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Top DUI News Week of February 18th - February 24th

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Top DUI News, February 24th, 2008

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Legwand is quiet about DUI report Open this result in new window
The Tennessean - 1 hour, 51 minutes ago
Predators center David Legwand would not comment on reports Saturday that he is facing a DUI charge.
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DUI patrol results in arrests, citations Open this result in new window
Sun-Sentinel - Feb 23 1:10 PM
A DUI task force operating in central Palm Beach County netted seven drunken-driving arrests and issued more than 200 traffic citations during a saturation patrol Friday night and early Saturday morning.
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Prosecutors drop DUI charges in crash that killed 3 Open this result in new window
WIS News 10 Columbia - Feb 23 2:33 PM
ANDERSON, SC (AP) - Prosecutors say felony DUI charges will be dropped against a man in a crash that killed three people in Anderson County in December.
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Metro DUI Issues 108 Tickets During Traffic Enforcement Open this result in new window
Eyewitness News Memphis - Feb 23 5:20 PM
Metro DUI officers in Shelby County issued more than 100 tickets Friday night while looking for drunk drivers. But none of the tickets written were actually for DUI.
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DUI Arrests Increased 32 Percent In 2007 Open this result in new window
News Channel 5 Nashville - Feb 22 9:36 PM
In 2007, Metro police made nearly 5,000 DUI arrests, which was a 32 percent increase from the previous year. Police vigilance persisted into the New Year. Since New Year's Day, police have made more than 1,000 driving under the influence arrests.
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DUI charges dropped in deadly crash Open this result in new window
The Charlotte Observer - Feb 22 5:38 PM
Prosecutors say felony DUI charges will be dropped against a man in a crash that killed three people in December. Authorities say blood tests found 61-year-old Robert Blair had a blood-alcohol level of 0.02 percent at the time of the crash. The legal limit in South Carolina is 0.08 percent. Troopers say Blair's work truck crossed the center line on Abbeville Highway in Anderson County, striking ...
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DUI Penalties Could Get Tougher Open this result in new window
KCWY Casper - Feb 22 10:40 PM
A bill that would toughen penalties for drinking and driving has easily won introduction in the Wyoming Legislature. The bill would make a third DUI in a seven-year period a felony.
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Prosecutors drop DUI charges in Anderson Co. crash that killed 3 Open this result in new window
WIS News 10 Columbia - Feb 22 4:48 PM
ANDERSON, SC (AP) - Prosecutors say felony DUI charges will be dropped against a man in a crash that killed three people in December. Authorities say blood tests found 61-year-old Robert Blair had a blood-alcohol level of 0.02 percent at the time of the crash.
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Prosecutors drop DUI charges in Anderson Co. crash that killed 3 Open this result in new window
WIS News 10 Columbia - Feb 22 4:54 PM
Prosecutors say felony DUI charges will be dropped against a man in a crash that killed three people in December.
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Phelps DUI prosecutor charged with same Open this result in new window
AP via Yahoo! News - Feb 23 2:19 PM
A state's attorney who once prosecuted Olympic swimming star Michael Phelps for drunken driving has been arrested for the same infraction.
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Top DUI News, February 23rd, 2008

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DUI Arrests Increased 32 Percent In 2007 Open this result in new window
News Channel 5 Nashville - Feb 22 9:36 PM
In 2007, Metro police made nearly 5,000 DUI arrests, which was a 32 percent increase from the previous year. Police vigilance persisted into the New Year. Since New Year's Day, police have made more than 1,000 driving under the influence arrests.
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DUI charges dropped in deadly crash Open this result in new window
The Charlotte Observer - Feb 22 5:38 PM
Prosecutors say felony DUI charges will be dropped against a man in a crash that killed three people in December. Authorities say blood tests found 61-year-old Robert Blair had a blood-alcohol level of 0.02 percent at the time of the crash. The legal limit in South Carolina is 0.08 percent. Troopers say Blair's work truck crossed the center line on Abbeville Highway in Anderson County, striking ...
