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Top DUI News Week of August 4th - August 10th

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Top DUI News, August 10th, 2008

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Man Arrested For DUI Manslaughter Open this result in new window
NBC 15 Mobile - 2 hours, 24 minutes ago
A Niceville man is charged with DUI manslaughter.
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PSL mother, daughter arrested on DUI charges Open this result in new window
Stuart News - Aug 09 3:11 PM
If you’re arrested on DUI charges, don't call someone to drive you home who might also be drunk.
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Man Flips SUV Into Yard, Charged With DUI Open this result in new window
KFYR-TV Bismarck - Aug 09 8:28 PM
A 26-year-old man is charged with DUI after flipping his SUV into someone`s yard early this morning in Bismarck. It happened northeast of 4th and Divide just after midnight. Police say the driver came around a corner way too fast, hit a light pole, and flipped into a yard.
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Police arrest woman, cite her for DUI Open this result in new window
The Barre Montpelier Times Argus - Aug 09 12:12 AM
BRATTLEBORO -- Police arrested a Saxtons River woman and cited her for DUI Thursday night after she allegedly damaged her car while driving backwards on an interstate on-ramp. ...
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Decatur police making a point with DUI, speed patrols Open this result in new window
Herald & Review - 1 hour, 46 minutes ago
DECATUR - Decatur police officers and Macon County sheriff's deputies are focusing on drivers who are speeding or under the influence while behind the wheel.
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Police to run DUI checks tonight for 8/8/08 Open this result in new window
The Wichita Eagle - Aug 08 10:03 AM
The Wichita Police Department is stepping up its DUI enforcement starting tonight in west Wichita for a new campaign, "Point 08 on 08-08-08." The campaign kicks off at 11 p.m. and runs until 3 a.m. Saturday. Officers are targeting drivers whose blood alcohol content is above the .08 percent legal limit.
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DUI sweeps net scofflaws Open this result in new window
The Sacramento Bee - Aug 09 1:51 PM
Many folks who get caught drinking and driving are under the impression that if they simply avoid the court system, the whole thing might fade away.
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Man Tased at DUI Checkpoint Open this result in new window
WTAJ-TV Altoona - Aug 09 7:18 PM
LOGAN TOWNSHIP, BLAIR COUNTY - The checkpoint was held by 9 Police Departments in Blair County last night. Police say as that checkpoint was wrapping up, a man ran right through it. We're told police went after him. The suspect had to be tased 4 times before he was finally brought into custody.
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Woman called to help after DUI arrest also arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
The Palm Beach Post - Aug 09 11:27 AM
A woman called to pick up passengers in a car after the driver was arrested for drunk driving last night soon joined the driver in jail after police said she too arrived at the scene drunk.
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DUI checkpoint dates scheduled for August Open this result in new window
Visalia Times-Delta / Tulare Advance-Register - Aug 08 6:02 AM
Cities in Tulare County have released the dates they will be setting up DUI checkpoints this month.
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Top DUI News, August 9th, 2008

