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Top DUI News for the Week of February 25th - March 3rd in the year Two Thousand and Thirteen


Top DUI News, Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

OWI Task Force Backs Off on #Compliance Checks
After lots of upsetting #feedback, the OWI Task Force is sticking to the streets.
NBC26 Green Bay - Feb 21 04:43pm
OWI Task Force Keeps Their Eyes On #the Road
Just 48 hours after Action Two News told #you about a plan to have Brown County OWI Task Force members do #compliance checks at bars, we've learned that idea is now off the #table.
WBAY Green Bay - Feb 21 #03:40pm
OWI Task Force credited for safer #roads - Green Bay #Press-Gazette
Video: Brown County OWI Task Force - Green Bay Press-Gazette
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Williamson indicted for bribes in exchange #for favorable OWI case resolution
Today, a federal grand jury indicted private investigator #Robert Williamson, 64, of Lafayette on one count of conspiracy, six counts #of bribery for operating a pay-for-plea scheme that garnered favorable #treatment for defendants charged with state violations of operating while #intoxicated (OWI), and one count of Social Security Fraud for #claiming Social Security payments while not reporting ...
KATC 3 Lafayette - Feb 28 03:28pm
OWI Task Force Takes Mission Off Road, Into #Bars
The Brown County OWI Task Force #is trying a new, preventive measure to look for drunk drivers before they #even leave the bars.
WBAY Green Bay - Feb 19 #08:20pm
Meteorologist charged with #OWI
SOUTH BEND -- St. Joseph County #prosecutors have filed formal charges against a local meteorologist #suspected of drunken driving.
South Bend Tribune - #Mar 02 05:13am
Iowa school administrator quits after OWI #arrest
Iowa school administrator quits #after OWI arrest SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) '€” A Sioux City high school #administrator has resigned following his arrest on suspicion of drunken #driving. A court affidavit says Veatch failed field sobriety tests and #recorded a blood alcohol content of nearly twice the legal limit in a breath #test.
San Francisco Chronicle - Feb 28 #05:32am
More OWI patrols in works
Reedsburg #police will have extra patrols on duty from Monday through March 20 to #combat drunken driving and promote safety belt use.
Reedsburg Times-Press - Mar 01 08:03pm
OWI #checkpoint to be held Friday
An OWI #checkpoint is scheduled for Friday night, between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 #a.m. in the incorporated limits of Lafayette, according to a news release #from the Lafayette Police Department
The Lafayette #Daily Advertiser - Feb 20 09:15am
Key figure in OWI #bribery scandal indicted
Robert Williamson, the #key figure in the OWI bribery scandal at the district attorney's #office, was indicted Thursday on federal charges including one count of #conspiracy, six counts of bribery for operating a pay-for-plea scheme, one #count of Social Security fraud and one count of making a false #statement.
Opelousas Daily World - #Mar 01 12:44am
UPDATED: Key figure in OWI bribery scandal #in... - The Lafayette Daily #Advertiser
Plea #in OWI bribery case - KATC 3 #Lafayette
Fourth guilty plea in OWI bribery #scheme - The Lafayette Daily #Advertiser
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Our View: #Make first OWI a crime
Overnight on #New Year's Eve, the Wausau Police Department arrested nine people on #drunken driving charges.
Wausau Daily Herald - Mar 03 #02:46am
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Top DUI News, Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

