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Top DUI News Week of July 7th- July 13th

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Top DUI News, July 13th, 2008

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Tampa man charged with DUI manslaughter in crash Open this result in new window
St. Petersburg Times - Jul 12 7:47 AM
TAMPA -- One man died and another was arrested for DUI manslaughter in a crash at the intersection of Dale Mabry Highway and Waters Avenue early this morning, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. Juan Aecca's 1997 Buick was traveling west...
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Man Charged With DUI Manslaughter After Crash On Dale Mabry Open this result in new window
The Tampa Tribune - Jul 12 6:33 AM
TAMPA - One man is dead and another is charged with DUI manslaughter after two cars collided early this morning at Dale Mabry Highway and West Waters Avenue, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
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Man charged with fifth DUI Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - Jul 12 8:23 AM
A Billings-area man was charged with his fifth DUI on Tuesday.
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Midwest man accused of 13th DUI Open this result in new window
Moldova.org - Jul 12 2:07 PM
A 46-year-old man arrested in Illinois is facing charges of driving under the influence for the 13th time, police say.Police in Fairview Heights said Jessie James Hogan was arrested last month after he allegedly failed field sobriety tests and now he is facing his 13th set of DUI charges, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Saturday.A review of court records from three states showed Hogan had ...
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Herbert Hill, 76ers rookie arrested on DUI charge Open this result in new window
Philly.com - Jul 12 1:08 AM
Herbert Hill, the 76ers' rookie who missed all of last season after two knee surgeries, was arrested and charged with DUI early Thursday morning in Westchester County, N.Y.
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Local Attorney Arrested on Second DUI Offense Open this result in new window
WPSD Paducah - Jul 12 8:00 AM
NEW: Mike Ward Responds to Arrest. A West Kentucky Commonwealth Attorney has been arrested for Driving Under the Influence. This is Marshall/Calloway County Commonwealth Attorney Mike Ward's second DUI offense.
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Benton County chief, judge spar over DUI Open this result in new window
Tri-City Herald - 23 minutes ago
An incident that started as a routine drunken driving arrest has touched off a confrontation between the Benton County sheriff and one of the county's District Court judges.
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Court's DUI ruling could benefit repeat offenders Open this result in new window
FOX 6 News Birmingham - Jul 11 2:50 PM
The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that drunken driving convictions in municipal court don't count when determining whether repeat offenders have the four DUI convictions that can send them to state prison.
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McGinnis scheduled for court on DUI case Open this result in new window
SouthtownStar - 16 minutes ago
Cook County Judge Sheila McGinnis is scheduled next week to be standing in an unfamiliar place during a drunken driving case - in front of the bench rather than behind it.
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Midwest man accused of 13th DUI Open this result in new window
UPI - Jul 12 2:02 PM
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill., July 12 (UPI) -- A 46-year-old man arrested in Illinois is facing charges of driving under the influence for the 13th time, police say.
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Top DUI News, July 12th, 2008

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Woman sentenced to 7 years for DUI death Open this result in new window
Everett Herald - 2 hours, 25 minutes ago
A Whidbey Island woman was killed when she was hit by a drunken driver. WHIDBEY ISLAND -- Karen Gervais Boone was headed home to her husband and two children.
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New Prosecutor Assigned To Stabler DUI Case Open this result in new window
WKRG News 5 Mobile - Jul 12 11:19 PM
News 5 has learned John Gamble, a 2002 graduate of the University of Alabama Law School, is the latest person assigned to prosecute the former Crimson Tide QB on drunk driving charges. More
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Stabler takes leave from 'Bama broadcast after DUI Open this result in new window
Sports Illustrated - Jul 11 6:57 PM
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama football color analyst Ken Stabler has been granted a leave of absence for the upcoming season following his arrest on a drunken driving charge.
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Driver charged with DUI, accused of hitting man in wheelchair Open this result in new window
The Gainesville Sun - Jul 12 6:22 PM
A Lake City man was arrested in Gainesville early Saturday for allegedly hitting a man in a wheelchair while driving drunk and then fleeing the scene of the accident.
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Ex-Cop Known for DUI Convictions now Defending Them Open this result in new window
FOX 12 Idaho - Jul 11 7:36 AM
Boise, Idaho -- He was a decorated cop whose career crashed amid complaints. Now Dave Cox, the former No. 1 DUI enforcement officer in Oregon, has started a new career in Boise defending DUI cases.
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Deadly DUI Case Coming to Close after 3 1/2 Years Open this result in new window
FOX 35 Orlando - Jul 11 2:51 AM
Thursday in a Brevard County courtroom, 63 year old Mary Taylor Christensen cried as she pled no contest DUI manslaughter charges...
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Ken Stabler Takes Leave From Alabama Broadcasts Following DUI Open this result in new window
WITN 7 North Carolina - Jul 11 5:32 PM
Stabler's arrest in south Alabama last month was at least the third time he has been charged with DUI.
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Three officers saluted for combating DUI Open this result in new window
Morris Daily Herald - Jul 12 5:18 PM
Three Morris police officers were recognized for their efforts to combat intoxicated driving at Monday's Morris City County meeting.
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Man hits cop car, charged with DUI Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - Jul 11 12:08 AM
A Billings man who allegedly drove into the back of a parked Billings Police Department patrol car was charged Thursday with his fourth DUI.
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Man guilty in fatal 2005 DUI crash Open this result in new window
The Palm Beach Post - Jul 10 8:06 PM
Jurors swiftly rejected Bendy Sainthilaire's defense that he was not the driver at the moment of a fatal crash, taking less than an hour Thursday to convict him of DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of a crash involving death.
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Top DUI News, July 11th, 2008

