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Top DUI News for the Week of February 22nd - February 28th in the year Two Thousand and Ten

Sunday, February 28th

Clarksville man in DUI wreck gets 3 years, 6 months A Clarksville man was sent to prison for more than three years Friday for severely injuring a woman in an April 2009 DUI wreck.

Saturday, February 27th

If signed, DUI bill would end chug-a-lug defense After legislators wrangled for years over how to tighten DUI laws, the Wyoming House on Friday passed a Senate bill that attempts to crack down on repeat offenders...

Friday, February 26th

Both sides rest in massive Palm Beach County DUI challenge Up to 400 DUI cases in jeopardy after defense challenges breath machines Seven judges now must decide whether to toss drunken-driving breath-test evidence in hundreds of cases after two days of evidence presented by defense attorneys and prosecutors.

Thursday, February 25th

400 Palm Beach County DUI cases challenged Defense attorneys' legal blitz on DUI breath-testing machines got underway this morning, with breath-test results in an estimated 400 cases being challenged.

Wednesday, February 24th

Man driving without a tire gets charged with DUI Carroll Township Police charged a New Cumberland man with DUI and other offenses last week after they saw him driving a vehicle without a tire on Route 15.

Tuesday, February 23rd

Woman arrested on a DUI charge after she hits three cars, FHP says A 22-year-old woman was arrested on a DUI charge Tuesday night after she was involved in three separate crashes, two of them on Pineda Causeway, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Monday, February 22nd

Man arrested for DUI asks officer what his favorite drink is A 30-year-old man was arrested for DUI after an officer saw him swerving, according to a Crestview Police Department incident report. On Jan. 31 around 12:20 a.m., a motorist reported a Chevrolet S-10 swerving near Helen Back, the report... 7th

Top DUI News, Sunday February 28th, 2010

Watch out! Thousands suspended for DUI may be on the roads
Watch out! Thousands suspended for DUI may be on the roads
If you drive somewhere today, there's a pretty good chance that one of the thousands of Illinois motorists suspended for DUI and driving illegally might be in the oncoming lane. And that driver could be drunk.
Belleville News-Democrat - 2 hours, 51 minutes ago
Life after a DUI arrest: What comes next
I want to drive after getting arrested for DUI. What do I need to do?
Belleville News-Democrat - 2 hours, 51 minutes ago
Newtown Township Supervisor Mike Gallagher waives preliminary hearing on DUI charges
Michael Gallagher, a member of the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors, was silent as he faced Magisterial District Judge Donald Nasshorn on DUI charges.
The Advance - Feb 27 10:59 PM
Oilers goalie Khabibulin to face upgraded extreme DUI charge
Nikolai Khabibulin’s blood-alcohol level exceeded the legal limit to the point where the Edmonton Oilers goaltender is also facing charges of extreme DUI. If he is found guilty, he faces a minimum 30-day jail stay.
Ottawa Citizen - Feb 27 7:21 PM
Amount of DUI cases disgusts Meriden judge
When a man came before Judge Phillip Scarpellino in Meriden Superior Court last week to enter a plea in a driving under the influence case, Scarpellino turned his head in frustration. It was the fifth DUI-related case he'd heard that day and it was just an hour into the daily court proceedings.
The Record-Journal - Feb 27 4:40 PM
Knox Co. Assistant DA jailed on DUI charge
A Knox County Assistant District Attorney was charged with DUI early Saturday after being arrested by Oak Ridge police.
WATE 6 Knoxville - Feb 27 10:21 AM
Knox prosecutor out of jail, faces DUI charge
Knox prosecutor out of jail, faces DUI charge
OAK RIDGE - A veteran Knox County prosecutor has bonded out of jail after being nabbed overnight in Oak Ridge for allegedly driving drunk and failing to submit to a breathalyzer test.Kevin Allen was booked into the Anderson County Jail on charges of DUI and violation of the state implied consent law, which strips a person of driving privileges for six months for refusing to take a breathalyzer ...
Knoxville News Sentinel - Feb 27 7:03 AM
‘Higher standards’ apply to firefighters, law officers charged with DUI
Emergency workers often respond to drunken drivers and the accidents they cause, but occasionally they are the ones being responded to. When firefighters are charged with DUI, their department considers them innocent until proven guilty, just like...
Northwest Florida Daily News - Feb 27 3:53 AM
Clarksville man in DUI wreck gets 3 years, 6 months
A Clarksville man was sent to prison for more than three years Friday for severely injuring a woman in an April 2009 DUI wreck.
The Leaf Chronicle - Feb 27 3:13 AM
State supreme court OKs eye test in DUI cases
The Illinois Supreme Court has upheld the validity of an eye test commonly used by police as part field sobriety testing for DUI.
The State Journal-Register - Feb 26 9:39 PM
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Top DUI News, Saturday February 27th, 2010

