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Top DUI News for the Week of February 8th - February 14th in the year Two Thousand and Ten

Sunday, February 14th

Officers check compliance of felony DUI probationers On Friday night, Jan. 29, seven officers from the San Diego County probation department and two detectives from the Sheriffs department performed compliance checks on 18 area residents that are on probationary status following felony driving-under-the-influence (DUI) convictions. Funded by a one year grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, the effort was done under the guidelines of ...

Saturday, February 13th

Prominent lawyer charged with DUI/manslaughter Lake County attorney and prominent civic leader Bruce Duncan surrendered Friday to jail authorities after the Florida Highway Patrol charged him with DUI-manslaughter in the traffic death of a retired postal worker.

Friday, February 12th

Report says Chelios DUI charge will be dropped Former Chicago Blackhawks star Chris Chelios won a key legal victory Wednesday that likely means the DUI charge against him will be dismissed, according to a report by the Chicago Sun-Times.

Thursday, February 11th

Norridge man gets 10 years in prison for 7th DUI A 56-year-old Norridge man convicted of his seventh DUI offense has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Josef Stepkowski, of the 7200 block of West Pensacola Avenue in the northwest suburb, was sentenced this week by Cook County Circuit Court Judge John Scotillo in Rolling Meadows branch court. Scotillo found Stepkowski guilty in November of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol ...

Wednesday, February 10th

More than 40 DUI arrests made Super Bowl Sunday Countywide roving anti-DUI patrols on Super Bowl Sunday resulted in more than 40 alcohol-related arrests, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. The patrols were carried out by the multiagency anti-DUI task force known as "Avoid the...

Tuesday, February 9th

Washington County Administrator Booked on DUI Charges Washington County's administrator has been placed on leave with pay after he was arrested last week in Gainesville on DUI charges

Monday, February 8th

DUI enforcement during Super Bowl party weekend The Douglas County Sheriffís Office will be stepping up their efforts to apprehend intoxicated and impaired drivers during the up-coming Super Bowl weekend which takes place the weekend of February 6. Deputies will be providing extra enforcement beginning at 6 p.m. on Feb. 6 through 3 a.m. Feb. 8. 7th

Top DUI News, Sunday February 14th, 2010

In Brief - February 14, 2010
Fitness club marks anniversary
Cumberland Times-News - Feb 13 8:07 PM
Prominent lawyer charged with DUI/manslaughter
Lake County attorney and prominent civic leader Bruce Duncan surrendered Friday to jail authorities after the Florida Highway Patrol charged him with DUI-manslaughter in the traffic death of a retired postal worker.
Orlando Sentinel - Feb 13 4:42 AM
Gao, Missing Chinese Lawyer, ‘Working’ in Urumqi, RTHK Reports
Feb. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Gao Zhisheng, a Chinese lawyer who disappeared over a year ago, is “working” in Urumqi, capital of the westernmost province of Xinjiang, Radio Television Hong Kong reported, citing Dui Hua Foundation.
Bloomberg - 1 hour, 19 minutes ago
Hit-and-run results in DUI arrest in Upper Allen Township
Police say Scott Wiggins, 25, of Mechanicsburg, was under the influence of alcohol around 1:40 a.m. Saturday when his vehicle struck several road signs on South Market Street in Upper Allen Twp. before being stopped by police in Simpson Park.
The Patriot-News - Feb 14 1:14 PM
Police Beat and Community Briefs for Feb. 14, 2010
A roundup of news briefs from around the region.
The Ocala Star-Banner - Feb 14 3:41 AM
DUIs
Each person who is found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol is sentenced to attend DUI school unless the license has been permanently suspended or revoked. Addresses listed are based on public records and may not be the individual's current address. The following is a portion of cases filed for the period Dec. 15. 2009, through Jan.
The Lakeland Ledger - Feb 14 4:02 AM
Officers check compliance of felony DUI probationers
On Friday night, Jan. 29, seven officers from the San Diego County probation department and two detectives from the Sheriffs department performed compliance checks on 18 area residents that are on probationary status following felony driving-under-the-influence (DUI) convictions. Funded by a one year grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, the effort was done under the guidelines of ...
The Fallbrook Village News - Feb 11 4:41 PM
Saturday closings and schedule changes
Here is a list of closings and schedule changes for Saturday, February 13, 2010.
News 12 Augusta - Feb 13 4:57 AM
Man drank four times legal limit before Friday crash on Falls Hwy.
Police say a Corbin man who ran a stoplight and slammed his vehicle into another Friday evening, injuring a local family, had a blood-alcohol content over four times the legal limit at the time of the crash.
Corbin News Journal - Feb 14 1:47 PM
Local teen crash toll: 'All too common'
NORRISTOWN — Crashes involving teenagers are becoming "all too common," according to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman.
The Mercury - Feb 14 11:37 AM
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Top DUI News, Saturday February 13th, 2010