#Parade day DWI crackdown
This #weekend is one of the busiest for Binghamton bars, but while many are #enjoying green beer, police and Stop DWI officials will be cracking #down on drunk driving. Our Elyse Mickalonis has more on what they're #doing all weekend to keep people safe.
YNN Syracuse - #Mar 01 03:53pm
Warrensburg man charged with #aggravated DWI
Warrensburg man charged #with aggravated DWI Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All #rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or #redistributed. Published 8:51 am, Friday, March 1, 2013 Not long after that #report just before 11 p.m., deputies located the vehicle and its driver, #Robert M. Olden, who submitted to a breath-alcohol test that revealed his #blood ...
Albany Times Union - Mar #01 06:23am
House bill proposes stricter DWI law - #KTHV Little Rock
Monroe police schedule DWI checkpoints - The News-Star
Arkansas #House Bill Proposes Stricter DWI Law - #KOLR - KSFX Ozarks
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Westlake man accused of fourth-offense DWI
A Westlake man was booked Thursday on fourth offense #DWI, according to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish #Sheriff's Office.
KPLC Lake Charles - Feb 28 #02:03pm
DWI charge for TV director
DWI charge for TV director Times Union Copyright 2013 #Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, #broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 8:47 pm, Thursday, February #28, 2013 ALBANY '€” The news director at television stations WTEN and WXXA, #the region's ABC and Fox affiliates, was charged early Thursday with #driving drunk after allegedly leaving his lane and ...
Albany Times Union - Feb 28 06:25pm
#DWI arrests refuse blood alcohol tests
Erie County Sheriff's made three DWI arrests Sunday #morning in Elma, Amherst, and Sardinia in which all three men refused all #blood alcohol tests.
WIVB Buffalo - Feb 24 #10:27am
DWI case against former Miss #Las Cruces granted continuance
LAS CRUCES '€” #The aggravated DWI case against a former Miss Las Cruces remains in #Magistrate Court after a judge on Monday granted a continuance in the #case.
Las Cruces Sun-News - Feb 27 #01:46am
'€˜DWI'€™ kills Qns. man, 76
A drunken driver killed a pedestrian in Queens yesterday, cops #said.John Eberling, 76, of Richmond Hill, was crossing Jamaica Avenue near #80th Street at 4:30 p.m. when he was struck by a Nissan Pathfinder, police #said.The driver, Viveshdyal Thakoordyal, 47, was charged with DWI and #vehicular...
New York Post - Feb 27 #11:20pm
DWI crackdown scheduled for Parade Day weekend
A 23-year-old Windsor woman was arrested Feb. - 1:54 pm The #man believed to have held a Vestal mother of two at knifepoint during a #daytime home invasion...
Press & Sun-Bulletin - Mar #01 11:09am
Riverhead officer honored again as top #DWI cop
Riverhead Town Police #Officer Timothy Murphy was honored once more as one of Suffolk County'€™s top #cops in DWI arrests.
The Riverhead News-Review #- Feb 27 03:51pm
DWI Task Force in action
The Conroe Courier - Mar 01 #09:47pm
Briefs: Candidates sought for advisory com...#- Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
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Top DUI News, Friday, March 1st, 2013

DUI bill passes #state House
Two DUI bills will be #crossing over after House Bill 1302 received approval Wednesday.
Williston Herald - Feb 28 09:07am
DUI #summit touts prevention tactics for cities
IRVINE '€“ A DUI fatality statistic is not just a number #on a page. It is a human being: A daughter, a son, a parent, a teacher, a #friend. That set the tone of the Orange County DUI Summit at #Concordia University on Wednesday, and it came from...
Irvine World News - Feb 28 12:15am
Cop #accused of padding DUI arrests pleads not guilty
The former Des Plaines police commander accused of padding #DUI arrest records to obtain federal grant money pleaded not guilty #in federal court today, authorities said.
Chicago #Tribune - Feb 27 01:35pm
Post-DUI Insurance is Complicated
A DUI greatly complicates car insurance. Here's how #to obtain an SR-22 and get back on the road.
FOX #Business - Feb 22 06:14am
Former West #Chicago man gets 10 years for 11th DUI
A former West Chicago resident who has racked up 11 #drunken-driving convictions was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday for #a 2012 DUI near Sugar Grove, authorities said.
Chicago Tribune - Feb 28 04:18pm
New #DUI charge for man in 1999 drunken-driving crash that killed mother, #kids
McHenry County prosecutors filed a felony #DUI charge against a parolee who spent nearly 12 years in prison for #a 1999 drunken-driving crash that killed a mother and her three children. #The new charge alleges that Walter Depner, 61, of Mount Prospect, was #driving under the influence of a prescription medication when he was #arrested Sunday night in far northwest suburban Lakemoor. If convicted #...
Chicago Sun-Times - Feb 28 #01:33pm
PD: DUI suspect booked after dragging #Phoenix officer - CBS 5 #Phoenix
Warrant issued in DUI #accident - Coeur d'Alene #Press
Man who killed two in DUI will be #sentenced Friday - Merced #Sun-Star
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DUI/driver's License Checkpoint Planned this #Friday
The Goleta Traffic Unit will be #conducting a DUI/driver's License Checkpoint on Friday March 1st, at #an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 pm #and 3:00 am.
Santa Barbara Independent - Feb 28 #06:57pm
Utah trooper accused of making bogus #DUI arrests
During her 10 years as a #Utah state trooper, Lisa Steed built a reputation as an officer with a knack #for nabbing drunken motorists in a state with a long tradition of #teetotaling and some of the nation's strictest liquor laws.
Fox News - Feb 22 01:33am
DUI Task Force Reveals Annual #Report
BOZEMAN - The Gallatin County #DUI Task Force is expected to reveal the number of DUI #citations in the county from 2011 to 2012. The DUI Task Force will #present those findings in its annual report before Bozeman City #Commissioners on Monday.
ABC Montana - Feb 28 #12:38pm
Bobby Brown sentenced to 55 days #for last year's second DUI
Bobby #Brown was sentenced Tuesday to 55 days in jail and four years' informal #probation after pleading no contest to a DUI charge '€” one of two such #arrests he had last year.
Los Angeles Times - Feb 27 #12:30pm

