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Top DUI News for the Week of April 28th - May 4th in the year Two Thousand and Fourteen


Top DUI News, Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Repeated OVI arrests still can end in plea deal
The Columbus Dispatch May 11 12:20am
Some people are accused - and even convicted - of driving drunk over and over yet still are able to plead guilty to a lesser charge when they’re before a judge yet again. The effect: Even people who prosecutors believe are chronic drunken drivers avoid piling up enough misdemeanor convictions for operating a vehicle while impaired to be hit with a felony charge.
Boy, 14, arrested for drunk driving
The Chronicle Herald May 09 11:18am
Thankfully it is a rare occurrence. But the RCMP have charged a 14-year-old with impaired driving after the car he was operating left an Antigonish County Road and landed in the ditch Thursday night.
Man's visit to residence leads to OVI arrest: Mayfield Village Police Blotter
The Cleveland Plain Dealer May 07 06:53pm
A Mayfield Village man, 59, was arrested for operating a vehicle while impaired May 2. He was parked in front of a house and went to the house to ask the resident for help with his vehicle. The resident felt the man was acting suspicious and called officers, which lead to his arrest.
Westpac’s NZ first-half earnings rise 17 percent on declining impairment charges
BusinessDesk via Yahoo! New Zealand Finance May 04 03:20pm
Westpac Banking Corp's New Zealand unit lifted first-half cash earnings 17 percent as it took fewer charges on impaired loans and kept a lid on operating expenses. New Zealand cash earnings rose to $432 million in the six months ended March 31 from $368 million a year earlier, according to the Australian parent's results. The local Westpac unit generated about 11 percent of earnings for ...
Westpac NZ earnings up 17pc
The New Zealand Herald May 04 04:09pm
Westpac Bank's New Zealand unit lifted first-half cash earnings 17 per cent as it took fewer charges on impaired loans and kept a lid on operating expenses.New Zealand cash earnings rose to $432 million in the six months ended...
Man arrested for OVI in his own driveway: Highland Heights Police Blotter
The Cleveland Plain Dealer Apr 24 11:07am
A Highland Heights man, 52, was arrested for operating a vehicle while impaired April 17 as he pulled into his driveway. Officers located him after someone reported seeing him leaving the Highlander Tavern on Bishop Road.
Old Republic Reports Results For The First Quarter 2014
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Canada Finance Apr 24 06:00am
CHICAGO, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI), today reported financial results for the first quarter 2014. Operating profits for the quarter were marked by ...
Disoriented driver charged with driving while impaired
The Buffalo News Apr 28 02:05pm
LOCKPORT – A West Seneca woman who did not appear to know where she was, what time it was and was driving a significantly damaged vehicle was charged with driving under the influence of drugs at 7:15 a.m. Monday in the 5800 block of Stone Road.
Marion Barry’s Son Charged With DUI After Synthetic Pot Bust
Washington City Paper May 08 12:01pm
Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry 's son Christopher Barry was arrested downtown last Friday downtown after allegedly driving under the influence of drugs, court records show. A Metropolitan Police Department officer also allegedly discovered synthetic marijuana in Barry's car.
Driver Who Crashed Into Bodega Worker While High On PCP Charged With Murder
Gothamist May 07 09:54am
The man accused of crashing into an East Village bodega and killing an employee while driving under the influence of PCP and meth last summer has been charged with murder, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's office . [ more › ]

