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Top DUI News for the Week of January 21st - January 27th in the year Two Thousand and Thirteen


Top DUI News, Sunday, January 27th, 2013

OWI Task Force Patrols Out This Weekend
OWI Task Force patrols will be out in several #communities this weekend.
WBAY Green Bay - Jan 25 #06:57am
OWI task forces to patrol twice this weekend
The Brown and Manitowoc county drunken-driving task forces are #each planning two deployments this weekend.
Green Bay #Press-Gazette - Jan 26 02:13am
Plainfield man pleads insanity to 11th-offense OWI
A Plainfield man charged with his 11th offense of driving #while intoxicated has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental #defect.
The Appleton Post-Crescent #- Jan 27 02:28am
Man pleads insanity to #11th-offense OWI - WISC-TV #Madison
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OWI Task Force patrols this weekend
A crackdown on drunken driving continues this weekend #throughout Northeast Wisconsin.
FOX 11 Green Bay - #Jan 25 10:01am
Man Cited for 5th OWI in Juneau #County
A 37-year-old man from Mobile, #Alabama has been arrested for his 5th OWI in Juneau #County.
WSAW Wausau - Jan 24 #02:23pm
Man charged with 11th OWI uses insanity #plea
Stevens Point - A Plainfield man #charged with his 11th offense of driving while intoxicated has pleaded not #guilty by reason of mental defect.
Milwaukee Journal #Sentinel - Jan 26 04:58pm
Driver faces 5th OWI after crashing into rear of #semi-trailer, police say
An Alabama man was #arrested for an alleged fifth drunken driving offense Thursday morning after #he crashed into the rear of a semi-trailer truck on Interstate 90/94 in Sauk #County, authorities reported.
Wisconsin State Journal #- Jan 25 08:00am
OWI Enforcement Targets Snowmobilers
The Brown County Sheriff's Department will be patrolling #by snowmobile this weekend. They say OWI enforcement, will be a #priority, as the New Years holiday approaches.
WBAY #Green Bay - Dec 28 06:13pm
Berlin man gets 10-year sentence in fatal OWI crash
Max Winkel's decisions on a September night in 2011 #cost a Poy Sippi teen his life, but his actions after a fatal #drunken-driving crash reflected a 'horrific, egregious, #irresponsible' me-first mentality, a judge said during sentencing #Thursday.
The Appleton #Post-Crescent - Jan 26 02:28am
Trial rescheduled for fatal OWI crash - The Chippewa Herald
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#Ninth OWI brings Caledonia man four years in #prison
A town of Caledonia man was ordered to #serve four years in prison on a ninth drunken driving offense after deputies #said he drove past a police barricade while driving drunk in #August.
Wisconsin State Journal - #Jan 23 08:47pm

