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Top DUI News Week of August 11th - August 17th

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Top DUI News, August 17th, 2008

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DUI suspect had dangerous past; served time for involuntary manslaughter Open this result in new window
Belleville News-Democrat - 2 hours, 39 minutes ago
Local prosecutors and Illinois secretary of state officials say they don't know why a previous conviction in Missouri for involuntary manslaughter involving drunken driving did not appear on an Alton man's record when he was charged with DUI in Illinois.
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New pint glasses part of police DUI campaign Open this result in new window
The Barre Montpelier Times Argus - Aug 17 12:13 AM
BENNINGTON -- Police departments across Vermont and the Governor's Highway Safety Program DUI Task Force will be joining the national "You Drink, You Drive, You Lose" program from this weekend through the end of the month, according to Charles Satterfield, sheriff's liaison to the program. ... - By PATRICK McARDLE Staff Writer
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New pint glasses part of police DUI campaign Open this result in new window
Rutland Herald - Aug 17 12:02 AM
BENNINGTON -- Police departments across Vermont and the Governor's Highway Safety Program DUI Task Force will be joining the national "You Drink, You Drive, You Lose" program from this weekend through... ... - By PATRICK McARDLE Staff Writer
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UPDATE: Teen Dead, ATV Driver Charged With DUI After crash with Morris Police Open this result in new window
WBBM Newsradio 780 Chicago - Aug 16 3:23 PM
The driver of an all-terrain vehicle has been charged with DUI for an early Saturday accident with a police car that killed the ATVs teen passenger, authorities said.
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Several DUI arrests prove crackdown is underway Open this result in new window
WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence - Aug 16 5:58 PM
By Lindsay Tyner Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 8:46 p.m. Two days into the 'Sober or Slammer' campaign in South Carolina, and already, several DUI arrests have been made in the Pee Dee.
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Cuyahoga County DUI Reduction Task Force Out and About Open this result in new window
19 Action News Cleveland - Aug 16 1:53 PM
The Cuyahoga County DUI Reduction Task Force, a 45-member police group dedicated to reducing drunken driving crashes, is launching Operation Wolf Pack starting Friday. The program will include scattered
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Pol's DUI, resignation not a new story in Delco Open this result in new window
Philadelphia Daily News - Aug 16 4:51 AM
Getting busted for one DUI doesn't necessarily preclude you from serving in public office. Two is probably pushing it.
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Sentencing Set After 9th DUI Open this result in new window
KOLN Lincoln - Aug 16 10:13 AM
A man charged with his ninth DUI will be sentenced this fall.
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Conshohocken Man Accused of Hit-and-Run DUI Open this result in new window
KYW News Radio 1060 - Aug 16 5:08 AM
Prosecutors say Douglass Weiss (photo) faces numerous charges including DUI, careless and reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. District attorney Risa Ferman says Weiss was driving a pickup truck near the fire scene on Wednesday night and failed to stop when he was told to by the firefighters.
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CHP arrests DUI suspect Open this result in new window
Madera Tribune - Aug 15 10:50 PM
Calls by concerned motorists buying gas at the Tackle Box gas station on Road 26 led to the arrest of a Madera man, Vibaldo Rojas, 55, on suspicion of DUI, Wednesday. Rojas was also cited for public urination.
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Top DUI News, August 16th, 2008