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DUI Penalties Could Get Tougher Open this result in new window
KCWY Casper - Feb 22 10:40 PM
A bill that would toughen penalties for drinking and driving has easily won introduction in the Wyoming Legislature. The bill would make a third DUI in a seven-year period a felony.
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Prosecutors drop DUI charges in Anderson Co. crash that killed 3 Open this result in new window
WIS News 10 Columbia - Feb 22 4:54 PM
Prosecutors say felony DUI charges will be dropped against a man in a crash that killed three people in December.
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Prosecutors drop DUI charges in Anderson Co. crash that killed 3 Open this result in new window
WIS News 10 Columbia - Feb 22 4:48 PM
ANDERSON, SC (AP) - Prosecutors say felony DUI charges will be dropped against a man in a crash that killed three people in December. Authorities say blood tests found 61-year-old Robert Blair had a blood-alcohol level of 0.02 percent at the time of the crash.
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Both Drivers In Deadly DUI Crash Out Of Jail Open this result in new window
WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke - Feb 22 7:17 PM
The construction worker killed in a crash early Wednesday morning will be laid to rest on Saturday. Both 42-year-old Tracie Nininger and 32-year-old Jeffrey Dupree are charged with involuntary manslaughter and DUI and both are out of jail.
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DUI cases on hold in Grant County Open this result in new window
Columbia Basin Herald - Feb 22 4:07 PM
EPHRATA - An estimated 100 DUI cases in Grant County are on hold pending the outcome of a court argument asking breath test evidence be suppressed.
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Both Drivers In Deadly DUI Crash Out On Bond Open this result in new window
WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke - Feb 22 5:30 PM
The construction worker killed in a crash early Wednesday morning will be laid to rest on Saturday. Both 42-year-old Tracie Nininger and 32-year-old Jeffrey Dupree are charged with involuntary manslaughter and DUI.
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DUI Bill Open this result in new window
KVEW Kennewick - Feb 22 4:01 PM
KENNEWICK -- Under the current law, people with DUI's get their driver's license suspended. House Bill 3254 would provide a special driver's license to those convicted of DUI's, as long as they have an ignition interlock device in their car.
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Pinellas detention deputy arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
St. Petersburg Times - Feb 22 7:05 AM
CLEARWATER -- A Pinellas County Sheriff's detention deputy was jailed on DUI charges early this morning. Aaron Simpson, 28, was pulled over for speeding by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper near the intersection of 49th Street N and Roosevelt Boulevard...
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Top DUI News, February 22nd, 2008

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DUI Arrests Increased 32 Percent In 2007 Open this result in new window
News Channel 5 Nashville - Feb 22 9:36 PM
In 2007, Metro police made nearly 5,000 DUI arrests, which was a 32 percent increase from the previous year. Police vigilance persisted into the New Year. Since New Year's Day, police have made more than 1,000 driving under the influence arrests.
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DUI charges dropped in deadly crash Open this result in new window
The Charlotte Observer - Feb 22 5:38 PM
Prosecutors say felony DUI charges will be dropped against a man in a crash that killed three people in December. Authorities say blood tests found 61-year-old Robert Blair had a blood-alcohol level of 0.02 percent at the time of the crash. The legal limit in South Carolina is 0.08 percent. Troopers say Blair's work truck crossed the center line on Abbeville Highway in Anderson County, striking ...
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DUI Penalties Could Get Tougher Open this result in new window
KCWY Casper - Feb 22 10:40 PM
A bill that would toughen penalties for drinking and driving has easily won introduction in the Wyoming Legislature. The bill would make a third DUI in a seven-year period a felony.
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Prosecutors drop DUI charges in Anderson Co. crash that killed 3 Open this result in new window
WIS News 10 Columbia - Feb 22 4:54 PM
Prosecutors say felony DUI charges will be dropped against a man in a crash that killed three people in December.
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Prosecutors drop DUI charges in Anderson Co. crash that killed 3 Open this result in new window
WIS News 10 Columbia - Feb 22 4:48 PM
ANDERSON, SC (AP) - Prosecutors say felony DUI charges will be dropped against a man in a crash that killed three people in December. Authorities say blood tests found 61-year-old Robert Blair had a blood-alcohol level of 0.02 percent at the time of the crash.
