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Top DUI News Week of May 12th- May 18th

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Top DUI News, May 18th, 2008

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Repeat DUI offender charged in deadly wreck Open this result in new window
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 2 hours, 55 minutes ago
A man with at least two prior DUI arrests is charged with causing a wreck in Clayton County that killed a 44-year-old Decatur man.
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Man gets 20 years for 9th DUI conviction Open this result in new window
The Naperville Sun - May 18 2:32 AM
A Bensenville man convicted of drunken driving for the ninth time was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison - the longest rap for DUI that DuPage County authorities can recall.
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Man with 9 DUI convictions given 20 years Open this result in new window
UPI - May 17 7:00 AM
BENSENVILLE, Ill., May 17 (UPI) -- An Illinois man received a 20-year prison sentence for drunken driving on his ninth DUI conviction, authorities said.
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State police, Montville force coordinate DUI enforcement on holiday weekend Open this result in new window
The Norwich Bulletin - May 18 12:08 AM
State police from Troop E in Montville, in conjunction with the Montville Police Department, plan to conduct the 2008 Memorial Day Holiday DUI Enforcement Program between 6 p.m. May 25 at and 4 a.m. May 26.
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Man with 9 DUI convictions given 20 years Open this result in new window
Moldova.org - May 17 7:04 AM
An Illinois man received a 20-year prison sentence for drunken driving on his ninth DUI conviction, authorities said.Judge Kathryn Creswell had the option of giving Bensenville resident Taurino Maldonado, 42, up to 30 years behind bars in his Friday sentencing, the Chicago Tribune reported.In April, a DuPage County jury found Maldonado guilty of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol. ...
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Hanover Park mans gets 6 years for 7th DUI Open this result in new window
Daily Herald - May 16 10:31 PM
A Hanover Park man has been sentenced to the minimum six years in prison after pleading guilty to his seventh DUI.
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20-year sentence for 9th DUI Open this result in new window
Chicago Tribune - May 16 11:20 AM
A Bensenville man with nine DUI convictions was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for drunken driving.
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State Social Worker Facing DUI Charges Open this result in new window
WYMT Mountain News - May 17 4:10 PM
A state social worker is facing DUI charges after an arrest in one Eastern Kentucky county.
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Hard time: Washington DUI law gets tough on repeat offenders Open this result in new window
Tri-City Herald - May 18 2:13 AM
One Sunday afternoon earlier this year, Justino Gomez Garcia was pulled over by Pasco police while driving on Road 68.
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I-Team: Judge Vines DUI Tape Released Open this result in new window
FOX 5 News Atlanta - May 16 4:49 PM
ATLANTA (myfoxatlanta.com) -- Revealing video of a judge arrested for DUI was released by Georgia State Patrol. It's an arrest that led to the suspension of Judge Carlton's Vines' job. Dana Fowle reports. Click video for more information.
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Top DUI News, May 17th 2008

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20-year sentence for 9th DUI Open this result in new window
Chicago Tribune - May 16 11:20 AM
A Bensenville man with nine DUI convictions was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for drunken driving.
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I-Team: Judge Vines DUI Tape Released Open this result in new window
FOX 5 News Atlanta - May 16 4:49 PM
ATLANTA (myfoxatlanta.com) -- Revealing video of a judge arrested for DUI was released by Georgia State Patrol. It's an arrest that led to the suspension of Judge Carlton's Vines' job. Dana Fowle reports. Click video for more information.
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Man Gets 20 Years For 9th DUI Conviction Open this result in new window
CBS 2 Chicago - May 16 10:44 AM
A northwest suburban man convicted last month of his ninth DUI, won't be getting a 10th for quite some time after a judge sentenced him Friday to 20 years in prison.
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Habitual DUI offender gets 6 months in jail Open this result in new window
The Maui News - May 16 12:42 PM
WAILUKU - With three prior DUI convictions since 2004, a Wailuku man was ordered to serve a six-month jail term for his latest drunken-driving arrest last year. Sentenced Wednesday as a habitual DUI offender, 60-year-old Ernesto Fontano also was placed on five years' probation. Second Circuit Judge Joel August ordered a mandatory five-year revocation of Fontano's driver's license.
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Maple Heights: Police plan holiday DUI checkpoint Open this result in new window
Garfield Maple Sun - May 16 2:39 PM
Drivers in Maple Heights might want to be alert to special drunken-driving efforts made by police the evening of May 23 early morning May 24. Police will be running a DUI checkpoint as part of the Memorial Day holiday. Police...
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Caught On Tape: Georgia Judge Arrested For DUI Open this result in new window
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta - May 16 8:19 AM
The Georgia State Patrol has released dash cam video of the DUI arrest of a Chattooga County judge.
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DUI task force to patrol U.S. 40 Friday night Open this result in new window
Dayton Daily News - May 15 9:19 PM
U.S. 40 will get extra attention Friday, May 15, as a DUI task force targets impaired drivers, seat belt use, child restraint seats and speed violations.
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DUI Offenders Get Second Chance Open this result in new window
KX TV North Dakota - May 15 9:23 PM
Drinking and Driving is a problem in North Dakota... Each year about five thousand people are arrested for driving drunk. And for many of those DUI offenders it's not their first. Donnell Preskey joins us with more on a program that forces repeat DUI o
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Family of biker killed in the Myrtle Beach restaurant owner felony DUI case speaks out Open this result in new window
Florence Morning News - May 16 3:51 PM
An Ohio man died in a bike crash last week and a Myrtle Beach restaurant owner faces felony DUI charges in connection to the accident. Angelo GonzalezŐs family talks to News13 about the incident and about GonzalezŐs life.
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Cleansing Notice for Placement announced 25 February 2008 (DUI.AX, 00842847, 20080516) Open this result in new window
Huntleys' Stock of the Week via Yahoo!7 Finance - May 15 7:03 PM
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Top DUI News, May 16th, 2008

