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Top DUI News Week of April 21st - April 27th

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Top DUI News, April 26th, 2008

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DUI case dismissed again, solicitor plans to appeal again Open this result in new window
The Greenville News - 46 minutes ago
Magistrate Sara Davis has for the second time dismissed charges against a Greenville woman accused of DUI and whose blood sample was thrown away by a state trooper, but the county's chief prosecutor says his office will appeal again.
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Fatal DUI suspect had faced multiple previous DUI charges Open this result in new window
Lexington Herald-Leader - Apr 25 10:21 AM
A Kentucky man accused of a West Virginia drunken driving accident that killed four people had been charged with driving under the influence multiple times before. A search of Kentucky court records by The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington found eight previous DUI charges against 47-year-old Bobby Frazier of Louisa, Ky. In all, the newspaper found nearly 30 criminal complaints brought against ...
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School Administrator Resigns Following DUI Charge Open this result in new window
WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley - Apr 25 12:46 PM
READING, Pa. -- A school district administrator in Reading charged with DUI has resigned. Randy Butson, who coordinated the school district's online education program, was arrested March 8 after he crashed on Route 272. He was later charged with drunken driving.
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DUI bill passes with help from speaker Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - Apr 25 12:57 AM
The Legislature passed a bill Thursday that combines provisions from several different DUI bills.
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Deputy requests jury trial for DUI arrest Open this result in new window
WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence - Apr 25 4:05 PM
By Johnny Green Posted: Friday, April 25, 2008 at 6:53 p.m. A former Horry County Sheriff's Deputy arrested for DUI has requested a jury trial. Conway Police arrested Christopher Palmer March 30 on Kenneth Street and charged him with driving under the influence.
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Fourth DUI nets 1 year in jail for Sedgwick man Open this result in new window
Sterling Journal-Advocate - Apr 25 12:01 PM
STERLING — A 34-year-old Sedgwick man pled guilty Tuesday to his fourth DUI case in as many years.
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19-year-old pleads not guilty to hit-and-run, DUI Open this result in new window
The Daily Triplicate - Apr 25 9:07 AM
A 19-year-old man with a previous DUI conviction pled not guilty to a hit-and-run resulting in injury and driving under the influence Thursday after his car went off Lake Earl Drive early Sunday.
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Briefs: DUI charges upgraded Open this result in new window
Daily Herald - Apr 24 10:37 PM
A Lombard man who was once convicted of reckless homicide after killing two men in a crash while driving drunk had a DUI charge from last summer upgraded to the more serious charge of aggravated driving under the influence.
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Man gets 22 years in fatal DUI crash Open this result in new window
Chicago Tribune - Apr 25 8:27 PM
Harvey man gets 22 years in prison for drunken police chase that ended in fatal crash A Harvey man got 22 years in prison for driving drunk and leading police on a chase that ended in a crash that killed a Blue Island woman.
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Mock DUI shows life-changing effects of drinking and driving Open this result in new window
Sparta Expositor - Apr 24 11:42 PM
Mock DUI participants portray their parts so well that viewers almost forgot this was only "pretend."
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Top DUI News, April 25th, 2008

