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

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Illinois: Michael Szot charged with Double DWI Homicide after doping and driving

Police, citing preliminary information, said a 2007 Chevy Impala was driving westbound on Aurora Avenue when it left the roadway at Eagle Street, crashing into several trees and landing in a quarry.

The driver was able to escape from the vehicle and swam to safety, according to authorities. He was transported to Edward Hospital where he was treated and released.

Two passengers inside the vehicle, identified as Mihirtej Boddupalli, 21, of Lisle and Sajaad Safiullah Syed, 21, of Naperville, were unable to escape and were found by fire and police divers.

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Tennessee: Holy Hoosegow, Batman! Albert Reitz charged with getting drunk and stealing a transit bus!

On Saturday, July 5th 2014, Officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested 48 year-old Albert Charles Reitz, on charges of Burglary, Motor Vehicle Theft, Driving under the Influence, Possession of Burglary Tools and Driving without a License.

Police tell News 5, that the arrest happened after a witness called 911. The witness said Reitz pulled into the parking lot of a CVS Pharmacy located at 840 W Market Street, and gave him the bus keys saying that he just took the bus from Fairview Avenue.

Albert Charles Reitz charged with DUI in stolen bus Johnson City Tenn

California: Santa Rosa Police arrest two DUI drivers who waltzed out of court and drove away after being told by Judge to park it

Those who chose to drive were stopped by waiting officers. Those stopped for driving while suspended or unlicensed then were cited back into court, and their vehicles were impounded for 30 days. Those individuals were identified as:

• Eduard Carter (39 years old) of Santa Rosa for driving without a license.
• Alvaro Jimenez-Lopez (27 years old) of Sonoma for driving without a license.

Of the two vehicles stopped, one was impounded for 30 days as a result of the offender’s choice to drive while suspended/unlicensed.

Santa Rosa Police