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DUI Driver with Criminal History Injures LAPD Officer, Community Rallies Support

While an LAPD officer lies bedridden in a hospital, languishing in a coma after being struck down in a car crash, the woman that is charged with causing his injuries while DUI has pleaded not guilty ...

Teen Driver Guilty of DUI-Fueled Death of Teen Friend

An underage drinker chose to get behind the wheel of a car, and then proceeded to cause a crash that took the life of his friend in June of 2013. The man, now 20 years old, has pleaded guilty to one ...

Fourth DUI, and First to Cause a Fatality, Results in Six to 15 Years in Prison

A man has been found responsible for the death of a young mother in a DUI-fueled crash, his fourth DUI conviction, and is now headed to prison for up to 15 years, as reported by the Lebanon Daily ...

DUI Driver Who Killed Little Girl Promises to Never Drink Again

A 28 year-old man may be in prison up to his 37 th birthday after being convicted of felony DUI that claimed the life of a 6 year-old girl on New Year's Day 2012, as reported by The State for ...

Woman Remains in Jail Even After Appeal Tosses Out 32 Charges

A woman that took her DUI conviction back to court, in an effort to lessen her time in jail, saw some of her charges tossed out, but not the single one that will keep her in jail, as reported by CBS ...

Mike Ditka's Son Faces DUI Charges

Mike Ditka was the former owner of the Bears, and now is the embarrassed father of a son that is facing DUI charges. According to the Sun Times, Mark Ditka, Mike’s son, is 49-year-old. He was ...

Suspended High School Football Coach Faces Ethics Code and DWI Charges

A high school football coach is facing more than a DWI charge, as he has violated his school district's "Coaching Code of Ethics" and will remain on suspension until he again meets the ...

DUI Suspect Tried to Hide in Car Wash

If you are suspected of a DUI, then the police can pull you over and issue the proper field sobriety tests and breath and blood tests. In some states, the police must have a probable cause to pull you ...

Justin Blackmon Pleads Guilty to Aggravated DUI

The wide receiver Justin Blackmon has been waiting for his trial since he was arrested for a DUI a few weeks back. The Jaguars football player will receive a one-year deferred sentence as long as he ...

California Punishes Judges for how they Handled Lohan's DUI Case

State oversight has recently disciplined two Los Angeles County judges for the way that they handled Lindsay Lohan’s notorious DUI which began in 2010. Official documents say that the judges at ...

Lindsay Lohan Settles with Passengers from 2007 DUI Ride

Lindsay Lohan seems to always be in trouble with the law, but she has finally reconciled with the three passengers that gave her grief after they rode along with her to and from a party. The three men ...

Mom Charged with DUI Manslaughter that Killed Daughter

In Orlando, Florida, one mother got behind the wheel while intoxicated last week, only to end up with devastating and life-altering results. The mom had her four children in the car when she went ...

Montana Man Driving 134 mph Charged with a DUI

Some people just love to drive fast, but when a Montana man was clocked at 134 miles per hour in a 50 miles per hour zone, the police thought it must be more than an adrenaline. The man with the pedal ...

Racing Star Al Unser Jr. Caught in Street Race and DUI

Famous racecar driver Al Unser Jr., retired and taking his car on the open road for racing, and DUI, has pleaded guilty to his second DUI conviction. The Los Angeles Times has reported that ...

Bobby Brown, "Going Through Difficult Times", Charged With DUI

Allegedly suffering with grief over the death of his former spouse, Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown was arrested for DUI after he spent the preceding night drinking, as reported by the New York Daily ...

Man Dives Off Bridge, Doesn't Become "Crabmeat", Charged with DWI

On March 11 a Folsom resident attempted to avoid his eighth DWI arrest during a traffic stop by jumping from the Causeway bridge and into the strong currents of Lake Pontchartrain. After rescue ...

Man Receives 15-year Sentence for PCP-Fueled Crash that Killed One

A man that was charged for DUI three years ago, has now been sentenced though he maintains that he wasn’t high when he sped 100 mph down a Berwyn city street, left one man dead, injured one ...

Man Gets Tougher Sentence for Multiple DUI

A man who went to his sentencing intoxicated is likely to receive a harsher punishment than the judge had first intended. Since the man is no stranger to DUI charges, this was his third DUI, the judge ...

DUI Offender Had 4 Minors in Car at Time of Arrest

This week, it was reported that a person had four children in the vehicle at the time of a DUI arrest. The suspect, a 35-year-old woman, was arrested in Tennessee last week when officers observed her ...

Woman Given 13 Months for Felony DUI

After pleading guilty to the felony drunk driving charges levied against her, a Billings woman has been sentenced to 13 months in prison. According to court documents, the 38-year-old woman has been ...

Reality TV Star Gets Probation for DUI

“You’re Cut Off” star Jennifer Jowett has agreed to a plea in her DUI case. Jowett reportedly pleaded no contest to her driving under the influence matter and has been sentenced to probation as a ...

California DUI Penalties

If you are a resident of California and have recently been arrested for a DUI, you need to quickly familiarize yourself with the possible DUI penalties that you may be subjected to. Although each DUI ...

Mother Faces Up To 8 Years for DUI Offense Involving Son

A mother in Burlington now faces up to eight years in prison for a DUI charge that involves her son. What began as a day of shopping for Nancy Contois and her 14-year-old son ended in flashing lights, ...

New Legislation Could Mean Tougher DUI Penalties

If a new bill is passed in the Senate this week then first-time DUI offenders will be required to have an interlocking ignition device installed in their cars. At this time the DUI penalties state ...

Four Cities in California Rank High for DUI Convictions in the U.S.

According to Insurance.com, a Foster City based company, California has four of the top 10 cities in America for having the most driving under the influence convictions. At the top of the list is San ...
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