Archive for ◊ April, 2011 ◊

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• Friday, April 29th, 2011

http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2011/apr/29/troopers-operate-ovi-checkpoint-friday-night-ar-470623/

GROVEPORT, Ohio — An DUI checkpoint is planned for Friday night in Franklin Township’s Groveport.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with Groveport police and the Franklin County DUI Task Force said an OVI checkpoint is from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 a.m. Saturday on state Route 317, near milepost 8, in the village of Groveport.

The checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.

The checkpoint also is in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols

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• Friday, April 29th, 2011

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110429/COMMUNITY/110429280?Title=DUI-checkpoints-set-for-Saturday

The Petaluma Police Department will be conducting two DUI and driver’s license checkpoints in the city on Saturday, April 30 in an effort to detect and deter impaired drivers, as well as those driving without licenses and with suspended licenses.

The locations of the checkpoints will not be announced in advance, said Sgt. Ken Savano.

These DUI operations also are being conducted to raise awareness of impaired driving by motorists. Funding for them has been provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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• Friday, April 29th, 2011

http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_17947659

LAS CRUCES – The Las Cruces Police Department has scheduled at least four DUI checkpoints to be conducted within city limits between Friday and May 31.

The department’s sobriety checkpoints are intended to reduce and eliminate the number of motorists who drive while intoxicated. Additional enforcement activities conducted this month by LCPD may include saturation, underage and party patrols.

LCPD encourages those who plan on consuming alcoholic beverages to arrange ahead of time and use a designated driver – someone who will not be drinking alcoholic beverages – for their transportation needs.

Residents of Do a Ana County can take advantage of Project HOME (Helping Others Make it home Every time), an initiative of the local DUI Program. For a minimal fee Project HOME offers a safe ride home to anyone who may have consumed too much alcohol.

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• Friday, April 29th, 2011

http://muskegon.wzzm13.com/news/news/woman-loses-leg-muskegon-heights-dui-crash/56428

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WZZM) — A Muskegon Heights man — who prosecutors say has never had a driver’s license — is charged in a serious DUI crash that cost a woman her leg.

A judge Friday afternoon charged Kenneth Taylor, 45, with DUI and driving without a license.

Prosecutors say Taylor hit three vehicles on Hoyt Street Thursday afternoon.

One of the cars was occupied by a 70-year-old Norton Shores woman on her way to pay a utility bill. She sustained serious injuries, including a severed leg.

The victim was listed in serious condition Friday night at a Saint Mary’s Health Care in Grand Rapids.

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• Friday, April 29th, 2011
http://www.cfnews13.com/article/news/2011/april/238671/Dan-Newlin-agrees-to-deal-in-DUI-case

Prominent Orlando attorney Dan Newlin has agreed to a deal that will drop his drunk driving case.

Newlin was arrested earlier this month in a DUI sting that also snagged his girlfriend.

Orange County court records show he has been placed in “a pre-trial diversion program.”

There is no word on what he’ll have to do in the program, but if he completes it, his DUI charge will be dropped.

Newlin denies he was drunk, and blamed his arrest on an officer he described as overzealous.

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• Friday, April 29th, 2011

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110429/COMMUNITY/110429280?Title=DUI-checkpoints-set-for-Saturday

The Petaluma Police Department will be conducting two DUI and driver’s license checkpoints in the city on Saturday, April 30 in an effort to detect and deter impaired drivers, as well as those driving without licenses and with suspended licenses.

The locations of the checkpoints will not be announced in advance, said Sgt. Ken Savano.

These DUI operations also are being conducted to raise awareness of impaired driving by motorists. Funding for them has been provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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• Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

http://www.wvec.com/my-city/suffolk/Suffolk-teacher-charged-with-DUI-during-spring-break-120616019.html

SUFFOLK – A Suffolk high school teacher is facing DUI charges.

Virginia Beach Police pulled over Robert Rogers 1:30 a.m. Thursday.  Suffolk Schools was on spring break at the time.

