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Top DUI News Week of July 1st - July 7th

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Top DUI News, July 6th, 2008

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Television anchor arrested on DUI, hit-and-run complaints Open this result in new window
Tulsa World - Jul 05 6:08 PM
He was drinking in the wrong city. He should have visited Edmond to drink and drive. Edmond has the most lax DUI laws in the state if not the nation. They routinely change DUI to TOC. Edmond never files DUI cases in county court so the convictions never show up on anybody's driving record.
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Statewide DUI task force nets 137 arrests Open this result in new window
FOX 10 Phoenix - Jul 05 6:04 PM
A law enforcement task force operating across Arizona on the Fourth of July weekend has arrested 137 suspected drunken drivers since Thursday. Most of the arrests came on Friday, when officers nabbed 94 people on suspicion of DUI.
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Police increase DUI enforcement over weekend Open this result in new window
ABC 7 Chicago - 35 minutes ago
The Illinois State Police reminds drivers about their increased DUI enforcement over the holiday weekend.
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Water bills going up to cover cost of DUI offenders Open this result in new window
ABC 15 Phoenix - Jul 05 12:11 PM
Phoenix residents will see another $1 tacked on to their water bills in August as the city scrambles to cover the cost of increased jail sentences for DUI offenders.
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DUI Checkpoint Nets 14 Arrests Open this result in new window
The Tampa Tribune - Jul 05 6:33 AM
The Florida Highway Patrol and several other agencies arrested 14 impaired drivers in Polk County during two DUI checkpoints Thursday and Friday.
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Wicomico Sheriff's Deputy Arrested for DUI Crash Open this result in new window
WBOC Salisbury - Jul 05 2:57 PM
DELMAR , Md.- A deputy with the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office who supervises school resource officers in the area is facing charges in connection with a DUI crash that occurred outside Delmar late Wednesday night.
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Louisville WR Spillman charged again with DUI Open this result in new window
ESPN - Jul 04 2:09 PM
Louisville wide receiver JaJuan Spillman, charged with DUI and possession of marijuana in January 2007, was arrested and charged again in another incident early Thursday.
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Arson investigator taken off job after DUI arrest Open this result in new window
The Augusta Chronicle - Jul 04 11:04 PM
The lead arson investigator for the Augusta Fire Department has been suspended, pending an investigation into DUI charges.
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Accident leads to DUI charge Open this result in new window
The Gleaner - Jul 04 7:42 PM
A 26-year-old Henderson man was arrested on a charge of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident Wednesday after his vehicle allegedly struck two mailboxes and then flipped over.
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Statewide DUI task force nets 137 arrests Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - Jul 05 4:15 PM
A law enforcement task force operating across Arizona on the Fourth of July weekend has arrested 137 suspected drunken drivers since Thursday.
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Top DUI News, July 5th, 2008

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Louisville WR Spillman charged again with DUI Open this result in new window
ESPN - Jul 04 2:09 PM
Louisville wide receiver JaJuan Spillman, charged with DUI and possession of marijuana in January 2007, was arrested and charged again in another incident early Thursday.
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Accident leads to DUI charge Open this result in new window
The Gleaner - 1 hour, 14 minutes ago
A 26-year-old Henderson man was arrested on a charge of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident Wednesday after his vehicle allegedly struck two mailboxes and then flipped over.
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Driver Faces DUI After Causing Crash Near 5th & Cheyenne Open this result in new window
KTNV Las Vegas - Jul 04 12:51 PM
A driver is facing DUI charges after a wild night in downtown Las Vegas. Police say the driver slammed into a Republic Services truck near 5th and Cheyenne.
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Sheriff's Office to hold DUI checkpoints Saturday Open this result in new window
The Fort Collins Coloradoan - Jul 04 10:13 AM
The Larimer County Sheriff's Office will hold several DUI checkpoints Saturday in various areas of the county.
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DUI patrols planned for this weekend Open this result in new window
The Intelligencer - Jul 04 6:03 AM
State and local police will conduct extra DUI checkpoints and patrols during the holiday weekend.
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Water-bill increase to fund DUI jail sentences Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - Jul 03 10:13 PM
Residents will see another buck tacked on to their water bills in August as Phoenix scrambles to cover the cost of increased jail sentences for DUI offenders.
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DUI check lane planned for tonight Open this result in new window
Salina Journal - Jul 04 3:12 AM
Salina Police officers will be operating a checklane to screen drivers for signs of alcohol use starting late tonight. The location of the DUI checklane is to be announced, but it will be operating from 10:30 p.m. today to 2:30 a.m. Saturday, said Deputy Police Chief Carson Mansfield.
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POWAY: DUI checkpoint scheduled for Saturday Open this result in new window
North County Times - Jul 04 12:40 AM
POWAY ---- A DUI and driver's license checkpoint is scheduled for the intersection of Poway Road and Highway 67 Saturday night, according to a Sheriff's Department news release. Sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers will conduct t
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July 4th DUI Crackdown on the Heels of New Crash Statistics Open this result in new window
KKCO Grand Junction - Jul 04 3:39 PM
The Colorado State Patrol will be stepping up DUI patrols for the holiday weekend. The crackdown comes on the heels of newly released statistics on alcohol–related crashes.
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Transportation chief praises DUI law Open this result in new window
The Post and Courier - Jul 03 9:36 PM
U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters called South Carolina's DUI law passed this spring "one of the strictest in the country" during a visit to Charleston on Thursday. But with the second-worst rate of alcohol-related crashes in the country, Peters said, the Palmetto State has a lo...
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Top DUI News, July 4th, 2008

