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Top DUI News for the Week of August 5th - August 11th in the year Two Thousand and Thirteen


Top DUI News, Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Singer Miguel arrested for driving under influence in California
Reuters via Yahoo! News Aug 15 02:30pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - R&B singer Miguel was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Thursday near Los Angeles, a spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol said. Miguel, 27, was pulled over by CHP officers in the early hours of Thursday in the seaside community of Marina del Rey for driving over the speed limit and having the front windows of the car tinted, CHP spokeswoman ...
Miguel arrested for drink-driving - BBC News
Miguel Arrested In L.A. For DUI: Court Appearance Set For Septe... - Contactmusic
Singer Miguel Arrested In Los Angeles for Dr... - International Business Times UK
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Voice of the Free Press: Stand behind DUI-stop quotas or get rid of them
the Burlington Free Press 2 hours, 54 minutes ago
People who drive under the influence of alcohol are a real menace in Vermont. For years, communities have urged police to step up efforts to make the roads safer.
Singer Miguel arrested for driving under influence in California
GMA News Online Aug 17 06:08pm
R&B singer Miguel was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Thursday near Los Angeles, a spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol said. Miguel, 27, was pulled over by CHP officers in the early hours of Thursday in the seaside community of Marina del Rey for driving over the speed limit and having the front windows of the car tinted, CHP spokeswoman Sergeant Denise Joslin ...
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Tredyffrin Police Reports: 18-year-old man flips vehicle
Main Line Suburban Life 23 minutes ago
Main Line Media News Aug. 8 at 12:03 a.m. – Chesterbrook Boulevard. Police responded to the call of an erratic driver. When police found the vehicle, it was overturned. The driver was cited for erratic driving only, and was not under the influence. The passenger was an 18-year-old man from Wayne. He had the odor of alcohol on his breath and was charged with underage drinking.
8 arrested across county on suspicion of DUI as authorities step up patrols
Ventura County Star Aug 17 11:50am
Local authorities arrested eight people Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including one during a sobriety checkpoint in Oxnard, officials said.
Springfield police briefs: Week of August 11
Springfield Sun Aug 17 10:15pm
Springfield DUI Lawrence P. McElroy, 45, of the unit block of Whitemarsh Avenue, Erdenheim, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop at 9:34 p.m. June 20 in the 600 block of Bethlehem Pike, Springfield police reported.
Corvallis man charged with 2nd DUI in 3 weeks
Ravalli Republic Aug 17 12:45pm
A Corvallis man is facing a host of charges after allegedly driving under the influence of drugs twice within three weeks and nearly causing crashes both times.
911 briefs -- Published Aug. 17, 2013
the Stockton Record Aug 17 12:15am
WALNUT GROVE - A Lodi woman sustained major injuries and was arrested for driving under the influence following a vehicle collision that killed three people early Friday, the California Highway Patrol said.
Drunken boating remains problem on Great Lakes as number of citations rises, Coast Guard says
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune Aug 18 01:17am
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs remains a serious problem on the Great Lakes even though the number of pilots busted for intoxication is down from a decade ago, the U.S. Coast Guard says.
Drunken boating remains problem on Great Lakes
22 WSBT South Bend 37 minutes ago
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs remains a serious problem on the Great Lakes even though the number of pilots busted for intoxication is down from a decade ago, the U.S. Coast Guard says.

