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DUI News for the Week of October 8th - October 14th in the year Two Thousand and Twelve

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Top DUI News: Friday, October 14th, 2011

Man gets jail, fine for OWI #fourth
Judge Steve Cray decided Robert G. #Luoma didn't need to be placed on probation for OWI-fourth offense. #Instead, Cray decided to have Luoma serve 165 days in jail and pay a $2,393 #fine.
The Chippewa Herald - Oct 13 #10:00am
Police charge Janesville woman with 4th OWI
Janesville police said they arrested a woman on her fourth #OWI charge early Thursday morning after she was pulled over for #speeding down Milton Avenue. Police stopped Melissa Rosenberg around 12:45 #a.m. Thursday in the 500 block of Prairie Avenue. Police said Rosenberg #admitted to drinking and failed field sobriety tests during the stop. #Rosenberg was also cited for operating after revocation ...
WISC-TV Madison - Oct 11 06:26am
OWI probe moves #ahead
By JENNY LANCOUR For The Daily News #LANSING - The commander at the Michigan State Police Post in Gladstone #continues to be on paid leave while headquarters investigates an alleged #drunken driving charge against him. Lt. William H.
The Iron Mountain Daily News - Oct 04 #09:33am
Site facilitates OWI alcohol test records #search
A website recently created by an #Iowa law enforcement agency hopes to educate the public about drunk driving, #while also helping attorneys and law enforcement do their jobs.
The Fort Dodge Messenger - Oct 11 #06:28am
OWI probe moves forward
LANSING - The commander at the Michigan State Police Post in #Gladstone continues to be on paid leave while headquarters investigates an #alleged drunken driving charge against him. Lt. William H.
The Escanaba Daily Press - Oct 04 #07:48am
Wiltse facing OWI #charge after single-vehicle crash
Gregory #Lewis Wiltse, 47, Titonka, is facing an O.W.I. charge pending drug test #results after a Sunday, Sept. 30, crash.
The Algona #Upper Des Moines - Oct 11 08:43am
Watertown man faces 9th #OWI
JUNEAU '€“ A 52-year-old Kewaunee #man was charged with his ninth offense of driving while impaired after a hit #and run in the Hardee'€™s drive-thru in Watertown.
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen - Oct 12 #10:10am
Police: OWI suspect was driving 20 mph on #Beltline
Madison police said a suspected #drunken driver was arrested Saturday night after a Madison police officer #saw his pickup truck drifting between lanes while traveling at about 20 mph #on the West Beltline Highway. A Madison Police officer was driving the West #Beltline Highway about 8 p.m. Saturday when he noticed a long line of #westbound vehicles backed up in the right lane, moving very slowly #...
WISC-TV Madison - Oct 09 #01:22pm
OWI charge filed after Iowa motorist hits worker
Authorities have arrested a Des Moines motorist who allegedly #hit a construction worker while driving drunk.
WKBT #La Crosse - Sep 28 04:04pm
Racine woman arrested for 4th OWI #charge
RACINE '€” An Racine woman was #arrested for her 4th OWI Tuesday morning, October 9th after being #stopped by police...
FOX 6 Milwaukee - Oct 09 #08:17am
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Top DUI News, Saturday, Ocotber 13th, 2012

