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DUI News for the Week of March 5th - March 11th in the year Two Thousand and Twelve


Top DUI News, Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Man found guilty of operating vehicle under the influence
JUNEAU - A 21-year-old Milwaukee man was found guilty in Dodge County Circuit Court on Friday of causing injury while using a controlled substance and operating a motor vehicle.
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen - Mar 09 08:25pm
BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP: Woman arrested Saturday at Austin, Eisman roads under suspicion of operating under the influence
A 25-year-old woman was arrested in Bridgewater Township under the suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
The Manchester Enterprise - Feb 26 04:38am
Vessel master sentenced for operating ship while under influence of alcohol
Three days after his arrest on allegations of drunkenness, the master of the merchant vessel Laconia pleaded guilty Friday to operating a commercial vessel under the influence of alcohol while entering the Columbia River.
The Daily News - Mar 02 08:39pm
Man accused of running over wife back in court
By Lisa Redmond MediaNews LOWELL -- Eight months after he allegedly ran over and killed his wife in the driveway of their home, a 73-year-old Chelmsford man will be back in court this week for a status hearing.
Sentinel & Enterprise - 10 minutes ago
Man accused of running over wife due in court Wed. - Lowell Sun
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DriverՀs actions lead to 3rd OUI
LYNN Հ Police charged Brian Simpson with operating under the influence Friday night after officers arrived at a Boston Street accident scene Friday night and found the Swampscott resident struggling with a firefighter, according to a police report filed in court.
The Daily Item - Feb 28 12:18am
Watertown police: Drunk Natick woman driving with vodka nips
Police arrested a Natick woman on charges of operating a car under the influence of alcohol and possessing open containers of vodka nips after she reportedly drove up onto a curb.
Watertown Tab & Press - Mar 07 05:21pm
Limerick dad faces trial for allegedly endangering kids by driving under influence
NORRISTOWN- A Limerick man faces trial on charges he allegedly endangered his two child passengers when he drove his vehicle while under the influence of controlled substances, including traces of oxycodone and morphine.
Spring-Ford Reporter & Valley Item - Feb 25 10:49pm
Man accused of running over wife back in court
By Lisa Redmond MediaNews LOWELL -- Eight months after he allegedly ran over and killed his wife in the driveway of their home, a 73-year-old Chelmsford man will be back in court this week for a status hearing.
Sentinel & Enterprise - 21 minutes ago
Truck driver involved in fiery Rt 79 crash to be arraigned April 6
Luis Cotto has been summonsed for arraignment on April 6 on the charge of operating under the influence and leaving his lane of travel.
The Taunton Gazette - Mar 07 01:53pm
Police: 8-year-old tells drunken Mom to stop driving
POTTSTOWN - A borough woman was charged with driving under the influence and endangering the welfare of children after she allegedly crashed her vehicle into several unoccupied vehicles while her child was in her vehicle with her.
Spring-Ford Reporter & Valley Item - Mar 04 12:04am

Top DUI News, Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Wrong-way driver arraigned on OVI charge
A 37-year-old Springfield Township woman was arraigned Friday on drunk driving charges after police say she drove the wrong way on I-475 and caused two minor crashes Wednesday night before being stopped in Maumee.
The Toledo Blade - Mar 09 09:47am
Prosecutor wants judge off OVI cases
No one is being charged in connection with a 55-gallon drum of booze found brewing in a homemade... - 9:54 pm
The Cincinnati Enquirer - Mar 08 07:16pm
Westerville Man Arrested For OVI After Crash Into House, Police Say
A Westerville man is arrested for OVI after allegedly crashing into a home and fleeing the scene, police say.
WCMH Columbus - Mar 01 04:20am
Sheriff: OVI stop leads to drugs & gun
After stopping Nier at the intersection of Charles St. and Ludlow Ave., the deputy said he found .32 caliber revolver in the console of the GMC Denali, and Nier was carrying marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
WDTN-TV 2 Dayton - Feb 29 06:02am
Lancaster man cited for OVI in four-vehicle crash
LANCASTER -- A Lancaster man has been cited for OVI in a four-vehicle crash that occurred about 6 p.m. Wednesday in a four-car crash on U.S. 33 just west of Ety Road.
Lancaster Eagle-Gazette - Mar 03 03:40am
Driver backs into deputy's cruiser; OVI charges likely
A driver faces charges of driving while intoxicated and having weapons after hitting a sheriff's deputy's cruiser early Friday morning. Around 2 a.m. Friday, a man came out of the Palms Lounge and Grille at 4950 Old Barn Road and backed into the deputy's cruiser, according to reports. Both vehicles were traveling at a low rate of speed, and no one was injured. The deputy's cruiser sustained ...
WHIO-TV 7 Dayton - Mar 02 04:54am
I-475 wrong-way driver hits 2 vehicles, arrested for OVI
Highway patrol troopers arrested a wrong-way driver along I-475 late Wednesday night--less than a week after four died in a wrong-way crash on I-75.
NBC 24 Toledo - Mar 08 10:08am
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
Another wrong-way driver
Woman arrested for OVI after driving northbound in the southbound lanes of I-475.
FOX Toledo - Mar 08 06:49am
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

