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Top DUI News Week of July 21st- July 27th

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Top DUI News, July 27th, 2008

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New DUI law will require treatment Open this result in new window
The Greenville News - 50 minutes ago
COLUMBIA -- Drunk drivers who have evaded treatment will be required to be assessed under a new DUI law that goes into effect next year, a requirement that could produce dramatic results in a population that has caused much of the state's highway carnage, treatment professionals say.
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DUI checkpoint set Open this result in new window
Journal Inquirer - Jul 26 10:52 PM
HEBRON — State police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Hebron on Saturday, July 26. For more information, contact Troop K commanding officer Lt. Regina Rush-Kittle, 860-537-7500, or Sgt. James O’Rourke, DUI coordinator for Troop K.
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Serial DUI driver gets five years under new law Open this result in new window
KTVB Boise - Jul 26 3:32 PM
SEATTLE – A Bothell man who has been convicted nine times for DUI won't be getting another drop of alcohol for five years. That's how long Karl Solid is going to sit in jail thanks to a new law aimed at serial drunk drivers.
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DUI checkpoints net arrests Open this result in new window
The Wichita Eagle - Jul 26 2:28 PM
Sedgwick County sheriff's officers made 10 arrests at a DUI checkpoint in south Wichita late Friday and early Saturday. Wichita police manned a separate checkpoint around the corner. Sheriff's officers arrested 10 people at 1100 West 31st St. South between 11:30 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday. Six were arrested for driving under the influence, three for drug charges and one for warrants. ...
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Officers from Wichita Police and the Sedgwick County Sheriff conducted DUI checkpoints in Sedgwick County from Friday ... Open this result in new window
KAKE - Jul 26 8:20 AM
The sheriff's department, which conducted its DUI sobriety check from 11:30pm and 2am at 1100 W. 31st St. N., reports six DUI arrests and three arrests for drug charges. One person was arrested for warrants.
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Officers honored for DUI arrests Open this result in new window
Northwest Herald - 11 minutes ago
WOODSTOCK – Sheriff Keith Nygren honored five officers for their work getting drunken drivers off the road, including one officer who also was promoted.
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9th DUI earns Bothell man 6 years in prison Open this result in new window
KOMO Seattle - Jul 25 6:13 PM
Nine DUI convictions and a public denouncement from his son later, Karl Solid of Bothell is finally headed to prison. "My father has made many mistakes in his life and I lived through all of them," said son, Stephen Solid.
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Crystal Lake man gets 6 years in fatal DUI crash Open this result in new window
Northwest Herald - 11 minutes ago
WOODSTOCK - A 28-year-old Crystal Lake man was sentenced to six years for a drunken-driving accident that killed a 48-year-old Minnesota man in the area for his 30th high school reunion.
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Trooper Charged With DUI Resigns Open this result in new window
KLAS Las Vegas - Jul 25 4:11 PM
Sgt. Edward Lattin, the NHP Trooper charged with DUI, has resigned from the Department of Public Safety. Lattin was behind the wheel when he crashed into a car, killing one person. Eyewitness News has the latest.
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Serial DUI driver gets five years under new law Open this result in new window
KING5 Seattle - Jul 25 2:37 PM
Karl Solid, 45, is the first person charged in King County under a new law that heavily punishes repeat DUI offenders.
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Top DUI News, July 26th, 2008

