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Top DUI News Week of March 17th - March 23rd

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Top DUI News, March 23rd, 2008

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Police Adding More DUI Easter Weekend Patrols Open this result in new window
KVEW Kennewick - Mar 22 6:40 PM
KENNEWICK -- Washington State Patrol and the local law enforcement will have extra patrols out this weekend. It's part of a statewide campaign to stop DUI's.
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DUI Patrols Open this result in new window
WVVA Bluefield - Mar 22 3:57 PM
Drunk Drivers beware, DUI checkpoints are once again underway in Raleigh County.
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City police top state in DUI arrests Open this result in new window
The Huntsville Times - Mar 22 2:28 AM
The Huntsville Police Department and its eight-man DUI task force made more DUI arrests in 2007 than any other agency in the state, according to statistics the department received from the state this week.
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DUI check brings four arrests, 14 citations Open this result in new window
The Wichita Eagle - Mar 22 7:37 AM
A DUI check lane in the 2900 block of South Hydraulic late Thursday and early Friday resulted in four arrests but no DUI charges. Wichita police spokesman Gordon Bassham said two people were arrested for driving with suspended or revoked licenses. He said one person was arrested for possession of drugs and another for possession of a weapon. Police checked 80 cars during the operation, ...
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DUI check results in arrests, but no DUI charges Open this result in new window
The Wichita Eagle - Mar 21 3:33 PM
A DUI check lane in the 2900 block of South Hydraulic late Thursday and early today resulted in four arrests but no DUI charges. Wichita police spokesman Gordon Bassham said two people were arrested for driving with suspended or revoked licenses. He said one person was arrested for possession of drugs and another for possession of a weapon. Police checked 80 cars during the operation, Bassham ...
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Skyforce Player Released After DUI & Drug Arrest Open this result in new window
KSFY Sioux Falls - Mar 21 8:09 PM
Sioux Falls Skyforce player Jason Klotz has been released from the team after being charged with DUI and marijuana possession.
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Man Convicted In Deadly DUI Accident In Morgantown Open this result in new window
WPXI Pittsburgh - Mar 21 2:39 PM
WEST VIRGINIA -- A Monongalia County jury convicted Brian Stone Friday in a drunken driving crash that killed 5 people. They convicted him of all 25 counts, including DUI and leaving the scene of a crash.
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Huntsville Police Lead State In DUI Arrests Statistics Open this result in new window
WAFF 48 News Huntsville - Mar 21 11:10 AM
The Department of Forensic Science Implied Consent Unit, the Huntsville Police Department's DUI Task Force made more arrests than any other police agency in the state.
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Skyforce Player Arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
KSFY Sioux Falls - Mar 21 1:39 PM
Jason Klotz was arrested for DUI and marijuana possession last night; today, team officials announced that he was released from the team.
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Number of repeat DUI offenders growing Open this result in new window
Bozeman Daily Chronicle - Mar 22 10:02 PM
HeŐs been convicted of driving under the influence 18 times. His driverŐs license has been revoked. He has no car insurance.
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Top DUI News, March 22nd, 2008

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City police top state in DUI arrests Open this result in new window
The Huntsville Times - Mar 22 2:28 AM
The Huntsville Police Department and its eight-man DUI task force made more DUI arrests in 2007 than any other agency in the state, according to statistics the department received from the state this week.
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DUI check results in arrests, but no DUI charges Open this result in new window
The Wichita Eagle - Mar 21 3:33 PM
A DUI check lane in the 2900 block of South Hydraulic late Thursday and early today resulted in four arrests but no DUI charges. Wichita police spokesman Gordon Bassham said two people were arrested for driving with suspended or revoked licenses. He said one person was arrested for possession of drugs and another for possession of a weapon. Police checked 80 cars during the operation, Bassham ...
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Man Convicted In Deadly DUI Accident In Morgantown Open this result in new window
WPXI Pittsburgh - Mar 21 2:39 PM
WEST VIRGINIA -- A Monongalia County jury convicted Brian Stone Friday in a drunken driving crash that killed 5 people. They convicted him of all 25 counts, including DUI and leaving the scene of a crash.
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Huntsville Police Lead State In DUI Arrests Statistics Open this result in new window
WAFF 48 News Huntsville - Mar 21 11:10 AM
The Department of Forensic Science Implied Consent Unit, the Huntsville Police Department's DUI Task Force made more arrests than any other police agency in the state.
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Skyforce Player Released After DUI & Drug Arrest Open this result in new window
KSFY Sioux Falls - Mar 21 8:09 PM
Sioux Falls Skyforce player Jason Klotz has been released from the team after being charged with DUI and marijuana possession.
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Skyforce Player Arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
KSFY Sioux Falls - Mar 21 1:39 PM
Jason Klotz was arrested for DUI and marijuana possession last night; today, team officials announced that he was released from the team.
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Police to host DUI checkpoint Open this result in new window
The Reporter - Mar 21 6:18 AM
Fairfield police will conduct a Driver License/DUI Checkpoint tonight from 7 to midnight in the 1300 block of North Texas Street. Funding for the checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Woman Embroiled In Mayoral Controversy Faces DUI Charge Open this result in new window
NBC 7/39 San Diego - Mar 20 9:06 PM
A municipal accounting technician embroiled in a political controversy could serve up to six months in jail if convicted of a misdemeanor DUI charge she received while with the mayor of La Mesa.
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Police to conduct DUI checkpoint in Pittsburg Open this result in new window
Contra Costa Times - Mar 20 2:57 PM
PITTSBURG - Officers will conduct a DUI checkpoint Saturday evening in Pittsburg, police said. Pittsburg police will screen vehicles traveling eastbound on West 10th Street near Enterprise Circle from 8 p.
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Man Guilty in DUI Crash that Killed his Girlfirend Open this result in new window
FOX 6 News San Diego - Mar 20 7:30 PM
He ran a stop sign in Mission Valley while drunk and crashed his sedan into a bus. Now he's guilty of gross vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI.
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Top DUI News, March 21st, 2008

