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Top DUI News Week of December 8th - December 14th

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Top DUI News, December 14th, 2008

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DUI checkpoint nets two arrests Open this result in new window
The Reporter - 13 minutes ago
Vacaville Police made two arrests on charges of driving under the influence during a DUI checkpoint Friday night.Police identified Victor Rita, 24, and Esmeralda Ghidossi, 31, as suspects.Throughout the night, police cited 28 drivers, wrote two citations for marijuana in a vehicle and towed 12 vehicles incident to arrests or unlicensed drivers.
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Pack's Green Charged with DUI Open this result in new window
KOLO 8 Reno - Dec 13 10:21 PM
Wolf Pack offensive lineman Dominic Green was pulled over on Friday night and charged with a DUI.
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Arizona LB suspended for bowl after DUI arrest Open this result in new window
Sports Illustrated - Dec 11 7:44 PM
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona coach Mike Stoops said linebacker Sterling Lewis would be suspended for the Las Vegas Bowl after being arrested early Thursday on an extreme DUI charge.
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Holiday DUI enforcement goes into effect Open this result in new window
KWGN-TV Denver - Dec 12 7:35 PM
The celebrations begin this weekend as it marks one of the busiest for holiday parties. And with this, law enforcement will be increasing their DUI patrols all across the state. This year C-DOT has created a new website to help people plan ahead to avoid drunk driving. It's called planaheadcolorado.com. The site lists restaurants and bars in Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs that will be ...
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Sentencing delayed for DUI accident that killed two young boys Open this result in new window
Naples Daily News - Dec 12 4:58 PM
Lee Circuit Judge Margaret Steinbeck has delayed sentencing in the case of a Fort Myers man involved in a 2007 drunk-driving accident that killed two young boys. George Butler III, 34, faces sentencing in connection to six felony charges and seven misdemeanors, including two felony counts of DUI and three felony counts of DUI with serious bodily injury. He faces at least 30 years in prison and ...
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CHP, Police Kick Off Annual 'Avoid' DUI Campaign Open this result in new window
CBS 5 Bay Area - Dec 12 4:53 PM
Friday is the first day of a DUI enforcement campaign that increases checkpoints and patrols statewide with more than 100 law enforcement agencies participating through the holiday season.
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DUI arrests plunge Open this result in new window
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Dec 13 10:20 PM
Sarasota has fewer deputies out to watch the roads at night
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DUI defense niche puts lawyer Nesci at pinnacle Open this result in new window
Arizona Daily Star - 2 hours, 3 minutes ago
When James Nesci decided he wanted to follow his older brother Vincent into the law profession, Vincent gave him some advice.
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Plan ahead to avoid DUI over holidays Open this result in new window
Parker Chronicle - 2 hours, 45 minutes ago
With the holidays upon us, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol, MillerCoors and RTD have teamed up to help Coloradans plan ahead when celebrating with alcohol.
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Plan ahead to avoid a DUI over the holidays Open this result in new window
Douglas County News-Press - Dec 13 10:18 PM
Special to the News-Press With the holidays upon us, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies want to remind Coloradans to plan ahead when celebrating with alcohol – or expect to face serious consequences.
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Top DUI News, December 13th, 2008

