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Top DUI News for the Week of Janury 4th - January 10th in the year Two Thousand and Ten

Sunday, Janaury 10th

Bond raised for man accused of DUI in 2007 crash A Chicago man charged with drunk driving in connection with a 2007 accident in which he allegedly hit a motorcyclist who died last week had his bail raised to $100,000 today in Cook County bond court. Charges against Ali Hosseini, 54, were upgraded Friday to reckless homicide and aggravated DUI after the victim in the accident, Chicago architect Keith Kreinik, died Jan. 2. Kreinik spent more ...

Saturday, Janaury 9th

Chesapeake woman gets 4 1/2 years for DUI wreck CHESAPEAKE A Circuit Court judge today sentenced a Virginia Beach woman to 4-1/2 years behind bars for maiming a man in a June 2008 drunken driving accident. Circuit Court Judge Marjorie A.T. Arrington sentenced Betty Faye Torres, 48-year-old mother of three and Navy veteran, for her third DUI conviction and seriously injuring a Virginia Beach man. Torres was also fined $3,000.

Friday, Janaury 8th

Pa. State Trooper, a DUI Specialist, Facing DUI Charges Pennsylvania state police corporal John Quigg, who has overseen DUI checkpoints on Philadelphia area highways, is now on desk duty after he was arrested last month following a DUI-related crash in Montgomery County.

Thursday, Janaury 7th

DUI Task Force reports fewer arrests in 2009 While the number of DUI arrests in 2009 significantly increased in Arizona from the previous year, Graham County bucked the trend and had fewer DUI arrests over the New Year's holiday than last year.

Wednesday, Janaury 6th

Former Blackhawk Chris Chelios arrested on DUI Former NHL defenseman Chris Chelios was arrested last month and charged with drunken driving and speeding in suburban...

Tuesday, Janaury 5th

Judge arrested on DUI suspicion in Valley County A Valley County Justice Court judge has been charged with suspicion of DUI in Glasgow

Monday, Janaury 4th

Motorcyclist dies 2 years after alleged DUI crash Keith Kreinik was struck by an SUV driven by a man suspected of DUI A Chicago man died Saturday, more than two years after the motorcycle he was riding was hit by an SUV in a drunken driving case, authorities said. Keith Kreinik, 47, who lived at a North Side nursing home, died of injuries from the 2007 crash at Lawrence and Elston avenues, according to the medical examiner's office. Charged ... 7th

