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DUI News for the Week of May 28th - June 3rd in the year Two Thousand and Twelve


Top DUI News, Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

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
Repeat OVI offender sentenced, again
Six times in 20 years Watertown resident Rodney Heath Quimby has been convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
The Marietta Times - May 24 01:50am
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
Surveillance Video Shows Alleged OVI MomՀs State Following Arrest
EASTLAKE, Ohio Հ Police say Mindy Sotak, 29, of Eastlake, was arrested over the weekend for OVI with her kids...
FOX 8 Cleveland - May 22 02:47pm
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
Solon Man Three Times Over Legal Limit During 8th OVI Arrest
SOLON, Ohio Հ Police in Solon arrested a man earlier in the month for operating a vehicle while under the...
FOX 8 Cleveland - May 31 08:02am
OVI arrest made in Warren Co. crash
Troopers are investigating a crash on U.S. 42 south of Waynesville, which resulted in an OVI arrest. Troopers said a man and woman were inside the vehicle when it ran off the side of the road and into a ditch in the 4900 block of U.S. 42. Both people jumped out of the vehicle and fled the scene, but were located a short time later. One person was arrested for OVI, troopers said.
WHIO-TV 7 Dayton - May 18 01:56am
Municipal Court for May 17
Case called Tuesday included:Traffic
Springfield News-Sun - May 17 09:13pm

Top DUI News, Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Woman Arrested for Third OWI Offense
Woman gets third OWI after hit and run crash in Kalamazoo A 60 year old woman from Kalamazoo was arrested on a third OWI offense after a hit and run crash Thursday night.
FOX 17 Grand Rapids - Jun 01 05:55am
Man sentenced to jail for third OWI
A 58-year-old Manitowoc man was recently sentenced to jail for his third-offense operating while intoxicated. Manitowoc County Circuit Judge Gary Bendix on May 23 sentenced Kevin B.
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter - 2 hours, 49 minutes ago
Mom Arrested for OWI with Baby in Car
DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa mother was charged with child endangerment after police found her 3-month-old baby in the back of her car during a drunken driving traffic stop.
KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids - Jun 01 12:57pm
Mom arrested for OWI with baby in car
As the woman was being cuffed, she told the officer about her baby.
KCCI 8 Des Moines - Jun 01 12:22pm
Goshen woman charged in Noble OWI crash
A Goshen woman was charged with operating while intoxicated following a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon that also injured a Ligonier man, the Noble County Sheriff's Department said tonight.
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - May 31 06:50pm
Woman gets jail sentence for OWI
ESCANABA - A Wilson woman - who fled from police while driving drunk, then crashed into a semi truck last fall - was sentenced to 10 months in jail in Delta County Circuit Court Thursday.
The Escanaba Daily Press - Jun 01 07:37am
OWI CHASE: Woman Had Baby In Car
A Des Moines woman is charged with drunk driving and leading police on a chase with a child in the...
WHO-TV 13 Des Moines - May 31 10:34am
Janesville man arrested on suspicion of 6th OWI after crash
A 51-year-old Janesville man was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of his sixth OWI offense after the vehicle that he was driving hit a parked car. Janesville police responded to the report of a crash in the area of South Academy Street and Wilson at about 1 a.m. The driver, Rodney Williams, was traveling northbound on South Academy when he apparently rounded the corner for Rockport ...
WISC-TV Madison - May 26 10:25am
Driver faces OWI charge after car hits garage
A Lafayette man was arrested after driving his car into a residential garage at Union and Hedgewood streets around 8:25 a.m. Wednesday, according to Lafayette police officer Julie VanHorn.
Journal & Courier - May 30 10:57am
IMPD officer accused of OWI in assigned squad car appears in court
An IMPD officer charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated appeared in court Wednesday. An IMPD officer charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated appeared in court Wednesday.
FOX 59 Indianapolis - May 30 07:01pm

