South Carolina: DUI killer who only got one year in jail sentenced again on DUI charge

A man who served time on a drunk driving conviction in connection with a 2011 fatal crash has been sentenced on a second DUI charge.

A judge ordered Robert Darren Craft, 40, to serve nine months in jail this week for a count of DUI second offense. The latest incident took place back in December of last year, when he was pulled over after an officer said he was driving suspiciously. Officers said he failed field sobriety tests.

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Maryland: victims of DUI driver let Judge Thomas Miller III know what they think of his weak ruling in DUI case of Devin Fraser

Kaitlynn Elizabeth Warner, 28, 601 Pleasantview Ave., Pasadena; charged Feb. 1, 2014; pleaded guilty DUI; bac refused; jail 60 days, suspend all; probation 18 months sup; AETD, VIP; fines/costs not listed.

Tyler David Bradfield, 19, 8512 Crooked Tree Lane, Laurel; charged March 2, 2014; pleaded guilty DUI; bac refused; jail 60 days, suspend all but 6 days, credit two days time served, to be served as two weekends; probation 18 months sup; $42.50/costs not listed.

Devin Gray Fraser, 27, 8354 Capel Drive, Pasadena; charged Sept. 21, 2013; pleaded guilty DWI; bac .22; jail 6 months, suspend all but 2 days; probation 18 months sup; $42.50/costs not listed.

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Nationwide: DUI fatal trial updates from Kentucky, Illinois, Nevada, Colorado and California; no jail time for DUI killer Frank Lazarin; Las Vegas stripper pleads guilty

A former Las Vegas strip club dancer accused of driving drunk in a crash that killed a father and injured his 2-year-old son pleaded guilty today to a …
Dabbing tears from her eyes, a former Las Vegas strip club dancer pleaded guilty today to driving under the influence of alcohol during an accident that killed a man and fractured the skull of his 2-year-old son.

Shauna Miller’s plea came a week before her trial in Clark County District Court was scheduled to begin and more than a year after the crash in which James Joseph White, 33, was killed.

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North Carolina: Rabah Samara finds being sober behind the wheel not his deal; now gets easy treatment from another silly judge

A Cary man involved in a hit-and-run 11 years ago that killed a reporter has since faced three drunken driving charges, much to the dismay of the reporter’s parents.

Stephen Gates, a sports reporter at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was changing a tire on the shoulder of Interstate 40 in Orange County on Oct. 4, 2003, when he was hit and killed.

Rabah Samara was a passenger in the Cadillac Escalade that hit Gates, but when driver Emily Caveness stopped, he got behind the wheel and drove off. He said at the time that he thought they had hit a deer, although prosecutors said two truck drivers had told him that they had hit Gates.

Stephen Gates was changing a tire on the side of I-40 when he was mowed down by a couple in a Escalade, which then sped away.  Photo courtesy of WRAL

Kentucky: Judge allowed Cody File out of jail on probation in DUI plea deal after he killed Caroline Minks; busted again for DUI

Authorities say in 2009, 18-year-old Caroline Minks was killed in a drunk driving accident with Cody File behind the wheel on River Rd. He was sentenced to 14 years after pleading guilty to manslaughter, but only served eight months before he was granted shock probation.

Last month, 23-year-old File was arrested again for driving drunk in Henry County. He’s charged with DUI, failure to report a traffic accident and operating on a suspended license.

Cody File faces serving the rest of his 14 years in prison after another DUI arrest.

Pennsylvania: plea deal by wimpy prosecutor and approved by clueless judge nets David Eugene Foy with probation for killing passenger while DUI on pot

Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas Judge Shawn Meyers questioned the response of Catherine Foy’s family to developments in the case.

“They are not happy with the plea, but I think it’s legally appropriate,” Rahauser said, noting that the relatives had hung up on him when he called.

Foy, 50, illegally passed a vehicle on Pa. 16 prior to the crash. The 2007 Subaru Outback he was driving left the road and hit a porch in Peters Township, Pa.

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Maryland: 3rd time DUI nets Dayton’s Restaurant owner Gordon Weitzel weekends in community service

Assistant State’s Attorney James L. Britt said this was Weitzel’s third impaired driving conviction. One incident dated back to 1983, but another was more recent, Britt said. Online court records show in connection with a May 12, 2012, incident, Weitzel pleaded guilty to driving while impaired by alcohol on Jan. 24, 2013.

Dayton restaurant owner weekends in community service for 3rd dui

California: hopelessly pathetic District Attorney and Judge agree to deal for 6 months in jail for DUI killer Kieren Brewer in killing Hanren Chang

Brewer surrendered to begin his six-month jail term. The judge requested Brewer return to court for a June 12 progress report on the other portion of his sentence.

Conroy dismissed the prosecutors’ request for Brewer’s punishment to include a strike under the state’s three-strikes sentencing law.

Kieren Brewer, sentenced to but six months in jail for DUI murder. He brought his mommy and daddy to court with him.

Maryland: Mark Ellis Grace III killed; Police say booze ended this cruise; Arian Leigh Howard pleaded guilty to manslaughter

Deputies spoke with Howard, who said she was driving. Deputies then approached the vehicle and saw a half-gallon of rum that was half empty in the vehicle, Rappaport said, and Howard also told deputies she drank four beers that night.

Deputies saw Howard had “glassy eyes and a strong odor of an alcohol beverage on her breath,” according to charging documents. EMS personnel began to treat Howard and placed her on a backboard, and deputies performed a sobriety test, which she allegedly failed, charging documents state.

Howard was taken to Prince George’s Hospital Center where she was interviewed by deputies. Charging documents state that blood was taken from Howard and sent to the Maryland State Police Lab to be analyzed.

Rappaport said Howard’s blood alcohol content was .17 percent the night of the accident.
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