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DUI News for the Week of May 7th - May 13th in the year Two Thousand and Twelve

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Top DUI News, Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Sparta man arrested for go-cart OWI
A Sparta man is arrested for his 4th OWI after crashing a go-cart into an SUV early Thursday morning.
WKBT La Crosse - May 11 01:37pm
Man charged with 11th OWI
DE PERE (AP) A De Pere man has been charged with his 11th drunken-driving offense.
Sheboygan Press - May 13 02:06am
Clintonville man charged with 5th OWI - Wausau Daily Herald
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Man faces 12 years prison for 11th OWI
DE PERE A 55-year-old De Pere man has been charged for his 11th drunken-driving offense.
Green Bay Press-Gazette - May 12 02:09am
Mother charged with OWI and accused of leaving children home alone
A Eunice mother charged with OWI is accused of leaving her children home alone overnight. Amanda Faulkner is still in jail after her arrest on Thursday, May 3. Police stopped her at 2:31 a.m. and her blood alcohol level was .157%, according to Deputy Chief Varden Guillory. At 4:43, more than two hours later, she called her husband from the police station. He was at work, and she told him their ...
KATC 3 Lafayette - May 07 11:24am
Sparta man racks up fourth OWI in early-morning go-kart crash
A 24-year-old Sparta man faces his fourth drunken driving charge after running his go-kart into an SUV early Thursday, according to Sparta police.
La Crosse Tribune - May 11 09:25pm
Black River Falls man gets 7th OWI
Police say that when an officer first tried to stop a Black River Falls man suspected of drunken driving, the man hit the brakes but then apparently decided to continue on his way.
Baraboo News Republic - May 11 07:39pm
Openness lacking in OWI cases
For a fee, certain first-time drunken-driving offenders in Louisiana can enroll in a voluntary pretrial diversion program to avoid prosecution if they successfully complete program requirements.
The Lafayette Daily Advertiser - May 06 06:13am
Janesville man arrested on 5th OWI
Police arrested a Janesville man early Thursday for fifth-offense operating while intoxicated, according to a Janesville Police Department news release.
The Janesville Gazette - May 11 02:11pm
Janesville PD arrests driver on 5th OWI - WISC-TV Madison
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Judge sentences Wanatah man to 90 days in jail for OWI death
LAPORTE | A 90-day jail sentence was given Friday to a Wanatah man under the influence of alcohol when he struck and killed a Hobart man on a mo-ped.
The Times of Northwest Indiana - May 11 03:00pm
Edgerton man arrested on 4th OWI
An Edgerton man is scheduled for a July 7 court appearance after his arrest on an operating while intoxicated, fourth offense charge.
The Janesville Gazette - May 11 02:10pm
Hancock County coroner charged with OWI allowed to stay ... - FOX 59 Indianapolis
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Top DUI News, Saturday, May 12th, 2012

DWI Trial Scheduled for Former FAA Chief Babbitt
DWI trial scheduled for former FAA chief Babbitt; arrest in Fairfax, Va., forced resignation
ABC News - May 10 05:14am
DWI charges against ex-FAA chief dismissed
A judge on Thursday tossed out drunken driving charges against the former head of the Federal Aviation Administration after seeing video of the traffic stop and ruling that the officer had no legitimate reason to stop the driver.
Associated Press via Yahoo! News - May 10 10:41am
Ex-FAA Chief's DWI Charge Doesn't Fly in Court
Ex-FAA Chief Randy Babbitt is now cleared for departure, after a judge dismissed an embarrassing DWI charge that led to his ouster from the agency. Babbitt, 65, resigned his post in December after he was arrested for an alleged wrong-way DWI in Virginia.
FindLaw - May 11 08:56am
DWI charges against former FAA chief dismissed
A Virginia judge has tossed out drunken driving charges against the former head of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Fox News - May 10 10:18am
Judge dismisses DWI charges against ex-FAA chief
A judge on Thursday tossed out drunken driving charges against the former head of the Federal Aviation Administration after seeing video of the traffic stop and ruling that the officer had no legitimate reason to stop the driver.
Associated Press via Yahoo! News - May 10 01:39pm
Former MSU QB Wooden had DWI
Missouri State's recently dismissed quarterback, Trevor Wooden, pleaded guilty in July 2011 to a DWI and was ticketed for speeding recently in Marshfield, the News-Leader learned on Friday.
The Springfield News-Leader - May 12 01:07am
Judge Dismisses DWI Charges That Forced Former FAA Administrator To Resign
A judge threw out charges saying Jerome "Randy" Babbitt had pulled over by police without reason.
NPR - May 10 02:21pm
Judge dismisses DWI charges against ex-FAA chief - Channel 8 San Diego
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Beer truck driver busted for DWI
Beer truck driver busted for DWI Times Union Copyright 2012 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 11:51 a.m., Friday, May 11, 2012 Troopers followed the truck for a short distance and stopped the truck on Route 9, just off Exit 12, at about 4 p.m. Thursday and interviewed the driver. Steven R. Halliday, 42, of ...
Albany Times Union - May 11 09:26am
Driver stopped for speeding accused of aggravated DWI
An Irving man was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after he was stopped for speeding on Route 5 and 20 in Hanover early Thursday, Chautauqua County sheriff's officials said.
The Buffalo News - 1 hour, 35 minutes ago
DWI charges against former FAA chief in N.Va. dismissed
Judge rules there was insufficient cause for officer to pull over Randy Babbitt.
Richmond Times-Dispatch - May 10 11:46am
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Top DUI News, Friday, May 11th, 2012

