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DUI News for the Week of August 27th - September 2nd in the year Two Thousand and Twelve

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Top DUI News, Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Drunk-driving charges filed against archbishop-elect of San Francisco
San Diego prosecutors filed charges Friday against the Roman Catholic archbishop-elect of San Francisco following a drunk-driving arrest in San Diego last week.
Los Angeles Times - Aug 31 04:15pm
2PM's Nichkhun fined for drunk driving
MANILA, Philippines - Boy band 2PM member Nichkhun (real name Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul) has been found guilty of drunk driving and was fined 4 million won (about P149,000).
Manila Bulletin via Yahoo! Philippines News - Aug 31 12:48am
Police: Paterson man driving drunk struck, killed woman
A city man was allegedly driving drunk on the night of his 56th birthday when he struck and killed a 49-year-old woman as she crossed Madison Avenue over the weekend, authorities said Wednesday.
The Record - Aug 29 02:44pm
Queen's Bench judge upholds drunk driving acquittal
A Brandon Queen's Bench judge has upheld a decision that acquitted a man of drunk driving charges that were laid following a police pursuit. In his written decision, Justice John Menzies stated that not all judges would have tossed out breathalyzer readings as the original provincial court judge
Brandon Sun - Aug 24 05:20am
Man accused of driving school bus drunk may face trial
A former bus driver from West Bend was scheduled to find out if he would face a drunk driving trial.
TMJ4 Milwaukee - Aug 30 10:48pm
Drunk woman has licence suspended
A DRUNK woman caught driving with two children in her car last night has had her licence suspended.
News.com.au - Aug 31 03:20pm
Drunk woman has licence suspended
A DRUNK woman caught driving with two children in her car last night has had her licence suspended.
Herald Sun - Aug 31 03:20pm
Woman causes havoc while illegally operating construction ... - WXOW 19 La Crosse
Deputies: Woman rams truck into 2 cars, mobile home - FOX Carolina
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Missoula woman accused of driving drunk, wrong way on Interstate 90
Yet another person has been accused of driving drunk the wrong way on Interstate 90.
Missoulian - Aug 30 01:23pm
Cops: Drunk driver fled following crash
BETHEL -- A Bethel man was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of drunk driving after police said he crashed his car and fled the scene on foot. Police say that officers later tracked Vincent Gaita , 45, of Dodgingtown Road, to the basement of a relative's house, where they took him into custody shortly after 11 p.m.
The News-Times - Aug 31 01:56pm
Teen not old enough to drive or drink arrested for drunk driving
In Cumberland County, State Police have charged a 15-year-old boy with drunk driving and crashing his car on a rural, two-lane road south of Shippensburg. Drug and alcohol abuse counselors says it's a trend they see too often. Alcohol is the most abused drug among teenagers. It's estimated that more than 3,000 teenagers die every year of injuries received in a drunk driving crash. A vacant house ...
WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg - Aug 30 12:57pm
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Top DUI News, Saturday, September 1st, 2012

