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Top DUI News for the Week of March 29th - April 3rd in the year Two Thousand and Ten

Sunday, April 4th

Police: Repeat DWI offender kills two in Lewisville A man who has already been convicted of driving while intoxicated three times plowed into the back of a sedan on Interstate 35E in Lewisville early Sunday morning, killing the driver of the other car and her 13-year-old daughter, police said. John Patrick Barton, who was on probation with three DWI convictions, now faces two counts of murder. He will be 30 years old on Monday ...

Saturday, April 3rd

Off-Duty Phoenix Officer Charged with Extreme DUI The Phoenix police officer accused of driving under the influence of alcohol has been formally charged with DUI.

Friday, April 2nd

Man with 11 DUI convictions sentenced in Seattle Dwight Benson has nearly a dozen DUI convictions in the past 25 years. He was sentenced for two of them Thursday in Seattle Municipal Court.

Thursday, April 1st

Cardinals' LB Porter Won't Face DUI Charges Kern County prosecutors say no charges will be filed against Arizona Cardinals linebacker Joey Porter in connection with his recent arrest on suspicion of DUI and resisting arrest.

Wednesday, March 31st

Former 'Hills' Star Charged After DUI Arrest Jason Wahler is going for an all-time international party boy record -- the former "Hills" star just got charged with two counts of DUI after his second alcohol-related arrest in a month.

Tuesday, March 30th

Can Senator Killpack's 2009 DUI bill now help Killpack in 2010? Will his DUI legislation from last year have any bearing on his case this year?

Monday, March 29th

Lemoyne man charged with DUI, terroristic threats A Lemoyne man was arrested and charged with DUI and terroristic threats after being pulled over by police Saturday morning. 7th

Top DUI News, Sunday April 4th, 2010

Police: Repeat DWI offender kills two in Lewisville
LEWISVILLE — A man who has already been convicted of driving while intoxicated three times plowed into the back of a sedan on Interstate 35E in Lewisville early Sunday morning, killing the driver of the other car and her 13-year-old daughter, police said. John Patrick Barton, who was on probation with three DWI convictions, now faces two counts of murder. He will be 30 years old on Monday ...
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth - Apr 04 7:54 AM
Journalist-Related Crimes Soar In Depravity And Number
In the two years since the MVP issued our first report, another tidal wave of media-related bizarre or violent crimes has come to light, each more shocking than the last...
Anorak - Apr 04 1:45 AM
OVI checkpoint on Ohio 4 until 4 a.m.
HAMILTON - The Butler County OVI Task Force is operating low manpower OVI checkpoints in Middletown tonight.
Middletown Journal - Apr 02 10:57 PM
Crime and Public Safety, April 1
A California appeals court has affirmed the sexual- assault conviction of the son of a former Orange County assistant sheriff and two friends in the videotaped sex assault of an unconscious teenage girl.
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Mar 31 11:29 PM
Kuna man who rammed police cars during September chase pleads guilty to DUI
William Anthony Roulo pleaded guilty to felony charges of aggravated assault/battery on a law office
The Idaho Statesman - Mar 23 1:23 PM
NFL mock draft 2010 - 1st round, 4th edition
The Arizona Republic's Bob McManaman picks the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, which is scheduled for April 22.
The Arizona Republic - Mar 19 11:55 AM
Ex-cop facing DUI charges granted new trial
WEST CHESTER — A Chester County judge has granted a former police officer a new trial — at least — on drunken driving charges.
Daily Local News - Mar 19 3:09 AM
The Arizona Republic - Mar 19 11:55 AM
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Top DUI News, Saturday April 3rd, 2010