Top DUI News, Sunday January 10th, 2010

Bond raised for man accused of DUI in 2007 crash
A Chicago man charged with drunk driving in connection with a 2007 accident in which he allegedly hit a motorcyclist who died last week had his bail raised to $100,000 today in Cook County bond court. Charges against Ali Hosseini, 54, were upgraded Friday to reckless homicide and aggravated DUI after the victim in the accident, Chicago architect Keith Kreinik, died Jan. 2. Kreinik spent more ...
Chicago Tribune - Jan 09 1:34 PM
County DUI arrests plateau
BELLEFONTE — The number of DUI arrests in Centre County held steady, possibly dropping slight
Centre Daily Times - Jan 09 9:48 PM
Sonoma County law enforcers arrest more for DUI than ever during 17-day campaign
The AVOID the 13 Sonoma County DUI Task Force announced Monday that 230 had been arrested during the 17-day holiday enforcement, the most ever in the program’s eight year history.
The Healdsburg Tribune - Jan 10 12:50 AM
Coalition to track Montana DUI cases
KALISPELL – Hoping to help craft more effective drunken driving laws, a statewide coalition has embarked on a year long effort to track as many 2010 Montana DUI cases as possible, from arrest to conviction through sentencing.
Missoulian - Jan 09 10:21 PM
DUI ARRESTS: Drivers charged from Dec. 28-Jan. 3
DUI ARRESTS: Drivers charged from Dec. 28-Jan. 3 | delmarvanow.com | The Daily Times
The Daily Times - 2 hours, 20 minutes ago
Four people are arrested on drunk driving charges at DUI checkpoint in Fontana; see video
A man suspected of drunk driving was arrested by police at a DUI/driver's license checkpoint on Jan. 2 along Sierra Avenue in Fontana.
Fontana Herald News - Jan 09 3:05 PM
DUI Checkpoint Tonight in North Hollywood
The LAPD continues its emphasis on getting intoxicated drivers off the street, and to aid in that aim is operating a DUI checkpoint tonight from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. at Cahuenga Boulevard West and Broadlawn Drive in North Hollywood. According to the LAPD North Hollywood-area residents logged 181 driving under the influence-related and 1,203 hit and run traffic collisions. While making arrests is one ...
LAist - Jan 09 12:15 PM
DUI crackdown nets 262 people in county
The holiday crackdown on drunken drivers over the first two weekends of the campaign resulted in a large number of DUI arrests in Riverside County, including seven arrests in Banning.
The Record Gazette - Jan 08 10:32 PM
Affidavit details Dickson City mayor's DUI arrest
Dickson City's mayor was slurring, staggering and unable to follow directions the night of his DUI arrest, according to a sworn affidavit by his arresting officer. Anthony Zaleski, who is charged with driving under the influence, could face a minimum of
The Scranton Times-Tribune - Jan 08 7:06 PM
Chesapeake woman gets 4 1/2 years for DUI wreck
CHESAPEAKE A Circuit Court judge today sentenced a Virginia Beach woman to 4-1/2 years behind bars for maiming a man in a June 2008 drunken driving accident. Circuit Court Judge Marjorie A.T. Arrington sentenced Betty Faye Torres, 48-year-old mother of three and Navy veteran, for her third DUI conviction and seriously injuring a Virginia Beach man. Torres was also fined $3,000.
The Virginian-Pilot - Jan 08 12:47 PM
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Top DUI News, Saturday January 9th, 2010

DUI crackdown nets 262 people in county
The holiday crackdown on drunken drivers over the first two weekends of the campaign resulted in a large number of DUI arrests in Riverside County, including seven arrests in Banning.
The Record Gazette - Jan 08 10:32 PM
230 arrested in 2009 winter DUI campaign
The AVOID the 13 Sonoma County DUI Task Force announced Monday that 230 had been arrested during the 17-day holiday enforcement, the most ever in the program’s eight year history.
The Windsor Times - Jan 08 9:42 PM
Affidavit details Dickson City mayor's DUI arrest
Dickson City's mayor was slurring, staggering and unable to follow directions the night of his DUI arrest, according to a sworn affidavit by his arresting officer. Anthony Zaleski, who is charged with driving under the influence, could face a minimum of
The Scranton Times-Tribune - Jan 08 7:06 PM
Chesapeake woman gets 4 1/2 years for DUI wreck
CHESAPEAKE A Circuit Court judge today sentenced a Virginia Beach woman to 4-1/2 years behind bars for maiming a man in a June 2008 drunken driving accident. Circuit Court Judge Marjorie A.T. Arrington sentenced Betty Faye Torres, 48-year-old mother of three and Navy veteran, for her third DUI conviction and seriously injuring a Virginia Beach man. Torres was also fined $3,000.
The Virginian-Pilot - Jan 08 12:47 PM
Hearse transporting body catches fire on freeway, driver arrested on suspicion of DUI
n Driver arrested on suspicion of DUI; casket saved
San Jose Mercury News - Jan 08 10:12 PM
DUI Checkpoint Tonight at Fairfax and Melrose
The LAPD's weekly weekend presence on the streets to deter drunk driving will be no stranger in 2010. Tonight, a DUI Checkpoint will be located in the Hollywood area at Fairfax and Melrose from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Last year, the surrounding area experienced, 120 driving under the influence-related and 1,185 hit and run traffic collisions. As noted by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck in an interview with ...
LAist - Jan 08 4:15 PM
Texting Stop Leads To DUI Charge
The first traffic stop in Des Plaines under the new texting law led to DUI charges against the driver.
Des Plaines Journal - Jan 08 3:03 PM
Spokane County Sheriff lieutenant arrested for DUI
A lieutenant with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office was arrested on a DUI charge early Friday after the man crashed his Lincoln Navigator into a tree and then a power pole in Liberty Lake.
KXLY-TV Spokane - Jan 08 12:39 PM
Darien Police Traffic Division awarded DUI grant
The Darien Police Traffic Division recently applied for and was awarded a "Driving Under the Influence" (DUI) enforcement grant from the Connecticut Dept. of Transportation. This $46,000 grant will be used to conduct aggressive, zero tolerance, DUI enforcement in 2010.
Darien News-Review - Jan 08 9:50 AM
Sheriff’s Lieutenant arrested for DUI following early morning wreck
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - A sheriff's lieutenant was arrested early Friday after he rolled his 2000 Lincoln Navigator just south of Liberty Lake and knocked down a wooden power pole. Investigators report that Stephen P. Jones was exhibiting signs of alcohol impairment at the crash scene. He was later arrested for DUI by a Washington State Patrol Trooper at a downtown medical facility where he was ...
KHQ Spokane - Jan 08 6:58 AM
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Top DUI News, Friday January 8th, 2010

