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Top DUI News for the Week of February 14th - February 20th in the year Two Thousand and Eleven

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Top DUI News, Sunday February 20th, 2011

DUI expert: Cabrera shouldn't do time
Fox Sports - Feb 17 04:43pm
A leading criminal defense attorney in Fort Pierce, Fla., said Thursday that Tigers star Miguel Cabrera is unlikely to receive jail time in connection with the three charges pending against him in St. Lucie County.
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After DUI Conviction, Insurance Premium Hikes Can be Sobering
Even if you had a clean record before, with nary a ticket or a claim, a DUI conviction is a game changer. Here is why.
FOX Business - Feb 18 10:47am
Ask Andy: Non-owner auto liability insurance - WMCTV Memphis
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New Denver DUI court gets funding, will launch in April
Plans for a new DUI court in Denver will move forward with prosecutors in charge of determining which repeat drunken drivers remain in the program.
Denver Post - Feb 18 12:08am
TBI said to be looking at whether Judge Richard Baumgartner got pills from felon - Knoxville News Sentinel
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DUI expert: Cabrera shouldn't do time
A leading criminal defense attorney in Fort Pierce, Fla., said Thursday that Tigers star Miguel Cabrera is unlikely to receive jail time in connection with the three charges pending against him in St. Lucie County.
Fox Sports - Feb 17 04:43pm
Tigers' Cabrera Arrested on DUI Charge in Florida - ABC News
Cabrera's DUI arrest got ugly - MSNBC
Tigers' Cabrera in DUI arrest in Florida - UPI
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DUI suspect: Cop told me to drive
An admittedly drunk driver took the witness stand in his own defense Friday, testifying how a Chicago Heights police officer ordered him behind the wheel before he crashed his girlfriend's car, killing the 5-year-old boy he called his own.Cecil Conner Jr., who faces two counts of aggravated driving under the influence, said officer Chris Felicetti gave him the mandate after his girlfriend and ...
Chicago Sun-Times - Feb 19 12:03am
DUI driver denied alternative sentence on appeal
An Antioch man who was sentenced to eight years in prison for striking a number of vehicles while drunk lost his appeal this week. Joseph Valentine Hill, 46, had been charged with DUI (second...
Shelbyville Times-Gazette - Feb 19 10:14pm
'70s heartthrob: No contest to DUI
Former teen idol David Cassidy was ordered to serve a year of probation and had his license suspended for six months after pleading no contest Wednesday to a DUI charge in Florida.
CNN - Feb 17 03:18am
'70s heartthrob David Cassidy pleads no contest to DUI - CNN
Veteran police officer pleads no contest to DUI charges - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
David Cassidy Pleads No Contest to DUI - FOX 8 Cleveland
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Deputies: Suspected DUI driver injured jumping off overpass
A suspected drunk driver in Polk County will likely face charges, if he survives the injuries deputies said he suffered jumping off an overpass during a traffic stop.
Orlando Sentinel - 47 minutes ago
DUI center to hold deadbeat parents
West Easton approves zoning amendment to allow low-risk prisoners. The planned DUI treatment center in West Easton will now also be allowed hold those who are jailed for not paying child or spousal support.
The Morning Call - Feb 15 12:42pm
DUI
Both charges carry identical penalties on conviction:
Bluffton Today - Feb 19 08:42pm
DUI offender, 29, arrested again
A 29-year-old repeat DUI offender was arrested near Pepper Road early Friday morning after driving at a speed of around 90 miles per hour in a construction zone on Highway 101.
The Petaluma Argus-Courier - Feb 18 09:10am
Roofer caught DUI seeks leniency - The Courier Mail
Scottsdale officer hurt in suspected DUI accident - The Arizona Republic
Fatal wreck victim identified; Driver charged with felony DUI - Live 5 News Charleston
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Top DUI News, Saturday February 19th, 2011

DUI suspect: Cop told me to drive
An admittedly drunk driver took the witness stand in his own defense Friday, testifying how a Chicago Heights police officer ordered him behind the wheel before he crashed his girlfriend's car, killing the 5-year-old boy he called his own.Cecil Conner Jr., who faces two counts of aggravated driving under the influence, said officer Chris Felicetti gave him the mandate after his girlfriend and ...