Clarksville man in DUI wreck gets 3 years, 6 months
A Clarksville man was sent to prison for more than three years Friday for severely injuring a woman in an April 2009 DUI wreck.
The Leaf Chronicle - 8 minutes ago
State supreme court OKs eye test in DUI cases
The Illinois Supreme Court has upheld the validity of an eye test commonly used by police as part field sobriety testing for DUI.
The State Journal-Register - Feb 26 9:39 PM
Are penalties for DUI offenders tough enough?
Police say the arrest happened at 8th and Bannock, in downtown Boise, early Friday morning. They're charging Nicholas Sparks with a felony DUI, a man who's already been arrested for two DUI's.
KBCI Boise - Feb 26 5:08 PM
Tulsa Police Arrest DUI Suspect Accused Of Hitting Patrol Car
Tulsa police have arrested a DUI suspect accused of slamming into a patrol car.
News On 6 Tulsa - Feb 26 4:06 PM
Newtown Township Supervisor Mike Gallagher waives preliminary hearing on DUI charges
Michael Gallagher, a member of the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors, was silent as he faced Magisterial District Judge Donald Nasshorn on DUI charges.
The Advance - Feb 26 8:14 PM
If signed, DUI bill would end chug-a-lug defense
After legislators wrangled for years over how to tighten DUI laws, the Wyoming House on Friday passed a Senate bill that attempts to crack down on repeat offenders...
Jackson Hole News & Guide - Feb 26 6:57 PM
DUI Checkpoint in Echo Park Tonight
The LAPD is doing their weekly DUI Checkpoint and tonight's is in Echo Park. Specifically, it will be held on Glendale Boulevard between Effie and Berkely from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. There have already been 13 driving under the influence-related and 116 hit and run traffic collisions in the Northeast Police division this year.
LAist - Feb 26 7:30 PM
Man hits co-worker, arrested for DUI manslaughter
A Polk County man was arrested for DUI manslaughter when he struck and killed an acquaintance in a business parking lot.
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay - Feb 26 6:36 PM
Oxnard Police Plan DUI Checkpoint
The Oxnard Police Department is set to conduct its third DUI and drivers license checkpoint tonight. The checkpoint will be held in multiple locations throughout the City of Oxnard between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara - Feb 26 11:27 AM
One 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 - Feb 26 3:30 PM
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Top DUI News, Friday February 26th, 2010

