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Top DUI News Week of August 25th - August 31st

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Top DUI News, August 31st, 2008

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Task Force arrests 50 for DUI Open this result in new window
FOX 11 Tucson - Aug 31 9:36 PM
The Southern Arizona DUI task force made 46 misdemeanor and 4 felony drunk driving arrests during the first two days of the holiday weekend. 31 of the misdemeanor violations took place on August 29, and 15 happened August 30. Of the fifty people arrested, 11 of them are charged with Extreme DUI for having a blood alcohol count of .15 or above.
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DUI Task Force arrests 63 Open this result in new window
FOX 11 Tucson - Sep 02 7:37 PM
The Southern Arizona DUI Task Force made a total of 63 drunken driving arrests during the three-day holiday weekend. Fifty-eight of those arrested were charged with misdemeanors, while the other five face felony charges.
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Collier County Police Briefs: August 31, 2008 Open this result in new window
Naples Daily News - Sep 02 1:12 PM
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Ariz. DUI task force arrests 129 in one night Open this result in new window
KVOA Tucson - Aug 31 12:01 PM
Associated Press - August 31, 2008 2:54 PM ET PHOENIX (AP) - A law enforcement task force targeting drunken drivers had a busy night over the holiday weekend.
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Sunday August 31, 2008, 10:58 PM Open this result in new window
The Plain Dealer - Sep 01 7:36 AM
Columbus -- The tailback with the Heisman hopes still was running in the second half of an easy win, and then the worst happened. Two years ago, Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith felt terrible after watching the season of Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson end with a dislocated shoulder.
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Judge says DPS roadside DUI blood draws are illegal Open this result in new window
Mohave Valley Daily News - Sep 01 3:07 AM
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The state Department of Public Safety's practice of drawing blood from drunken-driving suspects on the side of the highway is unconstitutional, a judge in Tucson has ruled.
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Ariz. DUI task force arrests 129 in one night Open this result in new window
Mohave Valley Daily News - Sep 01 3:08 AM
PHOENIX (AP) - A law enforcement task force targeting drunken drivers had a busy night over the holiday weekend. The Labor Day task force arrested 129 offenders Saturday night. That's more than 21 percent of the 605 people taken into custody since the task force began Aug. 15. It ends today.
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School Bus Driver Arrested On DUI Charge Open this result in new window
The Tampa Tribune - Aug 31 6:40 PM
A Hillsborough County school bus driver was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with driving under the influence.
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CARLSBAD: One arrested at DUI checkpoint Open this result in new window
North County Times - Aug 31 9:46 PM
CARLSBAD ---- One driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence during a sobriety checkpoint Saturday night, police said Sunday. A total of 2,133 cars passed through the checkpoint, which was conducted in the eastbound lanes of Palo
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Sunday, August 31, 2008 Open this result in new window
The Meridian Star - Aug 30 9:58 PM
Shoplifting Lechacha Patton, 32, 2701 Chandler St., Apt. 54.
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Top DUI News, August 30th, 2008

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Speeding Porsche slams into truck; driver killed Open this result in new window
San Diego Union-Tribune - Sep 04 3:04 AM
CHULA VISTA: An unidentified motorist was killed in a fiery crash yesterday morning when the Porsche he was driving collided with the rear of a tractor-trailer on southbound Interstate 805.
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Judge says DPS roadside DUI blood draws illegal Open this result in new window
KTAR 92.3 Phoenix - Aug 30 3:14 PM
The state Department of Public Safety's practice of drawing blood from drunken-driving suspects on the side of the highway is unconstitutional, a judge in Tucson has ruled.
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Former Jaguars receiver Smith arrested Open this result in new window
The Florida Times-Union - Aug 30 12:43 PM
Former Jacksonville Jaguars standout Jimmy Smith was arrested Friday on a drunken driving charge during a DUI checkpoint with an open container of beer and marijuana in his car, according to authorities. He was also charged with open container and possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, both ...
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FHP Steps Up Enforcement During Labor Day Weekend Open this result in new window
CBS4 Miami - Aug 29 8:51 PM
Troopers, deputies and police officers from Miami-Dade and Broward counties will join forces Labor Day weekend with over 12,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide to combat drunk and impaired driving.
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Top DUI News, August 29th, 2008