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Police to run DUI checks tonight for 8/8/08 Open this result in new window
The Wichita Eagle - Aug 08 10:03 AM
The Wichita Police Department is stepping up its DUI enforcement starting tonight in west Wichita for a new campaign, "Point 08 on 08-08-08." The campaign kicks off at 11 p.m. and runs until 3 a.m. Saturday. Officers are targeting drivers whose blood alcohol content is above the .08 percent legal limit.
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DUI checkpoint dates scheduled for August Open this result in new window
Visalia Times-Delta / Tulare Advance-Register - Aug 08 6:02 AM
Cities in Tulare County have released the dates they will be setting up DUI checkpoints this month.
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Tempe DUI suspect had 2 children in car Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - 1 hour, 39 minutes ago
Police arrested a Tempe man on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol while two minor children were in the vehicle.
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Pittsburgh Man Gets 2 Years For 8th DUI; D.A. Buying His Pickup Open this result in new window
WTAE-TV Pittsburgh - Aug 07 11:00 AM
A Pittsburgh man was sentenced to up to two years in prison for his eighth drunken driving offense, angering anti-DUI advocates who believe the sentence was too light.
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Man sentenced for DUI murder Open this result in new window
KTVA Anchorage - 1 hour, 58 minutes ago
A man has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for being intoxicated and behind the wheel when his car collided with another, killing a mother and seriously injuring three others.
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MADD Speaks Out Over DUI Offender's Sentence Open this result in new window
KDKA Pittsburgh - Aug 07 5:30 AM
Members of the group, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, are speaking out today over the sentence a local man is facing after pleading guilty to his eighth DUI offense. Back in June of 2007, 44-year-old Brian Patrick, of Lawrenceville, was arrested in Oakland for an alleged road rage incident.
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Arkansas LB Burton sentenced for DUI Open this result in new window
Fox Sports - Aug 08 3:10 PM
Arkansas backup linebacker Freddy Burton was sentenced Friday to an alcohol awareness class and must pay $230 in fines after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a drunken driving arrest. A Fayetteville District Court judge also ordered Burton, 19, of Morrilton to pay $300 in court costs. Burton previously pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated and careless ...
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South Elgin police misplace evidence in DUI homicide Open this result in new window
Daily Herald - Aug 06 11:01 PM
South Elgin police can't find a key piece of evidence for DUI and reckless homicide charges pending against a St. Charles teen involved in a deadly crash last year, the police chief and the defendant's attorney said Wednesday.
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Area agencies plan DUI checkpoints tonight Open this result in new window
The Sacramento Bee - Aug 08 8:51 AM
Area law enforcement agencies are planning sobriety checkpoints tonight in Sacramento, Citrus Heights and Roseville.
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3rd victim dies in DUI-related crash in Glendale Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - Aug 08 9:39 AM
Suspect faces first-degree murder charges.
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Top DUI News, August 8th, 2008

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Man sentenced for DUI murder in Anchorage Open this result in new window
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - 2 hours, 15 minutes ago
ANCHORAGE -- A man has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for being intoxicated and behind the wheel when his car collided with another, killing a woman and seriously injuring three others.
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Man sentenced for DUI murder Open this result in new window
KTUU Anchorage - 2 hours, 29 minutes ago
Associated Press - August 8, 2008 8:14 PM ET ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A man has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for being intoxicated and behind the wheel when his car collided...
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Martin County deputies to step up DUI patrols starting tonight in Stuart, Jensen Beach Open this result in new window
The Palm Beach Post - Aug 08 7:58 AM
Beginning at 8:08 tonight, the eighth day of the eighth month of a eighth year, Martin sheriff's deputies will be focusing on identifying motorists who are driving under the influence of alcohol in Stuart and Jensen Beach.
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McIntosh deputy faces DUI count Open this result in new window
The Florida Times-Union - Aug 06 9:40 PM
DARIEN - McIntosh County Sheriff's Office Capt. Ronald C. "Ronnie" King was charged with DUI early Saturday at a sobriety checkpoint just north of Darien, the Georgia State Patrol said this week.
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Chronic Neb. DUI Offender Won't be Sentenced Again Open this result in new window
KOLN Lincoln - Aug 08 10:15 AM
An Omaha attorney ticketed six times for driving drunk won't be punished more than she already has been.
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Off-duty deputy charged with DUI Open this result in new window
The Leaf Chronicle - Aug 08 2:46 PM
A deputy with the Montgomery County Sheriff's office faces charges of driving under the influence, said spokesman Ted Denny.
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Pacific Police Chief Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI Open this result in new window
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma - Aug 07 8:59 AM
The police chief Of Pacific, John Calkins, was arrested on suspicion of DUI just after 10 p.m. Tuesday night in Bonney Lake, said the Pacific Police Department.
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Aiken To Set Up DUI Checkpoints And Beef Up Patrols on 08/08/08 Open this result in new window
WJBF-TV Augusta - Aug 08 10:43 AM
The date is 08/08/08, and the Aiken Department of Public Safety is taking full advantage of it. Driving with a .08 blood alcohol level, or higher, is illegal in South Carolina and most other states.
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DUI task force out in full force on 8/8/08 Open this result in new window
KTAR 92.3 Phoenix - Aug 08 4:14 PM
Dozens of Chandler police officers will be out in full force Friday night looking for impaired drivers. The theme for this task force is "Don't let a .08 ruin your 08/08/08."
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Arkansas LB Burton sentenced for DUI Open this result in new window
San Diego Union-Tribune - Aug 08 3:57 PM
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas backup linebacker Freddy Burton was sentenced Friday to an alcohol awareness class and must pay $230 in fines after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a drunken driving arrest.
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Top DUI News, August 7th, 2008