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Serial DUI driver gets five years under new law Open this result in new window
KTVB Boise - Jul 26 3:32 PM
SEATTLE – A Bothell man who has been convicted nine times for DUI won't be getting another drop of alcohol for five years. That's how long Karl Solid is going to sit in jail thanks to a new law aimed at serial drunk drivers.
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DUI checkpoints net arrests Open this result in new window
The Wichita Eagle - Jul 26 2:28 PM
Sedgwick County sheriff's officers made 10 arrests at a DUI checkpoint in south Wichita late Friday and early Saturday. Wichita police manned a separate checkpoint around the corner. Sheriff's officers arrested 10 people at 1100 West 31st St. South between 11:30 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday. Six were arrested for driving under the influence, three for drug charges and one for warrants. ...
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Officers from Wichita Police and the Sedgwick County Sheriff conducted DUI checkpoints in Sedgwick County from Friday ... Open this result in new window
KAKE - Jul 26 8:20 AM
The sheriff's department, which conducted its DUI sobriety check from 11:30pm and 2am at 1100 W. 31st St. N., reports six DUI arrests and three arrests for drug charges. One person was arrested for warrants.
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DUI checkpoint set Open this result in new window
Journal Inquirer - Jul 25 11:07 PM
HEBRON — State police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Hebron on Saturday, July 26. For more information, contact Troop K commanding officer Lt. Regina Rush-Kittle, 860-537-7500, or Sgt. James O’Rourke, DUI coordinator for Troop K.
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9th DUI earns Bothell man 6 years in prison Open this result in new window
KOMO Seattle - Jul 25 6:13 PM
Nine DUI convictions and a public denouncement from his son later, Karl Solid of Bothell is finally headed to prison. "My father has made many mistakes in his life and I lived through all of them," said son, Stephen Solid.
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Trooper Charged With DUI Resigns Open this result in new window
KLAS Las Vegas - Jul 25 4:11 PM
Sgt. Edward Lattin, the NHP Trooper charged with DUI, has resigned from the Department of Public Safety. Lattin was behind the wheel when he crashed into a car, killing one person. Eyewitness News has the latest.
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Serial DUI driver gets five years under new law Open this result in new window
KING5 Seattle - Jul 25 2:37 PM
Karl Solid, 45, is the first person charged in King County under a new law that heavily punishes repeat DUI offenders.
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DUI enforcement in Lower Merion this weekend Open this result in new window
Philly.com - Jul 25 4:11 AM
DUI enforcement will be conducted by TEAM DUI police officers along Route 30 in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, this weekend, starting today, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said.
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DUI ruling: 'potential' use of a vehicle isn't a crime Open this result in new window
ABC 15 Phoenix - Jul 25 2:07 PM
A new appellate court ruling tackles a long-standing problem issue for Arizona courts in DUI cases, control of a vehicle that isn't moving. That question typically involves people in parked cars, and that was the circumstance in the Court of Appeals' ruling in a Pima County case.
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Frederick man arrested for DUI, fleeing and eluding police Open this result in new window
The Frederick News-Post - Jul 25 12:07 PM
Police arrested a Frederick man on DUI charges earlier today after he fled from a traffic stop near Maxwell Alley and West Fifth Street, according to the Frederick Police Department.
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Top DUI News, July 25th, 2008

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Jury acquits ex-officer of four felonies; convicts him on misdemeanor DUI Open this result in new window
Belleville News-Democrat - 2 hours, 9 minutes ago
Former Alorton police officer Jon L. Lair was found not guilty Thursday of four felony counts during his misconduct trial, but was convicted of one count of misdemeanor DUI.
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Macon man charged with DUI while riding bike Open this result in new window
Macon Telegraph - Jul 25 12:07 AM
A 38-year-old Macon man was charged with DUI after an officer spotted him weaving as he rode a 5-speed boys' bicycle on Jeffersonville Road, according to the Macon police.
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DUI checkpoint set Open this result in new window
Journal Inquirer - Jul 24 11:07 PM
HEBRON — State police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Hebron on Saturday, July 26. For more information, contact Troop K commanding officer Lt. Regina Rush-Kittle, 860-537-7500, or Sgt. James O’Rourke, DUI coordinator for Troop K.
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DUI ruling says control is key, not potential use Open this result in new window
KTAR 92.3 Phoenix - Jul 24 5:22 PM
A new appellate court ruling tackles a long-standing problem issue for Arizona courts in DUI cases - control of a vehicle that isn't moving. That question typically involves people in parked cars, and that was the circumstance in the Court of Appeals' ruling in a Pima County case.
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Nye County D.A. speaks out about DUI arrest Open this result in new window
KVBC Las Vegas - Jul 24 4:50 PM
Nye County District Attorney Bob Beckett was arrested and charged with a DUI last month after being involved two car crashes in the same day. Beckett is also running for district judge. He's remained silent about the accidents until now.
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DUI ruling says control is key, not potential use Open this result in new window
KVOA Tucson - Jul 24 4:46 PM
Associated Press - July 24, 2008 7:34 PM ET PHOENIX (AP) - A new appellate court ruling tackles a long-standing problem issue for Arizona courts in DUI cases - control of a vehicle that isn't...
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Cape police make 445 DUI arrests in less than a year Open this result in new window
The News-Press - Jul 24 1:29 PM
Cape Coral police have made 445 DUI arrests in a drunken driving crackdown that began less than a year ago.
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Woman facing DUI charge after Mt. Pleasant wreck Open this result in new window
WCBD-TV Charleston - Jul 24 8:27 AM
A woman is facing DUI charges after Mount Pleasant police say she made an illegal turn in to Harbor Gate Shores subdivision causing a fatal collision with a motorcycle on Rifle Range Road.
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DUI Court planned Open this result in new window
The MidWeek - Jul 24 10:35 AM
At the DeKalb County Democrats’ annual picnic last week, State’s Attorney Ron Matekaitis said he will be launching a DUI Court, parallel to the county’s Drug Court in the coming weeks. Matekaitis is running for a record third term in the November election.
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OCEANSIDE: DUI checkpoint set for Saturday Open this result in new window
North County Times - Jul 24 12:57 AM
OCEANSIDE ---- Police will conduct a DUI checkpoint at an undisclosed location Saturday night, an Oceanside Police spokesman said. The checkpoint will take place between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m., Sgt. Kelan Poorman said. He said anyone who chooses to drink
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Top DUI News, July 24th, 2008

