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Man Pulled Over For 5th DUI As He Leaves Court, Police Say

POSTED: 2:31 pm CST January 21, 2011UPDATED: 2:40 pm CST January 21, 2011

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Driver found guilty in DUI crash that killed Rancho Bernardo man

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A man who drove drunk and caused a chain-reaction crash that killed a just-retired father of five in Carmel Mountain Ranch last summer was convicted Thursday of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and two DUI charges. Anthony Guarino, 57, faces up to 13 years in state prison when he is sentenced…Read More

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Lawmakers pitch bills to enforce DUI testing

Prosecutors and other advocates for tougher drunk-driving laws testified Thursday in favor of a bill enabling law officers to get a warrant forcing suspects to submit to a blood or breath test shortly after arrest, saying it closes a loophole in current state law. Supporters of Senate Bill 42 said nearly 3,000 drunk-driving suspects a…Read More

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Santa Rosa man sentenced for 19th DUI conviction

A Santa Rosa man was sentenced to three years in prison for his 19th DUI Thursday morning after he was found to be in violation of his probation by having alcohol in his house last month. Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Julie Conger rejected defense attorney Steve Weiss’ request to reinstate 65-year-old William Beall’s five-year…Read More

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Mug Shots On Facebook: Should Police Publicly Shame Drunk Drivers Online?

This week, city council members from Huntington Beach, Calif. considered requiring their local police to post mug shots of all DUI offenders on Facebook. For a society that has moved on from physical punishment in public, our Scarlet Letter complex is still frighteningly unwavering. (More on Techland: AMBER Alerts Now Dispatched Via Facebook) Drunk driving…Read More

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Astros' DeShields charged with DUI

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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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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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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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