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DUI News for the Week of February 20th - February 26th in the year Two Thousand and Twelve

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Top DUI News, Sunday, February 26th, 2012

DUI Charges Dropped Against Ditka's Son
Lake County prosecutors Friday dropped felony DUI charges against a son of former Bears Coach Mike Ditka, the Lake County News-Sun is reporting.
FOX News Chicago - Feb 24 02:03pm
DUI charges dropped against Mike DitkaՀs son Michael Ditka
Lake County prosecutors Friday dropped felony drunken driving charges against a son of former Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka.Michael Ditka, 50, of Deerfield, was charged with felony DUI for driving drunk on April 20, 2011, authorities said. The charge was a felony because he had two prior DUI arrests.But Lake County Associate Judge Brian Hughes earlier this month granted a motion from defense ...
Chicago Sun-Times - Feb 24 11:38am
DUI charges against Steelers' Ward dropped
Prosecutors have dropped DUI charges against Pittsburgh Steelers receiver and Dancing With the Stars winner Hines Ward. DeKalb County Prosecutor Sonja N. Brown said Wednesday that Ward pleaded guilty to reckless driving and was given a year on probation. She says he also was fined $2,000 and must do 80 hours of community service.
Yahoo! Sports - Feb 22 08:03pm
Plant City man charged with DUI manslaughter
A Plant City man is facing a DUI manslaughter charge after a head-on collision this month that killed another man, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.
The Tampa Tribune - Feb 24 02:45pm
Michael Ditka DUI charges dropped
The felony DUI case against the son of former Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka was dropped at a court hearing Friday.
Deerfield Review - Feb 24 11:41am
Ga. DUI charges against Steelers' Ward dropped
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) -- Prosecutors have dropped DUI charges against Pittsburgh Steelers receiver and Dancing With the Stars winner Hines Ward.
Sports Illustrated - Feb 22 08:43pm
DUI Driver Slams into Sacramento Apartment Complex
Residents at a Sacramento apartment complex got a rude awakening early Saturday morning when a DUI driver crashed into the building.
FOX40 Sacramento - Feb 25 09:54pm
House votes to ban DUI checkpoints
House votes to ban DUI checkpoints By Lee Davidson The Salt Lake Tribune Published Feb 23, 2012 02:36PM MDT Despite opposition from police and groups that fight drunken driving, the Utah House voted Thursday to ban DUI checkpoints as too intrusive and constitutionally dubious. The House voted 41-33 to pass HB140 by Rep. David Butterfileld, R-Logan, and sent it to the Senate Հ where it is ...
The Salt Lake Tribune - Feb 23 01:41pm
DUI charge for woman driving with children
A Duncan woman is in custody at Stephens County Jail, facing a felony charge of child endangerment by driving under the influence.
The Duncan Banner - 27 minutes ago
Wimauma man charged with DUI manslaughter in Feb. 4 crash
By Jessica Vander Velde, Times Staff Writer Friday, February 24, 2012 Authorities have charged a 20-year-old Wimauma man with DUI manslaughter in a fatal crash Feb. 4. Miguel Angel Utrera-Espinosa's blood alcohol level was 0.079 about three hours after the crash, according to authorities. A toxicologist determined that, at the time of the crash, it would have exceeded 0.08, the level at which ...
St. Petersburg Times - Feb 24 02:59pm
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Top DUI News, Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Woman kicks police officers during drunk driving arrest
A West Jordan woman was charged with multiple crimes after driving drunk as well as inappropriately touching and repeatedly...
Deseret News - Feb 24 09:41pm
Drunk driving blamed in student's death
South Kingstown police say the man driving a car which crashed into a utility pole, killing a URI student, will be charged with drunk driving.
WPRI Providence - Feb 21 09:15pm
KY Atty General's Brother Arrested for Drunk Driving
The brother of Attorney General Jack Conway will be arraigned next week on drunk driving charges. Matt Conway was arrested Thursday night. Police say he was pulled over and failed a field sobriety test and refused to take an alcohol breath test. Conway resigned from the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office back in May. He was the subject of drug investigations in 2008 and 2009 but was not charged.
ABC 36 Lexington - Feb 24 09:05pm
Crown says Mountie involved in deadly crash tried to duck drunk driving charge
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. - A Crown lawyer says a Mountie charged in a deadly crash in Delta, B.C., four years ago knew exactly how to avoid a drinking driving charge.
Associated Press via Yahoo! News - Feb 22 12:58pm
Sullivan man charged with driving drunk, crashing into pole in DeWitt
A Sullivan man is accused of driving drunk and crashing into a telephone pole in DeWitt.
CNYCentral.com - Feb 24 05:45am
Jail for fifth drunk driving conviction - The Sudbury Star
What Does It Take To Toughen Drunk Driving Laws? - WFMY News 2 Greensboro
Drunk Driving Warnings - WCTV Tallahassee
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Drunk driving charge dropped against Steelers' Ward
ATLANTA -- Georgia authorities dropped a drunk driving charge against Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward Wednesday.
Pocono Record - Feb 22 11:19am
24th drunk driving offence a Canadian record?
In what's believed to be a Canadian record, a 67-year-old Quebec man was convicted Tuesday of his 24th drunk-driving offence.
CNews - Feb 22 08:51am
Man sets Canadian drunk driving record - The Sault Star
Officers kept busy with drunk driving arrests: North Royalt... - Sun Star Courier
Mo-ped driving drunks - The Rock Hill Herald
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Drunk Driving Arraignment Waived For Lawmaker
An attorney for state Representative Bob Genetski has waived the lawmaker's arraignment on a drunken driving charge.
CBS Detroit - Feb 22 03:51am
L-plater caught drunk during driving debut
A novice Sydney driver has been charged with high-range drink driving, less than a day after getting her L-plates.
ABC via Yahoo!7 News - Feb 22 05:43pm
Jail time for ETX man for driving drunk with child
An East Texas man is heading to jail after pleading guilty to driving drunk with a child in his vehicle.
KLTV 7 Tyler - Feb 24 03:57pm
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Top DUI News, Friday, February 24th, 2012