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Woman facing DUI charge after Mt. Pleasant wreck Open this result in new window
WCBD-TV Charleston - 1 hour, 12 minutes ago
A woman is facing DUI charges after Mount Pleasant police say she made an illegal turn in to Harbor Gate Shores subdivision causing a fatal collision with a motorcycle on Rifle Range Road.
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OCEANSIDE: DUI checkpoint set for Saturday Open this result in new window
North County Times - Jul 24 12:57 AM
OCEANSIDE ---- Police will conduct a DUI checkpoint at an undisclosed location Saturday night, an Oceanside Police spokesman said. The checkpoint will take place between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m., Sgt. Kelan Poorman said. He said anyone who chooses to drink
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DUI manslaughter suspect ready for trial Open this result in new window
The News Herald - Jul 24 4:07 AM
PANAMA CITY — There will be no sympathy in evidence next week in Jeffery Wayne Hopkins' DUI manslaughter trial.
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Teacher gets a year in DUI crash Open this result in new window
Bradenton Herald - Jul 23 10:03 PM
A jury Tuesday found a grade-school teacher guilty of driving under the influence but acquitted her of DUI manslaughter in a fatal collision last year.
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Judge Hall's DUI trial moving to Kane County Open this result in new window
Lake County News Sun - Jul 24 2:33 AM
The DUI trial of Judge David Hall will move to Kane County next month.
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Minor injuries reported in alleged felony DUI incident Open this result in new window
The Eureka Reporter - Jul 24 12:45 AM
Category: Local News Topics: Briefs A Eureka man was arrested for suspicion of felony DUI after he overturned a vehicle he was driving in the Freshwater area Wednesday, which injured him and a passenger.
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Felony DUI case leads to officer's suspension Open this result in new window
The Meridian Star - Jul 23 9:30 PM
Meridian Police Department Chief Benny DuBose compared the breakdown in information concerning a felony DUI case against a local attorney that ultimately led to the suspension of an MPD lieutenant to this: a snowball rolling downhill.
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Cracking Down On Repeat DUI Offenders Open this result in new window
News Channel 5 Nashville - Jul 23 4:51 PM
A review of DUI cases that have recently gone to court indicate that several people are arrested for the same offenses. Police said that they can not stop driving drunk.
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Team views DUI plans Open this result in new window
York Daily Record - Jul 23 1:36 PM
A delegation of law enforcement, probation officials and drug treatment officials from York County journeyed to Georgia last week to attend a conference about how to improve and sustain DUI treatment courts.
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DUI CASE: Driver to plead guilty Open this result in new window
York Daily Record - Jul 23 1:30 PM
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Top DUI News, July 23rd, 2008