DWI cop busted
An #off-duty cop was busted for drunken driving in Brooklyn early yesterday, #police said. Christian Rehpani-Jimenez, 29, an NYPD officer assigned to a #Brooklyn North precinct, was allegedly driving drunk at about 6:25 a.m. in #Bushwick when he slammed into the back of a parked car and #fled...
New York Post - Oct 12 #11:07pm
Two injured in DWI-related #crash
A driver is charged with DWI #following a one-car crash that injured two people in Onondaga #County.
YNN Syracuse - 37 minutes #ago
Driver charged with DWI in serious crash
One person is charged with DWI after a serious crash in #the town of Salina
WSYR 9 Syracuse - 1 hour, 17 #minutes ago
Mbakwe suspended after #pleading guilty to DWI
MINNEAPOLIS #(AP) -- Trevor Mbakwe breathed a huge sigh of relief in April when the NCAA #granted the star Minnesota forward a sixth season of eligibility, giving him #one more chance in a college career full of them.
The #Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports - Oct 12 #05:41pm
Gophers' #Mbakwe arrested for DWI in July
Gophers #forward Trevor Mbakwe was arrested for DWI over the summer, online #court records show.
KARE 11 #Minneapolis-St. Paul - Oct 12 03:10pm
Herb #Rule challenging DWI stop that led to arrest - FOX 13 Memphis
Mattoon man gets eight years for #burglary, D... - Journal Gazette & #Times-Courier
Rule campaign speaks out on DWI arrest Arkansas Times
all 22 #news articles
Should more money #mean more DWI arrests?
While some local #police agencies have received thousands of dollars each year to take drunken #drivers off the streets, in some cases the money has resulted in zero #DWI arrests, according to a review of county Stop DWI #funds.
The Observer-Dispatch - Oct #01 04:43pm
State lists license #revocations for DWI - New Hampshire #Union Leader
Triad #legislative candidate charged with DWI - #WXII-TV Winston-Salem
all 13 #news articles
Minnesota gives Mbakwe another shot after DWI
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Trevor Mbakwe breathed a huge sigh of #relief in April when the NCAA granted the star Minnesota forward a sixth #season of eligibility, giving him one more chance in a college career full #of them.
Sports Illustrated - Oct 12 #11:53pm
Minnesota star Trevor Mbakwe adds DWI to criminal #record
Trevor Mbakwe's lengthy college #basketball career has been dotted by legal troubles and an ACL injury, but #he's back with the Gophers and trying to put it all behind #him.
Fox Sports - Oct 12 #06:00pm
STOP DWI Plans Future Promotions
Members of the Chautauqua County STOP DWI board met #recently to discuss current and future promotions, the new method used to #calculate fees, the 2012 budget and create a more regular meeting #schedul.
The Post-Journal - Oct 10 #10:41pm
Mbakwe's July DWI revealed
Coach Tubby Smith said the forward has served time and will #remain on the team despite the incident, which violated an earlier #probation.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Oct 12 #01:23pm
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Top DUI News, Friday, October 12th, 2012

