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DUI News for the Week of June 25th - July 1st in the year Two Thousand and Twelve

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Top DUI News, Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Edinburg woman killed in drunk driving wreck, driver in custody
Edinburg Police are investigating a fatal drunk driving accident from early Saturday morning.
KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley - Jun 30 09:26am
Ex-Halifax police sergeant wants discharge for drunk driving
A former Halifax Regional Police sergeant charged with drunk driving in December plans to plead guilty and seek a curative discharge, his lawyer said Wednesday in Dartmouth provincial court.
The Chronicle Herald - Jun 27 12:44pm
Woman charged with drunk driving death of girl, 5
Woman charged with drunk driving death of girl, 5 (AP) Հ Prosecutors say a 33-year-old woman has been charged with the drunken driving murder of a 5-year-old girl after she allegedly drove into the girl, her mother and her sister while running a red light in Santa Ana. Orange County district attorney's spokeswoman Farrah Emami says Jessicah Cowan of Lake Hughes was also charged Tuesday with hit ...
San Francisco Chronicle - Jun 26 10:14pm
Woman sentenced in drunk driving crash
A Rock Hill woman recently pleaded guilty to felony driving under the influence, months after she drove in the wrong lane, struck another vehicle and inflicted life-changing injuries on two passengers.
The Charlotte Observer - Jun 28 05:16am
White House withdraws ambassador nomination after drunk driving report
The White House withdrew the nomination of Timothy Broas, who was nominated by President Obama for the ambassadorship of the Netherlands. Read more...
The Hill - Jun 30 08:50am
Lawyers say Jamal Anderson was driving tired, not drunk
There's no law against driving while tired. That's the claim that's essentially been advanced by lawyers representing former NFL running back Jamal Anderson, who was arrested over the weekend for driving drunk. "It appears that Mr. Anderson was tired after a long day of travel, spending time with his children, and visiting with out-of-town friends"
NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk - Jun 28 02:31pm
Man accused of driving drunk on White Horse Beach
A man arrested as a repeat drunk driving offender on White Horse Beach Saturday night had been arrested only hours earlier after a drunken confrontation with security officers at Jordan Hospital.
Old Colony Memorial & Plymouth Bulletin - Jun 25 06:06pm
Woman guilty of killing four-month-old while driving drunk
Bonita Purtill has been convicted of six charges after she drove drunk and killed a four-month-old boy in 2008.
CNews - Jun 29 04:00pm
Woman charged with drunk driving in Freeport crash
Susan Muniak, 45, is arrested following the collision that injured two others.
Portland Press Herald - Jun 29 10:13am
Man accused of drunk driving
A 28-year-old Edmonton man is facing numerous charges after he allegedly drove the wrong way on an northern Alberta highway at excessive speeds and had over four times the legal alcohol limit in his system
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Top DUI News, Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Adrian crash leads to arrest
Adrian police arrested Derek Anthony Cooper, 20, of Adrian on charges of operating while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license following a crash at about 1:14 a.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of West South Street, according to a police report.
The Daily Telegram - Jun 29 09:29pm
Ex-police commissioner convicted on weapons charge, driving while intoxicated
A former member of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners, Rev. Michael Reeves was convicted today of operating while intoxicated and possession of a firearm while intoxicated, both 93-day misdemeanors, according to the prosecutor's office.
Detroit Free Press - Jun 13 02:03pm
Grinnell man arrested for commandeering tractor while intoxicated at Iowa Speedway
A Grinnell man was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated early Sunday morning after he reportedly climbed into a John Deere tractor at the Iowa Speedway and drove off.
Newton Daily News - Jun 26 10:10am
News anchor testy at DWI arrest, police say
Local morning news anchor Mary Collins Frank was preliminarily charged Wednesday with operating a vehicle while intoxicated - a felony because of a 2009 misdemeanor arrest and guilty plea for a similar charge.
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Jun 28 12:08am
Driver faces DWI, hit-and-run charges
A 22-year-old Fremont woman was charged early Friday with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a property-damage crash.
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Jun 29 08:05am
Steuben driver charged in DWI
A 22-year-old Fremont woman was charged early Friday with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a property-damage crash. A 52-year-old man's vehicle was rear-ended about 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of Indiana 127 and Steuben County Road 400 North, the Steuben County Sheriff's Department said.
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Jun 30 12:07am
OWI charge follows accident
A Spencer resident was charged with operating while intoxicated and failure to maintain control after the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu he was operating in the 2700-mile of Highway 18 left the roadway and...
Spencer Daily Reporter - Jun 25 10:07pm
IMPD officer faces charges of DUI, failure to stop aft... - The Indianapolis Star
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News Anchor Arrested
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Morning news anchor Mary Collins appeared in court Wednesday morning, preliminarily charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Indiana's NewsCenter - Jun 27 10:48am
Driver arrested on drunken-driving charge
A Tecumseh woman was arrested June 8 on a charge of operating while intoxicated after a breath test showed she had a blood-alcohol level more than three time Michigan'۪s legal limit.
The Daily Telegram - Jun 19 04:59pm
Man arrested for OWI
A man is arrested for Operating While Intoxicated early Sunday morning, after deputies said he crashed his car on I-65.
WLFI Lafayette - Jun 24 03:29pm
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Top DUI News, Friday, June 29th, 2012