Chicago Sun-Times - Feb 19 12:03am
DUI center to hold deadbeat parents
West Easton approves zoning amendment to allow low-risk prisoners. The planned DUI treatment center in West Easton will now also be allowed hold those who are jailed for not paying child or spousal support.
The Morning Call - Feb 15 12:42pm
Man accused in DUI death said officer ordered him behind the wheel
An admittedly drunk driver took the witness stand in his own defense Friday, testifying how a Chicago Heights police officer ordered him behind the wheel before he crashed his girlfriend's car, killing the 5-year-old boy he called his own.Cecil Conner Jr., who faces two counts of aggravated driving under the influence, said officer Chris Felicetti gave him the mandate after his girlfriend and ...
Chicago Sun-Times - Feb 18 08:04pm
Man in fatal DUI testifies he feared arrest if he didn't drive
In a soft and emotionless voice, the Steger man accused of a drunken driving crash that killed a 5-year-old boy took the stand this afternoon and said a Chicago Heights police officer ordered him to drive or be arrested.
Chicago Tribune - Feb 18 09:11am
DUI offender, 29, arrested again
A 29-year-old repeat DUI offender was arrested near Pepper Road early Friday morning after driving at a speed of around 90 miles per hour in a construction zone on Highway 101.
The Petaluma Argus-Courier - Feb 18 09:10am
Mother of boy killed in DUI crash takes stand
Man is charged with aggravated DUI in crash that killed girlfriend's son The mother of a 5-year old boy killed in a drunk driving crash took the stand Wednesday at the trial of her boyfriend who is charged with the deadly accident.
Chicago Tribune - Feb 16 05:11pm
Prosecution rested in trial of man accused of killing boy in DUI crash - WGN TV Chicago
Day 2 of testimony in fatal DUI crash trial - WGN TV Chicago
Steger Man Says Cop Told Him To Drive - NBC Chicago
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Windsor man arrested for third DUI
A Windsor man with two prior convictions for driving under the influence was arrested again for DUI early this morning after he was caught speeding in a U.S. Highway 101 construction zone, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
KGO-TV Bay Area - Feb 18 02:02pm
Senate panel defies national DUI standards
RICHMOND A Senate committee has killed two bills that would have brought Virginia up to speed with national DUI standards.
The Virginia Gazette - Feb 16 09:22am
Scottsdale officer hurt in suspected DUI accident
Police: Scottsdale man arrested on suspicion of DUI impairment and a collision into a patrol car.
The Arizona Republic - Feb 17 09:18am
Bill Would Tighten Law on DUI Ignition Locks - KOLO 8 Reno
Tougher DUI Ignition Locks Laws Being Proposed - FOX 11 Reno
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Fatal wreck victim identified; Driver charged with felony DUI
The driver of a Chevy Suburban was charged with felony DUI involving a death after the South Carolina Highway Patrol says he disregarded a stop sign and struck several trees, killing one of his passengers.
Live 5 News Charleston - Feb 18 05:42am
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Top DUI News: Friday, February 18th, 2011

DUI expert: Cabrera shouldn't do time
A leading criminal defense attorney in Fort Pierce, Fla., said Thursday that Tigers star Miguel Cabrera is unlikely to receive jail time in connection with the three charges pending against him in St. Lucie County.
Fox Sports - Feb 17 04:43pm
DUI center to hold deadbeat parents
West Easton approves zoning amendment to allow low-risk prisoners. The planned DUI treatment center in West Easton will now also be allowed hold those who are jailed for not paying child or spousal support.
