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DUI News for the Week of April 30th - May 6th in the year Two Thousand and Twelve


Top DUI News, Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Suspected drunk driver arrested in stolen car
A Vancouver man pulled over for drunk driving was arrested Friday morning after police discovered the car he was driving was stolen.
Maple Ridge News - May 04 02:28pm
Police: Duo yell racial slurs at family, use car to hit 16... - WECT 6 Wilmington
Too Drunk To Drive, But Still Wanna Get Your Car Home? There’Äôs An... - TechCrunch
Southfield police say dad was driving drunk with 10-year-old ...- ClickOnDetroit
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Driver arrested after minivan slams into flatbed truck Passenger killed in alleged drunk-driving crash in Brooklyn
A motorist was arrested for drunk driving after his minivan slammed into a tow truck early Saturday, killing his passenger, police sources said.
New York Daily News - May 05 09:29am
Suspected drunk driver arrested in stolen car
A Vancouver man pulled over for drunk driving was arrested in Maple Ridge after police discovered the car he was driving was stolen.
Business Examiner - May 04 02:25pm
Driver gets 7 years in deadly crash case - Terre Haute Tribune Star
Cumbrian drink-driver abandoned pal after crash - The News and Star
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Coroner arrested for drunk driving at death scene
GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) - The Hancock County coroner is in jail facing drunken driving charges. Tamara Vangundy was arrested early Thursday morning after she showed up on a death investigation in New Palestine apparently drunk. A breathalyzer was administered around 12:20 Thursday morning and she tested twice the legal limit at .16, police officials say. Vangundy was taken to the Hancock County ...
Local 12 Cincinnati - May 05 06:11am
Hearing waived in fatal drunk driving case
DEARBORN HEIGHTS ’Äî Vincent Sheridan decided to forego a preliminary examination of the evidence against him in 20th District Court Wednesday.
Dearborn Press & Guide - 1 hour, 15 minutes ago
Drunk-driving charges filed against DWP supervisor
Prosecutors filed drunk-driving charges against a Department of Water and Power supervisor suspected of crashing his city vehicle into three cars while intoxicated, officials said.
Los Angeles Times - May 01 10:48am
Fatal Drunk Driving Crash
9-1-1 calls released
CBS 58 Milwaukee - May 04 08:11pm
LAWRENCE: Students get simulated drunk driving lesson - The Lawrence Ledger
Judges cut Kevin Coffay’Äôs sentence in Md. drunk- driving case... - Washington Post
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Man faces homicide charges in drunk driving crash
Court documents say Aaron Pogodzinski was driving his truck in the Town of Colburn near Boyd last October when it left the road, and hit several trees.
WEAU Eau Claire - May 03 08:20pm
Crash survivor asks for leniency in drunk driver sentence... - Lansing State Journal
Teasing blamed for fatal crash - The New Zealand Herald
Cops: 2 drunken drivers in fatal head-on crash - ABC 7 Chicago
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Hotel worker busted for repeat drunk driving
Golden Week did not begin well for a hotel staff member, as he was arrested at 2:16 a.m. Sunday and charged with drunk driving, a violation of the Road Traffic Law.
Japan Update - May 03 05:55am
Drunk-driving arrest lets authorities catch up to 'Monkeysdaddy' and Doc Holliday
By Peter Jamison, Times Staff Writer Friday, May 4, 2012 When Largo police detained a man and his monkey in a traffic stop Thursday morning, they had no idea they had apprehended a pair whose notoriety spurred a protracted investigation by state wildlife officials. Yet Largo resident Eugene Kotelman and his simian companion, a macaque named Doc Holliday, have been at the center of a case whose ...
St. Petersburg Times - May 04 05:53pm