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Both Drivers In Deadly DUI Crash Out Of Jail Open this result in new window
WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke - Feb 22 7:17 PM
The construction worker killed in a crash early Wednesday morning will be laid to rest on Saturday. Both 42-year-old Tracie Nininger and 32-year-old Jeffrey Dupree are charged with involuntary manslaughter and DUI and both are out of jail.
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DUI cases on hold in Grant County Open this result in new window
Columbia Basin Herald - Feb 22 4:07 PM
EPHRATA - An estimated 100 DUI cases in Grant County are on hold pending the outcome of a court argument asking breath test evidence be suppressed.
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Both Drivers In Deadly DUI Crash Out On Bond Open this result in new window
WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke - Feb 22 5:30 PM
The construction worker killed in a crash early Wednesday morning will be laid to rest on Saturday. Both 42-year-old Tracie Nininger and 32-year-old Jeffrey Dupree are charged with involuntary manslaughter and DUI.
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DUI Bill Open this result in new window
KVEW Kennewick - Feb 22 4:01 PM
KENNEWICK -- Under the current law, people with DUI's get their driver's license suspended. House Bill 3254 would provide a special driver's license to those convicted of DUI's, as long as they have an ignition interlock device in their car.
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Pinellas detention deputy arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
St. Petersburg Times - Feb 22 7:05 AM
CLEARWATER -- A Pinellas County Sheriff's detention deputy was jailed on DUI charges early this morning. Aaron Simpson, 28, was pulled over for speeding by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper near the intersection of 49th Street N and Roosevelt Boulevard...
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Top DUI News, February 21st, 2008

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DUI program director charged with DUI Open this result in new window
The Palm Beach Post - Feb 20 9:15 PM
The executive director of a program that supervises misdemeanor and DUI probationers was suspended without pay Wednesday following a Monday arrest on charges of driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, resisting deputies and disorderly intoxication.
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DUI defendant: 'I'm just sorry' Open this result in new window
Pensacola News Journal - Feb 20 10:52 PM
Gary White was sentenced to more than 13 years in state prison for a fatal DUI crash that killed a 7-month-old girl in June.
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Regional agency head suspended after DUI arrest in Martin County Open this result in new window
Stuart News - Feb 20 9:23 PM
Comprehensive Offender Rehabilitation and Education program chief Margot Cioffi was arrested Monday and charged with DUI with property damage
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Tougher DUI Bill Passed Open this result in new window
WCBD-TV Charleston - Feb 20 7:30 PM
The South Carolina Senate passed a tougher DUI bill late Wednesday afternoon. The bill includes a tiered penalty system so drivers with higher alcohol levels get tougher penalties. The penalties have also been increased for repeat offenders.
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Half Yearly Report to Shareholders (DUI.AX, 00814246, 20080221) Open this result in new window
Huntleys' Stock of the Week via Yahoo!7 Finance - Feb 20 3:41 PM
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Bills' Roscoe Parrish Arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
WGRZ-TV Buffalo - Feb 20 6:57 PM
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Roscoe Parrish is finding himself in some trouble this weekend after being arrested on a DUI charge in south Florida.
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Judge hears motion in suspended officer’s DUI case Open this result in new window
The Telegraph - Feb 20 8:29 PM
CARROLLTON — A judge denied a motion to suppress evidence Wednesday in the case of a Roodhouse police officer charged with DUI following a one-vehicle crash last April.
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Senate OKS bill stiffening DUI penalties Open this result in new window
The Clarion-Ledger - Feb 20 1:28 PM
A first-time DUI would earn offenders a suspended driver's license for at least six months, under a bill passed off the Senate floor unanimously today.
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SC Senate Passes Tougher DUI Bill Open this result in new window
Florence Morning News - Feb 20 3:52 PM
The South Carolina Senate passed a tougher DUI bill late Wednesday afternoon.