Top DUI News, Thursday, May 31st, 2012

PFT: Fairley driving 100 mph before DUI arrest
Some more details are emerging about the DUI arrest of Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley, including the fact that the state trooper who made the arrest says he was driving down Interstate 10 early this morning when Fairley flew past him going 100 miles an hour.
MSNBC - May 27 02:18pm
Pekin felon indicted in DUI
A Pekin man with 18 felony and misdemeanor convictions faces charges after allegedly fleeing police after he was stopped for suspicion of drunken driving.
Peoria Journal Star - May 29 05:01pm
DUI charge for sheriff's deputy dropped down to reckless driving
A DUI charge for a Charleston County Sheriff's Office deputy was dropped down to a reckless driving charge.
Live 5 News Charleston - May 29 01:15pm
DUI Manslaughter Charges in Chief Landers Death
The man facing charges in the crash that killed Lowell Police Chief Joe Landers was back behind bars on Tuesday. He now faces DUI manslaughter charges.
KNWA Fayetteville - May 30 09:40am
Does Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley Deserve Another Chance After DUI, or is He Past the Point of Compassion?
COMMENTARY| Nick Fairley's recent DUI in Alabama may be a way for the Detroit Lions' first-round pick of the 2011 NFL Draft to call for help.
Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports - May 28 10:43am
Lions' Fairley charged with DUI in Ala. - UPI
Lions' Fairley is arrested for DUI, evading police - Sports Illustrated
Detroit Lions' Fairley arrested on DUI charge - Battle Creek Enquirer
all 23 news articles
Hollywood city manager asked to resign after DUI arrest
The fallout from City Manager Doug Hewett's April 8 misdemeanor DUI arrest now has Mayor Peter Bober asking for his resignation.
Sun-Sentinel - May 30 02:22pm
DUI - The Peninsula Gateway
Casper man gets prison time after 4th DUI - KGWN-TV Cheyenne
Mesa police: Man high on cocaine, meth accused in DUI - The Arizona Republic
all 19 news articles
Martin County sheriff deputy arrested for DUI
A former Marlins baseball player turned Martin County Sheriff's deputy is facing a DUI charge.
WFLX FOX 29 - May 29 09:12pm
Wasted Talent? Nick Fairley's DUI Casting Shadows, Doubt on His Potential with Detroit Lions
COMMENTARY| Nick Fairley's latest offseason run-in with the law, a DUI in Alabama, signifies that the Detroit Lions' first-round pick of the 2011 NFL Draft is becoming a classic case of wasted talent -- literally wasted talent.
Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports - May 27 01:32pm
Pasco school bus driver suspended for DUI arrest
A Pasco County school bus driver arrested on a DUI charge over the weekend was placed on leave Tuesday, a district spokeswoman said.
The Tampa Tribune - May 29 09:00pm
Former Marlins player charged with DUI
PALM CITY, Fla., May 30 (UPI) -- A former Florida Marlins player has been placed on administrative leave from his job as a sheriff's deputy, the Martin County Sheriff's office in Florida said.
UPI - May 30 07:56am

Top DUI News, Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Seventh drunk driving arrest for Chesterfield Township man
A 32-year-old motorist with six previous alcohol-related driving offenses on his record was arrested again over the weekend after being involved in a car accident, according to Chesterfield Township police.
The Voice - May 29 06:03am
Teen charged with drunk driving in Drayton Valley death
An 18-year-old male is facing a charge of impaired driving after two-vehicle crash near Drayton Valley early Sunday killed a man.
CBC via Yahoo! Canada News - May 28 10:14am
OPP officer apologizes for driving drunk
A provincial police officer who was caught with three times the legal limit of alcohol in her system on a busy highway pleaded guilty to impaired driving in Barrie court on Tuesday. Det.-Const.[...]
Barrie Examiner - May 29 09:12pm
Motorcyclist cited for 4th drunk driving offense after Rock County crash
Rock County authorities say a motorcycle driver who lost control and was injured along with his passenger has been cited for fourth-offense drunken driving.
Wisconsin State Journal - May 28 06:30am
Watch: Woman Allegedly Drives Car Through N.Y. Home
Sophia Anderson faces drunk driving charges following accident with her car.
ABC News - May 29 07:45am
Police: Man driving drunk had child in the car
MILTON ' A convicted drunken driver is behind bars and facing 19 new charges ' four of them felonies ' after allegedly fleeing from multiple accidents while driving drunk with a child in his car, authorities said.
The Saratogian - May 27 07:36pm
Four-time convicted drunk driver accused of killing woman in crash
Four-time convicted drunk driver accused of killing woman in crash Houston Chronicle Copyright 2012 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 02:24 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Authorities believe a drunk driver, with four prior driving while intoxicated convictions, crashed his SUV into a drainage ditch in ...
Houston Chronicle - 1 hour, 28 minutes ago
Man driving with 3 tires charged with DUI
RIDGEFIELD -- A Ridgefield man was charged with drunk driving last week after being pulled over for driving on three tires, police said. Gary Bonadio , of Silver Spring Road processed and released on $60 bond, according to a Ridgefield police press release issued Tuesday.
Connecticut Post - May 29 06:06am
Man driving on 3 tires charged with DUI - Greenwich Time
Caldwell man charged with DUI after hitting 5 cars - KTVB Boise
all 6 news articles
Alleged drunk driver's strange passengers: parrot, zebra
An Iowa man arrested for drunk driving after he left a bar appears to have his "kids" to blame -- a baby zebra and parrot that were with him and his girlfriend.
MSNBC - May 23 12:30pm
Vernon Mounties allege female driver caused accident while driving drunk and texting
Several people were sent to hospital Sunday night after a novice driver plowed into two vehicles in Vernon ' allegedly because she was texting and driving while impaired. The 21-year-old Vernon resident was driving her Toyota Camry down Bella Vista Road at Davison Road just before 9 p.m. when the crashes happened.
Vancouver Province - May 28 05:10pm