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Arizona LB suspended for bowl after DUI arrest Open this result in new window
Sports Illustrated - Dec 11 7:44 PM
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona coach Mike Stoops said linebacker Sterling Lewis would be suspended for the Las Vegas Bowl after being arrested early Thursday on an extreme DUI charge.
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Holiday DUI enforcement goes into effect Open this result in new window
KWGN-TV Denver - Dec 12 7:35 PM
The celebrations begin this weekend as it marks one of the busiest for holiday parties. And with this, law enforcement will be increasing their DUI patrols all across the state. This year C-DOT has created a new website to help people plan ahead to avoid drunk driving. It's called planaheadcolorado.com. The site lists restaurants and bars in Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs that will be ...
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Sentencing delayed for DUI accident that killed two young boys Open this result in new window
Naples Daily News - Dec 12 4:58 PM
Lee Circuit Judge Margaret Steinbeck has delayed sentencing in the case of a Fort Myers man involved in a 2007 drunk-driving accident that killed two young boys. George Butler III, 34, faces sentencing in connection to six felony charges and seven misdemeanors, including two felony counts of DUI and three felony counts of DUI with serious bodily injury. He faces at least 30 years in prison and ...
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CHP, Police Kick Off Annual 'Avoid' DUI Campaign Open this result in new window
CBS 5 Bay Area - Dec 12 4:53 PM
Friday is the first day of a DUI enforcement campaign that increases checkpoints and patrols statewide with more than 100 law enforcement agencies participating through the holiday season.
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Crestview Students Get Real With DUI Traffic Crash Re-enactment Program Open this result in new window
WJHG Panama City - Dec 12 1:39 PM
The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and Crestview High School will have a DUI traffic crash re-enactment program on Tuesday, December 16th, at 9 a.m.
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Police conducting DUI checkpoint as part of statewide campaign Open this result in new window
KFTY TV50 Santa Rosa - Dec 12 6:08 AM
Santa Rosa police will conduct a DUI and driver's license checkpoint this evening as part of a statewide holiday DUI crackdown campaign.
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Arizona football player arrested on DUI charge Open this result in new window
ESPN - Dec 11 4:11 PM
A University of Arizona football player was arrested early Thursday on an extreme DUI charge.
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DUI saturation patrol tonight Open this result in new window
The Wichita Eagle - Dec 12 4:31 AM
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office will conduct a DUI saturation patrol between 11 p.m. today and 3 a.m. Saturday. A sergeant and four deputies will be searching for intoxicated drivers around the county, authorities reported. Sheriff's officers have arrested 775 people for driving while intoxicated so far this year.
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Vallejo police begin Holiday DUI Crackdown today Open this result in new window
Vallejo Times-Herald - Dec 12 7:26 AM
Beginning today, the Vallejo Police Department will join law enforcement agencies across the state as part of California's Holiday DUI Crackdown campaign.Police officers will hold driving under the influence/drivers license checkpoints today, Dec.
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Woman Arrested For DUI Following Calaveras Rollover Open this result in new window
MyMotherLode.com - Dec 12 7:10 AM
San Andreas, CA -- 37-year-old Tracy Vanegeren of Pioneer was arrested for DUI following rollover accident on Hwy 26 in Calaveras County yesterday afternoon just west of the S. Fork Mokelumne River Bridge.
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Top DUI News, December 12th, 2008

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Arizona LB suspended for bowl after DUI arrest Open this result in new window
Sports Illustrated - Dec 11 7:44 PM
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona coach Mike Stoops said linebacker Sterling Lewis would be suspended for the Las Vegas Bowl after being arrested early Thursday on an extreme DUI charge.
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Vallejo police begin Holiday DUI Crackdown today Open this result in new window
Vallejo Times-Herald - 49 minutes ago
Beginning today, the Vallejo Police Department will join law enforcement agencies across the state as part of California's Holiday DUI Crackdown campaign.Police officers will hold driving under the influence/drivers license checkpoints today, Dec.
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Woman Arrested For DUI Following Calaveras Rollover Open this result in new window
MyMotherLode.com - 1 hour, 5 minutes ago
San Andreas, CA -- 37-year-old Tracy Vanegeren of Pioneer was arrested for DUI following rollover accident on Hwy 26 in Calaveras County yesterday afternoon just west of the S. Fork Mokelumne River Bridge.
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Police conducting DUI checkpoint as part of statewide campaign Open this result in new window
KFTY TV50 Santa Rosa - 2 hours, 8 minutes ago
Santa Rosa police will conduct a DUI and driver's license checkpoint this evening as part of a statewide holiday DUI crackdown campaign.
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MARINA POLICE LOG: DUI arrest on Lightfighter Avenue Open this result in new window
The Salinas Californian - 1 hour, 32 minutes ago
11/30/2008 0104 D. U. I. DUI WITH A BAC OVER .08% \ AVE/LIGHTFIGHTER AV MQ0803229 LIEBER, TODD DOB 01/01/76 AN ADULT MALE WAS ARRESTED FOR DRIVING WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE WITH A BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT OF .08% OR GREATER. AFTER PROVIDING TWO BREATH SAMPLES WITH RESULTS OF .13% AND .14% BAC, HE WAS TRANSPORTED AND BOOKED INTO MONTEREY CO. JAIL. HIS VEHICLE WAS STORED.
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Arizona football player arrested on DUI charge Open this result in new window
ESPN - Dec 11 4:11 PM
A University of Arizona football player was arrested early Thursday on an extreme DUI charge.
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Officials explain DUI confusion Open this result in new window
The Pottsville Republican & Herald - Dec 12 4:51 AM
A Cass Township DUI charge was withdrawn and later re-filed because of procedural errors in its initial filing, township officials said Monday.
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DUI saturation patrol tonight Open this result in new window
The Wichita Eagle - Dec 12 4:31 AM
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office will conduct a DUI saturation patrol between 11 p.m. today and 3 a.m. Saturday. A sergeant and four deputies will be searching for intoxicated drivers around the county, authorities reported. Sheriff's officers have arrested 775 people for driving while intoxicated so far this year.
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VISTA: DUI and driver's license checkpoint set for this weekend Open this result in new window
North County Times - Dec 12 12:33 AM
VISTA ---- A DUI and driver's license checkpoint will be conducted in Vista this weekend, the Sheriff's Department said.
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Getz indicted for aggravated DUI Open this result in new window
Morris Daily Herald - 2 hours, 43 minutes ago
The Grundy County Circuit Court Grand Jury Wednesday indicted Ann Marie Getz, 43, Streator, on eight counts of aggravated DUI.
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Top DUI News, December 11th, 2008

