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

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Top DUI News, February 10th, 2008

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January DUI Listings Open this result in new window
Napa Valley Register - 1 hour, 23 minutes ago
NapaValleyRegister.com publishes monthly statistics on arrests and convictions for driving under the influence — and so-called “wet reckless” convictions — in Napa County.
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Four Beckley officers working DUI patrol each make arrests Open this result in new window
The Register-Herald - Feb 09 8:29 PM
The Beckley Police Department sent four officers out on a special DUI patrol, and each arrested a drunk driver, police supervisors said.
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Bus accident, arrest throw the spotlight on DUI laws Open this result in new window
The Register-Herald - Feb 09 8:44 PM
A school bus accident in Monroe County last week and the subsequent arrest of the driver on a DUI charge has thrown a spotlight on the state’s drunken driving laws.
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New bill could change DUI summons Open this result in new window
Greeley Tribune - 1 hour, 34 minutes ago
The days of people being ticketed for driving under the influence, only to be back out on the town drinking the following night, could soon come to an end.
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Congressional candidate nabbed for alleged DUI Open this result in new window
The Union - 1 hour, 26 minutes ago
On his way home from a bar in Nevada City early Sunday morning, congressional candidate Theodore Terbolizard, of Cedar Ridge, was arrested by Grass Valley police on suspicion of drunken driving.
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Passenger killed in DUI crash on Southwest Side, police say Open this result in new window
Chicago Tribune - Feb 10 9:49 PM
A male passenger was killed early Sunday in what police said was an alcohol-related single-car crash on Chicago 's Southwest Side.
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Jury Awards $10M to Teen Injured Wearing Lap Belt in DUI Crash Open this result in new window
Insurance Journal - Feb 10 10:07 PM
A Pennsylvania jury awarded $10.2 million to a teenager who was paralyzed in a drunken driving crash while wearing a lap belt in the backseat. The belt tore into Chelsea Pursell's abdomen, fracturing
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Ruling could affect local DUI cases Open this result in new window
The Bellingham Herald - 1 hour, 29 minutes ago
Problems with the handling of Breathalyzer tests at the state toxicology lab could hinder the prosecution of dozens of local driving-under-the-influence cases.
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Man charged with 5th DUI Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - Feb 09 5:21 AM
A man who was found, apparently passed out, in his idling pickup truck has been charged with his fifth DUI.
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Case Dismissed Against Cop In Fatal DUI Crash Open this result in new window
CBS 2 Chicago - Feb 08 8:39 PM
A Chicago police officer who was allegedly drunk when he was involved in a fatal car crash had his DUI case dismissed Friday. Now, the families of the two victims are questioning whether Officer John Ardelean received preferential treatment in the case. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
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Top DUI News, February 9th, 2008

