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DUI News for the Week of February 13th - February 19th in the year Two Thousand and Twelve

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Top DUI News, Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Schuylerville teacher's DWI crash case adjourned until March 16
SCHUYLERVILLE -- The felony DWI case of a Schuylerville teacher has been adjourned once again as prosecutors consider what charges to seek from a grand jury.
The Post-Star - Feb 17 06:11pm
TV cameras in courtroom delay ex-cop's DWI trial
The DWI trial for a former Bernalillo County Sheriff Officer was delayed over a disagreement to allow television cameras in the courtroom.
KOB 4 Albuquerque - Feb 17 08:27pm
Refuse DWI breath test? What happens?
Getting behind the wheel drunk is the first mistake, according to prosecutors, but the second could be refusing to take a breath test.
KRQE & KASA FOX 2 Albuquerque - Feb 18 11:10am
DWI case for Pender commissioner continued again
The DWI case against Pender County Commissioner David Williams has been continued once again.
WECT 6 Wilmington - Feb 13 09:43am
Man faces DWI charge after hitting cruiser
A Loudon man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after his vehicle hit a marked state police cruiser on I-393 Thursday night.
New Hampshire Union Leader - Feb 18 05:30pm
Woman injured in suspected DWI accident
Police say the suspected drunken driver ran a red light and crashed into the side of a woman's SUV
ABC 13 Houston - 24 minutes ago
Woman Hits Parked Car, Charged With DWI - FOX 7 Austin
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Salamanca man gets probation in DWI case
LITTLE VALLEYՀA Salamanca man has been sentenced in Cattaraugus County Court to probation for his guilty plea to driving while intoxicated two years ago.
The Buffalo News - 2 hours, 22 minutes ago
DWI charge follows traffic stop by deputies
LITTLE VALLEYՀA Silver Springs man has been charged by Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies with drunken driving following a traffic stop on Route 242.
The Buffalo News - Feb 17 04:25am
State takes down DWI memorial signs
The family of drunk driving victim Erica Smith learned her DWI memorial sign was taken down Monday, along with 13 others in Bexar County.
WOAI San Antonio - Feb 17 01:12pm
Syracuse man faces 2 felony DWI charges after Thruway stop
A Syracuse business owner faces two felony DWI charges following a traffic stop Friday afternoon on the Thruway.
The Observer-Dispatch - Feb 05 05:35pm
Teen arrested on suspicion of DWI, unlawful restraint- El Paso Times
DWI arrest in Columbia County - FOX 23 News Albany
Owner of Syracuse diner charged with felony DWI after leaving... - The Post-Standard
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Top DUI News, Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Police: Petaluma woman arrested on 4th DUI charge after near-collision
A 28-year-old Petaluma woman with three drunken driving convictions was arrested Friday on suspicion of DUI after an officer said her car almost hit a truck.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Feb 17 06:21pm
Woman in DUI death admitted drinking, police say - The Biloxi Sun Herald
Driver in DUI crash that injured woman sentenced to work... - Channel 8 San Diego
Man Sentenced For DUI Crash That Injured Woman - KGTV San Diego
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DUI dropped after Richmond County deputy falsified documents
A DUI charge was dropped Friday against a man with a history of driving offenses because the arresting deputy previously admitted to falsifying traffic reports.
The Augusta Chronicle - Feb 10 07:29pm
DUI charges dropped against judge
Charges were dropped Wednesday against a veteran Cook County judge accused of drunken driving last fall in Willowbrook, his attorney said.
Chicago Tribune - Feb 15 03:39pm
Judge Upholds Discipline for Two Firefighters - 13 WMAZ Macon
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Oklahoma City councilman's DUI hearing postponed; Attorney questions felony charge
A preliminary hearing conference in Ward 7 Oklahoma City Councilman Ronald ՀSkipՀ Kelly's felony DUI case was postponed Thursday until April. Kelly's attorney said he doesn't think a new law making the felony charge automatic should apply to Kelly, but the prosecutor in the case disagrees.
The Oklahoman - Feb 16 03:52pm
Family comes face-to-face with DUI suspect in court
A Temecula man accused of driving drunk and crashing his pickup truck into an Escondido home, leaving a man seriously injured, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony DUI charges.
Channel 8 San Diego - Feb 15 04:42pm
Hannah Montana Star Strikes Deal in DUI Case Recap
Former "Hannah Montana" star Mitchel Musso has struck a deal in his DUI case
antiMUSIC - 1 hour, 2 minutes ago
Four-time DUI offender busted
Petaluma resident Fallon Elaine Wilson, 28, was arrested on Washington Street near Keller Street on Friday, Feb. 17 for drunken driving.
The Petaluma Argus-Courier - Feb 17 04:33pm
Villages doctor stopped for DUI, faces prescription pill ch... - Orlando Sentinel
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DUI busts in Colorado over Super Bowl weekend total 274
Police arrested 274 people over the Super Bowl weekend in Colorado on suspicion of drinking and driving.
Denver Post - Feb 13 10:23am
Bloomington man faces DUI charges in fatal crash
A Bloomington man was charged with aggravated DUI after a pickup truck he was driving crashed early Wednesday near Danvers, killing one person and injuring three, authorities said.
Peoria Journal Star - Feb 16 07:31pm
Nashville police officers resign after DUI arrests
Two Metro police officers arrested on DUI charges in separate incidents have submitted their resignations.
The Tennessean - Feb 18 12:59am
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Top DUI News, Friday, February 17th, 2012