Colorado lab director says DUI errors aided suspects, but 2 retested lower
A state health department lab director swore under oath that faulty DUI tests by her lab favored defendants, but at least two of those tests reported a higher blood-alcohol reading than the actual result.
Denver Post - May 11 12:27am
Former Marine Pleads Guilty to DUI Manslaughter
Marine with PTSD, brain trauma, pleads guilty to DUI manslaughter in Tampa court
ABC News - May 10 01:59pm
DUI against former FAA head is dropped
FAIRFAX, Va., May 10 (UPI) -- A Judge in Fairfax, Va., Thursday dismissed the drunken driving case that had led J. Randolph Babbitt to resign as head of the Federal Aviation Administration.
UPI - May 10 07:50pm
Raiders' Receiver Heyward-Bey Charged With DUI
Oakland Raiders wide receiver charged with DUI after stop on San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
ABC News - May 10 09:33pm
PFT: Raiders' Heyward-Bey charged with DUI
The man known as DHB has been charged with DUI. According to Matier & Ross of SFGate.com, Raiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was arrested April 7 on the Bay Bridge, after police spotted Heyward-Bey speeding in his 2012 Range Rover.
MSNBC - May 10 01:41pm
Oakland Raiders receiver to be charged with DUI for Bay Bridge incident
Prosecutors plan to file misdemeanor DUI charges against Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey Thursday afternoon in connection with an incident in which he was pulled over on the Bay Bridge last month. Heyward-Bey was arrested at about 2 a.m. on April 7 while driving east on the lower deck of the Bay Bridge, California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Tony Tam said. He was driving a ...
KTVU - May 10 03:40pm
Marine with PTSD, brain trauma, pleads guilty to DUI manslaughter in Tampa court
The attorney for a former Marine who pleaded guilty on Thursday to killing a man while driving drunk in Tampa blamed his client's post-traumatic stress disorder and a brain injury received while...
Fox News - May 10 02:10pm
DUI laws questioned after deadly crash
DUI murder suspect Jennifer Fram is due back in court Monday. Fram was involved in a wreck that killed her boyfriend Nicholas Markow . On camera, she admitted she had been drinking before the crash.
FOX10 Mobile - May 04 02:44pm
Fishers man ID'd in Northeastside crash near I-465; woman... - The Indianapolis Star
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Ross Pearson Faces No Disciplinary Actions from UFC Following DUI Arrest
Ross Pearson's recent arrest for driving under the influence won't cost him his upcoming fight at UFC on Fox 4 against Cub Swanson.
MMA Weekly via Yahoo! Sports - May 04 10:48am
DUI checkpoint slated for weekend
The SBPD traffic unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers license checkpoint on May 11 between 6p.m. and 2a.m. in San Bernardino City Limits.
San Bernardino Sun - May 08 06:16pm
Fourteen people are arrested at DUI/driver's license check... - Fontana Herald News
Four people are arrested during DUI checkpoint in Fontan... - Fontana Herald News
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Top DUI News, Thursday, May 10th, 2012

