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Top DUI News for the Week of February 24th - March 2nd in the year Two Thousand and Fourteen

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Top DUI News, Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

La Porte man killed in drunk driving crash
FOX 28 South Bend Feb 24 11:17pm
A La Porte County man is the victim of a drunk driving accident. Just before 4 a.m. on Sunday, an SUV carrying three men crashed into a concrete barrier on Hupp Road, east of U.S. Highway 35.
Police Log: Drunken crashes
Stevens Point Journal Feb 27 02:18pm
Operating while intoxicated: Police arrested a 21-year-old Stevens Point woman on charges of operating while intoxicated at 1:39 a.m. Wednesday after police say she drover her car into a snowbank in the intersection of Division and Clark streets.
CN Blotter
MyCentralJersey.com Feb 12 10:39am
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED, 12:15 a.m., Feb. 1. Officer Jennifer Petruzziello stopped a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse operated by David Cavanaugh, 57, of Alvin, Texas on Route 31 near Payne Road after Cavanaugh attempted to turn left on the divided highway, police said.
Arrest Log: 2/28/2014
Lowell Sun Feb 28 03:47am
Arrests are provided by local police departments. The Sun does not remove arrests from this log or www.
IU basketball player arrested for OWI
WISH-TV Indianapolis Feb 14 06:57am
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) – An Indiana University basketball player was taken to the Monroe County Jail early Friday morning on preliminary operating while intoxicated ... More »
Police: Driver in hit-and-run crash and son, 13, both drunk
Detroit News Jan 31 05:17pm
A Kansas man was charged Friday with causing a hit-and-run crash this week in Oakland County while driving drunk with his 13-year-old son - who also was intoxicated - in the car.
Police: Driver in hit-and-run crash and son, 13, both drunk
Detroit News Jan 31 03:45pm
A Kansas man was charged Friday with causing a hit-and-run crash this week in Oakland County while driving drunk with his 13-year-old son - who also was intoxicated - in the car.
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Top DUI News, Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Indianapolis Airport Officer in jail for allegedly driving while impaired and striking a man
FOX 59 Indianapolis Feb 22 02:34pm
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 22, 2014) - An officer with the Indianapolis Airport Police Department is behind bars after operating a vehicle while impaired and striking a man who was changing a tire. An Indianapolis man is in the hospital after …
Police stop impaired ATV driver in Catalina
CBC via Yahoo! Canada News Feb 27 09:57am
A Port Union man is facing a number of charges, including drunk driving while operating an all-terrain vehicle.
Driving while under influence of marijuana earns ban, fine
Brandon Sun Feb 11 05:51am
Operating a vehicle while impaired by marijuana has resulted in a fine and driving ban for a Brandon man. Crown attorney Rich Lonstrup said it's understandable, perhaps, when someone drinks too much and misjudges their ability to drive. It's not so understandable when their driving is impaired
18 drove drunk or drugged, troopers say
The Journal News Feb 24 04:33am
Troopers charged 18 motorists with drunken or drugged driving after recent traffic stops and investigations in the Lower Hudson Valley, state police said.
Man charged with driving while on drug
The Chronicle Herald Feb 21 02:03pm
Shelburne RCMP charged a man Friday with driving while impaired by a drug. Police received a tip from the public and located a man at 1 a.m. Friday, said a news release.
23 drove drunk or drugged, troopers say
The Journal News Feb 10 05:31am
Troopers charged 23 motorists with drunken or drugged driving after recent traffic stops and investigations in the Lower Hudson Valley, state police said.
RNC Lay multiple impaired driving charges during weekend
The Telegram Feb 17 08:05am
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) charged six people with impaired driving related offences over the weekend in its jurisdiction.
Impaired driving charges laid in Labrador - The Telegram
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Westland Councilman gets probation for driving drunk
ClickOnDetroit Feb 25 10:56am
Westland City Council President Pro Tem Adam Hammons has been...
Bill to ban driving while 'impaired to the slightest degree' dropped
The Salt Lake Tribune Feb 18 04:32pm
Rep. Lee Perry, a Utah Highway Patrol lieutenant, has temporarily abandoned an attempt to close what he says is a loophole in the state’s drunken driving laws that allows some to escape charges. He asked the House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee on Tuesday to refer his HB303 for interim study during the year, which it voted to do, instead of trying to pass it now. Perry, R-Perry ...
4th-offense OWI driver crashes into tree, officials say
WISC-TV Madison Feb 16 08:29am
A Janesville man was arrested for his fourth operating while intoxicated charge Saturday night after crashing his vehicle into a tree, according to a release. Janesville police were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash on East Milwaukee Street near South Martin Road around 8:50 p.m., officials said. Investigators said a Jeep Cherokee driven by Michael Brockmann, 50, was westbound on East ...
Impaired driver crashes into light pole - Owen Sound Sun Times
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Top DUI News, Friday, Febuary 28th, 2014

