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Top DUI News Week of June 16th - June 21st

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Top DUI News, June 22nd, 2008

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Impaired driver hits sheriff's car during DUI investigation, authorities say Open this result in new window
St. Petersburg Times - Jun 21 1:57 PM
CLEARWATER -- A Pinellas Sheriff's Office deputy was sitting in his unmarked patrol car, investigating a DUI case, when he saw a Ford Escort headed right for him early this morning. When he realized the car wasn't going to swerve...
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Driver Arrested For DUI After Hitting Unmarked Patrol Car Open this result in new window
The Tampa Tribune - Jun 21 1:13 PM
A Clearwater man was arrested early today on suspicion of drunk driving after he crashed his car into an unmarked patrol car assigned to the sergeant of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office's DUI Enforcement Unit.
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Officers Set Up DUI Checkpoints Open this result in new window
News Channel 5 Nashville - Jun 21 4:42 PM
It's something you hear time and time again: Don't drink and drive. This Saturday the Williamson County Sheriff's department will be out in force. In an effort to keep drivers safe they're setting up DUI check points.
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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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Bond revoked for man charged in DUI fatality Open this result in new window
The Beaver County Times - Jun 21 10:40 PM
BEAVER — A Beaver County judge has revoked the bond on a Rochester man charged with killing his sister in a drunken-driving crash because he has been charged with DUI in another crash.
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SLED probing trooper's dismissal of DUI tickets Open this result in new window
The State - Jun 20 9:07 PM
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating a state trooper’s dismissal of 10 drunken driving tickets issued to clients of an Orangeburg attorney and state senator who led a push against tougher DUI legislation. Sen. Brad Hutto, D-Orangeburg, said Friday he was unaware of the SLED investigation. “Everything was handled normally,” said Hutto, who has been a criminal defense attorney for ...
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Friends Call Cyclists Hit by Suspected DUI Driver Avid Riders Open this result in new window
News10 Sacramento - Jun 20 6:30 PM
Two cyclists severely injured in a suspect DUI crash are part of "Bodacious Biking Babes," a charity bike-riding group.
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Man could be facing 30 years for 7th DUI Open this result in new window
Chicago Sun-Times - Jun 20 2:02 AM
An Aurora man charged with drunken driving could face up to 30 years in prison if found guilty because he already has six DUI convictions, authorities said Thursday.
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Pittsburgh DUI Patrols, Checkpoints Coming This Weekend Open this result in new window
WTAE-TV Pittsburgh - Jun 20 8:51 AM
Police will be conducting roving DUI patrols and checkpoints in Pittsburgh this weekend.
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Police arrest 8 at DUI checkpoint Open this result in new window
Erie Times-News - Jun 22 12:08 AM
Police and Erie County sheriff's deputies made 8 arrests and issued 20 citations in a sobriety checkpoint Friday evening.
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Top DUI News, June 21st, 2008