Prominent lawyer charged with DUI/manslaughter
Lake County attorney and prominent civic leader Bruce Duncan surrendered Friday to jail authorities after the Florida Highway Patrol charged him with DUI-manslaughter in the traffic death of a retired postal worker.
Orlando Sentinel - 1 hour, 34 minutes ago
Corning DUI checkpoint tonight
CORNING — Solano Street, the main thoroughfare through Corning, will be the location of a DUI checkpoint tonight.
Chico Enterprise-Record - Feb 13 12:26 AM
Man's Seventh DUI Gets Him 10 Years
A Norridge man was sentenced to 10 years in jail earlier this week for his seventh DUI arrest.
FOX News Chicago - Feb 12 12:56 PM
Annual 5k run will honor DUI victims
A local 5K race will allow participants to take the steps to remember DUI victims. The Third Annual Victim Impact Panel Victims Memorial 5K Fun Run/Walk is slated for Saturday, March 27 at Betts Park.
Warren Times Observer - Feb 12 9:12 PM
31st District Race: In wake of DUI charges, Gallagher out as Ciervo's campaign chair
Republican Rob Ciervo, who is running for state representative in the 31st District, has replaced Newtown Township Supervisor Mike Gallagher as his campaign chair following Gallagher’s arrest on DUI charges in late January.
The Advance - Feb 12 9:44 PM
Driver pleads in 2007 fatal DUI crash
Joan M. Baltzley pleaded no contest to homicide by vehicle, DUI and reckless endangerment Friday for the one-car crash that killed her passenger in August 2007.
York Daily Record - Feb 12 9:33 AM
Fontana Police Department will be conducting a DUI/driver's license checkpoint on Feb. 13
The Fontana Police Department will be conducting a DUI/driver's license checkpoint on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 6 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Fontana Herald News - Feb 12 12:36 PM
As cops watch, DUI suspect swigs one more for the road
A Chester County man with a history of DUI convictions apparently could not resist having one more drink before police took him from behind the wheel of his car.
The Philadelphia Inquirer - Feb 11 11:30 PM
Man arrested after seventh DUI
A Norridge man was sentenced to 10 years in jail for his seventh DUI arrest.
Norridge-Harwood Heights News - Feb 12 11:25 AM
Correctional officer charged with DUI
A Knox County correctional officer was arrested on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident Friday after he crashed his vehicle into a bridge embankment.
The Galesburg Register-Mail - Feb 12 8:08 AM
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Top DUI News, February 12th, 2010

Report: Ruling clears way for dismissal of Chris Chelios' DUI
Report: Chris Chelios' DUI charge could be dismissed.
ESPN - Feb 11 9:05 AM
Former Roscoe official’s DUI case tossed
ROSCOE — A judge recently dismissed the DUI case against a village employee who resigned shortly after he was arrested.
Rockford Register Star - 41 minutes ago
Report says Chelios DUI charge will be dropped
Former Chicago Blackhawks star Chris Chelios won a key legal victory Wednesday that likely means the DUI charge against him will be dismissed, according to a report by the Chicago Sun-Times.
Sportsnet.ca - Feb 11 4:50 PM
Hamilton man charged with felony DUI
A Hamilton man is facing charges of felony DUI after being arrested at about 7 p.m. Monday night. Robert A. Brookshire, 49, appeared before Ravalli County Justice Jim Bailey Wednesday.
Ravalli Republic - 2 hours, 15 minutes ago
Tennessee Lawmakers Consider Interlock Devices for DUI Offenders
Lawmakers in Tennessee are trying to reach a consensus on legislation that would require first-time DUI offenders to have special devices installed on their cars.
Eyewitness News Memphis - Feb 11 3:49 PM
Crime and punishment - Would draconian DUI sentences deter drunk drivers in Alaska?
Lori Phillips, a South Anchorage resident in her mid 50s, was arrested for DUI in March of last year, after police found she’d driven off the road in the early afternoon, beer sitting on the seat beside her. This was her fourth DUI charge; out of the previous three, she’d pled one down for a 1983 arrest, but was convicted in 1986 and 2005.
Anchorage Press - Feb 11 6:10 PM
Stevi man sentenced on felony DUI
A Stevensville man convicted by a jury of felony DUI will be required to pay for the cost of his trial.
Ravalli Republic - 2 hours, 17 minutes ago
Commission to discuss official’s DUI
CHIPLEY — The Washington County Commission will hold a special personnel meeting this morning to discuss its top administrator’s DUI arrest a week ago. County Administrator Pete Herbert, arrested on the misdemeanor first offense last Wednesday in...
The News Herald - 2 hours, 26 minutes ago
Wyoming House committee takes up tougher DUI law
The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday began discussing a bill that would toughen Wyoming's DUI law. The committee didn't act on the legislation and plans to resume discussion Tuesday.
KGWN-TV Cheyenne - Feb 11 5:20 PM
Officers check compliance of felony DUI probationers
On Friday night, Jan. 29, seven officers from the San Diego County probation department and two detectives from the Sheriffs department performed compliance checks on 18 area residents that are on probationary status following felony driving-under-the-influence (DUI) convictions. Funded by a one year grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, the effort was done under the guidelines of ...
The Fallbrook Village News - Feb 11 4:41 PM
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Top DUI News, Thursday February 11th, 2010

