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Top DUI News Week of March 3rd - March 9th

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Top DUI News, March 9th, 2008

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Judge Rejects Nickelback DUI Defense - A Top Story This Week Open this result in new window
antiMUSIC - Mar 08 12:26 PM
Judge Rejects Nickelback DUI Defense was a top story on Wednesday. Here it is again: (antiMusic) "It's not like me to say sore-y, And I've been wrong, been to the bottom of every bottle, this is how you convict me."
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City Police Officer Faces DUI Charge Open this result in new window
The Chattanoogan - Mar 08 2:17 PM
The Tennessee Highway Patrol arrested a Chattanooga Police officer for DUI early Saturday morning. Officer Mike Early was stopped at I-75 and Bonny Oaks Drive.
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Sixteen deputies awarded for DUI-enforcement efforts Open this result in new window
Northwest Herald - Mar 08 2:34 AM
WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren announced Friday that 16 deputies have received awards from the Illinois Department of Transportation for their DUI-enforcement efforts.
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DUI checkpoints set for month of March Open this result in new window
The Barre Montpelier Times Argus - Mar 08 12:14 AM
Vermont State Police will conduct DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols throughout Bennington County during the month of March. ...
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Vernon man faces fourth DUI charge Open this result in new window
The Barre Montpelier Times Argus - Mar 08 12:14 AM
BRATTLEBORO -- A Vernon man was charged with his fourth DUI after a traffic stop Saturday night. ...
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DUI checkpoints set for month of March Open this result in new window
Rutland Herald - Mar 08 12:04 AM
Vermont State Police will conduct DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols throughout Bennington County during the month of March. State police will work in conjunction with local police and sheriff departments to conduct checkpoints and to target those areas where drunken drivers are most likely to be found, police said. ...
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Vernon man faces fourth DUI charge Open this result in new window
Rutland Herald - Mar 08 12:04 AM
BRATTLEBORO -- A Vernon man was charged with his fourth DUI after a traffic stop Saturday night. At 11:32 p.m. state police stopped Edmund E. Gilbert, 78, for motor vehicle violations on Putney Road. Police reported they arrested Gilbert for drunken driving. Gilbert has three previous convictions for drunken driving, police said. Gilbert was processed and released with a citation to appear in ...
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Tow-Truck Drivers Aid In DUI Arrest Open this result in new window
WESH 2 Orlando - Mar 07 5:23 PM
A man was arrested and charged with DUI after an early-morning crash Friday.
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Barron Hilton's DUI Charge Open this result in new window
MuchMusic.com - Mar 07 8:41 AM
Paris Hilton's 18-year-old bro Barron was charged with DUI yesterday as well as driving with a blood alcohol nearly twice the limit and driving without a license , among other charges.
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Driver of car crash indicted on DUI charges Open this result in new window
WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence - Mar 07 4:02 PM
By Alexandra Reid Posted: Friday, March 07, 2008 at 6:55 p.m. The driver of a car that crashed and killed two people riding with him has been indicted on DUI charges.
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Top DUI News, March 8th, 2008

