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One of the men controversially pardoned earlier this year by Mississippi's outgoing governor could land back behind bars after being charged with driving drunk and causing an accident that killed an 18-year-old woman.

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E-mails show Mississippi governor's office urged not to pardon DUI offender updated: Fri Apr 13 2012 22:54:00

For more than three months, Linda Smith has wondered how the man who police say was driving drunk and involved in a crash last year that killed her daughter could be pardoned for a previous felony drunken driving offense.

Rodney King pleads guilty to reckless driving, ordered into sobriety programupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 16:52:00

Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by police led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor reckless driving in connection with his arrest in Moreno Valley last summer on suspicion of driving under the influence.

People.com: Walmart Heiress Arrested for DWI on Her Birthdayupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 23:50:00

Pulled over for speeding in a construction zone, Alice Walton paid $1,000 bail

People.com: Jaime Pressly Gets Probation for DUIupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 21:29:00

The actress must also install an ignition locking device on her car

People.com: Samantha Ronson Charged with DUIupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 15:31:00

The celebrity deejay faces two misdemeanor counts following her arrest last week

Hines Ward arrested for DUIupdated: Sat Jul 09 2011 17:05:00

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward is free on bond after his arrest in Georgia on DUI charges.

People.com: Rick Springfield Arrested for DUIupdated: Mon May 02 2011 19:29:00

The "Jessie's Girl" rocker reportedly had a blood alcohol content of .10 when officers pulled him over Sunday night

'Partridge Family' actor fails DUI testupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 06:18:00

Dashcam video shows actor David Cassidy failing a sobriety test and getting arrested for DUI.

Drunken driver sentenced to 51 years for killing baseball pitcherupdated: Mon Dec 27 2010 12:59:00

A convicted drunken driver was sentenced Wednesday to 51 years to life in prison for a crash that killed Los Angeles Angel pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others, the Orange County, California, district attorney said.

2009: Angels' Adenhart mournedupdated: Mon Dec 27 2010 12:59:00

Los Angeles Angels are stunned and saddened over the hit and run car crash death of pitcher Nick Adenhart.

LaHood fights loophole making it harder to nail drunken driversupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 17:01:00

Too many motorists stopped for suspected alcohol impairment have found that just saying no to a request for a roadside breath test improves their odds of beating a conviction, federal authorities say.

Florida jury acquits ex-baseball player of vehicular manslaughterupdated: Sat Nov 20 2010 18:41:00

A South Florida jury found former World Series hero Jim Leyritz guilty of driving drunk Saturday but acquitted him of a more serious charge of DUI manslaughter.

People.com: David Cassidy Arrested for DUIupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 16:48:00

The former teen star, now 60, spent nine hours behind bars before posting $350 bail

People.com: Eddie Cibrian's Ex Brandi Glanville Arrested for DUIupdated: Fri Oct 29 2010 16:48:00

Brandi Glanville was pulled over on Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills and failed a sobriety test

People.com: Chris Klein Facing Jail Time for DUI Caseupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 18:49:00

The American Pie actor is formally charged for his second drunk driving arrest

People.com: Actor Chris Klein Arrested (Again) on Suspicion of DUIupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 15:09:00

The American Pie star was pulled over early Wednesday in the San Fernando Valley

New York toughens drunken driving lawupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 01:51:00

It is now a felony in New York to drive drunk or under the influence of drugs with a child in the vehicle, and will require first-time driving-while-intoxicated (DWI) offenders to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicles.

Commentary: Drinking age of 21 doesn't workupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 10:03:00

One year ago, a group of college and university presidents and chancellors, eventually totaling 135, issued a statement that garnered national attention.

More women held for driving while intoxicated, study findsupdated: Wed Aug 19 2009 15:05:00

Arrests for women driving under the influence jumped by nearly 30 percent during the decade ending in 2007, according to a study released Wednesday by the U.S. Transportation Department.

Drunken driving declines in U.S.; drug use 'troubling,' agency saysupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 10:39:00

Fewer Americans are driving drunk, but roughly one in six drivers on weekend nights is on drugs, according to a data released Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration survey.

