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Top DUI News for the Week of December 12th - December 18th in the year Two Thousand and Eleven


Top DUI News, Sunday, December 25th, 2011

State Rep. Zalaski faces charges of driving under influence
Breaking News: No Southington State Rep. Bruce "Zeke" Zalaski was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Wednesday morning after Bristol police say he failed a field sobriety test. Zalaski, 61, of Southington was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Photos Zalaski.jpg read more
The Southington Citizen - Dec 23 09:47am
Lone Rock: Mother arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs
Montana Highway Patrol troopers arrested a Bitterroot Valley parent suspected of driving under the influence with a child in the vehicle.
Ravalli Republic - Dec 23 06:00am
Mother arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs
Montana Highway Patrol troopers arrested a Bitterroot Valley parent suspected of driving under the influence with a child in the vehicle.
Ravalli Republic - Dec 22 08:34pm
Man charged with DUI, DUS after cops notice erratic driving
BAMBERG '€” A Barnwell man was charged with driving under the influence, second offense, and driving under suspension for DUI, second offense on Dec. 17, according to a Bamberg Police Department incident report.
The Times and Democrat - Dec 23 02:09pm
NTSB right to target driving under the influence of cellphones
Like the campaign against drunken driving, a ban against cellphone use in cars will take time, writes Froma Harrop. Someday, it is hoped, bans on driving while phoning will become the law of the land.
Seattle Times - Dec 16 03:52pm
Suspect in Bangerter Hwy. crash faces several charges
The driver responsible for a head-on collision in Draper Friday night faces several charges, including driving under the influence and lewdness.
FOX 13 Utah - Dec 23 10:19pm
OPP arrest another impaired driving suspect ... under the influence of drugs police allege.
Ontario Provincial Police report that another younger motorist has been arrested and charged with impaired driving. Police say the charge stems from an incident on December 17th. It is the second impaired driving charge in as many days.
Timmins Times - Dec 19 08:10am
Lincoln man caught driving on revoked license
WAHOO '€“ A 26-year-old Lincoln man faces multiple charges and possible prison time after being caught last month driving under the influence, even though his license had been previously revoked.
The Ashland Gazette - Dec 24 03:01am
Safe Ride program helps prevent drunk driving - The Rhinelander Daily News
Man Drives SUV Onto Cat CEO Lawn Asking For Jo... - WEEK News 25 Central Illinois
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Seven people are arrested during DUI/driver's license checkpoint in Fontana
A man is arrested for allegedly driving under the influence during a DUI checkpoint in Fontana last year. The Fontana Police Department has conducted many checkpoints in recent years, and last Friday, a total of seven people were arrested as a result of a checkpoint and saturation patrol.
Fontana Herald News - Dec 23 03:35pm
York County Councilman speaks out, apologizes for DUI - WCNC Charlotte
DUI enforcement to surge over holidays - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Authorities warn of consequences of DUI - FOX 11 Reno
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Deputies: Man arrested for DUII after hitting bicyclist
Deputies arrested a Molalla man Friday for driving under the influence who they said hit a bicyclist in Clackamas Co.
KATU Portland - Dec 24 12:18pm
Seven people are arrested during DUI/driver's license ch... - Fontana Herald News
Five arrested in warrant sweep by Merced police- Merced Sun-Star
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Top DUI News, Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Harvard officer arrested in Ayer
AYER -- A Harvard police officer was arrested Thursday night in Ayer on charges of operating under the influence, according to Harvard Police Chief Edward Denmark.
Lowell Sun - 52 minutes ago
The Rise and Fall of Kelly Pavlik; Fan's Perspective
When the news broke that former middleweight champ, Kelly Pavlik had been arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) Wednesday night, most fans were not surprised at all. It was just another chapter in the story of a fighter in a complete professional...
Yahoo! Sports - Dec 22 08:47pm
State trooper on leave after drunken driving charge
Posted Dec. 22, 2011, at 12:06 p.m. Last modified Dec. 22, 2011, at 10:13 p.m. AUGUSTA, Maine '€” A Maine State Police Trooper is on paid administrative leave after he was charged with operating under the influence over the weekend.
Bangor Daily News - Dec 23 04:49am
Judge orders OUI case against former Marblehead rep continued without finding
MARBLEHEAD - Former State Rep. Douglas Petersen admitted to "sufficient facts" in a charge of operating under the influence and the judge ordered the case continued without a finding until a year later, according to court documents.
The Daily Item - Nov 26 12:32am
Local man steals car, drives intoxicated
A Leominster man has been arrested for operating under the influence after crashing into several parked vehicles in a Holden neighborhood early Tuesday morning, police said.
FOX 25 Boston - Dec 14 10:44am
Vehicle burglaries, drivers under the influence lead Bellaire police report
'€¢ Driving with license suspended, 5100 Bellaire, Dec. 5. At 3:47 a.m., a corporal stopped the suspect vehicle for fail to obey a traffic sign. The driver was later found to be operating a motor vehicle
Bellaire Examiner - Dec 13 09:31am
Admitted heroin addict nabbed
A 20-year-old Milford man, who reportedly told police he is recovering from a heroin addiction, faces charges of operating under the influence of drugs and marijuana possession following a traffic stop Dec. 16.
Milford Times - Dec 22 04:02am
3.30am closing time during festive season
MIRI: Extended operating hours for nightspots on five days says mayor. Entertainment outlets throughout the state can operate [...]
The Borneo Post - Dec 23 03:45pm
Trial underway for bus driver accused of driving Bozeman students into Yellowstone Park while under the influence of ...
The trial is underway in federal court in Mammoth Hot Springs for a bus driver accused of driving a group of Bozeman school children to Yellowstone National Park while under the influence of alcohol.
KXLF Butte - Dec 14 12:15pm
More problems for Pavlik
Former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik is facing charges of OVI (Operating a Vehicle under the Influence), failure to control and leaving the scene of an accident in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. According to the Youngstown Vindicator, Pavlik was arrested at his home Wednesday night after he and a friend allegedly damaged neighboring property and a lamppost while riding ATVs. - Dec 22 11:08am