Driving ban continues to cause grief for Prince Edward Island woman two years later
The Guardian Feb 27 09:09am
Amber MacPhail moved a vehicle while disqualified from driving while her family was away, attending to a dying relative
Harrisburg man charged with firing a gun while driving drunk
WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley Feb 27 08:00am
A Harrisburg man has been charged with firing a gun and driving while drunk.
Dilworth man accused of driving drunk while talking on cellphone, crashing into police car
The Fargo Forum Feb 27 09:15pm
MOORHEAD - A Dilworth man faces four felony charges after prosecutors accused him of driving his car while drunk into a police officer's squad car, then leading the officer on a chase, all the while talking on his cellphone.
Driving While Drunk - News Images
[Granite City man charged with fourth DUI - KMOV 4 St. Louis Videos via Yahoo! News]
Emotional overload at MADD presentation
The Moose Jaw Times Herald Feb 26 03:14pm
Fisher stresses against driving while impaired
Repeat drunk driver jailed for a year
The Chronicle Herald Feb 26 02:04pm
A Lunenburg County man was sentenced Wednesday to a year behind bars and banned for life from driving. Judge Gregory Lenehan sentenced Kevin Leroy Wheaton, 49, of Bridgewater on Wednesday after Wheaton’s 10th drunk driving conviction and 11th one for driving while disqualified.
Drunk driver didn't have an Australian licence - Queensland Times
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Falls man arraigned on Leandra’s Law charge
The Buffalo News Feb 25 02:20pm
LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man, accused of driving while drunk and under the influence of cocaine while his 9-month-old son was in his vehicle, pleaded not guilty to a nine-count indictment Tuesday in Niagara County Court.
Proposed bill would ban cellphone use while driving
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls Feb 26 03:53pm
A proposed bill in the Oklahoma Senate would make it illegal to read, compose or send a text message while driving.
Public safety roundup
Pacific Daily News Feb 27 09:15am
The following information was compiled from the magistrate's complaints filed in the Superior Court of Guam.
Police stop impaired ATV driver in Catalina
CBC via Yahoo! Canada News Feb 27 09:57am
A Port Union man is facing a number of charges, including drunk driving while operating an all-terrain vehicle.
3 semi drivers pulled over on QEII for suspected drunk driving
Global Edmonton Feb 27 12:47pm
Three semi drivers have been pulled off the road near Airdrie, on suspicion of drunk driving while hauling their big rigs.
Roadside survey of impaired driving causes outcry - The Trucker
Roadside Survey of Impaired Driving Criticized - ABC News
Motorists criticize tactics of federal roadside survey ... - The Truro Daily News
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Top DUI News, Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Repeat drunk driver jailed for a year
The Chronicle Herald Feb 26 02:04pm
A Lunenburg County man was sentenced Wednesday to a year behind bars and banned for life from driving. Judge Gregory Lenehan sentenced Kevin Leroy Wheaton, 49, of Bridgewater on Wednesday after Wheaton’s 10th drunk driving conviction and 11th one for driving while disqualified.
Check points: 40 people charged, 9 of them with DUI
The Moultrie Observer Feb 24 08:24pm
Law enforcement officers took at least nine motorists, accused of driving while impaired, off the road during Saturday night road checks, with about 40 altogether jailed on traffic charges.
Man charged with driving while on drug
The Chronicle Herald Feb 21 02:03pm
Shelburne RCMP charged a man Friday with driving while impaired by a drug. Police received a tip from the public and located a man at 1 a.m. Friday, said a news release.
Shelburne RCMP charge man for impaired driving by a drug, Town ... - haligonia.ca
Shelburne RCMP charge man with driving while - The Shelburne County Coast Guard
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B.C.’s tough drinking and driving laws reduce deaths by 52 per cent
Global B.C. Feb 24 11:40am
The laws were introduced four years ago, in memory of four-year-old Alexa Middelaer, who was killed by a drunk driver in 2008.
Save A Life Tour Stops By PCC, Reminds Students Of Drunk Driving Dangers
WITN 7 North Carolina Feb 25 04:50pm
Statistics show that someone dies every 32 minutes because of drunk driving. A national awareness program that's hoping to curb that trend visited Pitt Community College on Tuesday.
Indianapolis Airport Officer in jail for allegedly driving while impaired and striking a man
FOX 59 Indianapolis Feb 22 02:34pm
