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Top DUI News for the Week of October 3rd - October 9th in the year Two Thousand and Eleven

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Top DUI News, Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Governor's aide charged with drunk driving was in earlier accident
A top aide to Governor Deval Patrick who was arrested on drunk driving charges early Sunday in Brookline was involved in a car accident a few hours earlier in Boston, police confirmed today.
Boston Globe - Oct 05 04:28pm
Minnesota man accused of driving drunk, hitting and killing SD teen pleads not guilty
DE SMET, S.D. - A Minnesota man accused of driving drunk and killing a South Dakota teenager has pleaded not guilty. KELO-TV reports ( http://bit.ly/qf5DGA ) that 28-year-old James Harris of Anoka, Minn., pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of drunken driving, hit and run, and vehicular homicide.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Oct 08 04:40pm
Bail for airline executive in drunk driving case
Airline executive Neema Lulla, who was booked for drunk driving and manhandling traffic cops on Tuesday, was released on bail by a metropolitan court on Wednesday.
The Times of India - Oct 05 01:12pm
Indy winner Unser Jr. in drunk driving charge
Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser, Junior was arrested Thursday on charges of drunk driving after authorities said he was clocked at more than 100 mph on the streets of New Mexico.
AFP via Yahoo! News - Sep 29 03:12pm
Clinton Twp. driver crashes into house, charged with drunk driving
Clinton Township Police Department CLINTON TWP. '€” The driver of a car that crashed into a house near the intersection of Haytown Road and Petticoat Lane was charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash...
Hunterdon County Democrat - Oct 07 07:38am
Caught drunk driving, twice
A drunken car accident did not deter 38-year-old Nancy Sandman from driving again while impaired shortly after. Campbell River RCMP responded to a minor motor vehicle collision at the entrance to the Quadra Bay ferry terminal at 1:40 p.m. last Wednesday.
Kelowna Capital News - Oct 06 01:07pm
B.C. man gets 20th impaired driving conviction
A man from Sicamous, in the B.C. Interior, has been convicted of impaired driving '€” for the 20th time.
CBC via Yahoo! Canada News - Oct 08 01:25pm
Northbridge cop charged in OUI crash
A Northbridge police officer is facing drunk driving charges in connection with an accident Thursday night that left three people hurt, including himself.
FOX 25 Boston - Oct 08 06:28pm
Student fined $1,300, loses licence for drunk driving
A 21-year-old man from Dartmouth, N.S., will find it a little harder to pay off his $17,000 student loan after he was sentenced to a $1,300 fine for impaired driving in Fredericton on Friday.
Times & Transcript - Oct 08 02:07am
Relative of Boston Bruins legend Bobby Orr charged with drunk driving in Cohasset
QUINCY -- The daughter-in-law of Boston Bruins hockey legend Bobby Orr today pleaded not guilty to drunken driving, second offense, and to illegal wiretap charges stemming from her arrest by Cohasset police following a crash near her home Tuesday night.
Boston Globe - Oct 05 07:28am
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Top DUI News, Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Official botching probe into drunken officer will lead DWI task force
share: digg facebook twitter Police Chief Charles McClelland is re-assigning one of his top assistant chiefs to duties including supervision of the Houston Police Department's DWI task force, despite having reprimanded him for failing to launch an investigation into an intoxicated HPD officer who collided with a school bus.
Houston Chronicle - Oct 07 08:45pm
HPD leader who botched DWI investigation now will oversee DWI taskforce
Houston police Chief Charles McClelland will re-assign one of his top assistant chiefs to oversee the department's DWI taskforce, despite having reprimanded him last month for failing to launch an investigation into an intoxicated HPD officer who collided with a school bus. The internal affairs investigation which resulted in McClelland disciplining Perales and six other HPD officers was sparked ...
Houston Chronicle - Oct 07 03:40pm
DWI checkpoint being held in Holmdel tonight
HOLMDEL '€” The Monmouth County DWI Task Force will conduct a DWI checkpoint to detect drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs from 11 p.m. Friday through 3 a.m. Saturday on Route 35 South, police said.
