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Top DUI News Week of May 26th- June 1st

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Top DUI News, June 1st, 2008

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DUI Checkpoint In Seminole Leads To Arrests Open this result in new window
Central Florida News 13 - May 31 8:39 AM
State troopers make several arrests and find at least one concealed weapon at a DUI checkpoint in Seminole County. Troopers say the checkpoints could be cumbersome, but are necessary to target drunk drivers.
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Restaurant complaint results in DUI arrest Open this result in new window
Princeton Times Leader - May 31 12:21 PM
An incident at a local fast food restaurant resulted in a county woman’s arrest by Princeton police officers Tuesday afternoon. Officers arrested Debra R. Jewell of Ky. 672 at 4:52 p.m. on a charge of DUI.
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Heat Is On! nets 558 DUI arrests over Memorial Day Weekend in Colorado Open this result in new window
Greeley Tribune - May 31 12:31 AM
A statewide drunken driving crackdown during Memorial Day weekend netted hundreds of DUI arrests, but fewer than in 2007.
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Latest area DUI-related cases Open this result in new window
Reno Gazette-Journal - 2 hours, 35 minutes ago
Following are actions involving people arrested on a charge of driving under the influence:
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Driver Charged with DUI after Hitting House Open this result in new window
WSPA Spartanburg - May 31 12:06 AM
The driver of a vehicle that slammed into a house in Landrum has been charged with DUI according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. SCHP says 19 year old Ashley M. James of Landrum lost control of the vehicle when she over corrected to avoid a pedestrian, ran off the road and into a house.
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Colorado State Patrol: 558 DUI Arrests Over Memorial Day Weekend Open this result in new window
FOX 31 Denver - May 30 2:47 PM
COLORADO - Law enforcement agencies participating in “The Heat Is On!” and “DUI Checkpoint Colorado” made 558 DUI arrests over the Memorial Day Weekend enforcement period - down 27% from 2007 when there were 766 arrests over the Memorial Day Weekend.
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Woodland police set DUI check on Friday Open this result in new window
The Daily Democrat - Jun 01 8:48 AM
In an aggressive effort to reduce the incidents of driving under the influence, the Woodland Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday night and early Saturday morning. The checkpoint comes just in time for graduation ceremonies at Pioneer and Woodland high schools.
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Fortuna's DUI checkpoint results; 7 are arrested Open this result in new window
The Humboldt Beacon - May 30 7:49 PM
On Friday May 23 the Fortuna Police Department conducted a DUI/driver's license checkpoint on the 200 block of North Fortuna Blvd. Ferndale police officers also assisted in running the checkpoint. Close to 300 vehicles passed through the checkpoint.
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Don't Let a DUI Cost You Your Future Open this result in new window
Richfield Reaper - May 30 4:30 PM
(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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Gustine Chief Gets Probation For DUI Open this result in new window
KCRA 3 Sacramento - May 30 10:18 AM
The former police chief of Gustine will be on informal probation for three years after pleading not guilty to DUI.
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Top DUI News, May 31st, 2008