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Police to conduct DUI checkpoint in Pittsburg Open this result in new window
Contra Costa Times - Mar 20 2:57 PM
PITTSBURG - Officers will conduct a DUI checkpoint Saturday evening in Pittsburg, police said. Pittsburg police will screen vehicles traveling eastbound on West 10th Street near Enterprise Circle from 8 p.
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Woman Embroiled In Mayoral Controversy Faces DUI Charge Open this result in new window
NBC 7/39 San Diego - Mar 20 9:06 PM
A municipal accounting technician embroiled in a political controversy could serve up to six months in jail if convicted of a misdemeanor DUI charge she received while with the mayor of La Mesa.
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Police: Multiple DUI offender crashes during chase in Rocky River Open this result in new window
WKYC Cleveland - Mar 20 2:42 PM
ROCKY RIVER -- Rocky River police say a driver with previous DUI convictions led police on a chase Thursday morning after officers spotted him driving erratically.
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Man Guilty in DUI Crash that Killed his Girlfirend Open this result in new window
FOX 6 News San Diego - Mar 20 7:30 PM
He ran a stop sign in Mission Valley while drunk and crashed his sedan into a bus. Now he's guilty of gross vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI.
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DUI check lane in south Wichita tonight Open this result in new window
The Wichita Eagle - Mar 20 1:48 PM
Wichita police will conduct a DUI check lane from 9:30 p.m. today to 1:30 a.m. Friday in the 2900 block of South Hydraulic. Police have historically increased attention to incidents of driving under the influence during spring break, spokesman Gordon Bassham said. Check Kansas.com for results of the check lane on Friday.
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DUI checkpoint planned for Lee this weekend Open this result in new window
The News-Press - Mar 20 5:49 PM
The Lee County Sheriff's Office has planned a DUI sobriety checkpoint for this upcoming weekend, beginning Friday.
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Hill meeting airs proposals to add teeth to DUI laws Open this result in new window
Johnson City Press - Mar 20 8:26 PM
ŇThis is not a hot button issue, itŐs a life or death issue,Ó state Rep. Matthew Hill, R-Jonesborough, said Thursday night about a handful of measures to strengthen DUI laws proposed by state legislators this session.
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9:25 a.m.: Indiana State Police set DUI patrol Open this result in new window
The Herald Bulletin - Mar 20 6:39 AM
The Indiana State Police will conduct a DUI enforcement patrol within the Redkey District which includes Delaware and Grant counties March 20 and 21. Troopers will patrol from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. looking for drivers who are operating a motor vehicle while impaired and underage drinkers.
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Fresh from academy, cop quits after DUI Open this result in new window
The Tennessean - Mar 20 12:28 AM
A police officer, just weeks out of the police academy, resigned Wednesday after a weekend DUI charge.
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Police: DUI suspect tampered with witness Open this result in new window
Daytona Beach News-Journal - Mar 19 11:30 PM
DELAND -- On top of a list of DUI-related criminal charges, Thomas Joseph Hoski faces a new charge of witness tampering.
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Top DUI News, March 20th, 2008