Asbury Park Press - Oct 07 10:11am
New Hampshire DWI Lawyer Attorney Hynes Publishes Two Books
Attorney Dan Hynes the N.H. DWI Guy has released two books on drunk driving laws in New Hampshire. One book is a 300 page manual for lawyers, the other for people accused of DWI.Nashua, New Hampshire (PRWEB) October 03, 2011 Dan Hynes, a DWI Lawyer in New Hampshire, has recently published the book "Drunk Driving & Drugged Driving Defense in New Hampshire". This 300 page DWI Manual is a how-to ...
PRWeb via Yahoo! News - Oct 04 05:31pm
dwi causes crash NC 127 bridge
DWI is thought to be the cause a wreck that hospitalized a man after an accident near the N.C. 127 bridge that spans the Catawba River between Hickory and Bethlehem.
Hickory Daily Record - Oct 07 12:32pm
DWI suspect on probation for intoxication manslaughter
share: digg facebook twitter A 25-year-old Spring woman will appear in court Friday morning to face a drunken driving charge, two years after being convicted of intoxication manslaughter for an accident that killed her 4-year-old daughter. According to authorities in that incident, a witness told police he saw a maroon Ford Explorer traveling at high speed and weaving in and out of traffic in ...
Houston Chronicle - Oct 06 04:35pm
DWI And Family Violence Mugshots At KVIA.com - Updated 10/07
All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
ABC 7 El Paso - Oct 07 06:08pm
Albuquerque woman's DWI conviction overturned
A woman who was found guilty of DWI after letting her intoxicated friend drive is walking free after her conviction was overturned in a district court retrial.
KOB 4 Albuquerque - Oct 05 10:01pm
DWI prosecution program getting more drunken drivers off the road, DA says
More drunken drivers are being convicted locally, thanks to a new prosecutor dedicated to handling those cases, Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O'Neill said.
Winston-Salem Journal - Oct 05 09:35pm
2nd DWI arrest for mom who killed baby in crash
share: digg facebook twitter A 25-year-old Spring woman will appear in court Friday morning to face a drunken driving charge, two years after she was convicted of intoxication manslaughter for an accident that killed her 4-year-old daughter. According to authorities in that incident, a witness told police he saw a maroon Ford Explorer traveling at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of ...
Houston Chronicle - Oct 06 07:45pm
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Top DUI News: Friday, October 7th, 2011

Two-time DUI offender arrested again
A two-time DUI offender was stopped by police Monday and arrested for driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.
The Petaluma Argus-Courier - Oct 06 11:45am
Vallejo driver arrested on suspicion of DUI after crash - Vallejo Times-Herald
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DUI Fees Rising in Paradise...
DUI drivers who wreck in Paradise may be facing in higher fees in the future...
KNVN Chico-Redding - Oct 04 04:57pm
Man charged with DUI-manslaughter in roommate's death
A 23-year-old man who investigators say caused the death of his roommate by driving drunk was jailed Thursday on a DUI-manslaughter charge.
Orlando Sentinel - Oct 06 05:58pm
Man faces DUI manslaughter charge in roommate's death
A 23-year-old man who investigators say caused the death of his roommate by driving drunk was jailed Thursday on a DUI-manslaughter charge.
Orlando Sentinel - Oct 06 05:58pm
Man charged with DUI-manslaughter in roommate's death
A 23-year-old man who investigators say caused the death of his roommate by driving drunk was jailed Thursday on a DUI-manslaughter charge.
Orlando Sentinel - Oct 06 08:52pm
Cooper guilty of DUI - Key West Citizen
Police: 24-year-old driver facing DUI charges - The Titusville Herald
DUI trial delayed almost 4 years after deaths - FOX 5 Las Vegas
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Griffin O'Neal in Court for DUI and Drug Charges
More legal woes for the O'Neal family. Griffin O'Neal pleaded not guilty today to charges stemming from a head-on collision in San Pasqual, Calif., two months ago when he veered...
E! Online - Oct 06 09:07pm
DUI charge reduced for fire captain
A North Charleston fire captain is slated to return to full duty today after Florida prosecutors determined there wasn't evidence to support drunken-driving charges against him during a chaotic episode in Miami Beach. Carlos LaKeith King, 45, was off duty when he crashed into a parked pol...