Accused drunk driver crashes into police car, other vehicles
A woman accused of drunk driving crashed into a parked police car and damaged others before trying to flee, authorities said.
The Record - Feb 15 04:00am
Man sentenced for drunk driving death
A man convicted in the drunk-driving death of a companion will not serve prison time, under a sentence issued Monday.
WTHI Terre Haute - Feb 15 04:13pm
Stephenville man caught on drunk driving for 3rd time
RCMP in western Newfoundland say officers stopped a man for impaired driving for the third time in less than two months.
CBC via Yahoo! Canada News - Feb 16 12:57am
Randy Travis: See His Drunk Driving Arrest Video
Not Randy Travis ' finest hour. Texas authorities have released the dashcam video of the country star's Feb. 6 arrest in Sanger, Tex. on suspicion of drunk driving.
US Weekly - Feb 16 09:39am
Fremont officer arrested - drunk driving alleged
A Fremont police officer was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving over the weekend in Livermore, authorities said Monday. William Brendon Johnson, 28, was spotted at 3 a.m. Saturday weaving and driving 72 mph in his...
San Francisco Chronicle - Feb 14 12:31am
Asheville man sentenced to prison for habitual drunk driving
ASHEVILLE ' An Asheville man who wrecked his mo-ped while driving drunk has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.
Asheville Citizen-Times - Feb 16 08:27am
Accused cop knew how to disguise drunk driving: Crown
A B.C. Mountie accused of obstruction of justice in a fatal crash has pleaded not guilty, but prosecutors say they plan to present damning evidence that he knew about hiding evidence of drunk driving.
CTV British Columbia - Feb 13 01:36pm
Sheriff's official arrested on suspicion of drunk driving
A top Los Angeles County sheriff's official was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after she was found stopped in the middle of the Foothill Freeway passed out with her head on the steering wheel of her county car, officials...
Los Angeles Times - Feb 06 06:01pm
Braintree man arrested for drunk driving
James Coen, 49, of Braintree was arrested Feb. 8 for drunk driving after allegedly operating erratically in the area of the Union Street rotary.
Braintree Forum - Feb 15 09:49am
Watertown police: Drunk woman flips car
Police arrested a Brighton woman on charges of drunk driving after she reportedly drove into a tree, flipped her car onto its side, and collided with a street pole.
Watertown Tab & Press - Feb 14 10:33am
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Top DUI News, Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Man charged with operating under the influence
Jean Volcy, 49, of Stratford, was charged with operating under the influence, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to drive right Feb. 8, police said.
Darien News-Review - Feb 15 11:40am
Police: Woman driving drunk and wrong way in crash
LITTLETON -- An Acton woman allegedly driving the wrong way on Route 2 was arrested on numerous charges, including operating under the influence of alcohol and drugs after crashing into a state police cruiser.
Sentinel & Enterprise - Feb 14 03:53am
Alleged drunk-driver crashes into state police cruiser
LITTLETON -- An Acton woman allegedly driving the wrong way on Route 2 was arrested on numerous charges, including operating under the influence of alcohol and drugs, after crashing into a state
Lowell Sun - Feb 13 10:04pm
911 calls released in fatal wheelchair crash
A 27 year old man is charged with possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and causing a death while operating a motor vehicle under the influence.
14 WFIE Evansville - Feb 14 07:51pm
Woman Causes $40,000 Worth of Damage While Drving Under the Influence
PADUCAH, KY.- Police say a woman driving under the influence crashed into a parked vehicle at a residential home.
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois - Feb 12 09:14am
State Planning Director Resigns After OUI Arrest