Top DUI News, Friday, December 23th, 2011

Sheriff'€™s captain arrested on OWI charge
MICHIGAN CITY '€” A La Porte County Sheriff'€™s Office captain has been suspended without pay and demoted following his arrest on an operating a vehicle while intoxicated charge Nov. 27.
The Michigan City News-Dispatch - 1 hour, 23 minutes ago
OWI charges follow accident at train tracks
A 27-year-old Spencer man was charged with OWI first offense after the Chevy Silverado he was driving wound up struck on a set of railroad tracks Friday night. Shortly after 11 p.m., Adam Francis...
Spencer Daily Reporter - Dec 19 10:02pm
2 people in 1 vehicle arrested for OWI
A Wood County deputy arrested two men for drunken driving after authorities say the passenger and driver switched places while their vehicle was moving.
Marshfield News Herald - 2 hours, 58 minutes ago
Traffic stop leads to two OWI arrests
A Wood County deputy arrested two men for drunken driving after authorities say the passenger and driver switched places while their vehicle was moving.
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune - 2 hours, 47 minutes ago
One traffic stop leads to 2 OWI arrests- Stevens Point Journal
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Plymouth man gets prison for 6th OWI
A 44-year-old Plymouth man was sentenced this week to 18 months in prison for his sixth drunken driving offense.
Sheboygan Press - Dec 22 02:05am
Purdue's Beckford arrested on suspicion of OWI
Purdue starting linebacker Dwayne Beckford was arrested early Friday on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
ESPN - Dec 16 02:09pm
Caledonia woman charged with 4th OWI after found sleeping in running car
CALEDONIA '€” A Caledonia woman was charged Thursday with her fourth drunken driving offense in five years after police reported finding her asleep at the wheel just down the block from her apartment.
The Journal Times - Dec 22 05:21pm
Toledo driver arrested on OWI charge
A Toledo man was arrested Dec. 10 on a charge of operating while intoxicated.
The Daily Telegram - Dec 21 08:11pm
Sheboygan woman charged with 5th OWI
A 43-year-old Sheboygan woman is facing a fifth drunken driving charge and multiple drug offenses after police found unauthorized prescription pills in her car after pulling her over for erratic driving, according to a criminal complaint.
Sheboygan Press - Dec 21 02:04am
OWI charge expected in crash
A Rib Mountain man was arrested and is expected to be charged with his fifth drunken driving offense after causing a vehicle crash in the city of Wausau on Saturday afternoon, according to police.
Wausau Daily Herald - Dec 11 04:23am