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South Elgin police misplace evidence in DUI homicide Open this result in new window
Daily Herald - Aug 06 11:01 PM
South Elgin police can't find a key piece of evidence for DUI and reckless homicide charges pending against a St. Charles teen involved in a deadly crash last year, the police chief and the defendant's attorney said Wednesday.
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McIntosh deputy faces DUI count Open this result in new window
The Florida Times-Union - Aug 06 9:40 PM
DARIEN - McIntosh County Sheriff's Office Capt. Ronald C. "Ronnie" King was charged with DUI early Saturday at a sobriety checkpoint just north of Darien, the Georgia State Patrol said this week.
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Man charged with felony DUI in deputy's death Open this result in new window
WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence - Aug 06 3:29 PM
By Tonya Brown Wednesday, August 06, 2008 at 6:06 p.m. At 2 p.m. Wednesday, Highway Patrol charged Michael Lambert of Patrick with felony DUI in connection with an accident that killed a Chesterfield County Sheriff's Deputy.
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DUI manslaughter hearing delayed Open this result in new window
Florida Today - Aug 06 7:51 AM
VIERA -- Scheduling conflicts forced the cancellation of today's hearing in the Billy Lane DUI manslaughter case. The hearing is tentatively reset for Thursday at 9:30 a.m., court officials said.
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Man charged with 6th DUI Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - Aug 06 3:45 AM
A man was charged Tuesday with one count of felony DUI, and his sixth overall DUI, in Yellowstone County Justice Court.
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Lee Sheriff's Office to hold DUI checkpoint Friday Open this result in new window
The News-Press - Aug 06 7:25 AM
According to a Lee County Sheriff's Office press release, a DUI sobriety checkpoint is scheduled for Friday.
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Pacific Police Chief Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI Open this result in new window
KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma - Aug 06 12:15 PM
The police chief Of Pacific, John Calkins, was arrested on suspicion of DUI just after 10 p.m. Tuesday night in Bonney Lake, said the Pacific Police Department.
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DUI crackdown announced Open this result in new window
Erie Times-News - Aug 06 12:02 AM
MEADVILLE -- The Crawford County DUI Task Force will step up enforcement over the next few weeks, Cambridge Springs Police Chief Eric Johnston said Tuesday.
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School Bus Driver Arrested for DUI After Crashing a Bus Full of Children Open this result in new window
FOX 13 Utah - Aug 05 9:42 PM
A school driver is charged with dui after crashing with a bus full of children. It happened as a group from the Jewish Community Center was on a field trip. Fox 13's Arikka Von has the story.
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Another Man in Del. Arrested for Fourth DUI This Weekend Open this result in new window
WBOC Salisbury - Aug 05 7:48 PM
MILLSBORO , Del. - Delaware State Police say they charged a man with his fourth DUI on Sunday in Millsboro, this comes after police arrested another man on Saturday charging him with his fourth DUI in Seaford.
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Top DUI News, August 6th, 2008