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 22, 2014) - An officer with the Indianapolis Airport Police Department is behind bars after operating a vehicle while impaired and striking a man who was changing a tire. An Indianapolis man is in the hospital after …
Westland Councilman gets probation for driving drunk
ClickOnDetroit Feb 25 10:56am
Westland City Council President Pro Tem Adam Hammons has been...
Crime trends: Distracted driver program racking up citations for drivers on cell phones in Washoe County
Reno Gazette-Journal Feb 22 05:18pm
A Washoe County Sheriff's Office deputy pulls over a man in Sparks for suspicion of driving while using his cell phone. The Nevada Highway Patrol splits three regions statewide, with Northern Command West patrolling areas in western Nevada from Washoe County south to as far south as Tonopah.
Distracted driving fines increase to $280 on March 18
Toronto Star Feb 25 01:10pm
Fines for distracted driving are set to nearly double next month, but you can't blame the government for this one. The decision to increase the fine for driving while using a hand-held device - such as a cellphone or MP3 player - to $280 from $155 starting March 18 comes courtesy of Annemarie Bonkalo, chief justice of the Ontario Court of Justice. Bonkalo was not asked to rule on the issue, nor ...
Ontario hiking fine for drivers using electronic devices as problem grows
Daily Brew via Yahoo! Canada News Feb 25 01:23pm
It's going to get much more expensive to get caught using, or even seeing, your phone or other device while driving in Ontario. Faced with a continued rise in distracted driving, the province is hiking fines from the current $155 … Continue reading →
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Top DUI News, Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Falls man arraigned on Leandra’s Law charge
The Buffalo News Feb 25 02:20pm
LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man, accused of driving while drunk and under the influence of cocaine while his 9-month-old son was in his vehicle, pleaded not guilty to a nine-count indictment Tuesday in Niagara County Court.
18 drove drunk or drugged, troopers say
The Journal News Feb 24 04:33am
Troopers charged 18 motorists with drunken or drugged driving after recent traffic stops and investigations in the Lower Hudson Valley, state police said.
Iowa legislators target texting while driving
The Daily Iowan Feb 25 12:35am
Some Iowa legislators would to make texting while driving a primary offense. Lawmakers have approved Senate Study Bill 3191, which would allow police officers to pull people over solely for texting while driving.
Driving While Intoxicate… - News Images
[This photo, courtesy of Brazos County's Judicial Records Search, shows John "Bucky" Richardson. The former Texas A&M and NFL quarterback has been arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge. On ... - Associated Press via Yahoo! News]
POLICE BEAT: Feb. 20
The Messenger-Press Feb 25 04:23pm
Robbinsville Police charged Reginald Stafford, 41, of Hamilton, for driving while intoxicated Feb. 6.
Crime Beat (Feb. 26) - Wichita Falls Times Record News
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SDPD detective arrested on suspicion of DUI
Channel 8 San Diego Feb 25 12:32pm
In the latest investigation to hit the San Diego Police Department, an SDPD police detective was arrested in Balboa Park on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Ex-A&M, NFL quarterback Richardson accused of DWI
The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports Feb 25 01:53pm
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Former Texas A&M and NFL quarterback Bucky Richardson has been arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge.
Kalamazoo man arrested for driving while intoxicated with child in car given third OWI offense
The Kalamazoo Gazette Feb 25 02:09pm
A Kalamazoo man who was arrested in Gobles Friday for driving while intoxicated with a four-year-old child in the car was arraigned on his third drunk-driving offense Tuesday, according to the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office. The child was unharmed.
Ex-A&M, NFL quarterback Richardson accused of DWI
Fox Sports Feb 25 10:14am
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Former Texas A&M and NFL quarterback Bucky Richardson has been arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge.
El Paso boxer Antonio Escalante arrested on suspicion of DWI - El Paso Times
Former A&M Quarterback Bucky Richardson Arres... - KBTX 3 Bryan - College Station
Former Aggie, Oilers quarterback Bucky Richardson accused of... - KHOU 11 Houston