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Scottsdale PD hosts DUI checkpoint over holiday weekend Open this result in new window
ABC 15 Phoenix - Aug 26 11:49 AM
The Scottsdale Police Department will be hosting a DUI Checkpoint on Friday, August 29th. The goal of the Checkpoint at Scottsdale Road and Sweetwater Avenue is to keep motorists safe from impaired drivers.
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Woman awaiting trial in DUI death arrested on alcohol violation Open this result in new window
KTAR 92.3 Phoenix - Aug 29 2:29 PM
A Tucson woman accused of being drunk when her car struck and killed a 14-year-old boy riding his bicycle back in January has been arrested again. This time, 42-year-old Glenda Rumsey was arrested after testing positive for alcohol following a court appearance yesterday in Tucson.
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Week 1 preview: Deeper look at top games Open this result in new window
Fox Sports - Aug 29 4:51 PM
Clemson's run toward an ACC title begins Saturday vs. Alabama. Take a deeper look inside some of Week 1's biggest matchups.
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MADD Volunteers Hit Road for DUI Enforcement Open this result in new window
Centre Daily Times - Aug 27 1:17 PM
In a "first in the nation" pilot program developed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Manatee County Sheriff, Brad Steube, announced in a press conference earlier this week, that his sheriff's department was partnering with Mothers Against Drunk Driving. In a unique program that puts specially trained MADD observers on the road to observe traffic and report potential drunk drivers, MADD and the ...
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Tampa Police: Pair In Pickup Charged In Crash And Grab Open this result in new window
The Tampa Tribune - Aug 11 4:19 AM
Police arrested two men Sunday they say crashed a pickup truck through a security fence and then stole 50 pallets from a business.
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Arkansas linebacker Burton sentenced for DUI Open this result in new window
KSLA-TV Shreveport - Aug 08 3:45 PM
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - 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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Collier County Police Briefs: August 6, 2008 Open this result in new window
Naples Daily News - Aug 05 7:36 PM
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Top DUI News, August 28th, 2008

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No spike in prostitution, DUI at DNC Open this result in new window
Denver Post via Yahoo! News - Aug 28 5:33 AM
Although thousands of people have crowded downtown streets and hotels for the Democratic National Convention this week, police have seen no increase in prostitution or DUI arrests.
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Man accused of 5th DUI Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - 1 hour, 39 minutes ago
A man with four previous drunken-driving convictions who last month received his fifth DUI citation after he drove a car over the Rims was arraigned Thursday in District Court.
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Driver Charged With 4th DUI After Allegedly Hitting Woman Open this result in new window
KETV 7 Omaha - 31 minutes ago
A 26-year-old has been charged with his fourth DUI in connection with the injury of a stranded motorist Wednesday night on Interstate 680.
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DUI Task Force to focus on holiday Open this result in new window
The Evening Sun - Aug 28 7:42 AM
Municipal police departments within the Southcentral PA Regional DUI Task Force will join more than 300 police departments statewide, and the Pennsylvania State Police, to crack down on impaired drivers through the end of the Labor Day holiday.
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CHP to do DUI checkpoint Open this result in new window
Napa Valley Register - Aug 28 12:42 AM
The CHP will be conducting a DUI checkpoint on Friday between 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday, in Napa County.
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Lessons learned from DUI ticket Open this result in new window
Hibbing Daily Tribune - Aug 28 4:21 AM
My son was picked up on a DUI about 6 weeks ago. As a member of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) for 22 years, you can understand my dismay. I was rather surprised to discover just what happens when you receive a DUI so I thought I'd take a minute and share with you what I have learned.
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DUI checks planned in Prospect Open this result in new window
Republican-American - Aug 28 1:21 AM
The Prospect Resident Trooper's Office will conduct a DUI enforcement spot check on Route 69 at Kluge Road on Thursday.
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Ex-Top Chef Bad Boy Dinged With DUI Open this result in new window
E! Online via Yahoo! News - Aug 28 5:43 AM
Let the haters give a toast: One of the biggest Top Chef villain's goose is cooked.
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Ex-Top Chef Bad Boy Dinged With DUI Open this result in new window
E! Online - 2 hours, 20 minutes ago
Let the haters give a toast: One of the biggest Top Chef villains' goose is cooked. Marcel Vigneron, who filleted his way to runner-up status on season two of Bravo's foody ...
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US Motorcycle DUI Deaths Up Open this result in new window
Time Magazine - Aug 28 11:59 AM
Drunken driving deaths fell in 32 states in 2007, but the government says the number of alcohol-related fatalities among motorcycle riders climbed in half the states last year
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Top DUI News, August 27th, 2008