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Police Saturate Region with DUI Checkpoints Open this result in new window
News10 Sacramento - Aug 15 10:07 PM
In a drunk driving crackdown, police departments all over the Sacramento region are coordinating multiple DUI checkpoints starting this weekend.
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Man gets 10 years for 8th DUI Open this result in new window
The Courier News - Aug 16 2:21 AM
A Carpentersville man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday after his eighth DUI conviction, according to the Kane County State's Attorney's Office. Elias Sanchez, 43, of the 700 block of Houston Drive, pleaded guilty last month to one Class X felony count of DUI, a release stated. Sanchez's blood-alcohol level was measured at .267 about an hour after police found him. The legal limit for ...
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Teen Arrested for DUI Twice in Twenty Four Hours Open this result in new window
FOX 61 Chattanooga - Aug 15 8:51 PM
A North Georgia teen gets arrested for drinking and driving twice in 24 hours. The Sheriff says the 19-year-old got out of jail for the first DUI, and the...
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Clark County kicks off DUI crackdown Open this result in new window
KVBC Las Vegas - Aug 15 2:57 PM
DUI fatalities have decreased by 9 percent in Clark County, and eight percent statewide. It's a trend local authorities want to see continue.
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Carpentersville man gets 10 years for DUI Open this result in new window
The Courier News - Aug 15 5:13 PM
Eight DUI convictions have earned a Carpentersville man with a habit of driving drunk 10 years in prison.
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PIERCE COUNTY: Police across county team up for DUI enforcement effort Open this result in new window
Tacoma News Tribune - Aug 15 8:43 AM
Pierce County law enforcement officers will be out in force starting today for an 18-day DUI emphasis throughout the county.
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DUI enforcement expands this weekend Open this result in new window
The Sacramento Bee - Aug 15 7:37 AM
With new statistics showing DUI-related traffic deaths in the thousands nationwide, local law-enforcement agencies plan a crackdown on impaired drivers this weekend.
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DUI Checkpoint Dedicated To Sergeant's Memory Open this result in new window
The Tampa Tribune - Aug 16 5:17 PM
TAMPA - To remember a sergeant lost a year ago to gunfire, deputies and officers will hit the streets tonight performing a job their colleague considered his life's work.
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Sergeant's Life Honored With DUI Checkpoint Open this result in new window
The Tampa Tribune - Aug 16 4:46 PM
To remember a sergeant lost a year ago to gunfire, deputies and officers hit the streets Friday night performing a job their colleague considered his life's work.
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Passenger dies, driver charged with DUI after ATV crashes into police car in Morris Open this result in new window
Chicago Tribune - Aug 16 7:39 PM
The driver of an all-terrain vehicle faces drunken driving charges after a crash early Saturday with a Morris police car killed his passenger, authorities said.
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Top DUI News, August 15th, 2008

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PIERCE COUNTY: Police across county team up for DUI enforcement effort Open this result in new window
Tacoma News Tribune - 54 minutes ago
Pierce County law enforcement officers will be out in force starting today for an 18-day DUI emphasis throughout the county.
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DUI checkpoints scheduled this weekend Open this result in new window
The York Dispatch - 2 hours, 48 minutes ago
The Southcentral PA Regional DUI Task Force will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols this weekend.
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Larimer roving DUI checkpoint tomorrow Open this result in new window
Greeley Tribune - Aug 14 8:19 PM
The Larimer County Sheriff's Office is conducting a roving DUI checkpoint tomorrow from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
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Checkpoint to challenge DUI drivers again tonight Open this result in new window
The New Britain Herald - Aug 14 8:29 PM
PLAINVILLE - Police are are claiming success in removing problem drivers from town streets with a DUI checkpoint program.
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Dalton man charged with DUI twice within 24 hours Open this result in new window
The Dalton Daily Citizen - Aug 14 3:51 PM
Less than 24 hours after being charged with DUI, a Dalton man was arrested on DUI a second time in Murray County.
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Prosecutor resigns after DUI guilty plea Open this result in new window
Lexington Herald-Leader - Aug 14 10:48 AM
A western Kentucky prosecutor is out of a job after pleading guilty to DUI for the second time this year. Mike Ward resigned Thursday as Commonwealth's Attorney for Marshall and Calloway counties just hours after pleading guilty to DUI. The plea in Graves County District Court stemmed from Ward's arrest on July 11. He previously pleaded guilty to DUI in Marshall County in March. The ...
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GPD announces DUI checkpoint Open this result in new window
The Tennessean - Aug 14 11:05 AM
The Gallatin Police Department (GPD) has announced plans for another DUI checkpoint this weekend.
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Man to plead guilty in DUI case Open this result in new window
WAFF 48 News Huntsville - Aug 14 4:07 PM
A Limestone County man with four DUI convictions is set to plead guilty to reckless operation of a motor vehicle.
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Updated 8/12: Teen accused in bomb-threat charged with DUI Open this result in new window
Mundelein Review - Aug 14 8:18 PM
Dylan Britt, 17, was arrested on DUI charges last week after he was pulled over for speeding on Hillside Drive in the north suburb.
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Prosecutor Resigns After DUI Guilty Plea Open this result in new window
The Kentucky Post - Aug 14 1:57 PM
MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) - A western Kentucky prosecutor is out of a job after pleading guilty to DUI for the second time this year.
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Top DUI News, August 14th, 2008