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Briefs: DUI charges upgraded Open this result in new window
Daily Herald - 8 minutes ago
A Lombard man who was once convicted of reckless homicide after killing two men in a crash while driving drunk had a DUI charge from last summer upgraded to the more serious charge of aggravated driving under the influence.
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Local Anchorwoman Faces DUI Charges Open this result in new window
FOX 28 South Bend - Apr 24 3:19 PM
A Michiana TV anchorwoman is facing DUI charges after an early morning arrest.
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Palm Desert Police to conduct DUI checkpoint Open this result in new window
The Desert Sun - Apr 24 2:36 PM
Palm Desert police will conduct a DUI/driver's license safety checkpoint from 7 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday.
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Murrysville Students Try DUI Simulator, Beer Goggles Open this result in new window
WTAE-TV Pittsburgh - Apr 24 12:37 PM
As students across the Pittsburgh area get ready for prom, a hands-on DUI simulator is reminding them about the dangers of driving drunk. The Allegheny Valley DUI Task Force and Students Against Destructive Decisions brought it to Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville.
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DUI felon bails out of jail to fix his broken teeth Open this result in new window
Deseret Morning News - Apr 24 12:10 AM
A man recently convicted of a felony DUI bailed out of jail a month before his sentencing not to run, but to get his teeth worked on.
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Ex-'Dog Shirley's DUI trial delayed Open this result in new window
The Fresno Bee - Apr 23 11:21 PM
Former Fresno State football player Jason Shirley's DUI trial has been moved to May 21.
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Mock DUI shows life-changing effects of drinking and driving Open this result in new window
Sparta Expositor - Apr 23 11:41 PM
Mock DUI participants portray their parts so well that viewers almost forgot this was only "pretend."
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Mock DUI shows life-changing effects of drinking and driving Open this result in new window
Sparta Expositor - Apr 23 11:42 PM
A recent "Mock DUI" at White County High School showed students how their lives could be changed in the blink of an eye if they chose to drink and drive. Emergency services personnel and student volunteers portray the characters in a prom night crash where one teenager dies from her injuries.
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Richie Sambora pleads no contest to DUI Open this result in new window
The Star-Ledger - Apr 23 12:26 PM
Hours after authorities in Orange County, Calif., formally charged Richie Sambora with DUI, the Bon Jovi guitarist pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of driving with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit, the Associated Press reports.
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Former bus driver pleads guilty to DUI Open this result in new window
The Register-Herald - Apr 23 8:17 PM
UNION — A former Monroe County school bus driver pleaded guilty to DUI with minors in a vehicle Wednesday and will be sentenced at an undetermined date.
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Top DUI News, April 24th, 2008

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DUI felon bails out of jail to fix his broken teeth Open this result in new window
Deseret Morning News - 3 minutes ago
A man recently convicted of a felony DUI bailed out of jail a month before his sentencing not to run, but to get his teeth worked on.
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Mock DUI shows life-changing effects of drinking and driving Open this result in new window
Sparta Expositor - 31 minutes ago
A recent "Mock DUI" at White County High School showed students how their lives could be changed in the blink of an eye if they chose to drink and drive. Emergency services personnel and student volunteers portray the characters in a prom night crash where one teenager dies from her injuries.
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Colleges report 4/23/08: Ex-’Dog Shirley’s DUI trial delayed Open this result in new window
The Fresno Bee - 52 minutes ago
Former Fresno State football player Jason Shirley's DUI trial has been moved to May 21.
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Mock DUI shows life-changing effects of drinking and driving Open this result in new window
Sparta Expositor - 32 minutes ago
Mock DUI participants portray their parts so well that viewers almost forgot this was only "pretend."
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Richie Sambora pleads no contest to DUI Open this result in new window
The Star-Ledger - Apr 23 12:26 PM
Hours after authorities in Orange County, Calif., formally charged Richie Sambora with DUI, the Bon Jovi guitarist pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of driving with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit, the Associated Press reports.
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Former bus driver pleads guilty to DUI Open this result in new window
The Register-Herald - Apr 23 8:17 PM
UNION — A former Monroe County school bus driver pleaded guilty to DUI with minors in a vehicle Wednesday and will be sentenced at an undetermined date.
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Richie Sambora’s DUI charge Open this result in new window
NZCity - Apr 23 4:08 PM
Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) yesterday (22.04.08).
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Update: Driver Charged with Negligent DUI Open this result in new window
WLBT 3 Jackson - Apr 23 12:49 PM
A woman accused of injuring a Brandon woman and her 4 year old daughter in a drunk driving accident has now been charged. Tonya Gann faces two counts of negligent DUI for the March 25th wreck that partially paralyzed little Graceyn Thrailkill.
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Former Hokie in court for DUI charge Open this result in new window
WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke - Apr 23 3:37 PM
Former Hokie wide receiver Josh Hyman was in Montgomery County court Wednesday morning for a DUI charge. Hyman was arrested in October 2006, last April a judge took the case under advisement.
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Driver charged with DUI in crash Open this result in new window
The Clarion-Ledger - Apr 22 11:12 PM
Nearly a month after a wreck in Rankin County that critically injured a Brandon woman and left her 4-year-old daughter partially paralyzed, the driver who struck the mother's minivan is facing DUI-related charges.
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Top DUI News, April 23rd, 2008