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Water-bill increase to fund DUI jail sentences Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - Jul 03 10:13 PM
Residents will see another buck tacked on to their water bills in August as Phoenix scrambles to cover the cost of increased jail sentences for DUI offenders.
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POWAY: DUI checkpoint scheduled for Saturday Open this result in new window
North County Times - 2 hours, 12 minutes ago
POWAY ---- A DUI and driver's license checkpoint is scheduled for the intersection of Poway Road and Highway 67 Saturday night, according to a Sheriff's Department news release. Sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers will conduct t
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Accident leads to DUI charge Open this result in new window
The Gleaner - Jul 03 10:08 PM
A 26-year-old Henderson man was arrested on a charge of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident Wednesday after his vehicle allegedly struck two mailboxes and then flipped over.
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Transportation chief praises DUI law Open this result in new window
The Post and Courier - Jul 03 9:36 PM
U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters called South Carolina's DUI law passed this spring "one of the strictest in the country" during a visit to Charleston on Thursday. But with the second-worst rate of alcohol-related crashes in the country, Peters said, the Palmetto State has a lo...
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Police Plan Holiday DUI Crackdown Open this result in new window
KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville - Jul 03 8:33 PM
It will be a working holiday for Arkansas State Police, who will be busy setting up DUI checkpoints all weekend.
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Beach cops hold DUI checkpoint tonight Open this result in new window
Miami Herald - Jul 03 1:18 PM
Miami Beach Police will be conducting a multiagency DUI sobriety checkpoint starting at 9 tonight through 4 a.m. Friday, concentrating in the 1000 block of Alton Road.
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DUI Enforcement Heats Up Over Long Weekend Open this result in new window
KMGH 7 Denver - Jul 03 4:00 PM
To ensure your safety this holiday weekend, law enforcement agencies will be increasing DUI patrols and conduct stationary sobriety checkpoints through out the state.
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DUI crackdown in Bucks, Montco this weekend Open this result in new window
The Philadelphia Inquirer - Jul 03 3:52 AM
Police are cracking down on impaired driving for the Fourth of July holiday period, with TEAM DUI officers posted in many Southeastern Pennsylvania this weekend, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said.
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DUI enforcement for July Open this result in new window
KVBC Las Vegas - Jul 03 11:30 AM
Metro and state law enforcement agencies will be focusing on DUI and speed violations for the entire month of July. Metro will conduct an enforcement effort along the Las Vegas Strip on July 5 from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. This is a strict, no tolerance approach. Drunk drivers will go to jail.
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Lake County to conduct DUI crackdown operation this weekend Open this result in new window
Orlando Sentinel - Jul 03 11:53 AM
The Lake County Sheriff's Office plans to conduct a DUI crackdown operation this weekend in conjunction with the Fourth of July holiday.
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Top DUI News, July 3rd, 2008