MONTGOMERY: Man charged with drunk driving on ATV
MONTGOMERY Lance A. Pederson, 58, of North Plainfield, was charged with driving while intoxicated after an accident while riding an ATV on May 28 at 5:44 p.m.
The Princeton Packet - Jun 28 03:08pm
Sotomayor arrested again
Local Vineland resident Anderson Sotomayor was arrested at Ricci's Beauty Supply on Chestnut Avenue. / Staff photo/Craig Matthews VINELAND ' Four days after he was freed on bail, Anderson Sotomayor ' arrested five times for driving while intoxicated ' was back behind bars after crashing his car Thursday.
Daily Journal - Jun 29 01:16am
Huntsville Man Arrested on 5th DWI, Injury to Child
A Huntsville man is in the Walker County Jail Tuesday after being arrested on his 5th Driving While Intoxicated charge.
KBTX 3 Bryan - College Station - Jun 26 09:24am
Ex-police commissioner convicted on weapons charge, driving while intoxicated
A former member of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners, Rev. Michael Reeves was convicted today of operating while intoxicated and possession of a firearm while intoxicated, both 93-day misdemeanors, according to the prosecutor's office.
Detroit Free Press - Jun 13 02:03pm
Police: Selden Woman Charged With DWI After Crashing Into Cop Car
Laurie Phillips, 47, was driving westbound on Route 25 in Centereach around 9:35 p.m. when she rear-ended Officer Andrew DeRose's car which was stopped at a red light, police said.
CBS New York - Jun 27 08:54am
Adrian police arrest driver on drunken-driving charge
An Adrian woman was arrested Friday in the 1300 block of West Maple Avenue on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after being stopped for driving in the wrong lane.
The Daily Telegram - Jun 25 03:45pm
Police say drunken driver causes fatal crash in NY - Greenwich Time
Police seek help identifying man killed by alleged... - The Riverhead News-Review
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Man stopped for speeding pleads guilty to DWI
LOCKPORT'A man who was clocked driving 77 mph in a 55-mph zone pleaded guilty to a felony count of driving while intoxicated Monday in Niagara County Court.
The Buffalo News - Jun 27 06:55am
Sheriff: Man driving with 0.36 BAC charged with third DWI
Sheriff: Man driving with 0.36 BAC charged with third DWI Times Union Copyright 2012 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 02:10 p.m., Sunday, June 24, 2012 A town man who had a blood-alcohol content of more than four times the legal limit was charged with driving while intoxicated for the third time in less than ...
Albany Times Union - Jun 24 11:39am
New Castle man charged with DWI in fatal golf cart crash
Travis Andrew Farling, 31, was preliminarily charged with driving while intoxicated resulting in serious injury or death and criminal recklessness resulting in death. A New Castle, Ind. man was charged in connection with a fatal golf cart crash Sunday that killed a 51-year-old woman.
FOX 59 Indianapolis - Jun 26 10:18am
Law and Order: Alleged gas station robber faces five charges
Robert Lee Hizer , of East Avon - Lima Road, Avon, is charged with: aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle under age 15 (Leandra's Law); driving while intoxicated; aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, 3rd; improper signal; and not wearing a seat belt. Following arraignment, Hizer was jailed on $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond. The charges stem from the ...
The Batavian - Jun 28 11:09am
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Top DUI News, Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Ex-Atlanta Falcon Jamal Anderson charged with DUI
ATLANTA (AP) -- Police say former Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson is facing a charge of driving under the influence after an officer pulled him over just northeast of Atlanta.
The Associated Press via Yahoo! Canada Sports - Jun 26 10:08am
Former NFL All-Pro Arrested for DUI - KOLO 8 Reno
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Police: Drunk driver ran into house
A man is facing driving under the influence charges after police say the vehicle he was driving ran off the road and hit at house Sunday night.
WAVY TV 10 Portsmouth - Jun 25 07:02am
Drunk driver jumps curb, hits house - KJRH-TV Tulsa
Driver arrested after allegedly hitting multiple cars - Everett Herald
Police: Driver hits two people leaving New Castle wedding re... - WPXI Pittsburgh
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MI first responder booked on DUI charges
A paramedic and lieutenant for Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire Rescue is facing charges for driving under the influence.
WMBF News Myrtle Beach - Jun 27 01:22pm
Driving Under The Influe News Images
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley stretches
during team practice in Allen Park, Mich., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Fairley has
been arrested in Alabama on charges of driving under the influence ... -
Associated Press via Yahoo! News
Hollister teen pleads not guilty is fatal car
accident - KSBW - Monterey Videos via Yahoo! News
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2009 file photo, Amanda Bynes
arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Los Angeles prosecutors
charged Bynes on Tuesday June 5, 2012 with driving under the ... - Associated
Press via Yahoo! News
FILE: Amanda Bynes Charged With A DUI -
Getty Images via Yahoo! News
DUI Suspect Pulled Out Of Car After Wild, Dangerous Pursuit - CBS 2 /
KCAL 9 Los Angeles Videos via Yahoo! News
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Woman on drunk-driving probation blamed for crash
YUCCA VALLEY ' A Simi Valley woman was arrested Friday for driving under the influence after driving into another vehicle on Old Woman Springs Road near Pipes Canyon Road.
Hi-Desert Star - Jun 27 05:40am
Ex. Vt. state cop drove with suspended license
A former Vermont State Police trooper convicted of driving while under the influence has now pleaded guilty to a charge he drove with a suspended license.
WCAX-TV Vermont - Jun 27 08:43am
Madison police charge two with DUI
MADISON ' Police report two arrests on charges of driving under the influence. Michael Kozlik, 58, of Florham Park was arrested by Patrolman Paul Papamarkos on June 21 at about 6:35 p.m. and charged with driving under the influence. Patrolman...
Independent Press - Jun 25 12:17pm
Aaron Berry latest Detroit Lions player arrested
Corrnerback Aaron Berry was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol early Saturday, the fourth member of the Detroit Lions to be arrested this offseason. In addition, Berry was arrested in Harrisburg, Pa., on two counts of causing accidental damage to an unattended vehicle or property and two counts of failure to stop and give information to law enforcement, according to ...
Washington Post - Jun 26 11:24am
Rock Hill woman gets 8 years for drunk driving crash that injured 2
A Rock Hill woman pleaded guilty to felony driving under the influence last week, months after she drove in the wrong lane, struck another vehicle and inflicted life-changing injuries on two passengers.
The Rock Hill Herald - Jun 27 08:26am
Ex. Vt. state cop drove with suspended license
A former Vermont State Police trooper convicted of driving while under the influence has now pleaded guilty to a charge he drove with a suspended license. The attorney general's office says 40-year-old Joshua P. Lemieux of West Rutland entered the plea Tuesday in court in Rutland to one misdemeanor count of driving on a suspended license. Last November Lemieux pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor ...
WPTZ Burlington - Jun 27 11:09am
Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals judge pleads guilty to DUI
Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Jerry Smith pleaded guilty Monday to driving under the influence in Knoxville.
WATE 6 Knoxville - Jun 25 01:41pm
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Top DUI News, Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