Semi driver in accident arrested for operating while intoxicated
A semitrailer driver involved in a rollover accident this morning on Interstate 70 in Clay County has been arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Terre Haute Tribune Star - Feb 15 09:32am
Holland police blame drunken driving for crash that kills Hamilton teen
The other driver was arrested for operating while intoxicated, Holland police said.
The Grand Rapids Press - Feb 23 04:01am
Former Hawkeye, Cedar Rapids Titan, charged with OWI
Former Hawkeye and Cedar Rapids Titan wide receiver Paul Chaney was arrested Wednesday morning for suspicion of operating while intoxicated.
KWWL Iowa - Feb 22 08:33am
Sentencing set for Iowa man who crashed into house
A man who killed a woman when he crashed into her house in Des Moines is set to be sentenced on vehicular homicide and operating while intoxicated charges.
The Des Moines Register - Feb 18 10:16am
Manitowoc man sentenced to prison for multiple OWIs
MANITOWOC A 51-year-old Manitowoc man, convicted of his sixth and seventh operating while intoxicated offenses, was sentenced to prison.
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter - Feb 21 02:14am
Manitowoc man sentenced to prison for 6th, 7th OWIs
MANITOWOC A 51-year-old Manitowoc man convicted of his sixth and seventh operating while intoxicated offenses was sentenced to prison.
Green Bay Press-Gazette - Feb 21 02:12am
Manitowoc woman gets jail time for third OWI
MANITOWOC A 29-year-old Manitowoc woman, who was observed weaving in and out of her lane, was sentenced Feb. 14 to jail for her third-offense operating while intoxicated.
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter - Feb 23 02:18am
Jail time for crashing car into house
Jail time for Alabama man as he is sentenced after crashing a vehicle into a house
WLUC Marquette - Feb 17 06:00pm
Muskego man arrested for his 7th OWI charge
MILWAUKEE Հ A Muskego man is arrested by Milwaukee County SheriffՀs Deputies for his seventh operating while intoxicated charge. 33-year-old...
FOX 6 Milwaukee - Feb 14 11:04am
Prosecutor authorizes DWI charge against state Rep. Genetski
State Rep. Bob Genetski is facing two charges in connection with his Jan. 19 arrest for allegedly driving drunk in East Lansing. Though an arraignment date has not been set, East Lansing District Court confirmed Tuesday that Genetski will be charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and refusing a preliminary breath test, a civil infraction. The Ingham County Prosecutor ...
The Holland Sentinel - Feb 21 03:23pm
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Top DUI News, Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Bergenfield man faces drunken driving charges in New Milford
A Bergenfield man faces multiple charges in New Milford after he was found by police to be allegedly driving while intoxicated.
The Record - Feb 22 11:17pm
5-mph police chase ends in DWI charges for Utica man
A Utica man was charged with driving while intoxicated Monday morning after he led police on an unusual low-speed chase through the city, police said.
The Observer-Dispatch - Feb 20 09:29am
Putnam man charged with felony DWI in Yorktown had 2 previous convictions, police say
YORKTOWN ' Police charged a Putnam County man with felony driving while intoxicated after weekend traffic stop on Route 202.
The Journal News - Feb 21 10:43am
Putnam man charged with drunken driving in Yorktown had 2 p... - The Journal News
POLICE BEAT: Bayonne man charged with DWI after cops say ... - The Jersey Journal
Barnegat man charged with DWI following crash - Times-Beacon
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Felony DWI charged in Town of Boston
A Town of Boston woman was arrested Sunday on a charge of felony driving while intoxicated after state police stopped her vehicle on John'۪s Terrace in Boston because it had not been inspected.
The Buffalo News - Feb 21 03:40am
Local man charged with felony DWI
A local man who police say appeared to be passed out while his vehicle was at an intersection has been arrested on felony driving while intoxicated charges.
Henderson Daily News - Feb 21 04:03pm
Troopers charge 15 with drunken or drugged driving in Rockland, Westchester, Putnam
Troopers charged 15 motorists with drunken or drugged driving after recent traffic stops and investigations in Rockland, Westchester and Putnam counties, state police said.
The Journal News - Feb 22 11:49pm
Felony DWI Charge Filed After Marilla Stop
While on patrol on Two Rod Road in Marilla around 1 a.m. on Wed., Feb. 8, Erie County Sheriff'۪s Deputy Simon Biegasiewicz stopped a vehicle for erratic operation. He arrested the driver, 33-year-old Aaron W. Lippert of Marilla, and charged him with driving while intoxicated, equipment violations and traffic infractions. The driving while intoxicated charge was raised to felony level due to a ...
East Aurora Advertiser - Feb 23 12:20am
Two Westchester County men charged with DWI
Two Westchester County men were charged with driving while intoxicated after recent traffic stops, state police said. Frank L.
The Journal News - Feb 16 04:47am
Hudson man arrested during traffic stop
The Hudson Police Department reported a Hudson man was arrested Friday during a traffic stop on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
The Daily Telegram - Feb 21 07:03am
State hospital employee arrested on drug charges - Jacksonville Daily Progress
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Woman snaps utility pole in Long Valley, drives on
WASHINGTON TWP.--A Port Murray woman has been charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident after she allegedly struck a utility pole near Hastings Square, then drove off
Observer-Tribune - Feb 21 06:15am
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Top DUI News, Wednesday, February 22th, 2012