Dancer’s complaint leads to DUI arrest
Police responding to a complaint by a private dancer who said she wasn't allowed to leave after performing in a semi truck ended up arresting the trucker on suspicion of DUI and open container.
The Fargo Forum - Jan 08 1:13 AM
Dickson City mayor charged with DUI
DICKSON CITY— The mayor of a small northeastern Pennsylvania town is facing a DUI charge stemming from a Thanksgiving traffic stop.
The Daily Item - 1 hour, 50 minutes ago
DUI Expert Charged With DUI
A state police DUI expert allegedly got drunk and crashed his car Dec. 17.
NBC Philadelphia - Jan 07 2:15 PM
DUI crackdown nets 262 people in county
The holiday crackdown on drunken drivers over the first two weekends of the campaign resulted in a large number of DUI arrests in Riverside County, including seven arrests in Banning.
The Record Gazette - Jan 07 10:32 PM
Man awaiting felony DUI trial faces new charges
Bond was set at $100,000 Thursday for a man prosecutors say fled the scene of a drunken-driving crash while he was awaiting trial on another felony DUI charge.
Billings Gazette - Jan 07 6:28 PM
Pa. State Trooper, a DUI Specialist, Facing DUI Charges
Pennsylvania state police corporal John Quigg, who has overseen DUI checkpoints on Philadelphia area highways, is now on desk duty after he was arrested last month following a DUI-related crash in Montgomery County.
KYW News Radio 1060 - Jan 07 10:33 AM
Police arrest three at DUI checkpoint
A DUI checkpoint on Park Street on Saturday night led to three arrests, police said.
Alameda Journal - Jan 07 1:26 PM
Police arrest three at DUI checkpoint
A DUI checkpoint on Park Street on Saturday night led to three arrests, police said.Police arrested a Menlo Park man, 41, who was a passenger in a vehicle that passed through the checkpoint, for public drunkenness after he showed signs of intoxication when an officer was questioning him about 11:30
Alameda Times-Star - Jan 07 1:25 PM
230 arrested in 2009 winter DUI campaign
The AVOID the 13 Sonoma County DUI Task Force announced Monday that 230 had been arrested during the 17-day holiday enforcement, the most ever in the program’s eight year history.
The Windsor Times - Jan 07 11:27 AM
Four people are arrested on drunk driving charges at DUI checkpoint in Fontana; see video
A man suspected of drunk driving was arrested by police at a DUI/driver's license checkpoint on Jan. 2 along Sierra Avenue in Fontana.
Fontana Herald News - Jan 07 10:35 AM
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Top DUI News, Thursday January 7th, 2010