Richard Swanson was arrested on the charge of operating under the influence on Monday and resigned as state planning director on Tuesday.
WMTW Portland - Feb 14 07:19pm
Planning office acting director, treasurer for LePage'۪s ca... - Bangor Daily News
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Four-car crash lands driver in handcuffs
MANCHESTER - A city woman is charged with aggravated operating under the influence of liquor (OUIL) after she crashed into a parked vehicle, causing a chain reaction collision that damaged two more vehicles.
New Hampshire Union Leader - Feb 14 07:30am
Drunken Driver Causes 4-Car Crash On Stoughton Road, Police ... - WISC-TV Madison
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Mother arrested for DUI induced crash
A Plainville mother was arrested after police say she cause a crash because she was driving under the influence with her child in the car.
WTNH-TV New Haven - Feb 15 12:56pm
East Falmouth man faces 6th OUI charge
WESTPORT - An East Falmouth man with five OUI charges under his belt notched a sixth in Westport over the weekend. David...
Boston Herald - Feb 14 08:52am
Acting state planning director fired over OUI
Richard Swanson Jr., 64, was arrested in Waterville on Monday and charged with operating under the influence.
Portland Press Herald - Feb 14 09:06am
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Top DUI News, Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Persistent offender arrested for riding ATV while drunk ATV ride
Suspect convicted twice of driving while intoxicated arrested after allegedly driving an ATV in north Kirksville while drunk.
Kirksville Daily Express - Feb 13 12:32pm
Erie County Sheriff's Deputy Pleads Guilty to DWI
25-year-old Daniel Harris pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated for the accident that occurred in January, while he was off-duty.
WGRZ-TV Buffalo - Feb 14 11:23pm
Mount Olive man charged with DWI by Hackettstown cops
HACKETTSTOWN ' A 40-year-old Mount Olive Township man was charged with driving while intoxicated and more after he was stopped while driving on Route 46, police said. At about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, police received a report of...
The Warren Reporter - Feb 13 02:59pm
Mount Olive police charge Easton, Pa., man with driving while impaired
MOUNT OLIVE ' A 34-year-old Easton, Pa., man was charged with driving while intoxicated, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop at about 1 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, police said. According to police, Officer...
The Warren Reporter - Feb 13 03:59pm
Mount Olive police charge Randolph man with DWI
MOUNT OLIVE ' A 33-year-old Randolph man, who was charged with driving while intoxicated and other motor vehicle violations, was brought to the hospital for treatment, police said. According to police, about 9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, Officer Matthew...
The Warren Reporter - Feb 13 03:14pm
Man charged with DWI in Byram - New Jersey Herald
Man arrested for 5th DWI - KMOV St. Louis
Carmel Mom charged with DWI after Yorktown crash with 2 kid... - The Journal News
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NFTA officer arrests DWI suspect on Riley St.
A Camelot Court man was charged with driving while intoxicated about 5:40 p.m. Friday on Riley Street.
The Buffalo News - Feb 12 05:10am
Marilla man charged with DWI after crash
A Marilla motorist was charged with driving while intoxicated after hitting a telephone pole in Elma, Erie County sheriff's deputies said. Deputy George Avery was dispatched to investigate a report of an accident with injury on Winspear Road shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday.
The Buffalo News - Feb 12 05:10am
Merrimack woman allegedly drove drunk with children as passengers
