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

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Top DUI News, February 17th, 2008

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Bills receiver Parrish arrested on DUI charge Open this result in new window
Fox Sports - 2 hours, 18 minutes ago
Buffalo Bills receiver Roscoe Parrish was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence, police say. Parrish was stopped at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, said Miami Beach Police Department spokesman Juan Sanchez. Parrish was driving a 2005 Bentley westbound on MacArthur Causeway, which connects Miami Beach to the mainland. Sanchez said Parrish was taken into custody on a DUI charge. A Miami-Dade ...
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Poor judgment in honoring ex-lawmaker guilty of DUI Open this result in new window
Asbury Park Press - Feb 17 2:47 AM
In New Jersey, where Gov. Corzine pays a New York-based lobbyist/transportation consultant to write his State of the State address about transportation, it makes sense that the Legislature and Corzine would name a stretch of a major highway after a man convicted of DUI.
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Police: Bills' Parrish arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
Sports Illustrated - Feb 17 7:39 AM
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Buffalo Bills receiver Roscoe Parrish was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence, police say.
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Ex-UM star charged with DUI in Miami Open this result in new window
Miami Herald - Feb 16 5:12 PM
A Former University of Miami football star was arrested on a DUI charge early Saturday morning, authorities said. Roscoe Parrish, 25, was charged with driving under the influence after Miami Beach police pulled him over as he was driving west in his 2005 Bentley on the MacArthur Causeway at 4:30 a.m., Miami Beach police spokesman Juan Sanchez said.
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Second DUI arrest for Lake County Commissioner Mike Hutchin Open this result in new window
Missoulian - Feb 16 11:00 PM
POLSON - Longtime Lake County Commissioner Mike Hutchin, charged earlier this month with driving under the influence - his second arrest for DUI in less than three years, apparently will not seek re-election this year.
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Bills receiver Parrish arrested, charged with DUI Open this result in new window
ESPN - Feb 17 8:26 AM
Buffalo Bills receiver Roscoe Parrish was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence, police said.
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Teen charged with DUI after ramming SUV barrier at jail Open this result in new window
The Daily Dispatch - Feb 16 2:11 PM
BISBEE — A Tucson teen who told police he’d been drinking south of the border rammed a BMW into the Cochise County Jail on Friday morning. Spencer Hesch, 19, was later arrested and charged with DUI and criminal damage. He remained at the Cochise County Jail on Friday, with a bond of $5,000.
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Police: Man arrested on DUI charges had children in car Open this result in new window
Asbury Park Press - 2 hours, 9 minutes ago
A 48-year-old township man was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of children after he was found to be driving under the influence with children in his car on Saturday.
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Bills receiver Parrish arrested on DUI charge Open this result in new window
MSNBC - 2 hours, 58 minutes ago
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Buffalo Bills receiver Roscoe Parrish was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence, police say. Parrish was stopped at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, said Miami Beach Police Department spokesman Juan Sanchez.
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Bills Receiver Charged With DUI On Miami Beach Open this result in new window
CBS4 Miami - 58 minutes ago
Buffalo Bills receiver Roscoe Parrish has been charged with driving under the influence charge during a visit to South Florida.
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Top DUI News, February 16th, 2008

