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Top DUI News for the Week of July 1st - July 7th in the year Two Thousand and Thirteen

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Top DUI News, Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Police say holiday DWIs increased
The Houma Courier Jul 05 08:03pm
The number of DWI arrests made during the July Fourth period increased from last year, law enforcement officials said.
Police crack down on DWI checkpoints
WIVB Buffalo Jul 06 04:34pm
This holiday weekend, police are cracking down on DWI checkpoints in Erie County. Law enforcement agencies are reminding those drinking this weekend, not to get behind the wheel of a car.
Fourth of July DWI crackdown
YNN Syracuse Jul 03 02:02pm
STOP-DWI officials remind people to always have a designated driver.
DWI checkpoint for weekend set in Wall - Asbury Park Press
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DWI victim -- now 12 -- continues to put a face on DWI consequences - KVUE-TV Austin Videos via Yahoo! NewsVictim, now 12, puts face on DWI consequences - KVUE-TV Austin Videos via Yahoo! News2 Killed In Crash On Grand Central Parkway; DWI Suspected - CBS-Newyork via Yahoo! NewsPolice: Hit and run driver suspected of DWI - WTVD – Raleigh/Durham via Yahoo! NewsCriminal complaint details Colomo’s DWI arrest - KOAT - Albuquerque Videos via Yahoo! NewsOfficials: Tests reveal deadly DWI suspect had drugs in system at time of crash - WDSU - New Orleans via Yahoo! NewsMan accused in fatal crash out on bond - KOAT - Albuquerque Videos via Yahoo! NewsVictim of Austin laundromat hit and run dies - KVUE-TV Austin Videos via Yahoo! NewsDrunken Driver Crashes Into Store, Injures Pedestrians - Tribune via Yahoo! NewsFormer Razorback arrested - KHBS - Ft. Smith/Fayetteville Videos via Yahoo! News
DWI fines will double during July 4 weekend
The Tomball Potpourri Jul 04 12:22pm
A significant number of Montgomery County law enforcement personnel will be on the alert for drunk drivers this Fourth of July weekend.
Attorneys debate prior arrests for repeat DWI offender
The Observer-Dispatch Jul 02 02:55pm
Although Scott Zimmer has had numerous DWI arrests in the 13 years since he killed a woman with his car, attorneys are debating whether any prior alcohol-related incidents can be used against him as he now faces new felony charges.
sheriff's Office holiday weekend anti-DWI focus will include no refusal blood sampling
The Bay Area Citizen Jul 06 03:55pm
As Harris County joins the nation in celebrating the anniversary of freedom on Thursday, July 4th, and through the weekend, sheriff's deputies will concentrate on apprehending drunk drivers and drunk
DWI fines will double during July 4 weekend
Cleveland Advocate Jul 04 09:43pm
A significant number of Montgomery County law enforcement personnel will be on the alert for drunk drivers this Fourth of July weekend.
Austin police officer makes DWI all-star enforcement list again
Austin Daily Herald Jul 01 12:52pm
An Austin Police officer continues to be a DWI enforcement all-star. Jeff McCormack is one of 34 officers and prosecutors who were invited to a Minnesota Twins game to be honored for efforts to stop impaired driving. McCormack made 61 DWI arrests in 2012, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Minnesota State Patrol [...]
Star’s ‘DWI’ blown away
New York Post Jun 25 08:10am
Jeffrey Wright, a star of the upcoming “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” beat a DWI rap in Manhattan yesterday. The actor, 47, was busted in April with a .089 blood-alcohol content, above the .08 limit, on a Breathalyzer test, cops said. But Judge Neil Ross dropped the charge after accepting the...
Sheriff's Deputy Injured During DWI Arrest
WFMY News 2 Greensboro Jul 05 08:11am
A sheriff's deputy with the Guilford County Sheriff's Office was injured during a DWI arrest in Greensboro late Thursday night.

