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Top DUI News Week of April 28th - May 4th

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Top DUI News, May 4th, 2008

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Former Vikings Running Back Smith Arrested For DUI Open this result in new window
KTVU 2 San Francisco - 2 hours, 32 minutes ago
SACRAMENTO -- Troubled former NFL running back Onterrio Smith has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Sacramento police say Smith was booked into jail on a DUI count and a traffic warrant after his arrest Friday. Bail was set at $3,746.
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No takers for rulings in Lake judge's DUI case Open this result in new window
Daily Herald - May 02 11:13 PM
The DUI and resisting arrest case against Circuit Judge David Hall was a legal hot potato Friday, as two local judges refused to take any action.
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Calaveras Man Arrested For DUI After Striking Deer Open this result in new window
MyMotherLode.com - May 03 7:36 AM
Wilseyville, Ca -- 36-year-old Ronald H. Bessette of Wilseyville was arrested for DUI after striking a deer and then running into an embankment on Friday morning.
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Prosecutor to probe why DUI cases were dropped for senator's clients Open this result in new window
The Greenville News - May 02 11:08 PM
COLUMBIA -- The chief prosecutor for Orangeburg County said today he would look into, if asked, how 10 DUI charges against clients of Sen. Brad Hutto of Orangeburg were dropped.
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911 Call Released In Caltrans Worker DUI Arrest Open this result in new window
CBS 13 Sacramento - May 02 11:44 PM
The CHP today released the audio recording of the 911 phone call that lead to the arrest yesterday of Caltrans worker Denise Anderson on suspicion of DUI.
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Former NFL Star Onterrio Smith Arrested For DUI Open this result in new window
CBS 13 Sacramento - May 02 6:29 PM
Former NFL running back and Grant High graduate Onterrio Smith' has been arrested for DUI in Sacramento.
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Honoring DUI Officers Open this result in new window
WLBT 3 Jackson - May 02 2:34 PM
67 lawmen from 20 departments around the state were honored for their efforts to crack down on drunk drivers. The "DUI 100 Club" awards were given to officers who made more than 100 or more drunk driving arrests in the past year. The event took place at the Hilton Hotel in Jackson.
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State AG to prosecute judge's DUI Open this result in new window
ABC 7 Chicago - May 02 3:01 PM
The Illinois attorney general's office is now prosecuting the case of a Lake County judge accused of DUI.
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Woman formally charged in DUI case Open this result in new window
Florida Today - May 02 1:40 PM
A Palm Bay woman who police said fled the scene of a car accident, leaving her 6-year-old daughter strapped in the backseat, was formally charged by prosecutors Thursday with DUI and a string of other driving violations.
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Crash involving DUI slows traffic on U.S. 41 in Fort Myers Open this result in new window
The News-Press - May 02 1:29 PM
A vehicle crash involving a DUI arrest is causing slow traffic on U.S. 41 in Fort Myers.
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Top DUI News, May 3rd, 2008