You Got an Out-of-State DUI: #Now What?
DUI charges exist in every #state for people who drive under the influence, whether in-state or #out-of-state residents. The legal limit is the same everywhere thanks to #Congressional highway funds that require a 0.08 blood alcohol limit. But #states charge DUI offenses in different ways.
FindLaw - Oct 09 10:13am
Authorities: Ditka's son arrested again for #DUI
The son of former Chicago Bears #Coach Mike Ditka was arrested early Sunday and charged with aggravated #DUI after a bottle of Hydrocodone was found in his car early Sunday #about a block from his Deerfield home, authorities said.
Chicago Tribune - Oct 09 08:58pm
DUI checkpoint, patrol planned #for Lee's Summit this weekend
The Lee's #Summit Police Department's traffic safety unit will conduct a sobriety #checkpoint and saturation patrol this weekend.
The #Kansas City Star - Oct 11 07:08am
Man charged #with DUI after crashing into Dunedin barbershop
A #41-year-old man was arrested on DUI charges after crashing his truck #into a Dunedin barbershop Wednesday, Pinellas County deputies #said.
The Tampa Tribune - Oct 11 #04:09am
Jonesboro official #faces DUI charge after wreck
A #Jonesboro city councilman remained in the Clayton County Jail on Thursday on #charges of driving under the influence of alcohol after a judge denied a #bond request.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Oct 11 #02:41am
Son of former Bears coach Mike Ditka faces #new DUI charge
The son of former #Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka was arrested early Sunday and charged with #aggravated DUI after a bottle of Hydrocodone was found in his car #early Sunday about a block from his Deerfield home, authorities #said.
Chicago Tribune - Oct 09 #08:40pm
DUI suspect hits 3 teens #outside Ca. high school
San Bernardino #County Sheriff's officials say they've arrested a driver on #suspicion of driving under the influence after he ran into and injured three #teen girls standing in front of their high school after #classes...
Channel 8 San Diego - Oct 10 #10:19pm
Springfield ditches his car after DUI
Rocker Rick Springfield has swapped his car for a bicycle #following his DUI conviction and has vowed not to drink and drive #"ever again".
The West #Australian via Yahoo!7 News - Oct 10 04:58pm
DUI arrests down in Cascade #County
The number of DUI arrests in #Cascade County during 2011 were the lowest they have been in four #years.
KRTV Great Falls - Oct 05 #03:33pm
Bonus resigns #from Maitland City Council amid prostitution, DUI #disclosures
Phil Bonus resigned from the #Maitland City Council on Thursday after days of controversy over his #involvement in a prostitution ring and the revelation that he was arrested #on a DUI charge last year.
Orlando Sentinel - #Oct 11 02:42pm
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Top DUI News, Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Russia prepares to crack down on drunk #driving
The ruling party is #preparing to introduce severe sanctions against drunk driving, #which is blamed for 1,300 fatalities already this year. Some activists worry #that the penalties may be counterproductive. MOSCOW '€” The five caskets #positioned next to one another in a common grave Wednesday showed the tragic #results of another apparent drunk-driving accident in #Russia.
Los Angeles Times - Sep 26 #06:10pm
Teen Drunk #Driving Falls on High Gas Prices, Less Alcohol
Drunk driving among U.S. teens fell 54 percent #in the past two decades, a trend helped by laws to curb underage alcohol #consumption and higher gas prices keeping high school students off the road, #according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Bloomberg - Oct 02 09:32am
Teen Drunk #Driving Down Due To High Gas Prices, Study Says
A new government study found that drunk driving #among U.S. teens is declining due to gas prices.
CBS #New York - Oct 08 03:00am
Drunk Driving Laws Get #Tougher
The tough drunk #driving laws in New York are getting tougher. A new initiative allows #the Department of Motor Vehicles to review the records of all drivers who #apply to get their licenses back after having them revoked.
WWNY - WNYF Watertown - Oct 08 03:55am
Arrive Alive Tour rolls into #Savannah
The Ricky McAllaster Foundation is #sponsoring two drunk driving and distracted driving #education programs this week for students in the Coastal Empire.
WTOC 11 Savannah - Oct 10 05:43am
Drunk driver jailed for fatal crash that also #injured woman, toddler
Darren Millett #ignored repeated warnings from passengers while he was drunk and #driving like a maniac in the early morning last Dec. 11.
Brampton Guardian - Oct 10 03:31am
Drunk drivers to lose cars
A city law that allows police to seize the vehicles of repeat #drunk driving offenders now applies in all of Bernalillo #County.
The New Mexico Daily Lobo - Oct 09 #05:30am
2 hurt, 2 charged allegedly #drunk driving
A teenage boy, #17, faces impaired driving charges after a single-vehicle crash west #of Selkirk early Sunday.
CBC via Yahoo! Canada News - #Oct 07 12:26pm
Marines Cited for Drunk Driving Required to Participate in #New Program
Marines cited for drunk #driving and other drinking-related incidents will be required to #participate in a new program that focuses on early intervention, according #to the Marine Corps Times.
Join Together Online - Oct #10 08:17am
St. Louis man accused of #driving drunk, hitting two teens and two toddlers on #sidewalk
ST. LOUIS '€¢ A man was arrested for #apparent drunk driving in St. Louis after police say he lost #control of his truck and hit two toddlers and two teenage girls who were #walking on the sidewalk.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - #Oct 09 09:00pm
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Top DUI News, Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Driver plows Westford lawns; charged with operating #under influence
Ryan Vennard, #24, was arrested on Sept. 24 after he drove over 17 lawns in the #Robinson Road neighborhood, according to police. Vennard of Flagg Road, was #charged with operating under the influence of #alcohol, the negligent operation of a motor vehicle, violations of #marked lanes, failure to stop for police, leaving the scene of #damaged property, speeding, and malicious destruction of property #...
Westford Eagle - Oct 05 #09:16am
Spruce Head Man #Sentenced to Jail for Operating Under the #Influence
A Maine man authorities #say was drunk when he showed up for his drunken driving trial two weeks ago #has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. John Whoriskey was sentenced to six #months Monday with all but 30 days suspended for operating #under the influence and violating a condition of #release for c . . .
WABI Bangor - Sep 25 #04:42am
Harty: Ferentz'€™s discipline is #consistent
It seems the only thing #more consistent than Kirk Ferentz'€™s approach to coaching football is his #approach to disciplining his players. Commit a felony under Ferentz, #you are almost certainly kicked off the team. If you get arrested for #operating a vehicle under the influence, and #you'€™re guaranteed a one or two-game suspension. On the #[...]
The Iowa City Press-Citizen - Oct 09 #04:38pm
Jail sentences handed down for #probation violations, drug crimes in Genesee County
Bland, Kelly M., 32, of New Lothrop; probation continued for #probation violation of 2010 conviction of third-offense operating #under the influence; Sept. 14, Genesee Circuit Judge #Joseph J. Farah.
The Flint Journal - Oct 09 #07:08am
MELVINDALE: Drunk driver causes cop #car crash-up
MELVINDALE '€” A man was #arrested for operating while under the influence #after he crashed into a parked police car at about 9:30 p.m. Sept. #24.
The News-Herald - Oct 05 #04:28am
Prosecutor to drop DUI #against Plain trustee
A special prosecutor #has filed a motion to drop an operating a vehicle while intoxicated #charge against Plain Township Trustee Scott Haws, court records and Haws'€™ #attorney said.
The Canton Repository - Oct 08 #07:25pm
Spirit/Guide police reports October 8
Abington Possession '€¦ Jonathan A. Christie, 22, of Wanamaker #Road, Jenkintown, was charged with possession of a small amount of #marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a vehicle #while registration is suspended and entering a roadway without signaling #Feb. 4 after police observed a vehicle change lanes without signaling and #observed that the vehicle had a suspended registration at #...
Public Spirit & The Willow Grove Guide - Oct 09 #10:59pm
Kennebec County Superior #Court sentencing
AUGUSTA -- A number of #people were sentenced recently in separate hearings held in Kennebec County #Superior Court.
Kennebec Journal - Oct 09 #09:36pm
Chronicle/News police reports October 8
Abington Possession '€¦ Jonathan A. Christie, 22, of Wanamaker #Road, Jenkintown, was charged with possession of a small amount of #marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a vehicle #while registration is suspended and entering a roadway without signaling #Feb. 4 after police observed a vehicle change lanes without signaling and #observed that the vehicle had a suspended registration at #...
Times Chronicle & Glenside News & The Globe - Oct #09 10:50pm
Westport school #board member's OUI court date postponed
Westport School Committee Member S. Carolina Africano #postponed her court date, set for Thursday, on a charge of operating #under the influence. It is her third continuance on #charges from her June 5 arrest on a number of charges, including #operating under the influence of #liquor.
Fall River Herald News - Oct 04 #01:52pm
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Top DUI News, Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