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SLED probing trooper's dismissal of DUI tickets Open this result in new window
The State - Jun 20 9:07 PM
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating a state trooper’s dismissal of 10 drunken driving tickets issued to clients of an Orangeburg attorney and state senator who led a push against tougher DUI legislation. Sen. Brad Hutto, D-Orangeburg, said Friday he was unaware of the SLED investigation. “Everything was handled normally,” said Hutto, who has been a criminal defense attorney for ...
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Don't Let a DUI Cost You Your Future Open this result in new window
Carteret County News-Times - Jun 21 3:17 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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Bond revoked for man charged in DUI fatality Open this result in new window
The Beaver County Times - Jun 20 11:26 PM
BEAVER — A Beaver County judge has revoked the bond on a Rochester man charged with killing his sister in a drunken-driving crash because he has been charged with DUI in another crash.
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Cyclists Hit by Suspected DUI Driver were Avid Riders Open this result in new window
News10 Sacramento - Jun 20 6:30 PM
Two cyclists severely injured in a suspect DUI crash are part of "Bodacious Biking Babes," a charity bike-riding group.
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Man could be facing 30 years for 7th DUI Open this result in new window
Chicago Sun-Times - Jun 20 2:02 AM
An Aurora man charged with drunken driving could face up to 30 years in prison if found guilty because he already has six DUI convictions, authorities said Thursday.
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Pittsburgh DUI Patrols, Checkpoints Coming This Weekend Open this result in new window
WTAE-TV Pittsburgh - Jun 20 8:51 AM
Police will be conducting roving DUI patrols and checkpoints in Pittsburgh this weekend.
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Family: Suspected DUI Driver Getting Death Threats Open this result in new window
KERO 23 Bakersfield - Jun 20 8:42 AM
Family members say a suspected dui driver who crashed his car on Highway 99 and Panama Lane, killing two people, has been getting death threats.
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DUI crackdown begins today Open this result in new window
Macon Telegraph - Jun 20 5:00 AM
Knowing that July 4th is the second deadliest day on U.S. roads, Georgia is cracking down on DUI drivers beginning today.
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Illinois man accused of seventh DUI Open this result in new window
Moldova.org - Jun 20 7:12 AM
A man in Aurora, Ill., could spend up to 30 years in prison after being accused of drunken driving for the seventh time, authorities said.Officials said 41-year-old John D. Slattery was charged with a felony DUI after an incident this week due to his previous six convictions on similar charges, the Chicago Sun-Times said Friday.Slattery was stopped by police early Thursday in Aurora as part of ...
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Man sentenced for DUI Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - Jun 20 12:02 AM
A man who was convicted at trial of felony criminal endangerment and misdemeanor DUI for driving drunk the wrong direction on the interstate was sentenced Thursday.
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Top DUI News, June 20th, 2008

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Man sentenced for DUI Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - 1 hour, 58 minutes ago
A man who was convicted at trial of felony criminal endangerment and misdemeanor DUI for driving drunk the wrong direction on the interstate was sentenced Thursday.
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SLED probes dropped DUI charges for Sen. Hutto's clients Open this result in new window
The Greenville News - 2 hours, 59 minutes ago
COLUMBIA -- The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating how 10 DUI charges against clients of Sen. Brad Hutto of Orangeburg were dropped last year, a SLED spokeswoman said Thursday.
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Witnesses Chase Down DUI Driver after Hit and Run Accident Open this result in new window
KERO 23 Bakersfield - Jun 19 10:57 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- A DUI Driver is behind bars after causing two separate accidents that sent one man to the hospital. It happened at 9:45 Thursday evening.
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DUI charge against U of L football player dismissed Open this result in new window
Louisville Courier-Journal - Jun 19 4:29 PM
JaJuan Spillman, who was charged after a Jan. 31, 2007, car accident near campus, was in the middle of a two-day jury trial when his attorney asked the judge to dismiss the DUI charge for lack of evidence.
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Aurora man could face prison after seventh DUI arrest Open this result in new window
Daily Herald - Jun 19 3:54 PM
An Aurora man could face six to 30 years in prison after an aggravated DUI arrest Thursday - his seventh.
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DUI charge against U of L athlete dismissed Open this result in new window
Louisville Courier-Journal - Jun 19 3:59 PM
JaJuan Spillman, who was charged after a Jan. 31, 2007, car accident near campus, was in the middle of a two-day jury trial Wednesday when his attorney, Grant Helman, asked the judge to dismiss the DUI charge for lack of evidence.
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New DUI law in Georgia Open this result in new window
WALB Albany - Jun 19 8:01 PM
Albany--In less than two weeks Georgia's DUI laws will get stricter. The new rules are designed to teach first offenders a lesson and put repeat offenders in jail.
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Nye County DA facing DUI charge Open this result in new window
KVBC Las Vegas - Jun 19 4:57 PM
The Nye County District Attorney is facing a DUI charge after two rollover accidents. They happened on Father's Day. The first one happened early Sunday afternoon in Inyo County, California.
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Two Cyclists Cling to Life; Teen Accused of DUI Open this result in new window
News10 Sacramento - Jun 19 3:30 PM
A 19-year-old woman is charged with DUI after allegedly hitting two bicyclists on El Dorado Hills Boulevard Wednesday morning.
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Five arrested during DUI operation Open this result in new window
The Fresno Bee - Jun 19 9:33 AM
Five drivers were arrested Wednesday night during a DUI saturation operation in central Fresno, police reported this morning.
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Top DUI News, June 19th, 2008