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Repeat DUI offenders Open this result in new window
Bristol Herald Courier - 2 hours, 13 minutes ago
How many times is too many when it comes to drunk driving arrests? Tennessee and Virginia have both seen recent accidents involving multiple DUI offenders. There is a push in both the Volunteer State and the Commonwealth to stiffen DUI penalties and make ignition interlock systems mandatory for DUI offenders. In Tennessee, a person convicted of driving under the influence (.08% BAC or higher) ...
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Driver of car in Weston hit-run charged with DUI manslaughter Open this result in new window
Sun-Sentinel - Feb 08 1:16 PM
A man identified nearly a month ago as the driver of a car that struck and killed a jogger on Dec. 15 has been charged with DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal crash in the death of Garriett Harvey, 35, the Broward Sheriff's Office announced on Friday.
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H'WOOD HEIDI IN DUI RAP Open this result in new window
New York Post - Feb 08 1:59 AM
Cops busted former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss in Nevada yesterday for alleged DUI after receiving a tip that she was driving erratically. The Sheriff's Department in Nye County - where Fleiss plans to open a legal brothel catering to women - said...
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Woman Faces Sentence In DUI Deaths Open this result in new window
WLEX-TV Lexington - Feb 08 6:25 AM
A Nicholasville woman who pleaded guilty last month in the DUI deaths of her best friend and three children is scheduled to be sentenced in a Jessamine County courtroom Friday.
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Sheriff's new DUI unit off to fast start with five arrests Open this result in new window
Gaffney Ledger - Feb 08 9:55 AM
A new DUI Unit formed by the Cherokee County Sheriff Bill Blanton to combat drunk driving in Cherokee County made five arrests this past weekend. According to police reports, unit member Lt. Tim Clark arrested two people for drunk driving including a 38-year-old Enoree man stopped Feb. 1 at 9 p.m. on Highway 221 in Gaffney and a 47-year-old Gaffney man stopped Feb.
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Heidi Fleiss Arrested Near Vegas For DUI Open this result in new window
CBS 3 Philadelphia - Feb 07 10:29 PM
Heidi Fleiss, the notorious Beverly Hills madam who came to prominence for running a high-level call girl ring that catered to Hollywood elite, was arrested Thursday for a possible DUI outside Las Vegas, according to police.
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Face to Face: DUI discussion Open this result in new window
Las Vegas Sun - Feb 07 7:33 PM
Jessica Williams is serving 48 years for mowing down six teens picking up trash on I-15, despite the fact a jury said she was not impaired by marijuana. Jon talks with Williams' attorney John Watkins and Stop DUI official Sandy Heverly about what some call Nevada's unjust DUI laws.
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Net Tangible Asset Backing (DUI.AX, 00810552, 20080208) Open this result in new window
Huntleys' Stock of the Week via Yahoo!7 Finance - Feb 07 6:51 PM
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Slower Mardi Gras still meant DUI arrests, task force reports Open this result in new window
Williamsport Sun Gazette - Feb 07 9:12 PM
During Mardi Gras weekend, the county’s DUI Task Force charged 14 motorists with driving under the influence of intoxicants, according to William Solomon, task force coordinator.
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Ex-Madam Heidi Fleiss Suspected Of DUI Open this result in new window
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta - Feb 08 5:53 AM
Former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss is suspected of DUI in Nevada.
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Top DUI News, February 8th, 2008

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Face to Face: DUI discussion Open this result in new window
Las Vegas Sun - 47 minutes ago
Jessica Williams is serving 48 years for mowing down six teens picking up trash on I-15, despite the fact a jury said she was not impaired by marijuana. Jon talks with Williams' attorney John Watkins and Stop DUI official Sandy Heverly about what some call Nevada's unjust DUI laws.
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Net Tangible Asset Backing (DUI.AX, 00810552, 20080208) Open this result in new window
Huntleys' Stock of the Week via Yahoo!7 Finance - 1 hour, 29 minutes ago
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Heidi Fleiss Arrested Near Vegas For DUI Open this result in new window
CBS 2 Los Angeles - 1 hour, 26 minutes ago
Heidi Fleiss, the notorious Beverly Hills madam who came to prominence for running a high-level call girl ring that catered to Hollywood elite, was arrested Thursday for a possible DUI outside Las Vegas, according to police.
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Expect the DUI max with faster Chandler service Open this result in new window
East Valley Tribune - Feb 07 10:43 AM
After years of waiting, the Chandler Police Department has finally received a grant for a new $296,000 DUI processing vehicle.
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DUI Convict Arrested During House Arrest Open this result in new window
KETV 7 Omaha - Feb 07 7:13 AM
Timothy Bartok was given house arrest for a DUI conviction and then was found out on the road by officers.
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Lee Corrections Deputy arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
WINK TV Southwest Florida - Feb 07 6:33 AM
Corrections Deputy has been arrested for DUI
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Local law enforcement agencies form DUI Task Force Open this result in new window
Brattleboro Reformer - Feb 07 12:43 AM
BRATTLEBORO -- In an effort to get tough on drunken driving, the Governor's Highway Safety Program has hand picked the best DUI law enforcement personnel in each county to form an "all-star team," the DUI Task Force.
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Ex-big league hurler Sorensen arrested in DUI case Open this result in new window
USA Today - Feb 07 3:37 PM
Former major-league pitcher and Detroit Tigers announcer Lary Sorensen has been arrested with a blood alcohol level six times Michigan's legal limit in his seventh drunken driving case, officials said.
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DUI checkpoint is today Open this result in new window
The Acorn - Feb 06 8:10 PM
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will conduct a DUI/driver's license checkpoint from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. tonight, Thurs., Feb. 7 in Calabasas.
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Repeat DUI Offender Sentenced to Prison Open this result in new window
KSFY Sioux Falls - Feb 06 1:40 PM
Authorities say Michael Messick has had seven DUI's in the last ten years, and eleven total.
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Top DUI News, February 7th, 2008