Top DUI News, Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Drunk driving previews from BYU students set to hit Utah theaters
Deseret News May 01 08:16pm
Law enforcement and the Utah Highway Safety Office have teamed up with BYU film students to create "movie trailers" that will...
'Drunk driving to be dealt with sternly'
The Times of India May 02 08:29am
Voicing concern over increasing incidents of drunk driving, a Delhi court has said that this "menace" has been plaguing the national capital and the problem should be dealt with "sternly".
Drunk Driving Should Be Dealt With Sternly: Court
Outlook India May 02 06:36am
Voicing concern over increasing incidents of drunk driving, a Delhi court has said that this "menace" has been plaguing the national capital and the problem should be dealt with "sternly".
BU prof to seek curative discharge - Brandon Sun
Woman accused of hitting mother, child with car appears in court - FOX 8 WGHP
In The Dock: Bournemouth - The Bournemouth Daily Echo
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Drunk Driving - News Images
[FHP: Man who caused fatal crash was driving drunk - WESH - Orlando Videos via Yahoo! News]
Drunk driving crack down
Park Hills Daily Journal 1 hour, 37 minutes ago
Prom and graduation season is here and Missouri law enforcement wishes to ensure Missouri youth are celebrating safe and sober.
Don't Miss It
NBC 10 Providence May 02 08:18am
When you think of a drunk driving traffic stop, you may not think of turning to your smart phone for advice, but now it seems there's an app even for that.
Chris Pine Arrested for Drunk Driving in New Zealand
The Hollywood Reporter 1 hour, 41 minutes ago
According to local sources, the "Star Trek" and "Jack Ryan" star was stopped after leaving a wrap party for the location shoot of upcoming sci-fi film "Z for Zcharaiah." read more
Reducing Drunk Driving
The Missourian May 02 12:49pm
Police will be out in force the next two weeks looking for drunk drivers in Franklin County.
'Suspicious’: Sober driver arrested for drunk driving after deputy runs stop sign and crashes into her car
Odd News via Yahoo! News May 02 02:38pm
Tanya Weyker of Milwaukee, Wisconsin has been fighting for over a year to clear her name and get her medical bills paid following a serious car accident with a Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Deputy allegedly arrests sober driver for OWI after he crashes into her ... - UPI
Sober driver arrested after deputy runs stop sign... - Oklahoma's NewsChannel 4
Tanya Weyker Was Stone Sober When A Cop Plowed Into Her Car - ... - The Inquisitr
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Sober woman arrested for drunk driving after police officer crashes into her car
FOX 4 Kansas City May 02 10:47am
MILWAUKEE - A 25-year-old woman with a spotless driving record has spent the last year battling drunk driving charges she...
Sober woman arrested for drunk driving after deputy runs stop sign... - FOX 8 WGHP
Sober woman arrested for drunk driving after deputy crashes into... - FOX 13 Utah
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Drunk at actor's party, man drives into trouble
DNA India Apr 30 09:43pm
A 44-year-old man, Viren Ramesh Patel, was arrested by the Khar police for drunk driving and ramming his car into two parked vehicles in Khar (West).

Top DUI News, Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Middlesex DA prosecutor resigns after OUI charges
Lowell Sun 1 hour, 5 minutes ago
LOWELL -- An award-winning prosecutor in the Middlesex District Attorney's Office resigned from the office earlier this year after he was suspended without pay because he was charged with drunken-driving.
Merrimack Valley Police Logs
The Eagle-Tribune May 01 09:53pm
LAWRENCE Wednesday Arrest: Nicholas Perez, 36, of 75 Park St., North Andover, illegal possession of a class A substance, 456 Broadway St., 1:33 p.m. Arrest: Gregory Lavallee, 28, of 459 Arlington St., Dracut, possession with intent to distribute a c
Middlesex DA prosecutor resigns after OUI charges
Lowell Sun May 01 08:16pm
LOWELL -- An award-winning prosecutor in the Middlesex District Attorney's Office resigned from the office earlier this year after he was suspended without pay because he was charged with drunken-driving.
Not guilty plea for DPW director in OUI case
WWLP Springfield Apr 24 06:55am
Palmer’s DPW director was in court Thursday to face charges for his second OUI arrest.
Man charged with OUI in fatal crash
WCVB Boston Apr 26 10:57am
A Norton man is under arrest for allegedly speeding through a red light and killing a 63-year-old while intoxicated Friday night.
Norton man charged after fatal OUI wreck
WPRI Providence Apr 26 09:34am
A Norton man is under arrest after police say he struck and killed a Raynham man while driving drunk.…
Gloucester Police/Fire: City woman facing OUI charge
Gloucester Daily Times Apr 21 09:13pm
News and information from the police and fire logs of Gloucester.
Hingham police arrest man on 6th OUI charge
WCVB Boston Apr 13 08:06pm
Authorities with the Hingham Police Department said they arrested Kim David Burke Sunday on an operating under the influence charge.
Hingham man faces sixth drunken driving charge - Boston Herald
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Man with revoked license faces sixth OUI charge
Boston Herald Apr 14 09:23pm
A Hingham man whose driver’s license was already revoked for life twice and who was already on probation for drunken driving was ordered held without bail yesterday pending a dangerousness hearing tomorrow after his sixth arrest for operating under the influence of alcohol in 27 years, authorities said.
police logs
The Daily News of Newburyport Apr 16 12:16am
NEWBURYPORT The following items were recorded in the Newburyport police log: Casey J. Merrill, 39, 100 Washington St., Seabrook, was arrested Tuesday at 1:26 a.m. and charged with a previous warrant. Officers Megan Muldowney and Eric Andrukaitis made

