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Top DUI News for the Week of May 27th - June 2nd in the year Two Thousand and Thirteen


Top DUI News, Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Port Orange man charged with DUI manslaughter in 2012 #crash
Chadwick Dean Vogt, 41, was charged #with DUI manslaughter in the death of Ernest Alan Smith, 59, of #Deltona, on April 21, 2012.
Daytona Beach #News-Journal - May 31 08:58pm
Fundraiser held for victim of Colma #DUI crash
Friends and family of man killed #in a DUI crash on Memorial Day held a car wash Saturday to raise #money for his funeral.
KGO-TV Bay #Area - Jun 01 06:39pm
Reedley family holds fundraiser after #deadly crash - KFSN-TV Fresno
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The Extremely High Cost of a #DUI
At its worst, drinking and #driving can be fatal '€“ for you or for someone else. At best, a #drunken-driving conviction will cost you thousands of dollars in fines, #attorney'€™s fees and higher insurance premiums. ...
Money Talks News via Yahoo! Finance - May 27 #05:49am
DUI offender who injured family on #Christmas sentenced
A repeat DUI #offender who triggered a Christmas morning wreck in Hemet that injured a #family of four was sentenced today to five years in prison.
Southwest Riverside News Network - May 31 #04:14pm
11 #arrests at Vacaville DUI checkpoint
A DUI/ license checkpoint conducted in #Vacaville during the weekend resulted in 11 arrests.The event was a six-hour #effort conducted Sunday on Depot Street between Mason and Bush #streets.
The Vacaville Reporter - May 31 #01:27am
Local hero? Man tweets DUI checkpoint #locations
Mr. Checkpoint is a man who #alerts thousands of people where police are setting up DUI #checkpoints in San Diego and the L.A. county areas. Not everyone approves of #his motivations.
CNET - May 26 #12:24pm
Bears fullback Rodriguez charged #with DUI
CHICAGO, May 31 (UPI) -- #Chicago Bears fullback Evan Rodriguez was charged early Friday with #DUI after his second arrest since the end of his rookie season, the #team confirmed.
UPI - May 31 #02:48pm
Bears TE #Evan Rodriguez ticketed for DUI
CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois State Police say Chicago Bears tight #end Evan Rodriguez has been ticketed for driving under the influence, #speeding and improper lane usage.
The Associated #Press via Yahoo! Sports - May 31 02:37pm
Memorial Day DUI Checkpoints #Set
Police are cracking down on motorists #suspected of driving drunk during the Memorial Day Weekend. Photo Credit: #Getty Images
NBC Los Angeles - May 24 #04:14pm
DUI, License Checkpoint #Planned

Top DUI News, Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Prosecutor Wants New Drunk Driving Charge #Added to Bisard'€™s 2010 Case
The #Indianapolis Metro Police officer, accused of driving drunk #and hitting and killing a motorcyclist, appeared in court for a hearing #Friday. Both his defense attorney's and the prosecution had several requests #for the judge.
Indiana's NewsCenter - May 31 #04:00pm
New law punishes drunk drivers
MANILA, Philippines - Guilty of drunk driving? #You could go to prison. The Philippines now has a law condemning #drunk drivers, after President Benigno Aquino III signed Republic Act #10586 or an Act Penalizing Persons Driving Under the Influence of #Alcohol, Dangerous Drugs, and Other Similar Substances on Monday, May 27, #... - May 30 #01:44am
Woman charged with driving #drunk
MOUNT OLIVE '€” A Flanders woman #was arrested and charged for driving drunk, police #said.
New Jersey Herald - May 30 #10:59pm
It'€™s official: Drunk driving is against #the law
Don'€™t drink and drive. This time #the authorities mean it.
Philippine Daily Inquirer - #May 30 06:16am
Police: Drunk Driver #Crashed Into Convenience Store In Pelham, NH
A New Hampshire man is facing drunk driving #charges after crashing into a convenience store on Thursday.
CBS Boston - May 31 12:12pm
Palace exec: Lack of ceremonial signing for #anti-drunk driving law not irregular
A Malacatang spokesperson on Friday said that contrary to #insinuations, the lack of a ceremonial signing for the new Anti-Drunk #and Drugged Driving Act of 2013 was not politically #motivated.
GMA News Online - May 31 #03:25am
Charge reduced #after drunk-driving plea agreement
A Columbia Falls man has pleaded guilty to a reduced #drunk-driving charge after being involved in a collision last #year.
Daily Inter Lake - May 31 #05:21am
Deterrent for would-be #drunk drivers - Newstalk ZB via Yahoo! #New Zealand News
Irn drunk deter - NewsTalk via Yahoo! New Zealand #Sport
Fatal Vision Goggles Help Students See Dangers of #Drunk Driver... - FOX 40 #Binghamton
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Will lowering #drunk driving threshold work?
Drunk driving remains a serious problem despite #significant improvements over the last several decades. About 10,000 people #in 2011 were killed in crashes caused by drunk driving, about #a third of all traffic fatalities, and 170,000 are injured. About #21
The Petersburg Progress-Index - May 28 #09:00pm
Suspected drunk driver arrested in Hwy. 401 #crash
TORONTO - A man suspected of #drunk driving was arrested after a crash on Highway 401 early #Friday in the city's east end.
680 News - May 31 #03:23am
Yoo Se Yoon Turns Himself In for #Drunk Driving
Yoo Se Yoon #turned himself in for drunk driving to the Ilsan Police #Agency. A rep from the Ilsan Police Agency told enews on May 29, "Yoo #Se Yoon was booked without detention for violating traffic laws. His license #will be revoked according to law."
Yahoo! #Malaysia - May 28 09:58pm