Top DUI News, Saturday, May 5th, 2012

New Sharon man charged with OUI after driving car off road
FARMINGTON -- A New Sharon man faces an operating under the influence charge after driving a car off the road before it hit a tree and rolled over early Monday morning, police said.
Kennebec Journal - May 01 09:38pm
New Sharon man charged with OUI after crash
FARMINGTON -- A New Sharon man faces an operating under the influence charge after driving a car off the road before it hit a tree and rolled over early Monday morning, police said.
Morning Sentinel - May 01 10:02pm
East Stroudsburg man accused of causing fatal, drunken-driving accident turns himself in
An East Stroudsburg man turned himself in to Pennsylvania State Police today on charges stemming from a drunken-driving accident last October that killed the passenger of the car he was operating.
The Express-Times - May 04 11:08am
Somerville man admits he was driving drunk when he crashed in 2011, killing two 16-year-old girls
A Somerville man pleaded guilty in Middlesex Superior Court today to two counts of motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence, charges that stemmed from an April 2011 crash that claimed the lives of two 16-year-old girls. Kenneth Belew, 22, was sentenced to five years at the Middlesex House of Correction after admitting he was driving drunk when he crashed, killing Mayara Alves ...
Boston Globe - May 02 06:51pm
KU running back James Sims arrested for operating under the influence
A Kansas University football player was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence early Sunday morning, according to Jim Marchiony, associate athletic director.
Lawrence Journal-World - Apr 08 03:01pm
Jackson police: Arrest for operating under the influence of drugs; Assist fire department at Maaco; Burglary on Deyo ...
The Jackson Police Department reported the following activity for Monday, April 30. Officers made eight arrests, conducted 23 traffic stops, and were dispatched to 65 calls for service.
The Jackson Citizen Patriot - May 01 05:54am
Local man indicted in fatal pedestrian crash
WOBURN '€“ More than a year after Kim Forte'€™s death, a Wilmington man has been indicted on motor vehicle homicide charges in connection with the February 21, 2011 fatal crash that resulted in the death
Wilmington Town Crier - May 04 05:17pm
Careless boater DuBois back in court for probation violation
Charles Owen DuBois, now 34, came into Tracy Doughty's life on a fateful night on Aug. 12, 2006.
The Voice - 38 minutes ago
Wilmington man indicted on vehicle homicide charges
A Wilmington man has been indicted on motor vehicle homicide charges in connection with the Feb. 21, 2011 fatal crash that resulted in the death of a pedestrian, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public on May 1.
Wilmington Advocate - May 01 03:50pm
City woman charged with driving on drugs with infant in car
BRISTOL '€” A city woman is free after posting $5,000 bond following her arrest on charges she was operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol with her infant in the car.
The Bristol Press - Apr 25 10:43pm

Top DUI News, Friday, May 4th, 2012

Repeat OVI offender pleads guilty
Facing his sixth OVI charge in less than 20 years, Watertown resident Rodney H. Quimby pleaded guilty to a felony charge of OVI one day before he was set to stand trial Wednesday afternoon. Quimby, 41, of Franklin Street, blood alcohol tested.
The Marietta Times - Apr 05 12:55am
CPD: 2 OVI wrecks in hours for driver
An Indiana man was arrested early Wednesday morning for a drunk driving crash not once, but twice, in just a matter of hours in Cincinnati.
WCPO Cincinnati - May 03 06:34am
Man Arrested On OVI Charges Twice In A Matter Of Hours
An Indiana man is arrested after a crash Wednesday morning, just hours after his arrest on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated in connection with another crash.
WLWT-TV Cincinnati - May 03 08:50pm
Drunk nailed on fifth OVI tells cops "I'm DUI"
A repeat drunk driver arrested on his fifth OVI in the city of Alliance.
19 Action News Cleveland - Apr 19 07:10am
OVI suspect search forces I-75 closure
Update : A suspected drunk driver was the cause of an incident that forced authorities to shut down the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 Wednesday morning.
WDTN-TV 2 Dayton - Apr 11 04:09am
Baby killed in OVI crash, drivers guilty
Two Akron women, who were drunk and driving at the time of the crash that killed a 5-month-old, were found guilty.
News Channel 5 Cleveland - Apr 17 02:42pm
Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel accused of OVI
According to court documents released Friday, local chef Jean-Robert de Cavel was arrested last month and is accused of driving under the influence.
WCPO Cincinnati - Apr 20 05:52pm
Tallmadge Man Found Guilty of 19th OVI
A Summit County jury found a Tallmadge man guilty of his 19th OVI late Wednesday afternoon, according to Summit County...
FOX 8 Cleveland - Apr 05 08:01am
Pavlik OVI Charge Reduced in ATV Accident
Boxer Kelly Pavlik was arrested in December after police said he ran over a neighbor's lamp post and hit a utility pole.
WYTV Youngstown - Apr 13 01:19pm
Driving Instructor Changes Plea to Guilty on OVI Charge
EASTLAKE, Ohio '€” A driving instructor charged with OVI and child endangering withdrew her original not guilty plea on Tuesday...
FOX 8 Cleveland - Apr 17 11:19am