Top DUI News, Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Weekend OUI checkpoint planned at Lake Mohave
Mohave Daily News Aug 15 12:25am
BOULDER CITY, Nev. — Officers from the Nevada Department of Wildlife, the National Park Service and the Arizona Game and Fish Department will hold an operating under the influence checkpoint on Lake Mohave this weekend.
Billerica suspect held without bail on OUI charges
Lowell Sun Aug 14 05:15am
WOBURN -- A 62-year-old repeat drunk driver was ordered held without bail Tuesday as a Superior Court judge considers whether to further hold Guy Patierno without bail as a danger to society.
Fitchburg stop brings man's second OUI arrest in two days
Sentinel & Enterprise Aug 16 05:04am
FITCHBURG -- A New Hampshire man was charged with drunk driving Tuesday evening -- the second time he'd been arrested for the same charge in two days, according to court documents.
Man remains jailed after manslaughter, OUI charges
Sun Chronicle Aug 14 08:19pm
David P. Labonte, 56, remains at the York County Jail in Alfred this week following his arrest for manslaughter and aggravated driving under the influence last Friday after an accident in Biddeford on Aug. 2 that took the life of Jamerico Elliott, 52, of Saco, and seriously injured Elliott’s 15-month-old son.
Habitual OUI offender held for dangerousness hearing following Swansea arrest
Fall River Herald News Aug 14 10:50am
A Providence man charged with his fifth drunken driving offense two months ago in Swansea was arraigned Wednesday in Fall River Superior Court.
Saugus Police log Aug. 12
Saugus Advertiser Aug 15 05:12am
At 12:17 a.m. a caller reported a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Walnut Street by the reservoir. An officer requested a second unit to assist in directing traffic. An ambulance transported one patient to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. An officer reported placing one male under arrest on an OUI charge.
Accident leads to OUI arrest
The Times Record Aug 01 09:59am
BY LARRY GRARD Times Record Staff FREEPORT Police early this morning arrested a Freeport woman on a charge of operating under the influence after she allegedly fell asleep, and the vehicle she was driving crashed into a utility pole on Bow Street. Chelsea O’Brien, 23, was not injured in the accident, Police Chief Gerald Schofield said. read more
Accident leads to OUI arrest
The Times Record Aug 01 06:42am
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Tewksbury man charged with OUI for the second time
Lowell Sun 1 hour, 20 minutes ago
LOWELL -- A 43-year-old Tewksbury man with a 1989 motor-vehicle homicide conviction was arrested on drunken-driving charges after registering nearly three times the legal limit on a Breathalyzer, Tewksbury police said.
Danvers man facing seventh OUI charge
The Salem News Aug 13 01:35am
DANVERS -- A Danvers man charged with drunken driving for the seventh time following his arrest in Lynn earlier this year will remain held without bail, a Salem Superior Court judge ordered yesterday. Kenneth Ouimette, 55, of 191/2 Bradstreet Ave.,

Top DUI News, Friday, August 16th, 2013

Hearing on OWI bills this morning
FOX 11 Green Bay Aug 15 07:10am
A state Assembly committee is set to take up comments from the public on three bills proponents argue will strengthen current OWI laws on the books.
Push for stronger OWI laws
FOX 11 Green Bay Aug 14 02:55pm
FOX 11 On Special Assignment uncovers new details about the man accused of driving drunk and crashing into a Green Bay police officer.
OWI Task Force Deploys after Game, Recent Serious Crashes
WBAY Green Bay Aug 09 03:08pm
Police say the timing for this deployment in Brown County couldn't be better.
Pulaski man charged with 11th OWI offense
The Shawano Leader Aug 13 10:31pm
A Pulaski man has been charged with his 11th drunken driving offense after being arrested Saturday in Cecil.
State Legislature debates tougher OWI laws for Wisconsin
FOX 6 Milwaukee Aug 01 01:10pm
MADISON (WITI) — The state Legislature is debating tougher OWI laws for Wisconsin. Three bills had a hearing Thursday, August 1st...
Janesville man cited for 4th OWI
WREX-TV Rockford Aug 12 06:48am
A Janesville man faces OWI charges for the fourth time after being pulled over by a Rock County Sheriff's deputy late Sunday night.
Duke Behnke's Q&A: OWI on boat has different penalties
The Appleton Post-Crescent Aug 11 02:27am
Q Does an OWI violation for driving a boat carry the same penalties as an OWI violation for driving a car? Does it count against your driving record like a road violation?
Deaths for Aug. 3 - The Appleton Post-Crescent
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McFarland man faces 5th OWI charge
WISC-TV Madison Aug 15 06:22am
A traffic stop in the town of Blooming Grove early Thursday morning has led to a man being charged with his fifth offense of Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated, according to the Dane County Sheriff's Department. The incident happened around 2:15 a.m. Thursday in the town of Blooming Grove. According to the sheriff's department, Bryan Johnson, 35, of McFarland, was arrested after he was ...
Brown Co. OWI Task Force patrol tonight
FOX 11 Green Bay Aug 09 09:39am
The Brown County OWI Task Force will be looking for drunken drivers tonight.
Brown County OWI Task Force Deploys Saturday - WBAY Green Bay
Brown County OWI Task Force Deploys Tonight - WBAY Green Bay
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Law Enforcers Say OWI Felony Would Send a Message
WBAY Green Bay Jul 31 04:49pm
Lawmakers are considering a bill to make drunk driving a felony on the third offense -- one conviction sooner.

