Detective Sharon Hahn said Anthony failed a series of sobriety tests. He was charged with DUI, ...
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Anthony's DUI stop was 2nd run-in of 2008 Open this result in new window
9 News Denver - Apr 14 11:24 AM
DENVER – Denver Nuggets All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony was arrested on suspicion of DUI early Monday morning, hours after scoring 11 points in a Nuggets win.
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Defense Attorney Says New DUI Law Too Tough Open this result in new window
WYFF 4 Greenville - Apr 14 2:40 PM
When Gov. Mark Sanford signs South Carolina's new DUI law at a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, he'll likely get a lot of cheers.
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I-95 DUI patrol in Palm Beach County makes arrests Open this result in new window
Sun-Sentinel - Apr 14 5:32 AM
The results of an eight-hour DUI saturation patrol along Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County are in.
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Top DUI News, April 14th, 2008

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Roxas arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
Washington State University Daily Evergreen - 30 minutes ago
Offensive lineman Andrew Roxas, 19, was arrested around 2:20 a.m. Sunday on Colorado Street for driving under the influence of alcohol. State DUI law sets the blood-alcohol limit for those under 21 at .02, while the limit is .08 for those over 21. Both offenses are misdemeanors.
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4:15 p.m. - GPD conducting DUI checkpoints tonight Open this result in new window
Pacific Daily News - 2 hours, 41 minutes ago
4:15 p.m. April 14— The Guam Police Department will conducting DUI checkpoints tonight. GPD spokesman Officer Allan Guzman said the checkpoints will be conducted along major thoroughfares.
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Mock DUI drill comes alive Open this result in new window
The Macomb Journal - Apr 13 8:35 PM
MACOMB - As prom season approaches, the issue of underage drinking is a critical topic for students to understand, so to help educate local students, Western Emergency Medical Services held its 17th annual Mock DUI drill Friday.
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Mock DUI captivates students Open this result in new window
The Western Courier - Apr 13 8:57 PM
Thursday, a mock DUI was held in front of the Spencer Student Recreation Center to show the dangerous effects of drunk driving, especially among college students.
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Man charged with felony DUI Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - Apr 13 7:48 AM
A Billings man was charged Friday in Justice Court with felony DUI.
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Driver gets DUI citation after fatality at PIR Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - 1 hour, 25 minutes ago
A woman was struck and killed walking from Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale on Friday night.
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Britney slams into car but aces DUI test Open this result in new window
New York Daily News - 54 minutes ago
News flash! Britney Spears was sober when she got behind the wheel in Los Angeles. The pop wreck passed an alcohol breath test after she got into a minor fender bender - and was released without being cited.
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Man Hit & Killed By Car, Friend Charged With DUI Open this result in new window
KPLC Lake Charles - Apr 13 9:21 PM
A DeQuincy woman is free on bond after running over her friend with her car. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says it happened around 7 p.m. Saturday off Douglas and Rigmaiden Roads in DeQuincy.
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Man arrested for attempting to run over police officer, arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
KJCT 8 Grand Junction - Apr 13 6:48 PM
A Clifton man sits in a jail cell after police say he tried to run over an off duty police officer. Police say 22 year-old Corey Marcella was driving at around 2:30 Sunday morning on 32 road when he almost hit an off-duty police officer who was jogging.

Stories of the Week

April 7th - April 13th: 60-year-old Owensville Man Charged With 13th DUI

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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