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Top DUI News Week of January 28th - February 3rd

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Top DUI News, February 3rd, 2008

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UT walk-on faces DUI charge Open this result in new window
The Tennessean - Feb 03 12:20 AM
Tennessee defensive back Vince Faison has been suspended for the first two games of the season after being arrested for DUI during the weekend, the university has announced.
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Vols' Faison charged with DUI, suspended Open this result in new window
Sports Illustrated - Feb 02 10:48 PM
Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer has suspended walk-on player Vince Faison for the first two games of the 2008 season after he was arrested for drunken driving.
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Giants' Awasom busted for DUI Open this result in new window
New York Daily News - Feb 02 1:44 AM
Giants DE Adrian Awasom was sent home from the Super Bowl on Friday, hours after he was arrested on suspicion of "extreme DUI."
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Stiffer DUI Penalties Under Consideration Open this result in new window
News Channel 5 Nashville - Feb 01 7:50 PM
Police will be out in full force this Super Bowl weekend looking for drunk drivers. This coincides with discussions among e state lawmakers about proposed stiffer penalties for DUI offenders.
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Woman to Stand Trial in Deadly DUI Crash Open this result in new window
KESQ Palm Springs - Feb 02 12:46 AM
A Cathedral City woman accused of driving drunk and causing a crash that killed two people in Palm Desert last year has been ordered to stand trial on six felony counts, including gross vehicular manslaughter and DUI.
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Giants player arrested, suspected of DUI Open this result in new window
KTVK 3TV Phoenix - Feb 01 8:11 PM
A New York Giants football player has been arrested on suspicion of DUI. According to D.P.S., defensive end Adrian Awasom was stopped by an officer when he appeared to be driving under the influence.
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Holling sentenced for DUI Open this result in new window
WHOI Peoria - Feb 01 4:21 PM
By Nishi Gupta Posted: Friday, February 01, 2008 at 6:12 p.m. PEORIA -- Hours after Peoria officials announced the interim city manager, he was in court for a DUI arrest which occurred in late October.
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MADD sees hope in DUI law revision Open this result in new window
The Register-Herald - Feb 01 8:56 PM
A three-pronged revision of West Virginia's drunken driving statute is in the legislative process, a long-discussed proposal that seeks a stronger penalty for ‹aggravated DUIŠ when the blood alcohol content is up to .15.
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Report: Giants player arrested on DUI suspicion Open this result in new window
Fox Sports - Feb 01 2:08 PM
A member of the New York Giants has been arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to a report on the Arizona Republic Web site.
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18-year-old charged with DUI manslaughter Open this result in new window
St. Petersburg Times - Feb 01 11:56 AM
PLANT CITY -- A local teenager was charged with DUI manslaughter today in a crash last October that killed one person and injured eight others. Steven Andrew Watkins, 18, a lawn-care worker who lives at 3501 Knights Griffin Road in...
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Top DUI News, February 2nd, 2008

