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

Sunday, March 14th

Police plan DUI sweeps on St. Patrick's Day They won't be wearing green, but Sacramento Police Department officers will conduct DUI operating

Saturday, March 13th

Tenn. police file 10th DUI charge against driver Kingsport Police have filed a 10th DUI charge against a driver who was going about 20 miles per hour on Interstate 26 and weaving. The Kingsport Times -News reported that the 57-year-old man told the officer on Tuesday, "I'm drunk. Do what you gotta do." The police report stated that when asked to take sobriety, breath or alcohol tests, the man kept repeating that he was drunk.

Friday, March 12th

Heat Suspend Wright for 2 Games After DUI Arrest Miami Heat suspend forward Dorell Wright for 2 games after DUI arrest Miami Heat - Dorell Wright - Games - NBA - Video Games

Thursday, March 11th

School bus driver arrested for DUI on the job A northwest suburban school bus driver was arrested Tuesday and charged with DUI after allegedly failing field sobriety tests and registering nearly three times the legal limit on a breath test. About 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Mount Prospect police Sgt. Michael Eterno got a call from Vincente Ramirez, transportation coordinator for Mount Prospect School District 57, according to a ...

Wednesday, March 10th

Palm Springs police officer honored for making 120 DUI arrests Palm Springs police officer Jennifer Kennedy was recognized Wednesday with an award for her 120 DUI arrests in 2009, according to the department.

Tuesday, March 9th

Palm Springs DUI check point nets three arrests A DUI checkpoint Friday in Palm Springs netted three arrests from more than 560 screened cars, according to a news release.

Monday, March 8th

Prosecutors appeal ruling on blood evidence in judge's DUI The trial of Circuit Judge David Hall on DUI and resisting arrest charges was derailed Monday when prosecutors asked for a higher court review of the ruling barring results of a blood test from the case. 7th

Top DUI News, Sunday March 14th, 2010

Local briefs: 10 arrested at DUI checkpoint in Fresno
Fresno police arrested 10 people on suspicion of driving while under the influence at a DUI checkpoint Friday night.
The Fresno Bee - Mar 13 11:24 PM
Police plan DUI sweeps on St. Patrick's Day
Police plan DUI sweeps on St. Patrick's Day
They won't be wearing green, but Sacramento Police Department officers will conduct DUI operating
The Sacramento Bee - Mar 13 10:06 PM
Mississippi DUI enforcement going mobile
The Mississippi Highway Patrol recently unveiled three new vehicles that will be used to deliver on-the-spot breath tests at DUI checkpoints across the state.
McComb Enterprise-Journal - 44 minutes ago
Canyon News - DUI Checkpoints Set Up
BEVERLY HILLS —Between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, the Beverly Hills Police Department will be setting up a DUI Checkpoint along the southbound side of La Cienega, within the stretch of road located between Olympic Boulevard and Gregory Drive.
Canyon News - Mar 14 1:01 AM
Court uses wellness program to tackle Fairbanks' DUI problems
FAIRBANKS — Each Thursday, a group of DUI offenders meets in the Rabinowitz Courthouse. The offenders check their watches and go inside the courtroom, where they await their turns before the judge...
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Mar 14 1:07 AM
Plea bargaining forces change in St. Clair County DUI cases
(KMOV) – The St. Clair County Prosecutor’s office is changing the way it handles Driving Under the Influence cases after an assistant prosecutor failed to follow protocol. State’s Attorney, Bob Haida, said he is making changes after learning an assistant prosecutor was violating office policy by routinely plea bargaining DUI cases. Suspects who failed a breath test were supposed to have their ...
KMOV St. Louis - Mar 13 7:36 PM
DUI Checkpoint Arrests
Friday, the Rapid City Police Department arrested several drivers at a DUI checkpoint in Rapid City. The police arrested nine people for driving under the influence.
KNBN Rapid City - Mar 13 10:46 PM
Heat suspend Dorell Wright for 2 games after DUI arrest
Dorell Wright was suspended for two games by the Miami Heat, one day after he was cited for driving under the influence. Wright will not be with the Heat for home games Friday against Chicago and Sunday against Philadelphia. He was charged early Thursday with DUI and driving with a suspended license after a traffic stop in Miami Beach.
USA Today - Mar 12 5:34 PM
DUI Interlock Devices Growing In Use
WILLIAMSON CO. -- State officials say it appears a year-old DUI law is working. It requires those who have been convicted of DUI to install an ignition interlock device in the vehicle, or forego driving for several months.
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois - Mar 13 5:37 PM
DUI ARRESTS: Drivers charged from March 1-7
DUI ARRESTS: Drivers charged from March 1-7 | delmarvanow.com | The Daily Times
The Daily Times - 2 hours, 3 minutes ago
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Top DUI News, Saturday March 13th, 2010