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Man hits cop car, charged with DUI Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - 2 hours, 16 minutes ago
A Billings man who allegedly drove into the back of a parked Billings Police Department patrol car was charged Thursday with his fourth DUI.
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Man guilty in fatal 2005 DUI crash Open this result in new window
The Palm Beach Post - Jul 10 8:06 PM
Jurors swiftly rejected Bendy Sainthilaire's defense that he was not the driver at the moment of a fatal crash, taking less than an hour Thursday to convict him of DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of a crash involving death.
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Thirteenth DUI Open this result in new window
WKBN 27 Youngstown - Jul 10 6:04 PM
Randy Bragwell was stopped last year in Sebring, and admitted to driving drunk at the time. This was his thirteenth DUI case dating back to 1987. But the case was overturned because of errors in the indictment.
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Deadly DUI Case Coming to Close after Three and a Half Years Open this result in new window
FOX 35 Orlando - Jul 10 5:07 PM
Thursday in a Brevard County courtroom, 63 year old Mary Taylor Christensen cried as she pled no contest DUI manslaughter charges...
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Thirteenth DUI Open this result in new window
WYTV Youngstown - Jul 10 4:57 PM
An Akron man whose most recent DUI conviction was thrown out by an Appeals Court, was back in front of a judge, resolving his case for good.
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In brief: DUI task force will be out this weekend Open this result in new window
The Tribune-Democrat - Jul 10 7:37 PM
ALTOONA – The Blair County DUI Task Force will continue increased enforcement of the drunken-driving law this weekend. This past weekend, the Task Force conducted roving patrols with 49 motorists being stopped for violations, he said.
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Vellanoweth Guilty in Fatal DUI Crash Open this result in new window
News10 Sacramento - Jul 10 1:49 PM
Just hours after beginning its deliberations, a Sacramento County jury Thursday found Roberto Vellanoweth guilty in a fatal DUI crash that killed four people.
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I-64 Accident Ends with DUI Arrest Open this result in new window
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 West Virginia - Jul 10 6:15 AM
A woman from Charleston faces DUI charges after an accident in Cross Lanes.
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Man charged with 5th DUI Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - Jul 09 11:53 PM
A Billings man was charged Wednesday with his fifth DUI.
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Garden City Elementary School teacher charged with DUI Open this result in new window
Fort Pierce Tribune - Jul 09 9:13 PM
A teacher at Garden City Elementary School was arrested Tuesday on a DUI charge after someone spotted her vehicle driving "all over the road," according to an arrest affidavit released Wednesday.
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Top DUI News, July 10th, 2008

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I-64 Accident Ends with DUI Arrest Open this result in new window
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 West Virginia - 2 hours, 37 minutes ago
A woman from Charleston faces DUI charges after an accident in Cross Lanes.
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Man charged with 5th DUI Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - Jul 09 11:53 PM
A Billings man was charged Wednesday with his fifth DUI.
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Garden City Elementary School teacher charged with DUI Open this result in new window
Fort Pierce Tribune - Jul 09 9:13 PM
A teacher at Garden City Elementary School was arrested Tuesday on a DUI charge after someone spotted her vehicle driving "all over the road," according to an arrest affidavit released Wednesday.
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Garden City Elementary teacher arrested on DUI charge Open this result in new window
Fort Pierce Tribune - Jul 09 12:26 PM
A teacher at Garden City Elementary school was arrested Tuesday on a DUI charge after a 911 caller spotted her vehicle driving “all over the road,” according to an arrest affidavit released Wednesday.
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Councilman Pleads No Contest To DUI Charge Open this result in new window
19 Action News Cleveland - Jul 09 11:10 AM
Cleveland - New details in the case of an embattled councilman accused of driving drunk. Zach Reed pleaded no contest to DUI charges to the November 21st, 2007 incident. Reed's license was suspended
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Cop's special treatment after DUI examined Open this result in new window
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Jul 08 7:49 PM
Roswell police want to know how one of their own officers was able to bypass standard procedures for a DUI arrest.
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Water-bill increase to fund DUI jail sentences Open this result in new window
12 News Phoenix - Jul 08 8:38 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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Man denies charges in third DUI arrest Open this result in new window
Rutland Herald - Jul 09 12:04 AM
A Wells man pleaded innocent to a third DUI charge in Rutland District Court on Monday after being arrested in Rutland on the charge on the evening of June 21. ...
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Marianna woman sentenced for DUI manslaughter : News Open this result in new window
The News Herald - Jul 08 9:39 PM
DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — Walton County Circuit Judge Kelvin Wells sentenced Baheejah Jackson on Tuesday to more than 10 years in prison for DUI manslaughter.
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DUI O'Shane's future uncertain Open this result in new window
Daily Telegraph - 1 hour, 53 minutes ago
MAGISTRATE Pat O'Shane has pleaded guilty to drink-driving but a decision about her position on the bench is unlikely to be made until after she is sentenced.
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Top DUI News, July 9th, 2008