Montana man pleads no contest to 11th DUI
A 49-year-old Montana man who apparently was intoxicated when he came to court for his trial on a felony drunken driving charge has pleaded no contest to his 11th DUI. Thaylin Shawn Pierce, of Billings, entered the plea Thursday. He's free on bond until his sentencing June 22.
AP via Yahoo! News - Apr 02 12:00 PM
Off-Duty Phoenix Officer Charged with Extreme DUI
The Phoenix police officer accused of driving under the influence of alcohol has been formally charged with DUI.
Officer.com - Apr 03 12:23 AM
DUI arrests rise over holiday
The numbers are in after the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office driving under the influence enforcement between March 12-18 brought in 13 DUI arrests. Compared to five last year, the numbers made a slight jump.
Lone Tree Voice - 14 minutes ago
Montana Man Pleads No Contest To 11th DUI
Montana Man Pleads No Contest To 11th DUI After Arriving At Trial Apparently Intoxicated
CBS News - Apr 02 8:26 AM
Montana man pleads no contest to 11th DUI
A 49-year-old Montana man who apparently was intoxicated when he came to court for his trial on a felony drunken driving charge has pleaded no contest to his 11th DUI.
Boston Globe - Apr 02 9:53 AM
Car Goes Off Baileyton Road; Driver Hurt, Charged With DUI
A Sevierville woman was charged with DUI and failing to exercise due care after the car she was driving went off Baileyton Road about 4:35 pm. Friday, cut off a power pole and came to rest about 100 yards from the road in a pasture.
The Greeneville Sun - Apr 02 10:43 PM
Poll -- 11 DUI convictions, and finally, jail. What should happen?
Busy day: Judge Edsonya Charles sentenced Dwight David Benson to a year in jail for a 2007 DUI case and another year for driving with a suspended license -- sentences to be served consecutively. Also Thursday, Judge Ron Mamiya also sentenced Benson to a year in jail for a 2009 DUI case.
The Oregonian - Apr 02 11:51 AM
Latest statement released by Randy Dorn on DUI arrest
The following is a statement released Friday from Washington State Superintendent Randy Dorn on his DUI arrest' First, I want to apologize for my actions and the distraction they have caused. I drank alcohol and got behind the wheel of a car. That is a mistake, no matter how much you drink. I apologize to my family, the students and the educators across our state. As part of this legal ...
KING5 Seattle - Apr 02 4:17 PM
Latest statement released by Randy Dorn on DUI arrest
The following is the latest statement from Washington State Superintendent Randy Dorn on his DUI arrest.
KING5 Seattle - Apr 02 4:15 PM
DUI crackdown planned tonight in Palm Beach County
The weekend is here, and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office plans to conduct traffic and DUI checkpoints from Friday night into Saturday morning to catch revelers who may have had too much to drink.
Sun-Sentinel - Apr 02 10:32 AM
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Top DUI News, Friday April 2nd, 2010

DUI checkpoints this weekend in Kansas City, Overland Park
At least two metropolitan-area police departments are planning DUI checkpoints for this weekend. Kansas City police will conduct a checkpoint beginning at 11 p.m. tonight or Saturday at a location in the city known for DUI-related crashes or arrests.
The Kansas City Star - Apr 02 4:24 AM
Petaluma plans DUI checkpoints tonight
BY MARY CALLAHAN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Police are planning two DUI checkpoints in the city of Petaluma on Friday night to deter and arrest drunken drivers and those driving without valid licenses. Police have not disclosed the locations of the checkpoints but said they should be up and running between about 5:30 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday — weather permitting.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat - 26 minutes ago
Bradenton FHP trooper a top DUI enforcer
Bart Pfankuch A Florida Highway Patrol trooper based in Bradenton was recognized this week by the agency as one of the top DUI enforcers on Florida's highways. Trooper Sean M. McCormick was honored by FHP as one of 15 officers statewide who made more than 100 drunken driving arrests during 2009, according to an FHP release.
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune - 1 hour, 22 minutes ago
No. Nevada DUI task force honors 26 officers
The Northern Nevada DUI Task Force on Wednesday recognized 26 peace officers who contributed to efforts to combat drunken driving and also fight underage drinking.
Reno Gazette-Journal - 1 hour, 37 minutes ago
DUI saturation patrol
The Tehama County Avoid the Five DUI Task Force will conduct a DUI saturation patrol in the Red Bluff area today.
Red Bluff Daily News - 1 hour, 3 minutes ago
Man with 11 DUI convictions sentenced in Seattle
Dwight Benson has nearly a dozen DUI convictions in the past 25 years. He was sentenced for two of them Thursday in Seattle Municipal Court.
seattlepi.com - Apr 01 10:00 PM
Exceptional sentence for repeat DUI offender
SEATTLE - He has served his country with great sacrifice. But a Vietnam vet now has 11 DUI convictions, and Thursday night a Seattle municipal court sentenced him to three years behind bars. Dwight David Benson served three tours in Vietnam and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. "This is not a common criminal. This is a guy with a problem. He is sick. He needs treatment," defense ...
NorthWest Cable News - Apr 01 10:40 PM
Exceptional sentence for repeat DUI offender
A Vietnam vet with post-traumatic stress disorder now has 11 DUI convictions, and tonight a Seattle municipal court sentenced him to three years behind bars.
KING5 Seattle - Apr 01 10:37 PM
DUI arrests rise over holiday
The numbers are in after the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office driving under the influence enforcement between March 12-18 brought in 13 DUI arrests. Compared to five last year, the numbers made a slight jump.
Douglas County News-Press - Apr 02 2:11 AM
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Daily Pilot - Apr 02 12:39 AM
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Top DUI News, Thursday April 1st, 2010