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Colorado State Patrol: 558 DUI Arrests Over Memorial Day Weekend Open this result in new window
FOX 31 Denver - May 30 2:47 PM
COLORADO - Law enforcement agencies participating in “The Heat Is On!” and “DUI Checkpoint Colorado” made 558 DUI arrests over the Memorial Day Weekend enforcement period - down 27% from 2007 when there were 766 arrests over the Memorial Day Weekend.
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Fortuna's DUI checkpoint results; 7 are arrested Open this result in new window
The Humboldt Beacon - May 30 7:49 PM
On Friday May 23 the Fortuna Police Department conducted a DUI/driver's license checkpoint on the 200 block of North Fortuna Blvd. Ferndale police officers also assisted in running the checkpoint. Close to 300 vehicles passed through the checkpoint.
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Don't Let a DUI Cost You Your Future Open this result in new window
Richfield Reaper - May 30 4:30 PM
(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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Gustine Chief Gets Probation For DUI Open this result in new window
KCRA 3 Sacramento - May 30 10:18 AM
The former police chief of Gustine will be on informal probation for three years after pleading not guilty to DUI.
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All DUI offenders now required to serve 48 hours Open this result in new window
WBIR-TV Knoxville - May 30 9:17 AM
Before the change, DUI offenders less than 21 years of age had to spend at least 48 hours in jail.
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Bredesen Signs Child Abuse, DUI Bills To Law Open this result in new window
WSMV Nashville - May 30 9:25 AM
The governor on Friday signed two bills into law that will strengthen the state's child abuse and DUI laws.
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Zachary Allen Arrested on DUI Charges Open this result in new window
WTVM 9 Columbus - May 30 1:51 PM
COLUMBUS,Ga.(WTVM)-- News Leader 9 has learned Zachary Allen was arrested at 12:40 am Friday morning, for DUI and failure to maintain a lane change.
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MADD honors area's top DUI officers Open this result in new window
The Biloxi Sun Herald - May 30 8:15 AM
Area law enforcement agencies picked their top DUI officers for recognition at a banquet Thursday night to honor efforts to take drunk drivers off the road.
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Huntsville Police Charge 32 with DUI Memorial Day Weekend Open this result in new window
WAFF 48 News Huntsville - May 30 7:55 AM
Huntsville Police and the DUI Task Force arrested 32 people for DUI over the Memorial Day weekend.
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DUI arrests soar by more than 100 percent in Hinsdale Open this result in new window
Hinsdale Suburban Life - May 30 9:21 AM
Hinsdale police have been cracking down with DUI arrests, with 2007 totals jumping by 126.4 percent from the previous year.
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Top DUI News, May 30th, 2008

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15 years for double fatal DUI Open this result in new window
Daily Herald - May 29 11:16 PM
A Cook County judge said he took into account the good a Gilberts man had done in his life but also his two prior DUI convictions when sentencing him to 15 years in prison for killing a Wood Dale couple while driving drunk.
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Huntsville Police Charge 32 With DUI In Memorial Day Crackdown Open this result in new window
WAAY-TV Huntsville - May 30 7:43 AM
HUNTSVILLE, AL- Huntsville Police and the DUI Task Force arrested 32 people for DUI over the Memorial Day weekend. Task Force supervisor Sgt. Floyd Smith said 22 of the arrests occurred Friday and Saturday
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DUI suspect being investigated in possible kidnapping attempt Open this result in new window
The Index-Journal - May 30 12:10 AM
A man being detained on DUI charges at Saluda County Detention Center is being investigated in a possible kidnapping incident in Greenwood. Victor Tomas Vasquez is jailed in Saluda after being arrested by the South Carolina Highway Patrol early Tuesday and charged with DUI.
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Judge drops DUI charges against Lowcountry state senator Open this result in new window
Spartanburg Herald-Journal - May 30 12:26 AM
A gap of about a minute in a video was enough to convince Magistrate Phillip Newsome to dismiss DUI charges against state Sen. Randy Scott, R-Summerville in a case being tried by the Seventh Circuit Solicitor's Office.
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Candidate charged with DUI Open this result in new window
The Gadsden Times - May 30 4:13 AM
A candidate for Etowah County revenue commissioner was arrested early Thursday on a DUI charge.
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Fontana police arrest 14 in weekend DUI sweeps Open this result in new window
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - May 29 10:50 PM
Police made 14 DUI arrests during their saturation patrols to combat drunken driving.
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Four arrested during DUI checkpoint in Atascadero last week Open this result in new window
The San Luis Obispo Tribune - May 29 10:16 PM
Four people were arrested during a DUI checkpoint in Atascadero last week - three who went through the checkpoint, and one who tried to avoid it. The checkpoint was set up for eastbound traffic in the 6300 block of Morro Road, near the Highway 101 intersection, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Friday. During that time, 632 vehicles passed through the checkpoint; 600 of them were stopped by officers, ...
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'Picky' ruling ends Scott's DUI trial Open this result in new window
The Post and Courier - May 29 9:42 PM
SUMMERVILLE — A minute of missing audio on a police video prompted a judge to throw out state Sen. Randy Scott's politically charged DUI case Thursday. "I am dismissing the case," Magistrate Phillip Newsome of Columbia said halfway through the second day of the trial. "I don't have a choice. It may be picky. It may be trivial. But that's the law."
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DUI charge dropped against state senator Open this result in new window
The State - May 29 4:57 PM
A driving under the influence charge against a state senator has been dropped after a judge discovered there was a one-minute gap in the audio portion of the videotape of the arrest. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that magistrate Phillip Newsome said Thursday that state law requires a sworn statement explaining any problems with the videotape of a DUI arrest and authorities did not ...
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DUI Charge Dropped Against State Senator Open this result in new window
WSPA Spartanburg - May 30 1:06 AM
Randy Scott, a Summerville Republican, was set to stand trial when the ruling was issued. (Photo courtesy scstatehouse.net) SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A one-minute gap in the audio portion of the videotape of the arrest of state Senator Randy Scott has led a judge to drop a DUI charge against the lawmaker.
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Top DUI News, May 29th, 2008