The Morning Call - Feb 15 12:42pm
Cabrera's DUI arrest got ugly
HBT: If you're going down, go down with dignity. Miguel Cabrera was either unwilling or simply unable to do that when he was arrested last night.
MSNBC - Feb 17 08:30am
Tigers' Cabrera Arrested on DUI Charge in Florida
Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera arrested on DUI charge in Florida
ABC News - Feb 17 07:00am
Mother of boy killed in DUI crash takes stand
Man is charged with aggravated DUI in crash that killed girlfriend's son The mother of a 5-year old boy killed in a drunk driving crash took the stand Wednesday at the trial of her boyfriend who is charged with the deadly accident.
Chicago Tribune - Feb 16 05:11pm
Tigers' Cabrera in DUI arrest in Florida
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was arrested in Florida on suspicion of driving under the influence and resisting an officer, police said.
UPI - Feb 17 11:55am
Cabrera arrested, charged with DUI in Florida
Cabrera arrested, charged with DUI in Florida
Major League Baseball - Feb 17 07:24am
Cabrera DUI arrest another sad baseball story
Another alcohol incident, more questions for former Florida Marlins player Maybe he reached bottom when he reached the bottom of the James Buchanan's Scotch whiskey bottle, the one he swigged from his car before telling a policeman: "Do you know who I am? You don't know anything about my problems."
Sun-Sentinel - Feb 17 02:15pm
Tigers slugger Cabrera charged with DUI, resisting officer
Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was arrested late Wednesday on drunken driving charges in Florida, police said, the latest episode for the first baseman who has struggled with a drinking problem.
CBS Sports - Feb 17 09:37pm
Tigers' Cabrera charged with DUI in Florida
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera was arrested late Wednesday on suspicion of drunken driving in Florida, leaving teammates stunned and concerned about the slugging first baseman less than a week into spring training.
Sports Illustrated - Feb 17 06:42am
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Top DUI News, Thursday February 17th, 2011

DUI center to hold deadbeat parents
West Easton approves zoning amendment to allow low-risk prisoners. The planned DUI treatment center in West Easton will now also be allowed hold those who are jailed for not paying child or spousal support.
The Morning Call - Feb 15 12:42pm
Mother of boy killed in DUI crash takes stand
Man is charged with aggravated DUI in crash that killed girlfriend's son The mother of a 5-year old boy killed in a drunk driving crash took the stand Wednesday at the trial of her boyfriend who is charged with the deadly accident.
Chicago Tribune - Feb 16 05:11pm
DUI rap endangers Pittsburgh fire official's job
Pittsburgh Fire Chief Darryl Jones wants to fire a department lieutenant who was charged with drunken driving for a third time.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Feb 16 09:00pm
DUI defense atty: Cop should be on trial
As Cecil Conner's DUI trial begins, his attorney and the mother of the 5-year-old killed in the crash blame the police who let Conner drive.
ABC 7 Chicago - Feb 14 04:52am
Officer Suspended After DUI Arrest, Drug Charges
Atlanta police suspended one of its investigators following DUI, speeding and drug possession charges out of Cobb County, the department say.
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta - Feb 16 02:44pm
Police Log
Charged with DUI
Arizona Daily Sun - Feb 14 09:54pm
DUI suspect arrested after fleeing police
Suspect leads police on low-speed chase.
WTOC 11 Savannah - Feb 16 05:31am
Woman Arrested Following DUI Crash in Fresno
A woman was arrested for suspicion of DUI following a high-speed crash at Herndon and First in Fresno Monday night. Witnesses told officers a woman driving a pickup was going about 80 miles an hour down Bullard when she plowed into a red Honda at First Street. Police say the impact was so hard that both vehicles flipped but there were no major injuries. The woman driving the pickup was arrested ...
CBS 47 Fresno - Feb 15 09:53am
Police say Pownal man cited for fifth DUI on Monday - Rutland Herald
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Man Charged With DUI After Crashing into Cannonsburg Walmart
A man was arrested and charged with DUI after crashing his pickup into the Walmart in Cannonsburg, Ky.