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HPD announces DUI checkpoint for holiday weekend Open this result in new window
WAFF 48 News Huntsville - Jul 03 9:29 AM
The Huntsville Police Department's DUI Task Force will set up checkpoints across the City during the 4th of July weekend.
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Don't Let a DUI Cost You Your Future Open this result in new window
Richfield Reaper - Jul 03 10:53 AM
(ARA) - Driving intoxicated is not only dangerous, but getting caught can come with a hefty price tag. In 2006, intoxicated drivers contributed to 32 percent of traffic fatalities, or 13,470 deaths. By taking some precautions, you can avoid a costly DUI and stay safe on the road.
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Two men charged with felony DUI after crash Open this result in new window
WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence - Jul 03 11:10 AM
Thursday, July 03, 2008 at 2:05 p.m. Highway patrol has charged two Florence County men with felony DUI, after their cars crashed head on in Scranton.
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DUI patrol increases for Fourth holiday Open this result in new window
Bennington Banner - Jul 03 7:08 AM
Thursday, July 3 BENNINGTON — State and local police will increase their presence for the long holiday weekend to combat DUI and illegal fireworks use. State police will be teaming up with local police and county sheriff's departments to send the message that "drinking and driving is a deadly problem," said Vermont State Police Lt.
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Corbin officer charged with DUI Open this result in new window
Corbin News Journal - Jul 03 6:33 AM
A Corbin police officer was arrested for DUI Sunday during a traffic stop at a Kentucky State Police checkpoint in southern Laurel County, but city officials say he will remain on the job until his case has run its course in the court system.
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Police plan DUI checkpoints over holiday Open this result in new window
The Sentinel - Jul 02 10:50 PM
The municipal police departments within the Southcentral PA Regional DUI Task Force will conduct DUI sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols beginning on Friday and continuing through Sunday.
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Man charged with DUI after 7-vehicle accident in Carlisle (updated 11 a.m.) Open this result in new window
The Sentinel - Jul 02 10:47 PM
Larry D. Keebaugh was charged with DUI, reckless driving and reckless endangerment after he was in a crash that started at North Hanover and East Louther streets about 6:57 p.m. Saturday and eventually involved seven vehicles, according to Carlisle police.
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Fire investigator arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
News 12 Augusta - Jul 03 7:30 AM
An Augusta fire investigator is in trouble with the law. Deputies arrested Lt. G.B. Hannan on suspicion of DUI over the weekend.
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Celebrate ‘freedom’ Roving DUI patrols slated for holiday, beyond Open this result in new window
The Shamokin News-Item - Jul 02 11:21 PM
COAL TOWNSHIP — The North Central Highway Safety Network’s DUI Enforcement Group and Coal Township police announced roving patrols will be conducted between today and July 10 on Routes 61, 901, 125, 225, 54 and 487.
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Ex-cop charged with DUI Open this result in new window
San Jose Mercury News - 1 hour, 7 minutes ago
More than three months after San Jose police failed to test a former cop for intoxication or cite her after a serious multi-car accident, the state attorney general has charged Sandra Woodall with felony drunken driving.
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Top DUI News, July 2nd, 2008

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DUI checkpoint today Open this result in new window
Tahoe Daily Tribune - Jul 02 6:15 AM
South Lake Tahoe police will be conducting a DUI checkpoint from 10 p.m. today to 2 a.m. Thursday.
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Man charged with DUI after 7-vehicle accident in Carlisle (updated 11 a.m.) Open this result in new window
The Sentinel - Jul 02 1:33 AM
Larry D. Keebaugh was charged with DUI, reckless driving and reckless endangerment after he was in a crash that started at North Hanover and East Louther streets about 6:57 p.m. Saturday and eventually involved seven vehicles, according to Carlisle police.
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Don't Let a DUI Cost You Your Future Open this result in new window
Richfield Reaper - 1 hour, 8 minutes ago
(ARA) - Driving intoxicated is not only dangerous, but getting caught can come with a hefty price tag. In 2006, intoxicated drivers contributed to 32 percent of traffic fatalities, or 13,470 deaths. By taking some precautions, you can avoid a costly DUI and stay safe on the road.
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Top Gun DUI Defense Attorney Myles L. Berman Speaks Out on The Al Rantel Show Broadcasting Live from LA Open this result in new window
PRWeb via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 45 minutes ago
On Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. The Al Rantel Show on 790 KABC AM Radio, Los Angeles* frequent talk radio guest Myles L. Berman talks candidly with Al Rantel to help inform listeners especially during the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend on DUI Laws, personal rights, DUI police hideouts and checkpoints.
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Man gets prison term for DUI Open this result in new window
Macon Telegraph - Jul 02 12:07 AM
COLUMBUS- A Columbus man is headed to prison after he pleaded guilty to his role in two DUI-fueled wrecks that left a police officer and two men seriously injured.
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New Law Makes Murder Charges More Likely In Fatal DUI Cases Open this result in new window
NBC 4 Los Angeles - Jul 01 6:59 AM
A law named for an Orange city councilman who died in a DUI accident takes effect Tuesday, making it easier to charge second-degree murder if a motorist kills someone while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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Police Arrest Man With Two Kids In Backseat For DUI Open this result in new window
WFTV 9 Orlando - Jul 01 7:22 AM
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Seminole County man who wasn't supposed to be driving was arrested for DUI and his two children were in the backseat. Investigators said they noticed Alberto Oviedo swerving on SR-436 early Monday morning.
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DUI law changes in Ohio Open this result in new window
Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune - Jul 01 8:23 AM
Some officials in Wood County say changes to Ohio's DUI law should make life easier for front-line law enforcement officers...
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Tougher DUI Laws Hit The Peach State Open this result in new window
WCTV Tallahassee - Jul 01 3:46 PM
Authorities say roughly a third of the fatalities in Georgia involve alcohol. That's why a new tougher DUI law has been implemented to keep impaired drivers off the roadways.
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Man accused of DUI a 7th time Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - Jul 01 1:34 AM
A 50-year-old man with six DUI convictions was charged Monday in Justice Court with felony drunken driving after a state trooper stopped a car speeding on Interstate 90.
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Top DUI News, July 1st, 2008