Top DUI News, Saturday, January 26th, 2013

DWI-crash death nets man 20 years
A 25-year-old Jacksonville man received the maximum sentence #Friday for killing a college student in a September 2010 drunken driving #collision in Little Rock.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - #1 hour, 30 minutes ago
Cowboys NT Ratliff arrested for #DWI
Cowboys NT Jay Ratliff was arrested and #charged with DWI early Tuesday after his vehicle hit an 18-wheeler, #according to multiple reports.
Pro Football Weekly via Yahoo! Sports - Jan 22 #07:44pm
Cowboys DL #charged with DWI
Cowboys' DT Jay #Ratliff arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with DWI after #crashing truck into an 18-wheeler. (Courtesy: Grapevine Police) Dallas #Cowboys veteran Jay Ratliff was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged #with driving while intoxicated after allegedly crashing his truck into an #18-wheeler on the highway, police have confirmed.
MSN #- Jan 22 08:54pm
Former Missouri DWI Judge and #ACLU Lawyer Talk Warrant Requirement For Breathalyzer; Scalia #Balks
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ #-- DWI arrests make up an average of nearly ten percent of all #arrests in Missouri each year. Today the United States Supreme Court heard #oral arguments on whether ...
PR Newswire via Yahoo! #Finance - Jan 10 01:01pm
DWI arrests up by 600 in 2012
The #Montgomery County District attorney's Office released the statistics of #DWI arrests in 2012, showing a significant increase in DWIs since #2011, in a year marked by several high-profile fatalities.
The Woodlands Villager - Jan 21 #02:21pm
Montgomery County DWI arrests up by 600 in #2012 - Magnolia Potpourri
Police: Nearly Nude Driver Faces DWI #Charge - ABC News
DWI arrests #jump 79 percent - Laredo Morning #Times
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Cowboys' Ratliff arrested for #DWI
GRAPEVINE, Texas, Jan. 23 (UPI) #-- Dallas Cowboys tackle Jay Ratliff was arrested on a DWI charge #after his car crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer rig in Grapevine, #Texas, police said.
UPI - Jan 23 #02:36pm
Cowboys' Ratfliff arrested for #DWI
GRAPEVINE, Texas, Jan. 23 (UPI) #-- Dallas Cowboys tackle Jay Ratliff was arrested on a DWI charge #after his car crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer rig in Grapevine, #Texas, police said.
UPI - Jan 23 #02:06pm
Cowboys NT Ratliff arrested, charged with #DWI
Dallas Cowboys starting nose #tackle Jay Ratliff was arrested and charged with DWI in the early #morning hours Tuesday after he crashed his 2011 Ford pickup truck into a #18-wheeler, according to Grapevine, Texas police senior officer Sam #Shemwell.
ESPN - Jan 22 #06:15pm
St. Charles DWI cases at center of federal #investigation
More than 1,000 DWI #cases from St. Charles Parish were turned over last week to the Federal #Bureau of Investigation, as part of an ongoing federal inquiry into how #those cases were handled by the parish's former district attorney. #Federal...
New Orleans Times-Picayune - Jan 24 #01:28pm
Troopers: DWI arrest nets two drivers
Troopers: DWI arrest nets two drivers CLIFTON PARK '€” A #driver who bolted from his car during a traffic stop was charged with #drunken driving and so was a passenger after that man took the wheel and #drove off, State Police said. While the officer ran after the driver, the #passenger, Benjamin Rapisarda, 29, of Schenectady, slipped behind the wheel #of the 1993 Mercedes and drove off, State Police ...
Albany Times Union - Jan 24 #11:43am
UPI - Jan 23 #02:06pm