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DUI task force to patrol U.S. 40 Friday night Open this result in new window
Dayton Daily News - May 15 9:19 PM
U.S. 40 will get extra attention Friday, May 15, as a DUI task force targets impaired drivers, seat belt use, child restraint seats and speed violations.
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DUI Offenders Get Second Chance Open this result in new window
KX TV North Dakota - May 15 9:23 PM
Drinking and Driving is a problem in North Dakota... Each year about five thousand people are arrested for driving drunk. And for many of those DUI offenders it's not their first. Donnell Preskey joins us with more on a program that forces repeat DUI o
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Cleansing Notice for Placement announced 25 February 2008 (DUI.AX, 00842847, 20080516) Open this result in new window
Huntleys' Stock of the Week via Yahoo!7 Finance - May 15 7:03 PM
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Angie Everhart To Be Arraigned For DUI In June Open this result in new window
CBS 2 Los Angeles - May 15 6:28 PM
Angie will have to wait a little longer to find out her fate. Actress/model Angie Everhart was supposed to be arraigned Thursday on DUI charges but the arraignment was postponed until June 18, according to the City Attorney's Office.
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Local Judge Arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
FOX 61 Chattanooga - May 15 8:53 PM
A local judge is arrested for DUI and leaving the scene of the accident and it's all caught on tape. It happened about six months ago. The Georgia... Some Ringgold residents say a bear is on the loose in North Georgia. A viewer sent us this picture he took of the bear on Crestview Circle.
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Hanover Park mans gets 6 years for 7th DUI Open this result in new window
Daily Herald - May 15 3:06 PM
A Hanover Park man has been sentenced to the minimum six years in prison after pleading guilty to his seventh DUI.
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Middleburg Mother Charged with DUI in Son's Death Open this result in new window
First Coast News - May 15 8:01 AM
JACKSONVILLE, FL (AP) -- Authorities say the mother a Middleburg teenager killed in a traffic crash has been arrested on DUI manslaughter charges. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Angela Harper had two adults and five teenagers in her car when she lost control of her vehicle in Jacksonville.
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Possible Sacramento DUI Crash Leaves Four Injured Open this result in new window
News10 Sacramento - May 15 6:41 PM
An apparent DUI-related accident on East Florin Road Thursday afternoon left four people injured, including two 12-year-old girls.
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North Florida mother charged with DUI in son's death Open this result in new window
7 News Miami - May 15 4:19 AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Authorities say the mother a Middleburg teenager killed in a traffic crash has been arrested on DUI manslaughter charges.
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DUI suspect arrested with infant in back seat Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - May 14 5:55 PM
Police arrested a Tempe man on suspicion of aggravated DUI after he tried to drive away with his 14-month-old daughter unrestrained in the back seat.
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Top DUI News, May 15th, 2008