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UT punter loses scholarship after DUI arrest Open this result in new window
Sports Illustrated - Feb 19 11:20 AM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee punter Britton Colquitt was suspended for five games and lost his scholarship after he was arrested on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident early Sunday morning.
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Top DUI News, February 20th, 2008

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UT punter loses scholarship after DUI arrest Open this result in new window
Sports Illustrated - Feb 19 11:20 AM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee punter Britton Colquitt was suspended for five games and lost his scholarship after he was arrested on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident early Sunday morning.
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Vols' Colquitt suspended, loses scholarship after DUI charge Open this result in new window
USA Today - Feb 18 10:59 PM
Tennessee punter Britton Colquitt was suspended for five games and lost his scholarship after he was arrested on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident early Sunday morning. The 22-year-old hit a parked car around 2 a.m. ET and then fled the scene, said Lt. Mark Pressley, a Knoxville police spokesman.
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East Valley mom receives DUI, CPS takes her 4 children Open this result in new window
ABC 15 Phoenix - Feb 19 5:18 PM
Child Protective Services took a mother's four children after she was arrested for drunk driving over the weekend. An Aggravated DUI arrest was made after Kelly Notah was spotted speeding with her four unbuckled children in the East Valley.
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Wellington man convicted of DUI manslaughter Open this result in new window
Sun-Sentinel - Feb 19 10:43 AM
A Wellington man who was eluding police when he crashed into another driver was found guilty Tuesday morning of DUI manslaughter and other charges.
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Prosecutor Facing DUI Charges Open this result in new window
First Coast News - Feb 19 2:49 PM
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- A prosecutor with the State Attorney's office has been suspended without pay, pending the outcome of a DUI investigation. The Jacksonville Sheriff's office arrested 36-year-old Kate Bedell just after midnight on February 5 on suspicion of driving under the influence.
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Hamilton Man Faces Sentencing On 19th DUI Open this result in new window
WHIO-TV 7 Dayton - Feb 19 9:22 AM
A Hamilton man could be sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday when he appears in Butler County Common Pleas Court for sentencing for his 19th DUI.
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Teen charged with DUI after ramming SUV barrier at jail Open this result in new window
The Daily Dispatch - Feb 19 2:12 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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Man Charged In DUI Wreck That Killed Mother Open this result in new window
WYFF 4 Greenville - Feb 19 12:46 PM
ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. -- A man has been charged with felony DUI in connection with a wreck in Anderson County that killed his mother in January. Shawn Michael Bryson, 30, had three previous DUI charges at the time of the fatal crash, police said.
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Tennessee’s Colquitt suspended, loses scholarship after DUI Open this result in new window
The State - Feb 19 5:04 AM
Tennessee punter Britton Colquitt was suspended for five games and lost his scholarship after he was arrested on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident early Sunday morning. The 22-year-old hit a parked car around 2 a.m. EST and then fled the scene, said Lt. Mark Pressley, a Knoxville police spokesman. Pressley said that Colquitt was visibly intoxicated and could not complete field ...
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Car Slams Into Patrol Cruiser, Driver Charged With DUI Open this result in new window
KETV 7 Omaha - Feb 19 8:51 AM
Amber Baker, 25, of Omaha, faces a DUI charge.
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Top DUI News, February 18th, 2008

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Statewide court battle throws DUI cases in jeopardy Open this result in new window
KXLY-TV Spokane - 1 hour, 23 minutes ago
A courtroom battle has cost the state toxicologist his job and could put hundreds of DUI cases in Washington State in jeopardy.
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DUI Suspect Injured When Car Crashes, Overturns Open this result in new window
CBS 2 Los Angeles - Feb 18 12:09 PM
A DUI suspect suffered critical injuries Monday when his car crashed into two other parked cars and overturned in Bellflower, authorities said. The suspect lost control of his car at about 1:15 a.m. in front of Norm's restaurant, sheriff's Lt. Dave Loomis of the Lakewood Station said.