Gulf Breeze Police Report
The Gulf Breeze Police Department will be conducting DUI saturation patrols during the month of January between the hours of 7 p.m. and 4 a.m. These citywide initiatives are a part of the “You Drink & Drive. You Lose” Sustained DUI Enforcement Program. read more
Gulf Breeze News - Jan 06 3:31 PM
DUI Task Force reports fewer arrests in 2009
While the number of DUI arrests in 2009 significantly increased in Arizona from the previous year, Graham County bucked the trend and had fewer DUI arrests over the New Year's holiday than last year.
Eastern Arizona Courier - Jan 06 8:56 AM
Police Beat: Jan. 7, 2010
To report a crime or suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call the Naples Police and Fire Department at 213-4844, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 774-4434, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office 239-477-1000 or the Marco Island Police Department at 389-5050.
Collier Citizen - 1 hour, 20 minutes ago
Henderson man pleads guilty to DUI in man's death
A Henderson man has pleaded guilty to being under the influence of alcohol in the October death of a relay runner from Utah who was hit by a vehicle.
San Diego Union-Tribune - Jan 07 5:32 PM
Fatal DUI case moves forward against Forestville woman
BY PAUL PAYNE THE PRESS DEMOCRAT A Forestville woman will stand trial on charges she was drunk and high on drugs when she drove her Jeep head-on into a compact car, killing a Rohnert Park mother of five and injuring the woman's daughter.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Jan 07 7:05 PM
Sentencing list for Dec. 29
The following people were sentenced on Dec. 29 in Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas. All sentences include costs and run concurrently with other sentences unless otherwise specified. Probation is unsupervised unless indicated otherwise. Driving under the influence (DUI) offenses generate different mandatory minimum sentences based on an offender’s prior convictions in the past 10 years ...
The Sentinel - Jan 08 2:53 AM
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
The Meridian Police Department reported no arrests between 8 a.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday. • Shoplifting — Kimberly McGowin, 29, 2258 Long Creek Rd., Meridian.
The Meridian Star - Jan 05 7:58 PM
2 Reno moms arrested for DUI with kids in car
Associated Press - January 4, 2010 5:14 PM ET RENO, Nev. (AP) - Two Reno mothers are facing charges after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence with young children in their...
Channel 8 San Diego - Jan 04 2:19 PM
Myrtle Beach Parks Superintendent arrested for DUI
By Graeme Moore Saturday, January 02, 2010 at 11:45 p.m. SC State Troopers arrested the man in charge of Myrtle Beach's parks division and charged him with DUI.
WPDE Myrtle Beach - Florence - Jan 02 8:59 PM
Haines City Crime Map
The Haines City Police Department reported these criminal activities from Dec. 23 through Dec. 29: BURGLARY Car burglary and grand theft were reported Dec. 25 at a residence in the 200 block of Pamona Street.
The Lakeland Ledger - Jan 07 8:47 PM
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Top DUI News, Wednesday January 6th, 2010