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Magistrate charged with DUI Open this result in new window
The Greenville News - Aug 13 11:23 PM
COLUMBIA -- An Anderson County magistrate suspended in June after he was charged with grabbing a woman's rear end in a Williamston bar has been charged with DUI, according to a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety.
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SAN MARCOS: DUI/safety checkpoint set for Friday Open this result in new window
North County Times - Aug 13 11:13 PM
SAN MARCOS ---- A DUI/safety checkpoint is planned for Friday night, the Sheriff's Department said in a news release. The checkpoint, at an unnamed location in the city, will be conducted from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday. Deputies will enforce
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County on pace to surpass DUI record Open this result in new window
La Salle News Tribune - 24 minutes ago
La Salle County recorded 500 drunk-driving cases through July 24 Ñ a record that puts the county on pace to finish the year with 886 DUI arrests. That would be a 16 percent increase over last yearÕs total, and mark just the second time arrests for driving under the influence cracked the 800 mark.
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Yakima Dedicates Their DUI Patrolling Efforts to Brandon Clements Open this result in new window
KNDO - KNDU Tri-Cities - Aug 13 4:58 PM
There will be more DUI patrols in the area starting August 15. The Washington Traffic Safety Commission is dedicating their efforts to Brandon Clements
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Police: City man arrested on 11th offense DUI Open this result in new window
Johnson City Press - Aug 13 7:05 PM
Johnson City police arrested a city man on his 11th DUI charge Tuesday after an officer saw him swerving in traffic. Timothy K. Crawford, 45, 2719 S. Roan St., Lot 6, also was charged with evading arrest and being an habitual motor offender.
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DUI Cases Open this result in new window
The Lakeland Ledger - Aug 13 11:09 PM
Each person who is found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol is sentenced to attend DUI school unless the license has been permanently suspended or revoked. Addresses listed are based on public records and may not be the individual's current address. The following is a portion of cases filed for the period of June 16-23,...
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WA police chief accused of DUI says he wasn't drunk Open this result in new window
KING5 Seattle - Aug 13 12:08 PM
During his first court appearance on a DUI charge today, Pacific Police Chief John Calkins said he shouldn't have been pulled by Bonney Lake police earlier this month.
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DUI check scheduled Open this result in new window
Basehor Sentinel - Aug 13 2:01 PM
The Edwardsville Police Department will conduct DUI checkpoints on Saturday, Aug.16, at various high-frequency accident locations throughout the city.
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$1.4 million funds statewide DUI force Open this result in new window
Birmingham News - Aug 13 1:50 AM
Gov. Bob Riley has awarded $1.4 million to fund a statewide DUI task force, which includes nine vans equipped to give roadside breath tests for alcohol.
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Decision on blood samples in bike builder's DUI case not expected for weeks Open this result in new window
Florida Today - Aug 13 6:51 AM
Prosecutors in the Billy Lane DUI manslaughter case asked a judge today to order the motorcycle builderÕs defense attorneys to turn over the results of blood samples sent to an out-of-state lab for re-testing.
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Top DUI News, April 13th, 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, August 12th, 2008