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Calaveras Man Arrested For DUI After Striking Deer Open this result in new window
MyMotherLode.com - 31 minutes ago
Wilseyville, Ca -- 36-year-old Ronald H. Bessette of Wilseyville was arrested for DUI after striking a deer and then running into an embankment on Friday morning.
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No takers for rulings in Lake judge's DUI case Open this result in new window
Daily Herald - May 02 11:13 PM
The DUI and resisting arrest case against Circuit Judge David Hall was a legal hot potato Friday, as two local judges refused to take any action.
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Prosecutor to probe why DUI cases were dropped for senator's clients Open this result in new window
The Greenville News - May 02 11:08 PM
COLUMBIA -- The chief prosecutor for Orangeburg County said today he would look into, if asked, how 10 DUI charges against clients of Sen. Brad Hutto of Orangeburg were dropped.
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911 Call Released In Caltrans Worker DUI Arrest Open this result in new window
CBS 13 Sacramento - May 02 11:44 PM
The CHP today released the audio recording of the 911 phone call that lead to the arrest yesterday of Caltrans worker Denise Anderson on suspicion of DUI.
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Former NFL Star Onterrio Smith Arrested For DUI Open this result in new window
CBS 13 Sacramento - May 02 6:29 PM
Former NFL running back and Grant High graduate Onterrio Smith' has been arrested for DUI in Sacramento.
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Honoring DUI Officers Open this result in new window
WLBT 3 Jackson - May 02 2:34 PM
67 lawmen from 20 departments around the state were honored for their efforts to crack down on drunk drivers. The "DUI 100 Club" awards were given to officers who made more than 100 or more drunk driving arrests in the past year. The event took place at the Hilton Hotel in Jackson.
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State AG to prosecute judge's DUI Open this result in new window
ABC 7 Chicago - May 02 3:01 PM
The Illinois attorney general's office is now prosecuting the case of a Lake County judge accused of DUI.
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Woman formally charged in DUI case Open this result in new window
Florida Today - May 02 1:40 PM
A Palm Bay woman who police said fled the scene of a car accident, leaving her 6-year-old daughter strapped in the backseat, was formally charged by prosecutors Thursday with DUI and a string of other driving violations.
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Crash involving DUI slows traffic on U.S. 41 in Fort Myers Open this result in new window
The News-Press - May 02 1:29 PM
A vehicle crash involving a DUI arrest is causing slow traffic on U.S. 41 in Fort Myers.
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Work Zone DUI's Open this result in new window
WCIA 3 Champaign-Urbana - May 02 4:31 PM
SPRINGFIELD - State police in Sangamon County are seeing a growing problem with DUI cases in work zones. More construction is being done at night on I-55 and 72 and troopers say that's leading to more arrests and even some crashes.
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Top DUI News, May 2nd, 2008

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Breath-test techs must testify in DUI cases, justices rule Open this result in new window
The Palm Beach Post - May 01 8:12 PM
The prosecution of DUI cases across Florida fundamentally changed Thursday when the Florida Supreme Court ruled that a person charged with DUI does indeed have the right at trial to confront and cross-examine the technician who gave the breath test.
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Pregnant Woman Facing DUI Charges Open this result in new window
First Coast News - May 01 6:06 PM
LUTZ, FL -- A pregnant woman is facing DUI charges. Deputies arrested Nicole Vanneil, 22, after noticing her swerving car on the highway. Investigators says it's not her first arrest on alcohol-related charges.
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Two plead guilty to Delray Beach DUI manslaughter Open this result in new window
The Palm Beach Post - May 01 11:57 AM
Two 20-year-old men dodged prison sentences this morning after pleading guilty to DUI manslaughter.
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Supermodel Angie Everhart Charged In DUI Case Open this result in new window
NBC 4 Los Angeles - May 01 4:30 PM
Prosecutors say actress and model Angie Everhart is scheduled to be arraigned May 15 on a misdemeanor DUI charge stemming from a traffic stop last month in Los Angeles.
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Santino DUI Update: Who He Was With, Stripclubs & Blood Alcohol Level Open this result in new window
Lords of Pain - May 01 12:45 PM
-- Santino Marella's DUI arrest has been picked up by WWE.com's Industry News section. -- Several readers have informed me that the location where Santino was pulled over is known for strip clubs.
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Woman Sentenced In Daughter's DUI Death Open this result in new window
WAPT Jackson - May 01 8:29 AM
A Starkville woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in the DUI-related death of her 5-year-old daughter.
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Pregnant Woman Accused Of DUI Open this result in new window
Central Florida News 13 - May 01 4:58 AM
Nicole Vanneil is facing DUI charges after being pulled over by deputies in Lutz, who said she smelled of marijuana.
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Judge sentences Starkville woman in DUI fatality Open this result in new window
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - May 01 8:51 AM
The Associated Press STARKVILLE - A Starkville woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the DUI-related death of her 5-year-old daughter in 2006.
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HPD Investigating Officer's DUI Arrest Open this result in new window
KITV Honolulu - May 01 12:49 AM
HPD leaders refuse to answer questions about the DUI arrest of an off-duty officer driving a black-and-white police car.
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Spring brought boom in 2007 DUI arrests Open this result in new window
The Doings Oak Brook - May 01 2:25 AM
The fourth month not only brings April showers, but for Oak Brook last year it also meant the highest number of monthly DUI arrests, at 28.
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Top DUI News, May 1st, 2008

