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Top DUI News Week of May 19th- May 25th

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Top DUI News, May 25th, 2008

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Extra Nashville patrols boost DUI arrests 38% Open this result in new window
The Tennessean - May 25 12:30 AM
But alcohol-related deaths remain steady See a map of all the DUI arrests from this year here
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Palm Beach County: Nine accused of DUI in aggressive patrol Open this result in new window
Sun-Sentinel - May 25 12:16 AM
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrested nine people on drunken driving charges Friday night and Saturday morning as a result of an aggressive DUI patrol.
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Woman charged with felony DUI Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - May 24 12:53 PM
A woman accused of crashing into several parked vehicles was charged Friday with felony DUI.
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Not-guilty plea in DUI case Open this result in new window
Billings Gazette - May 24 12:53 PM
A Billings woman involved in a two-vehicle crash earlier this month pleaded not guilty Friday in District Court to felony DUI.
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Hampden man faces jail time in DUI death Open this result in new window
The Sentinel - May 24 6:44 AM
A Hampden Township man faces a minimum of three years in jail after a Cumberland County jury Thursday found him guilty of homicide by vehicle while DUI and involuntary manslaughter.
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4 hurt in ambulance crash; DUI charge filed Open this result in new window
The Greenville News - May 24 4:49 AM
Four people were taken to the hospital after an ambulance transporting a patient for dialysis collided Friday morning on Augusta Street with a driver who was charged with DUI, Greenville police said.
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Woman Sentenced To 4 Years For DUI Death Open this result in new window
The Tampa Tribune - May 23 7:19 PM
LARGO -- A woman who made alcohol-awareness presentations to students was sentenced to four years in prison Friday after pleading no contest to a charge of DUI manslaughter. Jessica Rasdall, 21, of Seminole, also received two years of probation, according to Pinellas County court records. Rasdall was 18 on Feb. 25, 2006, when she lost control of her car on Interstate 275, according to the ...
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Lawmakers alter DUI bill to avoid another veto Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - May 23 1:09 PM
DUI legislation vetoed by Gov. Janet Napolitano last month has resurfaced in the state Senate, this time without a key provision to which she objected that would reduce penalties for first-time offenders.
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Witness speaks out about lawmaker's DUI crash Open this result in new window
News 12 Augusta - May 23 9:21 PM
An eyewitness to a car crash involving State Representative Ben Harbin is speaking out after a month of developments in the DUI case. It's been exactly a year since the popular state lawmaker ran into trouble in Atlanta.
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UHP Kicks off DUI Blitz for Memorial Day Weekend Open this result in new window
FOX 13 Utah - May 23 9:52 PM
Highway patrol troopers will be out in force keeping the roadways safe this Memorial Day weekend. UHP is getting set to kick off another DUI blitz, this time in Salt Lake County.
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Top DUI News, May 24th, 2008