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Richie Sambora Charged with DUI Open this result in new window
Hollywood.com - Apr 22 12:12 PM
Bon Jovi star Richie Sambora has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence (DUI)--but has reportedly escaped a charge of child endangerment.
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Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora Plea-Bargains DUI; Gets Probation, Fine: Report Open this result in new window
MTV Asia - Apr 22 7:35 PM
Just hours after Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora was officially charged with two misdemeanor counts of DUI, he plea-bargained the case, according to TMZ.
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Bill Advances Setting Curbs On DUI Advertising By Lawyers Open this result in new window
The Chattanoogan - Apr 22 5:57 PM
Legislation passed the Finance, Ways, and Means Committee barring DUI lawyers from advertising that they offer discounts for anyone charged with DUI or that they are DUI specialists.
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People in the News: Bon Jovi guitarist charged with DUI Open this result in new window
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Apr 22 3:09 PM
Richie Sambora faces two DUI counts ... woman who hit SUV carrying Sandra Bullock pleads not guilty ... and more.
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Summerville state sen. charged with DUI says arrest was political Open this result in new window
WIS News 10 Columbia - Apr 22 2:42 PM
DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Dorchester County Sheriff is standing by his deputies after they arrested State Senator Randy Scott on a DUI charge.
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Bon Jovi - Sambora Charged With Dui Open this result in new window
ContactMusic - Apr 22 12:16 PM
BON JOVI star RICHIE SAMBORA has been charged with two misdemeanour counts of driving under the influence (DUI) - but has reportedly escaped a charge of child ...
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Richie Sambora pleads out DUI case in California
Richie Sambora pleads out DUI case in California Open this result in new window
AP via Yahoo! News - Apr 22 3:43 PM
Richie Sambora struck a deal with prosecutors Tuesday just hours after they filed drunken driving charges against him, pleading no contest to one misdemeanor count of driving with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit.
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Richie Sambora charged with DUI Open this result in new window
CNN.com - Apr 22 12:43 PM
SANTA ANA, California (AP) -- Richie Sambora was charged Tuesday with drunken driving following his arrest last month when his blood-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit, prosecutors said.
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Top Gun DUI Defense Attorney(R) Myles L. Berman Announces Chicago-Kent College of Law Endowed Scholarship Recipients Open this result in new window
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance - Apr 22 7:00 AM
Mr. Myles L. Berman, whose gift established the Chicago-Kent College of Law Top Gun DUI Defense Attorneyģ Myles L. Berman Endowed Scholarship, announced today the recipients for 2007-2008 and 2006-2007 academic years.
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Top DUI News, April 22nd, 2008