Top DUI News, Thursday, August 15th, 2013

DWI Charge for NY Man Asleep in Car at Drive-Thru
ABC News Aug 14 03:05am
Western NY man found asleep at wheel of car at fast-food drive-thru charged with DWI
DWI charge for man asleep at drive-thru - The Times Record
DWI charge for N.Y. man asleep in car at drive-thru - The Corning Leader
Western NY man found asleep at wheel of ca... - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
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DWI Labor Day holiday crackdown begins in 10 Burlco towns
Burlington County Times Aug 14 12:28pm
As difficult as it might be to do, you should probably pass on that beer or margarita at end-of-summer activities and celebrations if you plan to drive through Burlington County from now through Labor
DA office has seen tough DWI punishment
KXAN 36 Austin Aug 13 03:42pm
The Driving While Intoxicated arrests within the Travis County District Attorney office this year have been handled in a much different, and harsher, fashion that most first time offenses.
Upstate deputy charged with DWI, fired - WYFF 4 Greenville
3 charged with DWI in Rockland, Putnam counties - The Journal News
Man Charged With DWI For 11th Time - KTTS 94.7
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DWI charge for NY man asleep in car at drive-thru
Associated Press via Yahoo! News Aug 14 02:55am
NEWSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — You want a wake-up call with that?
Attorney Explains DWI Laws After NC Man Convicted Of 17th DWI
WITN 7 North Carolina Aug 11 12:59pm
One North Carolina man has racked up 17 DWI convictions. 55-year old Ronnie Dodd was sentenced this month in Buncombe County to 7 years prison. We asked an attorney Monday about how that is even possible.
DA Lehmberg releases statement about prosecutor's DWI arrest
KVUE-TV Austin Aug 13 05:45am
AUSTIN -- Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg has released a statement after a prosecutor working for her office was charged with driving while intoxicated. Brandon Grunewald, 33, was arrested this weekend after allegedly being involved in a traffic accident. The DA’s office confirmed the arrest with KVUE News Monday. Tuesday morning Lehmberg released the following statement about ...
Lawyers say victim suffered concussion in DWI wreck with DA p... - KVUE-TV Austin
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Ask a Trooper: DWI revocation confusion
Brainerd Dispatch Aug 13 03:30pm
Question: I was recently arrested for fourth degree DWI and was later informed by DVS that my license would be revoked for one year as a result of the arrest.
Local man faces felony DWI, unlicensed operation charges
The Observer-Dispatch Aug 12 08:08am
A Dolgeville man faces a felony DWI charge after a traffic stop in the village, Dolgeville police said.
Assistant DA arrested for DWI
FOX 7 Austin Aug 13 10:31am
Travis County Assistant District Attorney Brandon Gruenwald was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated Sunday afternoon.
DWI suspect makes a run from sheriff's office
Niagara Gazette Aug 12 02:08pm
A Lockport man stopped for a DWI in Wilson is facing an escape charge after walking out of the sheriff's office during his booking.
Sheriff's office looking for driver in fatal crash - YNN Syracuse
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Top DUI News, Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Arrests made at Fairfield DUI check
The Vacaville Reporter 2 hours, 17 minutes ago
A Friday night DUI checkpoint in Fairfield resulted in more than a dozen arrests or citations of those reportedly caught driving without a valid drivers license, police reported this week.
Police gearing up DUI enforcement - West Hawaii Today
Litigant with city accused of DUI - Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
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DUI checkpoints: Are we safer? Aug 09 12:26am
Cops say DUI checkpoints save lives, but civil libertarians question their constitutionality.
DUI Checkpoints Mean Trouble for Drivers
PRWeb Aug 12 06:45am
California police are increasingly using DUI checkpoints to check and ticket motorists en masse. DUI lawyer James Knox says that the roadblocks, while legal, can mean trouble for sober as well as drunk drivers. (PRWeb August 12, 2013) Read the full story at
Rally in support of immigrants' rights is held at checkpoint... - Fontana Herald News
Claremont DUI checkpoint tonight - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
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Colorado DUI and Impaired Driving Attorneys, DUI Defense Matters Announces Partnership with Mile High Young ...
PRWeb Aug 13 01:06am
Jake Johnson of DUI Defense Matters, and a member of Mile High Young Professionals Group, hopes this partnership will help emphasize DUI prevention awareness to young professionals. (PRWeb August 13, 2013) Read the full story at
Qualifying officers are trained as drug recognition experts - Tue, 13 Aug 2013 PST
The Spokesman-Review Aug 13 05:00pm
SEATTLE – Police DUI Officer Mike Lewis of the Seattle Police Department hears it all the time when he pulls over stoned drivers crawling along Interstate 5 at half the speed limit. ¶ “But it's legal.” ¶ They're right – sort of. Initiative 502 legalized recreational marijuana use in Washington last year, but if drivers are too high to safely operate a vehicle, they'll still face a DUI charge.
Crackdown on DUI for Labor Day
Hawaii Tribune-Herald 1 hour, 42 minutes ago
By JOHN BURNETT Tribune-Herald staff writer
DUI arrests
The Intelligencer Aug 12 03:36am
Driver faces DUI after car crashes into home - The Galesburg Register-Mail
Helena man facing DUI, evidence tampering charges - KXLH Helena
Arrests spotlight rise in drug-tied DUI - Gloucester Daily Times
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Fishers man arrested for DUI, assaulting neighbor
WTHR Indianapolis Aug 12 09:14am
A Fishers man is facing DUI and battery charges after police say he assaulted a neighbor who yelled at him to slow down as he sped through the neighborhood.
DUI manslaughter arrest made in Jacksonville crash that killed 2
The Florida Times-Union Aug 13 06:29am
One person died the day of the accident and the second on March 18.
DUI collisions in Horry County increase in 2013
WMBF News Myrtle Beach Aug 13 05:01pm
There is an increase in drunk driving collisions in Horry County, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol leaders.