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Lawmakers alter DUI bill to avoid another veto Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - May 23 1:09 PM
DUI legislation vetoed by Gov. Janet Napolitano last month has resurfaced in the state Senate, this time without a key provision to which she objected that would reduce penalties for first-time offenders.
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FHP Hosting DUI Checkpoint In Pasco Tonight Open this result in new window
The Tampa Tribune - May 23 1:35 PM
LAND O' LAKES - Kicking off the holiday weekend with a kick tonight? Beginning at 8 p.m. the Florida Highway Patrol will be hosting a DUI checkpoint on U.S. 41 south of Hale Road. Troopers will be working with officers from various agencies to combat driving under the influence and other traffic violators.
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Metro police to conduct DUI checkpoints Open this result in new window
WKRN Nashville - 1 hour, 59 minutes ago
Police will set up DUI checkpoints at several locations this Memorial Day weekend.
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County DUI crackdown starts tonight with checkpoint in Desert Hot Springs Open this result in new window
The Desert Sun - May 23 2:47 PM
The Memorial Day weekend crackdown on DUI throughout Riverside County will start at 8 tonight in Desert Hot Springs.
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Ky. school bus driver charged with DUI in wake of crash Open this result in new window
Lexington Herald-Leader - May 23 10:02 AM
A former central Kentucky school bus driver involved in a crash has been charged with DUI after a laboratory test showed evidence she had used marijuana. Lebanon Junction Police also charged Tammy Capps with 50 counts of wanton endangerment - one for each student on the bus. Bullitt County Deputy Court Clerk Marci Hodges says Capps pleaded not guilty Friday morning. Hodges says no public ...
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Sen. Menor Pleads No Contest To DUI Charge Open this result in new window
KITV Honolulu - May 23 2:20 PM
A state judge orders Sen. Ron Menor to begin serving a 48-hour prison sentence on a DUI charge immediately.
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Montana's Quinn arrested for DUI again Open this result in new window
Fox Sports - May 23 12:16 AM
Montana offensive lineman J.D. Quinn was arrested Thursday on charges of drunken driving, his second DUI charge in less than a year. The 22-year-old senior, who transferred from Oklahoma, was arrested after he pulled over for a traffic stop, refused a breathalyzer and requested a blood test, according to his attorney. Neither of the tests was administered before Quinn posted $500 bail. He ...
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Rockford Woman Guilty of DUI in Crash that Killed Homeless Man Open this result in new window
WREX-TV Rockford - 59 minutes ago
ROCKFORD - A Rockford woman is guilty of DUI in a crash that killed a homeless man.
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Montana OL Quinn arrested on second DUI charge Open this result in new window
ESPN - May 22 11:07 PM
Montana offensive lineman J.D. Quinn was arrested Thursday on charges of drunken driving, his second DUI charge in less than a year.
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Air station holds mock DUI demonstration Open this result in new window
The Yuma Sun - 1 hour, 23 minutes ago
Marines and sailors at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma reported to the parade deck Friday morning to watch a "shock and awe" DUI prevention demonstration that depicted the aftermath of a drunken driving accident.
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Top DUI News, May 23rd, 2008

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Montana's Quinn arrested for DUI again Open this result in new window
Fox Sports - 41 minutes ago
Montana offensive lineman J.D. Quinn was arrested Thursday on charges of drunken driving, his second DUI charge in less than a year. The 22-year-old senior, who transferred from Oklahoma, was arrested after he pulled over for a traffic stop, refused a breathalyzer and requested a blood test, according to his attorney. Neither of the tests was administered before Quinn posted $500 bail. He ...
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Montana's Quinn in trouble again, arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
CBS Sportsline - 1 hour, 55 minutes ago
Montana offensive lineman J.D. Quinn was arrested Thursday on charges of drunken driving, his second DUI charge in less than a year.
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Video: Man with MD cited for DUI; charge dropped Open this result in new window
St. Petersburg Times - 34 minutes ago
Michael Loui, who has muscular dystrophy, was arrested for DUI. Prosecutors dropped the charge when the results of a urine test came back clean. Loui claims he was arrested because his disability caused him to perform poorly, but the cop...
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Lawmakers alter DUI bill to avoid another veto Open this result in new window
The Arizona Republic - 1 minute ago
DUI legislation vetoed by Gov. Janet Napolitano last month has resurfaced in the state Senate, this time without a key provision to which she objected that would reduce penalties for first-time offenders.
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County's MADD chapter will be monitoring DUI court cases Open this result in new window
Tucson Citizen - 52 minutes ago
Pima County's chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers will be monitoring DUI cases in Tucson City Court beginning next week.
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Man pleads no contest in DUI manslaughter case Open this result in new window
Bradenton Herald - 2 hours, 54 minutes ago
Although Aaron Gooding can't recall what happened the night police arrested him in connection with a DUI crash, he is taking responsibility for the wreck that took a woman's life last year.
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Man Involved In Fatal Crash Arrested For Third DUI Open this result in new window
WCAX-TV Vermont - May 22 8:51 PM
A Shaftsbury man, who was the driver in a deadly alcohol-related crash 11 years ago, was just arrested for his third DUI.
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Bullitt bus driver charged with DUI after accident Open this result in new window
Louisville Courier-Journal - May 22 3:24 PM
A Bullitt County bus driver involved in an accident last week was arrested today and charged with DUI and endangering children.
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UM football player arrested for DUI Open this result in new window
KPAX Missoula - May 22 4:53 PM
Player's second DUI stop in less than a year
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DUI check late Friday in Woodland Open this result in new window
The Daily Democrat - 1 hour, 32 minutes ago
The "Avoid the Eight" DUI Enforcement Task Force will conduct an intensive DU saturation enforcement and a checkpoint during the Memorial Day weekend.
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Top DUI News, May 22nd, 2008