Top DUI News, Friday, May 31st, 2013

Operating while #intoxicated, two-vehicle crash among Blackman-Leoni Township #Department of Public Safety's daily report
Blackman-Leoni Township Department of Public Safety officers #responded to 71 incidents from Tuesday, May 28 to early Wednesday, May #29.
The Jackson Citizen Patriot - May 29 #03:44pm
Two charged with #operating same vehicle while #intoxicated
BRUNSWICK '€” On Friday, #Brunswick police arrested two city men, who were traveling in the same car, #on OVI charges following a crash on Hickory Ridge Avenue. Police said Robby #M. Smoot, 33, of 1290 Pearl Road, Apt. 70, was driving a red Pontiac when he #struck another vehicle from behind at 10:46 p.m. Friday. Witnesses #said ... Read More
The Medina County Gazette - May 23 #04:27am
Sycamore Township police #reports
Charles Swingle, 28, 2626 St. #Albans, operating vehicle intoxicated at U.S. 22, May #12.
The Cincinnati Enquirer - May 29 #02:18am
Loehr loses appeal of OWI #case
William Martin Joseph Loehr lost his #appeal on a charge of Operating While Intoxicated First #Offense. In a ruling filed on Wednesday, May 15, the Court of Appeals #affirmed the lower courts earlier decision on Loehr'€™s guilt on the charge of #Operating While Intoxicated First Offense.
The Algona Upper Des Moines - May 30 #12:13pm
Veteran Waukesha County sheriff's #detective arrested for OWI
A veteran #Waukesha County Sheriff's Department detective is arrested, accused of #operating a vehicle while intoxicated, according to the #sheriff.
WISN 12 Milwaukee - May 20 #08:38pm
Police: #4 drove impaired; 2 damaged mailboxes; more
Peyton T. Watson, 21, of Pound Ridge was charged with #operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, #seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanors, #and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday #on Tomahawk Street in Somers, state police said.
The #Journal News - May 30 04:57am
Mt. Pleasant Police log
INVESTIGATIONS Joseph John Cancilliere, 37, Davenport, was #arrested at 100 block of East Clay Street and charged with driving under #revocation, May 24. Ryan Lee Schenk, 19, Mt. Pleasant, was arrested at 300 #block of West Orange Street and charged with operating while #intoxicated '€“ first offense and possession of alcohol under the legal #age, May 25. Blaine Edward Bowman, 36, Mt. Pleasant, was ...
Mt. Pleasant News - May 29 11:19am
Police: Man smoked marijuana before crashing car into #Kmart
An Iowa City man was charged with #operating a vehicle while intoxicated after his Ford #Taurus struck the building Thursday afternoon.
The #Iowa City Press-Citizen - May 03 09:36am
Clarification: Flying While Intoxicated #story
In a story April 30 about a Federal #Way pilot who was convicted in federal court of flying while #intoxicated, The Associated Press reported the legal blood-alcohol #limit is .08 percent. That is the legal limit for operating a motor #vehicle. Federal aviation regulations state no person may operate an #aircraft with a blood alcohol content of .04 percent or greater
Seattle Times - May 01 11:26am
Police & Courts: May 31, 2013
Saratoga Springs Police Department
The #Saratogian - May 30 07:53pm