Top DUI News, Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Florissant man with nine drunk driving convictions arrested and charged again
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Aug 06 04:32pm
Joseph Hayes isn't the only multiple offender Florissant officers see, police say
Text Kills® Announces Candace Lightner, Founder of MADD, Joining Advisory Board
Accesswire via Yahoo! Finance Aug 09 04:45am
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Founder and We Save Lives President Candace Lightner Joins Text Kills® Organization Advisory Board San Clemente, Calif - August 9th, 2013 - Text Kills ®, a community ...
Fundraiser Spreads Awareness About Impaired Driving
WGRZ-TV Buffalo Aug 11 07:23pm
BUFFALO,NY --- Thousands of people are killed by drunk driving each year. Preventative measures are taken with check points to get impaired drivers off the road. But Western New York families directly affected by these tragedies are doing something on their own.
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MPD officer convicted of drunk driving
WMCTV Memphis Aug 12 01:40pm
A Memphis police officer, who spent 14 years on the force, has been convicted of drunk driving and possessing a weapon while intoxicated. He was convicted of the crimes Friday evening.
B.C. Supreme Court rules against government's report on breathalyzers
Global B.C. Aug 12 06:33pm
In a ruling that could result in thousands of appeals of drunk driving suspensions, the B.C. Supreme Court has ruled that a government report on breathalyzers was not admissible in a particular case.
3 Drunk Driving Incidents Over the Weekend in Van Buren Co.
FOX 17 Grand Rapids Aug 12 03:20am
VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. — Three people have been arrested in three separate drunk driving incidents. Early Sunday morning, a 20-year-old man faces charges of OWI Causing Serious Injury and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. The suspect had a
Cold night in police cell for ANC’s Yengeni
Daily Dispatch Aug 12 04:06pm
ANC bigwig Tony Yengeni spent Sunday night in a cold Cape Town police cell after a night out ended with his arrest on a charge of drunk driving. He was arrested outside the popular Cubana restaurant in Green Point.
WEST WINDSOR: Car goes in lake, man is charged with drunk driving
The Princeton Packet Aug 09 10:48pm
WEST WINDSOR — A Lawrenceville man was charged with drunk driving after driving his car into Mercer Lake around midnight on Tuesday, police said.
PLAINSBORO: Man charged with DWI with infant in car
The Princeton Packet Aug 09 10:48pm
PLAINSBORO — A Plainsboro man was charged with drunk driving around midnight on Wednesday after allegedly driving while intoxicated with his infant daughter in the car.
How to Protect Your Kids from Underage Drinking and Driving
Rexburg Standard Journal Aug 12 10:18am
(StatePoint) Drunk driving continues to be a major public safety hazard nationwide. And when inexperienced teen drivers are behind the wheel, the problem is magnified.