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Overland Park targets DUI violators Open this result in new window
The Kansas City Star - 2 hours, 18 minutes ago
Overland Park police arrested four people for driving under the influence during a weekend DUI saturation patrol.
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More Memorial Day DUI arrests in Contra Costa County, but no fatals Open this result in new window
Contra Costa Times - May 28 12:32 PM
MARTINEZ — Law enforcement officers made nearly one-third more DUI arrests in Contra Costa County over the Memorial Day weekend than they did last year, the sheriff's office said today.
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Clio Man Charged in DUI-Fueled Crash, Infant Injured Open this result in new window
WSFA 12 Montgomery - May 28 4:32 PM
EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) - A Barbour County man was placed in jail for DUI, reckless endangerment and other charges after authorities said he fled the scene of a one-vehicle wreck that left his infant son injured.
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DUI Week serves as ‘visual reminder’ for teenagers Open this result in new window
Peninsula Gateway - May 28 2:12 PM
Peninsula High School senior Lyndsi LaRose plays a grieving student during the annual mock DUI crash presentation Friday at Gig Harbor High School. The drill uses student actors from both Gig Harbor and Peninsula high schools. Zach Pearson is seen on the ground portraying a fatality victim.
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Police log: 13 face DUI charges after checkpoint Open this result in new window
The York Dispatch - May 28 8:43 AM
Thirteen motorists face DUI charges after a sobriety checkpoint held last weekend in the 800 block of North George Street in North York.
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Editorial: Mock drill shows impact of DUI Open this result in new window
Peninsula Gateway - May 28 11:12 AM
It’s a difficult event to watch every year, but the mock DUI crash that the Gig Harbor and Peninsula high school seniors put on is enough to bring chills down your spine.
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Police stake out DUI culprits Open this result in new window
Merced Sun-Star - May 28 1:36 AM
If your license is suspended because of a DUI and you are still behind the wheel, it may not be long before Merced police lead you away in handcuffs.
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Omaha, Nebraska DUI / DWI Attorney Brendan Kelly Joins 1800DUILaws.com Open this result in new window
PR.com - May 28 10:22 AM
Omaha, Nebraska DUI / DWI attorney Brendan Kelly of 1800DUILaws.com defends drunk driving cases in Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. [PR.com - May 28, 2008]
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CHP reports drop in holiday DUI arrests Open this result in new window
Long Beach Press-Telegram - May 27 11:26 PM
LONG BEACH - Los Angeles County and the state of California saw an overall reduction in DUI arrests over the holiday weekend, authorities said.
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Holiday DUI crackdown nets 836 arrests Open this result in new window
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - May 27 9:20 PM
A drunken-driving crackdown in Los Angeles and Riverside counties resulted in 836 DUI arrests over Memorial Day weekend.
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Top DUI News, May 28th, 2008