Top DUI News, Friday, January 25th, 2013

DUI suspect allegedly goes #agro on Brisbane cop through Twitter, telephone
The man who allegedly avenged his DUI arrest in #Brisbane last summer by calling the arresting officer 152 times '€” leaving 54 #messages over three weeks '€” failed to show up to court Tuesday for the start #of his jury trial. However, Khalil Jaser, 48, of Burlingame appears to #continue his activity on Twitter. Using an account under his name, tweets #have threatened the Brisbane police officer; dozens ...
The San Francisco Examiner - Jan 23 #11:53pm
Police: DUI #driver causes 15 crashes, hits cafe
Police #say a 70-year-old man was driving drunk when he caused 15 car crashes near #Atlanta '€” one of them fatal '€” before smashing his pickup truck into a #restaurant.
MSNBC - Jan 24 #01:09pm
DUI checkpoint, enforcement planned for this #weekend
The Lodi Police Department is #planning both a DUI checkpoint and saturation patrols this weekend in #an attempt to crack down on drunk driving.
Lodi #News-Sentinel - Jan 25 01:21am
DUI Suspect Throws Hatchet, Burglary Tools Out The Window #During Erratic Police Chase
A 27-year-old #man suspected of driving under the influence was arrested following a chase #that ended in North Hills Thursday night.
CBS 2 Los #Angeles - Jan 24 11:59pm
7-year term in #fatal Sugar Grove DUI
A 48-year-old #former Elburn woman was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday after #she pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI in the death of a 54-year-old #Marengo man, William McKenzie, in March 2009. Linda Knotts, who now lives in #Aurora, had cocaine in her system and was driving erratically before the #head-on crash along Route 47 in Sugar Grove.
Daily #Herald - Jan 24 01:52pm
DUI Enforcement & Traffic Fatality #End of Year Wrap Up
Twenty-two people were #arrested New year's Eve weekend for driving under the influence of alcohol #and/or drugs, according to preliminary reports from state and local law #enforcement agencies and the Office of Highway Safety, down from thirty-nine #last New year's Eve weekend. In addition to the 22 DUI arrests, #officers issued one citation for an underage drinking violation, apprehended #nine ...
Cape Gazette - Jan 24 #10:03am
DUI cases tossed due to shoddy #paperwork
Vancouver police have been taking #shortcuts by photocopying forms used to demonstrate that breathalyzer #machines have been tested and are working properly.
Vancouver Sun - 1 hour, 51 minutes ago
Southaven alderman has 30 days to #appeal DUI conviction
Southaven Alderman Ricky Jobes #was found guilty of DUI and careless driving and now has 30 days to #appeal his conviction to county court.
Memphis Commercial Appeal - Jan 23 #03:04pm
Irish publican: Relax DUI laws in #country
TRALEE, Ireland, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- #An Irish publican says rural residents should be able to have a few drinks #in the pub and drive home without getting arrested for drunk #driving.
UPI - Jan 23 #10:12pm
Rockford driver charged with #DUI in double-fatal accident
ROCKFORD '€” #The woman behind the wheel of a vehicle that left the roadway and slammed #into a tree over the weekend claiming the lives of two of her passengers was #charged with multiple counts of aggravated DUI and reckless #homicide.
Rockford Register Star - #Jan 24 04:18pm
Loveland driver involved in New Year's crash faces ... - Loveland Reporter-Herald
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Top DUI News, Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Contrary to reports, #the Irish haven't legalized drunk #driving
Reported around the globe as #a license to drive drunk, an Irish council's motion to permit #rural pub-goers to get behind the wheel not only lacks force of law, #it's also a slightly odd solution to a serious issue.
Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Jan 23 #02:05pm
Stalhood #sentenced to 15 years for drunk driving #deaths HILLSDALE '€” #Five months to the day after causing a drunk driving accident #that took the lives of two people Jeffrey Scott Stalhood, 45, was sentenced #to 15 years in prison by Judge Michael Smith in Hillsdale County Circuit #Court Tuesday.
The Hillsdale Daily News - Jan 23 #05:57am
'Drunk Driving #Permits?' Irish Lawmakers Vote For Controversial Measure To Fight #Depression
A measure has been passed in an #Irish county that would essentially allow "drunk" residents to drive #home after slugging back a few pints. County Kerry is allowing citizens who #live in rural areas to drive home after they've had two or three beers by #awarding them a "drunk permit," the The Guardian reported. The law is #presented as an attempt to get depressed older people out of the house #...
International Business Times - Jan 22 #06:51pm
Nearly-naked drunk #driver was once caught for smuggling ecstasy
A #woman who was wearing only an unzipped jacket when she was busted for #drunk driving once was busted for smuggling 10,000 ecstasy #pills into the United States.
New #York Daily News - Jan 23 12:06pm
Drunk driving law change clears #hurdle
A proposed change to Indiana's #drunk driving law cleared its first hurdle at the Statehouse #Tuesday. The bill stems from the case against IMPD Officer David Bisard. #Read more at
WISH-TV Indianapolis - #Jan 22 04:49pm
Ireland #Approves Drunk Driving Permits
IRELAND (KTVI) '€“ A controversial measure that would allow #drunk drivers to get driving permits was approved by the #Kerry...
FOX 2 News St. Louis - Jan 23 #03:46am
Driving drunk on a Segway is #legal, Minnesota court rules
Hopping on #your Segway after you've had a few drinks is not driving #drunk under Minnesota law -- because a Segway is not a motor vehicle, #the Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled.
Pioneer #Press - Jan 22 04:29pm
Six weeks after Josh Brent'€™s drunk #driving arrest and Jerry Brown'€™s death, Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff #arrested for DWI
Apparently, it takes more #than the death of a friend and teammate, and the arrest and incarceration of #another, to wake Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff to the simple #reality that driving drunk is a really stupid thing to '€¦ #Continue reading '†’
Shutdown Corner via Yahoo! Sports #- Jan 22 07:59pm
Irish #County Approves Drunk Driving Permits
IRELAND (KTVI) '€“ A controversial measure that would allow #drunk drivers to get driving permits was approved by the #Kerry...
FOX 13 Utah - Jan 23 #06:00am
Cowboys' #Jay Ratliff arrested on suspicion of drunk #driving
Dallas Cowboys defensive #lineman Jay Ratliff was arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving #in Grapevine, Texas, on Monday night.
Chicago Tribune #- Jan 23 09:32am
UPI - Jan 23 #02:06pm