Rogers, 42, who lives in Va. Beach, is a sociology teacher at Kings Fork High School.

Online court records state this is Rogers’ third DUI charge within 5-10 years.

Schools spokeswoman Bethanne Bradshaw confirmed that criminal background checks are done before a teacher is hired; however, a drunken driving offense doesn’t keep someone from being hired.

“The school division works diligently to employ the best employees. We do a criminal background check, contact the applicant’s references, review transcripts and licenses, and conduct interviews,” she said.

Among the convictions that could stop a teacher from getting a job include murder and sexual assault.

Bradshaw said she couldn’t comment on Rogers’ status because it’s a personnel matter.

Rogers is in jail without bond and is due in court May 5.

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• Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

http://blog.thenewstribune.com/crime/2011/04/26/overturned-semi-carrying-chocolate-wine-leads-to-dui-arrest-in-sumner/

A semi-truck driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI early this morning after overturning his truck and spilling chocolate wine along a Sumner street.

The DUI accident happened about 1:50 a.m. at the corner of 24th Street East and 142nd Avenue East. It took two tow trucks to pull the semi upright, which temporarily blocked traffic just before noon.

No one was injured but the driver toppled a stop sign and light pole.

“The truck odometer had 29 miles on it,” said city spokeswoman Carmen Palmer. “It was a brand-new truck.”

It’s unclear where the truck was heading but officials said the driver barely traveled a mile before overturning.

The Department of Ecology was called to the scene. Very little wine spilled and the cargo was lifted off the truck before it was pulled upright.

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• Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/south_king/ken/news/120720349.html

After striking a barrier in Pierce County, the driver of a Chevrolet pickup drove northbound Interstate 5 on three tires for an estimated 10 miles before a State Patrol trooper stopped the driver off the South 200th Street exit near Kent.

Witnesses reported the DUI pickup traveling at high speeds while missing a front tire from the Federal Way area, according to a Washington State Patrol media release.

Just before 11 a.m. Sunday April 24, Trooper David Roberts observed the erratically driven pickup truck traveling north on I-5. Roberts said he could see “there was something wrong with the front end because of the angle that the truck was driving,” and initiated a stop at the South 200th Street exit.

While being stopped, the driver pulled onto the shoulder on the exit ramp to South 200th but abruptly accelerated and drove to a gas station on Military Road.

The trooper arrested the man at the gas station for investigation of DUI. The man, of Georgia, was released to his commanding officer at Joint Base Lewis-McChord after providing breath-test results of .184 and .183. The blood-alcohol level to be cited for drunk driving in the state is .08 or higher.

The driver told the trooper he had “a lot” to drink and he thought he had struck a barrier somewhere in Tacoma.

The right side of the pickup had recent damage and the right front tire was completely ground down to the lug nuts.

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• Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

http://www2.dothaneagle.com/news/2011/apr/26/dothan-police-arrest-four-felony-crimes-four-dui-ar-1764496/

The Dothan Police Department arrested the following people and charged them with a felony crime. None of them have been convicted. Information was provided by the Dothan Police Department.

April 22 – Joshua Tyler Phillips, 25, of East Saunders Road, Dothan, second-degree theft of property.

April 23 – Andrew Gordon Cumby, 27, of Pine Needles Drive, Dothan, unlawful breaking and entering of a motor vehicle.

April 24 – William Bret McCollister, 43, of Woodville, Texas, first-degree receiving stolen property.

April 24 – Christina Lavone Cazalas, 38, of Woodville, Texas, unlawful breaking and entering of a motor vehicle.

DUI:

April 23 – Robert Lucas Tice, 33, of Headstrom Drive, Dothan.

April 23 – Jacobo Cortez, 25, of Citadel Avenue, Dothan.

April 24 – Ricky Joe Lee, 52, of Treetop Court, Dothan.

April 24 – Thomas LeRoy Nichols III, 41, of Haisten Drive, Dothan  DUI .

Category: Criminal
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