No. Nevada DUI task force honors 26 officers
The Northern Nevada DUI Task Force on Wednesday recognized 26 peace officers who contributed to efforts to combat drunken driving and also fight underage drinking.
Reno Gazette-Journal - 2 hours, 9 minutes ago
That Cadillac looks familiar: DUI convict is pulled over after driving away from jail
They took away Donnie Russell's driver's license when they convicted him of DUI and sentenced him to serve weekends at the St. Clair County Jail.
Belleville News-Democrat - Apr 01 12:18 AM
DUI arrests rise over holiday
The numbers are in after the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office driving under the influence enforcement between March 12-18 brought in 13 DUI arrests. Compared to five last year, the numbers made a slight jump.
Parker Chronicle - Mar 31 11:55 PM
JASON WAHLER CHARGED WITH DUI
Reality TV star JASON WAHLER has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence (DUI) following his arrest in California earlier this month (Mar10).
New Kerala - 2 hours, 5 minutes ago
Easter brings DUI patrols
By Derek Jordan Herald/Review SIERRA VISTA — Local and county law enforcement officials are set to deploy this Easter weekend in an effort to curb drunken driving. The Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force will be conducting increased patrols and setting up sobriety checkpoints throughout the county, according to a Cochise County Sheriff’s Office release. read more
The Sierra Vista Herald - Mar 31 11:55 PM
Four cited for DUI
The following is a list of all DUI citations released from files of Georgia State Patrol for Emanuel County and Swainsboro Police Department this week.
The Swainsboro Forest-Blade - Mar 31 9:09 PM
Cardinals' LB Porter Won't Face DUI Charges
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Kern County prosecutors say no charges will be filed against Arizona Cardinals linebacker Joey Porter in connection with his recent arrest on suspicion of DUI and resisting arrest.
KOLO 8 Reno - Mar 31 6:37 PM
Missoula judge's perspective on DUI's
Montana is in the middle of a growing debate over what to do with repeat DUI offenders but it's up to judges to sentence those offenders.
KCFW Kalispell - Mar 31 3:47 PM
Suspect says DUI tests "too hard"
A woman was arrested and charged with DUI after having a difficult time understanding and performing field sobriety tests, according to reports.
NBC 2 Fort Myers - Mar 31 9:17 AM
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Top DUI News, Wednesday March 31st, 2010