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DUI checkpoints set for month of March Open this result in new window
The Barre Montpelier Times Argus - 1 hour, 31 minutes ago
Vermont State Police will conduct DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols throughout Bennington County during the month of March. ...
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Vernon man faces fourth DUI charge Open this result in new window
The Barre Montpelier Times Argus - 1 hour, 31 minutes ago
BRATTLEBORO -- A Vernon man was charged with his fourth DUI after a traffic stop Saturday night. ...
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Sixteen deputies awarded for DUI-enforcement efforts Open this result in new window
Northwest Herald - 2 hours, 58 minutes ago
WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren announced Friday that 16 deputies have received awards from the Illinois Department of Transportation for their DUI-enforcement efforts.
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Tow-Truck Drivers Aid In DUI Arrest Open this result in new window
WESH 2 Orlando - Mar 07 5:23 PM
A man was arrested and charged with DUI after an early-morning crash Friday.
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DUI checkpoints set for month of March Open this result in new window
Rutland Herald - 1 hour, 41 minutes ago
Vermont State Police will conduct DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols throughout Bennington County during the month of March. State police will work in conjunction with local police and sheriff departments to conduct checkpoints and to target those areas where drunken drivers are most likely to be found, police said. ...
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Vernon man faces fourth DUI charge Open this result in new window
Rutland Herald - 1 hour, 41 minutes ago
BRATTLEBORO -- A Vernon man was charged with his fourth DUI after a traffic stop Saturday night. At 11:32 p.m. state police stopped Edmund E. Gilbert, 78, for motor vehicle violations on Putney Road. Police reported they arrested Gilbert for drunken driving. Gilbert has three previous convictions for drunken driving, police said. Gilbert was processed and released with a citation to appear in ...
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Barron Hilton's DUI Charge Open this result in new window
MuchMusic.com - Mar 07 8:41 AM
Paris Hilton's 18-year-old bro Barron was charged with DUI yesterday as well as driving with a blood alcohol nearly twice the limit and driving without a license , among other charges.
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Driver of car crash indicted on DUI charges Open this result in new window
WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence - Mar 07 4:02 PM
By Alexandra Reid Posted: Friday, March 07, 2008 at 6:55 p.m. The driver of a car that crashed and killed two people riding with him has been indicted on DUI charges.
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Crawford Co. DUI Task Force Open this result in new window
Action News 24 Erie - Mar 07 2:28 PM
Crawford County now has a DUI task force. The Pennsylvania DUI Association and six Crawford County police departments make up the team. The task force will conduct sobriety check points, roving patrols, educational activities, and community events.
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“DUI court” offers alternative to jail Open this result in new window
Lebanon Daily News - Mar 07 10:23 AM
Repeat drunken drivers will be eligible to attend a two-year treatment program as an alternative to a jail sentence with the establishment of a new DUI Court approved yesterday by the Lebanon County
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Top DUI News, March 7th, 2008

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DUI checkpoints set for month of March Open this result in new window
The Barre Montpelier Times Argus - 1 hour, 31 minutes ago
Vermont State Police will conduct DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols throughout Bennington County during the month of March. ...
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Vernon man faces fourth DUI charge Open this result in new window
The Barre Montpelier Times Argus - 1 hour, 31 minutes ago
BRATTLEBORO -- A Vernon man was charged with his fourth DUI after a traffic stop Saturday night. ...
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Sixteen deputies awarded for DUI-enforcement efforts Open this result in new window
Northwest Herald - 2 hours, 58 minutes ago
WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren announced Friday that 16 deputies have received awards from the Illinois Department of Transportation for their DUI-enforcement efforts.
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Tow-Truck Drivers Aid In DUI Arrest Open this result in new window
WESH 2 Orlando - Mar 07 5:23 PM
A man was arrested and charged with DUI after an early-morning crash Friday.
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DUI checkpoints set for month of March Open this result in new window
Rutland Herald - 1 hour, 41 minutes ago
Vermont State Police will conduct DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols throughout Bennington County during the month of March. State police will work in conjunction with local police and sheriff departments to conduct checkpoints and to target those areas where drunken drivers are most likely to be found, police said. ...
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Vernon man faces fourth DUI charge Open this result in new window
Rutland Herald - 1 hour, 41 minutes ago
BRATTLEBORO -- A Vernon man was charged with his fourth DUI after a traffic stop Saturday night. At 11:32 p.m. state police stopped Edmund E. Gilbert, 78, for motor vehicle violations on Putney Road. Police reported they arrested Gilbert for drunken driving. Gilbert has three previous convictions for drunken driving, police said. Gilbert was processed and released with a citation to appear in ...
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Barron Hilton's DUI Charge Open this result in new window
MuchMusic.com - Mar 07 8:41 AM
Paris Hilton's 18-year-old bro Barron was charged with DUI yesterday as well as driving with a blood alcohol nearly twice the limit and driving without a license , among other charges.
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Driver of car crash indicted on DUI charges Open this result in new window
WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach - Florence - Mar 07 4:02 PM
By Alexandra Reid Posted: Friday, March 07, 2008 at 6:55 p.m. The driver of a car that crashed and killed two people riding with him has been indicted on DUI charges.
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Crawford Co. DUI Task Force Open this result in new window
Action News 24 Erie - Mar 07 2:28 PM
Crawford County now has a DUI task force. The Pennsylvania DUI Association and six Crawford County police departments make up the team. The task force will conduct sobriety check points, roving patrols, educational activities, and community events.
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“DUI court” offers alternative to jail Open this result in new window
Lebanon Daily News - Mar 07 10:23 AM
Repeat drunken drivers will be eligible to attend a two-year treatment program as an alternative to a jail sentence with the establishment of a new DUI Court approved yesterday by the Lebanon County
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Top DUI News, March 6th, 2008

