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Monthly Archives: January, 2011

Train smashes into car after suspected DUI driver falls asleep on tracks

Man Falls Asleep in Car on Railroad Tracks, Survives Freight Train Police arrested a man who apparently was under the influence of alcohol when he stopped his car on some railroad tracks in Pacoima and fell asleep, then survived when a freight train smashed into his car today, police said. The freight train smashed into…Read More

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California city nixes plan to post mug shots of DUI suspects

Posted at: 01/20/2011 9:03 AM Shame will not be the name of the game when it comes to efforts by one California city to cut down on DUI arrests The City Council in Huntington Beach, California has rejected a proposal that would have directed police to post information about repeat DUI suspects on Facebook. Councilman…Read More

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DUI sobriety checkpoint planned for weekend

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said a DUI sobriety checkpoint is scheduled for this weekend, beginning Friday, January 21. The operation will take place at an undisclosed location in Lee County as the Sheriff’s Office continues its commitment to getting impaired drivers off the roadways and in support of education efforts such as the national…Read More

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Alderman sues city over 2009 DUI charge

Chicago Ald. Sharon Dixon, 24th, sued the city Wednesday, alleging that police wrongly charged her in 2009 with driving under the influence of alcohol. Dixon was arrested while driving on Sheridan Road early on Jan. 21 and charged with obstruction of traffic by a motorist and operating a vehicle without proof of insurance, in addition…Read More

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Former Sen. Killpack pleads guilty to DUI

SALT LAKE CITY — Almost a year from the day of his arrest, former Sen. Sheldon Killpack, R-Syracuse, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. Killpack, 42, entered a guilty plea Wednesday to the class B misdemeanor in 3rd District Justice Court in Salt Lake City before Judge Shauna Graves-Robertson. A charge of…Read More

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Astros prospect DeShields apologizes for DUI

Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. was coming from a Georgia fraternity house late Saturday night when he was arrested and later charged with DUI and two other misdemeanors, according to a police report. DeShields was stopped at approximately 11:30 p.m. ET after allegedly driving the wrong way on a one-way street near the University of…Read More

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Vince Neil to get 2 weeks for plea in Vegas DUI – Chicago Sun

Vince Neil to get 2 weeks for plea in Vegas DUI Jan 18, 2011 07:39PM Share E-Mail Print Vince Neil, seen last July, has agreed to jail plus house arrest. | Ethan Miller~Getty Images Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is taking a plea deal that will get him two weeks of jail time plus two…Read More

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Baseball draftee Delino DeShields Jr. charged with DUI in Athens

Print E-mail By Mike Morris The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Delino DeShields Jr., the Houston Astros’ first-round draft pick, was arrested in Athens Sunday for allegedly driving under the influence. The Athens Banner-Herald reported that DeShields, the 18-year-old son of the former major league second-baseman of the same name, was booked into the Clarke County Jail early…Read More

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Lawmakers want stricter DUI penalties for teens – KULR

HELENA – The House Judiciary Committee is revisiting a bill that passed both the Montana House and Senate in 2009, only to be vetoed by Governor Brian Schweitzer. House Bill 18 would allow juveniles involved in deadly DUI accidents to be charged as adults. Multimedia Watch The Video Rebecca Sturdevant of Mothers Against Drunk Driving…Read More

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Astros' top draft pick charged with DUI

Delino DeShields Jr., the Astros’ first-round draft pick, was arrested early Sunday morning in Georgia and faces charges related to drinking and driving, the Houston Chronicle reported. DeShields, 18, was charged with driving under the influence, underage alcohol possession and driving the wrong way on a one-way street. The three are misdemeanors, and DeShields was…Read More

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