Man given 6 years for deadly DUI crash in ’07
It was a difficult concept for them to wrap their minds around. How could John Michael Sedej, a man friends and family members knew as a responsible, successful, self-made man from Poway, be the same person who drove drunk and caused a crash that killed a 28-year-old mother of three?
San Diego Union-Tribune - Jan 08 1:09 AM
No DUI fatals in Washington over New Year's
Associated Press - January 6, 2010 1:45 PM ET OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says troopers made 257 arrests over the New Year's weekend for investigation of drunken...
KNDO - KNDU Tri-Cities - Jan 06 10:57 AM
Wrong-way driver faces DUI, manslaughter charges
Associated Press - January 6, 2010 4:15 PM ET RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say a motorist involved in a fatal crash while heading the wrong way on Interstate 295 near Richmond was...
WVVA Bluefield - Jan 06 1:23 PM
Hailey man convicted of sixth DUI
Associated Press - January 6, 2010 12:14 PM ET HAILEY, Idaho (AP) - A south-central Idaho man with six drunken driving convictions was sentenced to eight years in prison.
FOX 12 Idaho - Jan 06 9:25 AM
Former Blackhawk Chris Chelios arrested on DUI
Associated Press - January 6, 2010 4:34 PM ET WESTMONT, Ill. (AP) - Former NHL defenseman Chris Chelios was arrested last month and charged with drunken driving and speeding in suburban...
WREX-TV Rockford - Jan 06 1:46 PM
Polk County jail guard charged with DUI
Associated Press - January 6, 2010 3:14 AM ET BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - A Polk County detention sergeant on her way to work was charged with driving under the influence.
NBC 2 Fort Myers - Jan 06 12:27 AM
Fatal DUI case moves forward against Forestville woman
BY PAUL PAYNE THE PRESS DEMOCRAT A Forestville woman will stand trial on charges she was drunk and high on drugs when she drove her Jeep head-on into a compact car, killing a Rohnert Park mother of five and injuring the woman's daughter.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Jan 07 7:05 PM
“Avoid the 14” DUI and Drivers License Checkpoint
On Saturday, January 02, 2010, members of the Fillmore Police Department conducted a multi-agency sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on Ventura Street (SR 126) at C Street.
The Fillmore Gazette - Jan 06 7:09 PM
Sentencing list for Dec. 29
The following people were sentenced on Dec. 29 in Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas. All sentences include costs and run concurrently with other sentences unless otherwise specified. Probation is unsupervised unless indicated otherwise. Driving under the influence (DUI) offenses generate different mandatory minimum sentences based on an offender’s prior convictions in the past 10 years ...
The Sentinel - Jan 08 2:53 AM
DUI appeal dismissed on technical grounds
NEWPORT-The appeal of a drunk driving conviction filed by a Cocke County man was tossed out on technical grounds this week by the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, which cited a missed deadline and incomplete paperwork.
The Newport Plain Talk - Jan 07 7:29 AM
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Top DUI News, Tuesday January 5th, 2010

DUI arrests in Inland area reach nearly 1,200
Nearly 1,200 people were arrested in the Inland area for driving drunk or under the influence of drugs during the 16-day holiday enforcement period. So far, two people are known to have died in DUI-related traffic accidents between Dec. 18 and Jan. 3, both in San Bernardino County, said San Bernardino County sheriff's Sgt. Dave Phelps, who coordinates the AVOID the 25 program in that county.
The Press-Enterprise - Jan 04 10:34 PM
CHP reports traffic deaths up, DUI arrests down
Traffic deaths are up while DUI arrests are down, according to statistics of the California Highway Patrol's New Year's weekend enforcement, which concluded Sunday.
The Vacaville Reporter - Jan 05 1:07 AM
4th DUI arrest lands Lower Macungie man in jail
John Thomas Hartness also resisted arrest. He'll serve at least a year A Lower Macungie Township man who tried to fight his way out of his fourth DUI arrest in May will spend at least the next year behind bars.
The Morning Call - Jan 05 12:57 AM
Holiday season DUI arrests down 29%
Merced County law enforcement agencies reported a 29 percent decrease in DUI arrests during the recess
Merced Sun-Star - Jan 04 11:46 PM
DUI checkpoint this weekend
South San Francisco police will hold a DUI checkpoint this weekend to show residents that drinking and driving won't be tolerated even after the holidays are over, police said.
San Mateo Daily Journal - 1 hour, 49 minutes ago
Judge arrested on DUI suspicion in Valley County
A Valley County Justice Court judge has been charged with suspicion of DUI in Glasgow.
Great Falls Tribune - 2 hours, 5 minutes ago
DUI Arrests: Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara County authorities say they made more than 200 DUI arrests over the holidays. 228 people were taken into custody under the "Avoid the 12" program. The 17-day drunk driving crackdown ended at midnight Monday.
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara - Jan 04 10:57 PM
Florida lawmakers consider bill to make DUI arrest easier
As the time of the year when motorists have a reputation for being more likely to drive drunk passes, a pair of Northeast Florida lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it easier for police to make a DUI arrest without a warrant.
The Florida Times-Union - Jan 04 10:13 PM
Authorities make 228 DUI arrests in 17 days
Local law enforcement agencies made 228 DUI arrests while staging multiple checkpoints and saturation patrols over the last 17 days, authorities announced.
Santa Barbara Daily Sound - Jan 05 1:04 AM
New Year rings in with new rules about marriage, DUI, fat
Gay marriage rights, a ban on trans fats served in restaurants and devices that stop recent DUI offenders from driving drunk are among California’s newest laws hitting the books in 2010.
Sonoma West Times & News - Jan 05 1:36 AM
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Top DUI News, Monday January 4th, 2010