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New Law Makes Murder Charges More Likely In Fatal DUI Cases Open this result in new window
NBC 4 Los Angeles - 2 hours, 17 minutes ago
A law named for an Orange city councilman who died in a DUI accident takes effect Tuesday, making it easier to charge second-degree murder if a motorist kills someone while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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Police Arrest Man With Two Kids In Backseat For DUI Open this result in new window
WFTV 9 Orlando - 1 hour, 54 minutes ago
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Seminole County man who wasn't supposed to be driving was arrested for DUI and his two children were in the backseat. Investigators said they noticed Alberto Oviedo swerving on SR-436 early Monday morning.
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Man charged with DUI after 7-vehicle accident in Carlisle Open this result in new window
The Sentinel - Jul 01 6:15 AM
Larry D. Keebaugh was charged with DUI, reckless driving and reckless endangerment after he was involved in a seven-vehicle crash at North Hanover and East Louther Streets about 6:57 p.m. Saturday, according to Carlisle police.
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Man charged with DUI after 7-vehicle accident in Carlisle (updated 11 a.m.) Open this result in new window
The Sentinel - Jul 01 5:44 AM
Larry D. Keebaugh was charged with DUI, reckless driving and reckless endangerment after he was in a crash that started at North Hanover and East Louther streets about 6:57 p.m. Saturday and eventually involved seven vehicles, according to Carlisle police.
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DUI law changes in Ohio Open this result in new window
Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune - 53 minutes ago
Some officials in Wood County say changes to Ohio's DUI law should make life easier for front-line law enforcement officers...
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Man Gets Prison Term For DUI Open this result in new window
FOX 24 Macon - 1 hour, 41 minutes ago
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - A Columbus, Ga. man is headed to prison after he pleaded guilty to his role in two DUI-fueled wrecks that left a police officer and two men seriously injured.
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Man accused of DUI a 7th time Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - Jul 01 1:34 AM
A 50-year-old man with six DUI convictions was charged Monday in Justice Court with felony drunken driving after a state trooper stopped a car speeding on Interstate 90.
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County to patrol for DUI Open this result in new window
Centre Daily Times - Jul 01 12:47 AM
The Centre County DUI Task Force announced it will be using roving DUI patrols and Cops-N-Shops details to crack down on drunken driving this week and through the July 4 weekend.
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Police arrest man for DUI after hit and run Open this result in new window
WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke - Jul 01 5:05 AM
Roanoke County police arrest a man and charge him with DUI after a hit and run with a pedestrian on Fort Lewis Church Road just before 10:00 last night. Police say a white Jeep Wrangler hit the victim. That same car was found just down the road, and its driver, James Reiling, was arrested.
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Top Gun DUI Defense Attorney(R) Myles L. Berman speaks out on The Al Rantel Show Broadcasting Live from LA Open this result in new window
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance - 2 hours, 17 minutes ago
On Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. The Al Rantel Show on 790 KABC AM Radio, Los Angeles* frequent talk radio guest Myles L. Berman talks candidly with Al Rantel to help inform listeners especially during the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend on DUI Laws, personal rights, DUI police hideouts and checkpoints.
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Top DUI News, June 30th, 2008