Former 'Hills' Star Charged After DUI Arrest
Jason Wahler is going for an all-time international party boy record -- the former "Hills" star just got charged with two counts of DUI after his second alcohol-related arrest in a month.
Fox News - Mar 30 2:16 PM
Man charged with DUI in crash that closed Dick's
A man who police say crashed into the Lake City Dick's Drive-In, forcing the restaurant to close for more than a week while workers repair the building, has been charged with DUI.
seattlepi.com - 50 minutes ago
Lee County DUI arrests
Deputies have released the latest list of those arrested for DUI in Lee County.
NBC 2 Fort Myers - Mar 30 12:17 PM
Wahler Charged With Dui
Reality TV star JASON WAHLER has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence (DUI) following his arrest in California earlier this month (Mar10).The...
ContactMusic - Mar 30 3:07 PM
Deputy prosecutor resigns following DUI arrest
Mario Massillamany, public information officer for the Marion County Prosecutor's Office resigned Tuesday after a weekend DUI arrest. The public information officer for Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi has abruptly resigned from his post following a DUI arrest.
FOX 59 Indianapolis - Mar 30 12:26 PM
Man arrested on DUI charge in Sevierville following crash
David L. Kendrick, 52, was arrested on a DUI charge in Sevierville this past weekend after he was involved in a two vehicle crash.
WATE 6 Knoxville - Mar 30 12:05 PM
Crawfordville man facing DUI charge following hit and run
A Crawfordville man has been charged with DUI in connection with a hit and run incident Monday night at Arran Road and U.S. Highway 319.
Tallahassee Democrat - Mar 30 11:22 AM
Crawfordville Man Arrested For DUI Hit And Run
43-year-old Michael Timothy Lilliman was charged with DUI and hit and run-leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage after being spotted on U.S. Highway 98 near the Wildwood Country Club.
WCTV Tallahassee - Mar 30 11:18 AM
Four cited for DUI
The following is a list of all DUI citations released from files of Georgia State Patrol for Emanuel County and Swainsboro Police Department this week.
The Swainsboro Forest-Blade - Mar 30 3:39 PM
Lee County DUI arrests
On March 22, 2010, at approximately 01:00 am, Lee County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Axel Luis Rodriguez, D.O.B. 10/28/57 of 2103 Jackson Ave, Alva, for DUI. The incident occurred in the area of E 12 St/Joel Blvd, Lehigh Acres, Florida.
ABC 7 Gulfshore News - Mar 30 12:10 PM
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Top DUI News, Tuesday March 30th, 2010

Can Senator Killpack's 2009 DUI bill now help Killpack in 2010?
SALT LAKE (ABC 4 News) - Will his DUI legislation from last year have any bearing on his case this year?
ABC 4 Salt Lake City - Mar 29 9:25 PM
Moreno Valley council members defend DUI checkpoints
Three Moreno Valley City Council members defended the community's DUI checkpoints last week after more than 130 people packed a public hearing to protest them.
The Press-Enterprise - Mar 29 5:39 PM
Joey Porter arrest: Officer also faces DUI charges
New information and a twist emerged Monday on the DUI arrest of Joey Porter. The officer who arrested the NFL star is out on bail on his own DUI charge.
KGET 17 Bakersfield - Mar 29 7:35 PM
DUI arrests rise over holiday
The numbers are in after the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office driving under the influence enforcement between March 12-18 brought in 13 DUI arrests. Compared to five last year, the numbers made a slight jump.
Douglas County News-Press - 2 hours, 13 minutes ago
Ex-coach readies for DUI-manslaughter trial
By CHRISTOPHER O'DONNELL Former Braden River High football coach Josh Hunter and his defense team face a tough task in fighting a DUI-manslaughter charge when the case goes to trial next month.
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Mar 29 10:03 PM
Four cited for DUI
The following is a list of all DUI citations released from files of Georgia State Patrol for Emanuel County and Swainsboro Police Department this week.
The Swainsboro Forest-Blade - Mar 29 9:24 PM
DUI investigated in crash that injured 3
LAGUNA NIGUEL – Three people were injured Saturday night in a crash that is being investigated for a possible DUI, authorities said. The crash was reported just after 10 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Golden Lantern and Curacao, said Lt. Ted...
Orange County Register - Mar 29 12:10 PM
Cozine gets probation in DUI manslaughter case
PANAMA CITY - Paul Cozine got 15 years of probation for the DUI death Jan D. Baasch on April 1, 2009. According to the State Attorney's Office, Baasch's family wanted Cozine to take responsibility for his actions but did not want Cozine to go to...
The News Herald - Mar 29 3:18 PM
Man arrested for sixth DUI
A man has been arrested and charged with his sixth DUI. Randy Armstrong, 47, was arrested early Saturday morning near Rocker. When officers attempted to pull over the driver of a vehicle the driver took off, Police Captain George Skuletich said. However, the vehicle got stuck on a dirt road.
KXLF Butte - Mar 29 3:17 PM
ECC plans DUI Awareness Fair Thursday
Camino College will sponsor its 10th annual South Bay DUI Awareness Fair, featuring displays, workshops, and interactive demonstrations, which show the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Daily Breeze - Mar 29 8:30 AM
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Top DUI News, Monday March 29th, 2010