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
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 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
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
Reedsburg man faces fifth OWI charge
A Reedsburg man was arrested while driving on Interstate 90/94 in Columbia County on Friday afternoon for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, fifth offense.
Reedsburg Times-Press - May 09 07:44am
Cottage Grove man arrested on 5th OWI
DeForest police said they arrested a Cottage Grove man last month on a charge of fifth-offense operating while intoxicated. DeForest police said they stopped a vehicle on U.S. Highway 51 near Highway 19 for an equipment violation at 12:11 a.m. on April 8. Police said the driver, Larry R. Champagne, 36, was believed to be under the influence of intoxicants. Upon completion of field sobriety tests ...
WISC-TV Madison - May 07 06:39pm
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
Construction worker dies after being hit by car on Indianapolis' Far-Eastside
Bradley Arthur, the construction worker who was struck Tuesday afternoon on Indianapolis' Far Eastside, died this morning, according to the Marion County Coroner's Office.
The Indianapolis Star - May 09 06:42am
DUI counts filed in crash that injured worker
Police have charged a driver with drunken driving, after they say she struck a road worker at a Far-Eastside intersection Tuesday afternoon, leaving the man critically injured.
The Indianapolis Star - May 09 03:12am
Driver charged with drunken driving, after road worker is hit and critically hurt
Police urge motorists to avoid 10th Street and Post Road while investigation continues.
The Indianapolis Star - May 08 08:37pm
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Top DUI News, Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Sonoma County pilot sentenced for flying while intoxicated
SONOMA COUNTY -- Penngrove man pleaded no contest through his attorney this morning to flying his airplane while intoxicated in Sonoma County in January.
Contra Costa Times - May 08 01:11pm
Ft. Wayne parents now charged for allegedly driving with children on hood
Jessica Clark, 29, and Aaron Stefanski, 29, were both charged with neglect of a dependent. Stefanski was also charged with three counts of operating while intoxicated. Two Fort Wayne parents have been charged after police said they drove their car with their four children strapped to the hood Monday.
22 WSBT South Bend - May 08 12:20pm
Pilot sentenced for flying under the influence
A Penngrove man pleaded no contest through his attorney Tuesday morning to flying his airplane while intoxicated.
KGO-TV Bay Area - May 08 02:16pm
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
Cottage Grove man arrested on 5th OWI
DeForest police said they arrested a Cottage Grove man last month on a charge of fifth-offense operating while intoxicated. DeForest police said they stopped a vehicle on U.S. Highway 51 near Highway 19 for an equipment violation at 12:11 a.m. on April 8. Police said the driver, Larry R. Champagne, 36, was believed to be under the influence of intoxicants. Upon completion of field sobriety tests ...
WISC-TV Madison - May 07 06:39pm
4 children strapped to car's hood, police say
Four children ages 4, 5, 6 and 7 were strapped to the hood of a car stopped by a U.S. marshal in Fort Wayne on Monday, and the driver was charged with operating while intoxicated, city police said.
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - May 08 12:46am
Two charged after strapping kids to car hood - CBS 42 Birmingham
Beer cans found in car of man arrested after multiple crashes... - The Daily Item
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Southern Indiana man charged with boating while intoxicated
Indiana Conservation Officer Cpl. Andy Crozier and Officer Zack Walker were on routine patrol when they observed the speeding boat, according to a press release.
Evening News and Tribune - May 07 04:47pm
Driver arrested on drunken driving, other offenses in Clinton
A Clinton woman is facing charges of operating while intoxicated, resisting and obstructing a police officer and possession of marijuana as a result of her arrest at 10:09 p.m. April 27.
The Daily Telegram - May 01 04:15pm
Manitowoc man convicted, gets work-release after fourth OWI
MANITOWOC A 60-year-old Manitowoc man, stopped for failure to display a license plate lamp on his vehicle, was recently convicted of his fourth-offense operating while intoxicated.
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter - 2 hours, 25 minutes ago
Beloit man arrested on 5th OWI charge
The Rock County Sheriff's Office said a Beloit man was arrested on a felony charge of fifth-offense operating while intoxicated Saturday night. Just before 8 p.m., a deputy from the Rock County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Rodney Alf, 57, sheriff's officials said. During the traffic stop, the deputy smelled an odor of intoxicants coming from Alf and ...
WISC-TV Madison - Apr 29 02:34pm
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter - 2 hours, 25 minutes ago
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Top DUI News, Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Woman charged with child desertion
A Eunice woman is facing child desertion charges after being arrested for driving while intoxicated.
Opelousas Daily World - May 08 12:39am
El Paso police arrest slow driver for allegedly driving while intoxicated
A 24-year-old man who was allegedly driving while intoxicated, tried but failed to avoid police detection by driving under the speed limit Friday.
El Paso Times - May 05 02:58pm
Hackettstown police charge Independence man with DWI
HACKETTSTOWN '€” A 22-year-old Independence Township man was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on Sunday, May 6. According to police, at about 2:45 a.m. they saw a vehicle going 45 miles per...
The Warren Reporter - May 07 01:40pm
Dingmans Ferry woman arrested on DWI charges
SPARTA '€” A Dingmans Ferry, Pa., woman was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after the township animal control officer notified police of a vehicle being operated erratically on Route 15.
New Jersey Herald - May 07 09:02pm
Brewster, Conn. men charged with aggravated drunken driving on Routes 22, 35
Troopers charged two motorists with aggravated driving while intoxicated after recent traffic stops in Westchester and Putnam counties, state police said.
The Journal News - May 01 11:16am
Firefighter Suspended After DWI Arrest
An Austin Firefighter has been suspended after he was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
FOX 7 Austin - May 02 02:20pm
Mom accused of driving drunk with child in car
A Friendswood mother is accused of driving while intoxicated, putting one of her children and others on the road in danger.
KPRC Local 2 Houston - May 01 04:23pm
Driver lands car in drain ditch while eluding police - The Voice
Cops: Man drove drunk with child in car - The Fairfield Citizen
Police: 5-Year-Old Left In Car While Mom Takes Shots - WESH 2 Orlando
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Former city councillor arrested for DWI
A former city-county councillor was arrested late Friday evening for driving while intoxicated in Lawrence, police reports state. Read more at www.WISHTV.com
WISH-TV Indianapolis - May 05 01:11pm
Lifetime ban for drunk driver
A Greater Sudbury man convicted of impaired driving four times, impaired driving causing bodily harm once, driving while suspended three times, and is also banned from driving for life, will serve 90 days on jail for his fourth driving while suspended conviction.[...]
The Sudbury Star - 1 hour, 30 minutes ago
SOUTH BRUNSWICK: Driver charged with DWI in Route 1 accident
Kendall Park resident Michael Vincent, 41, will face driving while intoxicated and reckless driving charges once he is released from the hospital following a crash on Route 1 Wednesday morning, according to police.
South Brunswick Post - May 07 03:01am
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Top DUI News, Monday, May 7th 30th, 2012