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Don't Let a DUI Cost You Your Future Open this result in new window
Carteret County News-Times - Jul 01 3:43 AM
(ARA) - Driving intoxicated is not only dangerous, but getting caught can come with a hefty price tag. In 2006, intoxicated drivers contributed to 32 percent of traffic fatalities, or 13,470 deaths. By taking some precautions, you can avoid a costly DUI and stay safe on the road.
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Man facing DUI trial could face another Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - Jun 30 2:21 PM
A man from Ganado, Ariz. in Mesa for a DUI trial was arrested Friday night on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol while his 10-year-old niece was in the car.
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JAN ADAMS PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO DUI CHARGES: Plastic surgeon to stay in jail until next hearing in six days. Open this result in new window
Eurweb - Jul 01 12:07 AM
*Beverly Hills surgeon Dr. Jan Adams pleaded not guilty Monday to two misdemeanor counts of DUI, reports TMZ.com. The doctor who operated on Kanye West's mother, Donda West, hours before her death has been behind bars since his arrest early Thursday morning.
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Assistant DA Charged With DUI Open this result in new window
WSMV Nashville - Jun 30 3:09 PM
A man who prosecutes criminals for a living has been arrested and charged with DUI.
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Georgia's Tough New DUI Law Takes Effect July 1 Open this result in new window
The Chattanoogan - Jun 30 1:03 PM
As of July 1, Georgia has a tough new DUI law on the books. It is here just in time to kick-off Georgia’s Operation Zero Tolerance statewide DUI crackdown, Jim Shuler, director of public affairs of Governor's Office of Highway Safety, said.
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Police planning DUI checkpoint Wednesday night Open this result in new window
Tahoe Daily Tribune - Jun 30 6:15 AM
South Lake Tahoe police will be conducting a DUI checkpoint from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 2 a.m. Thursday.
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DUI Arrest Open this result in new window
WCTV Tallahassee - Jun 30 10:17 AM
A motorist is charged with DUI and a deer played a part in his arrest.
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Assistant DA Arrested For DUI Open this result in new window
News Channel 5 Nashville - Jun 29 8:42 PM
Troopers have arrested the assistant district attorney in Coffee County for DUI. That story tops news as we cover the counties on NewsChannel5.com.
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PBSO plans DUI, aggressive driving patrols Thursday Open this result in new window
The Palm Beach Post - Jul 01 3:27 AM
Authorities will be searching Thursday for people who will be getting an early start to the Fourth of July weekend by drinking and driving.
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DUI convictions Open this result in new window
Idaho Press-Tribune - Jun 29 10:49 PM
Cases for March 31 through April 4, 2008, compiled from Canyon county court records.Nadia Adil Awawda, 29, received a withheld judgment for misdemeanor DUI. Sentenced on March 31, to 180 days in jail with 159 days suspended by Judge Jerold W. Lee. Driver's license suspended for 180 days. Fined $752. Unsupervised probation for 12 months.Chad Arthur Goldsmith, 37, was convicted of misdemeanor DUI. ...

Stories of the Week

June 23rd - June 30th 'Melo pleads guilty to reduced DUI charge

June 16th - June 22nd: 1,000 drivers screened, 2 DUI arrests made in city

June 9th - June 15th: Washington County Sheriff Accused Of DUI Apologizes

June 2nd - June 8th: Prosecutor drops DUI charge against school bus driver

May 26th - June 1st: Colorado State Patrol: 558 DUI Arrests Over Memorial Day Weekend

May 19th - May 25th: 49 DUI cases dropped in AZ; big implications possible

May 12th - May 18th: Caught On Tape: Georgia Judge Arrested For DUI

May 5th - May 11th: Summit County man sentenced to five years in prison after 11th DUI

April 28th - May 4th: 2 get 'deal of a lifetime' in drag racing, DUI crash that killed Boynton man

April 21st - April 27th: Open-container bill could jeopardize DUI prosecutions

April 14th - April 20th: Nuggets' Anthony Apologizes for Arrest on DUI Charge

April 7th - April 13th: 60-year-old Owensville Man Charged With 13th DUI

March 31st- April 6th: Officers are tanked during DUI exercise

March 24th - March 30th: Hanover Park man accused of 7th DUI, faces 30 years in prison

March 17th - March 23rd: DUI check results in arrests, but no DUI charges

March 10th - March 16th: Teacher Dies, Man Arrested in Suspected DUI Crash

March 3rd - March 9th: Former Head of DUI Enforcement Pleads Guilty to Drunk Driving

February 25th - March 2nd: Woman arrested for alleged DUI asks officer if he's been drinking

February 18th - February 24th: DUI Arrests Increased 32 Percent In 2007

February 11th - February 17th: GOP lawmakers push to make DUI laws even tougher

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

January 28th - February 3rd: Judge 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

2007 Stories of the Year : The Best and Worst of 2007 END

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