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POLICE BLOTTER: February 6
The Messenger-Press Feb 25 04:18pm
Plumsted Police charged Timothy Borum, 31, of Plumsted with driving while intoxicated after being involved in a minor motor vehicle crash Jan. 25.
POLICE BLOTTER: January 30 - The Register-News
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Intoxication assault suspect arrested for drunken driving earlier this month
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth Feb 24 01:13pm
DALLAS -- A woman who allegedly caused a wrong-way crash on North Central Expressway Saturday night had been arrested earlier this month for driving while intoxicated on a North Texas highway and assaulting a public servant, according to Frisco police records. Around 10 p.m. on Feb. 10, Hallie Jean Young, 37, was arrested on Highway 121 near Hillcrest Road after her Lexus RX350 spun out and she ...
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Top DUI News, Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Kerry Kennedy Trial: 'Sleep-Driving’ Or Drugged-Driving? Jury Must Decide
The Inquisitr Feb 24 12:46pm
Kerry Kennedy, the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, went on trial in New York on Monday charged with driving under the influence of drugs. In 2012, she had an accident with her Lexus when she collided with a truck but didn't stop. She was found later slumped of the wheel of her car in a... Read more » Kerry Kennedy Trial: 'Sleep-Driving’ Or Drugged-Driving? Jury Must Decide is a post from: The ...
Kerry Kennedy DWI trial set to begin - CNN
Kerry Kennedy DUI trial begins in White Plains - WPIX 11 New York
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Police report 27 DUI arrests
Hawaii Tribune-Herald 1 hour, 2 minutes ago
During the week of Feb. 17-23, Hawaii Island police arrested 27 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Ten of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.
Police blitz catches 10 drug drivers on roads
Queensland Times Feb 23 09:32am
TEN drivers were detected driving under the influence of drugs and three over the alcohol limit, in a traffic operation headed by Harrisville police last week.
Driving Under The Influence - News Images
[This photo released by the Lexington County Detention Center shows Robert Joseph St. Onge, Jr. Onge, was arrested by the South Carolina Highway Patrol on a charge of driving a motor vehicle while ... - Associated Press via Yahoo! News]
Man suspected of DUI arrested after striking trooper's vehicle on I-15
Deseret News Feb 23 04:21pm
A man believed to have been driving under the influence of drugs was arrested Sunday after grazing a parked Utah Highway...
Kerry Kennedy’s DUI trial begins with evidence that may support her alibi
WPIX 11 New York Feb 24 07:31pm
WHITE PLAINS (PIX11) - She’s from one of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful families, but that alone is not keeping Kerry Kennedy from being on trial for endangering the lives of others by driving under the influence of drugs. …
Kerry’s lawyer plays Kennedy card in drugged driving trial
New York Post Feb 24 09:43am
Kerry Kennedy’s drugged-driving trial kicked off Monday with her lawyer touting her famous lineage - and her matriarch mom Ethel making a rare public appearance in court to support her....
Amanda Bynes Strikes DUI Plea Deal
ET Online via omg! Feb 24 11:53am
Amanda Bynes strikes a plea deal in her DUI case. Amanda Bynes has reached a plea deal in her DUI case from April 2012, when she was pulled over in West Hollywood, Calif. under suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol after she collided with a parked police car. In exchange for the plea, which was entered by her attorney on her behalf, she was sentenced to three years ...
Drunk female motorist banned after driving wrong way up M5 for four MILES
Yahoo News via Yahoo! UK&Ireland News Feb 24 02:44am
Katy Homer, 26, forced a lorry driver to swerve out of her way after she joined the southbound carriageway of the M5 at junction two for Oldbury, West Mids
Riverside police make arrest after finding two asleep in car in traffic
Brookfield Suburban Life Feb 24 01:40pm
RIVERSIDE – Heroin was suspected in a recent DUI arrest in Riverside after police found two people asleep in a car in traffic Feb. 18, according to police reports.
Driver accused of DUI in deadly wrong-way crash
Channel 8 San Diego Feb 23 05:13pm
A suspected drunken wrong-way driver collided with another vehicle early Sunday on state Route 94 near Encanto, severely injuring his passenger and killing the other vehicle's 28-year-old driver.
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Top DUI News, Monday, February 24th, 2014