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Greek Star
Greek Star "Sorry" for DUI, Back on Set Open this result in new window
E! Online via Yahoo! News - Jul 22 6:10 AM
Scott Michael Foster showed his school spirit this week, reporting to work on the very same day he was busted for a DUI.
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Greek Star "Sorry" for DUI, Back on Set Open this result in new window
E! Online - Jul 22 1:19 PM
Scott Michael Foster showed his school spirit this week, reporting to work on the very same day he was busted for a DUI. The star of ABC Family's frat series Greek reported on set...
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Chief seeks DUI task force Open this result in new window
The Montana Standard - 2 hours, 54 minutes ago
ANACONDA — Creating a local DUI task force would open funding possibilities for equipment, positions and programs to prevent drunken-driving accidents, the county’s top law enforcement official said Tuesday.
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Fairfield man accused of felony DUI Open this result in new window
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide - Jul 22 9:26 PM
A Fairfield man faces a charge of felony DUI after he crashed his 1997 Ford pickup last Saturday evening on Camp Creek Road in the mountains west of Hailey.
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Police: Man drunk at DUI court hearing Open this result in new window
York Daily Record - Jul 22 4:44 PM
A Philadelphia man had a couple of drinks Tuesday before appearing before a district justice on DUI charges, police said.
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District Judge to Plead Guilty to DUI Open this result in new window
WNEP 16 Pennsylvania - Jul 22 2:59 PM
A district judge who ruled on DUI cases finds himself charged with driving drunk. Tuesday he appeared in court in Schuylkill County. Police said they caught the judge driving drunk last month after he hit a parked car. His blood alcohol was more than three times the legal limit.
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Woman convicted of DUI in fatal crash Open this result in new window
Bradenton Herald - Jul 22 3:08 PM
A jury today found a grade-school teacher guilty of driving under the influence but failed to convict her of DUI manslaughter in a fatal collision last year.
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Ex-mayor Tasered during DUI arrest Open this result in new window
Rocky Mountain News - Jul 21 11:55 PM
Former Oak Creek Mayor Kathy "Cargo" Rodeman was stunned by a Taser and arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of DUI, DUI per se, resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer.
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Magee man charged with felony DUI in Saucier Open this result in new window
The Biloxi Sun Herald - Jul 22 8:42 AM
A Magee man is in jail this morning on a $20,000 bond for a felony DUI charge, Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said.
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Police in Delaware Arrest 12 in DUI Crackdown Open this result in new window
WBOC Salisbury - Jul 22 12:28 PM
DOVER , Del.- Police in Delaware arrested 12 people for drunk driving over the weekend, according to the state Office of Highway Safety. This brings the total number of people arrested for DUI during the first month of the of the 2008 "Checkpoint Strikeforce" campaign to 79.
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Top DUI News, July 22nd, 2008

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Ex-mayor Tasered during DUI arrest Open this result in new window
Rocky Mountain News - 2 hours, 57 minutes ago
Former Oak Creek Mayor Kathy "Cargo" Rodeman was stunned by a Taser and arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of DUI, DUI per se, resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer.
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York County officials learn about DUI court Open this result in new window
The Evening Sun - Jul 21 6:13 PM
A delegation of law enforcement, probation officials and drug treatment officials from York County journeyed to Georgia last week to attend a conference about how to improve and sustain DUI treatment courts.
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Hernando Sheriff's Finance Director Charged With DUI Open this result in new window
The Tampa Tribune - Jul 21 3:00 PM
A DUI with property damage charge was filed Monday against the sheriff's finance director.
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DUI defense attorney dies in Massachusetts Open this result in new window
The State - Jul 21 12:51 PM
Prominent S.C. DUI defense attorney Reese Joye was found dead in a Cambridge, Mass., hotel room Sunday morning. He was 70. Joye was attending an annual trial advocacy summer conference at Harvard University, which he had organized, and was set to return to Charleston on Sunday. But when he didn't come down for breakfast or answer his phone, his colleagues were concerned and sent hotel security ...
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Local arrested twice in 1 day on DUI charges Open this result in new window
Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise - Jul 21 10:45 PM
An Ochelata man has been arrested on DUI charges mere hours after his release for a previous DUI arrest. Leslie Paul Lunsford, 38, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence on July 12. He was released on $5,000 bond at 2:19 p.m. Monday, then was arrested six hours later for another DUI.
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Sheriff's Finance Director Charged With DUI Open this result in new window
Hernando Today - Jul 21 9:27 PM
BROOKSVILLE - A DUI with property damage charge was filed Monday against the sheriff's finance director. The charge comes more than a week after Emily Vernon, 39, crashed her pickup into a road sign at the intersection of Lake Lindsey and Daly roads.
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'Greek' Star Scott Michael Foster Arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
Hollywood.com - Jul 21 8:33 AM
American actor Scott Michael Foster has been arrested in Hollywood on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI).
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Police: Dad Leaves Daughter Bleeding In DUI Crash Open this result in new window
CBS 13 Sacramento - Jul 21 3:21 PM
A Sacramento father is behind bars after he got into a DUI crash and fled leaving his young daughter bleeding in the car, according to police.
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Woman falls face first into brick wall, charged with DUI in Vero Beach Open this result in new window
Vero Press Journal - Jul 21 11:33 AM
An Ormond Beach woman stumbled out of her car and fell face first into a brick structure at a gas station, according to a report. That caught the attention of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper, who was filling up at the station at 11:58 a.m. Saturday. Once paramedics made sure Mildred Gavin Williams, 44, was not seriously hurt, the trooper charged her with DUI.
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Greek Star Foster Arrested For Dui Open this result in new window
ContactMusic - Jul 21 8:58 AM
American actor SCOTT MICHAEL FOSTER has been arrested in Hollywood on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). The 23-year-old star of U.S. comedy drama Greek ...
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Top DUI News, July 21st, 2008