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Experienced and Respected Minnesota DUI Attorney Speaks Out on Two Recent Court Decisions Open this result in new window
PRWeb via Yahoo! News - Aug 06 12:01 AM
Experienced and respected Minnesota DUI Attorney Douglas Kans speaks out regarding two recent DWI related decisions.
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Douglas man charged in DUI-fueled wreck, 2 killed Open this result in new window
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Aug 05 6:27 AM
A Douglas County man was placed in jail for DUI, vehicular homicide and other charges after authorities said he caused a one-vehicle crash that killed his sister and another women.
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Once bond is posted, DUI suspects can leave Open this result in new window
Kane County Chronicle - 2 hours, 53 minutes ago
Late Saturday, Campton Hills police charged Marcel Lizak of Montgomery with driving under the influence. But three hours after he posted bond, the 33-year-old man was struck and killed by a car. Police Chief Greg Anderson said the driver is not at fault because Lizak appeared suddenly in the roadway at Route 38 and LaFox Road and she did not have a chance to stop.
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Lee County Sheriff's deputies to hold DUI sobriety checkpoint Friday Open this result in new window
The News-Press - Aug 05 12:04 PM
A DUI sobriety checkpoint is scheduled for Friday, conducted by Lee County Sheriff's deputies.
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Police chief takes leave in DUI case Open this result in new window
Tacoma News Tribune - 1 hour, 2 minutes ago
The police chief of Pacific, a community of 5,000, has taken voluntary paid leave after his arrest Tuesday night on suspicion of driving under the influence.
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Two arrested for DUI, DWI during traffic stop Open this result in new window
The Frederick News-Post - Aug 06 6:21 PM
Officers arrested two people Tuesday night during a traffic stop on East Fifth Street at East Street, according to the Frederick Police Department
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Patrols to concentrate on DUI offenders Aug. 8 Open this result in new window
Stuart News - Aug 05 5:06 AM
Martin County Sheriff's Office and Stuart Police Department will be on the lookout of DUI offenders in Jensen Beach and Stuart Aug. 8, 8 p.m.-4 a.m.
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New DUI Law Concerns Open this result in new window
WCIA 3 Champaign-Urbana - Aug 06 8:09 PM
JACKSONVILLE - A Central Illinois county is worrying about a new law cracking down on drunken drivers. Prosecutors in Morgan County say forcing first time offenders to install a breathalyzer into their cars will end up costing taxpayers and crowding jail cells.
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G.I. man sentenced for DUI Open this result in new window
Grand Island Independent - Aug 06 7:40 PM
A Grand Island man who racked up four DUIs in three counties in a month has been sentenced in the last of his Hall County cases.
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Officer pleads guilty to DUI charge Open this result in new window
The Desert Sun - Aug 06 2:10 PM
A Cathedral City Police officer pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to Riverside County court records.
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Top DUI News, August 5th, 2008

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Man faces felony DUI charge after wreck Open this result in new window
The State - Aug 04 9:19 PM
Two women remained hospitalized Monday night — one of whom was on life-support — after a four-car accident Sunday that police say involved a drunken driver. Edis Bertotty, 32, of Columbia, is at Lexington County jail, charged with felony DUI, Cayce police Lt. Jeffrey Simmons said. A breath test showed Bertotty had a blood-alcohol content of .13, a Cayce police report says. Under state law, it is ...
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Laurel man faces DUI charge Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - Aug 05 12:44 AM
Bond was set at $50,000 Monday for a Laurel man accused of receiving his fifth drunken-driving citation while awaiting trial on his fourth DUI.
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Pacific police chief arrested on suspicion of DUI Open this result in new window
KING5 Seattle - Aug 06 1:08 PM
Pacific Police Chief John Calkins was arrested Tuesday night after a driver reported him weaving down Highway 410. Unable to give breathalyzer
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Mass. man denies guilt in DUI-7 case Open this result in new window
The Barre Montpelier Times Argus - 2 hours, 20 minutes ago
BENNINGTON -- A Massachusetts man pleaded not guilty to his seventh charge of driving under the influence of alcohol in Bennington District Court on Tuesday. ...
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Former Aliquippa basketball star sentenced for DUI Open this result in new window
The Beaver County Times - 59 minutes ago
PITTSBURGH — A former Aliquippa High School basketball star last month entered an Allegheny County Court probationary program for first-time offenders.
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Sheriff's Office to conduct DUI patrols in Stuart and Jensen Beach on Friday Open this result in new window
Stuart News - Aug 04 9:07 PM
The Martin County Sheriff's Office will conduct DUI saturation patrols beginning at 8:08 p.m. Friday and continuing for eight hours primarily in the Jensen Beach and Stuart areas.
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DUI suspect allegedly clocked at 101 mph Open this result in new window
Kingsport Times-News - Aug 05 12:23 AM
ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office arrested a DUI suspect early Saturday morning who was allegedly driving 101 mph on Route 66. Sgt. Chad Gillenwater stated in his report that he encountered a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup traveling north on Route 66 at a high rate of speed.
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Man gets 10 years for fatal DUI Open this result in new window
The Cincinnati Enquirer - Aug 06 3:01 PM
A 19-year-old Erlanger man will serve 10 years in prison for causing a wreck while driving drunk that killed in cousin.
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Man pleads guilty in DUI fatal Open this result in new window
Rapid City Journal - Aug 06 11:17 PM
A Little Eagle man has admitted to driving drunk and causing an accident that killed a passenger in his pickup truck.
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DUI Charged In Tampa Crash That Killed 1 Open this result in new window
The Tampa Tribune - Aug 04 2:25 PM
A teenager was charged with DUI involving serious bodily injury after the car he was driving hit a utility pole and seriously injured him and three passengers, police said.
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Top DUI News, August 4th, 2008