Top DUI News, Monday, August 12th, 2013

State Hospital interim super faces OWI charge
Pharos-Tribune Aug 11 12:09am
A bench trial involving the the interim superintendent of the Logansport State Hospital, who has been charged with operating while intoxicated, is scheduled for Monday in Cass County Superior Court II, according to court records. Richard Daryl Hall,
DNR: Indy man was boating while drunk
WISH-TV Indianapolis 2 hours, 14 minutes ago
A 55-year-old Indianapolis man was arrested Sunday on boating while intoxicated charges. Read more at
Police & Courts: Aug. 11, 2013
The Saratogian Aug 11 02:05am
Saratoga Springs Police Department
The Michigan City News-Dispatch Aug 11 03:16pm
Compiled from Michigan City Police Department reports
Tuscola County court news for 8/3/13
Tuscola County Advertiser Aug 03 05:49am
District Court Ronald Bruce Poirier, 61, Vassar, is charged with police officer – assaulting/resisting/obstructing; police officer – fleeing – 4th degree – vehicle code; operating while intoxicated – 2nd offense;... Read more »
On the Record: July 14
The Ames Tribune Jul 13 09:43pm
Arrests Ames Police July 13: David Harlan Schmidt, 53, of Ames, operating vehicle while intoxicated first offense, excessive speed; Drake Randall Ferch, 21, of Ames, operating vehicle while intoxicated first offense, driving on wrong side of two-way highway. July 12: Damian James Gano, 21, of Boone, operating while intoxicated, interference with official acts, failure to obey stop or yield sign.
Independence Township man faces charge in motorcycle crash caught on camera
Detroit Free Press Aug 05 06:06pm
An Independence Township man is facing a charge of operating while intoxicated following a crash that was captured on camera and left one man with injuries.
Police roundup: This week in crime
Wayne Post Aug 09 01:49pm
Police roundup: This week in crime
Waukesha detective suspended 30 days after OWI arrest
FOX 6 Milwaukee Jul 30 05:09pm
WAUKESHA COUNTY (WITI) — After he was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, Detective Bradley Anderson of the...
Motorcyclist suspected of 7th OWI
WISC-TV Madison Jul 31 11:20am
A motorcyclist was arrested on suspicion of seventh-offense operating while intoxicated after being pulled over, according town of Madison police. Police said an officer was following Sloan W. Brown, 50, of Madison, at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday on the West Beltline Highway frontage road and learned the registered driver had a revoked drivers license. The officer also said Brown briefly lost control of ...

Stories of the Week

August 3rd - August 11th County court administrator pleads guilty to driving while impaired

July 29th - August 4th Waukesha detective suspended 30 days after OWI arrest

July 22nd - July 28th OVI Charge Dropped For Columbus Attorney Who Was Pulled Over

July 15th - July 21st Drunk Driver Calls 911 On Himself And Gets Arrested

July 8th - July 14th Repeat drink driver caught driving home after AA meeting

July 1st - July 7th Westerville: Backhoe, lawn tractor driver charged with OVI

June 24th - June 30th 'OWI Hunter' tactics ruled legal

June 17th - June 23rd Man DUI on a lawn tractor in New Freedom, police say

June 10th - June 16th Sober Man Gets DUI For Looking Drunk

June 3rd - June 9th Actor Cody Longo busted for DUI

May 27th - June 2nd Two charged with operating same vehicle while intoxicated

May 20th - May 26th Detective arrested for OWI driving Waukesha County vehicle

May 13th - May 19th Deputies: Genesee Co. man was drunk while operating lawn mower

May 6th - May 12th Rockies first baseman Todd Helton pleads guilty in DUI case

April 29th - May 5th Motorist found asleep in car at pub is charged with driving drunk

April 22nd - April 28th Driver, 88, charged in Midtown DWI mayhem

April 15th - April 21st Driver, 88, charged in Midtown DWI mayhem

April 8th - April 14th Driving High: When are you impaired?

April 1st - April 7th Vehicle strikes Riverside City Hall

March 25th - March 31st DWI activist to DWI suspect

March 18th - March 24th County commissioner sentenced for drunken driving

March 11th - March 17th Woman accused of impersonating sister during OWI arrest

March 4th - March 10th Colorado Explores the Cloudy Future of Driving While High

February 25th - March 3rd Utah trooper accused of making bogus DUI arrests

February 18th - February 24th OVI Driver, Beer Supplier Each Charged In Athens OVI Crash

February 11th - February 17th Merrimack police arrest man for allegedly being too impaired to navigate drive-thru

February 4th - February 10th Drunk man charged drunk driving inside FL Walmart

January 28ty - February 3rd Colo. offense can't be used to enhance Neb. DUI sentence

January 21st - January 27th Man charged with 11th OWI uses insanity plea

January 14th - January 20th Denver police officer charged with DUI hired despite prior conviction

January 7th - January 13th Depardieu Blows Off Prosecutor, Will Stand Trial for Drunk Driving

December 31st - January 6th Over 800 booked in Mumbai for drunk driving

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