IMPD cop faces charges of operating vehicle under influence, failure to stop after accident
A 35-year veteran of the Indianapolis metropolitan police department faces preliminary misdemeanor charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and failure to stop after an accident resulting in injury after a suspected hit-and-run Monday afternoon.
The Indianapolis Star - Jun 19 12:03am
Tyngsboro School Bus Driver Arrested For OUI After Crash
A school bus driver was arrested for operating under the influence after a crash on Monday afternoon.
CBS Boston - Jun 19 08:40pm
Victim seeks stiffer sentence in Maine crash case - Morning Sentinel
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Driver in Verona crash believed to have taken bath salts
A Verona man believed to be under the influence of bath salts and marijuana faces charges after his vehicle struck a mailbox and utility pole, Oneida County sheriff's Deputy Wayne Smoulcey said.
The Observer-Dispatch - Jun 26 06:45pm
Hampden teen caught driving drunk in Bangor, police say
Posted June 26, 2012, at 4:03 p.m. BANGOR, Maine ' A 17-year-old from Hampden was caught drunken driving late Monday in downtown Bangor and was arrested for operating under the influence of intoxicants, police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Tuesday.
Bangor Daily News - Jun 26 01:14pm
Chesaning teen to face trial on felony charge of operating under influence of marijuana causing November death of Mark ...
Harley J. Mellentine, 17, is charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence causing death Nov. 22 on Sheridan near Willard in southern Albee Township.
The Saginaw News - Jun 08 06:01am
Speeding Deer Isle Teen Charged - Fenceviewer
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Scooter Crash Victim Arrested on DUI Charge
Police have arrested a 32-year-old Westport man for operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol after he was injured in a scooter accident last month (See WestportNow May 4, 2012) . Thomas Winston turned himself into police after learning there was a warrant for his arrest in connection with the May 4 crash at Post Road East and Imperial Avenue, police said.
WestportNow - Jun 25 03:05pm
One killed, 2 injured in head-on crash - WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids
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Conn. man accused of driving under PCP influence
A Middletown man has been accused of driving while under the influence of PCP after a police officer spotted a woman climbing through the sunroof of his sport utility vehicle.
Boston Globe - May 30 03:16pm
Marina Police Log: Under the influence of narcotics
5/23/2012 0501 DUI \ IMJIN PW, MARINA MQ1201091 A MALE WAS CONTACTED AFTER A TRAFFIC COLLISION WITH A LIGHT POLE. HE WAS FOUND TO BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF NARCOTICS AND OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE. HE WAS LODGED AT MCJ.
The Salinas Californian - Jun 02 05:34am
Mashpee woman charged with 4th OUI
MASHPEE - A Mashpee woman was charged with operating under the influence for the fourth time and child endangerment...
Boston Herald - Jun 13 06:17am
Body Found After Boat Crash in Great South Bay
A Dix Hills man was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when the boat he was operating early Saturday morning collided with another vessel, knocking...
Long Island Press - Jun 23 02:32pm
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Top DUI News, Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Former Franklin mayor denies OVI charge
FRANKLIN ' A former Franklin mayor and current council member was arrested and cited early Sunday for suspected OVI.Carl Bray was stopped about 1:25 a.m. Sunday and was issued a citation for operating a vehicle impaired and left of center on Martha and Millard drives in Warren County, said Sgt. Scott Bierer of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Lebanon Post.
Middletown Journal - Jun 17 10:50pm
Juvenile lockup employee arrested for OVI, weapons violation
Perkins police arrested an Erie County Juvenile Justice Center employee for drunken driving and carrying a loaded weapon early Saturday morning. read more
The Sandusky Register - Jun 19 02:16am
OVI test thrown out over flawed machine
There is new information on a story WCPO has been covering for months which questions the accuracy of Ohio's drunk driving breath tests.
WCPO Cincinnati - Jun 01 04:39pm
Teen Arrested for OVI After Waking Up Neighborhood
WESTLAKE, Ohio ' A suspected drunk driver woke up a neighborhood while destructively making his way through Westlake. According to...
FOX 8 Cleveland - Jun 19 06:26am
Cops: Drunk teen causes late night stir - News Channel 5 Cleveland
Teen Accused of Driving Drunk, Attempting to Sleep in Reside... - FOX 8 Cleveland
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Former mayor denies drunken driving charge
A former Franklin mayor and current council member was arrested and cited early Sunday for suspected OVI.
Norwalk Reflector - Jun 18 02:06pm
Police: Serial OVI driver at it again
A man considered a serial drunk driver was arrested again Tuesday night for the same crime.
WCPO Cincinnati - Jun 20 05:40am
Judge taken off 10 OVI cases
A Butler County judge has decided to remove an Oxford judge from 10 drunken-driving cases that challenge Ohio's alcohol breath-testing procedures.
The Cincinnati Enquirer - May 29 02:09pm
OVI charges possible after Springfield St. crash
One woman was taken into custody after wrecking a pick-up truck on Springfield Street near Ohio 444 in Bath Township. The woman faces possible OVI charges after crashed while driving east on Springfield around 11:50 p.m. Thursday. The pick-up ran into a guardrail protecting a bridge overpass. The driver was not injured and the crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
WHIO-TV 7 Dayton - May 31 11:27pm
Local television sportscaster faces charge of OVI
BOARDMAN A local TV sportscaster arrested in 2010 on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while
The Youngstown Vindicator - Jun 01 09:43pm
Cops: Woman has accident during OVI stop
A Lorain County woman is in custody after police in Cuyahoga County said she urinated on herself during a traffic stop in which she was charged with drunken driving.
News Channel 5 Cleveland - May 30 01:03pm
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Top DUI News, Monday, June 25th, 2012