Holiday DUI results reported
The Winter Holiday DUI crackdown on drinking drivers over the first 13 days of the campaign has resulted in a large number of DUI arrests.
Highland Community News - 2 hours, 41 minutes ago
Carbon driver facing DUI count
A Carbon County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident about 3:17 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 1. State police at Lehighton said Anthony Julio Riggio, 26, of Lehighton, was driving along Hahns Dairy Road in Lower Towamensing Township, when his vehicle left the road and crashed into a embankment. Riggio was found to be under the influence and was taken to the ...
Times News - 2 hours, 47 minutes ago
LPD Reports DUI Numbers for 2009
DUI numbers are in and show that 2009 has surpassed 2008.
KOLN Lincoln - Jan 04 4:08 AM
New Year rings in with new rules about marriage, DUI, fat
Gay marriage rights, a ban on trans fats served in restaurants and devices that stop recent DUI offenders from driving drunk are among California’s newest laws hitting the books in 2010.
Sonoma West Times & News - Jan 04 8:51 AM
DUI patrols through New Year
Napa Valley law enforcement agencies were on the lookout for DUI motorists over the Christmas as part of an ongoing, countywide effort to crackdown on drunk drivers.
The American Canyon Eagle - Jan 04 12:14 AM
DUI victims remembered
HARRISBURG In 2008, 534 alcohol-related traffic deaths occurred on roadways in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To remember those victims who lost their lives, the Pennsylvania DUI Association held its sixth annual DUI Victims Remembrance Ceremony on Dec. 17, at the DUI Victims Memorial Garden.
Pike County Courier - Jan 03 11:47 PM
Cops arrest 31 for DUI
Napa Valley law enforcement agencies were on the lookout for DUI motorists over the weekend as part of an ongoing, countywide effort to crackdown on drunk drivers.
The Weekly Calistogan - Jan 04 12:25 AM
Benicia DUI checkpoint nets one arrest, five tickets
One man was arrested and five others cited during a Benicia Police Department DUI/drivers license checkpoint Saturday, a release said.The arrested man, whose car was towed, later blew a .11 percent in a breathalyzer test at the police station, the release said.
Vallejo Times-Herald - Jan 04 1:15 AM
Dui arrests
Dui arrests 04 Jan 2010 — Bucks County Courier Times
Bucks County Courier Times - Jan 04 6:04 AM
Motorcyclist dies 2 years after alleged DUI crash
Keith Kreinik was struck by an SUV driven by a man suspected of DUI A Chicago man died Saturday, more than two years after the motorcycle he was riding was hit by an SUV in a drunken driving case, authorities said. Keith Kreinik, 47, who lived at a North Side nursing home, died of injuries from the 2007 crash at Lawrence and Elston avenues, according to the medical examiner's office. Charged ...
Chicago Tribune - Jan 03 8:51 PM

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