Heat suspend Dorell Wright for 2 games after DUI arrest
Dorell Wright was suspended for two games by the Miami Heat, one day after he was cited for driving under the influence. Wright will not be with the Heat for home games Friday against Chicago and Sunday against Philadelphia. He was charged early Thursday with DUI and driving with a suspended license after a traffic stop in Miami Beach.
USA Today - Mar 12 5:34 PM
DUI arrests skyrocket as fatalities decline in Chatham County
Summary: A drastic increase in drunken-driving arrests this year and a decrease in traffic fatalities are the result of two factors, according to Chatham County area law enforcement. More motorists are choosing to drink and drive, but more also are getting caught, according to metro police Sgt. Peter Leopold, commander of the DUI Task Force. A drastic increase in drunken-driving arrests this ...
Savannah Morning News - 1 hour, 20 minutes ago
Savannah-Chatham police report first DUI collision of holiday weekend
Savannah-Chatham police are investigating what they believe is the first DUI-related collision of the pre-holiday weekend. Just after midnight, police responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of West Gwinnett and the Interstate 16 ramp. Three people were injured in the crash, including one who was transported by MedStar paramedics to Memorial University Medical Center, said Lt ...
Savannah Morning News - 1 hour, 21 minutes ago
Miami Heat suspends Dorell Wright two games after DUI arrest
Miami Heat suspends Dorell Wright two games after DUI arrest
Miami Heat forward Dorell Wright was suspended Friday for two games by the team in the wake of his arrest on a DUI charge in South Beach.
Miami Herald - Mar 12 10:32 PM
Heat Suspend Wright for 2 Games After DUI Arrest
Miami Heat suspend forward Dorell Wright for 2 games after DUI arrest Miami Heat - Dorell Wright - Games - NBA - Video Games
ABC News - Mar 12 1:28 PM
Haida staff shuffle aimed at making it harder for DUI suspects to avoid license suspensions
Haida staff shuffle aimed at making it harder for DUI suspects to avoid license suspensions
A major shakeup in the busy section of the St. Clair County prosecutor's office where drunken-driving cases are handled is under way following a top-level review of hundreds of DUI prosecutions.That review is expected to make it much more difficult for those arrested for DUI to avoid a driver's license suspension.
Belleville News-Democrat - Mar 13 12:04 AM
Teen pleads guilty to DUI manslaughter
Associated Press - March 13, 2010 3:14 AM ET DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A Panhandle teen has pleaded no contest to DUI manslaughter in a crash that left her friend dead last year.
NBC 2 Fort Myers - Mar 13 12:27 AM
Repeat DUI offenders a growing problem
SILVER CITY - A Silver City man who has racked up 11 DUI convictions could have his probation revoked after being stopped for speeding and allegedly admitting to a police officer that he had been drinking, according to court records.
Silver City Sun-News - Mar 13 1:32 AM
SB police handle DUI-related incidents
Despite repeated warnings from authorities, some community members continue to get behind the wheel while intoxicated, as evidenced by a handful of DUI-related arrests made by Santa Barbara police officers in recent weeks.
Santa Barbara Daily Sound - Mar 13 1:04 AM
Tenn. police file 10th DUI charge against driver
Kingsport Police have filed a 10th DUI charge against a driver who was going about 20 miles per hour on Interstate 26 and weaving. The Kingsport Times -News reported that the 57-year-old man told the officer on Tuesday, "I'm drunk. Do what you gotta do." The police report stated that when asked to take sobriety, breath or alcohol tests, the man kept repeating that he was drunk.
AP via Yahoo! News - Mar 11 6:03 PM
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Top DUI News, Friday March 12th, 2010

