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August 2011 Archives

Obama's uncle arrested on suspicion of DUI

President Obama's uncle was recently arrested on suspicion of DUI. The 67-year-old is originally from Kenya. It is believed he was mentioned in Obama's book, "Dreams From My Father," as Uncle Omar. It has been reported that when the man was arrested he asked to make a call -- to the White House.

DUI crackdown in Georgia continues through Labor Day

As noted in a previous post, a national DUI crackdown is underway under the direction of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The crackdown is timed to overlap with Labor Day and the few weeks leading up to the long holiday and the end of summer. The crackdown began on August 19 and will run all the way through Labor Day weekend, or September 5.

Labor Day weekend DUI crackdown begins Friday

Summer is winding to a close as Labor Day weekend approaches. Students are returning to college and may be attending final summer celebrations in the last couple of weeks before classes truly get underway. In these last two weeks, law enforcement across the country and Georgia will be combining efforts to crack down on people who may be driving under the influence of alcohol.

Georgia man arrested for driving lawn mower while intoxicated

A person can get pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence for driving any kind of vehicle in public space -- including bikes, horses, boats and lawn mowers. A 54-year-old Georgia man may not have been aware of this a few weeks ago, but he knows now. The man was pulled over by a police officer in Monroe this week who suspected he was driving the mower while intoxicated.

Punishment for first-time DUI offense depends on where arrested

As reported in a previous post, Jalen Rose, a current analyst for ESPN and former NBA star, was sentenced recently to twenty days in jail after pleading guilty to a DUI charge. The charges stemmed from a DUI arrest last March.

Samantha Ronson arrested on suspicion of DUI

Samantha Ronson, a former love interest of Lindsay Lohan, was arrested on Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. The 33-year-old disc jockey was arrested on Monday. She was pulled over by law enforcement officers around 10:30 a.m. Officers said they pulled her vehicle over because she was speeding by driving 89 mph in a zone marked for 70 mph.