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Second DUI arrest for Lake County Commissioner Mike Hutchin Open this result in new window
Missoulian - Feb 15 10:43 PM
POLSON - Longtime Lake County Commissioner Mike Hutchin, charged earlier this month with driving under the influence - his second arrest for DUI in less than three years, apparently will not seek re-election this year.
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Third time DUI offender might face prison term Open this result in new window
The Pekin Daily Times - Feb 15 3:25 PM
Times staff writer CREVE COEUR - An East Peoria man who received his third DUI while driving in Creve Coeur on Jan. 13 has been summoned to appear in Tazewell County Traffic Court on Feb. 27, where his DUI charge will be elevated to aggravated DUI.
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Senate bills propose stiffer DUI penalties Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - Feb 14 11:50 PM
Republican state lawmakers are pushing to strengthen Arizona's DUI laws, which already are regarded as the strictest in the nation.
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Man Arrested for DUI and Speeding Open this result in new window
KSNT Topeka - Feb 15 8:40 AM
A man from Ohio was arrested in Topeka early this morning for speeding on Wanamaker, trying to flee and elude from police, and DUI.
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FHP: Volunteer firefighter arrested on DUI after stealing fire truck Open this result in new window
Tallahassee Democrat - Feb 15 7:13 AM
A volunteer firefighter from Gretna was arrested early this morning on DUI after stealing a fire truck and driving it while intoxicated, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
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GOP lawmakers push to make DUI laws even tougher Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - Feb 14 5:04 PM
Arizona's DUI laws already are regarded as the strictest in the nation.
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S.C. teacher on leave after 3rd DUI Open this result in new window
The Charlotte Observer - Feb 14 1:07 PM
Authorities say a West Ashley High School teacher is on paid leave after he was arrested for drunken driving - for the third time. The South Carolina Highway Patrol says 55-year-old Glenn Strickland was drinking at a restaurant last week before he struck two cars, a police cruiser and then crashed into a utility pole. No one was injured. Strickland has been charged with DUI and leaving the scene ...
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Teacher Arrested for Third DUI Open this result in new window
ABC News 4 Charleston - Feb 14 4:25 PM
A teacher with three DUI’s is on paid leave from West Ashley High School . 55 year Glenn Strickland was arrested last Friday for drunk driving. This is his third DUI charge in 8 years.
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DUI is alleged in fatal wreck Open this result in new window
San Jose Mercury News - 2 hours, 37 minutes ago
A San Jose woman was killed early Friday morning by a suspected drunken driver in a two-vehicle collision on Oakland Road near Interstate 880.
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State toxicology lab chief resigns over DUI errors Open this result in new window
KOMO Seattle - Feb 14 2:55 PM
Dr. Barry Logan, head of the state crime and toxicology labs, has resigned following the discovery of deficiencies in the way DUI testing was conducted at the toxicology lab. Logan's resignation is effective March 14.
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Top DUI News, February 15th, 2008

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Senate bills propose stiffer DUI penalties Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - 1 hour, 16 minutes ago
Republican state lawmakers are pushing to strengthen Arizona's DUI laws, which already are regarded as the strictest in the nation.
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GOP lawmakers push to make DUI laws even tougher Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - Feb 14 5:04 PM
Arizona's DUI laws already are regarded as the strictest in the nation.
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S.C. teacher on leave after 3rd DUI Open this result in new window
The Charlotte Observer - Feb 14 1:07 PM
Authorities say a West Ashley High School teacher is on paid leave after he was arrested for drunken driving - for the third time. The South Carolina Highway Patrol says 55-year-old Glenn Strickland was drinking at a restaurant last week before he struck two cars, a police cruiser and then crashed into a utility pole. No one was injured. Strickland has been charged with DUI and leaving the scene ...
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Teacher Arrested for Third DUI Open this result in new window
ABC News 4 Charleston - Feb 14 4:25 PM
A teacher with three DUI’s is on paid leave from West Ashley High School . 55 year Glenn Strickland was arrested last Friday for drunk driving. This is his third DUI charge in 8 years.
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Records Reveal DUI Hot Spots Open this result in new window
KCTV 5 Kansas City - Feb 14 1:20 PM
What locations and intersections in the Kansas City metropolitan area have seen the most DUI wrecks in the last few years?
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State toxicology lab chief resigns over DUI errors Open this result in new window
KOMO Seattle - Feb 14 2:55 PM
Dr. Barry Logan, head of the state crime and toxicology labs, has resigned following the discovery of deficiencies in the way DUI testing was conducted at the toxicology lab. Logan's resignation is effective March 14.
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DUI workshop at casino Open this result in new window
Apache Moccasin - Feb 14 8:59 AM
The San Carlos Injury Prevention Coalition will be hosting a DUI Workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Apache Gold Casino and Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The overall purpose of this DUI workshop is to educate the community and policy makers on the impact of alcohol impaired driving and to review potential changes of current laws and policies regarding DUI and primary seat belt ...
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Gibson Completes Probation Terms In DUI Case Open this result in new window
WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley - Feb 14 6:18 AM
Actor-Filmmaker Mel Gibson is done with probation terms given to him following a no-contest plea to charges of misdemeanor DUI.
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Mel Gibson Done With Probation Terms In DUI Case Open this result in new window
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta - Feb 14 6:22 AM
Mel Gibson is deemed to have met his probation terms in a progress hearing in his misdemeanor DUI case.
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Mel Gibson completes DUI deal Open this result in new window
Moldova.org - Feb 14 9:24 AM
Mel Gibson is free to get on his life as completing the terms of his plea agreement following a much-publicized drunk-driving arrest in 2006. The actor hit the headlines when he used anti-Semitic language in a boozy tirade on a police officer during a DUI arrest in California. Superior Court Judge Lawrence Mira told that the star had completed the requirements of his no-contest plea and was not ...
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Top DUI News, February 14th, 2008