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Giants' Awasom busted for DUI Open this result in new window
New York Daily News - Feb 02 1:44 AM
Giants DE Adrian Awasom was sent home from the Super Bowl on Friday, hours after he was arrested on suspicion of "extreme DUI."
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Stiffer DUI Penalties Under Consideration Open this result in new window
News Channel 5 Nashville - Feb 01 7:50 PM
Police will be out in full force this Super Bowl weekend looking for drunk drivers. This coincides with discussions among e state lawmakers about proposed stiffer penalties for DUI offenders.
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Giants player arrested, suspected of DUI Open this result in new window
KTVK 3TV Phoenix - Feb 01 8:11 PM
A New York Giants football player has been arrested on suspicion of DUI. According to D.P.S., defensive end Adrian Awasom was stopped by an officer when he appeared to be driving under the influence.
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Woman to Stand Trial in Deadly DUI Crash Open this result in new window
KESQ Palm Springs - Feb 02 12:46 AM
A Cathedral City woman accused of driving drunk and causing a crash that killed two people in Palm Desert last year has been ordered to stand trial on six felony counts, including gross vehicular manslaughter and DUI.
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Holling sentenced for DUI Open this result in new window
WHOI Peoria - Feb 01 4:21 PM
By Nishi Gupta Posted: Friday, February 01, 2008 at 6:12 p.m. PEORIA -- Hours after Peoria officials announced the interim city manager, he was in court for a DUI arrest which occurred in late October.
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MADD sees hope in DUI law revision Open this result in new window
The Register-Herald - Feb 01 8:56 PM
A three-pronged revision of West Virginia's drunken driving statute is in the legislative process, a long-discussed proposal that seeks a stronger penalty for ‹aggravated DUIŠ when the blood alcohol content is up to .15.
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18-year-old charged with DUI manslaughter Open this result in new window
St. Petersburg Times - Feb 01 11:56 AM
PLANT CITY -- A local teenager was charged with DUI manslaughter today in a crash last October that killed one person and injured eight others. Steven Andrew Watkins, 18, a lawn-care worker who lives at 3501 Knights Griffin Road in...
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Report: Giants player arrested on DUI suspicion Open this result in new window
Fox Sports - Feb 01 2:08 PM
A member of the New York Giants has been arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to a report on the Arizona Republic Web site.
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Man Facing DUI Charge for Crash That Killed JSO Officer Open this result in new window
First Coast News - Feb 01 3:16 PM
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- A man is facing DUI charge for a crash that killed a Jacksonville police officer. 57-year old Joseph May was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol and booked into the Duval County Jail. Investigators say his blood alcohol level was .20 at the time of the crash.
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Former Deputy Pleads Guilty in DUI Crash Open this result in new window
KESQ Palm Springs - Feb 01 7:33 PM
The former Riverside County deputy accused of a drunken driving injury crash pleaded guilty in connection to the incident. Richard Kamstra admitted to two counts of a DUI causing great bodily injury.
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Top DUI News, February 1st, 2008

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Ex-MLB player Leyritz pleads not guilty to 2nd DUI manslaughter charge Open this result in new window
Sun-Sentinel - 1 hour, 20 minutes ago
Leyritz faces 2nd DUI-related charge Former New York Yankees slugger Jim Leyritz pleaded not guilty Thursday in Broward Circuit Court to an additional charge of manslaughter while intoxicated in connection with a car crash last month.
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Leyritz on breath-test watch ahead of DUI trial Open this result in new window
CBS Sportsline - Jan 31 9:00 AM
Former World Series star Jim Leyritz was ordered Thursday to take daily breath tests while he awaits trial on DUI manslaughter charges.
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DUI from '99 snags Cora Open this result in new window
Boston Herald - Jan 31 9:19 PM
Red Sox infielder Alex Cora turned himself into the Martin County (Florida) jail on Wednesday on a probation violation charge related to a 1999 DUI case. According to...
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Govenor Pushes For Tougher DUI Laws Open this result in new window
ABC News 4 Charleston - Jan 31 5:37 PM
South Carolina ranks third in the nation in alcohol related deaths. That's why Gov. Mark Sanford wants tougher DUI laws. Sanford have even gone high tech to driver the point home.
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K-State assistant coach arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
The Kansas City Star - Jan 31 12:33 PM
MANHATTAN, Kan. | Kansas State associate men's basketball coach Dalonte Hill was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with DUI, Pottawatomie County Sherriff Greg Riat said Thursday afternoon.
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4 Discussion: DUI Bills Open this result in new window
WSMV Nashville - Jan 31 4:28 PM
If the DUI bills that are currently being discussed on Capitol Hill pass and become law, do you think they will have an effect on the number of deaths on the roads due to drunk driving?
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DUI Defense Attorney Prepares for Super Bowl Sunday Open this result in new window
PRWeb via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 30 minutes ago
As fans begin flooding in like the rain from the East coast for the Super Bowl, aggressiveduilawyer.com, a well known defense attorney resource, takes the offensive and begins preemptively aiding those that might be at risk of a DUI.
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Palm Bay officer arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
FOX 35 Orlando - Jan 31 3:12 PM
An off-duty Palm Bay Police Officer was arrested Thursday on charges of DUI and DUI causing injury following an early morning vehicle crash in the City...
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Breath Evidence in DUI Cases Already Dropped in Kitsap Open this result in new window
Bainbridge Islander - Jan 31 6:53 PM
Kitsap County prosecutors had stopped using breath test results against DUI suspects last fall, which could shield local courts from being affected by the questions arising now about the state toxicology lab's credibility.
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Jim Leyritz Arraigned In Fla. On New DUI Charge Open this result in new window
CBS 2 Chicago - Jan 31 9:19 AM
A former Major League ball player pleaded not guilty to a new charge of DUI manslaughter with an unlawful alcohol level.ΠDuring a hearing in Ft. Lauderdale, a judge ordered 44-year Jim Leyritz to blow into a machine three times a day to prove he has not been drinking while he awaiting
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Top DUI News, January 31st, 2008