Top DUI News, Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Man arrested on drunk #driving charges after fatal wreck last summer
Authorities have made an arrest in connection with a #drunk driving accident that caused the death #of woman.
14 WFIE Evansville - Feb 27 #07:31am
Drunk driving earns man 13-year prison #sentence
A 38-year-old Gardnerville man was #sentenced Tuesday to 131'„2 years in Nevada state prison for drunk #driving with a prior felony conviction. District Judge Tod Young told #John Herron he must serve a minimum of 40 months before he is eligible for #parole.
The Record-Courier - Feb 27 #08:09am
Suspended South #Bend cop accused of driving drunk again
LAPORTE '€” A South Bend police officer who is currently #suspended from police duties in connection with a drunk #driving arrest was arrested again in LaPorte County on suspicion of #driving while intoxicated, according to charges filed #Monday.
South Bend Tribune - Feb 26 #05:36pm
Man driving drunk at 142 #mph sentenced to community service
A #Shorewood man who authorities said was driving drunk at 142 #mph when he crashed his 2008 Dodge Charger was sentenced Monday to court #supervision and community service work. Dean Suominen, 37, avoided a #possible jail term by pleading guilty to drunken driving and reckless #driving charges stemming from the Jan. 10, 2012, crash in Naperville. #Suominen was driving on Ogden Avenue in the western ...
Chicago Sun-Times - Feb 26 03:36pm
Pregnant N.W.T. woman sentenced for theft, drunk #driving
A pregnant woman from Fort #Resolution, N.W.T., has pleaded guilty to stealing a car and driving #while under the influence of alcohol.
CBC via Yahoo! #Canada News - Feb 27 04:59pm
Woman arrested for drunk #driving in Braintree
Fanny Y. Wong, #53, of Randolph was arrested early in the morning of Feb. 13 for #drunk driving after allegedly driving off the road on #West Street near the Randolph town line.
Braintree #Forum - Feb 27 11:52am
No jail for man #accused of driving drunk at 142 mph
A man who officials said was driving more than 140 mph #with a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit has avoided jail #time after pleading guilty to misdemeanor DUI and reckless #driving.
Chicago Tribune - Feb 26 #01:31pm
Truckie arrested for drunk #driving
A TRUCK driver allegedly caught #driving in the emergency lane of the South Eastern Freeway has been #charged with drink driving.
Adelaide Now - Feb 26 10:07pm
Driving with a cold could #be worse than driving drunk - CBS #46 News Atlanta
Bartender fired for calling police on drunk #driving patron - #ClickOnDetroit
New #charges for Albany officer accused of crashing while ... - FOX 23 News Albany
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Former firefighter #charged with driving drunk, hitting man
A former firefighter is accused of driving drunk #and hitting a man with his plow.
FOX 23 News Albany - #Feb 27 05:00pm
Brockton repeat #drunk driver gets 6 months after latest guilty #plea
A man who has been stripped of his #driver's license 22 times has been sentenced to six months in jail for his #latest offense: driving drunk with a 7-year-old child in the #car.
The MetroWest Daily News - Feb 26 #11:51am