The Post and Courier - Oct 05 09:38pm
Fire captain back at work after Miami Beach arrest - ABC News 4 Charleston
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Cabrera's DUI trial is to start Nov. 30 in Fort Pierce
FORT PIERCE '€” Miguel Cabrera, the Detroit Tigers star first baseman arrested Feb. 16 in western St. Lucie County on drunk-driving charges, is scheduled to go on trial Nov. 30.
St. Lucie News Tribune - Oct 06 01:45pm
Victim in Plato Twp. DUI crash details painful recovery
In a moment last December, Heike Wehrle went from being able to run around a show ring with her champion purebred dogs to gasping for air and convinced she would burn to death in a crushed SUV. Wehrle described her injuries and how they changed her life in a sentencing hearing Thursday in Kane County court for the young man accused of causing them. Eric Barth, 21, formerly of South Elgin ...
Daily Herald - Oct 06 09:01pm
Vt. police officer to keep job after DUI
A Vermont police officer is going to keep his job after pleading guilty to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Boston Globe - Oct 06 04:59am
Winooski cop convicted of DUI keeps job - WCAX-TV Vermont
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Top DUI News, Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Governor's aide charged with drunk driving was in earlier accident
A top aide to Governor Deval Patrick who was arrested on drunk driving charges early Sunday in Brookline was involved in a car accident a few hours earlier in Boston, police confirmed today.
Boston Globe - Oct 05 04:28pm
Drunk Driving Decline Linked to Struggling Economy
A drunk driving decline could be linked to recent economic woes, say researchers. New data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows that drunk driving incidents in the U.S. have fallen 30 percent from 2006-2010. Last year they were at their lowest mark in nearly two decades, says the federal report. ...
ThirdAge - Oct 05 11:00am
Video: Drunk driving hits 20-year low
A government study says drunk driving fell 30 percent from 2006 to 2010, to the lowest level in 20 years. Erica Hill reports.
CBS News - Oct 04 07:18pm
Drunk driving rates slide in the U.S.: An upside to the recession?
Could lean times inspire healthy behaviour?
The Globe and Mail - Oct 05 07:32am
Drunk driving rates slide in the U.S.: Is the recession to thank?
Could lean times inspire healthy behaviour?
The Globe and Mail - Oct 05 07:18am
Drunk driving seems to be going down, says CDC study based on anonymous survey
ATLANTA '€” Drunken driving incidents have fallen 30 percent in the last five years, and last year were at their lowest mark in nearly two decades, according to a new federal report. The decline may be due to the down economy: Other research suggests people are still drinking as heavily as in years past, so some may just be finding cheaper ways of imbibing than by going to bars, night clubs and ...
Washington Post - Oct 04 03:25pm
Drunk Driving Cases Decreasing, Thanks Economy!
It'€™s not too often that you hear good news about a bad economy but now a survey has revealed that Americans are drunk driving less often because of a bad financial situation. According to the survey because many drinkers are out of work or holding on by a thread they are buying less alcohol at bars [...] Drunk Driving Cases Decreasing, Thanks Economy! is a post from: The Inquisitr
The Inquisitr - Oct 05 10:52am
CDC: Self-reported drunk driving is down
Drunken driving incidents have fallen 30 percent in the last five years, and last year were at their lowest mark in nearly two decades, according to a new federal report.
AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 04 03:24pm
Drunk Driving Down, But Still Factor in Crash Deaths
Fewer Americans are driving drunk, but alcohol is still a factor in one-third of deadly crashes. The latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show drunk driving at its lowest level since 1993, but an estimated four-million Americans admit driving drunk at least once.
KARK Little Rock - Oct 05 06:31am
Drunk Driving Down By 30 Percent: Report
ATLANTA -- Drunken driving incidents have fallen 30 percent in the last five years, and last year were at their lowest mark in nearly two decades, according to a new federal report.
The Huffington Post - Oct 04 11:33am
Self-reported drunk driving is down - Ball State Daily News
Today's Most Read Stories - KAAL Austin
CDC: Self-reported drunken driving is down - Denver Post
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Top DUI News, Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

DUI Fees Rising in Paradise...