Top DUI News, Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Operating #while intoxicated, two-vehicle crash among Blackman-Leoni #Township Department of Public Safety's daily report
Blackman-Leoni Township Department of Public Safety officers #responded to 71 incidents from Tuesday, May 28 to early Wednesday, May #29.
The Jackson Citizen Patriot - May 29 #03:44pm
La Crosse County Circuit Court for #Thursday, May 30
La Crosse Tribune - May 29 10:00pm
Man accused of boating while #intoxicated
A College Station man #was arrested Monday after authorities accused him of boating while #intoxicated.
The Bryan-College Station Eagle - #May 28 10:53pm
Jail #ordered for fifth OWI
A Gays Mills man was #sentenced to nine months in jail after pleading guilty to operating #while intoxicated, fifth-offense.
Vernon County Broadcaster - May 29 #06:22am
Semi driver arrested after I-70 crash
The driver of a semi was arrested for operating #while intoxicated early Thursday morning after the 18-wheeler #went off the road, overturned and landed into a ditch. Read more at
WISH-TV Indianapolis - 57 minutes #ago
Larceny, operating while intoxicated #among Blackman-Leoni Township Department of Public Safety's daily #report
Blackman-Leoni Township Department of #Public Safety officers responded to 68 incidents from Wednesday, May 22 to #early Thursday, May 23.
The Jackson #Citizen Patriot - May 23 07:28pm
Public #Safety officials working to stop alcohol abuse with... - FOX 59 Indianapolis
all 2 news articles
Loehr loses appeal of OWI #case
William Martin Joseph Loehr lost his #appeal on a charge of Operating While Intoxicated First #Offense. In a ruling filed on Wednesday, May 15, the Court of Appeals #affirmed the lower courts earlier decision on Loehr'€™s guilt on the charge of #Operating While Intoxicated First Offense.
The Algona Upper Des Moines - May 28 #12:27pm
Operating #while intoxicated, malicious destruction of property among #Blackman-Leoni Township Department of Public ...
Blackman-Leoni Township Department of Public Safety officers #responded to 57 incidents from Wednesday, May 15 to early Thursday, May #16.
The Jackson Citizen Patriot - May 16 #02:29pm
Cops: Carmel man faces DUI charges after stealing truck, #driving over tents at IMS lot
A man driving #a stolen pickup was arrested for operating while #intoxicated Saturday night after leading police on a short pursuit #through the Coke Lot outside Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Indianapolis Star - May 28 03:19am
Record: May 21
ARRESTS Ames #Police May 18: Dumo Juakino Debele, 26, of Urbandale, public intoxication; #Tuoc Baccam, 72, of Ames, operating while intoxicated; #Charis Nicole Maldonado, 29, of Ames, possession of a controlled substance; #Amanda Lynn Bergeson, 28, of Ames, parole violation. May 19: Roger Allan #Peterson, 62, of Ames, theft; Joshua Kenyada Weatherspoon, 24, of Ames, #second-degree burglary; Ladon ...
The Ames Tribune - #May 20 09:39pm