Top DUI News, Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Rock County Man Arrested for 5th Felony OWI
A Rock County man is in police custody for his 5th Felony OWI offense.
WIFR Rockford - Apr 30 04:07am
Janesville Women arrested for her 5th OWI
A Janesville woman is arrested in Rock County for her 5th OWI offense
WIFR Rockford - May 02 05:21am
Teen charged in deadly OWI crash; son's mother struck, killed hours before
The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office has charged a 17-year-old boy with the drunk driving death of a man riding in the boy's Jeep early Sunday morning. The mother of the crash victim, Thomas Olson, had been killed in a reported drunk driving crash just hours before in West Allis.
TMJ4 Milwaukee - May 02 09:55am
Hills woman charged with third-offense OWI
A Hills woman has charged with driving while intoxicated. Kimberly Alexander, 47, was charged Monday with third-offense OWI and driving while barred as a habitual offender.
The Daily Iowan - May 01 11:17pm
Felony Charges Filed After OWI Crash That Claimed Preschooler's Life
ROANOKE, Indiana (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Felony charges have been filed relating to Sunday's fatal accident.
Indiana's NewsCenter - Apr 29 06:30pm
Man found slumped over wheel, arrested for alleged 5th OWI offense
A man found slumped unconscious over the steering wheel of his vehicle was arrested Tuesday night by Sun Prairie police and taken into custody for an alleged fifth operating while intoxicated offense.
The Capital Times - May 02 06:43am
Sex offender's OWI defense reversed on appeal
Indiana Court of Appeals reverses a Tippecanoe County judge's ruling that would have led to dropped charges against a West Lafayette man accused of driving impaired.
Journal & Courier - May 01 07:30pm
Man faces 11th OWI
STEVENS POINT -- A 50-year-old Plainfield man was charged Monday in Portage County with his 11th operating while intoxicated offense.
Wausau Daily Herald - May 01 02:34am
Man faces 11th OWI charge
A 50-year-old Plainfield man was charged Monday in Portage County with his 11th operating while intoxicated offense.
Stevens Point Journal - May 01 01:51am
Man 'too drunk to drive' arrested for alleged 5th OWI offense
A Reedsburg man who admitted to police he was too drunk to drive was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with his alleged fifth operating while intoxicated offense.
Wisconsin State Journal - May 01 09:30am