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South Carolina May Require Multiple DUI Offenders To Use An Ignition Interlock Device Open this result in new window
WJBF-TV Augusta - May 21 7:14 PM
South Carolina is on the verge of trying something new to fight drunken driving...in addition to the tougher DUI bill the Governor has already signed into law.
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Judge pleads not guilty to DUI, resisting arrest Open this result in new window
Daily Herald - May 21 11:13 AM
Circuit Judge David Hall pleaded not guilty Wednesday to DUI and resisting arrest charges. The hearing before Kane County Judge F. Keith Brown marked the first court appearance for Hall, 55, who was arrested April 26 by Vernon Hills police.
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Former PSU wrestler faces DUI, related charges Open this result in new window
Centre Daily Times - May 21 2:27 PM
BELLEFONTE Ñ A Penn State wrestler kicked off the team for violating team rules and standards of the program waived DUI and related charges on to Centre County Court prior to a scheduled preliminary hearing Wednesday.
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Hendry County sheriffÕs son charged with DUI Open this result in new window
Naples Daily News - May 21 11:54 AM
Lee County SheriffÕs Office deputies on Wednesday arrested the son of Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie Lee on a charge of DUI. It was the second time the man has been arrested on DUI charges.
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South Carolina Deputy Cleared Of DUI Will Try To Get Job Back Open this result in new window
Officer.com - May 21 7:05 AM
A DUI charge against a Greenville County deputy was dropped Monday.
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DUI checkpoint will be in Woodland Friday and Saturday Open this result in new window
The Daily Democrat - May 21 3:03 PM
The "Avoid the Eight" DUI Enforcement Task Force will conduct an intensive DU saturation enforcement and a checkpoint during the Memorial Day weekend.
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WYFF: Inman woman charged with DUI after wreck on I-26 Open this result in new window
Spartanburg Herald-Journal - May 21 10:50 AM
Valerie Garbina of Inman was charged with a DUI after crashing into a tractor-tractor last night on I-26 near the Reidville Road interchange in Spartanburg. Garbina was flown to Spartanburg Regional hospital.
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Weekend DUI Patrols Planned Open this result in new window
The Lakeland Ledger - May 21 6:49 AM
The Lakeland Police Department will begin conducting Memorial Day weekend DUI patrols throughout the city Friday.These patrols are part of the Drunk Driving - Over the Limit, Under Arrest program by the Florida Department of Transportation.
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House Bill Requires Ignition Device For Those Convicted Of DUI Open this result in new window
WSPA Spartanburg - May 21 10:51 AM
The South Carolina House is expected to give its final approval to a bill that would require anyone convicted of DUI to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle.
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Ex-detective guilty of DUI in Chesterfield County Open this result in new window
Richmond Times-Dispatch - May 21 12:39 AM
A former Richmond narcotics detective pleaded guilty this week in Chesterfield County to his second drunken-driving charge in 20 months. Mark E. Dunn, 47, a 22-year Richmond police veteran, was convicted Monday in Chesterfield General District Court of first-offense driving under the influence. The charge was reduced from second-offense DUI, which is a more serious charge.
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Top DUI News, May 21st, 2008