Fire lieutenant charged with DUI left scene: cops
A Chicago Fire Department lieutenant was charged with DUI after driving onto a Southwest Side lawn, knocking over a fire hydrant, hitting a tree, running over a stop sign -- and then driving off, police said.Gary Podlasek, 53, was charged with driving while under the influence and leaving the scene of a traffic accident, both misdemeanors. He was also ticketed for failure to keep in lanes ...
Chicago Sun-Times - Feb 11 2:00 AM
Chelios DUI attorney: Knees surgeries, not booze, responsible for wobble
Battling a drunk-driving arrest, ex-Chicago Blackhawks star Chris Chelios won a key legal victory Wednesday that likely means the DUI charge against him will be dismissed.
Chicago Sun-Times - Feb 10 8:17 PM
6:20am -- New Taos Jail Director Hired Despite Pending DUI Case
William Cordova says April 2008 Dona Ana Co. case should be dismissed next month. Taos native William Córdova, who was hired as director of the Taos County Detention Center following the resignation of former director David Casanova, said a pending DUI charge out of Dona Ana . . .
Albuquerque Journal - 1 hour, 57 minutes ago
Man charged in DUI death of nuns
ASSOCIATED PRESS A southwest Florida man has been charged in the deaths of two nuns after he allegedly crashed into their vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol. Michael G. Hickman is charged with two counts of DUI manslaughter in the September crash in North Fort Myers.
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune - 2 hours, 38 minutes ago
31st District Race: In wake of DUI charges, Gallagher out as Ciervo's campaign chair
Republican Rob Ciervo, who is running for state representative in the 31st District, has replaced Newtown Township Supervisor Mike Gallagher as his campaign chair following Gallagher’s arrest on DUI charges in late January.
The Advance - 2 hours, 28 minutes ago
Norridge man gets 10 years in prison for 7th DUI
A 56-year-old Norridge man convicted of his seventh DUI offense has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Josef Stepkowski, of the 7200 block of West Pensacola Avenue in the northwest suburb, was sentenced this week by Cook County Circuit Court Judge John Scotillo in Rolling Meadows branch court. Scotillo found Stepkowski guilty in November of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol ...
Chicago Tribune - Feb 10 10:54 AM
DUI checkpoint set for Redlands this weekend
Drunken drivers will be targeted this weekend at a DUI checkpoint in Redlands police say. The roadblock will be operated between 10 p.m. Saturday until 3 p.m. Sunday in the eastbound lane of Colton Avenue between New York and Texas Streets, police spokesman Carl Baker said in a written statement.
The Press-Enterprise - Feb 10 6:11 PM
Tallahassee doctor facing DUI charge
Dr. Thomas Bixler, a noted cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, was released from the Wakulla County Jail on Wednesday after being arrested Tuesday night on a DUI charge, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Tallahassee Democrat - Feb 10 11:05 PM
One charged with DUI in latest Crawford enforcement effort
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS -- One person was charged with drunken driving during the Crawford County DUI Task Force's latest enforcement effort over Super Bowl weekend.
Erie Times-News - Feb 10 10:24 PM
Beyond the crash: Ignition interlocks and repeat DUI offenders
Rep. Mike Hawker has introduced a bill that would require DUI offenders to have an ignition interlock installed in their car. Some say the device won't stop every offender from driving drunk again, but it's a start.
KTUU Anchorage - Feb 11 12:05 AM
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Top DUI News, Wednesday February 10th, 2010