OVI checkpoint to take place #Saturday in Gallia County
An OVI #checkpoint will take place in Gallia County Saturday evening.
WOWK-TV West Virginia - Oct 05 06:36am
Canal Fulton, Lawrence #make impaired driving arrests
Canal Fulton #and Lawrence Township police combined to make four OVI arrests #between late Friday night and early Saturday morning, including one driver #who allegedly was driving under the influence of synthetic #marijuana.
The Massillon Independent - Oct 08 #06:41am
Valley courts get an F in OVI #convictions
By ED RUNYAN runyan@vindy.com #YOUNGSTOWN Because of her job for the past 10 years, Andrea
The Youngstown Vindicator - Sep 29 #09:07pm
OVI suspected in #Greene County crash
Police say he smashed #into a pole early Friday morning, knocking down some power lines.
WDTN-TV 2 Dayton - Sep 28 05:23am
OVI #checkpoint has been rescheduled
The Ottawa #County Sheriff's Office will attempt to detect and apprehend anyone #operating a motor vehicle while impaired. During and after the checkpoint, #saturation patrols will be in the area of the checkpoint.
Port Clinton News Herald - Sep 28 #05:43am
Deputy pleads not guilty to #OVI charge
A Miami County sheriff's #deputy pleaded not guilty to an OVI charge he picked up during a #traffic stop in Piqua earlier this month. Deputy Doug Byers did not appear #in court, but his attorney entered the not guilty plea on his behalf, #according to court records. According to an incident report filed by Piqua #police, Byers, 43, was charged with OVI, speeding and improper lane #change after he was ...
WHIO-TV 7 Dayton - Sep 26 #08:11am
OVI Checkpoint Set in Howland
The #checkpoint will be from 10 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday on state Route #46.
WKBN 27 Youngstown - Sep 21 #01:57pm
OVI checkpoint Friday #night in Cincinnati
Cincinnati lived up to #its reputation last night of being in a crucial state for the #presidential... - 12:41 pm
The Cincinnati Enquirer - #Sep 20 08:22am
Driver charged with OVI after #child killed in crash
A child was killed #and three people were injured when a car ran up on the sidewalk in #Westwood.
WLWT-TV Cincinnati - Oct 08 #11:18am
Municipal Court
Cases called Thursday included: Traffic Juan Manuel Obregon, #37, of New Carlisle, OVI, guilty, 33 days of jail with 30 days #suspended, 12 months of driver's license suspension, 30 days suspended on #condition, three days jail, credit for time served, fined $375. Aron A. #Rodriguez, 44, of 721 S. Wittenberg Ave., OVI, guilty, three days of #jail with three days suspended, 12 months of driver's ...
Springfield News-Sun - Oct 01 #04:05pm
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Top DUI News, Monday, October 8th, 2012