Man Charged With DUI
Alcohol was at the center of an early morning traffic stop on Man 'O War Boulevard in Lexington. Police say a driver was swerving in and out of lanes near Richmond Road around 2 a.m., so they pulled him over. After doing a field sobriety test, police placed him under arrest and charged him with DUI. His name has not been released.
ABC 36 Lexington - 1 hour, 41 minutes ago
Danielsville man charged with DUI
Justin Presley Pruitt, 26, 360 Era Carey Road, was charged with one count each of DUI/alcohol and weaving over the roadway. According to the incident report, Deputy David Kidd was traveling south on Hwy. 174 about 2:30 a.m. when he met a tan Ford Windstar van in a curve in his lane.
The Madison County Journal - 8 minutes ago
Newtown Township Supervisor Mike Gallagher waives preliminary hearing on DUI charges
Michael Gallagher, a member of the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors, was silent as he faced Magisterial District Judge Donald Nasshorn on DUI charges.
The Advance - 47 minutes ago
DUI checkpoint set for Saturday in Redlands
Drunken drivers will be targeted Saturday night at a DUI checkpoint in Redlands, police warn. "Our message is simple: If we catch you drunk, you will be arrested," Sgt. Ricky Smith said in a written statement. The roadblock is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. Saturday through 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the southbound lane of Alabama Street, between Park and Orange Avenues.
The Press-Enterprise - Feb 25 6:30 PM
Ontario to conduct DUI patrols
Police will conduct a DUI saturation throughout the city today and into early Saturday morning. The patrols will take place from 6 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. on Saturday, according to a news release.
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - 2 hours, 45 minutes ago
Man Charged with DUI
A man was charged with DUI after driving his car into a Cook County Sheriff's deputy Wednesday morning outside the Daley Center in the Loop — all with an open 40-ounce nearly empty bottle of beer in his lap.
FOX News Chicago - Feb 25 5:11 PM
Both sides rest in massive Palm Beach County DUI challenge
Up to 400 DUI cases in jeopardy after defense challenges breath machines Seven judges now must decide whether to toss drunken-driving breath-test evidence in hundreds of cases after two days of evidence presented by defense attorneys and prosecutors.
Sun-Sentinel - Feb 25 2:36 PM
Green: Students affected by Team DUI presentation
On Friday, Feb. 19, Team DUI presented two presentations at the Clear Lake High School for juniors and seniors. The presentations were heartfelt and you could have heard a pin drop as each presenter shared their personal stories.
Lake County News - Feb 25 9:26 PM
Driver Pleads Guilty In DUI Crash That Killed Pregnant Woman
A man whose SUV slammed into a parked car on a freeway shoulder on New Year's Day, killing a pregnant woman and seriously injuring two others, pleaded guilty Thursday to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI charges.
KGTV San Diego - Feb 25 4:57 PM
Man incarcerated on DUI charge
A Towanda man was ordered incarcerated in Bradford County jail following his being charged with DUI, after it was learned there is an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Colorado.According to information filed at Magisterial District Judge Tim Clark'
The Daily & Sunday Review - Feb 25 6:33 PM
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Top DUI News, Thursday February 25th, 2010

AAA Supports Stronger DUI Bills
AAA calls upon lawmakers to support stronger DUI bills.
ABC 2 Baltimore - 44 minutes ago
Car-Train Crash, DUI Chase in Plymouth
It was a busy night for Plymouth Police as a car collided with a train, and a high speed chase of a DUI suspect occurred in separate incidents.
FOX 9 News Twin Cities - 2 hours, 48 minutes ago
Newtown Township Supervisor Mike Gallagher waives preliminary hearing on DUI charges
Michael Gallagher, a member of the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors, was silent as he faced Magisterial District Judge Donald Nasshorn on DUI charges.
The Advance - 26 minutes ago
Man sentenced in Island Countys first felony DUI case
Island Countys first drunk driver to be charged with a felony DUI under a relatively new state law was recently sent to prison for more than four years.
seattlepi.com - Feb 24 6:16 PM
Atwater PD to conduct DUI/DL check March 5
The Atwater Police Department said it would conduct a DUI and driver's license checkpoint March
Merced Sun-Star - Feb 24 11:27 PM
Chronic DUI offender heads to state prison
SALEM; A Charlton man arrested in Amesbury on his 11th drunken driving charge with a bottle of blackberry brandy between his legs will serve state prison time for what prosecutors deemed his fifth or subsequent DUI conviction yesterday.
The Daily News of Newburyport - Feb 25 1:15 AM
DUI Checkpoint Impounds Disputed
California police agencies are using millions of dollars in federal funds to set up DUI checkpoints, but they are apparently more effective in finding unlicensed drivers than drunks, according to the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California, Berkeley.
FOX40 Sacramento - Feb 24 6:03 PM
400 Palm Beach County DUI cases challenged
Defense attorneys' legal blitz on DUI breath-testing machines got underway this morning, with breath-test results in an estimated 400 cases being challenged.
Sun-Sentinel - Feb 24 12:52 PM
Driver arrested for DUI after utility pole crash
Sandra Davis, 37, is facing a DUI charge after police said she crashed into a utility pole this morning and then attempted to flee the scene in her car that had heavy front-end damage and a flat tire.
New Hampshire Union Leader - Feb 25 4:33 AM
Chargers WR Jackson pleads guilty to DUI
Chargers Pro Bowl wide receiver Vincent Jackson pleaded guilty to a DUI charge and was sentenced to four days in jail and five years of probation. Because it was his second DUI conviction, Jackson also will be subject to the NFL's personal conduct policy and likely will face at least a one-game suspension next season.
AP via Yahoo! Sports - Feb 23 3:02 PM
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Top DUI News, Wednesday February 24th, 2010