Top DUI News, Friday, March 9th, 2012

OWI citation flew beneath the radar
FOND DU LAC Larry Schreiber wasn't flying down U.S. Highway 41 when he was pulled over in his Mercedes Benz for drunken driving last summer.
Sheboygan Press - Mar 05 02:04am
Woman arrested for OWI after driving vehicle onto Pewaukee Lake
PEWAUKEE Հ A woman was taken into custody for an OWI after driving her vehicle onto the Pewaukee Lake from...
FOX 6 Milwaukee - Feb 27 05:53am
Janesville Police Arrest Man for 4th OWI
Janesville Police arrest Jeremiah J. Dodd for his 4th OWI early Wednesday morning.
WIFR Rockford - Feb 29 05:38am
Sleeping driver arrested for OWI after crash into parked vehicle, police say
A Milwaukee man was arrested early Saturday morning after he crashed his SUV into a parked truck in Madison and was found sleeping in it a short time later by the owner of the damaged truck, Madison police reported.
The Capital Times - Mar 06 05:59am
GUILTY REACTION: The family of an officer hit by a drunk... - WHO-TV 13 Des Moines
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Verona man convicted in OWI death
MADISON Հ A Verona man was convicted Monday of homicide by drunken driving for killing a passenger with Sauk Prairie ties in his car when he smashed into a tree last year.
The Sauk Prairie Eagle - Mar 07 06:49am
FdL officer charged with OWI pleads not guilty
A Fond du Lac police officer has pleaded not guilty to charges that he was intoxicated when he crashed into a parked car and left the scene.
Fond du Lac Reporter - Mar 06 01:23pm
Crime and Courts: Insurance exec pleads OWI down to intoxicated operation of aircraft
Looks like the Fond du Lac County district attorney has some 'splainin' to do.
The Capital Times - Mar 06 12:43pm
Muskego executive's OWI plea deal encounters turbulence
The Fond du Lac district attorney is defending one of the stranger plea deals in the annals of Wisconsin drunken driving enforcement history.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Mar 05 07:25am
Man pleads not guilty to 15th OWI
An Eau Claire man arrested for his 15th OWI says he's not guilty.
WEAU Eau Claire - Feb 22 03:09pm
Legal loophole used in OWI case
MADISON An obscure statute used by the Fond du Lac County District Attorney to convict a drunken driving case caused state traffic officials to close a legal loophole.
Sheboygan Press - Mar 05 02:04am

Top DUI News, Thursday, March 8th, 2012

LI man charged with DWI, children in car
AMITYVILLE ' A Long Island man has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk with his two young children in the car. Suffolk County police charged David Hager, Jr. of Amityville with Leandra's Law ' aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger 15 years old or younger. The 26-year-old Hager was...
New York Post - 1 hour, 28 minutes ago
DWI sentence delayed until after wedding
LOCKPORT'A Town of Lockport man agreed to plead guilty in a drunken driving case Tuesday as long as the sentencing didn't interfere with his wedding plans.
The Buffalo News - Mar 07 04:10am
DWI trial for Al Unser Jr. pushed back
The drunken driving trial for two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser has been pushed back in order to give the defense more time. The Albuquerque Journal ( ) reports the judge handling the case has postponed the trial until April 12. Judge Sharon Walton says there are motions that need to be addressed and issues were raised with respect to belt tapes used by officers.
AP via Yahoo! Sports - Mar 05 12:03pm
Driver booked with fourth DWI in five months after Metairie crash
LaPlace man struck a curb and blew a tire on Veterans Memorial Boulevard
New Orleans Times-Picayune - Mar 06 06:57am
Disorderly conduct, DWI, possession of drug paraphernalia - Millville Blotter
Editor's note: Police on Wednesday were unable to provide information on bail amounts, or whether some of the accused were taken to the county jail or released on a summons.
Bridgeton News - Mar 07 09:26pm
Reserve Man Found Guilty of 3rd DWI
SOCORRO -- A Reserve man, arrested near Magdalena last March for driving while intoxicated, was found guilty in Socorro Magistrate Court on Feb. 21 of a third DWI. This is... Read more '
Albuquerque Journal - Feb 29 08:31am
Driver booked with fourth DWI in 5 months
A 22-year-old LaPlace man was booked with his fourth DWI in five months. Louisiana State Police say Justin Michael Clement had a toddler under the age of 5 with him in the car at the time.
Erie Times-News - Mar 07 01:27am
DWI arrests
The following driving while impaired arrests were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol: Pedro Luis Oyolo Otero, 24, 200 School House Branch Lane, Mt. Olive, March 4, results pending. Arresting trooper: J. Locklear. Edi Reva Roblero Gonzalez, 41,...
Kinston Free Press - Mar 07 09:08pm
Apex man charged with fourth DWI - The News & Observer
Driver charged with DWI after crashing on ... - ABC11 Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville
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DWI charges for Maple Shade man after three-car accident in Mount Laurel
MOUNT LAUREL' George J. Hope, 38, of the unit block of East Rudderow Avenue in Maple Shade, was arrested at about 9 p.m. on March 2 for DWI after a three-car accident on Centerton Road near Marne Highway, police said. Hope had to be removed from his car which landed in retention basin, police said, and was taken to JFK Hospital in Cherry Hill, police said. He was released pending a municipal ...
Medford Central Record - Mar 07 07:15am
Man arrested on third DWI charge
A man was arrested early Wednesday morning and is charged for his third DWI. Police said Juan Rodriguez was driving a white 1993 Nissan pickup at 12:07 a.m. Wednesday on I-10 from Redd Road while intoxicated. Witnesses called 911 and were following a DWI driver on I-10 when the driver had pulled into an apartment complex at 5111 N. Mesa, police said. Rodriguez was placed under arrest and ...
KFOX 14 El Paso - Mar 07 10:57am