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House of Delegates passes ignition interlock system for DUI offenders Open this result in new window
WDBJ 7 Roanoke - Feb 13 2:39 PM
Last year 300 people were killed by drunk drivers in Virginia. Cathy Chamberlayne's son Michael was killed by one four years ago, a woman who had been convicted of DUI before.
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Bill Pushes In-Car Monitors For 1st-Time DUI Offenders Open this result in new window
WTOV 9 Steubenville - 46 minutes ago
A senate committee in West Virginia is pushing for stricter penalties for first-time DUI offenders.
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No Charges Filed In Police DUI Scandal Open this result in new window
WPTZ Plattsburgh - Feb 13 3:09 PM
The Colchester Police officer who lost his job for letting a Burlington cop off the hook for DUI will not face criminal charges.
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Mother Who Could Face Charges In Crash Has History Of DUI Charges Open this result in new window
WRCB Chattanooga - Feb 13 2:20 PM
A mother who could face charges in a crash that killed her two children has a history of DUI charges. Chattanooga Police believe alcohol was a factor when Heather Markum crashed into a sport utility vehicle Monday, at Bailey Avenue and Willow Street.
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Senate committee passes amended DUI bill Open this result in new window
WIS News 10 Columbia - Feb 13 9:42 AM
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - New developments are swirling around a controversial DUI reform proposal. Late Tuesday members of the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved an amended DUI bill.
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DUI arrests made Open this result in new window
Wickenburg Sun - Feb 13 9:57 AM
The Wickenburg Police Department arrested Shawna Marie Mainus, 32, of Kingman on Sunday (Feb. 10) on a charge of extreme driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI).
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Boylan convicted of DUI in 1984 Open this result in new window
The Herald-Mail - Feb 13 6:24 PM
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. — The Jefferson County Schools transportation coordinator who was charged Tuesday with driving under the influence was convicted of DUI on Sept. 17, 1984, in Harrison County, W.Va., according to Charles Town Police Department records.
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DUI Hot Spots Mapped Open this result in new window
KCTV 5 Kansas City - 1 hour, 10 minutes ago
Click here for maps of DUI hot spots.
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DUI License Plates Open this result in new window
KALB Alexandria - Feb 13 7:37 AM
Washington bill shames DUI drivers with fluorescent license plate. Bernard Choi reports. more
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School bus driver charged with DUI resigns Open this result in new window
Charleston Daily Mail - Feb 13 8:15 AM
UNION -- A Monroe County school bus driver facing a DUI charge has resigned. Clyde Watson Jr. tendered his resignation to Superintendent Lyn Guy on Saturday after admitting he has a problem with alcohol.
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Top DUI News, February 13th, 2008