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Man struck by car, killed hours after DUI arrest Open this result in new window
Daily Herald - Aug 03 10:28 PM
A 33-year-old Montgomery man was killed crossing busy Route 38 late Saturday, hours after he was arrested and charged with DUI, Campton Hills police said Sunday.
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Cayce officials arrest, charge man with felony DUI Open this result in new window
WIS News 10 Columbia - Aug 03 3:02 PM
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Cayce Department of Public Safety officials arrested a man early Sunday morning and have charged him with a felony DUI.
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Mischa Barton disgusted with DUI arrest Open this result in new window
TheCelebrityCafe.com - Aug 03 1:03 PM
Mischa Barton regrets her DUI arrest.
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Palm Harbor Woman Slams Police Car, Faces DUI Charge Open this result in new window
The Tampa Tribune - Aug 03 9:00 AM
Deputies arrested a 26-year-old woman on a DUI charge after her car plowed into a stopped sheriff's cruiser, sending the squad car more than 90 feet into an intersection.
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Woman charged with DUI after slamming into deputy's cruiser Open this result in new window
WTSP - Tampa Bay's 10 News - Aug 03 9:43 AM
Deputies arrested a Palm Harbor woman this morning for DUI after she crashed into the rear of a marked sheriff's cruiser at Hillsborough Avenue and Webb Road.
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Chicago man charged with DUI in accident injuring 4 children, 2 adults Open this result in new window
Chicago Tribune - Aug 03 9:46 PM
A Chicago man was charged with driving under the influence and other violations after being involved in a two-car accident that injured several people, including four children.
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The high price of a DUI Open this result in new window
Orlando Sentinel - 2 hours, 6 minutes ago
It's Friday and you're driving home after happy hour. Everything seems fine until you're pulled over for speeding and lane weaving. "Drink anything tonight?" the officer asks.
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Assistant prosecutor in court for DUI Open this result in new window
The Cincinnati Enquirer - 1 hour, 3 minutes ago
A Hamilton County assistant prosecutor charged with drunk driving while his two young children were in the car will go before a judge today.
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Latest area DUI-related cases Open this result in new window
Reno Gazette-Journal - 1 hour, 47 minutes ago
Following are actions involving people arrested on a charge of driving under the influence:
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Man dies hours after DUI arrest Open this result in new window
Daily Herald - Aug 03 10:34 PM
Hours after he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, a 33-year-old Montgomery man was struck and killed by a car as he walked across busy Route 38 Saturday night, police said.

Stories of the Week

August 28th - August 3rd Pinal deputy reassigned amid DUI records flap

July 21st - July 27th Ex-mayor Tasered, stunned during DUI arrest

July 14th - July 20th Police: Man charged with his 10th DUI .

July 7th - July 13th 5 Arrested After DUI Chase Through South L.A.

July 1st - July 6th DUI Enforcement Heats Up Over Long Weekend

June 23rd - June 30th 'Melo pleads guilty to reduced DUI charge

June 16th - June 22nd: 1,000 drivers screened, 2 DUI arrests made in city

June 9th - June 15th: Washington County Sheriff Accused Of DUI Apologizes

June 2nd - June 8th: Prosecutor drops DUI charge against school bus driver

May 26th - June 1st: Colorado State Patrol: 558 DUI Arrests Over Memorial Day Weekend

May 19th - May 25th: 49 DUI cases dropped in AZ; big implications possible

May 12th - May 18th: Caught On Tape: Georgia Judge Arrested For DUI

May 5th - May 11th: Summit County man sentenced to five years in prison after 11th DUI

April 28th - May 4th: 2 get 'deal of a lifetime' in drag racing, DUI crash that killed Boynton man

April 21st - April 27th: Open-container bill could jeopardize DUI prosecutions

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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