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Repeat DUI Offender Sentenced to Prison Open this result in new window
KSFY Sioux Falls - Feb 06 1:40 PM
Authorities say Michael Messick has had seven DUI's in the last ten years, and eleven total.
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SC Governor Says DUI Bill Watered Down By State Senators Open this result in new window
WJBF-TV Augusta - Feb 06 12:01 PM
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford says his tougher DUI bill has been watered down in the State Senate. A subcommittee passed the bill Tuesday, but made some changes that the Governor says weaken the bill.
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DUI Laws Watered Down by Senate Subcommitte Open this result in new window
WSPA Spartanburg - Feb 06 1:35 PM
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers took their fight for a tougher DUI bill all the way to the statehouse. Now, MADD is upset. The member think the bill has been weakened by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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School bus driver charged with DUI after crash Open this result in new window
Charleston Daily Mail - Feb 06 6:42 AM
State Police arrested a Monroe County school bus driver and charged him with DUI after his bus, carrying 11 students, careened down an 120-foot ravine before coming to rest upright over a small creek.
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DUI-suspect cop's team temporarily put on the bench Open this result in new window
Arizona Daily Star - Feb 05 11:12 PM
The operation of the Tucson Police Department's East Side community-response team has been put on hold because the sergeant who supervises the squad was arrested on suspicion of extreme DUI last week, an official said Tuesday.
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DUI bill changes anger Sanford Open this result in new window
The Greenville News - Feb 05 11:03 PM
COLUMBIA -- Gov. Mark Sanford on Tuesday attacked changes to a House-passed DUI bill that he said weaken the bill and create loopholes, charges that the senator chairing the committee said aren't true.
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De Mornay gets 3 years' probation on DUI Open this result in new window
The Charlotte Observer - Feb 05 8:32 PM
Rebecca De Mornay must serve three years' probation after a no contest plea was entered on her behalf to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge H. Chester Horn also ordered the 48-year-old actress to complete a three-month program for DUI offenders and pay $350 plus unspecified penalties. Defense attorney Blair Berk entered the plea on the behalf of De Mornay, who ...
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Seahawks radio broadcaster Moon pleads not guilty to DUI Open this result in new window
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Feb 05 8:40 PM
Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and Seahawks radio broadcaster Warren Moon pleaded not guilty Monday to DUI.
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DeKalb Co. Officer Arrested, Charged with DUI Open this result in new window
FOX 5 News Atlanta - Feb 05 8:37 PM
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5) – A police officer was arrested and charged with DUI after running into a Wal-Mart Store. The accident is under investigation. FOX 5's Aungelique Proctor reports. Click on video for more information.
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20 suspected DUI arrests made over weekend Open this result in new window
Marin Independent Journal - Feb 06 12:01 AM
The California Highway Patrol in the Santa Rosa area made 20 alcohol-related DUI arrests over Super Bowl weekend, including six after the game.
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Top DUI News, February 6th, 2008