Heat suspend Dorell Wright for 2 games after DUI arrest
Dorell Wright was suspended for two games by the Miami Heat, one day after he was cited for driving under the influence. Wright will not be with the Heat for home games Friday against Chicago and Sunday against Philadelphia. He was charged early Thursday with DUI and driving with a suspended license after a traffic stop in Miami Beach.
USA Today - Mar 12 5:34 PM
Miami Heat suspends Dorell Wright two games after DUI arrest
Miami Heat suspends Dorell Wright two games after DUI arrest
Miami Heat forward Dorell Wright was suspended Friday for two games by the team in the wake of his arrest on a DUI charge in South Beach.
Miami Herald - Mar 12 10:32 PM
Heat Suspend Wright for 2 Games After DUI Arrest
Miami Heat suspend forward Dorell Wright for 2 games after DUI arrest Miami Heat - Dorell Wright - Games - NBA - Video Games
ABC News - Mar 12 1:28 PM
Idaho State Police Kicks Off DUI Campaign
Expect to see more Idaho State Police on the roads. They kicked off a campaign Thursday night to get DUI offenders off the streets and highways.
KPVI 6 Pocatello - Mar 12 9:56 PM
MADD urges Senate to move on anti DUI bill
Mothers Against Drunk Driving and lawmakers are urging support of the anti DUI bill, House Bill 58, which would require ignition interlocks that would require those convicted of driving under the influence to blow into a device before their car would start.
WKYT Lexington - Mar 12 3:31 PM
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 - Mar 12 6:01 PM
Families rally for DUI ignition lock bill
(WHAS11) - In Frankfort today, families of those killed by drunk drivers rallied in support of a bill that would help prevent DUI offender from driving drunk again. The rally was a final push for The House Bill 58. The bill would require people convicted of drunk driving to use an ignition lock. This ignition lock would keep them from starting their cars if they've been drinking. The lock ...
WHAS TV11 Louisville - Mar 12 12:38 PM
Heat suspend Wright for 2 games after DUI arrest
In this booking photo released by the Miami Beach Police Department., Thursday, March 11, 2010, Miami Heat player Dorell Wright is seen. Wright was arrested Thursday and has been charged with DUI and driving with a suspended license.
Connecticut Post - Mar 12 12:39 PM
Scott Co. head-on car crash leads to felony, DUI charges
A head-on car crash in Scott County leads to felony and DUI charges.
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau - Mar 12 12:45 PM
Officers to make DUI house calls
The California Highway Patrol is urging drivers with outstanding DUI warrants to turn themselves in this month or face an embarrassing situation at home or at work.
Sonoma West Times & News - Mar 12 2:59 PM
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Top DUI News, Thursday March 11th, 2010

One charged with DUI in I-57 crash that killed one, ejected child
A woman was charged with drunken driving when the car she was in crashed on Interstate 57, killing another woman and causing a 9-year-old girl to be ejected from the car on the Far South Side.Yvonne Kemp, 28, of Chicago, was charged with DUI and other charges are pending early Thursday, according to ISP District Chicago Trooper Mark Hall.About 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, a Ford Escort was northbound in ...
Chicago Sun-Times - Mar 11 2:01 AM
Knox County DA suspends assistant charged with DUI in Anderson County
Knox County DA suspends assistant charged with DUI in Anderson County
KNOXVILLE - Knox County District Attorney General Randy Nichols today announced he was suspending for one week without pay a veteran prosecutor facing a DUI charge.Assistant District Attorney General Kevin Allen will lose a week's pay for what Nichols said was his confession to driving drunk in Oak Ridge on Feb. 26.Allen faces an April 20 hearing in Anderson County General Sessions Court on ...
Knoxville News Sentinel - 23 minutes ago
Kingsport man's DUI bust is his 10th
KINGSPORT — Kingsport Police have filed a 10th DUI charge against a driver who was going about 20 miles per hour on Interstate 26 and weaving.
The Jackson Sun - 31 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 - 2 hours, 25 minutes ago
Ill. school bus driver charged with DUI
Associated Press - March 11, 2010 8:24 AM ET MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago school bus driver is facing a DUI charge after authorities say she drove her route with a blood...
KWQC-TV 6 Davenport - Mar 11 5:39 AM
Ill. school bus driver charged with DUI
MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (AP) -- A suburban Chicago school bus driver is facing a DUI charge after authorities say she drove her route with a blood alcohol level that was nearly three times the legal limit.
WICS Springfield - Mar 11 5:21 AM
WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 - Rehoboth Woman Charged With Fourth-Offense Felony DUI
LEWES , Del.- Delaware State Police say a Wednesday morning traffic stop led to the arrest of a 57-year-old Rehoboth Beach woman for a fourth-offense felony DUI charge.
WBOC Salisbury - Mar 11 4:56 AM
MADD honors MPD officers for 136 DUI arrests
The Mothers Against Drunk Drivers held their annual awards luncheon in Ripon on Tuesday where four Manteca officers were cited for a total of 136 DUI arrests in 2009.
The Manteca Bulletin - Mar 11 2:15 AM
School bus driver arrested for DUI on the job
(ROLLING MEADOWS) A northwest suburban school bus driver was arrested Tuesday and charged with DUI after allegedly failing field sobriety tests and registering nearly three times the legal limit on a breath test. About 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Mount Prospect police Sgt. Michael Eterno got a call from Vincente Ramirez, transportation coordinator for Mount Prospect School District 57, according to a ...
Chicago Sun-Times - Mar 10 11:45 AM
DUI checkpoint in Goleta Friday
Police in Goleta will be on the lookout for drunk drivers Friday night. They will be holding a DUI and driver's license checkpoint somewhere in the city where officers have seen a significant number of DUI-related accidents and arrests. Permalink | Comments
KSBY San Luis Obispo - Mar 10 11:37 PM
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Top DUI News, Wednesday March 10th, 2010