Edgar Man Arrested for 6th #Offense OWI
An Edgar man was #arrested Sunday evening for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, #6th offense.
WSAW Wausau - Oct 07 #07:45pm
OWI probe moves #ahead
By JENNY LANCOUR For The Daily News #LANSING - The commander at the Michigan State Police Post in Gladstone #continues to be on paid leave while headquarters investigates an alleged #drunken driving charge against him. Lt. William H.
The Iron Mountain Daily News - Oct 04 #09:25am
OWI probe moves forward
LANSING - The commander at the Michigan State Police Post in #Gladstone continues to be on paid leave while headquarters investigates an #alleged drunken driving charge against him. Lt. William H.
The Escanaba Daily Press - Oct 04 #07:54am
Lake man charged with eluding offers, #OWI
MASON CITY '€” A Clear Lake man #was arrested Sunday morning by Mason City police after eluding officers and #then driving with his headlights off.
The Globe #Gazette - Oct 07 02:28pm
OWI charge filed after Iowa motorist hits worker
Authorities have arrested a Des Moines motorist who allegedly #hit a construction worker while driving drunk.
WKBT #La Crosse - Sep 28 04:04pm
Man arrested on #charges of 4th OWI
A man was #arrested for the fourth time in Rock County on charges of drunken driving. #Carl Robinson, 36, was stopped in the area of South County Highway G and #East Townline Road just after midnight Saturday. Police said Robinson had a #suspended driving status. According to the deputy, Robinson failed to #complete field sobriety tests. Robinson was booked and released awaiting #trial next month.
WISC-TV Madison - Oct 06 #07:07am
Man arrested #on charges of fourth OWI
A man was #arrested for the fourth time in Rock County on charges of drunken driving. #Carl Robinson, 36, was stopped in the area of S. County Highway G and E. #Townline Rd. just after midnight Saturday. Police said Robinson had a #suspended driving status. According to the deputy, Robinson failed to #complete field sobriety tests. Robinson was booked and released awaiting #trial next month.
WISC-TV Madison - Oct 06 #06:37am
OWI Charge Filed #After Des Moines Motorist Hits Worker
POLK #COUNTY, Iowa - The Polk County Sheriff's Office said a Des Moines man #was arrested and charged after hitting a construction worker while driving #drunk Friday.
KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids - Sep 28 #03:22pm
Rock County OWI #court looks to put the brakes on repeat offenders
Prosecutors last year filed 817 intoxicated driving cases in #Rock County Court. They are on pace to match that this year with 604 cases #filed as of Sept. 17.
The Janesville Gazette - Sep 23 #02:17pm
Wiltse facing OWI #charge after single-vehicle crash
Gregory #Lewis Wiltse, 47, Titonka, is facing an O.W.I. charge pending drug test #results after a Sunday, Sept. 30, crash.
The Algona #Upper Des Moines - Oct 05 11:27am

Stories of the Week

October 1st - October 7th Linda Hogan Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

September 24th - September 30thCrocs Founder Caught Drunk-Driving, But Blames Taylor Swift

September 17th - September 23rdMichael Turner Arrested for DUI Following Falcons Victory

September 10th - September 16thSally Struthers Denies Drunk Driving Charge

September 3rd - September 9thUFC heavyweight Christian Morecraft arrested, charged with OUI UFC

August 27th - September 2ndSan Francisco archbishop-elect arrested for drunk driving

August 20th - August 26thAmbassador Crocker Arrested for DUI, Hit and Run

August 13th - August 19thWrong-way DUI driver gets 10 years for killing young Denver mom

August 6th - August 12thDWI inmate, 23, dies in Steuben jail

July 30th - August 5th Police: Officer accused of OWI almost hit another officer making a traffic stop

July 23rd - July 29thJudge throws out DWI charge for Albuquerque city worker

July 16th - July 22dNearly nude driver found guilty of OVI, fleeing Bainbridge Township police (video)

July 9th - July 15th Police: Car's bumper found in living room of drunken driver

July 2nd - July 8th Former NC judge, attorney indicted in DWI probe

June 25th - July 1stWhite House withdraws ambassador nomination after drunk driving report e

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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