Top DUI News, Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Attorney Jon Saia Successfully Appeals Client’s OVI Charge
PRWeb Apr 30 05:17pm
Attorney Jon J. Saia recently secured an appellate case victory for a client who had appealed multiple aspects of his OVI case. With the help of the lawyer from The Law Offices of Saia&Piatt, the client was able to get his OVI charge removed. (PRWeb April 30, 2014) Read the full story at
CB Roby tweets his defense on OVI charge
The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports Apr 25 12:58pm
Cornerback Bradley Roby of Ohio State, considered a possible top-10 pick in the NFL Draft, took to Twitter on Friday to defend himself against a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated last weekend. The Franklin County (Ohio) Municipal Court website said Roby was charged with OVI last weekend when police found him asleep in his car in a parking lot and that he failed a subsequent field ...
Target 9 investigation: Why are there so many repeat OVI arrests?
WTOV 9 Steubenville Apr 29 09:03am BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio - OVI drivers are dangerous and put you and your family's lives at stake when they get behind the wheel. So why do some of these offenders continue to break the law? We've all heard about it -- in some cases, we've even witnessed it -- the same people picked up time and time again for driving under the influence. ...
Ovi - News Images
[Ovi gets 51st; Caps top coasting Blackhawks 4-0 - The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports]
Municipal Court
Springfield News-Sun Apr 30 02:58pm
CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Ryan C. Erskine, 35, of South Charleston, failure to drive on right, dismissed. Shawn D. McPommell, 42, of 224 Fourth Ave., littering, dismissed - prosecutor request. Tim M. Rion Jr., 41, of Dayton, OVI, guilty, 93 days jail, six months driver’s license suspension, fined $375; failure to pay reinstatement fee, guilty; 12 point suspension, dismissed. Katherine Marie ...
NFL prospect Roby defends self against OVI charge
CBS Sports Apr 25 09:03am
NFL prospect Roby defends self against OVI charge
Top NFL prospect tweets his defence on booze charge - Winnipeg Sun
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NFL Draft prospect Roby arrested, charged with OVI
CBS Sports Apr 24 07:01pm
NFL Draft prospect Roby arrested, charged with OVI
Caps Insider: Katie Carrera talks Ovi, McPhee and Oates
Washington Post Apr 29 12:04pm
Short summary of story
OVI checkpoint today in Hamilton
The Hamilton Journal News Apr 25 09:13am
An OVI checkpoint will be held tonight in the city of Hamilton.The Butler County OVI Task Force announced from 10 p.
OVI checkpoints planned for Cincinnati, Springdale and Ha... - FOX 19 Cincinnati
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Roby pleads guilty to lesser charge in OVI case
ESPN Apr 29 08:34am
After the initial charges were amended according to court records, former Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby pleaded guilty to physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Franklin County court on Tuesday.
Trotwood OVI checkpoint coming this weekend
WHIO-TV 7 Dayton Apr 21 05:31pm
A Trotwood OVI checkpoint is planned for this weekend, officials said Monday night, and the exact location will be announced Friday. The goals of the sobriety checkpoint are to provide public awareness about the consequences of driving under the influence, to reduce the number of impaired drivers, to reduce the number of alcohol-related traffic crashes and to make roads safer to travel. Carlene ...

Top DUI News, Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Schofield man faces 5th OWI charge
Wausau Daily Herald 2 hours, 7 minutes ago
A 64-year-old Schofield man is facing felony drunken-driving charges after a traffic stop in Rothschild.
Bluffton man dies in Rush County crash
WTHR Indianapolis Apr 28 03:41pm
A Bluffton man died in a crash on State Road 3 Monday in Rush County.
Officer released on bond after being charged in fatal crash... - WTHR Indianapolis
Newborn baby, mother recovering after crash that took father... - WTHR Indianapolis
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Indiana man gets 42-year molestation sentence
WTHR Indianapolis Apr 20 12:47pm
A Lafayette man who pleaded guilty to repeatedly sexually assaulting a teenage girl has been sentenced to a full 42 years in prison under his plea agreement in the case.
Indiana man arrested for allegedly attacking boy - WTHR Indianapolis
Harsh Indiana winter straps county budgets - WTHR Indianapolis
Biosafety measures vary from Indiana farm to farm - WTHR Indianapolis
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Gov. Pence urges Obama to approve Keystone pipeline
WTHR Indianapolis Apr 21 10:29am
Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) has written a letter to President Barack Obama, urging him to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project.
Indianapolis man stabbed by man walking 'like a zombie'
WTHR Indianapolis Apr 21 10:59am
An Indianapolis man is recovering from a stab wound after he says the attacker walked toward him "like a zombie" with a box-cutter in his hand.
Janesville police arrest man for 4th OWI charge
WISC-TV Madison Apr 27 07:37am
A 31-year-old man was arrested for his fourth operating while intoxicated charge early Sunday morning, Janesville police said. Around 2:30 a.m. a Janesville officer observed Jeremy T. McCarthy, 31, driving on East Milwaukee Street eastbound near Harmony Drive, according to a release. McCarthy was stopped for an equipment violation, and the officer found McCarthy was intoxicated. McCarthy ...
Fourth OWI charge possible
Leader-Telegram Apr 02 09:39pm
CHIPPEWA FALLS - A 26-year-old Chippewa Falls man who crashed his car into the garage door at his home Tuesday and injured a woman has been arrested on drunken driving charges.
Indianapolis Prize finalist Carl Safina
WTHR Indianapolis Apr 28 01:25pm
Even though he grew up in the big city, Carl Safina's heart was with the natural world at a very young age. Particularly -- the ocean.
Indianapolis Prize candidate started by saving birds - WTHR Indianapolis
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Iowa basketball player Peter Jok arrested for OWI
The Iowa City Press-Citizen Apr 26 08:15am
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa basketball player Peter Jok was arrested early Saturday and charged with OWI. How that affects his standing on the team will be determined at a later date, coach Fran McCaffery said. Jok, 20, a former all-stater at West Des Moines Valley, was stopped at 2:43 a.m. by Iowa City police […]
Man appears in court on 5th OWI charge
Watertown Daily Times Apr 23 09:45am
JUNEAU -- A 56-year-old Beaver Dam man made his initial appearance in court Monday following his arrest for an alleged fifth OWI.