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Pregnant Woman Accused Of DUI Open this result in new window
Central Florida News 13 - 1 hour, 58 minutes ago
Nicole Vanneil is facing DUI charges after being pulled over by deputies in Lutz, who said she smelled of marijuana.
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HPD Investigating Officer's DUI Arrest Open this result in new window
KITV Honolulu - May 01 12:49 AM
HPD leaders refuse to answer questions about the DUI arrest of an off-duty officer driving a black-and-white police car.
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Deposed college president faces DUI charge in Maryland - roanoke.com Open this result in new window
Roanoke Times - Apr 30 10:32 PM
Former Mary Washington leader William Frawley was convicted twice of driving under the influence in Virginia. FREDERICKSBURG -- Ousted University of Mary Washington President William Frawley was charged with drunken driving this month in Maryland, exactly a year after the first of two DUI arrests that led to his firing.
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Spring brought boom in 2007 DUI arrests Open this result in new window
The Doings Oak Brook - May 01 2:25 AM
The fourth month not only brings April showers, but for Oak Brook last year it also meant the highest number of monthly DUI arrests, at 28.
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Chipola Coach DUI Open this result in new window
WMBB TV Panama City - May 01 2:57 AM
Chipola coach charged with DUI won't lose contract
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Governor axes DUI, gun-law changes Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - Apr 30 9:09 AM
Gov. Janet Napolitano vetoed legislation Tuesday altering the state's new DUI law, citing a provision that would have cut in half a key penalty for first-time offenders.
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DUI Veto Angers Valley Woman Open this result in new window
FOX 10 Phoenix - Apr 30 6:46 PM
On Tuesday, the Governor vetoed a DUI bill. On Wednesday, outrage at the state capitol. The bill would have created harsher penalties for drunk drivers and boaters. But the bill would have also cut the mandatory interlock device time from one year to six months for first-time DUI offenders. The Governor disagreed with reducing the time and that disappointed one valley woman. FOX 10's Sarah ...
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Caltrans Worker Arrested on Second DUI This Year Open this result in new window
News10 Sacramento - Apr 30 3:45 PM
A Caltrans worker arrested on suspicion of DUI in a state pickup Tuesday was arrested for the same charge while on the job in February -- yet she's still allowed to drive a state vehicle.
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Two plead guilty to Delray Beach DUI manslaughter Open this result in new window
The Palm Beach Post - Apr 30 11:18 AM
Two 20-year-old men dodged prison sentences this morning after pleading guilty to DUI manslaughter.
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2 get 'deal of a lifetime' in drag racing, DUI crash that killed Boynton man Open this result in new window
Sun-Sentinel - Apr 30 11:01 AM
Two men who were racing cars and driving drunk when their friend was killed last year after a house party in Boca Raton received what a judge called the "deal of a lifetime" Wednesday and were sentenced to one year in the Palm Beach County Jail after pleading guilty to DUI manslaughter.
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Top DUI News, April 30th, 2008

