Florida: Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott reports DUI arrests for July 21 – July 27, 2014

Impaired drivers are a very real danger to themselves and to others who share the road. With this in mind, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office has launched a multi-faceted campaign of education, awareness and enforcement to battle this threat to public safety in our community. We have elected to publicize the names of those charged with the offense of Driving Under the Influence during the past week

Lee County Florida Sheriff motorcycle units

North Carolina: Connie Jo Penland charged with DWI after dunking her car and kids in river

A Gastonia woman was charged with DWI early Saturday morning after driving into the South Fork of the Catawba River with her children in the rear seat.
Connie Jo Penland, 26, was driving north on Lowell-Spencer Mountain Road in Gastonia at approximately 12:31 a.m. Saturday when she approached the intersection of Sutton Carpenter Road, State Trooper W.T. Davis said

Connie Jo Penland charged with DWI after dumping her car with her three kids in south fork of Catawba River.

Delaware: State Police charged Rahul A. Patel with DUI homicide in wiping out man on bike; dead on scene

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit has charged a 21 year old Newark man with Vehicular Homicide and related charges in connection with the death of an unidentified adult male bicyclist, last evening in Newark.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the crash occurred on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at approximately 8:30 p.m. as a 2003 Honda Accord operated by Rahul A. Patel-21 of Newark, Delaware was traveling at a high rate of speed on westbound Ogletown Road (DE273) approaching the Ruthar Drive intersection. Patel lost control of the Honda which traveled off of the roadway onto the center median, rotating counter-clockwise, and continuing into the intersection. The passenger side of the Honda struck an adult male bicyclist who was traveling through the intersection in a northerly direction, attempting to cross Ogletown Road.

The male bicyclist suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene

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New York: Carolyn Garger charged with DWI by Livington Sheriff’s Deputies; had three kids in her booze cruise

GENESEO: Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty announces the Felony arrest of Carolyn Garger, age 48 of Avon.

Livingston County Sheriff’s Office STOP DWI Deputy Brandan Flickner was on patrol in the Town of Geneseo when he came across the scene of a vehicle that had been struck by another vehicle on Route 20A near Country Club Road.

The driver of that vehicle advised that the other operator had left the scene of the accident, heading East on Route 20A toward Livonia. Deputy Flickner continued East on Route 20A and located the vehicle involved in the accident in a ditch roadside.

Upon further investigation, Carolyn Garger, was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated

Livingston County NY Sheriff

New York: State Police report Michael Barrett broke into house after crashing while DWI

Sunday July 13th, 2014 Wurtsboro Troopers arrested a Pine Bush man for Driving while Intoxicated and Criminal Trespass.

Wurtsboro Troopers responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in the Town of Mamakating on Sunday night. Upon investigation it was determined that the operator of the vehicle, Michael Barrett of Pine Bush, was driving while intoxicated and was involved in a motor vehicle accident. After the accident Barrett had knocked on the door of a residence near the accident and found no one home and the door unlocked. Barrett then entered into the residence unlawfully and fell asleep

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Arizona: Jesus Cabrera-Molina pleaded guilty to killing Phoenix Police Officer Daryl Raetz; booze and cocaine joyride hit and run

Jesus Cabrera-Molina, the man accused of hitting him with his SUV, was set to learn his punishment on Tuesday morning, but it has been postponed to September 12.

He pleaded no contest to negligent homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal injury accident after originally pleading not guilty to charges of manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident.

Prosecutors say Raetz was conducting a DUI stop back in may of 2013 when Cabrera-Molina hit him and drove off.

Jesus Cabrera-Molina killed Officer Daryl Raetz while DUI