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DUI detail at Country Thunder nets 22 arrests Open this result in new window
East Valley Tribune - 48 minutes ago
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office is calling its DUI detail for the annual Country Thunder music event this past weekend a success in keeping residents safe.
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High School Principal Charged With DUI Open this result in new window
WLKY Louisville - Apr 21 1:37 PM
The principal of John Hardin High School is facing a DUI charge after a traffic stop in Elizabethtown.
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Area high school principal charged with DUI Open this result in new window
WHAS TV11 Louisville - Apr 21 1:51 PM
Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - An Elizabethtown High School principal is facing charges of driving under the influence. Alvin Garrison, the Principal at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, was arrested Sunday night for DUI and speeding.
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S.C. DUI law still lags N.C.'s Open this result in new window
The Charlotte Observer - Apr 21 6:10 AM
When S.C. state troopers chase a drunken-driving suspect into North Carolina, the driver can be given the choice of where to face charges. "They always want to come back to South Carolina," said Kevin Brackett, solicitor for York County. Last week, S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford signed a law toughening the state's DUI law, which will go into effect next year. But critics say it will still be a pale ...
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Senator DUI Tape Released Open this result in new window
WCBD-TV Charleston - Apr 21 3:40 PM
Video taken from the deputy's cruiser the night South Carolina senator Randy Scott was arrested for DUI shows the senator running a stop sign and weaving.
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DUI death: Driver charged with murder in crash Open this result in new window
The Evening Sun - Apr 21 8:12 AM
A York County woman who already served prison time for killing a man in 1990 while driving drunk was charged Friday with murder and homicide by vehicle while DUI for the November death of another man.
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DUI prosecutors could lose funding under open container bill Open this result in new window
The Jackson Sun - Apr 21 9:40 AM
NASHVILLE — A legislative proposal to expand Tennessee’s ban on open alcohol containers in cars could have the unintended consequence of cutting funding for specialized drunken-driving prosecutors and police overtime for enhanced DUI enforcement.
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Mock DUI shows life-changing effects of drinking and driving Open this result in new window
Sparta Expositor - Apr 21 7:42 AM
Mock DUI participants portray their parts so well that viewers almost forgot this was only "pretend."
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Mock DUI shows life-changing effects of drinking and driving Open this result in new window
Sparta Expositor - Apr 21 7:43 AM
A recent "Mock DUI" at White County High School showed students how their lives could be changed in the blink of an eye if they chose to drink and drive. Emergency services personnel and student volunteers portray the characters in a prom night crash where one teenager dies from her injuries.
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Nine DUI Arrests in Kanawha Open this result in new window
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 West Virginia - Apr 21 7:41 AM
Nine people were arrested on DUI charges this weekend in Kanawha County.
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Top DUI News, April 21st, 2008

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S.C. DUI law still lags N.C.'s Open this result in new window
The Charlotte Observer - 1 hour, 57 minutes ago
When S.C. state troopers chase a drunken-driving suspect into North Carolina, the driver can be given the choice of where to face charges. "They always want to come back to South Carolina," said Kevin Brackett, solicitor for York County. Last week, S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford signed a law toughening the state's DUI law, which will go into effect next year. But critics say it will still be a pale ...
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DUI death: Driver charged with murder in crash Open this result in new window
The Evening Sun - 39 minutes ago
A York County woman who already served prison time for killing a man in 1990 while driving drunk was charged Friday with murder and homicide by vehicle while DUI for the November death of another man.
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Open-container bill could jeopardize DUI prosecutions Open this result in new window
The Tennessean - Apr 21 12:18 AM
A legislative proposal to expand Tennessee's ban on open alcohol containers in cars could have the unintended consequence of cutting funding for specialized drunken-driving prosecutors and police overtime for enhanced DUI enforcement.
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Mock DUI shows life-changing effects of drinking and driving Open this result in new window
Sparta Expositor - 25 minutes ago
Mock DUI participants portray their parts so well that viewers almost forgot this was only "pretend."
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Mock DUI shows life-changing effects of drinking and driving Open this result in new window
Sparta Expositor - 25 minutes ago
A recent "Mock DUI" at White County High School showed students how their lives could be changed in the blink of an eye if they chose to drink and drive. Emergency services personnel and student volunteers portray the characters in a prom night crash where one teenager dies from her injuries.
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Nine DUI Arrests in Kanawha Open this result in new window
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 West Virginia - 26 minutes ago
Nine people were arrested on DUI charges this weekend in Kanawha County.
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Senator Charged with DUI Open this result in new window
WCBD-TV Charleston - Apr 20 8:40 PM
A state senator now faces a DUI charge in Dorchester County. Police pulled over Summerville state Senator Randy Scott Saturday night on Froman Drive in Summerville. Officials say he did not successfully complete a field sobriety test. Police arrested Scott and took him to the Dorchester County jail.
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DUI sweep in Guadalupe Open this result in new window
FOX 10 Phoenix - Apr 20 6:01 PM
People in Guadalupe gathered to celebrate ''Dia De Guadalupe'' on Sunday. But the big surprise came when Sheriff Deputies showed up for a DUI sweep. FOX 10's Sarah Acevedo reports.
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'DUI Saturation Patrol' A Success In Chula Vista Open this result in new window
KGTV San Diego - Apr 20 12:55 PM
Seven people were arrested for suspected drunken driving during a seven-hour "DUI saturation patrol" in Chula Vista, a police agent says.
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Lawmakers consider special locks for DUI vehicles Open this result in new window
WCAX-TV Vermont - 51 minutes ago
Associated Press - April 21, 2008 10:05 AM ET MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he wants Vermont to study special ignition locks for repeat drunken...
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Top DUI News, April 27th, 2008

