Illinois: DUI Chicago DJ Lego took a trip on the highway and through a guard rail; killed gal pal Claudia Beruben

Chicago, IL — A well-known Chicago DJ has been charged in a fatal crash where his car veered off Lake Shore Drive early Monday, crashing and flipping on a frozen pond in Lincoln Park leaving one dead.

The driver Rafael Rodriguez, 42, was charged with driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license and failure to reduce speed, according to NBC Chicago.

DJ Lego booze cruise killed Claudia Beruben on Lake Shore Drive crash onto frozen pond

Florida: Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott reports DUI arrests for Jan. 5th-11th 2015

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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Florida: Paul Marx visited two bars, drove off road and killed pedestrian John Haney and then fled; charged with vehicular homicide

On Thursday, January 8, 2015, PCSO Traffic deputies arrested 42-year-old Paul Marx of 1220 Holloway Road in Auburndale on a Polk County warrant charging him with one count Vehicular Homicide and one count Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Death.

According to the affidavit, around 11:20 p.m. on September 27, 2014, Marx was driving his Ford F-150 pickup truck eastbound on U.S. 92 just east of Old Dixie Hwy in Auburndale when he struck and killed a pedestrian, 52-year-old John Haney of Auburndale. Haney was walking in the grass approximately 2.8 feet off of the eastbound shoulder of U.S. 92 when Marx struck him. Evidence at the scene shows Marx’s truck traveled on the grass and off the roadway for 217 feet before striking the victim, and another 166 feet until returning back to the roadway. After hitting the victim, Marx drove home. Marx then returned to the scene of the crime around 1:00 a.m., went back home, and called PCSO.

Paul Marx Hit and Run

Colorado: Jemel Abdelkader Dawed found guilty of DUI death of Littleton Police Officer Kevin Denner in Arapahoe County

CENTENNIAL, COLORADO 01/17/2015– According to the District Attorney George Brauchler of the 18th Judicial District on Jan. 16, 2015, an Arapahoe County jury convicted Jemal Abdelkader Dawed, 39 of Aurora, of the Vehicular Homicide of Littleton Police Department Officer Kevin Wayne Denner (2013CR1015 – Arapahoe County).

The jury found the defendant guilty of Vehicular Homicide – DUI (F3), Vehicular Homicide – Reckless Driving (F4), Driving Under The Influence, Driving Under The Influence Per Se, Fail To Yield Right Of Way/left Turn. The jury deliberated for approximately three hours.

Jemel Dawed guilty of DUI death of Officer Kevin Denner

Virginia: judge gives 3 years in plea deal for DUI manslaughter case of Nicholas Perry Hansel

Virginia: judge delays release of rejected plea deal in DUI manslaughter case of Nicholas Perry Hansel – In a Sept. 19 letter to the court, prosecutor Robert Joyce, Jr. argued the proposed plea agreement, if made public, “would most certainly be prejudicial to one or both sides, and thereby very likely taint the jury pool when the case is tried in the future.

The public’s right to know, he said, “does not and should not override both the accused’s and the Commonwealth’s right to a fair trial.”

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Maryland: Kaitlin Ashley Omara given sweet deal for killing two on motorcycle while DUI in her Nissan

CENTREVILLE, MD. — Kaitlin Ashley Omara was sentenced on Jan. 13, 2015 to three years in jail for killing a motorcyclist and his passenger while she drove under the influence in a blazing crash in 2013.

Queen Anne County States Attorney Lance Richardson reported that on September 17, 2014 Kaitlin Ashley Omara of 439 Barnes Ave., Westminster, Maryland entered a plea of guilty to two counts of Negligent Homicide while under the influence of alcohol.

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Pennsylvania: Adams County Judge sends Jonathan Giannotto to jail for up to 10 years for DUI death of riding mower operator Charles Ankney

Hanover, Pa. 01/14/2015 — A Hamilton Township man was sentenced to three-and-a-half to 10 years in state prison for killing a man while driving under the influence in August 2013, said Miranda Blazek, Adams County assistant district attorney.

Jonathan Giannotto, 46, was taken into custody Jan. 12 following his sentence hearing in Adams County Court, Blazek said.

Jonathan Giannotto was operating this truck when he killed Charles Ankney who was cutting his lawn. Giannotto was sentenced to up to ten years in prison on Jan. 12 2015. Photo courtesy of Gettysburg Times.