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Sixteen deputies awarded for DUI-enforcement efforts Open this result in new window
Northwest Herald - 48 minutes ago
WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren announced Friday that 16 deputies have received awards from the Illinois Department of Transportation for their DUI-enforcement efforts.
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Police Officer Faces Second DUI Arrest Open this result in new window
First Coast News - 2 hours, 4 minutes ago
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- JSO traffic officers arrested an off-duty officer on DUI charges for the second time in three years. JSO Officer David Escobar was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with DUI and careless driving.
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DUI Bill: Key Approval Open this result in new window
WCBD-TV Charleston - Mar 05 8:02 PM
A bill allowing judges to require people convicted of a second DUI offense to have continuous monitoring to see if they take a drink has won key approval in the Senate.
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Taxi driver, wife charged with DUI after separate accidents Open this result in new window
Knoxville News Sentinel - Mar 05 2:18 PM
ATHENS, Tenn. - An Athens taxi driver and his wife have been charged with DUI after he was involved in several accidents and she wrecked her car while going to the McMinn County jail to pay his bond.
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Celebrity Motorcycle Builder's DUI Manslaughter Trial Delayed Again Open this result in new window
WFTV 9 Orlando - Mar 05 2:47 PM
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- The DUI manslaughter trial for a celebrity motorcycle builder in Brevard County has been delayed again. Billy Lane, 38, is accused of driving drunk when he crashed into and killed a motorcyclist in September 2006.
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Transplant Recipient Admits To Third DUI Open this result in new window
KCTV 5 Kansas City - Mar 05 5:20 PM
ATCHISON, Kan. -- A small town was abuzz on Wednesday after a man who had undergone two liver transplants pleaded guilty to his third DUI in five years.
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Scott Twp.woman sentenced for fatal DUI crash. Open this result in new window
PAHomePage.com - Mar 05 12:55 PM
24-year-old Karissa Scullion of Scott Township has been sentenced to a prison term of 6 to 23 months for a fatal DUI crash last August. Miss Scullion was driving a car that crashed along Chapman Lake Road. Her passenger William Puntar was killed.
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TNA News: Kurt Angle Talks About His DUI, TNA Drug Testing, Lesnar, Benoit & More Open this result in new window
Lords of Pain - Mar 05 8:20 AM
Kurt Angle recently spoke with Wrestling-Radio.com host Orlando Quinones about several subjects including WWE erasing Chris Benoit's name from the books, his DUI, his family life and much more.
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Former anti-DUI chief pleads guilty to DUI Open this result in new window
Deseret Morning News - Mar 04 11:41 PM
The former head of the Utah Highway Patrol's anti-DUI squad has pleaded guilty to drunken driving-related charges.
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Top DUI News, March 5th, 2008