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DUI trial for Broncos' Marshall postponed Open this result in new window
Denver Post - Jun 18 7:53 AM
The DUI trial scheduled to start today for Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall has been postponed to Sept. 16.
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Brandon Marshall's DUI Trial Postponed Until Sept. Open this result in new window
CBS4 Denver - 47 minutes ago
Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall's DUI trial has been postponed until Sept. 16. It was scheduled for Wednesday but was put off for a second time.
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10:50 a.m. - DUI checkpoints this weekend Open this result in new window
Pacific Daily News - Jun 18 5:50 PM
10:50 a.m., June 19 — The Guam Police Department's Highway Patrol Division will be conducting DUI checkpoints along major roadways this weekend, GPD spokesman Officer Allan Guzman said. Guzman urged those who are planning to drink to designate a sober driver.
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Defense Wraps Up Case in DUI-Manslaughter Trial Open this result in new window
The Pasco Tribune - Jun 18 1:02 PM
Testimony concludes in the DUI-manslaughter case of Shannon Stephen, accused of running over and killing two people after the Chasco Fiesta two years ago.
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Brandon Marshall's DUI trial postponed until Sept. Open this result in new window
Greeley Tribune - Jun 18 11:41 AM
DENVER Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall's DUI trial has been postponed until Sept. 16.
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Boise police make overnight DUI and drug arrests Open this result in new window
Idaho Press-Tribune - Jun 18 12:02 PM
BOISE -- A citizen's tip led to the arrest of one man in Boise for driving under the influence. Boise Police officers arrested Mitchell G. Sens, 32, Boise, for felony DUI, driving without privileges, and resisting and obstructing officers.Officers responded to a citizen's call of a possible drunk driver on eastbound State Street at Willow Lane at 2:37 a.m. The citizen reported to police dispatch ...
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Young Jeezy Arrested For DUI Open this result in new window
Soundbuzz via Yahoo!7 Music News - Jun 18 6:00 PM
Young Jeezy Arrested For DUI
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Boy, 16, charged with DUI after train hits truck stuck on tracks near Kuna Open this result in new window
The Idaho Statesman - Jun 18 5:09 PM
A 16-year-old boy was charged with a DUI early Wednesday after a train hit and demolished a pickup truck he got stuck on railroad tracks in Kuna.
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Marshall's DUI Trial Postponed Until Sept. Open this result in new window
KKCO Grand Junction - Jun 18 4:51 PM
Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall's DUI trial has been postponed until September 16
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Stabler’s DUI Arrest: Dash Cam Dilemma Open this result in new window
WKRG News 5 Mobile - 1 hour, 25 minutes ago
Robertsdale's city attorney is refusing News 5's request for a copy of the dash cam video of Kenny Stabler's arrest on DUI charges. Do you think it should be released? More
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Top DUI News, June 18th, 2008