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Governor axes DUI, gun-law changes Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - 2 hours, 48 minutes ago
Gov. Janet Napolitano vetoed legislation Tuesday altering the state's new DUI law, citing a provision that would have cut in half a key penalty for first-time offenders.
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Two plead guilty to DUI manslaughter Open this result in new window
The Palm Beach Post - 40 minutes ago
Two 20-year-old men dodged prison sentences this morning after pleading guilty to DUI manslaughter.
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2 get 'deal of a lifetime' in drag racing, DUI crash that killed Boynton man Open this result in new window
Sun-Sentinel - 57 minutes ago
Two men who were racing cars and driving drunk when their friend was killed last year after a house party in Boca Raton received what a judge called the "deal of a lifetime" Wednesday and were sentenced to one year in the Palm Beach County Jail after pleading guilty to DUI manslaughter.
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Pepper-sprayed judge to plead not guilty to DUI Open this result in new window
Chicago Sun-Times - Apr 30 2:12 AM
An attorney for David M. Hall says Lake County's chief judge will plead not guilty to DUI and resisting arrest charges. Defense lawyer Jason Mercure denies that Hall, 55, was drunk and combative when he was stopped by Vernon Hills Police officers early Saturday.
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Pregnant woman busted for DUI... again Open this result in new window
WTSP - Tampa Bay's 10 News - 1 hour, 55 minutes ago
Nicole VanNeil was eight months pregnant when she was arrested for DUI earlier this month. The 22-year-old has three previous DUI arrests.
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DPS investigating state trooper for dropped DUI tickets Open this result in new window
Florence Morning News - Apr 30 5:57 AM
Ongoing investigations into possible misconduct by state troopers are now involving state lawmakers as well. The Department of Public Safety is investigating one state trooper for 10 DUI tickets that he apparently dismissed on his own.
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Weekend traffic stop yields DUI, marijuana charges Open this result in new window
Princeton Times Leader - 1 hour, 46 minutes ago
A traffic stop on U.S. 62 West Saturday morning led to DUI and drug charges for an Eddyville man, Princeton police said Monday.
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DUI Awareness Day is planned for Saturday Open this result in new window
The Daily Item - Apr 30 6:10 AM
BEAVER SPRINGS — Several speakers will detail the dangers of driving while impaired during a DUI Awareness Day on Saturday at the West Snyder Middle School, 568 E. Main St.
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DUI Crackdown Leads To More Arrests Open this result in new window
KFDA-TV Amarillo - Apr 29 8:49 PM
Amarillo police are increasing patrols to keep drivers under the influence off the road. Officers patrol areas known for DUI's such as Amarillo Boulevard and south west parts of town.
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Fayette County wife pleads guilty in fatal DUI wreck Open this result in new window
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Apr 29 9:13 PM
A Fayette County woman pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the DUI-related death of her husband.
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Top DUI News, April 29th, 2008

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75-Year-Old Woman Killed By Suspect DUI Driver Open this result in new window
CBS 2 Los Angeles - 2 hours, 24 minutes ago
An alleged DUI driver killed a 75-year-old woman and injured her passenger when he blew through a red light in Anaheim, slamming his large SUV into their small car, authorities said.
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DUI Suspect who Jumped from Coronado Bridge in Court Open this result in new window
Channel 8 San Diego - 25 minutes ago
The DUI suspect accused of causing the death of an Oceanside police dog is scheduled to be in court Tuesday.
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DUI patrols to focus on motorcyclists Open this result in new window
Centre Daily Times - 1 hour, 49 minutes ago
The Centre County Alcohol Task Force will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and roving DUI patrols Friday through May 11 with a special enforcement and awareness on motorcyclists as May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
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Weiland pleads no contest to DUI Open this result in new window
KABC-TV Los Angeles - 2 hours, 37 minutes ago
Scott Weiland pleaded no contest to a DUI charge and was sentenced to 8 days in jail.
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HANDLING DUI Open this result in new window
The State - Apr 28 9:31 PM
What S.C. law says: According to a directive from the state attorney general’s office, only judges can issue “not guilty” verdicts on DUI tickets. Law enforcement officials cannot issue verdicts and cannot dismiss DUI charges, even when an arresting officer thinks he or she lacks enough evidence to successfully prosecute the case, said Richland County Chief Magistrate William Womble. He points ...
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GREENFIELD POLICE LOG: Arrest for DUI on Elm Avenue Open this result in new window
The Salinas Californian - 1 hour, 32 minutes ago
4/20/2008 GQ0800857 - MENDEZ JR. RAUL/ELM AVENUE MENDEZ, RAUL DOB 2/21/87 RAUL G. MENDEZ, HMA 21, 1092 PINNACLES AVENUE, WAS STOPPED FOR SPEEDING 11000 BLOCKS OF ELM AVENUE. MENDEZ WAS GIVEN A PAS TEST WITH A RESULT OF .145 PERCENT BAC AND HE FAILED HIS FST. HE WAS ARRESTED FOR DUI, BOOKED AND CITED. THE SILVER DODGE CARAVAN, 5H2587/CA WAS RELEASED TO FAMILY MEMBERS.
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Man With 3 Children In Van Charged With 4th DUI Open this result in new window
The Tampa Tribune - Apr 28 9:20 PM
A Thonotosassa man serving probation for a 1996 DUI manslaughter charge was arrested early Monday morning on his fourth driving under the influence charge.
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Man charged with 4th DUI Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - Apr 29 12:05 AM
A Billings man was charged Monday in Justice Court with felony DUI.
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Stone Temple Pilots singer Weiland pleads no contest to DUI Open this result in new window
China Daily - Apr 29 2:43 AM
In this October 2006 file photo, singer Scott Weiland of the rock group Velvet Revolver poses at a red carpet event in Los Angeles. Weiland pleaded no contest Monday, April 28, 2008 to a misdemeanor DUI count and was sentenced to eight days in jail.
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DUI charges against board president dropped Open this result in new window
The Evening Sun - Apr 28 6:57 PM
Drunken-driving and assault charges against Southern School Board President Robert John "Bobby" Schefter were dismissed earlier this month. In December, police in Ocean City, Md., charged Schefter, 37, of Glen Rock, with DUI, assault and resisting arrest, among other charges.
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Top DUI News, April 28th, 2008