Top DUI News, Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

DWI Suspect Hits Deer, Takes It To Hospital
Greece, N.Y. - Police say Andrew Caswell apparently hit the deer Sunday night, hefted it into his trunk and began driving it to the hospital.
13WHAM Rochester - 49 minutes ago
Homer woman charged with DWI, BAC three times legal limit
A Homer woman was charged with a DWI for driving with a BAC over three times the legal limit. - Dec 21 05:56am
DWI suspect tacks on felony charge while in custody
WEST MONROE '€” A West Monroe man who reportedly kicked out the window of a Oswego County Sheriff'€™s Department cruiser while under arrest remains in police custody without bail.
The Palladium-Times - 30 minutes ago
Springville man faces DWI charge in crash - The Buffalo News
December DWI blitz planned in Clay County - The Fargo Forum
Robert Lee Ames guilty of felony DWI - The Hannibal Courier-Post
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DWI Suspect Hits Tree, Leaves Mother & Child in Car
A suspected drunk driver crashes into a palm tree, then flees the scene leaving behind a mother and child.
KIII Corpus Christi - Dec 21 04:20pm
Andrew Caswell accused of DWI, allegedly was taking injured deer to Unity Hospital
The deer, which was hit on Hincher Road, died on the way to the hospital.
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - 1 hour, 11 minutes ago
Police: Man Faces 8th DWI Charge
Police said a man was charged with his eighth DWI offense in Washington on Tuesday afternoon.
WMUR New Hampshire - Dec 21 01:56pm
Sullivan teen faces DWI manslaughter charge i... - Middletown Times Herald-Record
Man charged with DWI after driving towards people, crashing i... -
Felony DWI charge filed against man who drove into local... - The Palladium-Times
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Felony DWI charge filed against man who drove into local bar
SCRIBA '€” A Clyde man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after smashing his truck into the front of Scriba Town Inn, causing extensive damage to the building.
The Palladium-Times - 1 hour, 29 minutes ago
DWI Issue Too Complex for Mere Numbers
Last Sunday's editorial on DWI failed to address the many issues relating to DWI in New Mexico ...
Albuquerque Journal - Dec 11 05:37am
DWI Simulator Is A Sobering Experience For NJ Drivers
Shoppers at a mall in New Jersey had a sobering experience when they took a DWI test with special goggles that mimicked the effects of alcohol.
CBS New York - Dec 20 05:36pm
Four face DWI charges
Four face DWI charges Beaumont Enterprise Copyright 2011 Beaumont Enterprise. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 11:13 a.m., Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Three people have been indicted by a Hardin County Grand Jury for driving while intoxicated with a child under 15 years of age in the vehicle. Jasmanique Patrese Howard, 28 ...
Beaumont Enterprise - Dec 20 05:15pm