SALINE: University of Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint pleads guilty to operating while impaired
University of Michigan starting running back Fitzgerald Toussaint pleaded guilty to driving while visibly impaired in connection to his arrest on July 21.
The Saline Reporter - 15 minutes ago
Man sleeping in parked car arrested for drunken driving: Olmsted Township Police Blotter
A 19-year-old man was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated Aug. 24.
The Sun Post-Herald - Aug 28 03:44pm
Michigan's Fitz Toussaint pleads guilty to operating a vehicle while visibly impaired
Suspended Michigan tailback Fitz Toussaint pleaded guilty Tuesday to one misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while visibly impaired.
AnnArbor.com - Aug 28 11:56am
Michigan's Fitz Toussaint pleads guilty to operating a vehicle while visibly impaired (link)
Charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, Michigan's Fitz Toussaint pleaded guilty Tuesday to a lesser charge. In court in Saline, Mich., the suspended running back pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while visibly impaired.
The Huntsville Times - Aug 28 12:48pm
Kent State drug task officer charged with drug possession
A retired Kent State University police officer and former adjunct justice studies professor is facing weapons and drug charges after a Portage County grand jury indicted him during the summer. Daniel P. Fitzpatrick, 57, is charged with two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, both first-degree misdemeanors; one count each of carrying a concealed weapon, a fourth-degree felony; and ...
Kentwired.com - Aug 29 05:34pm
College football notes: Purdue linebacker kicked off the team
Purdue linebacker Dwayne Beckford has been kicked off the team following his latest scrape with the law in West Lafayette, Ind. Beckford, who had 91 tackles and was the second-leading tackler for the Boilermakers last season, has been arrested four times in 14 months, the latest coming about one month after Beckford pleaded guilty to charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and illegal ...
Peoria Journal Star - Aug 30 10:25pm
Former Hancock County coroner: 'I take full responsibility ... I feel horrible
Tamara Vangundy, 49, pleaded guilty Wednesday to operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and official misconduct, a felony. A judge, however, downgraded the felony charge to a misdemeanor-level penalty, which Vangundy's attorney, Carl Brizzi, believed enabled the Republican coroner to seek re-election.
The Indianapolis Star - Aug 24 10:55am
Toussaint pleads guilty to operating while visibly impaired
Michigan redshirt junior running back Fitzgerald Toussaint pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of '€œoperating motor vehicle when visibly impaired at Saline's 14A District Court on Tuesday. read more
The Michigan Daily - Aug 28 01:24pm
Toussaint pleads guilty
ANN ARBOR -- Michigan tailback Fitzgerald Toussaint pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while visibly impaired, part of a plea deal stemming from his July arrest.
The Toledo Blade - Aug 28 11:09pm
Driver issued citations after vehicle hit house
A driver was issued citations for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and for having open intoxicants after his vehicle hit a house in the township of Fountain Prairie on Thursday night, accident
Columbus Journal - Aug 13 09:19pm
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Top DUI News, Friday, August 31st, 2012