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DUI suspect arrested with infant in back seat Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - May 14 5:55 PM
Police arrested a Tempe man on suspicion of aggravated DUI after he tried to drive away with his 14-month-old daughter unrestrained in the back seat.
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DUI suspect arrested with infant in back seat Open this result in new window
12 News Phoenix - May 14 3:25 PM
Police arrested a Tempe man on suspicion of aggravated DUI after he tried to drive away with his 14-month-old daughter unrestrained in the back seat. Tempe police said they observed 25-year-old Lincoln Redhouse attempting to start the vehicle at about 5:40 a.m. Tuesday.
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Woman Accused Of DUI Near Lone Mt. & Torrey Pines Remains In Jail Open this result in new window
KTNV Las Vegas - May 14 12:07 PM
20 year old Laura Bryner is accused of killing 51 year old Gregory Reyes in a DUI traffic accident Sunday morning near Torrey Pines and Lone Mountain. Wednesday morning in court, the state asked for thirty days to determine what action they were going to take in this case. So far Laura Bryner has not been officially charged, and as a result, will be released from the Clark County Detention ...
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BEAT REPORTS: State police set record for number of DUI arrests in 2007 Open this result in new window
The Citizens' Voice - May 14 12:13 AM
State police made a record number of DUI arrests in 2007, and a corporal based at Troop N, Hazleton, made more of those arrests than anyone.
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14 nabbed in DUI checkpoint Open this result in new window
Centre Daily Times - May 13 3:08 PM
A four-hour long DUI checkpoint this past weekend in the 1500 block of North Atherton Street netted 14 DUI arrests, according to the Centre County Alcohol Task Force.
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DUI Suspect Fatally Shot By CHP Officers Open this result in new window
CBS 2 Los Angeles - May 13 6:05 AM
California Highway Patrol officers shot and killed a suspected DUI driver who allegedly pulled out a handgun during a traffic stop in the Westlake area of Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.
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Sullivan County DUI checkpoint nets crystal meth arrest Open this result in new window
Kingsport Times-News - May 13 1:01 PM
According to a Sullivan County Sheriff's Office press release, a woman stopped at a DUI checkpoint near Weaver Pike was found in possession of substances believed to be crystal methamphetamine and cocaine.
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Driver in fatal Fort Lauderdale crash has history of DUI, wrecks Open this result in new window
Sun-Sentinel - May 13 3:28 AM
Less than a week before police say he drove into two pedestrians walking along a road, killing one and injuring the other, Steven Kopson got a letter stating his license would be revoked at the end of the month for failing to remain under supervision at DUI school.
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Judge denies bond reduction in DUI death case Open this result in new window
Naples Daily News - May 14 5:51 PM
A 34-year-old Naples man jailed since February on charges he killed a bicyclist while driving drunk was denied a bond reduction Wednesday after a judge ruled heŐd fled crashes before.
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Kane County To Force DUI Suspects To Take Blood Tests Open this result in new window
NBC 5 Chicago - May 14 5:15 PM
Judges will be available to issue warrants for blood tests on suspected drunken drivers as part of a new push to combat drunken driving in Kane County.
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Top DUI News, May 14th, 2008