Top DUI News, Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Iowa's Jok arrested for OWI
The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports Apr 27 09:04am
Iowa freshman guard Peter Jok was arrested Saturday morning in Iowa City on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
Criminal Dispositions: April 25, 2014
Muscatine Journal Apr 25 03:45pm
Editor’s note: Following are recent dispositions of Muscatine County criminal court cases other than simple misdemeanors (also includes operating while intoxicated, OWI).
Iowa basketball player Peter Jok arrested for OWI
The Iowa City Press-Citizen Apr 26 08:15am
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa basketball player Peter Jok was arrested early Saturday and charged with OWI. How that affects his standing on the team will be determined at a later date, coach Fran McCaffery said. Jok, 20, a former all-stater at West Des Moines Valley, was stopped at 2:43 a.m. by Iowa City police […]
Owi - News Images
[Off-duty ofc. faces OWI charges in fatal crash that killed young man, injured pregnant woman - WRTV - Indianapolis Scripps via Yahoo! News]
OWI legislation not all it's cracked up to be
Opelousas Daily World Apr 05 11:13pm
In its never-ending obsession with drinking and driving, the legislature changes the provisions for OWI almost annually.
12 drunk drivers arrested during Operation Drive Sober patron... - CBS 58 Milwaukee
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Police Blotter
The Daily Iowan Apr 21 12:20am
Abelardo Aguirre, 43, Muscatine, was charged April 18 with OWI. Samuel Allen, 27, Finkbine Lane Apt. 8, was charged April 18 with public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
3 injured in suspected OWI rollover crash
WISC-TV Madison Apr 28 06:22am
Three people were injured in a rollover crash that involved a drunken driver, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were called to County Road W in the town of Benton at 11 p.m. on Saturday for a report of a single-vehicle rollover crash. Investigators said the driver, William E. Kounse, 23, of Central City, Iowa, was speeding west on County Road W with two passengers when ...
Police: Wausau man strikes tree, cited for OWI
Wausau Daily Herald 1 hour, 59 minutes ago
A 49-year-old man was intoxicated when he struck a tree Saturday afternoon and injured himself in the crash, police say.
Man charged with OWI
The Daily Iowan Apr 28 12:50am
Authorities have accused a Cedar Rapids man driving under the influence. Steven Hagemeier, 28, was charged Sunday with third-offense OWI. According to an Iowa City police complaint, Hagemeier was speeding on South Gilbert Street at roughly 10 mph over the speed limit.
First-grade teacher charged with OWI, possession of marijuana after crash
FOX 59 Indianapolis Apr 28 10:07am
INDIANAPOLIS – An elementary school teacher was drunk and had “a large amount of suspected marijuana” in her SUV when officers arrested her early Sunday morning, police say. According to a report from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, police were …
Nelson gets prison for OWi-eighth
The Chippewa Herald Apr 28 02:37pm
Matthew O. Nelson had a reply ready when the police officer who had pulled him over on a traffic stop asked whether Nelson was drinking.