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Cop's special treatment after DUI examined Open this result in new window
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Jul 08 7:49 PM
Roswell police want to know how one of their own officers was able to bypass standard procedures for a DUI arrest.
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Water-bill increase to fund DUI jail sentences Open this result in new window
12 News Phoenix - Jul 08 8:38 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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Man denies charges in third DUI arrest Open this result in new window
Rutland Herald - Jul 09 12:04 AM
A Wells man pleaded innocent to a third DUI charge in Rutland District Court on Monday after being arrested in Rutland on the charge on the evening of June 21. ...
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Marianna woman sentenced for DUI manslaughter : News Open this result in new window
The News Herald - Jul 08 9:39 PM
DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — Walton County Circuit Judge Kelvin Wells sentenced Baheejah Jackson on Tuesday to more than 10 years in prison for DUI manslaughter.
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DUI Numbers Released Open this result in new window
WTAJ-TV Altoona - Jul 08 12:39 PM
Blair County- The Blair County DUI task force released its numbers from the roving patrols this past weekend. Officers from five municipalities worked together on the patrols from 11:00 pm Friday until 3:00 the next morning in Blair County.
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Former prosecutor facing DUI charges Open this result in new window
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay - Jul 08 10:52 AM
A former Pinellas-Pasco prosecutor is facing charges for her second DUI offense. Tampa police charged Lydia Wardell with driving under the influence when she was pulled over in on Bayshore Boulevard late Saturday afternoon.
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306 DUI arrests in Ariz. during holiday Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - Jul 08 1:14 AM
Total included 86 arrests for extreme DUI.
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Snoop Dogg's Wife Cleared of DUI Open this result in new window
Teen Music - Jul 08 10:01 AM
Snoop Dogg's wife has been cleared of driving under the influence of marijuana, because police failed to provide enough evidence against her. Shante Broadus was pulled over in the early hours of June 14th while driving in Fullerton, California. She was detained and booked on Dui charges.
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5 Arrested After DUI Chase Through South L.A. Open this result in new window
CBS 2 Los Angeles - Jul 08 4:17 AM
An alleged DUI driver has been arrested after leading authorities on a pursuit that ended when he and a passenger leapt from the car in South Los Angeles, leaving three passengers in the still-moving vehicle.
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DUI operation nets 21 arrests Open this result in new window
The Reporter - Jul 08 7:19 AM
Anti-DUI operations held during the Independence Day weekend yielded 21 DUI-related arrests in Solano and 1,704 statewide, by way of the California Highway Patrol, according to preliminary statistics released Monday. The enforcement efforts kicked off at 6 p.
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Top DUI News, July 8th, 2008