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14 nabbed in DUI checkpoint Open this result in new window
Centre Daily Times - May 13 3:08 PM
A four-hour long DUI checkpoint this past weekend in the 1500 block of North Atherton Street netted 14 DUI arrests, according to the Centre County Alcohol Task Force.
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DUI Suspect Fatally Shot By CHP Officers Open this result in new window
CBS 2 Los Angeles - May 13 6:05 AM
California Highway Patrol officers shot and killed a suspected DUI driver who allegedly pulled out a handgun during a traffic stop in the Westlake area of Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.
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Sullivan County DUI checkpoint nets crystal meth arrest Open this result in new window
Kingsport Times-News - May 13 1:01 PM
According to a Sullivan County Sheriff's Office press release, a woman stopped at a DUI checkpoint near Weaver Pike was found in possession of substances believed to be crystal methamphetamine and cocaine.
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Driver in fatal Fort Lauderdale crash has history of DUI, wrecks Open this result in new window
Sun-Sentinel - May 13 3:28 AM
Less than a week before police say he drove into two pedestrians walking along a road, killing one and injuring the other, Steven Kopson got a letter stating his license would be revoked at the end of the month for failing to remain under supervision at DUI school.
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Driver faces DUI charge in deaths Open this result in new window
KTAR 92.3 Phoenix - May 13 4:00 AM
PHOENIX -- A motorist who hit a family of four Sunday night, killing both parents and sending the two children to the hospital, faces aggravated DUI, aggravated assault and second-degree murder charges, Phoenix police said.
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Man Receives 23 Years for DUI Death Open this result in new window
WJTV Jackson - May 13 3:41 AM
Man Receives 23 Years for DUI Death
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Deadly Offense: Offenders with multiple DUI's have license to drive Open this result in new window
KBCI Boise - May 12 10:14 PM
Some drunk drivers aren't getting the message after 10, 17, and even 24 convictions. So why doesn't the state keep repeat offenders off the road? DUI victims, police and state officials all weigh in to nail down the facts on this deadly offense.
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Police conducting DUI checks this weekend Open this result in new window
The Huntington Herald-Dispatch - May 12 9:10 PM
HUNTINGTON -- The Huntington Police Department will be conducting DUI patrols citywide from 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15, until 3 a.m. Friday, May 16.
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Minnesota DUI Attorney Speaks Out On Nationwide Study Showing Minnesota One of the Five Worst States For Drinking and ... Open this result in new window
PRWeb via Yahoo! News - May 13 12:01 AM
Minnesota DUI Attorney Douglas Kans speaks out regarding the sobering news that in a nationwide study, the state of Minnesota ranked as one of the five worst states with respect to drinking and driving.
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Truck Hits Van, Killing Boy; Driver Charged With DUI Open this result in new window
Washington Post - May 13 3:55 AM
An 8-year-old boy on his way to church was killed Sunday in Prince William County after the family van was struck by a motorist who was later charged with driving under the influence, according to relatives and county police.
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Top DUI News, May 13th, 2008

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Police conducting DUI checks this weekend Open this result in new window
The Huntington Herald-Dispatch - 1 hour, 5 minutes ago
HUNTINGTON -- The Huntington Police Department will be conducting DUI patrols citywide from 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15, until 3 a.m. Friday, May 16.
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Tampa man charged with DUI twice in a week Open this result in new window
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay - May 12 2:57 PM
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY (Bay News 9) -- A Tampa man has been charged with DUI twice within a week.
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Deadly Offense: Offenders with multiple DUI's have license to drive in Idaho Open this result in new window
KBCI Boise - 1 minute ago
Some drunk drivers aren't getting the message after 10, 17, and even 24 convictions. So why doesn't the state keep repeat offenders off the road? DUI victims, police and state officials all weigh in to nail down the facts on this deadly offense.
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Police: 7 DUI arrests made in Steeplechase area Open this result in new window
The Tennessean - May 12 11:13 AM
Extra police enforcement around Saturday's Steeplechase horse racing event resulted in seven DUI arrests, Metro police said.
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Driver Faces DUI Charge In Deaths Open this result in new window
CBS 5 Phoenix - May 12 10:47 AM
The driver of a vehicle that hit a family of four, killing both parents and sending the two children to the hospital, is being charged with aggravated DUI, among other things.
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Fatal DUI Suspect Faces Civil Suit Open this result in new window
WLEX-TV Lexington - May 12 10:12 AM
A man accused of killing three people in a DUI crash in Whitley County is facing a possible civil lawsuit. Raymond Garner is charged with killing 25-year-old Cindy Haas, her unborn baby and an 8-year-old boy from Illinois last summer.
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DUI charge in fatal motorcycle wreck Open this result in new window
The Charlotte Observer - May 12 4:32 AM
A Myrtle Beach restaurateur was charged with felony DUI this weekend in one of two motorcycle incidents - the first fatalities during this year's spring motorcycle rally, which started Friday night. Michael Hilton, 56, was charged with two felony DUIs, one that caused bodily injury and one that resulted in a fatality, and failure to yield right of way, Myrtle Beach police said. Police said ...
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Man Sentenced To 23 Years In DUI Death Open this result in new window
WAPT Jackson - May 12 2:00 PM
William Joyner Jr. was sentenced to 23 years in prison for the DUI-related death of Shateeka Tobias.
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DUI checkpoint yields 6 arrests, 2 citations Open this result in new window
San Diego Union-Tribune - May 12 6:01 AM
VISTA: Deputies arrested six motorists and cited two others at a DUI checkpoint Saturday night in Vista.
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MB restaurateur charged with DUI in crash Open this result in new window
The Myrtle Beach Sun News - May 11 9:42 PM
A Myrtle Beach restaurateur was charged with felony DUI this weekend in one of two motorcycle incidents - the first fatalities during this year's spring motorcycle rally, which started Friday night.

Stories of the Week

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 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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