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Woman Violates DUI Probation, Brags on Facebook

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Michigan Woman Violates Terms of DUI Probation but Caught after Bragging on Facebook A Michigan woman has been arrested after violating the terms of her probation for a 2012 DUI after bragging about drinking on St. Patrick’s Day on Facebook. Colleen Cudney, 22, was arrested on her first DUI charges in 2012. She was convicted, but sentenced to probation, during which she agreed she would not indulge in any alcoholic beverages. After this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, she was called in for a random Breathalyzer test. Although she had … [Read more...]

David Cassidy’s Latest DUI Lands Him in Rehab

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David Cassidy Required to go to Rehab, Gets Probation, After Latest DUI In the trial for his third DUI arrest since 2010, David Cassidy was given 5 years’ probation, and ordered to go to rehab. Cassidy’s sentence including 60 months of probation, along with 90 days’ live-in rehab for alcohol abuse, in connection with his latest DUI arrest, which occurred in January of this year near the Los Angeles International Airport. In addition to the rehab stint and probation, the former pop singer will also undergo a 9-month alcohol education … [Read more...]

Six Kershaw County Businesses Busted for Underage Drinking

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Six Clerks in Kershaw County Cited for Allowing Underage Drinking and Selling Alcohol to Minors Six clerks at businesses in Kershaw County were cited on Wednesday, March 19th, for selling alcohol to minors and thereby allowing underage drinking. The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office undercover operation used underage volunteers, with their parents knowledge and consent, to attempt to buy alcohol at 24 establishments. They were successful in 6 cases. Citations for underage drinking and selling alcohol to minors were issued to the BP service … [Read more...]

Dozens Arrested at St. Patrick’s Day DUI Checkpoints

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Nationally, DUI Checkpoints on St. Patrick’s Day Land Several People in Jail Across the country, several cities set up DUI checkpoints to help monitor drunk or impaired driving on St. Patrick’s Day. In Kansas City, Missouri, an overnight DUI checkpoint led to 31 arrests. Police stopped 596 vehicles on Monday, March 17th, during a five-hour DUI checkpoint. Officers also issued tickets for other traffic violations, including seven citations for driving with a suspended license, and two hazardous driving citations. Police also arrested two … [Read more...]

Justin Bieber’s Florida DUI Trial Set for May

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Justin Bieber Goes to Trial for Florida DUI in May On Tuesday, March 11th, a trial date for Justin Bieber’s Florida DUI charge was set for May 5th. Bieber was formally charged with driving under the influence of drugs, resisting arrest, and possessing an invalid driver’s license. No plea deal has been offered to the young Canadian pop star, who has officially pleaded not guilty to the DUI charges. Often, first offenders receive a plea deal to avoid potential jail time. "All we're going to say is, we're going to prepare for a trial and … [Read more...]

Colorado Campaigns Against DUID from Marijuana

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“Stoned Driving” Campaign Warns About DUID Colorado recently passed legislation legalizing recreational marijuana use. However, the legislation has increased DUI charges as drivers are being pulled over for driving under the influence of marijuana. To help combat the problem, the Colorado Department of Transportation released the “Drive High, Get a DUI” campaign on Thursday, March 6th. The series of ads take a humorous spin on the situation, showing spacey marijuana users behind the wheel, flaking out on easy, everyday tasks. One of the … [Read more...]

Kerry Kennedy Not Guilty of DUI from Drugs

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Jury Finds Kerry Kennedy Not Guilty for DUI After Taking Sleeping Pills A four-day trial and jury deliberation for less than two hours led to a “not guilty” verdict for human rights activist Kerry Kennedy in a trial alleging misdemeanor DUI from prescription drugs. Kennedy is the former wife of New York governor Andrew Cuomo, the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and niece of John F. Kennedy. At her trial, she was accused of negligent driving after she took a prescription sleeping pill. She stated that she accidentally took the sleeping pill … [Read more...]

Kerry Kennedy’s DUI Trial Begins in NY

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Kerry Kennedy Alleges Drug Mix-Up at DUI Trial Kerry Kennedy’s DUI trial began on Monday, February 24th, alleging that the niece of the late president John F. Kennedy caused a car accident while under the influence of a sleeping aid. The 43-year-old Kennedy alleges that she accidentally took an Ambien, rather than her thyroid medication, before getting behind the wheel of her Lexus. The unfortunate drug mix-up led her to cause a car accident with a tractor-trailer, continue to drive, and then fall asleep behind the wheel further down the … [Read more...]

Another DUI Charge for 3 Doors Down Bassist

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3 Doors Down Bassist Faces Another DUI Charge The former bassist and founding member of the band 3 Doors Down faces a second DUI charge in Mississippi after officers found him slumped over the steering wheel. On Tuesday, February 18th, Todd Harrell was arrested on second-offense DUI in D’Iberville, Mississippi. Last August, he was arrested on his first DUI charge in the state, although he also faces a vehicular homicide charge in Tennessee related to driving under the influence. Officers responded to a citizen’s tip on Tuesday night … [Read more...]

Man Going 107 MPH Arrested for 3rd DUI Offense

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Man Driving 107 MPH through Kershaw County Arrested on 3rd DUI Offense A man, who reportedly had two prior DUI convictions already, was arrested on Friday, January 31st, for driving 107 mph under the influence of alcohol, a 3rd DUI offense. According to officers at the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office, Matthew Christopher Temples, 25, from Newberry, was weaving in and out of traffic while driving down I-20. He was pulled over at around 5:15 PM for driving 107 miles per hour down the interstate. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said … [Read more...]