DUI drivers who wreck in Paradise may be facing in higher fees in the future...
KNVN Chico-Redding - Oct 04 04:57pm
Two-time DUI offender arrested again
A two-time DUI offender was stopped by police Monday and arrested for driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.
The Petaluma Argus-Courier - Oct 04 09:13pm
Aide to Mass. governor faces DUI charge
A top aide to Gov. Deval Patrick is facing drunken driving charges. Brookline police say Ron Bell, the governor's $97,000-a-year community affairs director, was pulled over at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday after nearly striking a police cruiser on Boy1ston Street.
Boston Globe - 26 minutes ago
DUI trial results in not guilty verdict
BRATTLEBORO -- A New Hampshire man was found not guilty of driving under the influence after a jury concluded an instrument used by police to determine blood alcohol content was not used correctly and may have been malfunctioning.
Brattleboro Reformer - 1 hour, 5 minutes ago
Woman charged with DUI in fatal crash to appear in court
MURPHYSBORO - Heather Richey, a motorist charged with several counts of aggravated DUI in the death of a Murphysboro man, will be in court Wednesday for a first appearance hearing.
The Southern Illinoisan - Oct 03 09:36pm
DUI charge behind councilman's resignation?
A Morrow village councilman who is running for mayor in the Nov. 8 election and is facing a drunken driving charge plans to resign his seat, according to Mayor Michael Erwin.
The Cincinnati Enquirer - Oct 03 07:07pm
The 18 states with highest DUI rates
New data show impaired driving especially common in parts of Midwest and South
CBS News - Oct 04 09:05am
Gov's Top Aide Facing DUI Charge
A top aide to Gov. Deval Patrick is facing drunken driving charges.
WCVB Boston - 34 minutes ago
Kershaw tackling DUI problem
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has received federal money to hire two deputies whose sole job will be to help reduce the county's No. 1 ranking in the state for drunk-driving fatalities.
The State - Oct 04 09:17pm
WCVB Boston - 34 minutes ago
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Top DUI News, Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Pistons Ben Wallace faces drunk driving and weapons charges
Pistons center Ben Wallace was arrested and charged with drunk driving, and carrying a concealed weapon, after being pulled over for erratic driving at 3 AM.
KOGO 600 AM San Diego - Sep 30 07:13am
Pistons Ben Wallace faces drunk driving and weapons charges
Pistons center Ben Wallace was arrested and charged with drunk driving, and carrying a concealed weapon, after being pulled over for erratic driving at 3 AM.
1180 WHAM - Sep 30 07:12am
Pistons' Wallace faces weapon, drunk driving charges - WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Ben Wallace Charged With Drunk Driving, Weapons Offense - Slam
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A sleeping drunk has been busted for his 11th OWI
Police near Wausau found 64-year-old Wallace Bowers of Green Bay sleeping in his van in the parking lot of an area bar.
TMJ4 Milwaukee - Oct 03 06:14pm
Recent drunk driving convictions in Winnebago County
Scott Bierman Jr., 1730 Golf Bridge Drive, 4, Neenah OWI (third offense) $1,613 fine, local jail, DOT license revoked, ignition interlock, alcohol assessment, other sentence, community service.
The Oshkosh Northwestern - Sep 22 02:25am
Man charged with OWI shows up to court drunk
Facing his fourth OWI charge, the Milwaukee County Sheriff Department reports Christopher Williams, 44, showed up drunk for his court ordered pre-trial OWI appointment.
CBS 58 Milwaukee - Sep 29 02:15pm
Man stung by bees and 4th OWI
KNOWLTON (WAOW) -- A strange twist in an alleged drunk driving case, where a man got stung by bees and then by his fourth OWI.
WAOW Wausau - Sep 12 06:14pm
Recent drunk driving convictions in Winnebago County
Matthew Baumgartner, 425 East Wisconsin Ave., Appleton OWI (third offense) $1,613 fine, probation.