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General Assembly | Altered DUI bill called too soft Open this result in new window
The State - Feb 12 9:16 PM
An S.C. Senate committee Tuesday approved an amended DUI bill that Gov. Mark Sanford and others contend would do little to reduce the state’s high drunken driving death rates. "We were hopeful that a majority of the full Judiciary Committee was as serious as the House was about creating a tougher law — and unfortunately, that didn't appear to be the case today," Sanford said after the ...
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S.C. law enforcement: Tougher DUI law critical to public safety Open this result in new window
Florence Morning News - 14 minutes ago
State senators and law enforcement officials may be divided over whether South Carolina should get tougher on first-time DUI offenders, but they agree repeat offenders should face stiffer penalties.
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DUI bill heads to full senate Open this result in new window
WCBD-TV Charleston - 1 hour, 35 minutes ago
Legislation meant to toughen the state's weak drunken driving laws is heading to the Senate floor. Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill yesterday they say will crack down on repeat DUI offenders.
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Man jailed, charged with DUI after two-car collision Saturday Open this result in new window
Anchorage Daily News - Feb 12 10:40 PM
PALMER -- A 34-year-old man was jailed and charged with felony DUI after reportedly leaving the scene of a two-car collision on Saturday morning.
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>Paris Hilton's little brother arrested DUI Open this result in new window
Handbag.com - 2 hours, 23 minutes ago
How proud must that family be of their children. I mean, what a fantastic investment in their education, 2 arrested for DUI, sex tapes galore, a 5 minute wedding. They are surely children to be proud of.
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DUI Runs in The Family Open this result in new window
PageSix.com - Feb 12 10:59 AM
Like sister, like brother.Paris Hilton's little brother Barron was arrested for a DUI in Malibu earlier this morning - right around the time the 18-year-old should have been heading to school, a family insider confirms to PageSix.com. Malibu officer Lt. Benedict also confirms that the underage drinker was picked up on the Pacific Coast Highway this morning. Developing...
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Hilton Brother Charged with DUI Open this result in new window
TheCelebrityCafe.com - Feb 12 6:45 PM
Paris Hilton's younger brother, Barron, was charged with DUI.
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DUI bill goes to S.C. Senate Open this result in new window
The Rock Hill Herald - Feb 12 10:05 PM
COLUMBIA -- An S.C. Senate committee Tuesday approved an amended DUI bill that Gov. Mark Sanford and others contend would do little to reduce the state's high drunken-driving death rates.
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TMZ: Paris Hilton's brother arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
WVLT-TV Knoxville - Feb 12 2:15 PM
The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department says the 18 year old brother of Paris Hilton has been arrested for a DUI, according to TMZ.com.
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Senate committee passes amended DUI bill Open this result in new window
WIS News 10 Columbia - Feb 12 4:39 PM
New developments are swirling around a controversial DUI reform proposal. Late Tuesday members of the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved an amended DUI bill.
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Top DUI News, February 12th, 2008

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Man pleads not guilty to his 9th DUI charge Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - 1 hour, 43 minutes ago
A 47-year-old man with eight previous DUI arrests, including four felonies, pleaded not guilty Monday to his ninth.
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Teen Faces DUI Charge After Deadly Lowell Crash Open this result in new window
WBZ Boston - Feb 11 7:44 PM
A Lowell teen was in court Monday to answer to a motor vehicle homicide and a DUI charge stemming from a car accident over the weekend.
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DA investigator charged with DUI Open this result in new window
Macon Telegraph - 1 hour, 41 minutes ago
A Bibb County District Attorney's Office investigator has been charged with DUI, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
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DUI checkpoint nets 14 arrests Open this result in new window
The Lake County Record-Bee - 2 hours, 26 minutes ago
LAKE COUNTY -- A driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoint in Clearlake on Highway 53 south of 18th Avenue netted 14 arrests, seven of which were DUI arrests.
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DUI Crackdown in Charleston Open this result in new window
ABC News 4 Charleston - Feb 11 3:25 PM
Cracking down on DUI's is something Governor Mark Sanford is pushing for in the State House and it's already being felt in Charleston. Authorities say DUI arrests are up nearly 250 percent from years past and a new effort may make you think twice before drinking and getting behind the wheel.
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WA bill requires yellow license plate for DUI drivers Open this result in new window
KING5 Seattle - Feb 11 12:51 PM
The proposed bill would force drivers some drivers convicted of DUI to drive with a fluorescent yellow license plate for a year, similar to Ohio.
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Man in court on 9th DUI charge Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - Feb 11 4:01 PM
A 47-year-old man with eight previous DUI arrests - four of them felonies - entered a "not guilty" plea Monday to his ninth. Bond for Gordon Michael Sees The Ground Jr. was set at $20,000 by District Judge G. Todd Baugh. He remains in jail. ...
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Man in court on 9th DUI charge Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - Feb 11 3:50 PM
A 47-year-old man with eight previous DUI arrests - four of them felonies - entered a "not guilty" plea Monday to his ninth.
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WA bill requires yellow license plate for DUI drivers Open this result in new window
KING5 Seattle - Feb 11 12:45 PM
The proposed bill would force drivers some drivers convicted of DUI to drive with a fluorescent yellow license plate for a year.
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WA bill requires yellow license plate for DUI drivers Open this result in new window
KING5 Seattle - Feb 11 12:15 PM
SB 6402 would force drivers some drivers convicted of DUI to drive with a fluorescent yellow license plate for a year, similar to Ohio.
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Top DUI News, February 11th, 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.

Stories of the Week

February 4th - February 10th: Jury Awards $10M to Teen Injured Wearing Lap Belt in DUI Crash

January 28th - February 3rd: Judge OKís 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

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