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Police to conduct DUI checkpoints Open this result in new window
The Barre Montpelier Times Argus - Aug 12 12:12 AM
SHAFTSBURY -- State police announced they will conduct DUI checkpoints in Bennington county throughout the month of August. ...
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Annual DUI Patrol Emphasis Dedicated to the Memory of Brandon Clements Open this result in new window
KNDO - KNDU Tri-Cities - Aug 11 10:43 PM
YAKIMA, Wash-- Officers are gearing up for the annual DUI patrol emphasis, Drive Hammered, Get Nailed. And this year's emphasis has special meaning. It's dedicated to Brandon Clements. Officers are on
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Newport driver arrested for DUI in two-car crash Open this result in new window
The Sentinel - Aug 11 10:28 PM
Cody K. Schmick, 20, of Newport, was taken into police custody on DUI and other traffic violations after driving into another vehicle in Juniata Township Saturday night.
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Mother, daughter arrested in separate Martin County DUI sweeps Open this result in new window
Stuart News - Aug 11 9:22 PM
If you're arrested for DUI in Martin County, don't call someone to drive you home who also might be drunk.
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Car involved in triple-fatal fled DUI checkpoint Open this result in new window
Denver Post - Aug 11 11:06 AM
The driver of a car involved in a high-speed crash Saturday that killed three had fled a Denver police DUI checkpoint moments before the wreck.
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Suspected DUI Driver Hits, Kills Motorcycle Rider Open this result in new window
FOX 31 Denver - Aug 12 4:37 AM
DENVER - Police say a driver of a pickup truck took the Evans off-ramp from northbound Santa Fe, ran a red light, and hit a motorcyclist who was stopped at the southbound ramp Tuesday morning. The motorcycle rider died. Police say the pickup driver was suspected of DUI. He was seriously hurt in the crash.
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Woman jailed in aggravated DUI, hitting 2 cop cars Open this result in new window
Tucson Citizen - Aug 11 2:32 PM
A Tucson woman whose driver's license had been suspended on a DUI conviction was in the Pima County jail Monday on an aggravated DUI charge after leading police on a chase at 3:25 a.m.
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Liaison to DUI task force faces drunken-driving charge Open this result in new window
The Columbus Dispatch - Aug 11 10:17 AM
A Sharon Township police officer who serves as a liaison to the Franklin County DUI Task Force was charged with drunken driving by Worthington police early Saturday.
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Mom under house arrest following DUI arrest Open this result in new window
Florida Today - Aug 11 10:06 AM
A Cocoa Beach woman charged earlier this year with vehicular homicide in connection with the death of her young son has been placed under house arrest following a July DUI arrest.
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IMPD officer arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
WTHR Indianapolis - Aug 11 9:48 AM
A Metro police officer is under arrest for DUI.
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Top DUI News, August 11th, 2008

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Guns found in DUI sting Open this result in new window
The Petaluma Argus-Courier - Aug 11 1:28 PM
Petaluma police arrest nine drivers in a weekend DUI operation.
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PSL daughter arrested for DUI while coming to pick up passengers after mother arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
Stuart News - Aug 11 7:36 AM
If youÕre arrested for DUI in Martin County, don't call someone to drive you home who might also be drunk. ThatÕs the hard lesson learned Friday night by 45-year-old Elizabeth MacNeill of the 300 block of Southwest Voltaire Avenue in Port St. Lucie. She was pulled over and arrested for DUI and then she called her daughter to the scene and she was arrested for DUI.
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Car fled DUI checkpoint before crash killed 3 on I-25, police say Open this result in new window
Broomfield Enterprise - Aug 11 6:43 AM
The 22-year-old driver of a Subaru Impreza that crashed early Saturday -- killing himself and two passengers and critically injuring another passenger -- took off from a DUI checkpoint only minutes earlier, Denver police said Sunday.
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Pair of Separate Crashes Results in 2 DUI Arrests in Millsboro Open this result in new window
WBOC Salisbury - Aug 11 5:34 AM
MILLSBORO , Del. - Police say two people were arrested Saturday morning in Millsboro for separate car crashes where each of the drivers was charged with DUI.
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Teenager in January Bomb-Threat Case Charged With DUI Open this result in new window
WBBM Newsradio 780 Chicago - 35 minutes ago
MUNDELEIN -- Dylan Britt, the Mundelein High School student arrested earlier this year for e-mailing a bomb threat to the school is in more trouble following a traffic stop.
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Pittsburgh man convicted 11th time for DUI Open this result in new window
WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg - 54 minutes ago
44-year-old Robert Neville tried to convince an Allegheny County judge that he wasn't drinking and driving.
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Pittsburgh man convicted 11th time for DUI Open this result in new window
Centre Daily Times - 1 hour, 26 minutes ago
A Pittsburgh man has been convicted of his 11th drunken driving offense.
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Pittsburgh man convicted 11th time for DUI Open this result in new window
WFMJ Youngstown - 1 hour, 17 minutes ago
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Pittsburgh man has been convicted of his 11th drunken driving offense. Forty-4-year-old Robert Neville tried to convince an Allegheny County judge that he wasn't drinking and driving.
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Teenager in January bomb-threat case charged with DUI Open this result in new window
Lake County News-Sun - Aug 12 2:30 AM
MUNDELEIN -- A Mundelein High School student arrested earlier this year for e-mailing a bomb threat to the school is in more trouble following a traffic stop.
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DUI Crash Sends Teen To Hospital Open this result in new window
KMGH 7 Denver - Aug 10 12:54 PM
One teenager is in a hospital and another is in jail after a DUI wreck Saturday night.

Stories of the Week

August 4th - August 10th School Bus Driver Arrested for DUI After Crashing a Bus Full of Children

July 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 OK’s 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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