U-M's Toussaint pleads guilty to lesser charge, driving while impaired
Michigan running back Fitz Toussaint pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while visibly impaired, a lesser charge than operating while intoxicated, which he originally was charged with after his July 21 arrest.
Detroit Free Press - Aug 28 03:01pm
Fitz Toussaint has DUI charge reduced, plead... - NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
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U-M's Toussaint pleads guilty to lesser charge, driving while impaired
Michigan running back Fitz Toussaint pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while visibly impaired, a lesser charge than operating while intoxicated, which he originally was charged with after his July 21 arrest.
Detroit Free Press - Aug 28 12:46pm
SALINE: University of Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint pleads guilty to operating while impaired
University of Michigan starting running back Fitzgerald Toussaint pleaded guilty to driving while visibly impaired in connection to his arrest on July 21.
The Saline Reporter - Aug 31 01:43am
ANN ARBOR: University of Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint pleads guilty to operating while impaired
University of Michigan starting running back Fitzgerald Toussaint pleaded guilty to driving while visibly impaired in connection to his arrest on July 21.
Ann Arbor Journal - Aug 30 06:14am
Michigan's Fitz Toussaint pleads guilty to operating a vehicle while visibly impaired
Suspended Michigan tailback Fitz Toussaint pleaded guilty Tuesday to one misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while visibly impaired.
AnnArbor.com - Aug 28 11:56am
UM's Toussaint pleads guilty to reduced charge
Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a reduced charge of operating while visually impaired in District Court.
ESPN - Aug 28 12:35pm
Toussaint pleads guilty to operating while visibly impaired
Michigan redshirt junior running back Fitzgerald Toussaint pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of '€œoperating motor vehicle when visibly impaired at Saline's 14A District Court on Tuesday. read more
The Michigan Daily - Aug 28 01:24pm
Toussaint pleads guilty
ANN ARBOR -- Michigan tailback Fitzgerald Toussaint pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while visibly impaired, part of a plea deal stemming from his July arrest.
The Toledo Blade - Aug 28 11:09pm
Michigan RB Fitz Toussaint pleads guilty to reduced charge
Michigan tailback Fitz Toussaint pleaded guilty to operating while visibly impaired, a misdemeanor, during his arraignment Tuesday afternoon at 14A-4 District Court.
Detroit News - Aug 28 12:28pm
UM's Toussaint pleads guilty
SALINE - Michigan tailback Fitzgerald Toussaint pled guilty today in Washtenaw County District 14-A Court to a misdemeanor charge of operating while visibly impaired, stemming from his July arrest of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
The Toledo Blade - Aug 28 01:09pm
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Top DUI News, Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Stillwater police employee charged with driving while intoxicated
STILLWATER, Okla. '€” A Stillwater police department employee is suspended without pay after being charged with driving while under the influence of an intoxicating substance, police officials said.
Stillwater NewsPress - Aug 29 03:15pm
Unpaid bar tab leads to DWI arrest, say police
PORTSMOUTH '€” A Rye man was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after a restaurant worker phoned police to say he and another man left without paying their drink tab, according to police.
Portsmouth Herald - Aug 29 07:59am
Wyandanch Woman Arrested for DWI With Kids in Car
Suffolk County Police arrested a Wyandanch woman Friday night for driving while intoxicated with two children. Police say Mary L. Kimbrough, 64, was driving a 2004...
Long Island Press - Aug 27 07:47am
Seneca County man charged with DWI after rollover crash
Allen D. Milles, 22, was charged with driving while intoxicated, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving at an unreasonable speed for highway conditions, according to the Seneca County Sheriff's Office.
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Aug 29 08:44pm
Fulton resident charged with second felony DWI in two days - The Post-Standard
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Budd Lake man charged with DWI
MOUNT OLIVE '€” A Budd Lake man was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on Route 206, police said.
New Jersey Herald - Aug 29 09:35pm
Ex PHS driving teacher convicted for 3rd DWI
BRENTWOOD '€” A former Portsmouth High School driving instructor was found guilty of a third-offense count of driving while intoxicated and plans to appeal the conviction to the New Hampshire Supreme Court.
Portsmouth Herald - Aug 27 10:46am
Verona motorcyclist charged with DWI after being pulled over for passenger wearing bicycle helmet
VERONA -- A Verona motorcyclist was charged with driving while intoxicated after police pulled him over because his passenger was wearing a bicycle helmet.
The Oneida Daily Dispatch - Aug 27 05:32pm
Ex-PHS driving teacher convicted for third DWI
BRENTWOOD '€” A former Portsmouth High School driving instructor has been found guilty of a third-offense count of driving while intoxicated. He plans to appeal the conviction to the New Hampshire Supreme Court.
Portsmouth Herald - Aug 27 11:16pm
Bronx Man Arrested for DWI in Old Westbury
A Bronx man was arrested early Saturday morning for Driving While Intoxicated in Old Westbury. Police say Mychal J. Ferguson, 23, was driving a 1999 Acura...
Long Island Press - Aug 27 08:03am
Police: Unpaid bar tab leads to arrest on DWI charge
PORTSMOUTH '€” A Rye man was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after a restaurant worker phoned police to say he and another man left without paying their drink tab, according to police.
Portsmouth Herald - Aug 29 11:17pm
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Top DUI News, Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Top priest caught "driving under influence"
The Roman Catholic archbishop-elect of San Francisco has been arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of intoxicants, San Diego police say.
Stuff - Aug 27 02:30pm
Mum on meth admits crash that killed her child
An Auckland mother has admitted driving under the influence of methamphetamine and causing a crash that killed her 12-year-old daughter and injured a heavily pregnant woman in another car. read more
Otago Daily Times - Aug 28 03:58pm
Meth mum admits crash that killed child - The New Zealand Herald
Meth mum admits crash that killed daughter - NZCity
Two charges dismissed against Whitpain man involved in crash... - North Penn Life
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Woman arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in fatal I-680 crash
Galt woman arrested after fatal single-car crash killed her passenger
Contra Costa Times - Aug 28 04:58pm
Lebanon Township woman arrested for driving under influence of prescription drugs
CLINTON TWP. - Police arrested a Lebanon Township woman Aug. 18 for driving under the influence of prescription drugs, officials said.
Hunterdon Review - Aug 26 07:07am
Canyon County judge charged with driving under the influence
BOISE -- A Canyon County 3rd District judge has been arrested for driving under the influence. According to the Ada County arrest logs, Meridian police picked up 61-year-old Renae Hoff, a current judge for Canyon County. She was booked into the Ada County Jail just after 3:00 a.m. on a charge of driving under the influence. Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea says Hoff was pulled over just before 1 ...
KTVB Boise - Aug 25 08:08pm
San Francisco archbishop-elect arrested for drunk driving
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco Archbishop-elect Salvatore Cordileone, known for a conservative stance on same-sex marriage, has been arrested in his native San Diego for drunk driving, police said on Monday. Cordileone, 56, was stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence on Saturday near the San Diego State University campus, the San Diego Police Department said. Further details ...
Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 27 02:42pm
Driver arrested after crashing on Cuttings Wharf Road
A man was arrested Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence after the 1996 Jeep Cherokee he was driving crashed on Cuttings Wharf Road just south of Las Amigas Road at about 4:15 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
Napa Valley Register - Aug 28 05:20pm
WWE Diva Arrested on Friday for Driving Under the Influence, View Her Mugshot Photo
- WWE Diva Cameron, real name Ariane Andrew, was arrested on a charge of Driving Under the Influence. The Funkette was arrested on Friday at 2:44 AM in Hillsborough County, Florida. She was released on a $500 bond.
Lords of Pain - Aug 28 08:53pm
Meth mum admits daughter's crash death
A West Auckland mother has admitted driving under the influence of methamphetamine and causing a crash that killed her daughter.
Stuff - Aug 28 03:23pm
Voronezh Prosecutor asking community to verify an order forbidding the police to ride at night
The author of the novel Khabarov, a former precinct, known after a series of revelatory statements in the press, said in a letter that the regulation introduces a presumption of guilt of the police in driving under the influence of alcohol and violation of traffic regulations and public order.
Baku Today - 1 hour, 20 minutes ago
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Top DUI News, Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