Top DUI News, Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

DUI charge for woman who hit dozen cars, hospital building
A Lincoln Park woman's blood alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit when her SUV plowed into a dozen parked cars as well as an office building at Children's Memorial Hospital, sending herself and another person to the hospital, authorities said.
Chicago Tribune - 1 hour, 7 minutes ago
Woman faces DUI charges after car crashes into Moncks Corner home
A woman is facing DUI charges after running off the road, hitting a ditch, a parked car and then a house in Moncks Corner.
WCBD-TV Charleston - Dec 20 11:15pm
NBC reporter gets DUI after Amendola party
Jay Gray, an NBC correspondent, received a DUI at 1:25 a.m. on Dec. 12, while driving on Interstate
Centre Daily Times - Dec 20 09:52pm
Report: NBC reporter charged with DUI
NBC News correspondent Jay Gray charged with drunken driving after he attended a party at the house of the attorney for accused child molester Jerry Sandusky, TMZ reported Tuesday.
Fox Sports - Dec 20 12:43pm
NBC reporter arrested for DUI after party at Sandusky's lawyer's house
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- NBC News correspondent Jay Gray was arrested for drunk driving after he attended a party at the house of the attorney for accused child molester Jerry Sandusky. According to TMZ, Gray was pulled over after drinking at the Pennsylvania residence of attorney Joe Amendola, who had...
New York Post - Dec 20 11:44am
NBC News correspondent charged with DUI near State College
Troopers in Centre County confirmed reports that NBC News correspondent Jay Gray was charged with a DUI last week. According to a release from the Rockview Barracks, 48-year-old John Gray was pulled over at 1:25 a.m. last Monday on Interstate 99 southbound near the Shiloh Road exit for unspecified traffic violations. Authorities told 6News that a DUI summons will be mailed to Gray, who was not ...
WJAC 6 Johnstown - Dec 20 05:16pm
DUI coalitions are on the rise in the Tri-Cities
The number of DUI wrecks keep going up in the state and right here in the Tri-Cities.
KEPR Pasco - Dec 14 06:41pm
At least 600 DUI cases in jeopardy because of lap... - Louisville Courier-Journal
Watson Plans New DUI Bill - WDEF Chattanooga
Illegal Immigrant Sent to Federal Prison Following 3rd D... - Kansas Public Radio
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DUI suspect hits house after police chase
A man who led police on a high-speed chase in Colerain Township was charged with DUI, a felony count of failure to comply with a police officer and driving while under a DUI suspension shortly after 1:30 a.m. Saturday.
The Cincinnati Enquirer - Dec 17 05:06pm
Early-morning chase takes police across three valley cities - The Desert Sun
Police ID Escaped Suspect Who Was Shot Dead In Garfield, NJ Pol... - CBS New York
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Judge again faces DUI charge after dismissal is reversed
The drunken-driving case against Lake County'€™s former Chief Judge David Hall will return to trial court, but prosecutors will not be able to use blood evidence obtained during his hospitalization after the arrest, an appellate court has ruled.
Chicago Tribune - Dec 13 03:47pm
DUI murder suspect remains in jail
Logan Ellis, 22, appeared in court Monday morning for the Dec. 10 crash that killed two female passengers.
WCPO Cincinnati - Dec 19 12:15pm
DUI murder suspect remains in Boone Co. Jail - The Kentucky Post
Public Record Dec. 19: DUI convictions, District C... - Helena Independent Record
Survivor helps kick off holiday anti- DUI campaign - ABC 4 Salt Lake City
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The Champaign News-Gazette - Nov 29 01:35pm

