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Top DUI News for the Week of April 29th - May 5th in the year Two Thousand and Thirteen


Top DUI News, Sunday, May 5th, 2013

DWI report: Racing leads to DWI arrest
Two drivers accused of racing at speeds higher than 110 mph on #U.S. 264 were charged on April 27 with speed competition, and one also is #cited with driving while impaired.
The Daily Reflector - May 05 12:56am
Hamburg man charged with DUI
A #Hamburg man was charged with a felony count of driving while #impaired by drugs in Buffalo Tuesday night.
The Buffalo News - Apr 24 12:02pm
#DWI report: Man's case reinstated
Driving while impaired and reckless #driving charges from 2003 were reinstated against an Ayden man after #he was charged on April 12 again with DWI.
The Daily #Reflector - Apr 21 12:56am
Driving While Impaired -'€¦ - News #Images
Patchogue driver indicted in deadly crash - #WABC '€“ NY via Yahoo! News
Roseboro man charged with DWI in child's hit-and-run #death
A Sampson County truck driver was #charged with driving while impaired, involuntary #manslaughter and several other charges Wednesday in the hit-and-run death of #a 7-year-old girl at a bus stop Tuesday afternoon. Raleigh - Apr 24 08:53am
#Rochester Hills woman charged in DUI had license suspended 24 #times
A woman arrested Sunday for #driving while impaired could face multiple charges #after it was discovered she was driving on a license that had been #suspended 24 separate times.
Detroit News - Apr 10 #08:55pm
Colorado #driving-while-stoned bill goes up in smoke once #again
Colorado's third attempt to define #when someone is too stoned to drive through the adoption of a blood-THC #limit went the way of its predecessors Monday when it was killed in the #state Senate'€™s judiciary committee, much to the surprise of those who have #tirelessly campaigned against it and expected it to pass.
The Daily Caller via Yahoo! News - Apr 23 #11:20pm
Man convicted eight times for driving while #under suspension
A Woodstock man, already #convicted seven times of driving while disqualified, pleaded #to the charge for eighth time Tuesday morning.
London #Free Press - Apr 30 11:06am
Conservative candidate steps down over #impaired driving incident
B.C. Conservative #Leader John Cummins has confirmed the party's North Vancouver-Lonsdale #candidate Jeff Sprague has stepped down after allegedly driving #while impaired.
CBC #via Yahoo! Canada News - Apr 22 10:39am
#DWI report: Driver charged again
An Ayden #man convicted four times of driving while impaired and #charged last month with the same crime was stopped again on April 19 and now #has a second pending charge.
The Daily Reflector - #Apr 28 12:55am
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

Top DUI News, Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Luera arrested for DUI, prohibited weapon
Tony Luera was arrested on Wednesday for driving #while intoxicated and carrying a prohibited weapon after #combating officers during his arrest.
Alice Echo-News Journal - May 02 #09:58am
Newtown Ambulance Squad #defends its operations, denies 'cover up...#- The Advance
Driver Arrested For DUI #After Hitting Glenpool Guardrail - News On 6 #Tulsa
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BLOTTER: Week of April 26
East Windsor Melvin Gutierrez-Centeno, 42, of Princeton Arms #North 2, was charged with driving while intoxicated at #2 a.m. April1 15. The officer observed a 1994 Nissan traveling west on Route #571. The vehicle was speeding and failed to dim its high beams to oncoming #traffic, police said, adding that the vehicle was observed to be swerving. #Police said the driver, Mr. Gutierrez-Centeno had an ...
Windsor-Hights Herald - May 03 10:23pm
Official: DPS official charged with drunken driving #will be suspended with pay
6:19 p.m. #update: Richard Lee Hooks will be suspended with pay after he was charged #with driving while intoxicated early Thursday morning, #said Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Tom Vinger.
Austin American-Statesman - May 02 12:49pm
Exeter #Police Logs, April 21-27
2:12 a.m. '€” Oscar #Wong, 35, of Nashua, was arrested on a charge of driving while #intoxicated. Wong was released on $2,500 personal recognizance bail #10:58 a.m. '€” Motor vehicle accident on Portsmouth Avenue.
Exeter News-Letter - May 03 02:11pm
Onalaska woman arrested for 3rd offense #OWI
An Onalaska woman, who police say was #driving without a valid license, faces a 3rd offense operating #while intoxicated (OWI) charge.
WKBT La #Crosse - May 03 02:19pm
Two state public safety officials charged with #DWI
Two Texas Department of Public Safety #employees '€” including a high-ranking official '€” have been charged with #driving while intoxicated in separate #incidents.
Austin American-Statesman - May 02 #05:25pm
Police Blotter 04/29/13
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED, 1:35 p.m., #April 22. Police responded to the parking lot of the Hunterdon Medical #Center in reference to a motor vehicle accident involving a 2000 Chevrolet #Truck that struck two parked cars, police said. Police charged Winton #Feigum, 57, of Hampton, with driving while intoxicated, #careless driving, reckless driving, and failure to report an #accident. - Apr 27 #10:02pm
Bergen County Police charge driver in Little Ferry with DWI, #possession of daggers
An East Orange man #was arrested early Thursday on Route 46 in Little Ferry and charged with #driving while intoxicated and possession of two illegal #daggers that were tucked into his waistband, authorities said.
The Record - May 02 06:00pm
Two charged with drunk driving in #Southold early Friday
Southold Police made #two driving while intoxicated arrests, one in Greenport #and the other in Mattituck, only minutes apart early Friday morning, #according to reports. At 3:24 a.m. police stopped Angel Gonzalez Jr..27, of #Mattituck, who was behind the wheel of a 2005 GMC Denali, near the #intersection of Route 25 and Factory Avenue in [...]
The Suffolk Times - May 03 07:10am
Schenectady man #heads to prison for driving 140 mph while #intoxicated
A Schenectady man is #heading to prison for driving 140 miles per hour while drunk #and seriously injuring his passenger. Not only that, prosecutors say Anton #Hawkins recorded his antics on video.
WNYT Albany - #May 02 03:48pm