DUI Deaths Decrease In Tennessee
The number of DUI deaths in Tennessee is dropping, down to 327 in 2008, according to the most recent numbers.
Eyewitness News Memphis - Mar 09 5:06 PM
Repeat DUI offender sent to prison
A Santa Rosa man with 13 previous DUI convictions was sentenced to five years and eight months in prison.
KGO-TV Bay Area - Mar 09 1:38 PM
Palm Springs police officer honored for making 120 DUI arrests
Palm Springs police officer Jennifer Kennedy was recognized Wednesday with an award for her 120 DUI arrests in 2009, according to the department.
The Desert Sun - Mar 09 2:38 PM
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 - Mar 09 3:14 PM
DUI trial of Judge David Hall delayed
Prosecutors seek to salvage their case in a higher court The DUI trial of former Lake County chief judge David Hall was postponed indefinitely Monday as prosecutors sought to salvage their case in a higher court.
Chicago Tribune - Mar 08 8:20 PM
Student Injured In Anderson Crash Charged With DUI
Anderson University student Julie George was charged with felony DUI involving death Tuesday following an early Friday morning fatal accident on Liberty Highway near Anderson.
WSPA Spartanburg - Mar 09 11:55 AM
Man arrested for DUI at 10 in the morning
It's common for police to arrest people for drunk driving late at night or the early morning hours – not so common are mid-morning arrests for DUI.
Eastern Arizona Courier - Mar 09 9:59 AM
Some fear DUI change too lenient
WICHITA (AP) — Some fear a proposed amendment to a drunken driving bill would make it easier for DUI offenders to avoid getting a device that prevents them from starting their vehicles if they have had too much to drink.
The Arkansas City Traveler - Mar 09 8:40 AM
DUI trial of Lake County judge halted indefinitely
The DUI trial against former Lake County chief judge David Hall, which was supposed to get underway today, has been put on hold indefinitely as prosecutors seek to salvage their case in a higher court.
Chicago Tribune - Mar 08 1:06 PM
Norton man found asleep at wheel in Kingsport, charged with third DUI
A Norton man has been arrested and charged with third offense DUI after allegedly being found asleep at the wheel of a van with its engine running in Kingsport.
Kingsport Times-News - Mar 09 7:54 AM
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Top DUI News, Tuesday March 9th, 2010