Modesto Man Busted For 10th DUI
A Modesto man has been busted for his 10th DUI, but his attorney is pleading with the court for a deal that would keep him out of jail.
CBS 13 Sacramento - 2 minutes ago
DUI checkpoint set Saturday in Perris
A DUI and driver's license checkpoint is scheduled for Saturday night in Perris, authorities said. The checkpoint begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m., a Perris Police Department news release said. The exact location of the checkpoint was not disclosed.
The Press-Enterprise - Feb 09 6:45 PM
San Bernardino police arrest five in DUI patrol
A citywide anti-DUI patrol netted five drunken driving arrests Friday night in San Bernardino, according to San Bernardino police. The patrols were conducted between 6 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday.
The Press-Enterprise - Feb 09 6:41 PM
More than 40 DUI arrests made Super Bowl Sunday
Countywide roving anti-DUI patrols on Super Bowl Sunday resulted in more than 40 alcohol-related arrests, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. The patrols were carried out by the multiagency anti-DUI task force known as "Avoid the...
Orange County Register - Feb 09 4:38 PM
Ohio man faces DUI after fatal accident
State Police say an Ohio man faces a felony DUI charge after a fatal accident on the West Virginia Turnpike.Joseph Scott Adkins, 32, of Newark, Ohio, is charged with DUI involving death, said Capt. L.A. Bailes, Troop 7 commander. Adkins is in the Southern ...
Charleston Daily Mail - 2 hours, 21 minutes ago
Ex-Pima Deputy Gets Jail in DUI Crash
A former Pima County Sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and five years probation for criminal damage and extreme DUI.
FOX 10 Phoenix - Feb 09 6:57 PM
Hamilton man charged with felony DUI
A Hamilton man is facing charges of felony DUI after being arrested at about 7 p.m. Monday night. Robert A. Brookshire, 49, appeared before Ravalli County Justice Jim Bailey Wednesday.
Ravalli Republic - Feb 09 7:34 PM
Man Charged With DUI Manslaughter
A Middleburg man who state troopers said was under the influence of alcohol when he caused a fatal accident last October is facing charges of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide.
WJXT Jacksonville - Feb 09 1:37 PM
Child injured, teen charged with DUI
HARRISON COUNTY — Sheriff’s investigators have arrested an 18-year-old from Saucier on a DUI charge after an accident that injured an 11-year-old relative.
The Biloxi Sun Herald - Feb 09 1:17 PM
Orange Park Man Arrested for Deadly DUI Crash
ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Rocky Dustin Gomez, 31, was arrested Jan. 27, and charged with vehicular and DUI manslaughter. The charges come after a crash Oct. 18 that killed Charlee St. Clair Anderson, a passenger in Gomez's vehicle.
First Coast News - Feb 09 1:20 PM
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Top DUI News, Tuesday February 9th, 2010

Interim Committee Meets to Discuss DUI Laws
It's a process of questions, answers, statistics, and more, as the Law and Justice Interim Committee tries to find a solution to the states DUI problem.
KFBB Great Falls - 45 minutes ago
Clay man charged in DUI manslaughter
A Clay County man has been charged with DUI manslaughter in a crash that killed the passenger in his car in October.
The Florida Times-Union - Feb 08 1:51 PM
Butte man charged with DUI after crashing into fire hydrant
A Butte man was charged with DUI after crashing a pickup truck into a fire hydrant and fence narrowly missing a home on South Montana Street. The crash happened at the corner of Montana and Chula, across the street from Mount Moriah Cemetery.
KXLF Butte - 2 hours, 29 minutes ago
Washington County Administrator Booked on DUI Charges
Washington County's administrator has been placed on leave with pay after he was arrested last week in Gainesville on DUI charges.
WJHG Panama City - Feb 08 3:31 PM
Northwest Montana Widow Supports Tougher DUI Laws
One Northwest Montana woman believes DUI laws need to be changed.
KCFW Kalispell - 2 hours, 47 minutes ago
Former Sacramento County sheriff's deputy arrested for DUI again
A former Sacramento County sheriff's deputy who was arrested on charges of driving under the influence after plowing into a Starbucks in Natomas is facing a new DUI charge.
News10 Sacramento - Feb 08 10:56 AM
Former Deputy Arrested For DUI Again
A former deputy who was charged months ago after crashing into a Starbucks store while allegedly driving under the influence has been busted for DUI again, according to authorities.
CBS 13 Sacramento - Feb 08 10:44 AM
Travel Alert: Repeat Drunk Driver Pleads Not Guilty To 7th DUI, Back On City Streets
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A repeat drunk driver was back before a judge on Monday morning. Joe Frangella pleaded not guilty to his 7th DUI.
19 Action News Cleveland - Feb 08 9:28 AM
Crime and punishment - Would draconian DUI sentences deter drunk drivers in Alaska?
Lori Phillips, a South Anchorage resident in her mid 50s, was arrested for DUI in March of last year, after police found she’d driven off the road in the early afternoon, beer sitting on the seat beside her. This was her fourth DUI charge; out of the previous three, she’d pled one down for a 1983 arrest, but was convicted in 1986 and 2005.
Anchorage Press - Feb 08 10:55 AM
Junior lifeguard coordinator charged with DUI
DESTIN -- Alexander Philip Metz, coordinator of Destin Fire District’s Junior Lifeguard program, was arrested Feb. 2 and charged with DUI and failure to maintain a single lane. Metz, 23, was driving eastbound on U.S. Highway 98 about 3 a.m. when a...
The Destin Log - Feb 08 1:05 PM
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Top DUI News, Monday February 8th, 2010