Man arrested in DUI case in Vacaville
A solo vehicle accident Saturday morning ended in an arrest of the driver on suspicion of driving under the influence.
The Vacaville Reporter - Feb 22 01:20am
Woman held on drug charge
ATTLEBORO - A woman ordered last week to refrain from drug use after admitting to assaulting a police officer was sent to jail without bail Tuesday after pleading innocent to driving under the influence of drugs.
The Sun Chronicle - Feb 22 12:10am
Wreck on Hwy 70 Believed to Be Drug... - KTEN North Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma
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Police general dodged blood test, court told
A POLICE major-general appeared briefly in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate'۪s Court yesterday on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and escaping from custody.
The Natal Witness Group - 1 hour, 41 minutes ago
Woman arrested for reckless driving, more
A Cleveland woman led Washington County law enforcement officials on a wild goose chase Monday evening before being stopped, arrested and charged with driving under the influence, two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and several other charges.
The Bolivar Commercial - Feb 21 02:44pm
LAWRENCE: Man charged with DUI after two-car collision
Stanislaw Sleszynski, 50, of Princeton Township, was charged with driving under the influence in a school zone and assault by auto when the car he was driving allegedly struck another car in the 1000 block of Lawrence Road, near St. Ann̢s School, at 10:46 p.m. on Feb. 4.
The Lawrence Ledger - Feb 22 12:32am
CA councilman arrested for DUI, child endangerment
A Northern California city councilman is under arrest after police say he struck a car while driving under the influence, then ran from the scene, leaving his injured young son behind.
Channel 8 San Diego - Feb 20 02:21pm
LAWRENCE: Man charged with DUI after two-car collision
Stanislaw Sleszynski, 50, of Princeton Township, was charged with driving under the influence in a school zone and assault by auto when the car he was driving allegedly struck another car in the 1000 block of Lawrence Road, near St. Ann̢s School, at 10:46 p.m. on Feb. 4.
The Lawrence Ledger - Feb 21 02:46pm
Mum blew 0.304 with baby in the car - Adelaide Now
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DUI suspected as car crashes into Cancer Survivors Park
RANCHO MIRAGE ' An Indio woman already facing DUI charges was arrested today on suspicion of damaging Cancer Survivors Park while driving under the influence of alcohol.
The Desert Sun - Feb 15 01:20am
Study: Drivers Under the Influence of Pot Involved in More Car Crashes
A new study warns that driving under the influence of marijuana could have deadly consequences. The study marks the first time researchers have looked at the risks of marijuana on driving, separately from alcohol and other substances. read more
KTSM El Paso - Feb 13 02:42pm
Police log
DUI DRUGS/ENDANGERING CHILDREN: A Warfordsburg woman was arrested Saturday after she crashed into a tree while allegedly under the influence of drugs.
Chambersburg Public Opinion - Feb 22 12:56am
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Top DUI News, Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Off-duty highway trooper arrested on OVI charges
MOUNT GILEAD -- An off-duty Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was arrested Friday on charges of driving 102 miles per hour and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
Zanesville Times Recorder - Feb 18 04:46am
Trooper Arrested For OVI and Driving 102 MPH On I-71
An off-duty trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol has been relieved of her regular responsibilities after being arrested for speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.
WCMH Columbus - Feb 17 01:08pm
Trooper Arrested For OVI & Driving 102 mph, OSP Says
An off-duty trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol has been relieved of her regular responsibilities after being arrested for speeding and OVI.
WCMH Columbus - Feb 17 02:23pm
Norwalk Woman Get Two OVI'۪s Hours Apart
A Norwalk woman was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence twice in the span of hours,...
FOX 8 Cleveland - Feb 07 02:30pm
Woman charged with 2 OVIs in 3 hours - News Channel 5 Cleveland
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Mom admits to OVI while driving kids
Authorities say she drove her four kids to school while under the influence of pain killers.
WDTN-TV 2 Dayton - Feb 08 04:27pm
Police: Woman Charged With OVI Had Her 3 Kids In Car
A woman was arrested and charged with OVI and three counts of endangering children Sunday morning after police say she tested twice the legal limit for alcohol while her three kids were in the car.
WCMH Columbus - Jan 29 04:48am
Buckeye Lake Police Officer Charged With OVI, Menacing
A Buckeye Lake police officer is on unpaid leave after being arrested and charged with OVI in New Albany earlier this month.
WCMH Columbus - Jan 24 02:48pm
Man with 13th OVI had license suspended
LANCASTER -- For John W. Wallace, an attempt to help his son ended after it turned into a wrong-way, one-way trip to the county jail on an OVI charge.
Lancaster Eagle-Gazette - Jan 24 05:52am
Man with 13th OVI had suspended license
LANCASTER -- For John W. Wallace, an attempt to help his son ended after it turned into a wrong-way, one-way trip to the county jail on an OVI charge.
Coshocton Tribune - Jan 24 05:35am
Cops: OVI suspect drove through cemetery
A fence and grave markers were not enough to stop a suspected drunk driver in West Price Hill.
WCPO Cincinnati - Jan 23 06:02am
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Top DUI News, Monday,February 20th, 2012