Top DUI News, Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Swain arrested on drunk-driving charge
A man who recently returned to Rhode Island after a Caribbean appeals court overturned his murder conviction has been arrested on a drunk-driving charge.
Boston Globe - 1 hour, 25 minutes ago
Drunk driving not worth risk man learns
Patrick Brennan Times-Journal St. Thomas police proved it again Friday that drinking and driving is not worth the risk.[...]
St. Thomas Times-Journal - Dec 18 02:08pm
A Frewsburg woman faces drunk driving charges
A Frewsburg woman faces drunk driving charges after police found her vehicle stopped along a Cold Spring road Friday night, Cattraugus County Sheriff's officials said.
The Buffalo News - Dec 18 01:22pm
Troops can be charged by Japan for driving drunk from official after-hours event
Servicemembers can now be charged by Japanese authorities when caught driving home drunk from official after-hours functions, according to a new U.S.-Japan interpretation of the bilateral status of forces agreement this month.
Stars and Stripes - Dec 18 11:59pm
Drunk-driving suspect set to be arraigned in Haverhill woman's killing
HAVERHILL (AP) '€” A Haverhill woman accused of driving drunk when she struck and killed a beloved foster mother picking up doughnuts for her church is facing arraignment.
The Daily Item - Dec 19 06:07am
Driving drunk with stepson nets fine
A drunk driver who failed to properly belt his young stepson using a car seat, then got into a crash while drunk driving, has received a hefty fine. Crown attorney Garry Rainnie said it's fortunate no one was seriously hurt.
Brandon Sun - Dec 15 04:54am
Springville woman faces drunk driving charges
A Springville woman faces drunk driving charges after another driver witnessed her vehicle swerving on Saturday night and disabled it, according to State Police.
The Buffalo News - Dec 18 02:06pm
Crash results in drunk driving charges
A 28-year-old man is facing several impaired driving-related charges following a head-on crash Sunday evening in Barrie's south end. Two cars collided on Huronia Road around 7 p.m. between Ellis Drive and Loon Avenue.[...]
Barrie Examiner - Dec 18 09:06pm
Woman injured in reported drunk driving crash on I-794- 620 WTMJ Milwaukee
Man charged with DWI after crash - FOX Providence
Not guilty plea in fatal DUI crash - FOX 25 Boston
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Drunk driver arrested after found urinating on himself
A Phoenix man has been arrested for drunk driving and indecent exposure after police found him urinating on himself and his back tire, police said.
CBS 5 Phoenix - Dec 19 06:13pm
Man Shows up Drunk, Passes Out at Drunk Driving Sentencing
A Norfolk man convicted a third time for drunk driving could be in even more trouble after showing up drunk at his sentencing.
KOLN Lincoln - Dec 17 09:50pm

Top DUI News, Monday, December 19th, 2011

Purdue's Beckford arrested on suspicion of OWI
Purdue starting linebacker Dwayne Beckford was arrested early Friday on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
ESPN - Dec 16 02:09pm
Police: Drunken Driver Crashes Into Home After Chase
Police say a car chase occurred early Saturday morning in connection with an operating while intoxicated case at the 10500 block of Colerain Ave.
WLWT-TV Cincinnati - Dec 17 09:51am
Linebacker arrested for driving while intoxicated
Linebacker Dwayne Beckford, 20, was arrested early Friday morning for operating while intoxicated.
The Purdue Exponent - Dec 16 03:25pm
Marquette man charged with operating while intoxicated
Police say 55-year-old William Badger Richards III was driving northbound on Front St. in Marquette on November 19 when his Toyota pickup crossed over into oncoming traffic, striking a Volkswagen
WLUC Marquette - Nov 28 11:00am
Man convicted of killing girl while driving drunk sentenced Tuesday
Trenton Gaff plead guilty to two counts, operating while intoxicated causing death, a Class B felony, and operation while intoxicated, a Class A misdemeanor. The man convicted of killing a 12-year-old girl while driving intoxicated last year was sentenced in a Marion County court Tuesday.
FOX 59 Indianapolis - Dec 06 01:33pm
Driver arrested for 7th offense OWI after driving on wrong side of road
The Lake Hallie Police Department says it arrested 51-year-old Mark Paulsrud for operating while intoxicated.
WEAU Eau Claire - Dec 04 08:39pm
Rochester Hills man charged in fatal Auburn Hills crash
A 23-year-old Rochester Hills man has been charged with operating while intoxicated, causing death, in an October car accident in Auburn Hills.
The Oakland Press - Dec 09 06:48am
Purdue's top tackler faces DWI charge
Purdue linebacker Dwayne Beckford was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, according to media reports.
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Dec 17 12:13am
Dwayne Beckford arrested for OWI
Purdue Boilermaker starting linebacker Dwayne Beckford was arrested at 3:57 Friday morning on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
WLFI Lafayette - Dec 16 02:52pm
Manitowoc man sentenced to prison for sixth-offense operating with a prohibited alcohol content
MANITOWOC A 29-year-old Manitowoc man, who was arrested for his sixth-offense operating while intoxicated, told police he had been released from jail for his fifth OWI offense a few months prior.
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter - Dec 08 02:15am