Top DUI News, Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

San Francisco DUI convictions questioned over police use of testing devices
SAN FRANCISCO -- Scores of DUI convictions in San Francisco are now being called into question because of potentially negligent work by police testing devices used to measure blood alcohol levels, the city's district attorney and public defender announced in a rare joint news conference Monday.
Contra Costa Times - Mar 05 07:46pm
Rockies' White may face "extreme DUI" charge
Colorado Rockies pitcher could face "extreme DUI" charge after his blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.174
CBS News - Mar 06 09:43am
'Extreme DUI' for MLB pitcher?
Colorado Rockies pitcher Alex White could be charged with "extreme DUI" after registering a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit in Scottsdale, Ariz., police said Monday.
MSN - Mar 06 12:27am
Hundreds of SF DUI cases in doubt
Hundreds of DUI convictions in San Francisco have been called into question because of potentially negligent work by police testing devices used to measure blood alcohol levels. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and Public Defender Jeff Adachi Monday morning announced the investigation into cases dating back as far as 2006 where preliminary alcohol screening devices were used by ...
KTVU - Mar 05 07:44pm
Chicago cop gets 3 years in DUI death of boy, 13
A Cook County judge today sentenced Chicago police Officer Richard Bolling to 3 years in prison for killing a 13-year-old boy in an off-duty DUI crash and fleeing the scene.
Chicago Tribune - Mar 06 12:09pm
Driver seen swerving, arrested for 'super extreme DUI'
Authorities in northern Arizona arrested 31-year-old man for super extreme DUI after he was seen driving erratically Friday night.
FOX 5 Las Vegas - Mar 05 12:24pm
3rd DUI means jail for TV anchor - Omaha World-Herald
Man in crash suspected of 5th DUI - Omaha World-Herald
Superintendent of Medford schools charged with DUI - Medford Central Record
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Rockies pitcher White could face extreme DUI
Rockies pitcher Alex White may be charged with "extreme DUI," Scottsdale police said Monday.
Denver Post - Mar 06 12:23am
SFPD Breathalyzer Error Puts Hundreds Of DUI Convictions In Doubt
Hundreds, or even thousands, of drunk driving convictions could be overturned because the San Francisco Police Department has not tested its breathalyzers, officials said Monday.
CBS San Francisco - Mar 05 07:27pm
Judgment time near for Houston polo playboy in DUI death
Judgment time near for Houston polo playboy in DUI death Houston Chronicle Copyright 2012 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 11:14 p.m., Sunday, March 4, 2012 The question of whether a rich polo player can be brought to justice in a place that reveres both wealth and polo is about to be answered.
Houston Chronicle - Mar 05 12:35pm
Hundreds of DUI cases in S.F. could be tossed
Hundreds of drunken-driving convictions in San Francisco could be thrown out because of questions about how police handled the device that measures blood alcohol levels, prosecutors and the public defender's office said...
San Francisco Chronicle - Mar 06 12:30am