Top DUI News, Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

DWI charge follows rollover accident
ALABAMA'€”A town man faces Town Court proceedings May 29 on drunken driving and other charges after a rollover accident near Judge and Griffin roads at about 3:15 p.m. Sunday.
The Buffalo News - May 01 03:10am
DWI charges filed in crash that killed child
Whitley County prosecutors have filed formal charges against the Fort Wayne man accused of driving drunk and killing a city 3-year-old in a crash this weekend.
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - May 01 09:13am
Appeals court overturns Sullivan County Judge LaBuda's ruling in DWI case
MONTICELLO '€” An Albany appeals court last week overturned a Sullivan County judge's decision to toss a felony DWI and several other charges against a man arrested last December near the Neversink Reservoir.
Middletown Times Herald-Record - Apr 30 11:18pm
DWI arrest after car stop in Maple Shade
MAPLE SHADE'€” Phillip J. Laplaca, 29, of Maple Shade was charged with DWI, reckless driving, improper right turn, failure to wear seatbelt and refusal to submit to breath tests after police stopped his car at about 3 a.m. on April 21 on Route 73 North, police said.
Maple Shade Progress - May 01 04:01pm
DWI, leaving the scene of an accident charged
A Lackawanna man has been charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident, Buffalo police reported Sunday. Officers said Edward Jarzembak, 49, of Kimberly Lane, was arrested after his car struck another vehicle and left the scene.
The Buffalo News - Apr 30 01:10pm
Watertown City Councilwoman Roxanne Burns claims she was 'scared... - WWTI Watertown
Roxanne Burns says she was "scared" and "intimidated" by police... - WWTI Watertown
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Hidalgo County deputy arrested on DWI charge amid multiple-car wreck
A Hidalgo County deputy has been suspended after being arrested on a DWI charge late Monday night.
KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley - May 01 12:03pm
Divito Pleads Not Guilty In Hit & Run DWI Homicide Case
Rochester, N.Y. - The man charged with vehicular homicide and DWI in the death of a couple from Greece pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday.
13WHAM Rochester - May 01 05:37am
A Persistent DWI Offender's Brokerage Career Is On The Skids
A persistent offender's DWI case takes her Wall Street career off the road and into a regulatory ditch
Forbes - Apr 27 06:24am
DWI charged after car hits mailbox, ends up in ditch
A driver whose car hit a mailbox and then went into a ditch has been charged with driving while intoxicated.
The Buffalo News - Apr 30 06:25am
Montclair police blotter: Resident allegedly steals, ban... - The Montclair Times
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Canandaigua woman arrested for DWI
Police say a Canandaigua woman was arrested for DWI around 11:00 p.m...
News 10 NBC Rochester - Apr 29 06:42am
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Top DUI News, Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Colorado lab tech blames boss for mistakes on DUI blood sample tests
A state toxicology lab tech fired for mistakes made on DUI blood samples is fighting to keep his job and blaming the supervisor who signed off on his work.
Denver Post - May 01 12:13am
Deputies to round up DUI suspects with outstanding warrants
Palmdale cracks down on DUI offenders: On Wednesday, teams of Palmdale sheriff's personnel will fan out into local neighborhoods in search of high risk DUI offenders with outstanding arrest warrants and apprehend them, authorities said Friday.
Los Angeles Times - Apr 27 03:51pm
DUI charges filed in State College crash
A Centre Hall woman will be charged with DUI after State College police said she caused a crash late
Centre Daily Times - 1 hour, 38 minutes ago
Arizona basketball: Turner arrested on extreme DUI without license
Former Arizona Wildcats basketball player Josiah Turner was arrested on suspicion of extreme DUI after being stopped for a red-light violation early last Thursday morning, according to a police report obtained by the Star on Monday
Arizona Daily Star - May 01 12:00am
DUI case dismissed after judge rules Utah trooper not credible
DUI case dismissed after judge rules Utah trooper not credible By Nate Carlisle The Salt Lake Tribune Published Apr 24, 2012 03:47PM MDT West Jordan '€¢ A DUI case against a Salt Lake man has been dismissed after a judge found Tuesday that one-time Utah Highway Patrol Trooper of the Year Lisa Steed lied on the witness stand during a hearing centered on her credibility. After hearing testimony from ...
The Salt Lake Tribune - Apr 24 03:26pm
Liquor store crash gets driver a DUI charge
A woman charged with DUI after her car slammed through a Connecticut liquor store is blaming it all on Nyquil and Armor All.
MSNBC - Apr 28 03:10pm
Driver charged with DUI - Westport News
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Man charged with DUI/manslaughter in crash that killed passenger
A man was arrested on a DUI manslaughter charge early Sunday after the car he was driving at a high speed slid sideways into a lamp post, killing a passenger, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The Ocala Star-Banner - Apr 29 02:58pm
Woman gets 10 years for fatal New Year's DUI crash
Toni Nieves pleaded guilty to DUI/manslaughter Toni Nieves, who was on probation for DUI when she drove drunk again, crashed and killed two men shortly after midnight on New Year's Day 2010, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison.
Orlando Sentinel - Apr 28 06:03am
3 teenagers killed in DUI crash
Three teenage girls were killed in a DUI crash Saturday night in Pueblo. It happened around 9:00 p.m. at the intersection of Northern Avenue and Pueblo Boulevard.
FOX21 Colorado Springs - Apr 29 01:22pm
Three ordered into DUI Court program - Lebanon Daily News
2 charged in weekend DUI crashes that killed 1, injured 8 - Chicago Tribune
State Fires Lab Analyst, Retests 1,700 DUI Blood Samples - KMGH 7 Denver
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Bobby Brown plea deal: DUI case settled, except for the probation
For Bobby Brown, a plea deal entered Wednesday in Van Nuys means that his recent DUI case is, for the most part, one for the books.
Los Angeles Times - Apr 27 08:20am