DUI trial of Judge David Hall delayed
Prosecutors seek to salvage their case in a higher court The DUI trial of former Lake County chief judge David Hall was postponed indefinitely Monday as prosecutors sought to salvage their case in a higher court.
Chicago Tribune - Mar 08 8:20 PM
DUI trial of Lake County judge halted indefinitely
The DUI trial against former Lake County chief judge David Hall, which was supposed to get underway today, has been put on hold indefinitely as prosecutors seek to salvage their case in a higher court.
Chicago Tribune - Mar 08 1:06 PM
Sonoma County 13-Time DUI Offender Sentenced
A Santa Rosa man with 13 previous DUI convictions, seven of them felonies, was sentenced to five years and eight months in prison Monday in Sonoma County Superior Court for his latest offense. Robert James Feenan, 50, was arrested Nov. 20 after his vehicle collided with another vehicle on state Highway 12 and Stony Point Road, the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office said.
CBS 5 Bay Area - Mar 09 12:08 AM
DUI trial of Lake County judge delayed
The DUI trial of former Lake County chief judge David Hall was postponed indefinitely today as prosecutors sought to salvage their case in a higher court. A ruling last week to toss out the blood sample taken from Hall at a Libertyville hospital after his 2008 arrest "substantially impaired" the case against him, prosecutors said. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office, which is ...
Chicago Tribune - Mar 08 9:24 AM
Court Actions: DUI's
Angela Rose Hunter, 30 days jail, suspended; 48 hours community service; $503; DUI school; victim impact panel. Andrew Harrison Wilson, 30 days jail, suspended; 48 hours community service; $403; DUI school; victim impact panel.
Reno Gazette-Journal - Mar 08 1:44 PM
Woman charged with DUI in '09 crash
FORT PIERCE — After seven months of waiting for DNA results, Officer Scott Ceckanowicz has the proof he’s been seeking to solve a DUI case. "I've been calling the laboratory once a week, every week, for five months," he said Monday.The Fort Pierce Police Department officer arrested 26-year-old Maria Guadalupe Zapeta of the 200 block of Gardenia Avenue on Sunday after DNA results confirmed she was ...
Indian River Press Journal - Mar 08 1:50 PM
Some fear DUI change too lenient
WICHITA (AP) — Some fear a proposed amendment to a drunken driving bill would make it easier for DUI offenders to avoid getting a device that prevents them from starting their vehicles if they have had too much to drink.
The Arkansas City Traveler - Mar 08 6:24 PM
Prosecutors appeal ruling on blood evidence in judge's DUI
The trial of Circuit Judge David Hall on DUI and resisting arrest charges was derailed Monday when prosecutors asked for a higher court review of the ruling barring results of a blood test from the case.
Daily Herald - Mar 08 9:51 AM
Palm Springs DUI check point nets three arrests
A DUI checkpoint Friday in Palm Springs netted three arrests from more than 560 screened cars, according to a news release.
The Desert Sun - Mar 08 12:52 PM
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 - Mar 08 4:44 PM
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Top DUI News, Monday March 8th, 2010

DUI trial of Judge David Hall delayed
Prosecutors seek to salvage their case in a higher court The DUI trial of former Lake County chief judge David Hall was postponed indefinitely Monday as prosecutors sought to salvage their case in a higher court.
Chicago Tribune - Mar 08 8:20 PM
DUI trial of Lake County judge halted indefinitely
The DUI trial against former Lake County chief judge David Hall, which was supposed to get underway today, has been put on hold indefinitely as prosecutors seek to salvage their case in a higher court.
Chicago Tribune - Mar 08 1:06 PM
DUI trial of Lake County judge delayed
The DUI trial of former Lake County chief judge David Hall was postponed indefinitely today as prosecutors sought to salvage their case in a higher court. A ruling last week to toss out the blood sample taken from Hall at a Libertyville hospital after his 2008 arrest "substantially impaired" the case against him, prosecutors said. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office, which is ...
Chicago Tribune - Mar 08 9:24 AM
Court Actions: DUI's
Angela Rose Hunter, 30 days jail, suspended; 48 hours community service; $503; DUI school; victim impact panel. Andrew Harrison Wilson, 30 days jail, suspended; 48 hours community service; $403; DUI school; victim impact panel.
Reno Gazette-Journal - Mar 08 1:44 PM
Woman charged with DUI in '09 crash
FORT PIERCE — After seven months of waiting for DNA results, Officer Scott Ceckanowicz has the proof he’s been seeking to solve a DUI case. "I've been calling the laboratory once a week, every week, for five months," he said Monday.The Fort Pierce Police Department officer arrested 26-year-old Maria Guadalupe Zapeta of the 200 block of Gardenia Avenue on Sunday after DNA results confirmed she was ...
Indian River Press Journal - Mar 08 1:50 PM
Some fear DUI change too lenient
WICHITA (AP) — Some fear a proposed amendment to a drunken driving bill would make it easier for DUI offenders to avoid getting a device that prevents them from starting their vehicles if they have had too much to drink.
The Arkansas City Traveler - Mar 08 6:24 PM
Prosecutors appeal ruling on blood evidence in judge's DUI
The trial of Circuit Judge David Hall on DUI and resisting arrest charges was derailed Monday when prosecutors asked for a higher court review of the ruling barring results of a blood test from the case.
Daily Herald - Mar 08 9:51 AM
Palm Springs DUI check point nets three arrests
A DUI checkpoint Friday in Palm Springs netted three arrests from more than 560 screened cars, according to a news release.
The Desert Sun - Mar 08 12:52 PM
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 - Mar 08 4:44 PM
Man pleads to DUI in chase case
A man who had been charged with aggravated assault while DUI after a chase and crash last summer pleaded guilty to lesser charges Monday.
The Sentinel - Mar 08 11:06 AM

Stories of the Week

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

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