Top DUI News, Saturday, July 6th, 2013

DUI Patrols Around Bay Area Thru Holiday Weekend
CBS San Francisco Jul 04 06:46pm
The Fourth of July holiday has state and local law enforcement officers patrolling roadways throughout the Bay Area to crack down on DUI drivers and seat belt use.
DUI Checkpoints ? Know Your Rights
KERO 23 Bakersfield Jul 03 10:03am
With the 4th of July holiday coming up tomorrow, police departments across the country will be more vigilant in keeping drunk drivers off the road. Of course, the best way to avoid a DUI altogether is to not drink and drive, but since DUI checkpoints are not targeted and are random, people need to be aware of their rights in this situation. It could mean the difference between getting into hot ...
Holiday DUI Crackdown: 138+ Arrests in LA So Far
FOX 11 News Los Angeles Jul 05 06:42pm
The Independence Day Weekend Anti DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 100 DUI deployments overnight in Los Angeles County.
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DUI arrests down in many Bay Area counties
KTVU Jul 05 08:23pm
Several Bay Area counties are reporting fewer DUI arrests during the Fourth of July holiday, but enforcement is scheduled to continue through the weekend. In San Mateo County, 11 people were arrested between 12:01 a.m. on July 3 and midnight on July 4, a sharp drop from the 21 people arrested during the same period last year. Officials said the decrease is probably due in part to the fact that ...
DUI checkpoint video goes viral
WKRN Nashville Jul 05 03:57pm
A driver recorded his stop during a DUI checkpoint in Rutherford County and uploaded the video to YouTube. It had more than 1.3 million views in 24 hours.
DUI arrests down in San Diego at start of long holiday weekend
Channel 8 San Diego Jul 04 03:50pm
DUI arrests were down statewide and locally early in the Fourth of July holiday weekend, according to the CHP.
Behind The Scenes Of A DUI Checkpoint
FOX CT Hartford Jul 05 08:33pm
A Friday night DUI checkpoint resulted in more than a dozen citations for violations, including drugs. Officers from surrounding towns came to Berlin to assist in a holiday DUI crackdown. Located on the Berlin Turnpike near Middletown Road, officers used
DUI Enforcement Operations Planned this Weekend
Highland Community News Jul 05 08:18am
San Bernardino, CA – Officers from the San Bernardino Police Department’s DUI Enforcement team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign.
DUIs down early in holiday weekend
KGTV San Diego Jul 04 08:31pm
DUI arrests were down statewide and locally early in the Fourth of July holiday weekend, according to the CHP.
DUI forfeitures program: Abide or "lose your ride"
Yakima Herald-Republic 2 hours, 43 minutes ago
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 09:01:24 GMT By Chris Bristol Yakima Herald-Republic MARK MOREY/Yakima Herald-Republic Yakima police Sgt. Tony Bennett looks inside a vehicle that officers were waiting to impound after he removed a child seat from the vehicle on June 24. You've heard of drug forfeitures. How about DUI forfeitures? On a recent morning, a team of Yakima police officers and a city attorney armed ...

Top DUI News, Friday, July 5th, 2013

TxDOT's 'Faces' campaign to show personal impact of drunk driving
KLTV 7 Tyler Jul 03 04:58am
Nearly 1,200 people were killed and more than 9,400 people were seriously injured in alcohol-related crashes in Texas in 2012, and TxDOT officials say they want to make people aware of how those crashes affect lives.
Kentucky Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Mat A. Slechter Comments On Fatal Head-On Collision Caused By Wrong-Way Driver
PRWeb Jul 05 12:27am
Louisville Drunk Driving Accident Attorney Mat A. Slechter praised police for charging a drunk driver with murder who allegedly drove the wrong way on I-265 and caused a fatal head-on accident. (PRWeb July 05, 2013) Read the full story at
Campaign aims to curb drunken driving wrecks
The Bryan-College Station Eagle Jul 04 10:40pm
Tracy Sheets remembers seeing headlights coming toward her exceptionally fast.
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Authorities crackdown on drunk drivers for Fourth of July weekend
KVII 7 Amarillo Jul 03 06:32pm
Local authorities are cracking down on drunk driving this holiday weekend and are urging motorists to be smart and drive sober.
Man’s "shocking" 19 drunk driving convictions prove system fails to stop repeat DUI offenders, MADD says
National Post Jul 04 11:02pm
A Saskatchewan man has been convicted of driving while impaired for the 19th time, sparking calls for multiple offenders to be designated dangerous offenders
Former MSU Student Among "Faces Of Drunk Driving"
Newschannel 6 Wichita Falls Jul 03 07:00pm
Drunk driving is the leading cause of deaths in Texas highways. It also shatter lives, including the life of a former Midwestern University student who hasn't been able to speak or walk for the last eight years.
Drunk driving crackdown kicks off for July 4th holiday
The Romeo Observer Jul 03 12:18pm
Motorists wishing to keep their independence this July 4th holiday need to designate a sober driver as a statewide drunk driving crackdown kicks off July 1 with 156 law enforcement agencies in 26 counties participating in the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown.
The human cost of drunk driving in Texas
The Rancher Jul 02 03:03am
Dennis Pennywell talks about his son, Aaron who was killed in a drunk driving accident during a launch of the Faces of Drunk Driving in front of the Gerald Hines Waterwall Park in Houston. Brother Jack is on left and mother Kae is on right.
DWI crash victims lend faces to anti-drunk driving campaign
KTSM El Paso Jul 03 01:27pm
In an effort to save lives and prevent roadway crashes over the extended Fourth of July weekend, the Texas Department of Transportation is introducing its Faces of Drunk Driving safety campaign to urge motorists to be smart and drive sober. 0 read more
As New Jersey DUI Deaths Rise Senate Passes Ignition Interlocks Bill
Princeton Town Topics Jul 03 06:50am
The bill requiring that anyone convicted of drunk driving must have ignition interlocks on their vehicles was passed by the New Jersey Senate, Thursday, June 27 with 34 “yes” votes to two “no” votes.