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DUI defense attorney dies in Massachusetts Open this result in new window
The State - Jul 20 9:22 PM
Prominent S.C. DUI defense attorney Reese Joye was found dead in a Cambridge, Mass., hotel room Sunday morning. He was 70. Joye was attending an annual trial advocacy summer conference at Harvard University, which he had organized, and was set to return to Charleston on Sunday. But when he didn't come down for breakfast or answer his phone, his colleagues were concerned and sent hotel security ...
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DUI suspect hexes cops Open this result in new window
Vail Daily - Jul 20 11:21 PM
EAGLE, Colorado — A DUI arrest an unusual turn on July 11 when the suspect claimed to be a “black witch” and threatened to place a hex on the arresting officers, Eagle police said.
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Father Arrested On DUI Charges In Pole Crash That Killed Son, 5 Open this result in new window
NBC 4 Los Angeles - Jul 20 6:08 PM
A father is arrested in connection with DUI charges after a crash left his 5-year-old son dead.
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Expert in DUI law dies Open this result in new window
The Post and Courier - Jul 20 9:38 PM
Reese Joye, a nationally known Lowcountry attorney, leading expert in DUI law and pioneering personal-injury litigator, died Sunday. He was 70. Joye was attending a conference in Massachusetts when he was found dead in his hotel room Sunday morning. A cause of death has not been determined, but no foul play is suspected.
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Mischa talks about her DUI Open this result in new window
winnipegsun.com - Jul 20 11:45 PM
Mischa Barton talked about the DUI charge she received last December. "That was a low point for me," Barton told Nylon magazine, people.com reported. "I never, ever would have thought I would be arrested."
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Local arrested twice in 1 day on DUI charges Open this result in new window
Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise - Jul 20 10:30 PM
An Ochelata man has been arrested on DUI charges mere hours after his release for a previous DUI arrest. Leslie Paul Lunsford, 38, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence on July 12. He was released on $5,000 bond at 2:19 p.m. Monday, then was arrested six hours later for another DUI.
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Team views DUI plans Open this result in new window
York Daily Record - Jul 19 11:29 PM
A delegation of law enforcement, probation officials and drug treatment officials from York County journeyed to Georgia last week to attend a conference about how to improve and sustain DUI treatment courts.
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Motorcyclist kills himself after arrest on DUI charge Open this result in new window
The Gleaner - Jul 19 11:18 PM
A 40-year-old Virginia man, leaving the Little Sturgis Rally early Saturday morning, shot and killed himself after being pulled over by law enforcement for suspected DUI.
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DUI arrest made Misha Barton 'want crawl into a hole and die' Open this result in new window
New Kerala - Jul 19 9:16 PM
Washington, July 19 : OC star Mischa Barton opened up for the first time about her DUI Arrest in 2007.
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6 years in prison for Marengo man's 6th DUI Open this result in new window
Northwest Herald - 1 hour, 29 minutes ago
WOODSTOCK – A 55-year-old Marengo man who has been convicted of driving under the influence six times was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday.

Stories of the Week

July 14th - July 20th Police: Man charged with his 10th DUI .

July 7th - July 13th 5 Arrested After DUI Chase Through South L.A.

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

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

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