State police say woman under influence struck cruiser; trooper suffers minor injuries
A woman was arrested and charged with operating under the influence early Saturday morning after the vehicle she was driving struck a Massachusetts State Police cruiser, according to police. According to information provided by the state police, the incident took place at 3:30 a.m. on the westbound side of Interstate 195 near Exit 7. Police said a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Laurie A ...
Fall River Herald News - Aug 04 06:12pm
Man arrested after van rolls over on Veterans Bridge
Daniel Thomas of Massachusetts was charged with operating under the influence after the Saturday crash.
Portland Press Herald - Aug 20 01:08pm
KU suspends long snapper for three games
KU junior long snapper Justin Carnes was suspended for three games following his arrest for operating a vehicle under the influence on early Saturday morning in Lawrence.
The Kansas City Star - Aug 25 01:54pm
OUI suspect urinates on Portland cruiser, arrested
A Portland man bailed out of the Cumberland County jail on Monday night after his arrest on the charges operating under the influence and indecent conduct. Remus Opi, 54, of Portland, was released after $3,500 unsecured bail was posted, a Cumberland County jail corrections officer said. Opi was arrested early Sunday evening in the area of Cumberland Avenue after police had received a call about ...
WMTW Portland - Aug 27 08:00pm
Police: DUI suspect had BAC of .385
Noe Guiterrez , 29, of Providence, was arrested after a two-car accident on Superior Street. He was suspected of being under the influence and was taken to the Lincoln Woods Barracks for investigation.
WPRI Providence - Aug 27 12:40pm
Driver charged with DUI after crash
Noe Guiterrez , 29, of Providence was arrested after a two car accident on Superior Street. He was suspected of being under the influence and was taken to the Lincoln Woods Barracks for investigation.
FOX Providence - Aug 27 10:24am
Needham Police: Drunken driving
On Aug 20, police observed a vehicle swerve and cross the double yellow lines on Great Plain Avenue, said reports. Police stopped the vehicle and arrested Louise Somberg, 48, of East Greenwich, Rhode Island. She was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and unlicensed operation.
Needham Times - Aug 25 11:47am
Falmouth police arrest teens on OUI, disorderly conduct charges
Falmouth police took three teens to Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland after they were arrested on charges ranging from operating under the influence to disorderly conduct. Police had received a call about a car that had pulled over and that a young woman might have been ill on a side street off Route 1, said Sgt. Frank Soule of Falmouth Police. An officer pulled over a Toyota ...
WMTW Portland - Aug 21 07:36pm
Illinois man arrested for drunken boating with 5 passengers on board in Van Buren County
The 53-year-old was operating the boat under the influence of alcohol with five passengers on board on Gravel Lake in Porter Township.
The Kalamazoo Gazette - Aug 26 08:34am
Flying under the influence?
A man accused of operating a single-engine plane while under the influence was arrested early Sunday after landing at the St. Lucie County International Airport, according to affidavits obtained Monday.
WPTV West Palm Beach - Aug 06 07:49pm
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Top DUI News, Monday, August 27th, 2012