Top DUI News, Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Drunk-driver crashes into airport
A man was charged with drunk driving after crashing his vehicle through a gate at Philadelphia Airport.
BigPond News - Mar 03 09:10pm
Muskego executive convicted for drunk flying after drunk driving arrest
It may be one of the strangest plea deals in the history of drunk driving-related arrests in Wisconsin.
TMJ4 Milwaukee - 34 minutes ago
Man hits police car, gets 4th drunk-driving charge
WORCESTER - A Saffron Drive man with a history of drunk driving offenses was arrested after he hit an unmarked police vehicle Thursday night, police said.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette - Mar 03 01:39am
Town's only cabbie banned from driving
THE northeast Australian mining town of Collinsville's only cab driver has lost his licence for drunk driving.
Herald Sun - Mar 03 10:30pm
Malta Ridge Fire Dept. chief charged with driving drunk in fire department vehicle
MALTA ' A Malta Ridge Volunteer Fire Co. official is scheduled to appear in Glenville Town Court today to answer a Feb. 17 drinking and driving charge.
Community News - Mar 05 01:13pm
Mount Pearl Man Gets Stiff Sentence for Drunk Driving
A Mount Pearl man charged after being nabbed for impaired driving 3 times in a span of 3 weeks has been sentenced at provincial court. 63 year old Lawrence Nash pleaded guilty to impaired driving, refusing the breathalyser, and breaches today at provincial court.
Voice of the Common Man - Mar 03 08:44am
Students Experience Drunk Driving - WJTV Jackson
Officer disciplined for off-duty drunk driving - CBC Saskatchewan
Drunk drivers are easy to spot - The Virginia Gazette
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Cops, DA at odds over drunk driving case
FOND DU LAC Larry Schreiber wasn't flying down U.S. 41 when he was pulled over in his Mercedes Benz for drunken driving last summer.
The Appleton Post-Crescent - Mar 05 02:25am
Pittsburgh Pirates President Coonelly Apologizes for Drunk Driving Arrest
Pittsburgh Pirates President Frank Coonelly apologized after being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in suburban Pittsburgh, describing his actions as 'irresponsible and wrong.
Bloomberg - Feb 23 09:38pm
Teen driver in triple fatal crash arrested for drunk driving
The driver in a high-speed rollover crash that killed three Stark County teenagers late last year has been charged in Henry County with two felonies arising from alleged drunken driving.
Peoria Journal Star - Mar 02 10:16am
VIDEO: Schreiber drunken driving traffic stop
Schreiber drunk driving traffic stop video from
Bloomberg - Feb 23 09:38pm

Top DUI News, Monday, March 5th, 2012

Door County Circuit Court: Seventh OWI offense alleged
An Ellison Bay man has pleaded not guilty to a seventh offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
Door County Advocate - Mar 03 02:19am
Garner man charged with OWI after accident Friday morning
MASON CITY ' A Garner man was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated following a single vehicle accident Friday morning in Cerro Gordo County.
The Globe Gazette - Mar 02 09:33am
Intoxicated driver refuses help
An employee at Applebee'۪s, 1738 N. Spring St., attempted to help a woman to avoid trouble by offering to call her a cab on Thursday night. Instead the 52-year-old woman was cited for her second offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
Wisconsin Dells Events - Mar 03 09:34pm
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
Saginaw County Circuit Court sentencings: Feb. 21, 2012
Here's a look at some recent sentences in Saginaw County Circuit Court, listed by the community the individuals reside in.
The Saginaw News - Feb 21 09:39am
Police: Man Drove Through Construction Zone While Intoxicated, Endangered Workers
A man faces multiple charges after police say he ran through a construction zone while intoxicated and not wearing a seat belt on Crums Lane.
WLKY Louisville - Feb 28 11:01am
Watertown man arrested on 4th OWI charge
Todd M. Uebele was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, his fourth offense, Saturday afternoon by Rock County Sheriff'۪s Office deputies.
The Janesville Gazette - Feb 06 02:13pm
Man Arrested For 8th DWI Offense - CBS Minnesota
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Janesville man arrested on charges after crash
A Janesville man is in custody after a hit and run crash early Tuesday in the 700 block of Rockport Road, according to a Janesville Police Department news release.
The Janesville Gazette - Mar 01 02:06pm
Suspected Drunken Driver Arrested In Rock Co.
A Janesville man was arrested on a charge of fifth-offense operating a vehicle while intoxicated Saturday.
WISC-TV Madison - Feb 12 01:57pm
Pennsville Police news: Philadelphia man charged with marijuana possession after motor vehicle stop
PENNSVILLE TWP. ' A Philadelphia man was charged with marijuana possession after a motor vehicle stop here, police said.
Today's Sunbeam - Feb 14 11:26am

Stories of the Week

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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