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Bills' Roscoe Parrish Arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
WGRZ-TV Buffalo - Feb 18 3:18 PM
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Roscoe Parrish is finding himself in some trouble this weekend after being arrested on a DUI charge in south Florida.
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Myrtle Beach officer arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence - 50 minutes ago
By Joel Allen Posted: Monday, February 18, 2008 at 10:25 p.m. Highway Patrol is investigating after a Myrtle Beach police officer was arrested for DUI over the weekend.
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Vols suspend punter 5 games for DUI arrest Open this result in new window
MSNBC - Feb 18 9:49 AM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - University of Tennessee punter Britton Colquitt has been suspended for the first five games of the season after he was arrested on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident early Sunday morning.
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DUI Arrest Leads to Colquitt Suspension Open this result in new window
WTVC Chattanooga - Feb 18 12:46 PM
Tennessee Vols head football coach Phillip Fulmer has suspended punter Britton Colquitt for the first five games of the 2008 season. Fulmer's announcement came just hours after Colquitt was arrested on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
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UT`s Colquitt charged with DUI, leaving scene of accident Open this result in new window
WCYB 5 Bristol - Feb 18 12:03 PM
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - University of Tennessee punter Britton Colquitt has been suspended for the first five games of the season. The announcement came Sunday after he was arrested on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
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Students Make Film For DUI Awareness Open this result in new window
WPXI Pittsburgh - Feb 18 5:09 AM
MT. LEBANON, Pa. -- Students caused quite a scene in Mount Lebanon on Saturday night to raise awareness of drunk driving among teens. The students filmed a mock DUI crash, along with local firefighters and emergency crews.
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NFL Notebook | Bills receiver Parrish faces DUI charge Open this result in new window
The Charlotte Observer - Feb 18 12:19 AM
Buffalo Bills receiver Roscoe Parrish was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence, police say. He was stopped at 4:30 a.m. 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. Parrish was taken into custody on a DUI charge, Sanchez said. A Miami-Dade ...
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Roanoke cop totals cruiser, arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke - Feb 18 7:30 AM
A Roanoke City police officer is arrested for DUI after he wrecked his cruiser. State Police say Andrew Page was heading north on interstate 81 Saturday when
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Top DUI News, February 18th, 2008

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Bills receiver Parrish arrested on DUI charge Open this result in new window
Fox Sports - Feb 17 9:35 AM
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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Vols punter charged with DUI, leaving scene of accident Open this result in new window
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Feb 17 5:00 PM
Knoxville, Tenn. — University of Tennessee punter Britton Colquitt has been arrested on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
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UT's Colquitt charged with DUI Open this result in new window
The Tennessean - Feb 17 1:00 PM
KNOXVILLE — Tennessee punter Britton Colquitt was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with DUI, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Department. Colquitt, 22, has been released from the department's Intake Center.
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UT`s Colquitt charged with DUI, leaving scene of accident Open this result in new window
WCYB 5 Bristol - 1 hour, 27 minutes ago
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - University of Tennessee punter Britton Colquitt has been suspended for the first five games of the season. The announcement came Sunday after he was arrested on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
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Colquitt suspended for 5 games and loses scholarship after DUI charge Open this result in new window
Knoxville News Sentinel - Feb 17 1:06 PM
Tennessee junior All-SEC punter Britton Colquitt will be suspended the Vols' first five games this season and will lose his scholarship following an arrest early Sunday morning on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
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DUI Suspect Leads CHP on Chase Open this result in new window
Channel 8 San Diego - Feb 17 5:29 PM
A driver is in jail on suspicion of DUI after leading the California Highway Patrol on a short freeway chase that ended in a crash in North Park.
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UT punter Colquitt charged with DUI Open this result in new window
Daily News Journal - Feb 17 5:51 PM
KNOXVILLE – Tennessee punter Britton Colquitt was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with DUI, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Department.
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UT's Colquitt charged with DUI, leaving scene of accident Open this result in new window
News Channel 5 Nashville - Feb 17 4:35 PM
Associated Press - February 17, 2008 7:25 PM ET KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - University of Tennessee punter Britton Colquitt has been arrested on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an...
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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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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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