MERRIMACK ' A town woman is accused of driving while intoxicated with children in the vehicle. Alison Paquette, 46, of 26 E, Chamberlain Drive, was arrested Sunday night at 10:25, after police pulled over her vehicle, a black Ford F-150 pickup. A caller reported that the vehicle 'was all over the road, according to police, and provided a plate number and direction of travel. Police located the ...
The Nashua Telegraph - Feb 07 06:49am
Man Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated at High Speed
A Potsdam man is facing charges, after State Police say he drove more than 20 miles over the speed limit while drunk.
WWNY - WNYF Watertown - Feb 12 01:23pm
Arcade driver charged with DWI following crash
OTTO'An Arcade man was charged with driving while intoxicated following a crash last week, Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies said. Jeffrey A. Uhrinek Jr., 26, of Grandview Drive also was charged with driving without a license and failure to maintain lane.
The Buffalo News - Feb 12 04:10am
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Top DUI News, Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Woman pleads guilty to vehicular homicide in motorcyclist's death
A Noxen woman pleaded guilty Monday to homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and expressed remorse through her attorney for a crash that killed a 45-year-old motorcyclist nearly two years ago in Mountain Top.Caitlyn M. Hermanofski will
The Citizens' Voice - Feb 13 06:53pm
Woman pleads guilty in fatal Mt. Top crash
A Noxen woman pleaded guilty Monday to homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and expressed remorse through her attorney for a crash that killed a 45-year-old motorcyclist nearly two years ago in Mountain Top.Caitlyn M. Hermanofski will s
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - Feb 13 05:31pm
Police: Woman driving drunk and wrong way in crash
LITTLETON -- An Acton woman allegedly driving the wrong way on Route 2 was arrested on numerous charges, including operating under the influence of alcohol and drugs after crashing into a state police cruiser.
Sentinel & Enterprise - 32 minutes ago
Duxbury woman faces Plymouth OUI charges
Police charged a Duxbury woman with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol after finding her at the wheel of a disabled vehicle.
Old Colony Memorial & Plymouth Bulletin - Feb 13 05:28pm
Woman Causes $40,000 Worth of Damage While Drving Under the Influence
PADUCAH, KY.- Police say a woman driving under the influence crashed into a parked vehicle at a residential home.
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois - Feb 12 09:14am
Stanford linebacker Shayne Skov arrested for driving under the influence
STANFORD -- In a rarity for a prestigious academics university that prides itself on a higher standard, Stanford had a player get into trouble with the law.
San Jose Mercury News - Feb 07 12:05am
City Council candidate arrested
After being arrested for allegedly driving under the influence, a Glasgow city council candidate said he will be removing his name from the election ballot.
The Glasgow Daily Times - Feb 13 03:30pm
Santa Clara's Kevin Foster suspended for season
Santa Clara guard Kevin Foster, the West Coast Conference's leading scorer, has been suspended for the remainder of the season following an arrest for driving under the influence. Broncos coach Kerry Keating said in a statement Monday that he "will continue to work with Kevin moving forward." Foster has missed the last seven games and hasn't played since being arrested Jan.
AP via Yahoo! Sports - Feb 13 05:02pm
Fremont police officer arrested for DUI in Dublin
DUBLIN -- A Fremont police officer was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Interstate 580 around 3 a.
San Jose Mercury News - Feb 13 01:56pm
Fremont police officer arrested for DUI in Dublin
DUBLIN -- A Fremont police officer was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Interstate 580 around 3 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.
Contra Costa Times - Feb 13 02:01pm
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Top DUI News, Monday,February 13th, 2012