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Tucson cop suspect in extreme DUI case Open this result in new window
Arizona Daily Star - Jan 30 11:17 PM
A Tucson Police Department sergeant has been placed on paid leave after being arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of extreme DUI, officials said Wednesday.
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Paul pleads not guilty to DUI charge Open this result in new window
Pensacola News Journal - Jan 30 10:55 PM
Escambia County Schools Superintendent Jim Paul pleaded not guilty to his misdemeanor DUI charge in Pinellas County.
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Court throws out DUI breath tests Open this result in new window
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Jan 30 12:42 PM
Three judges found so many problems with the state toxicology lab's work that they threw out the breath-test results for drunken-driving suspects, a major ruling Thursday that could affect many other DUI cases around King County.
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DUI Chain Gang Promotes Safety In Pink Open this result in new window
CBS 5 Phoenix - Jan 30 11:33 AM
A DUI chain gang will promote safety in a humorous way on the days leading up to the Super Bowl in Glendale.
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Judges toss King County DUI breath test results Open this result in new window
KING5 Seattle - Jan 30 11:12 AM
Because of problems at the state toxicology lab, judges ruled that breath test results from six drunk driving cases must be suppressed. The decision is expected to effect dozens of pending DUI cases.Attorneys blame toxicology lab
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Utegg Guilty In ëStandard' DUI Case Open this result in new window
The Wayne Independent - Jan 30 3:10 PM
A Hawley man's defense for his charge of DUI last May hinged on breathalyzers, punches, and mouthwashÖand a jury of his peers wasn't buying it. On Tuesday, January 29, Eric James Utegg was found guilty of driving under the influence, after a relatively short trial.
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New sheriff's department patrol unit will concentrate on DUI violations Open this result in new window
Gaffney Ledger - Jan 30 10:47 AM
Looking to put a major dent into drunk driving in Cherokee County, Sheriff Bill Blanton has assigned two veteran officers to a new DUI and Traffic Enforcement Team to hopefully reduce the number of drunk drivers and DUI-related traffic deaths on county roadways.
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DEA Agent Arrested On DUI Charge Open this result in new window
CBS 46 News Atlanta - Jan 30 3:44 AM
ONLY ON 46: A Drug Enforcement Agency agent is charged with DUI after a crash last month, police say. | Video
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Victim Impact Panel portrays all shades of DUI Open this result in new window
Eastern Arizona Courier - Jan 30 7:49 AM
For some DUI offenders it might not be jail time or fees that completely do the trick to curb their irresponsibility; it might be knowledge and intervention.
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Talbotton councilman gets 25 weekends for DUI Open this result in new window
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer - Jan 30 12:14 AM
Talbotton City Councilman Frederick Bernard Cotton was ordered to begin serving 25 weekends in the Talbot County Jail at 6 p.m. Friday after he pleaded guilty Monday under a negotiated plea to a DUI charge he received March 31, 2007.
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Top DUI News, January 30th, 2008