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Green Street row yields DUI arrest Open this result in new window
Princeton Times Leader - Aug 27 1:41 PM
A West Green Street man was arrested for criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and DUI after Princeton police investigated a complaint Sunday evening.
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DUI Task Force will be out over Labor Day Weekend Open this result in new window
Arizona Silver Belt - Aug 27 10:59 AM
As part of the national ՀDrunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under ArrestՀ DUI Task Force crackdown that runs through Labor Day, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) held a press conference at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, on the Senate lawn at the State Capitol.
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Three-day DUI checkpoints coming up Open this result in new window
Saipan Tribune - Aug 27 7:14 AM
The Department of Public Safety's Traffic Section will be conducting DUI checkpoints on Friday and Saturday and on Sept. 1, Monday. Tomorrow, Aug. 29, the first set up will be on Beach Road San Jose by the Marianas Printing Building. This will start around 7:30pm and end at about 8:45pm.
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DUI checkpoints set for El Cerrito, Pacheco Open this result in new window
Contra Costa Times - 2 hours, 28 minutes ago
MARTINEZ Drunken-driving checkpoints will be conducted in El Cerrito and Pacheco during the Labor Day weekend, the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office said.
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Woman accused of fatal DUI is arrested again Open this result in new window
Tucson Citizen - 13 minutes ago
A woman accused of a January drunken driving collision that killed a 14-year-old Tucson boy was arrested after alcohol was found in her system at the close of a Superior Court hearing in the fatality case, a county prosecutor said.
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Police plan DUI checkpoint Friday Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - Aug 26 5:38 PM
Scottsdale police will post a DUI checkpoint on Friday night and arrested 17 people last weekend as part of Valley-wide DUI sweeps.
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DUI deaths down nationwide, U.S. reports Open this result in new window
UPI - 2 hours, 49 minutes ago
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The number of drunken-driving fatalities has fallen nationwide and in 32 individual states, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters said Thursday.
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Teacher faces 2nd DUI charge Open this result in new window
Montgomery Advertiser - Aug 27 2:01 AM
ALBERTVILLE -- A special education teacher is facing a second DUI charge -- eight days after she was placed under arrest for a similar offense.
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MADD, law enforcement gear up for holiday DUI crackdown Open this result in new window
WVLT-TV Knoxville - 36 minutes ago
Thursday, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Tennessee law enforcement agencies kicked off a major drunk driving crackdown for the Labor Day weekend.
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Innovative DUI Trial Tools by Bruce Kapsack Available from James Publishing, Inc. Open this result in new window
PRWeb via Yahoo! News - Aug 27 7:00 AM
Bruce Kapsack, Regent of and Board Certified by the National College for DUI Defense, has published his strategies to consistently win DUI cases in Innovative DUI Trial Tools. Innovative DUI Trial Tools provides ready-to-use DUI evidence and arguments to help lawyers deliver a cutting-edge DUI defense. Innovative DUI Trial Tools is now available from James Publishing.
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Top DUI News, August 26th, 2008

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Special Ed Teacher Faces 2nd DUI Charge Open this result in new window
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta - 1 hour, 59 minutes ago
ALBERTVILLE, Ala. -- A special education teacher is facing a second DUI charge -- eight days after she was placed under arrest for a similar offense.
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Albertville Teacher Arrested Two Times in 8 Days on DUI Charges Open this result in new window
NBC 13 Birmingham - 2 hours, 43 minutes ago
Albertville special education teacher Suzanne Michelle Johnson arrested second time and charged with DUI
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Clarence Road crash leads to DUI charge Open this result in new window
Centre Daily Times - Aug 26 5:17 AM
A Snow Shoe township man was charged with DUI after a crash that occurred about 2:50 a.m. Sunday on Clarence Road (state Route 4002) in Snow Shoe Township.
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Oak Lawn man in fatal crash pleads guilty to DUI Open this result in new window
SouthtownStar - Aug 26 2:16 AM
A repeat drunken driver who was nearly three times over the legal blood-alcohol limit when he crashed his motorcycle, killing his girlfriend, has begun an eight-year sentence after pleading guilty to aggravated DUI.
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DUI checks planned in Prospect Open this result in new window
Republican-American - Aug 26 5:19 AM
The Prospect Resident Trooper's Office will conduct a DUI enforcement spot check on Route 69 at Kluge Road on Thursday.
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35 towed, three arrested at DUI checkpoint Open this result in new window
Napa Valley Register - Aug 26 12:27 AM
Police towed 35 cars as a result of last Fridays DUI checkpoint, according to Napa Police Sgt. Tom Pieper.
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Lessons learned from DUI ticket Open this result in new window
Hibbing Daily Tribune - Aug 26 4:20 AM
My son was picked up on a DUI about 6 weeks ago. As a member of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) for 22 years, you can understand my dismay. I was rather surprised to discover just what happens when you receive a DUI so I thought I'd take a minute and share with you what I have learned.
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Anti-DUI crusader, father of fallen Gilbert officer, dies Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - Aug 25 2:09 PM
Gene Targosz, who became an anti-DUI crusader after his police officer son was killed by a drunken driver, died Saturday.
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Teacher arrested again for DUI Open this result in new window
WAFF 48 News Huntsville - Aug 25 3:51 PM
WAFF 48 News has an updated on a Valley teacher arrested for DUI.
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1 arrested at local DUI checkpoint Open this result in new window
The Sidney Daily News - Aug 26 6:25 AM
One arrest was made for driving under the influence (DUI) during the Ohio State Highway Patrol checkpoint in Sidney over the weekend. Discuss this Story with Others Click Here
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Top DUI News, August 25th, 2008