Top DUI News, Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Impaired driving charges rise in Labrador #West
The number of people charged with #driving while impaired took a big jump in Labrador West in #2012, according to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.
CBC via Yahoo! Canada News - Feb 13 #07:11am
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 - Feb 15 10:41am
12 charged with drunken #or drugged driving
State and local police #charged 12 motorists with drunken or drugged driving after recent traffic #stops and investigations in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties. #Troopers made 11 of the 12 arrests.
The Journal News #- Feb 18 05:28am
Brunswick police blotter for Feb. 21
Brunswick police Sunday, Feb. 10 11:12 p.m. '€” Matthew J. #McGill, 29, 3717 Ascot Drive, Brunswick, turned himself in on a warrant for #failure to appear in court. Wednesday, Feb. 13 12:53 a.m. '€” Jonathan M. #Bolton Jr., 22, 3091 Laurel Road, Brunswick, charged with operating a #vehicle while impaired, speeding, a marked lane violation and #possession of drug ... Read More
The Medina County Gazette - Feb 21 #03:31am
Brunswick police blotter for Jan. 31 - The Medina County Gazette
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3 drove drunk or #drugged, cops say
Motorists from Valhalla, #Pleasantville and Yorktown were charged with drunken or drugged driving #after recent traffic stops and investigations, according to state and local #police.
The Journal News - Feb 26 #05:09am
Police: Car #jumps curb, driver arrested for 4th OWI
A #Madison man was arrested on numerous charges after an officer witnessed his #car jump a curb and speed out of a bar's parking lot, according to Madison #police. Police were called to the High Noon Saloon at 701 E Washington Ave., #at 6:50 p.m. Sunday for reports of an impaired man who refused to pay #a cover charge. An employee told the officer the man was too impaired #to drive. The man couldn't ...
WISC-TV Madison - Feb #25 02:06pm
Elyria man with 6 OVI convictions cited a 7th #time
ELYRIA '€” An Elyria man, who has six #drunken driving convictions, was arrested again on Saturday about 6:30 a.m. #for drunken driving.
The Morning Journal - Feb 26 #12:08am
6 #charged with drunken or drugged driving
Six #motorists were charged with drunken or drugged driving after recent traffic #stops in Westchester and Putnam counties, state and local police #said.
The Journal News - Feb 20 #05:39am
5 #charged with drunken or drugged driving - The #Journal News
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Newport News police to have enhanced DUI #patrols
NEWPORT NEWS Police will conduct a #series of enhanced DUI patrols beginning Friday. Newport News will have #additional officers focusing their patrol activities in areas where #motorists are more likely to be operating their vehicles while #impaired by alcohol or drugs, a police news release said. The #operations will last from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and #Sunday.
The Virginian-Pilot - Feb 13 #10:36am
Man sentenced to prison for 9th OWI
JUNEAU '€“ A 52-year-old Kewaunee man was sentenced to three #years in prison after being convicted of his ninth offense of driving #while impaired after a hit and run in the Hardee'€™s #drive-throug'€¦
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen - Feb 14 #07:22pm

Top DUI News, Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Stateline Area News in #Brief
JANESVILLE '€” A Beloit man was #arrested Saturday in Janesville for his ninth operating while #intoxicated (OWI) offense.
Beloit Daily News - #Feb 25 02:08pm
Bangor man arrested for #operating while intoxicated after crashing vehicle into #utility pole in Bangor Township
The man, #whose name is being withheld pending arraignment, was driving west bound #near the 62000 block of M-43 in Bangor Township when he ran off the roadway, #struck the pole and overturned his car.
The Kalamazoo #Gazette - Feb 23 04:29am
Latest Woodbury County court report
Rosa Castillo-DeCabrales, 39, of Sioux City, neglect of a #dependent person, operating while intoxicated; #sentenced Feb. 18, deferred judgment, two years probation on neglect charge, #180 days jail with 175 days suspended on OWI charge.
Sioux City Journal - Feb 25 06:00am
Police: Domestic incident #leads to 9th OWI arrest
A Beloit man was #arrested on several charges, including ninth offense operating a #vehicle while intoxicated, following a domestic violence #incident Saturday evening, Janesville police said. Janesville police #responded shortly after 6 p.m. to a domestic-related disturbance at a home #in the 100 block of Royal Court. Police said the suspect, identified as #Shane Allen Clark, 39, was making threats ...
WISC-TV #Madison - Feb 24 02:36pm
#Janesville woman faces fifth drunken driving charge
TOWN OF MILTON '€” A Janesville woman was arrested for an #alleged fifth offense of driving while intoxicated.
Wisconsin State Journal - Feb 24 #07:46pm
Man arrested for OWI, child in #vehicle
A Green Bay man was arrested on #suspicion of his second operating while intoxicated #offense, and officers say he had a child in his vehicle.
FOX 11 Green Bay - Feb 19 10:06am
Janesville police #make 4th-offense and 6th-offense OWI arrests
A Janesville man and Janesville woman were arrested in #separate cases of operating while intoxicated over the #weekend, according to Janesville police. At 11:36 p.m. on Saturday an #officer spotted a vehicle on East Racine Street and found that the driver #had outstanding warrants. The officer said the driver, Misty D. Rogers, 32, #appeared to be intoxicated. She agreed to take field sobriety tests #...
WISC-TV Madison - Feb 18 #05:53am
Man arrested #after morning crash
A 20-year-old man was #arrested on operating while intoxicated charges after a #morning crash
WLUC Marquette - Jan 28 #01:50pm
Court #log
Tyler Wayne Wood, 19, Winfield, #operating while intoxicated, first offense '€“ 10 days in #jail less credit for time already earned, shall successfully complete a #course for drinking drivers, shall complete a substance abuse evaluation and #any recommended treatment program, $1,250 fine plus court costs and #surcharges. Jeffrey David Rogers Jr., 25, Mt. Pleasant, assault on persons #engaged in certain ...
Mt. Pleasant News - Feb 25 #11:35am
Janesville woman arrested on 5th #OWI
A Janesville woman was arrested on a #charge of fifth offense operating a vehicle while #intoxicated Sunday, the Rock County Sheriff's Office said. A Rock #County sheriff's deputy found a Ford Taurus in the ditch on the north #side of MH Townline Road in Milton Township about 12:21 p.m. Sunday. The #deputy found the driver, Lonnie Bechtolt, 49, uninjured on the road outside #of her car, according to a ...
WISC-TV Madison - Feb #24 02:52pm