Repeat OVI offender pleads not guilty
A South Charleston man twice convicted of driving while under the influence in appeared in court Thursday on another OVI charge. Randy Delong, 31, of Fletcher Pike, pleaded not guilty to the third-degree felony in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, according to court records. He was released on his own recognizance. If convicted, he faces a maximum of three years in prison, said Greg ...
WHIO-TV 7 Dayton - Aug 23 02:59pm
Judge to recuse himself from OVI cases
A Butler County judge said he will recuse himself from deciding any cases involve a controversial blood-alcohol testing machine.
Dayton Daily News - Aug 01 03:50pm
Man arrested for OVI with family in the car
Solon Police say a 42-year-old man was arrested August 3 just after 10 p.m. after crashing into a tree.
19 Action News Cleveland - Aug 10 01:33pm
Driver Facing OVI Charges After Accident
Witnesses told police the driver of a white Chevy was passed out behind the wheel and ended up rolling through the intersection of South Avenue and Midlothian Boulevard in Youngstown.
WKBN 27 Youngstown - Jul 28 06:55pm
Judge recuses himself from OVI cases
A Butler County judge and West Chester attorney will no longer hear OVI cases in his courtroom.
WCPO Cincinnati - Aug 02 02:45pm
Man faces felonies in OVI crash and other indictments
A driver faces felony charges for allegedly causing a July 13 crash that injured two people. read more
The Sandusky Register - Aug 09 05:22am
Woman Faces Child Endangering Charges After OVI Arrest
A Gahanna woman is charged with child endangering after police allegedly found that her children were home alone when she was arrested for suspected drunken driving.
WCMH Columbus - Aug 22 02:48pm
Mason man in fair condition after I-75 crash
A 25-year-old Mason man was reported to be in fair condition Friday afternoon following a one-car accident on Interstate 75 south near Ohio 73. Nathan Wells, taken to Miami Valley Hospital by Care Flight, likely will be charged with OVI because an investigation has determined he was intoxicated when the accident occurred at about 1:30 p.m., said Lt. Matt Hamilton, Lebanon Post of the Ohio ...
WHIO-TV 7 Dayton - Aug 17 10:44am
Drive sober or get pulled over
The Blue Ash Police Department is joining a national effort to cut down on intoxicated driving this month. The lead agency for the Hamilton County OVI Task Force, Blue Ash police will participate in the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement
Community Press & Recorder - Aug 02 08:10am
OSP unveils teen driving program
The Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Ohio High School Athletic Association are teaming up to to better educate teen drivers. The groups debuted their new teen driver safety program, '€œYou Are In Control'€ Saturday in Cleveland to help Ohio'€™s most at risk group for traffic crashes. '€œThe program was created to educate Ohio high school students and student-athletes about the dangers new-drivers face ...
WHIO-TV 7 Dayton - Aug 25 05:37pm

Stories of the Week

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

August 13th - August 19thDWI inmate, 23, dies in Steuben jail

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

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