Top DUI News, Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Rear-end crash leads to OWI arrest in Reedsburg
REEDSBURG ' A Reedsburg woman was arrested for causing injury to another while operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated after she rear-ended another vehicle Friday night.
Baraboo News Republic - May 08 01:55am
Trial set in Mason City OWI, child endangerment case
MASON CITY ' A Mason City man has pleaded not guilty to charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and child endangerment.
The Globe Gazette - May 09 11:02am
Rear-end collision leads to OWI charge
After the vehicle she was driving rear-ended another vehicle Friday night, a Reedsburg woman was arrested for causing injury to another person while operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
Reedsburg Times-Press - May 09 08:14am
Crime around IMS 'average' this year
Speedway Police arrested 45 people during race weekend. Those arrests happened near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway over the span of three days. Read more at
WISH-TV Indianapolis - May 28 12:39pm
Police: Drunken driver turns onto median
- Seidy Falla , 23, of 22 Milton St., Stamford, was charged Tuesday with operation while under the influence, unsafe movement and operating a motor vehicle without a license.
Greenwich Time - May 23 08:22pm
Parchment athletic director John Thompson's hearing in drunk-driving case rescheduled
John Thompson, 41, is charged with one count each of fourth-degree fleeing and eluding police, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a high blood-alcohol content and having an open intoxicant inside of a vehicle.
The Kalamazoo Gazette - May 08 09:14am
Man facing 3rd OWI charge after hitting motorcyclist
RACINE ' A Mount Pleasant man is accused of driving drunk and hitting a motorcyclist, who received minor cuts, according to a criminal complaint.
The Journal Times - May 26 08:45pm
Local man arrested for 6th OWI offense
Eau Claire man gets arrested for his 6th OWI offense.
WEAU Eau Claire - May 26 08:36am
Wrong-way driving bill gets a slow ride in Assembly
Senators are pushing for legislation that would require the state to investigate causes of wrong-way accidents on New York highways following a spate of recent deadly crashes.
The Journal News - May 28 11:35pm
Beer cans found in car of man arrested after multiple crashes, Lynn police say
LYNN ' An Alice Avenue man who police said struck two cars on Union Street Saturday night with his vehicle while "heavily intoxicated" was ordered not to drive Monday by a District Court judge.
The Daily Item - May 08 12:13am

Top DUI News, Monday, May 28th 30th, 2012

Weldy charged with fifth OWI offense
A Reedsburg woman was arrested early Sunday morning for her fifth operating while intoxicated charge after an officer who knew her observed her driving with a revoked license.
Reedsburg Times-Press - May 23 08:14am
Seventh drunk driving arrest for Chesterfield Township man
A 32-year-old motorist with six previous alcohol-related driving offenses on his record was arrested again over the weekend after being involved in a car accident, according to Chesterfield Township police.
The Voice - 1 hour, 25 minutes ago
Deputies: Drunken woman drove with child
Deetra Marie Rosebush, 40, is charged with a felony count of operating while intoxicated with an occupant under 16 and operating with a suspended license, a misdemeanor.
Traverse City Record-Eagle - May 26 04:29am
Findlay woman riding bicycle injured in accident - The Findlay Courier
all 2 news articles
Driver arrested after crash in Tecumseh
A Tecumseh woman was arrested on a charge of operating while intoxicated following a two-car crash Saturday.
The Daily Telegram - May 15 04:30pm
Baraboo man accused of seventh OWI charge
A Baraboo man faces at least three years in prison after he was arrested on a seventh charge of operating while intoxicated.
Portage Daily Register - May 16 09:50pm
Car strikes house, driver arrested on drunken-driving charge
An Adrian woman was arrested on a charge of operating while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license after she crashed the car she was driving into a house in the 400 block of South Winter St. at 1:43 a.m. Sunday, according to a report released Wednesday by the Adrian Police Department.
The Daily Telegram - May 23 04:01pm
Construction Worker Dies After Being Struck By Car - WRTV Indianapolis
parents allegedly strap kids to hood of car - KSLA-TV Shreveport
all 4 news articles
Clinton Twp. man to be charged with DUI in accident that killed motorcyclist
Clinton Township police on Saturday said they have secured a felony warrant charging a 45-year-old man with operating while intoxicated causing death in connection with a May 18 traffic accident that killed a motorcyclist.
The Oakland Press - May 27 11:17am
Man facing 3rd OWI charge after hitting motorcyclist - The Journal Times
all 2 news articles
Third DUI charge for drunken driver who fatally struck man sitting in the road
A Casco Township man faces his third operating while intoxicated charge after authorities said he struck and killed a man sitting in a road in Lenox Township early Thursday.
Detroit Free Press - May 17 12:41am
Nordby charged in OWI injury accident
Bridget B. Nordby, 34, 16765 50th Ave. #1, Chippewa Falls, has been charged with operating while intoxicated, causing injury ' second offense, for a crash that took place in Lake Hallie on April 12.
Dunn County News - May 19 08:10am
Alleged drunken driver in fatal hit-and-run of motorcycle near Wayland faces five felonies
Michael Awrey, 57, of Martin, was arraigned
The Grand Rapids Press - May 22 10:48am

Stories of the Week

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

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