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 West Virginia - Feb 15 11:08am
Man Arrested for DUI After Trying to 'Mow The Sidewalk' - FOX 8 Cleveland
NH man accused of hitting police cruiser, DUI - Boston Globe
Man Faces DUI Charge After State Trooper Cruiser Hit - WMUR New Hampshire
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Former Dolphin Bob Kuechenberg arrested for DUI
Bob Kooch Kuechenberg, a former Miami Dolphins player, was arrested over the weekend on charges of driving under the influence, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
SportingNews - Feb 14 12:31pm
Former Dolphin Bob Kuechenberg arrested in DUI case - Sun-Sentinel
Dolphin Great Kuechenberg Busted for DUI - NBC Miami
Another DUI for Bob Kuechenberg - NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk
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Top DUI News, Wedneday February 16th, 2011

DUI center to hold deadbeat parents
West Easton approves zoning amendment to allow low-risk prisoners. The planned DUI treatment center in West Easton will now also be allowed hold those who are jailed for not paying child or spousal support.
The Morning Call - Feb 15 12:42pm
DUI suspect arrested after fleeing police
Suspect leads police on low-speed chase.
WTOC 11 Savannah - 9 minutes ago
DUI defense atty: Cop should be on trial
As Cecil Conner's DUI trial begins, his attorney and the mother of the 5-year-old killed in the crash blame the police who let Conner drive.
ABC 7 Chicago - Feb 14 04:52am
DUI suspect found asleep at wheel in South Hero
A woman found asleep over her steering wheel at about 3 a.m. Sunday after crashing her vehicle into a snow bank off Landon Road in South Hero was driving with a criminally suspended license while under the influence -- her alleged second offense, Vermont State Police Trooper Dustin Robinson said.
The Burlington Free Press - 1 hour, 32 minutes ago
DUI Drivers In Washington May Have Special Plates
Washington drivers with a record of drunken driving could be required to have special license plates designated with the letter Z.
KRDO Colorado Springs - 1 hour, 54 minutes ago
Driver Facing DUI Charges After Hitting Boy, 6, - CBS Pittsburgh
DUI Drivers In Wash. May Have Special Plates - FOX 12 Oregon
Washington DUI offenders may get distinct plates - KOIN News 6 Portland
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Woman Arrested Following DUI Crash in Fresno
A woman was arrested for suspicion of DUI following a high-speed crash at Herndon and First in Fresno Monday night. Witnesses told officers a woman driving a pickup was going about 80 miles an hour down Bullard when she plowed into a red Honda at First Street. Police say the impact was so hard that both vehicles flipped but there were no major injuries. The woman driving the pickup was arrested ...
CBS 47 Fresno - Feb 15 09:53am
Local Caterer's Son Killed in DUI Crash - CBS 47 Fresno
Police say Pownal man cited for fifth DUI on Monday - Rutland Herald
5 arrested in SE Fresno DUI crackdown - The Fresno Bee
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Police Log
Charged with DUI
Arizona Daily Sun - Feb 14 09:54pm
Former Dolphin Bob Kuechenberg arrested for DUI
Bob Kooch Kuechenberg, a former Miami Dolphins player, was arrested over the weekend on charges of driving under the influence, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
SportingNews - Feb 14 12:31pm
Former Dolphin Bob Kuechenberg arrested in DUI case - Sun-Sentinel
Another DUI for Bob Kuechenberg - NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk
Dolphin Great Kuechenberg Busted for DUI - NBC Miami
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DUI suspected after car crashes into tree
A 25-year-old woman was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of DUI after crashing her car into a tree
Merced Sun-Star - Feb 14 12:46am
25-year-old woman suspected of DUI after crash - Merced Sun-Star
Suspected DUI driver crashes car into front yard - NorthWest Cable News
Mock DUI Crash - KIMA Yakima
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Man Charged With DUI After Crashing into Cannonsburg Walmart
A man was arrested and charged with DUI after crashing his pickup into the Walmart in Cannonsburg, Ky.