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Lane Garrison Sued Over Fatal DUI Crash Open this result in new window
E! Online - Dec 10 4:18 PM
One way or another, Lane Garrison is going to be paying for his mistakes for a long time. The parents of a 17-year-old boy who was killed in the actor's 2006 DUI crash has sued...
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Trooper escapes jail time in DUI case Open this result in new window
The Daily Times - 1 hour, 51 minutes ago
SALISBURY -- A sheriff's deputy charged with a DUI in a July hit-and-run accident will get another chance at a cleaner driving record, but no shot of continuing his career with county law enforcement, after reaching an agreement with prosecutors in traffic court Wednesday.
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Getz indicted for aggravated DUI Open this result in new window
Morris Daily Herald - Dec 10 11:57 PM
The Grundy County Circuit Court Grand Jury Wednesday indicted Ann Marie Getz, 43, Streator, on eight counts of aggravated DUI.
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Local man faces DUI charge after crash with ambulance Open this result in new window
Culpeper Star-Exponent - Dec 10 11:26 PM
A Culpeper man is charged with DUI after police say he crashed into an ambulance that was transporting a patient to the hospital.
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Increase in DUI's in Chubbuck Related to the State of the Economy? Open this result in new window
KIFI Idaho Falls - Dec 10 8:54 PM
With about two weeks until Christmas, three weeks until the New Year, the City of Chubbuck is flabbergasted at what it's seeing. The number of DUI citations has nearly doubled since last year. The number of people driving without privileges has also gone up quite a bit. Local News 8 looked into all different situations of why more drivers might be getting behind the wheel when they shouldn't ...
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Wicomico County Deputy Pleads Guilty To July DUI Open this result in new window
CBS 13 Baltimore - Dec 10 2:59 PM
A Wicomico County Sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty and resigned after being arrested in July for DUI.
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DUI suspect claims he's an officer Open this result in new window
WAVY 10 - Dec 10 12:22 PM
SUFFOLK, Va. - A man arrested for DUI told Suffolk police on Tuesday that he was a member of the Newport News police force. Brian Travis of Windsor, Virginia kept up the story while being processed by Suffolk police.
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PA DUI Moving Memorial Visits Mansfield (VIDEO) Open this result in new window
WENY-TV - Dec 10 3:53 PM
MANSFIELD -- “Never a day passes that we do not remember” -- that's what it says on the DUI Victims Moving Memorial, which made a stop at Mansfield University Wednesday.
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The DUI Victims’ Memorial Wall Open this result in new window
WETM 18 Elmira - Dec 10 3:13 PM
The Pennsylvania DUI Association hopes your name is never added to the victims' moving memorial.
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Cathedral City police will participate in special holiday DUI enforcement Open this result in new window
The Desert Sun - Dec 10 7:49 AM
Beginning Dec. 12, the Cathedral City Police Department will join law enforcement across the state as part of California's Holiday DUI Crackdown Campaign, as well as encouraging the public to call 911 to report suspected drunk drivers.
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Top DUI News, December 8th, 2008