Boise Police officer charged with DUI Open this result in new window
KTVB Boise - Apr 26 4:12 PM
An off-duty Boise Police officer has been charged with DUI. The arrest happened early Saturday morning near Curtis Road and W. Irving Street.
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Off-duty Boise officer charged with DUI Open this result in new window
The Idaho Statesman - Apr 26 11:16 PM
An off-duty Boise police officer was charged with DUI early Saturday morning.
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DUI case dismissed again, solicitor plans to appeal again Open this result in new window
The Greenville News - Apr 25 11:07 PM
Magistrate Sara Davis has for the second time dismissed charges against a Greenville woman accused of DUI and whose blood sample was thrown away by a state trooper, but the county's chief prosecutor says his office will appeal again.
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Mock DUI shows life-changing effects of drinking and driving Open this result in new window
Sparta Expositor - Apr 26 4:27 AM
A recent "Mock DUI" at White County High School showed students how their lives could be changed in the blink of an eye if they chose to drink and drive. Emergency services personnel and student volunteers portray the characters in a prom night crash where one teenager dies from her injuries.
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Fatal DUI suspect had faced multiple previous DUI charges Open this result in new window
Lexington Herald-Leader - Apr 25 10:21 AM
A Kentucky man accused of a West Virginia drunken driving accident that killed four people had been charged with driving under the influence multiple times before. A search of Kentucky court records by The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington found eight previous DUI charges against 47-year-old Bobby Frazier of Louisa, Ky. In all, the newspaper found nearly 30 criminal complaints brought against ...
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School Administrator Resigns Following DUI Charge Open this result in new window
WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley - Apr 25 12:46 PM
READING, Pa. -- A school district administrator in Reading charged with DUI has resigned. Randy Butson, who coordinated the school district's online education program, was arrested March 8 after he crashed on Route 272. He was later charged with drunken driving.
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DUI bill passes with help from speaker Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - Apr 25 12:57 AM
The Legislature passed a bill Thursday that combines provisions from several different DUI bills.
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Deputy requests jury trial for DUI arrest Open this result in new window
WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence - Apr 25 4:05 PM
By Johnny Green Posted: Friday, April 25, 2008 at 6:53 p.m. A former Horry County Sheriff's Deputy arrested for DUI has requested a jury trial. Conway Police arrested Christopher Palmer March 30 on Kenneth Street and charged him with driving under the influence.
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Fourth DUI nets 1 year in jail for Sedgwick man Open this result in new window
Sterling Journal-Advocate - Apr 25 12:01 PM
STERLING — A 34-year-old Sedgwick man pled guilty Tuesday to his fourth DUI case in as many years.
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19-year-old pleads not guilty to hit-and-run, DUI Open this result in new window
The Daily Triplicate - Apr 25 9:07 AM
A 19-year-old man with a previous DUI conviction pled not guilty to a hit-and-run resulting in injury and driving under the influence Thursday after his car went off Lake Earl Drive early Sunday.

Stories of the Week

April 14th - April 20th: Nuggets' Anthony Apologizes for Arrest on DUI Charge

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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