Top DUI News, Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Millville Police
Daily Journal Jul 04 01:19am
Eric Walsh, 20, of Milmay was arrested Tuesday for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and operating a vehicle underage with a blood alcohol content of between .01 and .07 percent.
Felony report
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Jul 04 12:08am
The following people were recently booked into the Allen County Lockup on felony charges - either on preliminary charges after arrest or after being transported from another facility - or were formally charged with a felony in Allen County. Misdemeanor charges are also listed if the person is charged with a felony.
Westerville: Backhoe, lawn tractor driver charged with OVI
This Week Westerville Jul 02 06:42pm
A 48-year-old man was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated after Westerville police said he crashed a backhoe into a city-owned footbridge about 9:45 p.m. June 24.
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Teen Charged In `Bash` Crash That Left Little Girl Seriously Hurt - Tribune via Yahoo! News6am: Kenny Crumpton arrested - WEWS-Cleveland Videos via Yahoo! News
Public record for June 8, 2013
The Janesville Gazette Jun 08 02:10pm
- JACOB T. BEAUDIN, 28, of 6509 W. Liberty Ave., Beloit, at 4:24 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of County M and County F in the town of Fulton. Also arrested on a charge of operating after revocation. The arrest was listed as his third for intoxicated driving.
Vehicle overturns, catches fire
Washington Times-Herald Jul 03 04:44am
A caller near CR 900E and CR 700S reported an unknown vehicle had flipped over and caught fire. The driver of the vehicle from Montgomery, told officers she was traveling west on CR 700S when she went off the north side of the road then over corrected when coming back onto the road. Her vehicle continued to travel west before she lost control, struck an embankment on the south side of the road ...
Woman ordered not to drive after being charged with four crashes
The New Britain Herald Jul 03 11:17pm
NEW BRITAIN — A woman already charged with operating under the influence earlier this year is being held on $250,000 bond following four crashes she allegedly had while intoxicated on alcohol and prescription pills.
St. Landry Parish Arrest Report
KATC 3 Lafayette Jun 24 08:33am
This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for June 24, 2013: Rachael Bryant, age 42, 307 W. Cherry St., Opelousas, LA, driving while intoxicated - 3rd offense, no seat belt, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension, careless operation, open container, arrested by Louisiana State Police. Gregory Wayne Viator, Jr., age 26, 6706 Hwy. 103, Washington, LA, theft - felony ...
SC Coast Guard reminds boaters of safety during summer, holidays
WMBF News Myrtle Beach Jul 03 08:01pm
In preparation for the Fourth of July, The Coast Guard is reminding the public to boat responsibly during the holiday, and for the next several months where there typically is increase in boating traffic.
Wayland Police make arrests over weekend
Wayland Town Crier Jun 17 07:31am
The Wayland Police Department reported the following recent arrests.
Beloit man accused of driving drunk with children in vehicle
Portage Daily Register Jul 02 08:02pm
A Beloit man could face a year in prison after police said he drove drunk with two children in the vehicle in Wisconsin Dells.