Top DUI News, Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Operating while impaired charges follow #boat collision with pier
Operating #while impaired is a class 2 misdemeanor.
The Wilmington Star-News - May 28 #01:12pm
Boater charged after boat bumps Johnnie #Mercer's Pier
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC #(WWAY) -- Wildlife officers charged a boater with operating a #watercraft while impaired after his boat bumped Johnnie #Mercer's Pier at Wrightsville Beach yesterday. Investigators say Michael #Rushing's 50-foot boat came too close to shore as he and two passengers #waved at friends on the beach. Investigators say the boat got caught on a #sand bar and stalled the motor. The ...
WWAY 3 #Wilmington - May 28 11:36am
Police say three drivers impaired #at wheel
Police say three drivers #impaired at wheel Agyemang H. Mcleod, 25, of Albany, was stopped #Saturday for allegedly not having his headlights on and was charged with #first-degree driving while ability impaired by drugs, #operating without a driver's license, second-degree aggravated #unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operating without #headlights. [...] on Saturday Tricia Nixon, 40, of ...
Albany Times Union - Apr 29 10:18pm
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 #or...
The Jackson Citizen Patriot - May 24 #11:43am
Boat driver charged after hitting Johnnie Mercer's #Pier
The yacht reportedly lost power #offshore and drifted into the breakers where it collided with the cement #pier. Ocean Rescue got people from the boat to the shore. Wildlife #officers charged the driver of the boat with operating a vessel #while impaired.
WECT 6 Wilmington - May #27 04:08pm
OVI checkpoints mean safe #roads
The Stark County OVI #(Operating a Vehicle while Impaired) Task Force #recently released data that out of 478 total stops in Stark County so far #this year, 140 violations have been found, and 28 arrests have been #made.
The Massillon Independent - May 12 #08:48pm
Report: Titans LB Moise Fokou faces DUI #charge
Titans linebacker Moise Fokou faces #an October trial date on charges of driving under the influence and #operating a vehicle while impaired in connection with #an alleged incident earlier this year in Washington D.C., the Washingtonian #magazine reported Friday. According to the Washingtonian, Fokou was cited in #January after being pulled over by the United States Park #Police.'€¦
NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk - May 17 #07:03pm
STATE: Supreme Court says cops must prove medical #marijuana users were impaired behind wheel
Simply driving with marijuana in your system is not #necessarily illegal if you're a medical marijuana patient in #Michigan.
The News-Herald - 29 minutes #ago
23 #charged with drunken or drugged driving
State and local police said they charged 23 motorists with #drunken or drugged driving after recent traffic stops and #investigations.
The Journal News - May 28 #05:04am
Man arrested for DWI on lawn mower
Genesee County Sheriff's arrested 26-year old Scott #McKenzie for driving while impaired by drugs, DWI, and #unlawful possession of marihuana.
WIVB Buffalo - May #15 08:34am

Top DUI News, Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Kerry Kennedy Heading To #Trial Over Charges Of Driving While #Impaired
Robert F. Kennedy's #daughter is set to stand trial on charges of driving while #impaired after a U.S. judge threw out her request to dismiss #the...
Contactmusic - May 22 #11:17am
Helton pleads guilty to driving #while ability impaired
Rockies first baseman Todd Helton pleaded guilty to a charge #of driving while ability impaired, and was sentenced to #a year's probation, a $400 fine and 24 hours of community service by an #Adams County, Colo., court on Tuesday.
Major League #Baseball - May 07 10:46am
Driving While On THC: Michigan Court Rules In #Favor Of Medical Marijuana Patient
If you #toke up for medical reasons, then later drive, are you driving #while impaired?
CBS Detroit - May 21 #03:49pm
Asheville man #driving impaired at 100 mph, police say
ASHEVILLE '€” A city man is in custody after police say he was #driving his motorcycle 100 mph on Hendersonville Road while #impaired.
Asheville Citizen-Times - May 20 #09:43pm
Cops: Asheville man driving impaired at 100 #mph
ASHEVILLE '€” A city man is behind bars #after police say he was driving his motorcycle 100 mph on #Hendersonville Road while impaired.
Asheville Citizen-Times - May 20 #07:57pm
BAC level not only factor for #charges
SALISBURY '€” The National #Transportation Safety Board recently announced it would like to see each #state lower its Blood Alcohol Content limit from .08 to .05 or #below.
Eastern Shore News - May 27 #01:40am
Helton #pleads guilty to driving while #impaired
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado Rockies first #baseman Todd Helton has been sentenced to a year of probation and 24 hours #of community service after pleading guilty to driving while #ability-impaired.
The #Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports - May 07 01:14pm
Teenager charged with DWI, no license for head-on #collision
A Thomasville teenager faces #driving while impaired and other charges for his role #in a traffic accident Tuesday on Denton Road near Fisher Ferry and Cedar #Lodge roads.
The Lexington Dispatch - May 22 #08:30am
State Senate committee OKs #tougher impaired driving law
A Senate committee on Tuesday advanced a bill to make changes #to the state's impaired driving laws, including making #driving under the influence a felony on the fourth conviction, rather #than the current law that has it at five within 10 years.
KOMO Seattle - May 14 04:39pm
Party Bus Crash: 1 Dead, Burlesque #Dancer'€™s Husband May Be Charged
A party bus #crash has left one dead and 10 injured, and the husband of the 36-year-old #woman killed may be charged with driving while impaired #and related offenses following the accident that led to the death of Sarah #Klein '€” better known by her stage name Sparkly Devil. The party bus crash #killed one [...] Party Bus Crash: 1 Dead, Burlesque Dancer'€™s Husband May Be #Charged is a post from: The ...
The Inquisitr - May #27 08:35am