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Don't Let a DUI Cost You Your Future Open this result in new window
Carteret County News-Times - 2 hours, 26 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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Bond revoked for man charged in DUI fatality Open this result in new window
The Beaver County Times - 27 minutes ago
BEAVER — A Beaver County judge has revoked the bond on a Rochester man charged with killing his sister in a drunken-driving crash because he has been charged with DUI in another crash.
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Greenville solicitor drops DUI charge against Susan Jan Albert Open this result in new window
The Greenville News - Jun 17 11:06 PM
Greenville County's chief prosecutor said Tuesday he is dropping a DUI charge against a retired jail nurse because the trooper's destruction of evidence and conduct in court undermined the case -- and the trooper's actions are now being reviewed.
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4:30 p.m. - DUI checkpoints scheduled for the weekend Open this result in new window
Pacific Daily News - Jun 17 11:35 PM
4:30 p.m. June 18 — Guam Police Department’s Highway Patrol Division will be out this weekend. GPD spokesman Officer Allan Guzman said the division will be conducting DUI checkpoints along major roadways.
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DUI checkpoint set for Wednesday Open this result in new window
Tahoe Daily Tribune - Jun 17 6:20 PM
South Lake Tahoe police, working with the California Highway Patrol, will conduct a DUI checkpoint from 10 p.m. Wednesday and continuing until 2 a.m. Thursday on Lake Tahoe Boulevard near Fairway Avenue.
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Don McKee: Readers sound off on DUI penalties Open this result in new window
Marietta Daily Journal - Jun 17 9:39 PM
Readers want tougher DUI laws after 14-year-old Elliott Savary was killed when a truck crashed into his Powder Springs home. The driver was charged with DUI and first-degree vehicular homicide.
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Accused Drunk Driver Has History of DUI Arrests Open this result in new window
Eyewitness News Memphis - Jun 17 3:46 PM
DeSoto County court records show a man arrested for a DUI Saturday has two previous DUI arrests
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DUI Charge Dropped Open this result in new window
WSPA Spartanburg - Jun 17 2:48 PM
13th Circuit Solicitor Bob Ariail drops a DUI charge against a woman, whose case has been thrown out of court twice already.
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UGA Player Charged With DUI, Running Over Teammate Open this result in new window
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta - Jun 17 10:35 AM
A sophomore pitcher on the University of Georgia baseball team was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of DUI after, police said, he failed sobriety and alcohol breath tests.
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Two men arrested for DUI on ATVs Open this result in new window
The Glasgow Daily Times - Jun 17 12:06 PM
Two Glasgow men were arrested for DUI on Monday after they were seen riding ATVs on Old Bowling Green Road.
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Top DUI News, June 17th, 2008

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Don't Let a DUI Cost You Your Future Open this result in new window
Carteret County News-Times - 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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Bond revoked for man charged in DUI fatality Open this result in new window
The Beaver County Times - Jun 17 5:02 AM
BEAVER — A Beaver County judge has revoked the bond on a Rochester man charged with killing his sister in a drunken-driving crash because he has been charged with DUI in another crash.
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Taylor Dayne Gets Probation in DUI Case Open this result in new window
People Magazine - Jun 16 12:36 PM
The singer, who was arrested for DUI in March, pleads no contest to reckless driving
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Trio stopped at DUI checkpoint arrested Open this result in new window
The Express-Times - Jun 16 9:59 PM
HANOVER TWP. | Police arrested a 24-year-old East Allen Township man and two of his friends at a DUI checkpoint Saturday morning and say they found bags of marijuana, strips of LSD and packages of psychedelic mushrooms.
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County conducts DUI checkpoint Open this result in new window
The Derby Reporter - 2 hours, 17 minutes ago
The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s office pulls over 200 people and arrests 14 during weekend DUI checkpoints.
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Woman charged with DUI in crash that killed her nephew on Eastern Shore Open this result in new window
13 News, WVEC Hampton Roads - Jun 16 8:31 AM
SOUTHAMPTON CO. – A five-year-old boy was killed in a weekend crash. Virginia State Police charged his 27-year-old aunt with DUI, driving without a license and not having Kioakus Upshur Jr. in a child restraint.
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DUI checkpoint yields 14 arrests Open this result in new window
The Wichita Eagle - Jun 16 7:31 AM
Fourteen people were arrested at a DUI checkpoint set up in east Wichita late Friday night and early Saturday morning, law enforcement officials said. The checkpoint was conducted by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office between 11:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. at 8500 East 21st Street North. Seven people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, two were arrested for ...
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1,000 drivers screened, 2 DUI arrests made in city Open this result in new window
Santa Maria Times - Jun 16 9:38 AM
More than 1,000 drivers were screened Friday during a Santa Maria Police Department DUI checkpoint within the city.
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DUI Offender Receives Maximum Sentence Open this result in new window
Leesburg Today - Jun 16 8:09 AM
A circuit court judge last Thursday sentenced a four-time DUI offender to five years in prison, the maximum sentence allowed by statute. Michael J. Maddox, who previously killed his girlfriend while driving drunk, was sentenced Thursday, June 12 for a Nov. 30 incident of driving while intoxicated.
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Wife of Snoop Dog Arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
TheCelebrityCafe.com - Jun 16 3:03 PM
Shante Broadus, wife of rapper Snoop Dog, was arrested in Fullerton, CA for DUI early Saturday morning.
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Top DUI News, June 16th, 2008