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Police: DUI suspect tampered with witness Open this result in new window
Daytona Beach News-Journal - 49 minutes ago
DELAND -- On top of a list of DUI-related criminal charges, Thomas Joseph Hoski faces a new charge of witness tampering.
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DUI checkpoint planned for Lee this weekend Open this result in new window
The News-Press - Mar 19 6:49 PM
The Lee County Sheriff's Office has planned a DUI sobriety checkpoint for this upcoming weekend, beginning Friday.
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State police to conduct DUI enforcement patrol Open this result in new window
Marion Chronicle-Tribune - 1 hour, 59 minutes ago
The Indiana State Police will conduct a DUI enforcement patrol within the Redkey District, which includes Blackford , Delaware , Grant, Jay and Randolph counties, on the evening of March 20th and the early morning hours of the 21 st .
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Traffic: ISP to up DUI patrols Open this result in new window
Marion Chronicle-Tribune - 2 hours, 2 minutes ago
Indiana State Police will be looking for impaired drivers today as part of a DUI enforcement patrol. Redkey District officers will conduct the patrol from 9 p.m. today to 5 a.m. Friday.
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Man charged with public intoxication at mandatory DUI class Open this result in new window
USA Today - Mar 19 6:24 AM
More odd than important: The Lufkin Daily News reports that police charged Jason Roscoe Jackes, 54, with public intoxication at a court-ordered DUI class. A police spokesman tells the paper that probation officers smelled alcohol on the 54-year-old's breath. When...
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Police hold annual DUI conference to combat drunk driving Open this result in new window
13 News, WVEC Hampton Roads - Mar 19 3:05 PM
VIRGINIA BEACH -- The Virginia Beach Police Department held its annual DUI conference at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, speaking with other departments and Mothers Against Drunk Driving about new ways to combat drunk driving.
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DUI checkpoint will target wayward drivers in Calabasas Open this result in new window
The Acorn - 2 hours, 7 minutes ago
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will conduct a DUI/driver's license checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fri., March 21 in Calabasas.
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Pursuit leads to DUI arrest Sunday Open this result in new window
Princeton Times Leader - Mar 19 12:04 PM
A county man was jailed for DUI and other offenses after leading Princeton police on a short pursuit Sunday afternoon. Kerry D. Wimberly, 41, of Eureka Road, was arrested at 3:45 p.m. Sunday on charges of DUI, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, speeding, and fleeing or evading.
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Officer Investigated for Giving Ride to Sergeant Accused of DUI Open this result in new window
FOX 8 Cleveland - Mar 19 7:30 PM
The Cleveland Police Department is investigating the actions taken by an officer who assisted a Cleveland Police Sergeant after being arrested for DUI.
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Licenses to get closer look at DUI checkpoints in Dade Open this result in new window
Miami Herald - Mar 19 12:14 AM
As soon as next month, you'll need more than sobriety to get past DUI checkpoints in Miami-Dade. You'll need a driver's license that isn't suspended.
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Top DUI News, March 19th, 2008

