A man who pleaded guilty to his fifth driving under the influence charge will spend at least four of the next seven years in jail.
According to Windsor County State’s Attorney Robert Sand, Matthew Mabe, 29, of Newfane, was sentenced on April 26 to four to seven years in jail for repeated DUI offenses, driving with a suspended license and the violation of his conditions of release while awaiting trial.
“At the hearing we introduced certified copies of his criminal conviction and his driving record,” said Sand. Mabe and his girlfriend presented testimony and his attorney spoke on his behalf, he said.
Mabe was taken into custody immediately following his sentencing, said Sand.
via Fifth DUI charge lands Newfane man in jail for five years – Brattleboro Reformer.
A Janesville woman is being held at the Rock County Jail after being arrested early Wednesday morning on her fifth Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Intoxicants charge, according to a Rock County Sheriff’s Office news release.
A deputy arrested Jennifer Rooney, 37, at 2:32 a.m. Wednesday after he clocked her vehicle traveling at 70 mph in a 55 mph zone. After making the traffic stop, the deputy detected an odor of intoxicants and made Rooney take field sobriety tests, which she failed, according to the release.
Rooney also was issued a citation for speeding and was taken to the county jail where she was scheduled to make a preliminary court appearance today.
via > “Rooney arrested on fifth OWI charge” by Latest News — GazetteXtra.
Michael Giacona, 38, was on probation after pleading guilty in January to driving while intoxicated in the crash that killed Aaron Coy Pennywell. He refused to write a letter to Pennywell’s family apologizing and taking responsibility for the crash that killed the young man.
After he refused, Court-at-Law Judge Michael Fields sent Giacona back to jail to finish out his jail sentence.
Giacona’s sentencing made national news recently after he was required to wear a sign at the crash site stating, “I Killed Aaron Coy Pennywell.” That requirement was lifted after one weekend due to concerns for Giacona’s safety.
full story here > Drunk driver heads back to jail after refusing to apologize – Houston Chronicle.
original DUI Blotter story/link > http://duiblotter.com/2012/04/19/houston-drunk-driver-serves-year-after-fatal-crash-now-to-wear-i-killed-placard-at-crash-scene-khou-com/
A drunken-driving suspect with several prior DWI convictions who crashed into a motorcyclist, killing him, on the North Side was arrested Wednesday.
William Joe Rohmer, 40, was set to be booked in Bexar County Jail on one count of intoxication manslaughter. A judge set bail at $100,000.
Rohmer, who had been convicted of three DWI charges stemming from arrests in 1999, 2001 and 2007, told police he had been drinking at the Coco Beach bar before the crash, which took place about two blocks away.
Police said Rohmer was eastbound in the 200 block of East Nakoma Drive about 3:10 a.m. when he crossed into the westbound lanes and struck a motorcycle head-on.
via Chronic DWI driver accused of killing motorcyclist – San Antonio Express-News.
A man found slumped unconscious over the steering wheel of his vehicle was arrested Tuesday night by Sun Prairie police and taken into custody for an alleged fifth operating while intoxicated offense.
Stephen Newton, 36, Green Bay, was taken to the Dane County Jail on the felony charge and was also cited for operating after revocation and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the Sun Prairie Police Department.
Police responded at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a person slumped over the steering wheel in a vehicle that was running but stopped at a stoplight on Blue Aster Boulevard and Grand Avenue.
Officers found Newton passed out in the vehicle.
via Man found slumped over wheel, arrested for alleged 5th OWI offense.
A driver driving erratically on a busy Madison street was stopped and arrested for his alleged seventh drunken driving offense.
Linton Kidd, 53, was taken into custody by Madison police at 8:44 p.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of East Washington Avenue.
Police said in a news release callers to 911 reported an erratic driver on the busy arterial.
read more here > Man arrested for alleged 7th drunken driving offense.
Police arrested a 45-year-old Vineland man on charges of drunken driving for the third time in 16 days.
Anderson Sotomayor, of the 1000 block of Almond Road, had an open bottle of beer in his vehicle and was cited for 11 violations in the latest traffic stop, police said.
He was pulled over at 11:23 p.m. last Wednesday after his 1998 Buick pulled into the intersection of Delsea Drive and Park Avenue, forcing a Vineland police officer headed north on Delsea to veer into another lane, authorities said.
After following the car, the officer noted it swerved over the yellow line and traveled in the center turn lane for about 300 feet without turning. The officer then pulled over Sotomayor.
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