Stories of the Week

November 28th - December 11th ESPN fires hockey analyst Barnaby after DWI charge

November 28th - December 4th Former Miss USA arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

November 21st - November 27th Officers: Drunken Woman Tried To Hide In Tree

November 14th - November 20th Swimming river no escape for OWI suspect

November 7th - November 13th NJ Bus Driver Busted Driving Drunk With 25 Kids On Board

October 31st - November 6th Pistons star Wallace pleads in DWI case

October 24th - October 30th Combine crash nets OWI arrest

October 17 - October 23rd 'Hannah Montana' star busted for DUI

October 10 - October 16th Faced with DUI charge, Joe Sandoval drops out of Commerce City council race

October 3rd - October 9th Indy winner Unser Jr. in drunk driving charge

September 26th - October 2nd Cardinals TV broadcaster accused of drunk driving

September 19th - September 25th Ryan Gosling's Secret DUI Arrest

September 12th - September 18th Drunk Driver Professes Love for Ron Paul 2012

September 5th - September 11th Woman Who Threw Party Charged Over Deadly Teen Drunk Driving Incident

August 29th - September 4th Golfer Clown's DWI in NY is a Laughable Offense

August 22th - August 28th Beer Pong For Mothers Against Drunk Driving? A Strikeout

August 15th - August 21st Lakewood police monitoring DUI hotspot

August 8th - August 14th 2 Aurora Cops Cited For DWI, Littering

August 1st - August 7th DUI videos veiled in secrecy

July 25th - July 31st DUI suspect fatally shot after attacking officer

July 18th - July 24th DUI charge dismissed against RFK Jr.'s wife in NY

July 11th - July 17th Rodney King arrested on suspicion of DUI in Moreno Valley

July 4th - July 10th Nicklelodeon star booked for DUI

June 27th - July 3rd John Shore: On Ryan Dunn: Drunk Driving Is Wrong? We'll Drink to That

June 20th - June 26th Colleagues called to testify in DWI case of Bronx Assistant DA

June 13th - June 19th Officer jailed for hitting pedestrian while driving drunk

June 6th - June 12th Drunk driver ties car together with rope

May 30th - June 5th DUI Ice cream man waives hearing

May 23rd - May 29th Drunk female offenders find solace in alcohol(??!!)

May 15th - May 22nd Rick Springfield allegedly threatened deputy during DUI arrest

May 8th - May 15th Schumer Grills Apple, Google About DUI Checkpoint Apps

April 30th - May 8th DUI follows stop at trooper's house

April 23rd - May 1st DUI Lawyer Sues Strip Club for a 1 Night $19K Bill

April 16th - April 24th Bill would limit right to jury trial for DUI defendants

April 9th - April 17th Attorney: Forcibly drawing blood in suspected DUI cases a violation, illegal

April 2nd - April 10th DUI Chemists Blow the Whistle on Vermont's Breath-Testing Program

March 28th - Apr 3rd Retiring federal prisons director charged with DUI

March 21st - March 27th Avoid DUI Checkpoints? No App for That, Senators Say

March 14th - March 20th Open DUI cases involving accused SDPD officer could be dismissed

March 7th - March 13th Pot DUI bill gets first OK at Capitol

February 28st - March 6th Leyritz Charged in DUI Homicide Crash

February 21st - February 27th DUI Suspect Crashes Into Sober House

February 14th - February 20th DUI defense atty: Cop should be on trial

February 7 - February 13th Fleeing DUI suspect runs over cop in parking lot

January 31st - February 6th DUI charge reinstated in case where cop read lips

January 24th - January 30th Court decision could cast DUI cases into limbo

January 17th - January 23rd Judge Challenges New DUI Law

January 10th - January 16th Facing jail, DUI offender bolts from the courthouse

January 3rd - January 9th DUI suspect blames Ozzy for arrest

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