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Nashville police put DUI grant to use Open this result in new window
The Tennessean - 2 hours, 30 minutes ago
Metro police officers, paid through a Governor's Highway Safety Office grant, charged 36 people with driving under the influence last weekend through a continuing DUI initiative.
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Ex-detective guilty of DUI in Chesterfield County Open this result in new window
Richmond Times-Dispatch - 2 hours, 12 minutes ago
A former Richmond narcotics detective pleaded guilty this week in Chesterfield County to his second drunken-driving charge in 20 months. Mark E. Dunn, 47, a 22-year Richmond police veteran, was convicted Monday in Chesterfield General District Court of first-offense driving under the influence. The charge was reduced from second-offense DUI, which is a more serious charge.
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Scott headed to trial next week on DUI charge Open this result in new window
The Post and Courier - May 20 9:42 PM
State Sen. Randy Scott will stand trial before a jury next week for his April 19 arrest on a DUI charge. If there are no delays, Senate District 38 voters will know of Scott's innocence or guilt before they choose between him and former state Sen. Mike Rose in the June 10 GOP primary.
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DUI checkpoint slated for Friday Open this result in new window
The Eureka Reporter - 2 hours, 11 minutes ago
Category: Local News Topics: Briefs On Friday, the Fortuna Police Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint somewhere within the city limits of Fortuna. The checkpoint will begin at 9 p.m. and run until 2 a.m.
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Man gets four years for DUI Open this result in new window
The Telegraph - May 20 9:38 PM
EDWARDSVILLE - An Edwardsville man who got a DUI the night of his release from probation for a previous drunken driving conviction was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison.
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DUI charges sometimes reduced to guarantee convictions Open this result in new window
WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke - May 20 7:30 PM
11p Story Script: Judge Michael Keith Blankenship walks away. Driving is something he won't do for a year because he refused a breath test. Blankenship is guilty of reckless driving, not DUI.
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Raleigh, NC Law Firm Specializing in DUI Cases Hires New Attorney Open this result in new window
PRWeb via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 50 minutes ago
The Law Offices of William L. Fay, a North Carolina law firm that specializes in traffic law, criminal law and DUI cases, has a new attorney on their team with impressive experience.
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Wytheville judge will not face DUI conviction Open this result in new window
WDBJ 7 Roanoke - May 20 2:16 PM
A Wytheville judge will not face a DUI conviction. In March, Michael Blankenship was charged with driving under the influence on Interstate 81 in Smyth County.
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Woman nabbed for alleged DUI at same crash spot Open this result in new window
AP via Yahoo! News - May 20 11:17 PM
Call it drunken driving deja vu. For the second time in five months, a 23-year-old California woman has been arrested after she allegedly crashed her car while driving under the influence at the exact same spot north of Lake Tahoe.
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Top DUI News, May 20th, 2008

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Police briefs DUI manslaughter charge is dropped Open this result in new window
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune - 2 hours, 56 minutes ago
BRADENTON Prosecutors on Monday dropped a DUI manslaughter charge against a driver accused of being under the influence of narcotics when his truck hit a woman walking on the side of a road.
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49 DUI cases dropped in AZ; big implications possible Open this result in new window
ABC 15 Phoenix - May 19 10:13 PM
A judge in Tucson has tossed out alcohol breath tests in 49 DUI cases and a defense attorney says the ruling could have widespread implications.
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Interlock device a good step in dealing with DUI problem Open this result in new window
Yakima Herald-Republic - May 20 12:04 AM
It's discouraging, to say the least, when as a state we try to do everything possible to get drunken drivers off the highways and byways, yet the DUI statistics continue to be dismal and alarming.
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Case Dismissed Against Deputy Charged With DUI Open this result in new window
WSPA Spartanburg - May 19 8:06 PM
A former Greenville County deputy, arrested for DUI, could soon get his job back. Sgt. David Morrow was pulled over by a highway patrol trooper back in October. Morrow, then a deputy for the Greenville County Sheriff's Office, passed a field sobriety test, but was still arrested.
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Alcohol Breath Tests Tossed In 49 DUI Cases Open this result in new window
CBS 5 Phoenix - May 19 2:47 PM
A judge in Tucson tosses out alcohol breath tests in 49 DUI cases and a defense attorney says the ruling could have widespread implications.
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Tucson judge tosses out alcohol breath tests in 49 DUI cases Open this result in new window
KVOA Tucson - May 19 2:41 PM
Associated Press - May 19, 2008 5:34 PM ET TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A judge in Tucson has tossed out alcohol breath tests in 49 DUI cases and a defense attorney says the ruling could have...
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DUI Charges Against Deputy Dropped Open this result in new window
WYFF 4 Greenville - May 19 3:34 PM
A DUI charge against a Greenville County deputy was dropped Monday.
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DUI Suspect Back In Court Open this result in new window
WLKY Louisville - May 19 9:50 AM
A young woman charged with DUI and murder in connection with a fatal crash went back before a judge Monday.
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Man wanted in Goochland on third DUI charge in 5 years Open this result in new window
Richmond Times-Dispatch - May 19 5:05 AM
Goochland County authorities are searching for a man wanted for failing to appear in court for his third DUI charge in five years. Jose Manuel Rangel, 34, is wanted for contempt of court.
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Police: Man Busted On 10th DUI Was Three Times Over Legal Limit Open this result in new window
19 Action News Cleveland - May 19 7:30 AM
Elyria, OH - A Brook Park man sitting behind bars after cops cuffed and stuffed him for his 10th DUI offense. James Lennox was driving under a suspended license and had allegedly consumed a dozen Miller High Life beers when an astute motorist called police to report his erratic driving. 19 Action News has learned Lennox blew a .250 - three times the legal limit.
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Top DUI News, May 19th, 2008