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 West Virginia - Feb 15 11:08am
NH man accused of hitting police cruiser, DUI - Boston Globe
Man Arrested for DUI After Trying to 'Mow The Sidewalk' - FOX 8 Cleveland
Man Faces DUI Charge After State Trooper Cruiser Hit - WMUR New Hampshire
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Top DUI News, Tuesday February 15th, 2011

DUI drivers in Washington may have special plates
Washington drivers with a record of drunken driving could be required to have special license plates designated with the letter Z.
Seattle Times - Feb 14 10:57am
Driver Facing DUI Charges After Hitting Boy, 6,
NEW CASTLE (KDKA) DUI charges have been filed after an accident critically injured a 6-year-old boy last month. According to police, the boy and an unidentified female were waiting for the school bus when [...]
CBS Pittsburgh - Feb 14 11:06am
Pa. man charged with DUI twice in one morning
BERLIN, Md. (AP) Maryland State Police say a Pennsylvania man was charged with DUI twice in one morning.
News of Delaware County - Feb 14 12:21pm
Pennridge area police reports, Feb. 4: DUIs charged on Route 309 - Perkasie News-Herald
Pa. man charged with DUI twice in morning - WFMJ Youngstown
Boy Charged With DUI, Underage Drinking - The York Dispatch
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DUI suspect found asleep at wheel in South Hero
A woman found asleep over her steering wheel at about 3 a.m. Sunday after crashing her vehicle into a snow bank off Landon Road in South Hero was driving with a criminally suspended license while under the influence -- her alleged second offense, Vermont State Police Trooper Dustin Robinson said.
The Burlington Free Press - Feb 14 03:17am
DUI charge in Palmyra
On Wednesday, Palmyra Police filed charges of DUI and a stop sign violation. The charges against Robert Shenk are the result of a traffic stop that occurred on the 3rd of February. The stop was in the 900 block of East Cherry St.
WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg - Feb 09 10:02am
DUI suspect gets stuck in a ditch - WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg
Rachel Hutzel's Son Faces Second DUI - Local 12 Cincinnati
FELTON: Man charged with fifth DUI after hitting police car - The Daily Times
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Suspected DUI driver crashes car into front yard
Police have caught a man they said led them on a chase before crashing his vehicle into someone's front yard in Snohomish County.
KING5 Seattle - Feb 14 07:53am
Man Arrested for DUI After Trying to 'Mow The Sidewalk'
LORAIN, Ohio -- A Lorain man was arrested over the weekend for DUI after telling police he was attempting to 'mow the sidewalk'.
FOX 8 Cleveland - Feb 14 09:01am
DUI suspect arrested after spitting, biting, threatening to kill officer
Police say they have arrested a 26-year-old man suspected of a hit-and-run who assaulted and threatened to kill a military officer at the Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek.
WIS News 10 Columbia - Feb 14 11:44am
City attorney arrested for DUI following crash
LAKEPORT -- The city attorney for the city of Lakeport was involved in a non-injury car accident Thursday night and arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), according to Officer Steven Tanguay of the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
The Lake County Record-Bee - Feb 12 10:34am
Breaking news: Lakeport City Attorney arrested for DUI - The Lake County Record-Bee
CHP reports on Lakeport city attorney's Thursday arrest - Lake County News
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DUI Suspect Accused Of Hitting Officer With His Car Pleads Not Guilty
A man suspected of DUI after he allegedly hit a Frankfort Police officer with his car after he was pulled over pleaded not guilty Monday. The incident happened at about 6 p.m. Friday night. Police say Russell Wheat, 49, was pulled over in the parking lot of a Frankfort gas station before he allegedly hit officer Byron Redmond, then fled and ditched his car near Shenkel Lane at the Colonial Trace ...