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Mother of victim in deadly 2007 Nordstrom DUI crash charged with DUI Open this result in new window
Florence Morning News - Aug 25 11:30 AM
On May 22, a judge sentenced Jeremy Michael Nordstrom to 21 years in prison for killing two Horry County women in March 2007 in a deadly DUI crash. Friday night, Troopers charged the mother of one of the victims with DUI.
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Calera lab oversees all DUI testing in Alabama Open this result in new window
Birmingham News - Aug 25 1:26 AM
The mother ship of the state's 235 DUI test sites is housed in a small office complex in Calera. The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences' Implied Consent Program oversees the state's DUI Breath Alcohol Testing Program.
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Police lay out DUI nets for Labor Day Open this result in new window
Merced Sun-Star - Aug 25 6:03 AM
Merced police reported four arrests during a DUI enforcement action conducted between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. Saturday night in Merced, Atwater and Livingson.
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Police blotter: DUI crashes over weekend Open this result in new window
The Mercury - Aug 25 7:01 AM
Two crashes in the are over the weekend were allegedly caused by DUI. Monday morning at 2:57 a.m. an Audubon man suffered minor injuries when he lost control of his vehicle on Stump Hall Road, near Little Creek Lane in Worcester.
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WORCESTER: Sobriety checks lead to 10 DUI arrests Open this result in new window
The Daily Times - Aug 25 5:14 AM
BERLIN A joint sobriety checkpoint conducted by the state police and Worcester County law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of 10 people on DUI charges over the weekend.
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Task force makes 228 DUI arrests in just one week Open this result in new window
Arizona Daily Star - Aug 25 12:06 AM
The Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety released numbers Sunday for the Labor Day Weekend Holiday DUI Task Force, which started statewide Aug. 15.
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2 Visalia DUI checkpoints nab 10 drivers Open this result in new window
Visalia Times-Delta / Tulare Advance-Register - Aug 25 4:04 AM
Ten people were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving at two DUI checkpoints in Visalia Friday and Saturday nights.
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Children of woman killed in deadly DUI in Johnston speak out Open this result in new window
News 12 Augusta - Aug 24 8:41 PM
Ora Mae Coleman's children are now planning her funeral after she was hit and killed Saturday morning while walking down McCreight Road in Johnston. That driver is only charged with DUI and Coleman's family speaks only to News 12 and says that's not enough.
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Chittenden man denies DUI-3 charge Open this result in new window
Rutland Herald - Aug 25 12:05 AM
A Chittenden man was released on conditions Monday after pleading innocent to a third DUI charge in Rutland District Court. ...
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DUI checkpoint nabs 8 motorists, 1 bicyclist Open this result in new window
Centre Daily Times - Aug 24 5:17 PM
A DUI checkpoint in the 1000 block of East College Avenue that lasted four hours Friday into Saturday resulted in nine arrests for DUI charges that are pending, according to the Centre County Alcohol Task Force.

Stories of the Week

August 18th - August 24th Suspected DUI crash causes 100-foot geyser in Palm Springs

August 11th - August 17th Annual DUI Patrol Emphasis Dedicated to the Memory of Brandon Clements

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 OKs 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