Top DUI News, Monday, February 25th, 2013

Impaired #driving charges rise in Labrador West
The number of people charged with driving while #impaired took a big jump in Labrador West in 2012, according to the #Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.
CBC Newfoundland and #Labrador - Feb 13 08:24am
Driver #charged with felony murder in fatal crash
A #Cadillac struck and killed a woman in another vehicle on U.S. 74/76 at the #Brunswick and Columbus county line on Friday.
The #Wilmington Star-News - Feb 23 06:42pm
NC State football player charged with driving while #impaired
NC State football player Logan Winkles was #arrested on Saturday in Raleigh and charged with driving while #impaired and for being under the legal drinking age and #driving after consuming alcohol.
The News & Observer - Feb 18 10:10pm
Child dies in #Friday crash; mother charged with DWI
A #6-year-old girl was killed Friday in a head-on crash on Brices Creek Road #and her mother has been charged with driving while #impaired.
New Bern Sun #Journal - Feb 23 04:29pm
DWI Citations: Driver charged twice - The Daily Reflector
DWI citations: Driver lost, confused - The Daily Reflector
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Lawyer: Woman wasn't texting in fatal #crash
Lawyer: Woman wasn't texting in #fatal crash Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. #This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. #Updated 7:40 pm, Thursday, February 21, 2013 HOOSICK '€” The lawyer for a town #woman arraigned Thursday on charges of manslaughter, driving #while impaired by drugs and leaving the scene of a Labor Day #crash that killed ...
Albany Times Union - Feb 21 #05:09pm
Group wants minimum five-year sentence for #impaired driving causing death
In addition to a mandatory minimum sentence, Families for #Justice wants feds to redefine impaired driving causing death #in the Criminal Code as "vehicular homicide."
News 1130 - Feb 22 07:51am
#Stand-up comedian killed in Durham DWI crash
Durham police charged a High Point man with driving #while impaired in a two-car crash early Sunday that killed a #stand-up comedian who had been performing in the area. Raleigh - Feb 17 07:49pm
Officer faces DWI charge
An #off-duty Greenville patrol officer charged early Wednesday with #driving while impaired has been placed on leave pending #an internal investigation.
The #Daily Reflector - Feb 20 01:40pm
Greenville face DWI charge - The Daily Reflector
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Cops: Man kicked Buncombe officer in #groin
ASHEVILLE '€” A Marshall man is facing #multiple charges after police say he kicked a Buncombe County Detention #Facility officer following his arrest for driving while #impaired.
Asheville Citizen-Times - Feb 19 #05:57am
Craven County #arrests and citations for Feb. 12-13
Published: #Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 16:25 PM. Delores Mertine Anthony, 39, 614 #Glen Drive, Feb. 8, driving while impaired, failure to #reduce speed, misdemeanor child abuse, no operator's license. Officer: W.C. #Zerby Jr.
New Bern Sun Journal - #Feb 13 12:29pm
Craven County #arrests and citations for Feb. 5-6 - New Bern #Sun Journal
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Stories of the Week

February 18th - February 24th OVI 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

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