Horry, Georgetown officers, agencies receive DUI enforcement awards
Officers and agencies from Horry and Georgetown counties took honors at the fifth annual DUI Enforce
The Myrtle Beach Sun News - 58 minutes ago
Lemoyne man charged with DUI, terroristic threats
A Lemoyne man was arrested and charged with DUI and terroristic threats after being pulled over by police Saturday morning.
The Sentinel - 2 hours, 40 minutes ago
DPS sets DUI checkpoints this weekend
The Department of Public Safety will be conducting DUI checkpoints on April 3 and 4 as part of its “Impaired Driving National Enforcement Crackdown.”
Saipan Tribune - 37 minutes ago
DUI arrests rise over holiday
The numbers are in after the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office driving under the influence enforcement between March 12-18 brought in 13 DUI arrests. Compared to five last year, the numbers made a slight jump.
Douglas County News-Press - 12 minutes ago
Sterling Checkpoint Nets One DUI Arrest
The sobriety checkpoint held Friday in Sterling resulted in one DUI arrest, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday.
Leesburg Today - 2 hours, 5 minutes ago
Dui arrests
Dui arrests - 29 Mar 2010
Bucks County Courier Times - 28 minutes ago
Hanner Guilty Of Aggravated DUI
JEFFERSON COUNTY -- A jury finds a Mt. Vernon teen guilty of aggravated DUI, after he killed a man while behind the wheel in 2006. Steven Hanner, now 18, learned the verdict early Saturday morning. Hanner, who was 16 at the time of the accident, had six illegal drugs in his system at the time.
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois - Mar 28 9:37 PM
Driver identified, arrested for DUI in early afternoon crash
The California Highway Patrol says the woman who crashed around 1:00 p.m. today was arrested for DUI after she was released from the hospital. Melissa A. Hensiek, 23, of Santa Maria, was driving south bound on Hwy. 101 in a 2000 GMC. Another driver reported that Hensiek was driving erratically. CHP officers stationed themselves on the Tefft Street off-ramp, so they could pull Hensiek over when ...
KSBY San Luis Obispo - Mar 28 8:10 PM
Driver Faces DUI, Gun Charges
A chase ended Sunday morning with a man facing DUI and gun charges.
WOWT Omaha - Mar 28 1:42 PM
DUI charge filed in Bluefield, Va. hit and run
Bluefield, Va. (WVVA) - Police in Bluefield, Virginia charged Billy Edwin Williams of North Tazewell with a DUI early Sunday morning.
WVVA Bluefield - Mar 28 9:48 AM

Stories of the Week

March 22nd - March 28th

DUI arrests rise over St. Patrick's Day holiday

March 15th - March 21st

Man, 71, faces DUI, vehicular homicide charges

March 8th - March 14th

School bus driver arrested for DUI on the job

March 1st - March 7th

State high court to review DUI blood test case

February 22nd - February 28th

Man driving without a tire gets charged with DUI

February 15th - February 21st

'Deadliest Catch' star arrested for DUI, hit and run in Seattle

February 8th - February 14th

Norridge man gets 10 years in prison for 7th DUI

February 1st - February 7th

DUI enforcement during Super Bowl party weekend

January 25th - January 31st

Tucson Police use grant money to increase DUI enforcement

January 18th - January 24th

N.Y. man charged with snowmobile DUI in Mount Holly

January 11th - January 17th

444 arrested in Colo. campaign against DUI

January 4th - January 10th

DUI Task Force reports fewer arrests in 2009

December 28th - January 3rd

Colo. lawmaker going after repeat DUI offenders

2009 Stories of the Year :

Over the Legal Limit 2009

2008 Stories of the Year :

Drunk Driving Bonanza 2008

2007 Stories of the Year :

The Best and Worst of 2007 END

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