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Marcus Vick arrested in Norfolk for DUI and Evasion Open this result in new window
WAVY 10 - Jun 15 6:41 PM
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY.com) -- As WAVY.com was first to report, Marcus Vick, the former Va. Tech football prodigy and brother of convicted felon and former NFL star Michael Vick, was arrested in Downtown Norfolk early Friday morning on several charges, including DUI.
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Weekend DUI/Move Over patrols on I-84 net numerous citations Open this result in new window
The Idaho Statesman - Jun 15 2:48 PM
Boise Police, Idaho State Police, Nampa Police, Meridian Police, and deputies from the Ada County Sheriff's Office and Canyon County Sheriff's Office conducted focused patrols on Interstate 84 Friday night into early Saturday morning looking for DUI drivers and educating and enforcing Idaho's "Move Over" law.
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44 cars impounded during DUI checkpoints Open this result in new window
KGO-TV Bay Area - Jun 15 1:38 PM
San Rafael police held two DUI checkpoints on Friday night.
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Mrs. Snoop Dogg Nabbed For DUI In Fullerton Open this result in new window
CBS 2 Los Angeles - Jun 14 8:02 PM
Police say the wife of rapper Snoop Dogg has been arrested in Fullerton for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol. Lt. Craig Brower says officers stopped 32-year-old Shante Broadus of Sherman Oaks at about 12:15 a.m. Saturday and took her to jail. She was cited for a misdemeanor DUI and then released pending a court appearance.
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Don't Let a DUI Cost You Your Future Open this result in new window
Carteret County News-Times - Jun 15 2:27 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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Snoop Dogg's wife arrested for DUI in S. Calif. Open this result in new window
NPR - Jun 14 5:58 PM
Snoop Dogg's wife arrested for DUI in S. Calif.
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Woman critical after collision with DUI suspect Open this result in new window
Memphis Commercial Appeal - Jun 14 10:14 PM
A 24-year-old Bartlett woman was in extremely critical condition Saturday several hours after a head-on collision in DeSoto County with a driver who now faces DUI charges.
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DUI Stop Brings Out-Of-State Murder Investigators Open this result in new window
News Channel 5 Nashville - Jun 14 5:30 PM
A DUI stop lead to much more Friday night. A man wanted in connection with two South Carolina murders is now behind bars in Nashville.
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Teen Charged With DUI In Fatal Accident Open this result in new window
WSPA Spartanburg - Jun 14 2:33 PM
An 18-year old Greer teenager has been charged with felony DUI after a fatal accident on Abner Creek Road on Thursday night. A Greer teenager was killed Thursday night in a one-vehicle collision and the truck’s driver was charged with felony driving under the influence.
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Plant City Man Charged With DUI Manslaughter Open this result in new window
The Tampa Tribune - Jun 14 5:42 AM
A Plant City man was arrested for DUI manslaughter after his 1997 Chevrolet minivan rear-ended a 1999 Jeep Wrangler on State Road 39 in Plant City late last night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Stories of the Week

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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