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Licenses to get closer look at DUI checkpoints in Dade Open this result in new window
Miami Herald - 2 hours, 30 minutes ago
As soon as next month, you'll need more than sobriety to get past DUI checkpoints in Miami-Dade. You'll need a driver's license that isn't suspended.
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Chase brings DUI, other charges Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - Mar 18 11:26 PM
Billings police arrested a 27-year-old Billings man on suspicion of felony criminal endangerment and felony DUI after a high-speed chase through downtown and the Heights early Tuesday morning.
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Sanford urges passage of immigration, DUI reform Open this result in new window
The Times and Democrat - Mar 18 11:12 PM
COLUMBIA -- Governor Mark Sanford on Tuesday joined with Spartanburg Solicitor Trey Gowdy and Beaufort Sheriff P.J. Tanner to call for the passage of both DUI Reform and Immigration Reform -- two parts of Governor Sanford's "First 30 Days" agenda he called for in this year's State of the State address.
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Suspect held after DUI test, then arrested in pawn shop robbery case Open this result in new window
WIS News 10 Columbia - Mar 18 7:07 PM
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Lexington County detectives have arrested all their suspects in a January 17 Augusta Road pawn shop robbery. Officers served the warrants on the final suspect while he was being held after a DUI test.
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DUI checkpoint planned for Lee this weekend Open this result in new window
The News-Press - Mar 18 4:49 PM
The Lee County Sheriff's Office has planned a DUI sobriety checkpoint for this upcoming weekend, beginning Friday.
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AAA player arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
St. Petersburg Times - Mar 18 10:59 AM
DUNEDIN -- Christopher Gutierrez, a minor leaguer with the Toronto Blue Jays, was arrested early this morning and charged with DUI, according to a jail booking sheet. A deputy sheriff found the 24-year-old second basesman passed out behind the wheel...
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Cop Who Shot Foley Named DUI Officer Of The Year Open this result in new window
Channel 8 San Diego - Mar 18 6:35 PM
The officer who shot former Chargers linebacker Steve Foley is Coronado's DUI Officer of the Year.
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Thomas Jane arrested on suspicion of DUI Open this result in new window
Asbury Park Press - Mar 18 9:45 AM
Thomas Jane is facing drunken driving charges after being pulled over by the California Highway Patrol near Buttonwillow. The CHP says the 39-year-old actor was driving his black 2008 Maserati at 124 mph when he was stopped on Interstate 5 in Kern County early Monday morning. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Jane was described as cooperative. He underwent field sobriety tests and a blood ...
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DUI Web site Offers Assistance after Onslaught of St. Patrick's Day Arrests Open this result in new window
PRWeb - 2 hours, 17 minutes ago
Aggressive DUI Lawyer, an online network of San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles DUI attorneys, is offering assistance for seasonal drunk driving arrests. (PRWeb Mar 19, 2008) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/03/prweb781334.htm
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Police Department DUI Unit Grant Depleted Open this result in new window
Suncoast News Pasco - Mar 18 9:22 PM
State grant money is running out for a police department unit for drunken driving enforcement as the city copes with budget cuts. The DUI unit has developed an impressive track record since it was created in 2004, according to statistics from Cpl. Erik Jay. He and Officer Jerry Kirkpatrick serve in the New Port Richey Police Department unit.
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Top DUI News, March 18th, 2008

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Thomas Jane Stars in DUI Jam Open this result in new window
E! Online - Mar 17 1:22 PM
Is Thomas Jane a glutton for punishment? "The Punisher" star was busted early Monday morning in Central California on DUI charges, E! News has learned. According to a...
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Report: 'The Punisher' Star Thomas Jane Arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
Fox News - Mar 17 11:25 AM
"The Punisher" star Thomas Jane was arrested Monday morning and charged with DUI and driving with a blood alcohol level above .08 percent,TMZ.com reported.
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Officer who shot Chargers player honored for DUI arrest record Open this result in new window
The Fresno Bee - Mar 17 4:47 PM
A police officer who shot Chargers linebacker Steve Foley after following the player on suspicion of drunk driving has been named Coronado's Outstanding DUI Officer of the Year.
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Leyritz, facing DUI charges, visits Yanks camp Open this result in new window
Sports Illustrated - Mar 16 4:41 PM
Former Yankees catcher Jim Leyritz, facing DUI manslaughter charges, visited former teammates Sunday before the game with Cleveland.
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DUI Driver Arrested after Running Over Deputy's Motorcycle Open this result in new window
First Coast News - Mar 17 3:21 PM
CLAY COUNTY, FL -- A woman was arrested and charged with DUI yesterday after she ran over a Clay County deputy's motorcycle during a crash investigation.
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12 arrested in DUI crackdown Open this result in new window
The Bellingham Herald - Mar 18 12:09 AM
BELLINGHAM Ń The Bellingham Police Department and Washington State Patrol worked together Saturday to arrest 12 drivers on suspicion of impaired driving during a DUI crackdown.
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Jim Leyritz, facing DUI charges, visits Yankees Open this result in new window
Sun-Sentinel - Mar 17 10:08 AM
Former Yankee Jim Leyritz, who is facing felony charges that include DUI manslaughter, visited the Yankees' clubhouse for about an hour and a half before Sunday's game.
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DUI checkpoint nets drunken drivers in Larimer County over weekend Open this result in new window
Greeley Tribune - Mar 17 11:41 AM
Fort Collins police and the Larimer County DUI Task Force arrested 14 drunken drivers over the weekend with their DUI check point.
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'Punisher' star busted for DUI Open this result in new window
Jam! Showbiz - Mar 17 12:55 PM
Thomas Jane may have begun his St. Patrick's Day celebrating a little early. The 39-year-old star of "The Punisher" was nabbed Monday morning (March 17) for DUI, reports TMZ.com.
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DUI Task Force Starts St. Paddy's Patrol Open this result in new window
WCMH Columbus - Mar 17 10:16 AM
ItŐs a day that's well-known for gleeful, green celebrations. Click here to find out when this afternoon's roving DUI patrol begins.

Stories of the Week

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 OK’s 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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