Top DUI News, Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Ban for driving under #influence of drugs
Blood analysis by #a forensic scientist proved a Pinchbeck man was driving under #the influence of the banned substance #ketamine.
Spalding Today - May 02 #11:33am
Teen initially charged with #driving under influence of marijuana in fatal crash to #serve probation
Harley J. Mellentine was #sentenced Wednesday for a misdemeanor charge of committing a motor vehicle #moving violation causing death in the Nov. 22, 2011, crash death of #Mark Burkhart.
The Saginaw News - May 02 #11:00am
Motorist found asleep in car at pub is charged with #driving drunk
FAIRFIELD TWP. '€“ David #Strahan, 48, of East Brunswick, was arrested for driving under #the influence on Friday, April 26, when the police #found him asleep in his car in the driveway of the Field #House
The Progress - May 03 #12:24am
Vt. grandmother charged with DUI, 3 kids in #car - WPTZ Burlington
Rare drink driving charge highlights #need for response... - The New Zealand #Herald
Man riding ATV hit by car, charged with #DUI - Peninsula Clarion
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One in Four Teens Admits to #Driving Under the Influence and Many Believe It #Does Not Impact Their Safety
BOSTON, April #25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The coming months will be filled with #celebration as millions of teenagers mark prom and graduation as the #end of a school year or even their high school careers ...
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance - Apr 25 #03:00am
Drunken #driving drops since law amended
The number of drunken driving cases has dropped #dramatically in China since May 1, 2011, when an amended law that imposes #harsher punishment on drunken drivers took effect, according to the #Ministry of Public Security.
China Economic Net - May #02 08:38pm
1 in 4 teens admits driving #under the influence
Prom kicks off a dangerous driving season for #teenagers.
KKCO Grand Junction - May 01 #09:48pm
#Chronicle/News police reports April 28
Abington DUI '€¦ Jeremy Helstrom, 37, Anselm Road, Elkins Park, #was charged with driving under the influence of #alcohol or a controlled substance, careless driving and related #charges March 2 after police observed a silver Nissan Pathfinder with heavy #front-end damage fleeing the scene of an single-vehicle accident in #the 1700 block of Fitzwatertown Road after it hit a utility pole at #7:42 a.m ...
Times Chronicle & Glenside News & The #Globe - May 02 11:07pm
Public #Spirit police reports April 28
Abington DUI #'€¦ Jeremy Helstrom, 37, Anselm Road, Elkins Park, was charged with #driving under the influence of alcohol or a #controlled substance, careless driving and related charges March 2 #after police observed a silver Nissan Pathfinder with heavy front-end damage #fleeing the scene of an single-vehicle accident in the 1700 #block of Fitzwatertown Road after it hit a utility pole at 7:42 a.m #...
Public Spirit & The Willow Grove Guide - May 03 #12:39am
One Quarter Of Teens Drive #Under The Influence
Nearly one in every four American teenagers drives #under the influence, according to a study (survey) #published by Liberty Mutual and Students Against Destructive Decisions #(SADD). The authors added that many teens who were surveyed believe #driving under the influence does not affect #their safety. It won't be long before millions of American teens #celebrate prom and graduation to mark either the ...
Medical News Today - Apr 28 01:17am
Indian Valley police reports: Week of April #28
DUI Alissa Vaughn Garis, 46, of #Souderton, faces charges of driving under the #influence after officers on patrol found an occupied running vehicle #in the parking lot of a private business on Easton Road in Nockamixon #Township about 12:32 a.m. April 21, Pennsylvania State Police at Dublin #said.
Souderton Independent - May 02 #11:47pm