Top DUI News, Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Lebanon police charge man with driving #drunk with two young passengers
Lebanon #City police filed charges Jan. 10 against a 30-year-old man accused of #operating a vehicle while intoxicated with two juvenile #passengers. Police Chief Daniel Wright said charges were filed now, because #police were waiting for blood-test results to come back.
The Patriot-News - Jan 22 02:42pm
Man slumped over steering wheel arrested for 4th #OWI, cocaine possession, police say
A #Waunakee man was arrested for his alleged fourth operating #while intoxicated offense and possession of cocaine in the #town of Westport on Friday night, authorities reported.
Wisconsin State Journal - Jan 19 #08:40am
Cops: Intoxicated man almost hit kids
A 36-year-old Kendallville man was arrested for #operating while intoxicated after he drove through a #parking lot at high speeds, almost hitting two children. Read more at
WISH-TV Indianapolis - Dec 30 #12:42pm
Woman Facing OWI Charge Following Crash Near #Neenah
A woman is facing a charge of #operating while intoxicated following a one-vehicle #crash on Highway 41 near Neenah Wednesday night.
WBAY #Green Bay - Jan 10 03:49am
Germantown man arrested for operating an ATV #while intoxicated
WASHINGTON #CO. '€“ A 26-year-old Germantown man was arrested on January 7th for #operating an ATV while intoxicated. A #Washington...
FOX 6 Milwaukee - Jan 08 #09:21am
N.Y. man charged with DWI
MANALAPAN #'€” Charges of driving while intoxicated were lodged against a #resident of Brooklyn, N.Y., at 2:28 a.m. Dec. 9. According to information #provided by Manalapan police, Patrolman Philip Accatatta responded to the #area of Route 9 south and Taylors Mills Road after receiving a report of a #driver operating a vehicle in an erratic manner. read more
News Transcript - Jan 22 09:43pm
On the Record: Jan. 16
ARRESTS Ames Police Jan. 13: Kyle John Reimers, 19, of #Storm Lake, consumption of alcohol by a minor, open container; Jason Jerome #Fox, 35, of Jefferson, operating while intoxicated #(second offense); Mary Ellen Breuer, 18, of Ames, possession of alcohol #under the legal age; Andrew Joseph Crawford, 20, of Ames, nuisance party #regulations; Grant Edward Horbach, 19, Ankeny, possession of alcohol #...
The Ames Tribune - Jan 16 #07:17am
Public Record - #The Shawano Leader
On the Record: Jan. 10 - The Ames Tribune
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Janesville man arrested on #suspicion of 4th OWI
A Janesville man was #arrested on suspicion of fourth offense operating while #intoxicated after a traffic stop early Monday morning, according to #Janesville police. A Janesville police officer said he stopped the vehicle #driven by Timothy R. Willger, 40, after running the vehicle's plates and #discovering the registered owner had a revoked driving status. The traffic #stop occurred at Milton Avenue ...
WISC-TV Madison - #Jan 14 07:10am
Racine man charged for 8th OWI, #hit-and-run
RACINE '€” 58-year-old Cruz Castro of #Racine is facing one count of operating while #intoxicated, his eight offense, and one...
FOX 6 Milwaukee - Jan 04 12:21pm
Man charged in #early morning Campustown hit and run - The Ames #Tribune
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Top DUI News, Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Daybook: Recent drunken driving #sentencings in Jackson County area
The #following are drinking and driving sentences from Jackson County District #Court. Defendants'€™ home towns were at the time of sentencing. Jail sentences #may be suspended. Operating while impaired means the #driver's blood alcohol level was 0.08 percent...
The #Jackson Citizen Patriot - Jan 18 11:08am
Hanover woman charged with #impaired driving in crash that injured Concord man
Terri L. Slattery, 51, was arraigned on a charge of #operating while impaired causing serious injury in an #accident that left a Concord passenger in serious condition.
The Jackson Citizen Patriot - Jan 18 #11:57am
Brunswick police blotter for Jan. 17
Brunswick police Friday, Jan. 11 2:39 p.m. '€” Robert W. #Pickering, 37, Cleveland, was served with a felony warrant from Cuyahoga #County charging him with receiving stolen property. Saturday, Jan. 12 2:46 #a.m. '€” Andrew M. Gerding, 23, North Olmsted, charged with operating a #vehicle while impaired. His blood-alcohol content was 0.219, #nearly three times the legal limit, reports ... Read More
The Medina County Gazette - Jan 17 #03:31am
Brunswick police blotter for Jan. 10
Brunswick police Sunday, Dec. 30 12:52 a.m. '€” Rashella T. #Futch, 31, Cleveland, charged with operating a vehicle while #impaired and a marked lane violation. 1:41 a.m. '€” John J. Ulch, 29, #Cleveland served with a warrant for failure to appear in Parma Municipal #Court. Tuesday, Jan. 1 8:15 p.m. '€” 4400 block Laurel Road, two televisions, #a tablet and ... Read More
The #Medina County Gazette - Jan 10 03:31am
Police say drinking leads to #2 arrests in Brunswic... - The Medina County #Gazette
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Public Record
Kevin #Frederick Maury, 49, of Cadillac, was sentenced to 20 days in jail, ordered #to pay $1,405 and to complete substance abuse treatment, and placed on #probation for two years after pleading guilty to operating #while intoxicated.
Cadillac News - Jan 01 #10:15pm
Cambridge Police make #impaired-driving arrests over the weekend
Officers with the Cambridge Police Department during the #weekend cited three motorists for operating vehicles while #under the influence, including a Sarahsville man who allegedly caused a #two-vehicle accident on Southgate Parkway.
The Daily #Jeffersonian - Jan 21 10:04am
Judge expected to plead guilty in court #Friday
Cuyahoga County Judge Peter Corrigan #is expected in Rocky River Municipal Court Friday at 11:30 a.m. to face a #charge of operating his car while impaired.
19 Action News Cleveland - Jan 04 #07:29am
Concord man in critical condition, #driver arrested after car hits tree in Jackson County
Jackson County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a #single-car accident that seriously injured one. The driver was arrested for #Operating While Intoxicated causing serious injury.
The Jackson Citizen Patriot - Jan 17 #06:32am
Charlotte officer charged with DWI on New Year's #Eve
A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer #has been charged with driving while impaired after a Union #County traffic stop on New Year's Eve.
WXII-TV #Winston-Salem - Jan 03 06:13am
Charlotte officer charged with DWI on New Year's #Eve
A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer #has been charged with driving while impaired after a Union #County traffic stop on New Year's Eve.
WXII-TV #Winston-Salem - Jan 03 07:42am