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Repeat DUI offender charged in deadly wreck Open this result in new window
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - May 18 7:51 AM
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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Alleged DUI Driver Hits Pedestrian Open this result in new window
KQ2 St. Joseph - 23 minutes ago
A Union Star woman is ticketed for DUI and hitting a pedestrian. Troopers say Andreya Miller backed her car into James Thompson. Thompson was pinned between two cars.
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Nassau Cop Victim of Alleged DUI Open this result in new window
FOX 5 New York - 2 hours, 29 minutes ago
An accused drunken driver allegedly rear-ended Nassau County Officer Kenneth Baribault just before 6 a.m. Sunday. Baribault was placed in a medically induced coma. The driver of an SUV and Mercedes were charged with DUI. Watch the video report from Fox 5's Nicole Johnson.
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Nassau Cop in Coma, Alleged Hit by DUI Open this result in new window
FOX 5 New York - May 18 3:11 PM
A Sunday morning traffic stop on the Long Island Expressway ended with a police officer in a coma. An alleged drunken driver rear-ended Nassau County Officer Kenneth Baribault just before 6 a.m. The driver of an SUV and Mercedes were charged with DUI. Fox 5's Nicole Johnson has the story from East Meadow, N.Y.
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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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DUI victims recount their tragedies at program Open this result in new window
Warren Times Observer - 14 minutes ago
Marlene was at work when the policemen came to tell her that her daughter was dead. Janice watched the crash that killed her mother, father and two nephews, both under 10.
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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.

Stories of the Week

May 12th - May 18th: Caught On Tape: Georgia Judge Arrested For DUI

May 5th - May 11th: Summit County man sentenced to five years in prison after 11th DUI

April 28th - May 4th: 2 get 'deal of a lifetime' in drag racing, DUI crash that killed Boynton man

April 21st - April 27th: Open-container bill could jeopardize DUI prosecutions

April 14th - April 20th: Nuggets' Anthony Apologizes for Arrest on DUI Charge

April 7th - April 13th: 60-year-old Owensville Man Charged With 13th DUI

March 31st- April 6th: Officers are tanked during DUI exercise

March 24th - March 30th: Hanover Park man accused of 7th DUI, faces 30 years in prison

March 17th - March 23rd: DUI check results in arrests, but no DUI charges

March 10th - March 16th: Teacher Dies, Man Arrested in Suspected DUI Crash

March 3rd - March 9th: Former Head of DUI Enforcement Pleads Guilty to Drunk Driving

February 25th - March 2nd: Woman arrested for alleged DUI asks officer if he's been drinking

February 18th - February 24th: DUI Arrests Increased 32 Percent In 2007

February 11th - February 17th: GOP lawmakers push to make DUI laws even tougher

February 4th - February 10th: Jury Awards $10M to Teen Injured Wearing Lap Belt in DUI Crash

January 28th - February 3rd: Judge 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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