Miguel apologises for drink driving conviction
NME Feb 24 01:03am
R&B star pleaded no contest to DUI charge and was sentenced to a three-year probation
Police blitz catches 10 drug drivers on roads
Queensland Times Feb 23 09:32am
TEN drivers were detected driving under the influence of drugs and three over the alcohol limit, in a traffic operation headed by Harrisville police last week.
January DUIsDWAIs
The Durango Herald Feb 21 11:14pm
DUI ConvictionsThe following are convictions made in January 2014 for driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher or by prescription or illegal drugs. Unless otherwise indicated, all convicts were ordered to obtain and follow drug alcohol evaluations, attend a victim-impact panel and to perform...
Driving Under The Influe… - News Images
[This photo released by the Lexington County Detention Center shows Robert Joseph St. Onge, Jr. Onge, was arrested by the South Carolina Highway Patrol on a charge of driving a motor vehicle while ... - Associated Press via Yahoo! News]
With Support For Marijuana, Concern Over Driving High Grows
NPR Feb 23 03:20pm
As more states legalize pot for medical and recreational use, law enforcement and health officials want to deter driving under the influence. But the task isn't as clear cut as it is with alcohol.
Mother charged with DUI in crash that killed boyfriend, injured 2 children
KTVU Feb 21 03:20pm
A woman was arrested for driving under the influence early Friday morning after a horrific Richmond crash that killed her boyfriend and left two young children in critical condition, according to police. The accident happened at approximately 1 a.m. on San Pablo Avenue near Stanton Avenue when the suspect slammed the white Buick she was driving into a tree. According to authorities, the crash ...
Fatal accidents in Epping, Merrimack on Friday On... - New Hampshire Union Leader
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Ventura checkpoints yield one person accused of DUI
Ventura County Star Feb 22 06:24pm
One person was arrested at a checkpoint in Ventura on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, police said.
Miguel enters DUI plea
Cover Media via Yahoo! Philippines OMG! Feb 21 08:30am
Miguel pled no contest to charges of driving under the influence and he’s “really sorry” for his behaviour.
Archive for February 23rd, 2014
KPCC Pasadena Feb 24 12:06am
As more states legalize pot for medical and recreational use, law enforcement and health officials want to deter driving under the influence. But the task isn't as clear cut as it is with alcohol.
No media access to images of semi-clad Bieber - for now: judge
Reuters via Yahoo! News Feb 20 06:27pm
By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - A Miami judge on Thursday temporarily blocked media access to any more video images of a semi-clad Justin Bieber filmed while the teenage pop singer was in police custody last month after his arrest for driving under the influence. The police station footage included clips of Bieber giving a urine sample behind a low wall. Miami-Dade County Judge William Altfield ...
Wrong-way M5 driver pleads guilty
BBC West Midlands Feb 21 05:30pm
A care assistant admits driving the wrong way on the M5 for four miles while under the influence of alcohol.

Stories of the Week

February 17th - February 23rd Attorney: Lynch to plead down DUI case

February 10th - February 16th Mass. plow driver charged with OUI

February 3rd - February 9th Woman charged with OVI after dropping off child at school

January 27th - February 2nd County correctional officer charged for operating while intoxicated

January 20th - January 26th Bieber busted in Miami for DUI in drag racing incident

January 13th - January 19th David Cassidy arrested for drunk driving again

January 6th - January 12th Police: NH driver hurt after colliding with moose

December 30th - January 5th Driver faces OWI after allegedly hitting snow plow

2013 Stories of the Year : DUI-ETOH or THC or Rx

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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