Top DUI News, Monday, April 30th, 2012

Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather is arrested on drunk driving charges
Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather was arrested on drunk driving charges in Arlington County early Thursday morning after he was pulled over for speeding and failed a field sobriety test, authorities said. Read full article >>
Washington Post - Apr 26 07:13pm
Brandon Meriweather Arrested for Drunk Driving Af... - New England Sports Network
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Fran Sandaza banned and fined for drunk driving
FOOTBALLER Francisco Sandaza has been banned from driving after he was caught going the wrong way down a one-way street while drunk.
The Scotsman - Apr 27 06:20pm
Ashland dispatcher returns to work after OUI charge
Police dispatcher Sarah Finnerty is back at work after she was injured in a drunk driving car crash in February.
The MetroWest Daily News - Apr 29 12:53pm
Dallas Police Officer Arrested On Charges of Drunk Driving
A Dallas police officer was arrested in Mesquite on charges driving while intoxicated, aggravated assault and possession of marijuana on Sunday.
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth - Apr 29 12:50pm
Bobby Brown pleads not guilty to driving drunk
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Whitney Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown pleaded not guilty on Monday to a charge of drunk driving and driving on a suspended license in Los Angeles last month. Brown, 43, a singer with the 1980s boy band New Direction, did not appear in court for Monday's hearing and his plea was entered by his lawyer. A pre-trial hearing was set for May 16. The singer was arrested on ...
Reuters via Yahoo! News - Apr 16 11:07am
Drunk Driver Sentenced To Wear Sign Saying He Killed A Man
A man accused of killing another driver in a drunk driving accident has been sentenced to wear a sign describing his crime for all to see. 39 year old Michael Giacona from Houston, TX has been ordered by Harris County Court-at-Law Judge Michel R. Fields to wear a sign that says, '€œI killed Aaron Coy [...] Drunk Driver Sentenced To Wear Sign Saying He Killed A Man is a post from: The Inquisitr
The Inquisitr - Apr 23 02:45pm
Police: Drunk driving accident leaves one dead
It happened about 2:30 Sunday morning on Hurstbourne Parkway near South Watterson Trail.
FOX 41 Louisville - Apr 29 02:59pm
Man charged with drunk driving in a front-loader
A Kerrville man was arrested Wednesday on charges of driving while intoxicated, third or more after driving a front-end loader to the Big Texas Inn, 2105 Sidney Baker St.
Kerrville Daily Times - Apr 27 03:32pm
Bobby Brown pleads not guilty to driving drunk
The singer who was married to Whitney Houston for 15 years, entered a plea of not guilty on Monday in L.A., answering to charges of drunk driving and driving on a suspended license.
MSNBC - Apr 23 04:51am
Angry reaction to Wabush drunk driving sentence
Family members of victims of a fatal drunk driving collision in western Labrador say they are disgusted with a sentence passed down on Friday.
CBC via Yahoo! Canada News - Apr 21 06:44am

Stories of the Week

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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