Top DUI News, Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Police & Courts: July 1, 2013
The Saratogian Jul 01 02:07am
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Janesville man arrested for 4th offense OWI, officials say
WISC-TV Madison Jun 24 06:09pm
A Janesville man was arrested on fourth offense operating while intoxicated charges Monday afternoon, according to a release. Janesville officers responded at 2:02 Monday afternoon to the area of Rockport Road and Lincoln Street for a traffic crash with reported injuries, according to the release. Officials said the investigation determined a vehicle driven by Michael J. Richardson, 39, was ...
Village of Richland Makes Most OWI Arrests In State - FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Cops: Man arrested for driving drunk - WISH-TV Indianapolis
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On the Record: July 2
The Ames Tribune Jul 01 07:58pm
Arrests Ames Police July 1: William Randall Krock, 24, public intoxication, violation of domestic abuse protective order. June 30: Dumo Juakino Debele, 26, Urbandale, fourth-degree criminal mischief; Casey Richard Edwards, Estherville, public intoxication; Jessica Jenae Gearheart, 20, Ames, operating while intoxicated, alcohol under age 21, failure to use headlamps when required; Marcy Elizabeth ...
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On the Record: June 25
The Ames Tribune Jun 24 08:35pm
ARRESTS Ames Police June 24: Anthony Michael Odom, 22, Huxley, second-offense operating while intoxicated; Anna Helena Gilbertson, 38, Ames, second-degree theft.
County rescue squad member charged with driving while intoxicated
The Log Cabin Democrat Jul 02 12:23pm
A member of the Faulkner County Rescue Squad was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of driving while intoxicated by Conway police. Conway police responded to John Thomas Clark Jr.
Five injured late Friday in Lake Winnipesaukee boat collision
Boston Globe Jun 22 04:07pm
A Dracut man was charged with operating a boat while intoxicated after two boats collided on Lake Winnipesaukee late Friday night, injuring several people, authorities said. At 10:24 p.m., the New Hampshire State Police’s Marine Patrol responded to the two-boat crash in Wentworth cove, where officers administered first aid until Gilford and Laconia fire boats arrived, according to a statement ...
Crime Report -- Waukee and Clive
The Des Moines Register Jun 28 02:17am
Near the intersection of Warrior Lane and Ashworth Drive, June 15 - A 34-year-old Fort Dodge woman was charged with third-degree operating while intoxicated and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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ISP: Motorcyclist fled at 100+ mph
WISH-TV Indianapolis Jul 01 07:36am
Indiana State Police said a motorcyclist drove faster than 100 mph, fled from police and was seen doing a wheelie before crashing and being arrested. Read more at
Driver charged after crash knocks out Dolgeville phone service
The Observer-Dispatch Jun 26 07:30am
A Gloversville man was charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene after a car crash that wiped out phone service for most of the village of Dolgeville, village police said.
Westerville: Backhoe, lawn tractor driver charged with OVI
This Week Westerville Jul 02 06:42pm
A 48-year-old man was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated after Westerville police said he crashed a backhoe into a city-owned footbridge about 9:45 p.m. June 24.
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Top DUI News, Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

CCSO arrest 2 during 'Operation Dry Water'
WINK TV Southwest Florida Jul 01 12:08pm
Two men were arrested for Operating a Vessel While Impaired (BUI) in separate incidents during the Sheriff's Office's participation in Operation Dry Water this past weekend.
Cops: 6 drove impaired, including Brewster man with child
The Journal News 13 minutes ago
A Brewster man who drove drunk with a child in his car was among six motorists charged with drunken or drugged driving after recent traffic stops and investigations, state and local police said.
Impaired drivers keep RNC busy over the weekend
The Telegram Jul 01 12:30pm
At 5:50 p.m. Sunday, the RNC arrested a 28-year-old male for impaired driving and failing the breathalyzer. The male was also given tickets for operating a vehicle without Insurance, operating a vehicle while under suspension and operating a vehicle with a cracked windshield. The male was ...
9 drove drunk or drugged, troopers say
The Journal News Jun 25 05:58am
Troopers charged nine motorists with drunken or drugged driving after recent traffic stops and investigations in the Lower Hudson Valley, state police said.
14 charged with drunken or drugged driving
The Journal News Jun 24 04:25am
State troopers and Peekskill officers charged 14 motorists with drunken or drugged driving after recent traffic stop and investigations, police said.
13 charged with drunken or drugged driving
The Journal News Jul 01 04:19am
State and local police charged 13 motorists with drunken or drugged driving after recent traffic stops and investigations in the Lower Hudson Valley.
Public record
Cadillac News Jun 04 03:17am
Dennis John Walle, 44, of Clawson, was ordered to pay $1,050 and was placed on probation for four months after pleading guilty to operating while visibly impaired.
RCMP catch drunk driver in detachment parking lot
The Gander Beacon Jun 12 02:05am
An impaired driver made the Port aux Basques RCMP's work easy last night.
Goodman sentenced on 10th DWI-related conviction
Kinston Free Press Jun 12 09:21pm
Eleven years, eight driving-while-impaired convictions and two habitual impaired driving convictions later, Jammie Lynn Goodman returns to state prison with more than four years left to serve.
Sober boat operation in focus this weekend
Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald Jun 28 05:25am
No matter where you go on Lake Gaston this weekend, there will be authorities making sure you are operating your boat sober.

Stories of the Week

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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