North Liberty man charged with third-offense OWI
A North Liberty has been accused of committing a third-offense OWI. Jeffrey Petoletti, 49, was charged June 22 with third-offense OWI and driving while license denied or revoked.
The Daily Iowan - Jun 24 11:16pm
Man arrested for 2nd OWI with kids in vehicle
Man arrested for second OWI, with two children in his vehicle.
WEAU Eau Claire - Jun 23 08:58am
Janesville woman faces sixth OWI charge
A Janesville woman is facing her sixth OWI charge after she admitted to police she was in trouble for "drunk driving," Janesville police said. Police said Dawn Kuennen was taken into custody around 1 a.m. Saturday after officers discovered her vehicle going the wrong way. Police said that the 50-year-old admitted to drinking. She is now in the Rock County jail.
WISC-TV Madison - Jun 23 11:13pm
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Man arrested for OWI
A man is arrested for Operating While Intoxicated early Sunday morning, after deputies said he crashed his car on I-65.
WLFI Lafayette - Jun 24 03:29pm
Man faces OWI charge in fatal crash
A man now faces charges for allegedly causing a fatal crash while driving drunk.
WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids - Jun 18 02:22pm
Man sentenced to prison for 6th OWI
JUNEAU ' A 46-year-old Fond du Lac man was sentenced to more than three years of incarceration after pleading no contest to his sixth offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen - Jun 22 09:24pm
Man faces 8th OWI after motorcycle crash that injures 2, police say
A Portage man faces his eighth drunken driving offense after crashing his motorcycle in Sauk County, sending himself and a female passenger to the hospital, authorities reported.
The Capital Times - Jun 21 06:46am
Man faces 8th OWI after motorcycle crash that injures 2, police say
A Portage man faces his eighth drunken driving offense after crashing his motorcycle in Sauk County, sending himself and a female passenger to the hospital, authorities reported.
Wisconsin State Journal - Jun 21 06:30am
Police Blotter
Brett Arends, 27, Coralville, was charged Sunday with public intoxication. Austin Bildstein, 26, North Liberty, was charged Sunday with OWI.
The Daily Iowan - Jun 17 11:16pm
NEW INFORMATION: Man arrested for drugs and 5th OWI offense
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation arrests man in 5th OWI offense and possession of Methamphetamine and Marijuana.
WEAU Eau Claire - Jun 09 11:23am

