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Monthly Archives: November, 2010

DUI suspect arrested following suicide attempt

<!–Saxotech Paragraph Count: 2–> A man was arrested early this morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after, police say, he tried to commit suicide by driving into a parked vehicle. Scott Hebron was taken into custody about 3:35 a.m. in the 1990 block of South Camino Real, according to Palm Springs…Read More

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DUI arrests up in Bay Area this Thanksgiving weekend

More drunk driving arrests have been made so far this Thanksgiving weekend in the Bay Area compared to the same time last year, according to the California Highway Patrol. From Wednesday evening to Saturday morning, a total of 177 motorists have been arrested for driving under the influence, according to the CHP. In 2009, only…Read More

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Man arrested after backing up into officer near DUI checkpoint

SAN RAFAEL — An unlicensed and apparently drunken driver struck and injured a San Rafael police officer near a downtown DUI checkpoint Wednesday, police said. At 11:15 p.m., motorcycle Officer Christopher Sweeney — an eight-year veteran of the department — was parked on his bike with other officers at the Shell station at 834 Irwin…Read More

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DUI checkpoint planned for Friday – Visalia Times

<!–Saxotech Paragraph Count: 5–> Visalia police department officers will conduct a driver’s license checkpoint on Friday in which drunken drivers will also be arrested. The precise location has not been disclosed. The DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as educate the public on the dangers of…Read More

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94-year-old man one of nine DUI arrests

After Robert Kapus, 30, of Petaluma fled from officers during a probation check in Petaluma on Saturday night, he was arrested Monday at his place of employment in San Rafael. He was arrested without incident, and was booked into Sonoma County Jail, where his bail was set at $52,500. Kapus said that during the probation…Read More

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Thanksgiving Holiday Brings Traffic Accidents

The start of the Thanksgiving Day holiday resulted in several traffic accidents, a suspected DUI and an alleged domestic incident, the West Hartford police reported Friday. In a 48-hour period from noon Wednesday until noon Friday, police investigated 25 traffic accidents. A Simsbury woman was taken into custody Wednesday at 7:48 p.m. after she was observed…Read More

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Mass. man charged with DUI in fatal crash

Police say Lacroix was driving east on Route 20 in Wilbraham at about 1:45 a.m. on Thursday when he swerved into the westbound lane and struck a vehicle with five people in it. Back seat passenger, 27-year-old Raina Jensen of Portland, Maine, was not wearing a seat belt and died.

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Palm Springs police begin using new $165K DUI grant

<!–Saxotech Paragraph Count: 2–> The Palm Springs Police Department began using a $165,000 grant this month on programs aimed at curbing drunken driving. “It’ll allow us to continue our enforcement efforts at about the same levels as last year,” said Sgt. Paul Abshire, who oversees the department’s traffic division. The grant money has been used…Read More

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Officers cleared of wrongdoing in DUI checkpoint death

SALEM (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – A year ago, a local father died just hours after being arrested at a sobriety checkpoint. On Tuesday, prosecutors cleared the officers involved of any wrongdoing. But Kenneth Howe’s family still believes he was the victim of excessive force. In fact, Howe’s family has filed a civil rights lawsuit….Read More

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Police escalate anti-DUI effort

Last year, Thanksgiving was the deadliest holiday weekend on Ohio roads, topping the list for traffic crashes and deaths, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Authorities are becoming increasingly aware of the deadly Thanksgiving trend and are taking steps to combat it, said Butler County Assistant Prosecutor Jason Phillabaum. So on Wednesday, he argued…Read More

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