DUI enforcement during Super Bowl party weekend
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will be stepping up their efforts to apprehend intoxicated and impaired drivers during the up-coming Super Bowl weekend which takes place the weekend of February 6. Deputies will be providing extra enforcement beginning at 6 p.m. on Feb. 6 through 3 a.m. Feb. 8.
Douglas County News-Press - Feb 08 7:52 AM
Man charged with DUI, drug possession in Carlisle
Richard Kegel Jr., 25, of the first block of West King Street, in Lancaster, was charged with DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving the wrong way and driving while suspended after he was found to be under the influence of marijuana at 11:32 p.m. Friday, according to Carlisle police.
The Sentinel - Feb 08 6:39 AM
Truck driver charged with DUI in Middlesex
While responding to an vehicle accident at Petro Travel Plaza on the 1200 block of Harrisburg Pike at 1:48 a.m. Feb. 7, Middlesex Township police found Wilbur G. Fuller Jr., 30, of Houston, Texas to be DUI.
The Sentinel - Feb 08 6:37 AM
Browns release WR Stallworth
Published: Monday, February 8, 2010 at 6:12 p.m. Last Modified: Monday, February 8, 2010 at 6:12 p.m. CLEVELAND - Donte' Stallworth will get the chance to resurrect his NFL career, but it won't happen in Cleveland.
News Chief - 2 hours, 31 minutes ago
Boiling Springs man charged with DUI Saturday morning
Keith E. Corn, 43, of Boiling Springs, was arrested after an officer observed fresh vehicle tracks in the snow weaving from one sidewalk to another at 4:15 a.m. Saturday, according to Carlisle police.
The Sentinel - Feb 08 6:39 AM
Guerneville woman arrested on suspicion of repeat DUI
By RANDI ROSSMANN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT A swerving Volvo led to a traffic stop and the arrest of a Guerneville woman suspected of driving drunk -- her second such arrest in one week, reported the CHP Monday.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Feb 08 9:35 AM
Rohnert Park grandma jailed on suspected DUI, child endangerment
By RANDI ROSSMANN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT A Rohnert Park woman remained in custody Monday, suspected of driving drunk and child endangerment for leaving her 2-year-old grandchild home alone, reported Cotati police.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Feb 08 8:21 AM
South Lee Police Beat: Feb. 8, 2010
To report a crime or any suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 477-1000 or you can remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at 332-5555 or 1-800-780-TIPS
Bonita Daily News - Feb 08 1:09 PM
DUI suspected in crash with deputy's patrol car
A Sheriff's deputy in his patrol car was rear-ended Sunday night in Cardiff by a man suspected of drunk driving.
San Diego Union-Tribune - Feb 08 6:37 AM
DUIs
Each person who is found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol is sentenced to attend DUI school unless the license has been permanently suspended or revoked. Addresses listed are based on public records and may not be the individual's current address. The following is a portion of cases filed for the period Dec. 15. 2009, through Jan.
The Lakeland Ledger - Feb 08 3:33 PM

Stories of the Week

January 18th - January 24th

DUI enforcement during Super Bowl party weekend

January 18th - January 24th

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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