Fond du Lac police officer arrested for OWI
A Fond du Lac Street Crimes Unit officer is on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation into allegations that he was drunk when he crashed into a car and drove away from the scene.
Sheboygan Press - 2 hours, 35 minutes ago
Man arrested for fifth OWI
APPLETON A Beaver Dam man was taken into custody Saturday night on suspicion of fifth offense drunken driving following a persons complaint of erratic driving.
The Appleton Post-Crescent - 2 hours, 15 minutes ago
OWI Charge Against Keokuk County Sheriff Dismissed
WASHINGTON, Iowa -- 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.
KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids - Feb 10 09:24am
Man arrested for 4th OWI
A 36-year-old man was arrested for his 4th OWI.
CBS 58 Milwaukee - Feb 18 04:37pm
Off-duty Fond du Lac officer accused of OWI, hit-and-run
An off-duty Fond du Lac police officer has been arrested on tentative charges of drunken driving and hit-and-run.
Green Bay Press-Gazette - Feb 19 02:10am
Fond du Lac officer accused of OWI, hit-and-run
An off-duty Fond du Lac police officer has been arrested on tentative charges of drunken driving and hit-and-run.
WEAU Eau Claire - Feb 18 04:29pm
Keokuk County sheriff receives deferred judgment on OWI charge
The Washington County Attorney announced Friday that an OWI charge against Keokuk County Sheriff Jeff Shipley will be dismissed if he completes an alcohol treatment program and stays out of trouble.
KWWL Iowa - Feb 10 09:31am
Off-duty FdL police officer arrested for OWI
An off-duty City of Fond du Lac police officer has been arrested for drunken driving and hit and run.
Fond du Lac Reporter - Feb 18 10:51am
Fond du Lac officer accused of OWI, hit & run
An off-duty Fond du Lac police officer has been arrested on tentative charges of drunken driving and hit-and-run.
WXOW 19 La Crosse - Feb 18 01:45pm
Sheriffs report: Man arrested for fourth OWI
MANITOWOC A 55-year-old Manitowoc man was recently arrested for his fourth-offense operating while intoxicated.
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter - Feb 18 02:15am

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February 13th - February 19th Randy Travis: See His Drunk Driving Arrest Video

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

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