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306 DUI arrests in Ariz. during holiday Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - Jul 08 1:14 AM
Total included 86 arrests for extreme DUI.
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5 Arrested After DUI Chase Through South L.A. Open this result in new window
CBS 2 Los Angeles - 1 hour, 23 minutes ago
An alleged DUI driver has been arrested after leading authorities on a pursuit that ended when he and a passenger leapt from the car in South Los Angeles, leaving three passengers in the still-moving vehicle.
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Tennessee P Colquitt pleads guilty to DUI Open this result in new window
Fox Sports - Jul 07 2:30 PM
Tennessee punter Britton Colquitt will spend 24 hours picking up litter and lose his license for a year after he pleaded guilty Monday to drunken driving. Colquitt, 23, was charged Feb. 17 with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. He also received a suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days, a $350 fine and court costs, a 24-hour detention in jail and must attend DUI school.
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Seahawks Pro-Bowl LB Tatupu pleads guilty to DUI Open this result in new window
The Sports Network - Jul 07 5:39 PM
Seahawks Pro-Bowl LB Tatupu pleads guilty to DUI
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DELAWARE: 19 charged with DUI over holiday weekend Open this result in new window
The Daily Times - 1 hour, 42 minutes ago
DOVER -- The state Office of Highway Safety says 19 drivers were charged with DUI in Delaware over the 4th of July weekend.
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Phoenix water customers footing bill for DUI offenders Open this result in new window
FOX 10 Phoenix - Jul 07 9:49 PM
If you live in the city of Phoenix your water bill is about to go up. The increase is to help cover the cost of jailing those convicted of extreme DUI. FOX 10's Sabra Gertsch has more on the new increase and why so many people are upset about it.
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SISQO QUIETLY ARRESTED FOR DUI IN DECEMBER: News breaks after caller to radio station reveals incident. Open this result in new window
Eurweb - Jul 08 12:01 AM
*News is just now surfacing about Sisqo being arrested for DUI back in December. The one-time front man for Baltimore R&B group Dru Hill was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay $1700 in fines for the charge.
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DeKalb Officer Arrested, Charged with DUI Open this result in new window
FOX 5 News Atlanta - Jul 07 3:57 PM
ATLANTA (MyFOX Atlanta) -- Chamblee police arrested a DeKalb County officer early Monday morning and charged him DUI.
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306 DUI arrests in Ariz. during July 4 holiday Open this result in new window
FOX 10 Phoenix - Jul 07 2:19 PM
Arizona state officials say that officers from multiple law enforcement agencies made 306 DUI arrests during the Fourth of July weekend. The Governor's Office of Highway Safety says the total included 86 arrests for extreme DUI, that is people who have a blood-alcohol level of .15 or above.
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DUI Arrests Open this result in new window
KIMA Yakima - Jul 07 7:20 PM
11 people busted for DUI over the holiday weekend in the valley.
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Top DUI News, July 7th, 2008

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Senate Bill 178 strengthens Ohio’s DUI laws Open this result in new window
The Suburbanite - 1 hour, 27 minutes ago
Senate Bill 17, sponsored by State Senator Tim Grendell with Summit Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh, strengthened Ohio’s DUI laws. Her provision requires previously convicted DUI offenders with two or more offenses be required to take either the breath test or blood draw.
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Don't Let a DUI Cost You Your Future Open this result in new window
Elk Grove Citizen - 2 hours, 55 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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DUI task force arrests 73 on Friday, Saturday Open this result in new window
Tucson Citizen - Jul 07 12:07 AM
The Southern Arizona DUI Task Force made 73 arrests on the first two days of the Independence Day weekend.
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State DUI task force arrests 297 Open this result in new window
East Valley Tribune - Jul 06 10:51 PM
Close to 300 people throughout the state were arrested with DUIs during the Independence Day Holiday DUI Task Force enforcement. The campaign started Thursday and is led by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. Seventy agencies and 399 officers participated, making 3,700 traffic stops throughout the weekend.
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Motorcyclist, passenger injured in suspected DUI crash Open this result in new window
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids - 2 hours, 23 minutes ago
Motorcyclist, passenger injured in suspected DUI crash
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DUI convictions Open this result in new window
Idaho Press-Tribune - Jul 06 11:13 PM
Cases for April 1 through April 8, 2008, compiled from Canyon County court records.Arturo Ramirez, 31, was convicted of misdemeanor DUI, second offense. Sentenced on April 1, to 365 days in jail with 354 days suspended by Judge Debra A. Orr. Driver's license suspended for 365 days. Fined $1,000. Supervised probation for 24 months.Orson Tad Hatch, 31, was convicted of felony DUI. Sentenced on ...
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137 arrested in statewide DUI crackdown Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - Jul 06 8:44 AM
Authorities arrested 137 DUI suspects during the first two days of a statewide suppression effort for the holiday weekend.
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137 arrested in statewide DUI crackdown Open this result in new window
12 News Phoenix - Jul 06 3:53 PM
Authorities arrested 137 DUI suspects during the first two days of a statewide suppression effort for the holiday weekend. The majority of arrests came Friday, when officers nabbed 94 drunken-driving suspects as part of the Independence Day Holiday DUI Task Force.
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Holiday Celebrations Lead to 22 DUI Arrests Open this result in new window
FOX 12 Idaho - Jul 06 8:36 PM
Boise, Idaho-- Despite all the warnings, some people last night decided to drink and drive. According to Boise P.D. and the Ada County Sheriff's Office, there have been 22 DUI arrests so far this holiday weekend.
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DUI Task Force arrests 73 Open this result in new window
FOX 11 Tucson - Jul 06 7:54 PM
The Southern Arizona DUI Task Force made a total of 73 drunk driving arrests on July 4 and 5. The Task Force was deployed each night between the hours of 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. with the goal of removing all impaired drivers from the road.

Stories of the Week

July 1st - July 6th DUI Enforcement Heats Up Over Long Weekend

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

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