Top DUI News, Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Drunk #driving restrained by tougher penalties
The number of drunk-driving cases have plummeted #in China since May 1, 2011, when an amended law that imposes harsher #punishments on drunk drivers took effect.
China Economic Net - May 01 05:39pm
Man faces 8 drunk driving-related charges in #woman's death
A Lakeville man is now #facing eight drunk driving-related charges in connection with #the death of a Moncton-area mother of two.
CBC via #Yahoo! Canada News - Apr 29 09:31am
Nova Scotia toughens drunk driving laws
People convicted of driving drunk with a child #in the car face tougher penalties in Nova Scotia starting on #Wednesday.
CBC via Yahoo! Canada News - May 01 #12:34pm
Catching #Fire's Jeffrey Wright Arrested For Drunk Driving In New #York City (Reports)
Jeffrey Wright was arrested for #drunk driving in New York City on Saturday, according to #multiple reports.
Access #Hollywood via Yahoo! News - Apr 28 11:09am
Indiana cop accused in fatal drunk-driving #crash arrested again
An Indianapolis police #officer who faces drunk-driving charges for allegedly crashing #into two motorcycles with his patrol car in 2010, killing one rider, has #been arrested again on suspicion of drunk driving.
22 WSBT South Bend - Apr 29 03:03am
Man faces 8 #drunk driving-related charges in woman's death
A Lakeville man is now facing eight drunk #driving-related charges in connection with the death of a #Moncton-area mother of two.
CBC New #Brunswick - Apr 29 09:42am
Woman facing #drunk driving charge - Sampson #Independent
Billings woman sentenced for #driving into bicyclist - Billings #Gazette
Police: Woman Drove Drunk At 107 MPH - #WROC Rochester
all 12 news #articles
Woman accused of #killing baby while driving drunk is free on #bond
Constance JohnsonCourtesy of WCSO A #37-year-old Ypsilanti Township woman accused of killing her 6-week-old son #while driving drunk was released from jail on a personal #recognizance bond when arraigned on homicide charges earlier this month, #court records indicate. Constance... - 1 #hour, 12 minutes ago
Macomb man faces 10th drunk driving charge in #Chesterfield
A Macomb Township man with a #lengthy record of drinking and driving soon may face a 10th #conviction.
The Voice - Apr 30 #04:18am
Seattle family speaks out against drunk #driving
A Seattle man who lost his #parents and whose wife and infant son were critically injured by a #drunk driver is speaking out against driving under the #influence.
Seattle Times - Apr 30 #01:56pm
Supreme #Court rules against police in drunk driving #case
A man charged with drunk #driving won his case at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, after #the justices concluded police should have first obtained a warrant before #conducting a blood test against his will, shortly after arrest.
CNN - Apr 17 09:24am