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DUI Driver Gets 12 Years For Killing Biker Open this result in new window
Highlands Today - Apr 27 5:15 PM
LORIDA — A Lorida woman was sentenced to 12 years in prison for an April 2007 driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) death of a motorcyclist on State Road 70. Brenda Sue Oberdier-Martinez, 51, of 39 Country Road, was sentenced Thursday by Judge Peter Estrada, in the Highlands County Courthouse, on charges of DUI causing manslaughter and DUI causing serious bodily injury for ...
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Court appearance unveils previous DUI Open this result in new window
North Lake Tahoe Bonanza - Apr 27 6:14 AM
Antonio Sandoval-Perez, an Incline Village man, pled guilty to his second DUI Tuesday at Incline Justice Court.
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Woman Charged In Fatal DUI Accident Open this result in new window
WSPA Spartanburg - Apr 27 8:35 AM
A Woodruff woman has been charged with felony DUI after an overnight accident that left a Spartanburg woman dead. A Woodruff woman has been charged with Felony DUI in the death of a woman early Sunday morning.
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Mock DUI shows life-changing effects of drinking and driving Open this result in new window
Sparta Expositor - Apr 27 5:57 AM
A recent "Mock DUI" at White County High School showed students how their lives could be changed in the blink of an eye if they chose to drink and drive. Emergency services personnel and student volunteers portray the characters in a prom night crash where one teenager dies from her injuries.
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Boise Police officer charged with DUI Open this result in new window
KTVB Boise - Apr 26 4:12 PM
An off-duty Boise Police officer has been charged with DUI. The arrest happened early Saturday morning near Curtis Road and W. Irving Street.Also: Garden City officer charged with stalking
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Off-duty Boise officer charged with DUI Open this result in new window
The Idaho Statesman - Apr 26 11:16 PM
An off-duty Boise police officer was charged with DUI early Saturday morning.
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DUI case dismissed again, solicitor plans to appeal again Open this result in new window
The Greenville News - Apr 25 11:07 PM
Magistrate Sara Davis has for the second time dismissed charges against a Greenville woman accused of DUI and whose blood sample was thrown away by a state trooper, but the county's chief prosecutor says his office will appeal again.
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UPDATE: Attorney for Duncan charged with DUI, possessing pot Open this result in new window
KTVB Boise - Apr 27 4:27 PM
FIRST ON KTVB.COMThe attorney for convicted killer Joseph Duncan is in some legal trouble of his own. Thomas Monaghan is charged with four misdemeanors including driving under the influence and possession of marijuana.
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Five hurt in DUI chain reaction Open this result in new window
WPVI-TV Philadelphia - Apr 27 5:58 AM
Philadelphia police say this a crash is the result of drunk driving.
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CPSO arrests Sulphur man for DUI and child endangerment Open this result in new window
Southwest Daily News - Apr 27 1:18 PM
Lake Charles , LA - Friday afternoon around 2 p.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was called to an accident scene in the 2000 block of Patton St. in Sulphur. The investigation revealed Joshua W. Grigsby, 26, 2010 Patton St. , Lot #34, Sulphur, was traveling east on Patton St. with his two year old son in his truck when he crossed over the oncoming lane of traffic and went into the ditch. ...

Stories of the Week

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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