Top DUI News, Monday, April 28th, 2014

DWI Arrest After Crash in Brockport
YNN Rochester Apr 26 06:04am
A 22-year-old man was arrested for DWI after an early morning crash in Brockport.
Driver charged with aggravated DWI in Town of Lockport arrest... - The Buffalo News
DPS and Longview Police arrest 7 on Saturday for DWI - KLTV 7 Tyler
DPS and Longview Police arrest 7 on Friday for D... - KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
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Dina Lohan Pleads Guilty to 2013 DWI, Speeding: Details
US Weekly Apr 15 12:44pm
Making moves -- seven months later. Dina Lohan pleaded guilty in court Tuesday, April 15, to charges stemming from her September 2013 DWI arrest on Long Island, Newsday reports.
Dina Lohan pleads guilty to DWI, speeding - UPI
Dina Lohan Pleads Guilty to DWI to Dodge Jail - AceShowbiz
Dina Lohan pleads guilty to DWI - Contactmusic
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CEDAR GROVE:Police respond to reports of prescription fraud, make driving while intoxicated arrests
Cedar Grove/Verona Observers Apr 14 09:02am
Editor’s note: This report was prepared by the Cedar Grove Police Department.
Dwi Arrest - News Images
[State Police Arrest Log: Nashua Man Charged with DWI - Patch (RSS) via Yahoo! News]
AG Lori Swanson backs bill surrounding lawmaker DWI immunity
Pioneer Press Apr 24 03:09pm
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has advised the Legislature to forge ahead with a bill making clear that lawmakers can't avoid arrest for drunken driving or other crimes during a legislative session, but a key senator said Thursday he still thinks the measure is unnecessary.
Dina Lohan Pleads Guilty to 2013 DWI, Speeding: Details
Us Weekly via omg! Apr 15 12:35pm
Dina Lohan has pleaded guilty to her 2013 DWI arrest, and will reportedly have to attend community service and pay a fine -- get the details
Police chase into downtown Syracuse ends with crash, DWI arrest
The Post-Standard Apr 27 07:22am
A drunken driver led police on a three-mile chase from the South Side to downtown Syracuse early Sunday morning.
Arrest details of Scott woman accused of vehicular homicide
KATC 3 Lafayette Apr 25 01:04pm
The 22-year-old Scott woman who stands accused of the vehicular homicide of Louisiana Racing Commission Chairman Jerry Meaux was recorded at a BAC level of .012, was suspected of using marijuana, and failed field sobriety tests, according to her arrest affidavit. In addition to vehicular homicide, Blaire Marie Duhon is charged with first-offense DWI, driving left of center, and littering. The ...
Troopers say woman tried to get evidence from possible DWI... - FOX 8 New Orleans
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Two Checkpoints Yield One DWI Arrest
KOLR - KSFX Ozarks Apr 21 02:40pm
GREENE COUNTY, Mo.-- The Greene County Sheriff's Office announced that one person was arrested for DWI during two checkpoints conducted on Saturday. 221 cars were stopped during the checkpoints. In addition to the one DWI arrest, one person was arrested on an outstanding warrant for 2nd Degree Assault. One had a warrant for No Driver's License and Driving While License Suspended. Deputies also ...
Waterford police make DWI arrest - Albany Times Union
Two DWI arrests early Saturday - 13WHAM Rochester
Littering leads to DWI arrest - WIVB Buffalo
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Northwest Corpus Christi blotter for the week of April 7
Nueces County Record Star Apr 16 04:19am
DWI arrest on Hwy 44:
Troopers report erratic driver, make DWI arrest
WIVB Buffalo Apr 22 12:03pm
New York State Police were patrolling in the Town of Batavia when they report spotting a vehicle weaving in the road, crossing the center line and white hazard lines multiple times.
Assemblyman Paul Moriarty sues Washington Township officer J... - The Star-Ledger
NT man takes felony DWI plea deal - The Buffalo News
Erratic driver charged with DWI - New Jersey Herald
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Stories of the Week

April 21st - April 27th Ex-quarterback McNabb spends day in Arizona jail

April 14th - April 20th Lindsay Lohan's Mom Dina Pleads Guilty to Driving While Intoxicated

April 7th - April 13th Trooper admits he got his facts wrong in DWI trial

March 31st - April 6th Woman who crashed into deputy fire chief's porch admits to driving drunk

March 24th - March 30 Former Seabee convicted of DUI causing serious injuries

March 17th - March 23rd OVI trial date set for former boxer Kelly Pavlik

March 10th - March 16th CDOT launches new campaign to target marijuana-impaired driving

March 3rd - March 9th DUI level for marijuana stirs pot of controversy

February 24th - March 2nd Airport Officer in jail for allegedly driving while impaired and striking a man

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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