LEX 18 Lexington - Feb 07 08:06am
A man suspected of DUI after he allegedly hit a Frankfort Police officer with his car after he was pulled over pleaded not guilty Monday. The incident happened at about 6 p.m. Friday night. Police say Russell Wheat, 49, was pulled over in the parking lot of a Frankfort gas station before he allegedly hit officer Byron Redmond, then fled and ditched his car near Shenkel Lane at the Colonial Trace ...
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Top DUI News: Monday, February 21st, 2011

Passenger fled fatal DUI crash; vigil held for 16-yr-old victim
Passenger fled fatal DUI crash; vigil held for 16-yr-old victim
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 1 hour, 50 minutes ago
Former Tech star Jarrett Jack arrested for DUI in Gwinnett
Former Tech star Jarrett Jack arrested for DUI in Gwinnett
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - 1 hour, 9 minutes ago
DUI suspect: Cop told me to drive
An admittedly drunk driver took the witness stand in his own defense Friday, testifying how a Chicago Heights police officer ordered him behind the wheel before he crashed his girlfriend's car, killing the 5-year-old boy he called his own.Cecil Conner Jr., who faces two counts of aggravated driving under the influence, said officer Chris Felicetti gave him the mandate after his girlfriend and ...
Chicago Sun-Times - Feb 19 12:03am
Man in fatal DUI testifies he feared arrest if he didn't drive - Chicago Tribune
Man accused in DUI death said officer ordered him behind the wheel - Chicago Sun-Times
Steger Man Says Cop Told Him To Drive - NBC Chicago
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Man charged with DUI after Jersey County motorcycle accident
(KMOV)-- Two are suffering serious injuries and a driver is charged with a DUI after an accident Saturday night in Jersey County, Illinois. Daniel Thaxton, 48, lost control of his motorcycle going around a curve on eastbound Rt. 16 in Jerseyville. Thaxton ran off the roadway and struck a curb before his motorcycle overturned several times. He was thrown from the motorcycle. Thaxton and his ...
KMOV St. Louis - Feb 20 06:50am
DUI offender, 29, arrested again
A 29-year-old repeat DUI offender was arrested near Pepper Road early Friday morning after driving at a speed of around 90 miles per hour in a construction zone on Highway 101.
The Petaluma Argus-Courier - Feb 18 09:10am
11 arrested on DUI charges, 50 for seat belt violations during Friday night patrol - The Palm Beach Post
City attorney arrested for DUI following crash - The Lake County Record-Bee
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Belleville mayor on Bi-County DUI Strike Force: "I don't see it happening"
Caseyville and Swansea have decided not to join the proposed Bi-County DUI Strike Force.And Belleville Mayor Mark Eckert said he thinks it is doubtful that his community will sign on, either.
Belleville News-Democrat - Feb 21 12:01am
Vigil For Teen Killed In Crash, Driver Charged With DUI
A 17-year-old has been charged with DUI after a crash killed 16-year-old Cheyenne Sauls and injured two others.
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta - Feb 20 07:14am
DUI cases down in South Dakota
The number of drunken driving cases in South Dakota dropped below the 10,000 mark last year.
KSFY Sioux Falls - 2 hours, 38 minutes ago
DUI defense atty: Cop should be on trial
As Cecil Conner's DUI trial begins, his attorney and the mother of the 5-year-old killed in the crash blame the police who let Conner drive.
ABC 7 Chicago - Feb 14 04:52am
County Commissioner Accused Of DUI
Atlanta police say they pulled over Clayton County Commissioner Wole Ralph and arrested him on suspicion of DUI.
CBS 46 News Atlanta - Feb 19 01:10pm
Families recount deadly DUI toll - The Cincinnati Enquirer
Frankfort City Commissioner charged with DUI, failure to maintain insurance - WHAS TV11 Louisville
Frankfort City Commissioner Arrested On DUI Charge - LEX 18 Lexington

Stories of the Week

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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