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Police stake out DUI culprits Open this result in new window
Merced Sun-Star - 1 hour, 2 minutes ago
If your license is suspended because of a DUI and you are still behind the wheel, it may not be long before Merced police lead you away in handcuffs.
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CHP reports drop in holiday DUI arrests Open this result in new window
Long Beach Press-Telegram - May 27 11:26 PM
LONG BEACH - Los Angeles County and the state of California saw an overall reduction in DUI arrests over the holiday weekend, authorities said.
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Nassau County Posts Names Of DUI Arrests On Web Site Open this result in new window
WNBC - May 27 3:15 PM
Nassau County arrested 109 people on charges of DWI or DUI over the holiday weekend and took the unusual step of posting all the names and 80 mug shots on their Web site on Tuesday.
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Man with record of five DUI charges now formally charged with sixth Open this result in new window
Belleville News-Democrat - May 27 3:57 PM
A 48-year-old man who had been charged with five DUIs in less than a year and was arrested on his sixth charge Sunday, was formally charged with felony DUI Tuesday, according to information released by St. Clair County State's Attorney Bob Haida.
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parents Of Drunk Driving Victim React After DUI Laws Remain The Same Open this result in new window
Bristol Herald Courier - May 27 2:50 PM
As the parents of a drunk driving victim prepare for the upcoming trial of their son’s accused killer, they share their frustration at the lack of DUI reform after this year’s Tennessee Legislative Session.
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Multi-Agency Task Force Nets 115 DUI Drivers During Memorial Day Weekend Open this result in new window
KESQ Palm Springs - May 27 4:22 PM
More than 115 motorists were jailed over the Memorial Day weekend for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Riverside County, a spokeswoman for a multi-agency DUI crackdown said Tuesday.
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Rockford Tops DUI Arrests Open this result in new window
WIFR Rockford - May 27 2:31 PM
If you have ever driven under the influence of alcohol you might want to think again. Rockford police made more DUI arrests than any other city in the state besides Chicago in 2007.
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Hundreds arrested in DUI crackdown Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - May 27 12:56 AM
Sixty-five people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday during Memorial Day weekend DUI enforcement, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety reports.
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Fire Chief Arrested For DUI Open this result in new window
The Kentucky Post - May 27 10:31 AM
Point Pleasant Fire Chief Michael Giordano was arrested Saturday for a DUI in Boone County.
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DUI roadside sobriety checkpoint in Florida Open this result in new window
FOX10 Gulf Coast - May 27 12:58 PM
MARIANNA, Fla. - On Friday night, May 30, 2008, the Marianna office of the Florida Highway Patrol, in conjunction with other local agencies, will conduct a DUI Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint. The location of this checkpoint will be on Highway 90, just east of Merrit’s Mill Pond – eastbound lanes only.
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Top DUI News, May 27th, 2008

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DUI Checkpoint in Peoria Open this result in new window
FOX 10 Phoenix - 57 minutes ago
As people head home this holiday weekend, those out at a Lake Pleasant will make one last stop... for police. A DUI checkpoint was set up for those leaving the lake on Monday, hoping to catch anyone driving drunk. FOX 10's Andrew Hasbun has more.
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Peoria police conduct DUI checkpoint at Lake Pleasant Open this result in new window
KVOA Tucson - 2 hours, 7 minutes ago
Associated Press - May 26, 2008 11:24 PM ET PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - A DUI checkpoint at Lake Pleasant led to six arrests Monday as Peoria police look for drunk drivers.
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Peoria police conducting DUI checkpoint at Lake Pleasant Open this result in new window
KVOA Tucson - May 26 5:56 PM
Associated Press - May 26, 2008 8:54 PM ET PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - A DUI checkpoint is in full operation at Lake Pleasant as Peoria police look for drunk drivers.
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Man With 4 Previous DUI Charges Arrested Again Open this result in new window
NBC 5 Chicago - May 26 10:15 AM
A 48-year-old Illinois man with four DUI convictions in Missouri, now faces a sixth drunken driving charge in Illinois.
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81 cars towed at Rialto DUI checkpoint Open this result in new window
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - May 26 8:20 AM
The Police Department towed 81 vehicles and issued 79 citations Saturday at a DUI checkpoint at 1773 N. Riverside Ave.
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Man wrecks car, is charged with 6th DUI in Illinois; has 4 Missouri convictions Open this result in new window
Belleville News-Democrat - May 26 1:12 AM
If he had access to Sunday's News-Democrat in jail, Matthew B. Roth could have read a front-page article about his five previous drunken driving charges as he sat facing a sixth DUI lodged just hours before the paper was delivered.
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DUI task force makes 48 arrests in southern Arizona - so far Open this result in new window
Tucson Citizen - May 26 12:04 AM
The Southern Arizona DUI Task Force made 48 arrests during the first two days of the Memorial Day weekend.
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85 Arizonans arrested by Memorial Day DUI task force Open this result in new window
ABC 15 Phoenix - May 25 8:43 PM
A Memorial Day DUI task force has netted 85 arrests of drunken driving suspects statewide. Of the 85 people arrested so far, 24 were arrested on extreme DUI and 13 for aggravated DUI. The rest were misdemeanor charges.
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Millstadt man with 4 previous DUI charges arrested again Open this result in new window
WQAD Moline - May 25 11:10 PM
MILLSTADT, Ill. (AP) - A 48-year-old Illinois man with four DUI convictions in Missouri, now faces a sixth drunken driving charge in Illinois. Matthew Roth Jr. has been arrested six times in less than a year on drunken driving charges in Illinois.
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DUI Task Force arrests 48 Open this result in new window
FOX 11 Tucson - May 25 8:34 PM
The Southern Arizona DUI Task Force made a total of 48 arrests for drunk driving during the first two days of the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The task force was deployed between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. on Friday, May 23, and Saturday, May 24, and made 24 DUI arrests each day.
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Top DUI News, May 26th, 2008