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DUI causes wreck on Hwy. 82 Open this result in new window
Tifton Gazette - Mar 04 6:18 PM
A 20-year-old man who is now listed in good condition at Tift Regional Medical Center faces DUI charges after a violent wreck that injured him and his 20-year-old passenger early Sunday morning. The car he was driving struck several signs and trees before overturning off U.S. Highway 82 just past Salem Church Road.
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Fourth DUI in eight years lands man behind bars Open this result in new window
The Gilroy Dispatch - Mar 04 3:08 PM
Morgan Hill streets are a bit safer after a Morgan Hill man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, his fourth DUI arrest since 2000.
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DUI arrests up 6 percent on Big Island Open this result in new window
Honolulu Advertiser - Mar 04 3:45 AM
Big Island police arrested 21 motorists for drunk driving last week, bringing this year's DUI arrest total to 227. Last year at this time 214 DUI arrests were made, 6 percent less than this year.
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Judge charged with DUI Open this result in new window
WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke - Mar 04 8:19 AM
An April court date has been set for a juvenile court judge and former Wythe County prosecutor charged Saturday with driving under the influence. M. Keith Blankenship is set to appear April 24 in Smyth County on DUI and refusing a breath test charges, both misdemeanors.
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Revere police contend with disorderly DUI on VFW Open this result in new window
The Daily Item - Mar 04 1:18 AM
REVERE-A Marlboro man charged with DUI made his arrest on VFW Parkway Saturday more difficult than it had to be by publicly urinating, according to police.
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Sixteen deputies awarded for DUI-enforcement efforts Open this result in new window
Northwest Herald - Mar 03 11:18 PM
WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren announced Friday that 16 deputies have received awards from the Illinois Department of Transportation for their DUI-enforcement efforts.
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Former Head of DUI Enforcement Pleads Guilty to Drunk Driving Open this result in new window
FOX 13 Utah - Mar 03 9:39 PM
The former head of Utah Highway Patrol's DUI unit has pleaded guilty to alcohol-related reckless driving. Fred Swain crashed his police cruiser into a concrete barrier in June 2006. A breath test at the time revealed his blood-alcohol level to be 0.11 -- in excess of the state's legal limit of 0.08.
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UHP's ex-DUI squad leader pleads guilty Open this result in new window
Deseret Morning News - Mar 03 11:54 AM
The former head of the Utah Highway Patrol's anti-DUI squad has pleaded guilty to drunken driving-related charges.
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2 p.m. - DUI checkpoints scheduled for this week Open this result in new window
Pacific Daily News - Mar 03 8:00 PM
2 p.m. Mar. 4 — The Guam Police Department will be conducting DUI checkpoints tomorrow and Friday. According to GPD spokesman Officer Allan Guzman the checkpoints will be on Route 1 and 14.
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Former head of UHP's DUI unit ends appeal of alcohol-related conviction Open this result in new window
The Salt Lake Tribune - Mar 03 11:06 AM
Posted: 11:56 AM- WEST JORDAN -- The former commander of the Utah Highway Patrol's DUI enforcement team on Monday pleaded guilty -- for the second time -- to alcohol-related reckless driving for crashing his police cruiser in 2006.
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Top DUI News, March 4th, 2008

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Former Head of DUI Enforcement Pleads Guilty to Drunk Driving Open this result in new window
FOX 13 Utah - 4 minutes ago
The former head of Utah Highway Patrol's DUI unit has pleaded guilty to alcohol-related reckless driving. Fred Swain crashed his police cruiser into a concrete barrier in June 2006. A breath test at the time revealed his blood-alcohol level to be 0.11 -- in excess of the state's legal limit of 0.08.
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UHP's ex-DUI squad leader pleads guilty Open this result in new window
Deseret Morning News - Mar 03 11:56 AM
The former head of the Utah Highway Patrol's anti-DUI squad has pleaded guilty to drunken driving-related charges.
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Former head of UHP's DUI unit ends appeal of alcohol-related conviction Open this result in new window
The Salt Lake Tribune - Mar 03 11:09 AM
Posted: 11:56 AM- WEST JORDAN -- The former commander of the Utah Highway Patrol's DUI enforcement team on Monday pleaded guilty -- for the second time -- to alcohol-related reckless driving for crashing his police cruiser in 2006.
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2 p.m. - DUI checkpoints scheduled for this week Open this result in new window
Pacific Daily News - 1 hour, 23 minutes ago
2 p.m. Mar. 4 — The Guam Police Department will be conducting DUI checkpoints tomorrow and Friday. According to GPD spokesman Officer Allan Guzman the checkpoints will be on Route 1 and 14.
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Sixteen deputies awarded for DUI-enforcement efforts Open this result in new window
Northwest Herald - Mar 03 10:09 AM
WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren announced Friday that 16 deputies have received awards from the Illinois Department of Transportation for their DUI-enforcement efforts.
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ISP: Saturation patrols net 14 DUI arrests Open this result in new window
14 WFIE Evansville - Mar 03 9:41 AM
Releases from ISP indicate they arrested nine drivers for suspected DUI overnight Friday, and another five suspects overnight Saturday.
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Pitt Police Join DUI Task Force For Underage Enforcement Open this result in new window
WTAE-TV Pittsburgh - Mar 03 2:12 PM
University of Pittsburgh police are teaming with the city's DUI task force to crack down on bars, beer distributors and others who provide alcohol to minors. The undercover operation is called Cops in Shops.
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Vital statistics: DUI convictions -- Published March 3, 2008 Open this result in new window
The Record - Mar 03 7:36 AM
The following DUI reports have been reported in San Joaquin County.
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Man to be deported after guilty plea in fatal DUI Open this result in new window
The Palm Beach Post - 14 minutes ago
Being in the country illegally spared Arturo Aguilar Aguirre a lot of time in prison Monday.
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Plea Entered in Hit and Run DUI Case Open this result in new window
FOX 6 News San Diego - 2 hours, 49 minutes ago
The 18-year-old man is accused of driving drunk and striking a transient in Midtown, then fleeing the scene of the fatal accident.
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Top DUI News, March 3rd, 2008