Top DUI News, Monday, May 27th, 2013

#Lower drunk-driving limit reaction mixed
SPRINGFIELD '€” A proposal to toughen #drunk-driving laws is getting mixed reviews among Illinois #legislators, top state officials and local police.
The Southern Illinoisan - May 19 #02:00am
Restaurants fear tough #drunk-driving law will be buzzkill for light #drinkers
Imagine having a drink with dinner #at a restaurant only to be pulled over on the way home and slapped with a #DUI. That could happen under a proposed plan to toughen the drunk #driving laws across the country, and it has restaurateurs alarmed.The #National Transportation Safety Board wants states to make it illegal to #drive with a blood-alcohol content level above 0.05. Currently all U.S. #states ...
MSNBC - May 18 #10:31am
Drunk Driving, Talking On #Phone Alleged Factors In Crash
A trio of #bad driving decisions--drunk driving, speeding and #talking on a phone--are allegedly behind a rollover on the northeast side of #the Springs.
KKTV 11 Colorado Springs - May 18 #06:58am
Restaurants Fear Tough #Drunk-Driving Law
The National #Transportation Safety Board wants states to make it illegal to drive with a #blood-alcohol content level above 0.05. Currently all U.S. states set the #limit at 0.08. For some people, the lower ...
CNBC via Yahoo! Finance - May 17 09:34pm
Drunk-Driving Limit Should Be Lowered to #.05, NTSB Says
States should lower the #definition of drunk driving to a blood-alcohol reading of no #more than .05 percent, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended, #saying the U.S. is too tolerant of impairment behind the wheel.
Bloomberg - May 14 07:20am
Restaurants Fear Sales Hit From #Proposed Stricter Drunk Driving Laws: CNBC
Imagine having a drink with dinner at a restaurant only #to be pulled over on the way home and slapped with a DUI. That could happen #under a proposed plan to toughen the drunk driving laws across #the country, and it has restaurateurs alarmed.
The Huffington Post - May 18 #05:58pm
Woman, 9-year-old chilled injured in #suspected drunk driving crash... - #KTSM El Paso
Catching Fire's #Jeffrey Wright Arrested For Drunk Driving In... - Yahoo! Malaysia
Police: Bisard #admits driving drunk - WRTV #Indianapolis
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Tractor driver arrested; drunk #driving
The Van Buren County #Sheriff's Department arrested a man driving a full size John #Deere tractor for drunk driving after a traffic stop #Friday.
WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids - May 18 #08:14am
Tougher drunk-driving #threshold proposed to reduce traffic deaths
A #common benchmark in the United States for determining when a driver is #legally drunk is not doing enough to prevent alcohol-related crashes #that kill about 10,000 people each year and should be made more restrictive, #transportation safety investigators say.
CNN - May 15 03:36am
U.S. Federal Traffic Board Wants to Make Drunk #Driving Threshold F... - #AnandTech
Feds want to lower threshold for #drunk driving to .05 - Fox #News
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Survivors of the Worst Drunk Driving Crash in History Look #Back
A quarter-century after the worst-ever #drunk driving crash, survivors share with a new film why #people should remember
People Magazine - May 14 #11:56am
APD: Woman Arrested For #Drunk Driving With Child In Car
An Abilene woman was arrested for drunk driving #while she had her four year old daughter in the car with her.
KTAB Abilene - May 19 08:50pm

Stories of the Week

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 7thVehicle strikes Riverside City Hall

March 25th - March 31stDWI activist to DWI suspect

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2012 Stories of the Year : DUI at the End of the World 2012

2011 Stories of the Year : Snared By Draconian Drunk Driving Laws

2010 Stories of the Year : Party On

2009 Stories of the Year : Over the Legal Limit 2009

2008 Stories of the Year : Drunk Driving Bonanza 2008

2007 Stories of the Year : The Best and Worst of 2007


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