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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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Man gets jail in DUI that injured Philadelphia officers

Although he nearly killed two police officers while he was driving drunk and on drugs, John Cusick told the judge, “I don’t feel I need a lot of jail time. I feel I’m more in need of rehab.” Cusick wound up getting both – six to 12 years in prison, with drug treatment and anger-management…Read More

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Urso gets 10 years for 15th DUI

WARREN – Even Keith Urso’s attorney called him an addict Tuesday, saying the 50-year-old Warren man should have been in an alcohol rehabilitation program years ago. ”Jail won’t do him much good,” said attorney Anthony Consoldane, who stood with Urso as he was sentenced to 10 years in prison. A jury convicted him last month…Read More

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Seat belt, DUI crackdown begins

Police on both sides of the Mississippi River will have more officers patrolling streets and highways in coming days to target impaired drivers and those not wearing seat belts. The Illinois Department of Transportation and several local police agencies announced at a news conference Tuesday the merger of two longtime enforcement campaigns known in Illinois…Read More

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Bucs: Rookie Williams to be fined for DUI arrest

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Police plan DUI enforcement for Thanksgiving weekend

York, PA – Two sobriety checkpoints are planned for York County during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to two news releases. Pennsylvania State Police, along with several municipal departments, will work with the Pennsylvania DUI Association to conduct the checkpoints, according to a news release. “The goal of the checkpoint is to deter drivers…Read More

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Leyritz faces 6 months for DUI

NEW YORK (WABC) — Former Yankees player Jim Leyritz escaped serious prison after a jury in Florida acquitted him of manslaughter charges for a deadly accident. He was convicted of a lesser charge, misdemeanor drunk driving, in the crash, which killed a mother of two. Now, the victim’s husband is speaking out. Jordan Vetich lost…Read More

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