Top DUI News, Monday, January 21st, 2013

DWI #citations: Jan. 2-9
The following #driving while impaired citations were issued by various #local law enforcement agencies from Jan. 2-9, according to jail bookings and #court records.
The Daily Reflector - Jan 14 #01:11am
Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec sorry for DUI #conviction
Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec is #apologizing to fans for driving while impaired in the #Czech Republic last year.
CBC via #Yahoo! Canada News - Jan 09 10:06am
LI bus driver charged with driving while #drunk
FARMINGDALE (AP) - A school bus #driver has been charged with driving while intoxicated after #he hit a parked car on Long Island.
Middletown Times #Herald-Record - Jan 19 11:35am
Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec #sorry for DUI conviction
Winnipeg Jets goalie #Ondrej Pavelec is apologizing to fans for driving while #impaired in the Czech Republic last year.
CBC Manitoba - Jan 09 11:03am
Hainsey, Pavelec and #Byfuglien join Jets in Winnipeg -
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5 years for impaired driving causing #death
Ray Cantelo, who struck and killed a #passenger on a motorcycle while driving drunk in eastern #P.E.I. in October 2011, was sentenced Thursday to five years in #prison.
CBC via Yahoo! Canada News - Jan 10 #10:07am
Teen faces several charges after car collision with vehicle of deputy #sheriff
An 18-year-old has been charged #with driving while impaired after his car collided with #that of a Cumberland County sheriff's deputy on Friday, authorities #said.
The Fayetteville Observer - Jan 16 #03:15am
Impaired drivers on Interstate #71 keep cops busy: Strongsville Police Blotter
Strongsville police stopped two motorists, within an hour of #each other, because they exhibited signs of driving while #impaired.
Sun Star Courier - Jan 16 #02:23pm
Lawyer: Drop driving charges against Queensbury #councilman
GLENS FALLS -- The lawyer for a #Queensbury councilman charged with driving while #impaired by prescription drugs has asked a judge to dismiss the #charges, arguing there is no evidence the drugs the councilman was taking #for a back injury impaired his driving.
The Post-Star - Jan 16 02:00pm
Hanover woman charged with #impaired driving in crash that injured Concord #man
Terri L. Slattery, 51, was arraigned on #a charge of operating while impaired causing serious injury in #an accident that left a Concord passenger in serious condition.
The Jackson Citizen Patriot - Jan 18 #11:57am
20-year high in criminal acts by teachers
Violence, careless driving causing death or injury, #excess blood-alcohol while driving, and driving #while impaired have left 11 teachers with criminal convictions #in Otago during 2012 - the highest number for more than 20 years. read #more
Otago Daily Times - Jan 13 #08:45am
UPI - Jan 23 #02:06pm

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