OWI charge against Keokuk County sheriff dismissed
The Washington County Attorney's Office on Friday announced that it is dismissing a drunken driving charge against Keokuk County Sheriff Jeffrey Earl Shipley, 46, on the condition he receive alcohol evaluation and treatment. Although Shipley no longer is facing criminal charges, the Iowa Department of Transportation now lists his driver's license as invalid, a penalty [...]
The Gazette - Feb 10 09:36am
Racine man charged with fifth OWI
RACINE ' Racine police have charged 46-year-old James Hansen Jr. with his fifth OWI after a traffic stop on February...
FOX 6 Milwaukee - Feb 09 12:32pm
Updated: OWI charge dismissed against Keokuk County sheriff
A state lawmaker and an eastern Iowa resident have criticized the Washington County attorney's office for not trying to convict Keokuk County Sheriff Jeff Shipley.
The Des Moines Register - Feb 11 11:10am
Man suspected of 7th OWI after crash
A 48-year-old Stevens Point man was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of his seventh OWI after he drove into his own house.
Stevens Point Journal - Feb 11 01:54am
Madison man picked up for seventh OWI offense
MADISON - A 43-year-old Madison man has been arrested for drunken driving for a seventh time.
TMJ4 Milwaukee - Feb 12 03:56pm
Madison Man Arrested On 7th OWI Charge - WISC-TV Madison
Keokuk County Sheriff Seeks Re-Election After Dropped ... - KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids
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OWI #1 arrest made in county, jail cuts costs in 2011
PLYMOUTH ' Nearly 300 individuals in Marshall County were arrested for operating while intoxicated in 2011, according to a recent report from Sheriff Tom Chamberlin. OWI was the number one reason for arrests last year, followed closely by failure to appear and driving while suspended.
The Pilot News - Feb 09 10:00am
Man Faces 7th OWI Charge After Being Pulled Over In Fitchbur... - WISC-TV Madison
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Madison man picked up for seventh OWI offense
MADISON - A 43-year-old Madison man has been arrested for drunken driving for a seventh time.
620 WTMJ Milwaukee - Feb 12 04:04pm
County Attorney: Dismiss OWI Charge Against Sheriff
The Washington County Attorneys Office has agreed to dismiss a drunk driving charge against Keokuk County Sheriff Jeffrey Earl Shipley.
KCCI 8 Des Moines - Feb 10 09:38am
OWI Task Force Releases Numbers
Brown County's OWI Task Force wrapped up its 27th deployment this New Year's Eve.
NBC26 Green Bay - Jan 31 06:31am
OWI Task Force Numbers - NBC26 Green Bay
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Woman Arrested For OWI Outside Sheriff's Office
A 41-year-old woman has been arrested, accused of crashing her vehicle into two others parked in front of the Adams County Sheriff's Office in the southwest Iowa town of Corning.
KCCI 8 Des Moines - Feb 10 06:38am
Corning woman arrested for OWI outside sheriff's off... - The Des Moines Register
Iowan arrested for OWI outside sheriff's office - WKBT La Crosse
Keokuk County sheriff's OWI case dropped - The Fairfield Ledger
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Stories of the Week

February 6th - February 12th Broncos' Knowshon Moreno Arrested In DUI Stop

January 30th - February 5th Drunk Driving Zamboni Driver Arrested During PeeWee Hockey Game

January 23rd - January 29th OWI charges against treasurer dismissed

January 16th - January 22nd Public defender is charged with DWI

January 9th - January 15th Police: Lafayette man threatens to eat officers, police dogs

January 2nd - January 8th Douglas County sheriff's deputy accused of driving drunk, resigns from the department

December 26thth - January 1st Sellersburg City Attorney Facing OWI Charge

2011 Stories of the Year : Snared By Draconian Drunk Driving Laws

2010 Stories of the Year : Party On

2009 Stories of the Year : Over the Legal Limit 2009

2008 Stories of the Year : Drunk Driving Bonanza 2008

2007 Stories of the Year : The Best and Worst of 2007

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