Chargers WR Jackson pleads guilty to DUI
Chargers Pro Bowl wide receiver Vincent Jackson pleaded guilty to a DUI charge and was sentenced to four days in jail and five years of probation. Because it was his second DUI conviction, Jackson also will be subject to the NFL's personal conduct policy and likely will face at least a one-game suspension next season.
AP via Yahoo! Sports - Feb 23 3:02 PM
Bolts' Jackson pleads guilty to DUI; gets jail time
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chargers Pro Bowl wide receiver Vincent Jackson pleaded guilty to a DUI charge and was sentenced to four days in jail and five years of probation.
Sports Illustrated - Feb 23 12:32 PM
Jupiter mayoral candidate filed for bankruptcy in 1999, convicted of DUI in 1995
Jupiter mayoral candidate filed for bankruptcy in 1999, convicted of DUI in 1995
The Palm Beach Post - 31 minutes ago
Man driving without a tire gets charged with DUI
Carroll Township Police charged a New Cumberland man with DUI and other offenses last week after they saw him driving a vehicle without a tire on Route 15.
York Daily Record - 14 minutes ago
Parked cars in Seattle neighborhood hit by alleged DUI driver
SEATTLE - Several parked cars were damaged early Wednesday morning by an alleged DUI driver. The incident occurred in the 200 block of Nickerson Street in the city's upper Queen Anne neighborhood. A witness, James Ives, said he first heard what he thought was a speeding car. "I heard what I thought was street racing," said Ives. "I heard the engines revving and going down the street and I heard ...
KING5 Seattle - 19 minutes ago
Chargers' best WR could face suspension after 2nd DUI
Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson has pleaded guilty to a DUI charge and was sentenced to four days in jail and five years of probation.
Fox Sports - Feb 23 12:55 PM
Chargers' Jackson pleads guilty to DUI
Chargers' Jackson pleads guilty to DUI
The Sports Network - Feb 23 5:35 PM
400 Palm Beach Co. DUI cases challenged; accuracy of breath-testing machines at issue
WEST PALM BEACH — Defense attorneys' legal blitz on DUI breath-testing machines got underway Tuesday, with breath-test results in an estimated 400 cases being challenged.Seven Palm Beach County criminal judges are sorting through highly technical testimony about the accuracy of breath-testing machines.Defense attorneys, led by Brian Gabriel and Ira Karmelin, are arguing in part that the practice ...
Indian River Press Journal - Feb 24 2:11 AM
Fourth DUI Charge Placed On Johnson City Man
A Johnson City man received his 4th DUI this morning after police found him driving the wrong way on Bristol Highway.
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities - 2 hours, 7 minutes ago
Fourth DUI charge comes after wrong-way highway trip
A wrong-way trip down the Bristol Highway landed a Johnson City man in jail early this morning on his fourth DUI charge.
Johnson City Press - Feb 24 4:10 AM
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Top DUI News, Tuesday February 23rd, 2010