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85 Arizonans arrested by Memorial Day DUI task force Open this result in new window
ABC 15 Phoenix - 1 hour, 48 minutes ago
A Memorial Day DUI task force has netted 85 arrests of drunken driving suspects statewide. Of the 85 people arrested so far, 24 were arrested on extreme DUI and 13 for aggravated DUI. The rest were misdemeanor charges.
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85 Arizonans arrested by Memorial Day DUI task force Open this result in new window
KVOA Tucson - May 25 3:25 PM
Associated Press - May 25, 2008 6:24 PM ET PHOENIX (AP) - A Memorial Day DUI task force has netted 85 arrests of drunken driving suspects statewide.
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DUI Task Force arrests 48 Open this result in new window
FOX 11 Tucson - 1 hour, 56 minutes ago
The Southern Arizona DUI Task Force made a total of 48 arrests for drunk driving during the first two days of the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The task force was deployed between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. on Friday, May 23, and Saturday, May 24, and made 24 DUI arrests each day.
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DUI checkpoint nabs drivers Open this result in new window
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat - May 25 9:56 AM
A DUI checkpoint aimed at drinking and driving during the holiday weekend nabbed two drivers suspected of being under the influence, eight unlicensed drivers and one driver wanted on warrants.The checkpoint was Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight. Officers set up the checkpoint at Old Redwood Highway and William Street in Cotati.
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Extra Nashville patrols boost DUI arrests 38% Open this result in new window
The Tennessean - May 25 12:30 AM
But alcohol-related deaths remain steady See a map of all the DUI arrests from this year here
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Palm Beach County: Nine accused of DUI in aggressive patrol Open this result in new window
Sun-Sentinel - May 25 12:16 AM
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrested nine people on drunken driving charges Friday night and Saturday morning as a result of an aggressive DUI patrol.
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Pushing For A High-Tech DUI Deterrent Open this result in new window
CBS News - 2 hours, 31 minutes ago
Ignition interlocks are a high-tech method to crack down on drunk driving that are gaining ground across the country. CBS News' Michelle Miller reports that they seem to work, so who would argue that they're not a good idea?
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DUI task force arrests 85 drivers Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - May 25 2:40 PM
Sobriety checkpoints conducted statewide Saturday; 24 minors cited.
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Woman charged with felony DUI Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - May 24 12:53 PM
A woman accused of crashing into several parked vehicles was charged Friday with felony DUI.
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Not-guilty plea in DUI case Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - May 24 12:53 PM
A Billings woman involved in a two-vehicle crash earlier this month pleaded not guilty Friday in District Court to felony DUI.

Stories of the Week

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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