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Game warden arrested on DUI charges in fatal Jan. 25 wreck Open this result in new window
The Commercial Dispatch - Mar 01 2:30 PM
STARKVILLE - Ryan Crick, the Mississippi game warden who was the driver in a fatal Jan. 25 car crash on Oktoc Road, has been arrested on three charges of aggravated DUI.
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MDWFP officer charged with aggravated DUI in deadly crash Open this result in new window
NBC 15 Mobile - Mar 01 8:09 AM
A Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks officer has been charged with three felony counts of aggravated DUI.
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Police accuse woman of DUI; crash, response hurt 3 officers Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - 53 minutes ago
A driver police say was intoxicated hit a Scottsdale police officer Sunday morning. Two other police officers were injured in a related incident.
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4 drivers charged with DUI at Lee sheriff's checkpoint Open this result in new window
The News-Press - Mar 01 6:45 AM
Lee County sheriff's deputies arrested four people on DUI charges after conducting a sobriety checkpoint that ended at 2:30 a.m. today.
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DUI checkpoint yields five arrests Open this result in new window
The Barre Montpelier Times Argus - Mar 01 12:36 AM
A DUI checkpoint in Londonderry resulted in four arrests for drunken driving and a fifth for possession of marijuana Saturday night. ...
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Game warden charged with aggravated DUI Open this result in new window
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Mar 01 4:23 AM
JACKSON - A Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks officer has been charged with three felony counts of aggravated DUI related to a crash that killed two people and seriously injured another, authorities said.
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DUI court about sobriety Open this result in new window
The Shamokin News-Item - Feb 29 11:36 PM
SUNBURY — Eight Northumberland County residents made history Friday morning as the first graduates of the DUI (driving under the influence) treatment court. The graduation ceremony held in Courtroom 1 at the historic county courthouse featured the presentation of certificates to the graduates by county Judge Charles H. Saylor, a motivational speech by assistant district attorney...
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Game Warden Charged with DUI after Fatal Crash Open this result in new window
WLBT 3 Jackson - Feb 29 9:41 PM
A Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks officer has been charged with three felony counts of aggravated DUI related to a crash in Oktibbeha County that killed two people and seriously injured another.
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DUI checkpoint yields five arrests Open this result in new window
Rutland Herald - Mar 01 12:13 AM
A DUI checkpoint in Londonderry resulted in four arrests for drunken driving and a fifth for possession of marijuana Saturday night. From 8:32 p.m. to 10:41 p.m. state police from the Rockingham Barracks conducted the checkpoint on Route 11 in downtown Londonderry. Police said 165 drivers were checked and 51 were found to have consumed alcohol. Police said four drivers were arrested for DUI ...
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Woman arrested for alleged DUI asks officer if he's been drinking Open this result in new window
Centre Daily Times - Feb 29 6:07 PM
A Pine Grove Mills woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI Thursday after a minor crash on the 700 block of West Whitehall Road in State College.

Stories of the Week

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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