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DUI-suspect cop's team temporarily put on the bench Open this result in new window
Arizona Daily Star - Feb 05 11:12 PM
The operation of the Tucson Police Department's East Side community-response team has been put on hold because the sergeant who supervises the squad was arrested on suspicion of extreme DUI last week, an official said Tuesday.
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DUI bill changes anger Sanford Open this result in new window
The Greenville News - Feb 05 11:03 PM
COLUMBIA -- Gov. Mark Sanford on Tuesday attacked changes to a House-passed DUI bill that he said weaken the bill and create loopholes, charges that the senator chairing the committee said aren't true.
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Seahawks radio broadcaster Moon pleads not guilty to DUI Open this result in new window
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Feb 05 8:40 PM
Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and Seahawks radio broadcaster Warren Moon pleaded not guilty Monday to DUI.
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DeKalb Co. Officer Arrested, Charged with DUI Open this result in new window
FOX 5 News Atlanta - Feb 05 8:37 PM
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5) – A police officer was arrested and charged with DUI after running into a Wal-Mart Store. The accident is under investigation. FOX 5's Aungelique Proctor reports. Click on video for more information.
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20 suspected DUI arrests made over weekend Open this result in new window
Marin Independent Journal - Feb 06 12:01 AM
The California Highway Patrol in the Santa Rosa area made 20 alcohol-related DUI arrests over Super Bowl weekend, including six after the game.
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Sanford: Amendments hurt DUI proposal Open this result in new window
WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence - Feb 05 9:14 PM
Governor Sanford on Tuesday said a proposed bill meant to toughen DUI laws in SC is losing its punch as it makes its way through the statehouse. Sanford blamed amendments added by a senate subcommittee.
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School bus driver faces DUI charge Open this result in new window
The Register-Herald - Feb 05 7:45 PM
State Police arrested a Monroe County school bus driver Tuesday and charged him with DUI after his bus, carrying 11 students, careened down an 120-foot ravine before coming to rest upright over a small creek.
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SC legislators considering tougher DUI policies Open this result in new window
WIS News 10 Columbia - Feb 05 2:53 PM
At the Capitol Tuesday, legislators are considering tougher new policies for DUI offenders. Those penalties would be based on your blood alcohol level.
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Rebecca De Mornay gets probation for DUI Open this result in new window
CNN.com - Feb 05 7:09 PM
BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) -- Rebecca De Mornay must serve three years' probation after a no-contest plea was entered Tuesday on her behalf to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge.
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K-State assistant Hill charged with DUI Open this result in new window
Fox Sports - Feb 04 3:38 PM
Kansas State assistant basketball coach Dalonte Hill has been charged with driving under the influence following his arrest last week. Pottawatomie County Attorney Sherri Schuck said Monday she's also charging Hill with first refusal of a preliminary breath test and speeding. Authorities said they pulled over Hill's vehicle for a traffic violation and arrested him on suspicion of DUI around 2 ...
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Top DUI News, February 5th, 2008

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DUI-suspect cop's team temporarily put on the bench Open this result in new window
Arizona Daily Star - Feb 05 11:12 PM
The operation of the Tucson Police Department's East Side community-response team has been put on hold because the sergeant who supervises the squad was arrested on suspicion of extreme DUI last week, an official said Tuesday.
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DUI bill changes anger Sanford Open this result in new window
The Greenville News - Feb 05 11:03 PM
COLUMBIA -- Gov. Mark Sanford on Tuesday attacked changes to a House-passed DUI bill that he said weaken the bill and create loopholes, charges that the senator chairing the committee said aren't true.
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Seahawks radio broadcaster Moon pleads not guilty to DUI Open this result in new window
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Feb 05 8:40 PM
Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and Seahawks radio broadcaster Warren Moon pleaded not guilty Monday to DUI.
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DeKalb Co. Officer Arrested, Charged with DUI Open this result in new window
FOX 5 News Atlanta - Feb 05 8:37 PM
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5) – A police officer was arrested and charged with DUI after running into a Wal-Mart Store. The accident is under investigation. FOX 5's Aungelique Proctor reports. Click on video for more information.
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20 suspected DUI arrests made over weekend Open this result in new window
Marin Independent Journal - Feb 06 12:01 AM
The California Highway Patrol in the Santa Rosa area made 20 alcohol-related DUI arrests over Super Bowl weekend, including six after the game.
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Sanford: Amendments hurt DUI proposal Open this result in new window
WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence - Feb 05 9:14 PM
Governor Sanford on Tuesday said a proposed bill meant to toughen DUI laws in SC is losing its punch as it makes its way through the statehouse. Sanford blamed amendments added by a senate subcommittee.
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School bus driver faces DUI charge Open this result in new window
The Register-Herald - Feb 05 7:45 PM
State Police arrested a Monroe County school bus driver Tuesday and charged him with DUI after his bus, carrying 11 students, careened down an 120-foot ravine before coming to rest upright over a small creek.
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SC legislators considering tougher DUI policies Open this result in new window
WIS News 10 Columbia - Feb 05 2:53 PM
At the Capitol Tuesday, legislators are considering tougher new policies for DUI offenders. Those penalties would be based on your blood alcohol level.
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Rebecca De Mornay gets probation for DUI Open this result in new window
CNN.com - Feb 05 7:09 PM
BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) -- Rebecca De Mornay must serve three years' probation after a no-contest plea was entered Tuesday on her behalf to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge.
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K-State assistant Hill charged with DUI Open this result in new window
Fox Sports - Feb 04 3:38 PM
Kansas State assistant basketball coach Dalonte Hill has been charged with driving under the influence following his arrest last week. Pottawatomie County Attorney Sherri Schuck said Monday she's also charging Hill with first refusal of a preliminary breath test and speeding. Authorities said they pulled over Hill's vehicle for a traffic violation and arrested him on suspicion of DUI around 2 ...
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Top DUI News, February 4th, 2008