Top DUI News, Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

OVI checkpoint planned for Columbia-Tusculum, #Milford
The Hamilton County OVI Task #Force announced that two checkpoints are planned for this weekend in the #Tri-State.
FOX 19 Cincinnati - Apr 19 #02:09pm
1 arrested at Trotwood OVI checkpoint
One person was arrested Friday evening during an OVI #sobriety checkpoint. The Montgomery County Combined Agency OVI Task #Force, a combination of multiple police agencies, are staged in the 1000 #block of Shiloh Springs Road until 10:30 p.m. checking driver's licenses as #well as for violations that include Operating a Vehicle Intoxicated, seat #belts and texting while driving, Trotwood Sgt. Brent ...
WHIO-TV 7 Dayton - Apr 19 06:54pm
OVI checkpoint nets impaired drivers
Deputies arrested four drivers under the influence Friday #night from a focus on removing impaired drivers from area roadways. Between #the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., 425 vehicles were checked for #impaired drivers and violations along the 700 block of West First Street. #Anita Biles, Clark County OVI Task Force Administrator, said a total #of 3 DUI arrests were made from the vehicles checked ...
WHIO-TV 7 Dayton - Apr 27 05:39pm
#Municipal Court
CASES CALLED MONDAY #INCLUDED: Racheal Leann Adams, 24, of 1181 Gonder St., criminal damaging, #innocent, continued. Roy L. Anderson, 47, of 2734 Berger Ave., OVI, #innocent, continued, bond $10,000; OVI, driving under suspension - #operator'€™s license forfeiture, failure to drive on right, innocent, #continued. Preety Ardra, 31, of 899 B. Stone Crossing Lane, buy/furnish #beer/liquor, guilty, assessed ...
Springfield #News-Sun - Apr 30 04:09pm
OVI checkpoint scheduled in Springdale
Police will be holding an OVI checkpoint on the 11700 #block of Springfield Pike in Springdale from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday #night.
The Cincinnati Enquirer - Apr 12 #05:36am
OVI checkpoint in Milford
The Hamilton County OVI Task Force is holding an #OVI checkpoint in Milford tonight.
The #Cincinnati Enquirer - Apr 20 07:49am
State troopers to hold OVI checkpoint #Saturday night
The Ohio State Highway #Patrol will be holding an OVI checkpoint from 10pm until 2:30am #Saturday night on State Route 105 (Wooster St.) in Wood County.
Toledo News Now - Apr 27 04:32pm
Ovi takes on Geno in first #Play of the Year Showdown match
Go to for details. #TSN
TSN - Apr 29 #09:58am
#Municipal Court
CASES CALLED THURSDAY #INCLUDED: Cesar Martinez, 26, of 2550 N. Limestone St., Apt. 206, #OVI, guilty, 33 days jail with 30 days suspended, three days credit #for time served, 12 months driver's license suspension, six months #probation, fined $375; OVI, driving without valid license, marked #lanes, no seat belt, dismissed. Joseph Alan Weese, 26, of 1215 W. Mulberry #St., two counts violation of ...
Springfield News-Sun #- Apr 26 11:30am
Hamilton County To Stage 2 #OVI Checkpoints
The Hamilton County #OVI Task Force have announced two checkpoints for April 19 and April #20.
Local 12 Cincinnati - Apr 19 #05:05am

Top DUI News, Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Man arrested in Kenosha for OWI with child in the #vehicle
KENOSHA (WITI) '€” Officials in #Kenosha early Sunday, April 28th arrested 23-year-old Devonta Smith of #Chicago for his first OWI....
FOX 6 Milwaukee #- Apr 28 11:28am
Stiffer #OWI laws could be costly
Measures #that would boost penalties for drunken driving would cost $250 million a #year and send thousands more people to jail or prison, according to #estimates provided by state agencies that would be charged with implementing #the proposals.
Wausau Daily Herald - Apr 29 #02:40am
Lafayette #OWI checkpoint scheduled for tonight
Tonight, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., the #Lafayette Police Department will be conducting an OWI Checkpoint #within the incorporated limits of Lafayette.
The #Lafayette Daily Advertiser - Apr 26 10:02am
#Lafayette Police Release OWI Checkpoint Results
During the course of Friday night's operation 974 vehicles #passed through the checkpoint located in the 1800 West Pinhook Road. Of #those vehicles, 33 drivers were stopped for secondary testing. A total of 2 #drivers were arrested and charged with OWI. Below is a list of the #individuals arrested. 1. Vandy L. Hargrave (28), OWI, Reg., Resisting #an officer by giving false information ...
KATC 3 #Lafayette - Apr 27 01:25pm
Beltline speeder arrested #on suspicion of fourth OWI
A Madison #man was arrested on suspicion of fourth-offense operating while intoxicated #after hitting 80 mph on the West Beltline Highway, according to police. #Police said an officer on patrol was passed by a speeding SUV at about 11:24 #p.m. Saturday. The SUV was weaving in and out of the traffic lane and nearly #struck the barrier between the eastbound and westbound lanes, according to #police. The ...
WISC-TV Madison - Apr 29 #10:11am
Woman arrested for 4th #OWI after driving into oncoming traffic
A woman from Milwaukee has been arrested for her fourth #OWI after being pulled over Tuesday afternoon by a Milwaukee County #Sheriff's deputy.
TMJ4 Milwaukee - Apr 24 #01:22pm
#37-year-old Milwaukee woman arrested for 4th OWI
MILWAUKEE (WITI) '€” 37-year-old Carlene KUbera of Milwaukee was #arrested Tuesday, April 23rd for OWI, fourth offense. According to #officials,...
FOX 6 Milwaukee - Apr 24 #10:18am
OWI task forces to hit the road this weekend
The Brown County OWI Task Force is set to deploy this #weekend in an effort to deter drunk drivers on what may be slippery #roads.
Green Bay Press-Gazette - Apr 12 #02:10am
OWI Task Force officers make six OWI arrests on #Opening Day
SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN (WITI) '€” #OWI Task Force officials have released results from its Opening Day #increased OWI enforcements that took...
FOX 6 #Milwaukee - Apr 02 12:29pm
Man convicted of fifth OWI picked up child at school, police #say
A Baraboo man police said was drunk #when he picked up a child from school and then caused a car crash was #convicted Monday of his fifth OWI and a charge of hit and #run.
Baraboo News Republic - Apr 29 #09:26pm