The Oshkosh Northwestern - Sep 09 02:23am
PLEA ENTERED: A not guilty plea has been entered on behalf of a man accused of driving drunk when he hit and severely ...
A man accused of critically injuring a Des Moines police officer in a drunk driving accident says he's not guilty.
WHO-TV 13 Des Moines - Sep 28 08:35am
Postal worker arrested for OWI
Waukesha police arrested a 45 year-old postal worker Saturday morning for driving drunk while on the job.
TMJ4 Milwaukee - Sep 27 09:26am
Alevizos rejects drunk-driving plea
LA PORTE '€” La Porte Circuit Judge Tom Alevizos wants more jail time for a man with multiple drunk-driving convictions.
The Michigan City News-Dispatch - Sep 08 10:57pm
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Top DUI News, Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Cardinals Broadcaster Suspended From Duties Following Arrested For DWI
Arrest For DWI Was The Second For Dan McLaughlin Cardinals broadcaster Dan McLaughlin has been charged again with drunk driving. Chesterfield police say he was driving while intoxicated and left the scene of an accident Sunday night in Chesterfield. They also say this is his second arrest for drunk driving in Chesterfield. McLaughlin was released on bond.
KPLR 11 St. Louis - Sep 29 09:37pm
Cardinals TV broadcaster accused of drunk driving - KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Cardinals Broadcaster Dan McLaughlin Charged Again with DWI - KOMU Columbia
Cardinals Broadcaster Suspended From Duties Following D... - FOX 2 News St. Louis
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DWI killer's parole hearing postponed
The family of a man killed in a drunk driving case five years ago is speaking out after the killer's parole hearing was delayed.
CNYCentral.com - Sep 30 08:12am
Police: Man Charged With DWI Drunk At Court Appearance
Authorities said a man facing a drunken driving charge in New Hampshire showed up for his court hearing intoxicated.
WMUR New Hampshire - Sep 28 09:29am
Cardinals TV broadcaster accused of drunk driving
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (AP) '€” Fox Sports Midwest has suspended St. Louis Cardinals play-by-play broadcaster Dan McLaughlin after his arrest for allegedly driving while intoxicated '€” his second drunk-driving arrest in 13 months.
Connecticut Post - Sep 30 07:02am
Dan McLaughlin Is Accused Of Drunk Driving
(AP) -- Fox Sports Midwest has suspended St.Louis Cardinals play-by-play broadcaster Dan McLaughlin after his arrest for allegedly driving while intoxicated - his second drunk-driving arrest in 13 months.
KTVO Kirksville - Sep 30 07:37am
HPD officer disciplined over cover-up in DWI case
share: digg facebook twitter At least one Houston police officer attempted to cover up evidence implicating an off-duty officer's drunk driving in a crash this year and others failed to initiate an investigation into allegations that he was intoxicated, city records show. After Sgt. Ruben Trejo crashed into a private school bus April 21, one officer, Sgt. Paul E. Ogden, used a cloth to cover up ...
Houston Chronicle - Sep 27 10:44am
Man charged with felony DWI
A Buffalo man was arrested on a felony drunk driving charge after he was pulled over by state troopers for failing to stop at a stop sign on Maple Road in the Town of Elma Thursday evening, officials said.
The Buffalo News - Sep 30 06:48am
Woman charged with DWI in crash that injured Arlington officer
A woman has been charged with drunk driving in a July traffic crash that seriously injured an Arlington County police officer. Charges were filed this week against 21-year-old Kathryn Kron, of Arlington, in connection with the July 20 crash in the Bal1ston area, police said. The officer was responding to a call shortly after 2:15 a.m. when the officer's cruiser collided with Kron's car at the ...
Washington Examiner - Sep 20 11:33am
Woman accused of driving drunk, bribing a police officer pleaded guilty
A woman accused of drunk driving and trying to bribe a Rochester Police officer took a plea deal today...
News 10 NBC Rochester - Sep 19 09:46am
Vikings Safety Arrested on Suspicion of Drunk Driving
Vikings Safety Tyrell Johnson was arrested for fourth-degree driving while impaired early Tuesday morning...
5 Eyewitness News St. Paul - Sep 20 09:09am

Stories of the Week

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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