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DUI-suspect cop's team temporarily put on the bench Open this result in new window
Arizona Daily Star - Feb 05 11:12 PM
The operation of the Tucson Police Department's East Side community-response team has been put on hold because the sergeant who supervises the squad was arrested on suspicion of extreme DUI last week, an official said Tuesday.
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DUI bill changes anger Sanford Open this result in new window
The Greenville News - Feb 05 11:03 PM
COLUMBIA -- Gov. Mark Sanford on Tuesday attacked changes to a House-passed DUI bill that he said weaken the bill and create loopholes, charges that the senator chairing the committee said aren't true.
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Seahawks radio broadcaster Moon pleads not guilty to DUI Open this result in new window
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Feb 05 8:40 PM
Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and Seahawks radio broadcaster Warren Moon pleaded not guilty Monday to DUI.
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DeKalb Co. Officer Arrested, Charged with DUI Open this result in new window
FOX 5 News Atlanta - Feb 05 8:37 PM
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5) – A police officer was arrested and charged with DUI after running into a Wal-Mart Store. The accident is under investigation. FOX 5's Aungelique Proctor reports. Click on video for more information.
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20 suspected DUI arrests made over weekend Open this result in new window
Marin Independent Journal - Feb 06 12:01 AM
The California Highway Patrol in the Santa Rosa area made 20 alcohol-related DUI arrests over Super Bowl weekend, including six after the game.
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Sanford: Amendments hurt DUI proposal Open this result in new window
WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence - Feb 05 9:14 PM
Governor Sanford on Tuesday said a proposed bill meant to toughen DUI laws in SC is losing its punch as it makes its way through the statehouse. Sanford blamed amendments added by a senate subcommittee.
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School bus driver faces DUI charge Open this result in new window
The Register-Herald - Feb 05 7:45 PM
State Police arrested a Monroe County school bus driver Tuesday and charged him with DUI after his bus, carrying 11 students, careened down an 120-foot ravine before coming to rest upright over a small creek.
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SC legislators considering tougher DUI policies Open this result in new window
WIS News 10 Columbia - Feb 05 2:53 PM
At the Capitol Tuesday, legislators are considering tougher new policies for DUI offenders. Those penalties would be based on your blood alcohol level.
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Rebecca De Mornay gets probation for DUI Open this result in new window
CNN.com - Feb 05 7:09 PM
BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) -- Rebecca De Mornay must serve three years' probation after a no-contest plea was entered Tuesday on her behalf to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge.
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K-State assistant Hill charged with DUI Open this result in new window
Fox Sports - Feb 04 3:38 PM
Kansas State assistant basketball coach Dalonte Hill has been charged with driving under the influence following his arrest last week. Pottawatomie County Attorney Sherri Schuck said Monday she's also charging Hill with first refusal of a preliminary breath test and speeding. Authorities said they pulled over Hill's vehicle for a traffic violation and arrested him on suspicion of DUI around 2 ...

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