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Talbotton councilman gets 25 weekends for DUI Open this result in new window
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer - Jan 30 12:14 AM
Talbotton City Councilman Frederick Bernard Cotton was ordered to begin serving 25 weekends in the Talbot County Jail at 6 p.m. Friday after he pleaded guilty Monday under a negotiated plea to a DUI charge he received March 31, 2007.
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Man in court on 5th DUI charge Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - Jan 29 11:51 PM
A man accused of receiving his fifth drunken-driving charge less than two weeks after his fourth DUI arrest appeared Tuesday in Justice Court.
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DUI manslaughter charge against Vero Beach man could end with plea deal Open this result in new window
Vero Press Journal - Jan 29 9:14 PM
DUI manslaughter charge against Vero Beach man could end with plea deal
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DUI arrests increase as accidents decline Open this result in new window
The Petaluma Argus-Courier - Jan 30 12:24 AM
DUI arrests by police rose by more than 30 percent for the second consecutive year and vehicle accidents continued to decline, according to 2007 statistics recently released by the Petaluma Police Department.
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Policy Changes Made Because OF DUI Backlog Open this result in new window
News Channel 5 Nashville - Jan 29 7:20 PM
A backlog of DUI cases is forcing Nashville to change the way those cases are heard. It will take judges working together to help clear the docket.
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Rincon fire chief pleads not guilty to DUI Open this result in new window
North County Times - Jan 29 7:56 PM
VISTA - The chief of the fire department on the Rincon Indian Reservation pleaded not guilty Monday to misdemeanor DUI and child endangerment charges.
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Pushing a Tougher DUI Bill Open this result in new window
WCBD-TV Charleston - Jan 29 5:59 PM
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford had already used part of his State of the State address to urge state lawmakers to pass a tougher DUI law. Now, he's turned to the Internet video site YouTube to try to get state senators to take action.
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Governor Sanford Posts YouTube Video to Push DUI Bill Open this result in new window
WJBF-TV Augusta - Jan 29 4:12 PM
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford wants to increase the pressure on SC State Senators to pass a tougher DUI bill. He's put a video on the website YouTube...giving a tragic example of the effects of drunken driving in the Palmetto State.
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Sanford Posts YouTube Video to Push DUI Bill Open this result in new window
WSPA Spartanburg - Jan 29 3:05 PM
Tonya Spradley asks viewers to contact state lawmakers to pass a tougher DUI bill. South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford had already used part of his State of the State address to urge state lawmakers to pass a tougher DUI law.
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Vero Beach grad could plead in DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide case Open this result in new window
Vero Press Journal - Jan 29 6:43 AM
Vero Beach grad could plead in DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide case
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Top DUI News, January 29th, 2008

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Vero Beach grad could plead in DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide case Open this result in new window
Vero Press Journal - 2 hours, 38 minutes ago
Vero Beach grad could plead in DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide case
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Collision kills mother of two, other driver suspected of DUI Open this result in new window
Santa Cruz Sentinel - Jan 29 2:08 AM
SANTA CRUZ -- A Scotts Valley man in critical condition at a San Jose hospital will be arrested for felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter in connection with a Sunday head-on collision that killed a Mill Valley mother and left her two children and husband in critical condition, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Rincon fire chief pleads not guilty to DUI Open this result in new window
North County Times - Jan 28 10:56 PM
VISTA - The chief of the fire department on the Rincon Indian Reservation pleaded not guilty Monday to misdemeanor DUI and child endangerment charges.
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Johnson County Man Arrested For Fourth DUI Open this result in new window
FOX 4 News Kansas City - Jan 28 4:22 PM
Police arrested a Johnson County man this weekend, charged with his fourth DUI. That raises the question: how many times can you get arrested for a DUI but still keep on driving? In Kansas, a fourth DUI is a felony offense. If you get a fifth, then you lose your license for good. But some people keep on drinking and driving.
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Aurora man faces possible 30-year term in multiple DUI case Open this result in new window
The Fox Valley Villages Sun - Jan 28 3:01 PM
An Aurora man who had beer cans -- both opened and unopened -- in his car and a bottle of Vicodin in his lap when he was stopped by police faces up to 30 years in prison after being the first person convicted under a new multiple DUI statute in Kane County.
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Governor Mark Sanford Visits Aiken; Pushes DUI Reform Open this result in new window
NBC 26 Augusta - Jan 28 2:25 PM
South Carolina ranks third in the nation for alcohol-related road deaths. Many say the state's current DUI laws make it difficult to convict drunk drivers.
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Fort Pierce man arrested during DUI stop tries to choke deputy Open this result in new window
Fort Pierce Tribune - Jan 28 2:33 PM
Fort Pierce man arrested during DUI stop tries to choke deputy
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Environment, education, immigration, DUI laws among top issues at briefing Open this result in new window
Florence Morning News - Jan 28 5:51 PM
FLORENCE Ö Two state legislators responded to questions about the environment, education, immigration and the need for tougher DUI laws Monday during a League of Women Voters legislative briefing at the Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library.
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Rincon Fire Chief Pleads Not Guilty to DUI, Child Endangerment Charges Open this result in new window
Fox 6 News San Diego - Jan 28 1:33 PM
The chief of the fire department on the Rincon Indian Reservation pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor DUI and child endangerment charges.
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2 public safety officers in court for DUI charges Open this result in new window
22 WSBT South Bend - Jan 28 11:50 AM
Two local public safety officers were in court Monday. Mishawaka Fire Capt. Michael Demeulenaere and South Bend Regional Airport Police Capt. Kevin Szucsits were charged in separate DUI incidents.
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Top DUI News, January 28th, 2008