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Man charged in DUI crash that killed 1 Open this result in new window
Chicago Tribune - 2 hours, 14 minutes ago
Authorities charged a 29-year-old man with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI today after a crash this morning in the city's Avondale neighborhood that left one man seriously injured and another dead. The incident occurred at about 4:50 a.m. at Belmont Avenue and Hamlin Street, said Chicago Police Officer JoAnn Taylor. Cesar Huerta was headed south on Hamlin and failed to stop a stop sign as ...
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DUI Task Force makes 66 weekend arrests Open this result in new window
FOX 11 Tucson - 1 hour, 29 minutes ago
The Southern Arizona DUI Task Force made 27 arrests for drunken driving on Friday, December 5, and 39 arrests on Saturday, December 6. All of those arrested on December 5 face misdemeanor charges, while the Saturday arrests included 5 felony charges and 34 misdemeanors.
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Getz indicted for aggravated DUI Open this result in new window
Morris Daily Herald - Dec 07 4:21 PM
The Grundy County Circuit Court Grand Jury Wednesday indicted Ann Marie Getz, 43, Streator, on eight counts of aggravated DUI.
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Police charge injured driver with DUI Open this result in new window
WPVI-TV Philadelphia - Dec 07 6:36 AM
Several injured as driver is charged with DUI in an I-295 crash.
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REGION: On the hunt for DUI drivers Open this result in new window
North County Times - Dec 07 12:37 AM
SAN MARCOS ---- It's 9:30 p.m. on a Tuesday. Deputy Tammy Bennetts is on the hunt for "deuces," cop talk for drunken drivers. They're so named because nearly all DUI offenders say they've had just "a couple" drinks when pulled over.
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DUI blood tester charged in Nevada with DUI Open this result in new window
AP via Yahoo! News - Dec 07 5:41 PM
A contract worker for a Nevada sheriff's department is accused of driving drunk to a jail to test a suspect's blood alcohol content.
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DUI charge for backward-driving teen Open this result in new window
Chicago Tribune - Dec 06 8:39 AM
A teenager from Round Lake Park was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after police stopped her while she was driving backward down the street Thursday night in a car with four passengers, the Daily Herald reports . Melissa Merrill, 18, was charged with several violations, including improper backing and DUI, according to the newspaper report, and each of the four passengers ...
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Woman had previous DUI conviction Open this result in new window
The Post and Courier - Dec 06 9:52 PM
The woman charged in a fatal head-on collision last weekend on the James Island connector has a record for driving under the influence, authorities said. Amy Finch McCormick's out-of-state driver's license had been suspended for a time after a DUI arrest in 1999, during which she refused to take a Breathalyzer test, the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles said. She was convicted. McCormick, 37, ...
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Arizona traffic stops net 141 DUI arrests in one night Open this result in new window
ABC 15 Phoenix - Dec 06 2:10 PM
Numbers released by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety shows that over 250 drivers have been arrested statewide for DUI since a holiday task force started a week ago.
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Valley traffic stops net 141 DUI arrests in one night Open this result in new window
ABC 15 Phoenix - Dec 06 11:25 AM
Numbers released by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety shows that over 250 drivers have been arrested for DUI since a holiday task force started a week ago.

Stories of the Week

December 1st - December 7th Arizona traffic stops net 141 DUI arrests in one night

November 24th - November 30th Grand Junction checkpoint nets 4 DUI arrests

November 17th - November 23rd Pacific Police Chief Must Face Trial On DUI Charge

November 10th - November 16th DUI arrests often slip through cracks from state to state

November 3th - November 9th Man with 9 DUI convictions in Colorado arrested in Montana

October 27th - November 2nd Gun, Drugs, Stolen Car Found During DUI Checkpoint

October 19th - October 26th State Hopes Roadside Memorials Will Reduce DUI Deaths

October 13th - October 19th Alleged Breathalyzer Tampering Could Put DUI Cases At Risk

October 6th - October 12th DUI traffic stop results in over 100 charges against Florida Keys man

September 29th - October 5th DUI charge dropped: It was mare's milk, not beer

September 22nd - September 28th Delegate Who Pushed for 'DUI' Plates Arrested for DUI

September 15th - September 21st DUI Task Force donates $5,000 to city

September 8th - September 14th Lincoln County Deputy Arrested For DUI

September 1st - September 7th Cops charge school bus driver with DUI during evacuation

August 25th - August 31st Ariz. DUI task force arrests 129 in one night

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 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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