Chargers WR Jackson pleads guilty to DUI
Chargers Pro Bowl wide receiver Vincent Jackson pleaded guilty to a DUI charge and was sentenced to four days in jail and five years of probation. Because it was his second DUI conviction, Jackson also will be subject to the NFL's personal conduct policy and likely will face at least a one-game suspension next season.
AP via Yahoo! Sports - Feb 23 3:02 PM
Bolts' Jackson pleads guilty to DUI; gets jail time
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chargers Pro Bowl wide receiver Vincent Jackson pleaded guilty to a DUI charge and was sentenced to four days in jail and five years of probation.
Sports Illustrated - Feb 23 12:32 PM
Chargers' best WR could face suspension after 2nd DUI
Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson has pleaded guilty to a DUI charge and was sentenced to four days in jail and five years of probation.
Fox Sports - Feb 23 12:55 PM
Chargers' Jackson pleads guilty to DUI
Chargers' Jackson pleads guilty to DUI
The Sports Network - Feb 23 5:35 PM
Carlisle man charged with DUI, carrying prohibited weapon
Driver was charged with DUI, controlled substance DUI and prohibited offensive weapons after an incident at 1:04 p.m. Feb. 16 in the 300 block of York Road, according to Carlisle police.
The Sentinel - Feb 23 11:25 PM
Vincent Jackson of San Diego Chargers pleads guilty to DUI
San Diego Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson pleaded guilty to a 2009 DUI charge on Monday and received a four-day jail sentence and five years probation.
ESPN - Feb 23 9:37 AM
DUI ticket issued in Garfield Ridge crash
A southwest suburban Palos Hills motorist was ticketed for DUI after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a cement flowerpot barrier, critically injuring a passenger, Sunday night in the Southwest Side Garfield Ridge neighborhood, police said. Felony charges are still possible, according to police. David Czaja was allegedly driving north on South Cicero Avenue when he lost control and the ...
Chicago Sun-Times - Feb 23 11:16 AM
Woman arrested on a DUI charge after she hits three cars, FHP says
A 22-year-old woman was arrested on a DUI charge Tuesday night after she was involved in three separate crashes, two of them on Pineda Causeway, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Florida Today - Feb 23 8:17 PM
Chargers' Jackson pleads guilty to DUI
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson reportedly entered a guilty plea Tuesday for a DUI offense.
Eyewitness News Memphis - Feb 23 5:43 PM
Latest DUI-related arrests in Reno
Gerson Ignacio Alejo, 48 hours community service; $495; victim impact panel. Dustin Barlese, two days jail; $355; victim impact panel. Cathleen Michele Edwards, 80 days jail, suspended; $635; DUI school; victim impact panel.
Reno Gazette-Journal - Feb 23 4:28 PM
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Top DUI News, Monday February 22nd, 2010

Stephanie Labarga, daughter of state supreme court judge, charged with DUI
Stephanie Labarga, daughter of state supreme court judge, charged with DUI
The Palm Beach Post - 2 hours, 48 minutes ago
Six arrested during Charlotte DUI checkpoint
Deputies conducted a DUI checkpoint Friday night and early Saturday morning in Port Charlotte at 3036 Tamiami Trail.
NBC 2 Fort Myers - 15 minutes ago
Roosevelt man charged with DUI in crash in Plumsted
PLUMSTED — A Roosevelt man unsuccessfully tried to negotiate his car on the slippery rural roads here Friday morning, resulting in a crash into a snowbank and a DUI arrest.
Asbury Park Press - Feb 22 1:26 AM
Heroes star Pasdar charged with DUI
Heroes star Adrian Pasdar has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) after he was arrested by police last month.
world entertainment news via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Feb 22 1:26 AM
Police arrest four for DUI
Southern York County Regional Police, Southwestern Regional Police, West Manheim Township Police, York Area Regional Police and Stewartstown Police arrested four people for driving under the influence during a roving DUI detail this weekend, police said.
York Daily Record - Feb 22 5:02 AM
Man arrested for DUI asks officer what his favorite drink is
CRESTVIEW, Fla. - A 30-year-old man was arrested for DUI after an officer saw him swerving, according to a Crestview Police Department incident report. On Jan. 31 around 12:20 a.m., a motorist reported a Chevrolet S-10 swerving near Helen Back, the...
The Gaston Gazette - 20 minutes ago
Five arrested,34 warned at DUI checkpoint
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, Sunday, Feb. 21 - Five people were arrested and 34 warnings were issued during a DUI checkpoint operation conducted by Pennsylvania State Police, Chambersburg, late Friday night and early Saturday morning on Lincoln Way West at Radio Hill.
Chambersburg Public Opinion - 17 minutes ago
Man arrested for DUI asks officer what his favorite drink is
CRESTVIEW - A 30-year-old man was arrested for DUI after an officer saw him swerving, according to a Crestview Police Department incident report. On Jan. 31 around 12:20 a.m., a motorist reported a Chevrolet S-10 swerving near Helen Back, the report...
Northwest Florida Daily News - Feb 22 3:14 AM
DUI suspect arrested, after crashing car into home
An 18-year old DUI suspect is under arrest, after crashing his car into a house in Clairemont.
Channel 8 San Diego - 58 minutes ago
Two 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 - Feb 22 12:29 AM

Stories of the Week

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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