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Husband Arrested for DUI On Way to Pickup Drunk Wife Open this result in new window
WCAX-TV Vermont - 1 hour, 7 minutes ago
Police say a Leicester man was drunk when he crashed going to pickup his wife who was just arrested for DUI.
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Judge OK's plea deals in DUI cases if defendants wear GPS alcohol monitor Open this result in new window
Naples Daily News - Jan 27 7:23 PM
Judge OK's plea deals in DUI cases if defendants wear GPS alcohol monitor
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Victim Impact Panel portrays all shades of DUI Open this result in new window
Eastern Arizona Courier - Jan 27 6:18 PM
For some DUI offenders it might not be jail time or fees that completely do the trick to curb their irresponsibility; it might be knowledge and intervention.
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Hall of Famer Moon to be arraigned on DUI charges in Seattle Open this result in new window
News 8 Austin - Jan 27 2:07 PM
Warren Moon charges with DUI in Seattle.
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Hall of Famer Moon to be arraigned on DUI charges Open this result in new window
Houston Chronicle - Jan 26 5:03 PM
Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon will enter a plea Feb. 5 on charges of driving under the influence. The former Oilers' quarterback was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
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Checkpoint Pays Off With 12 DUI Arrests Open this result in new window
KOTV 6 Tulsa - Jan 26 3:13 PM
Tulsa Police say Friday night's crackdown on drunk driving paid off. Police officers teamed up with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office. They set up a sobriety check point on East Skelly Drive near 41st Street. In just three hours they arrested 12 people for DUI.
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ANTIOCH / Suspected DUI starts house fire Open this result in new window
San Francisco Chronicle - 1 hour, 56 minutes ago
A suspected drunken driver crashed into an Antioch home and snapped a gas meter, starting a fire in the car that quickly jumped to the house and left a fleeing resident with burns, police said. As the flames spread just before 5 p.m. Saturday, driver Terry...
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DUI charges filed against woman with 3 teen passengers Open this result in new window
phillyburbs.com - Jan 26 5:06 AM
The 33-year-old woman whose minivan collided with a tractor-trailer on Route 202 on Jan. 14 has been charged with DUI, according to police.
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Moon's arraignment set after arrest for DUI Open this result in new window
Sports Illustrated - Jan 26 5:12 PM
SEATTLE (AP) -- Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon will enter a plea Feb. 5 on charges of driving under the influence, court officials said.
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DUI checkpoint Saturday in Napa Open this result in new window
Napa Valley Register - Jan 26 12:10 AM
The Napa Police Department is conducting a DUI checkpoint Saturday from 7 p.m., to midnight, within the Napa City limits.

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