Whitney Houston's ex denies drunk driving
Whitney Houston's ex-husband, singer Bobby Brown, pleaded not guilty Monday to driving under the influence of alcohol weeks after her death.
AFP via Yahoo! News - Apr 16 04:38pm
Largo man with monkey faces DUI, wildlife charges
A Largo man with a monkey passenger was charged with DUI as well as state wildlife violations after officers stopped his speeding vehicle early Thursday, police said.
The Tampa Tribune - May 04 08:41am
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
Amanda Bynes Arrested For DUI: '€˜History Of Extreme Inebriation'€™ Caught On Camera By TMZ [MUGSHOT, VIDEOS]
Actress Amanda Bynes was arrested on April 6 for driving under the influence. The 26-year-old actress was arrested and slapped with a DUI citation after leaving an L.A. club and crashing her car into a police car at around 3 a.m.
International Business Times - Apr 10 08:50am
Amanda Bynes' mug shot: Driving under the influence with pink hair
Amanda Bynes, the one-time star of The WB's "What I Like About You," was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Friday in West Hollywood.
Zap2It - Apr 07 08:41am
Lopatcong police: man caught driving under influence of Ketamine
LOPATCONG '€“ A 32-year-old Ridgewood, NY man was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and more after he was found to be under the influence of Ketamine while driving, police said. According to police, Joseph Oh...
The Warren Reporter - Apr 12 04:24am
Whitney Houston's ex denies drink driving
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Whitney Houston's ex-husband, singer Bobby Brown, pleaded not guilty on Monday to driving under the influence of alcohol weeks after her death.
Straits Times - Apr 16 05:57pm
Driver in fatal 2008 Great Falls crash facing new charges
Raymond Cochran, Jr., who killed his friend almost four years ago while driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, is now accused of stealing a car and driving while it drunk in Great Falls.
KRTV Great Falls - Apr 30 06:02pm
Amanda Bynes arrested on suspicion of DUI after hitting police car
Amanda Bynes arrested on suspicion of DUI after hitting police car . Amanda Bynes was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after her vehicle hit a police car, the West Hollywood Sheriff's Department said.
Reality TV World - Apr 10 09:40am
Whitney's ex enters plea
Whitney Houston's ex-husband, singer Bobby Brown, pleaded not guilty Monday to driving under the influence of alcohol weeks after her death.
entertainment.iafrica.com - Apr 16 11:45pm

Stories of the Week

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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