Stories of the Week

June 18th - June 24thWoman sues dating service for DWI date

June 11th - June 17thNFL pushing for increased DUI player discipline

June 4th - June 10thAmanda Bynes Charged With DUI, Asks Obama to Get Cop Fired

May 28th - June 3rdJon Jones Pleads Guilty to DWI

May 21st - May 27th Man with zebra, parrot in truck charged with OWI

May 14th - May 20th Blood standard for driving under influence of marijuana rejected for 3rd time in Colorado

May 7th - May 13th Colorado lab director says DUI errors aided suspects, but 2 retested lower

April 30th - May 6th Colorado lab tech blames boss for mistakes on DUI blood sample tests

April 23rd - April 29thSheriff Probed in DWI Arrest Spat

April 16 - April 22nd Driving Instructor Changes Plea to Guilty on OVI Charge

April 9th - April 15th Officer seen on camera hitting drunk driving suspect in head

April 2nd - April 8th Assistant Onondaga County DA, charged with driving while intoxicated, also accused of driving without a license

March 26th - April 1stIce cream truck driver arrested on drunk driving charges

March 19th - March 25th Beer Truck Driver Arrested For OVI

March 12th - March 18th Hell's Kitchen Winner Danny Veltri Busted for DUI

March 5th - March 11th Rockies' White may face "extreme DUI" charge

February 27th - March 4th Macomb County sheriff's sergeant offered plea deal in driving while intoxicated case

February 20th - February 26th Semi driver in accident arrested for operating while intoxicated

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

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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