Top DUI News, Monday, April 29th, 2013

DWI Checkpoints Appear Near Yankee #Stadium
Some Yankees fans were surprised to find #four police DWI checkpoints set up in the vicinity of Yankee Stadium #in the Bronx Friday night, snarling traffic as fans tried to make their way #home.
CBS New York - Apr 28 #01:41pm
DWI report: Driver charged again - The Daily Reflector
Two Men #Injured, One Charged with DWI in Steuben Co... - Indiana's NewsCenter
DWI license revocations announced - New Hampshire Union Leader
all 16 news #articles
Cops set up DWI checkpoints near Yankee #Stadium
Take me out to the precinct! Boozy #Bomber fans might want to pass the car keys to sober friends '€” as #crackerjack cops set up DWI checkpoints near Yankee Stadium to catch #drivers running afoul of the law, The Post has learned. A Post reporter was #stopped while driving home Friday...
New York Post - #Apr 27 09:28pm
Meetings watch April 25 #DWI Task Force
The Curry County #DWI Task Force met Thursday at the Curry County Courthouse for a #quarterly meeting. The task force is comprised of local and state law #enforcement, Cannon Air Force Base person...
Clovis #News Journal - Apr 25 09:26pm
Advocates of DWI bills dismayed by #inaction
AUSTIN - There have been three #high-profile cases of driving while intoxicated in Austin while the Texas #Legislature has been in session this year - including one in which a #lawmaker was arrested.
Amarillo Globe-News - Apr 26 #09:14pm
Jeffrey Wright Busted for #DWI
It's safe to say Jeffrey #Wright's weekend didn't get off to the best start. The 47-year-old #Hunger Games: Catching Fire actor was busted for DWAI (driving while #ability...
E! Online - Apr 28 #08:52am
Thousands Of DWI Cases Could Be Thrown Out After #Ruling
Thousands of DWI cases could #be tossed out because of a Supreme Court ruling.
CBS #Minnesota - Apr 18 04:55pm
STOP DWI baseball classic begins #Friday in Rome
Oneida County Youth #Bureau's second annual STOP DWI High School Baseball Classic is #Friday and Saturday at DeLutis Field in Rome.
The #Observer-Dispatch - Apr 22 04:42pm
Jeffrey Wright Arrested For DWI In New York
Jeffrey Wright was arrested for DWI in New York #City on Saturday. Authorities explained that the actor was pulled over in #the early hours of the morning. He was behind the wheel of a Toyota Tacoma #at around 3 am when police stopped him for a traffic violation. Officers #detected alcohol on Jeffrey Wright'€™s breath [...] Jeffrey Wright Arrested #For DWI In New York is a post from: The Inquisitr
The Inquisitr - Apr 28 07:16am
Teen arrested for DWI after man is injured in #head-on crash - KTSM El Paso
all 3 news #articles
#License revocations for DWI announced
The Director of Motor Vehicles, Richard C. Bailey Jr., #released the following list of Driving While Intoxicated revocations noting #that the actual date of revocation may have preceded this #announcement.
New Hampshire Union Leader - Apr 28 #09:11pm
Charlotte defense lawyer charged with #DWI
A high-profile Charlotte defense attorney #was arrested Monday on a DWI charge after N.C. Highway Patrol #troopers stopped him for speeding on Interstate 85. Norman Butler, 61, was #pulled over on I-85 at the Mallard Creek exit at 10:54 p.m., according to #Mecklenburg County arrest records.
The Charlotte Observer - Apr 25 01:18pm

Stories of the Week

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

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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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