People.com: Gary Collins Charged with Driving RV Under the Influenceupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 13:09:00

If convicted of his third drunken-driving offense, jail time is almost certain for the former TV host

Arrest 'disappoints' Barkleyupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 12:40:00

Ex-NBA star Charles Barkley says he is disappointed in himself after his DUI arrest. CNN's Brooke Baldwin reports

Barkley 'disappointed' after DUI arrestupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 12:40:00

Basketball commentator and former hoops star Charles Barkley was arrested Wednesday in Scottsdale, Arizona, on suspicion of drunken driving, a police spokesman said.

People.com: Charles Barkley Arrested for DWIupdated: Wed Dec 31 2008 15:09:00

The former NBA star ran a stop sign and was cited in Scottsdale early Wednesday morning

Horrifying story told to save livesupdated: Thu May 29 2008 09:43:00

Every day, unthinkable tragedies shatter the lives of many families. For Lisa and David, July 2, 2005, began as a perfect wedding day. More than 200 close friends and relatives gathered on the beach. Lisa's fondest memory of the day was of her nieces, 5-year-old Grace and 7-year-old Katie, dressed like princesses, throwing rocks into the Long Island Sound.

People.com: Barron Hilton Charged with DUIupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 09:02:00

Paris's little brother is also charged with being an unlicensed driver

People.com: Paris Hilton's Little Brother Arrested for DUIupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 11:24:00

Like sister, like brother? Paris Hilton's 18-year-old younger brother, Barron Hilton, was arrested Tuesday morning on charges of driving under the influence and carrying a fake driver's license, authorities confirm.

People.com: Rebecca De Mornay Gets Three Years' Probationupdated: Wed Feb 06 2008 09:22:00

Risky Business star Rebecca De Mornay must serve three years' probation after a no-contest plea was entered Tuesday in regard to her misdemeanor drunken driving charge.

People.com: Mischa Barton: I'm Responsible for DUIupdated: Fri Jan 11 2008 10:04:00

Mischa Barton is speaking out for the first time since her DUI arrest last month.

Spector murder trial: Jury familiar with guns, drugs, celebritiesupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 09:59:00

A panel of nine men and three women is hearing evidence against Phil Spector in the 2003 death of actress Lana Clarkson. They include a journalist once assigned to the case, the estranged wife of a convicted murderer, a civil engineer working on his PhD and a Broadway actor-turned-film executive. The average age of the panel is 48, about two decades younger than the defendant.

People.com: Actress Rebecca DeMornay Arrested on DUI Chargeupdated: Tue Nov 06 2007 19:34:00

Actress Rebecca DeMornay has been arrested for DUI in Beverly Hills, police confirm.

People.com: Daniel Dae Kim 'Deeply Ashamed' After DUI Arrestupdated: Sun Oct 28 2007 03:24:00

Daniel Dae Kim, the Lost star arrested in Hawaii Thursday on a DUI charge, says he's sorry.

People.com: Lost's Daniel Dae Kim Arrested on DUI Chargeupdated: Fri Oct 26 2007 12:23:00

Daniel Dae Kim is the latest Lost actor to be arrested for DUI, according to the Honolulu Advertiser.

People.com: Kiefer Sutherland Formally Charged in DUI Caseupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 06:33:00

Kiefer Sutherland has been formally charged with two misdemeanor counts of DUI, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office announced Friday.

People.com: Kiefer Sutherland Busted for DUI in Hollywoodupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 14:52:00

Kiefer Sutherland was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Tuesday morning in Hollywood, Los Angeles police department officials confirm.

People.com: John from Cincinnati Actor Austin Nichols Arrested for DUIupdated: Sat Aug 25 2007 12:42:00

John from Cincinnati star Austin Nichols was arrested in Michigan on Friday morning on suspicion of drunken driving, the Jackson Citizen Patriot newspaper reports.

Lindsay Lohan to serve 1 day in jail in plea bargainupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 22:10:00

Lindsay Lohan reached a plea deal Thursday on misdemeanor drunken driving and cocaine charges that calls for her to spend one day in jail, serve 10 days of community service and complete a drug treatment program.

People.com: Lindsay Lohan Gets Jail in DUI Casesupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 21:25:00

Lindsay Lohan will serve at least 24 hours in jail in her drunken-driving cases under the terms of a plea deal reached Thursday.

People.com: Bill Murray Refuses Breathalyzer Test in Swedenupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 08:33:00

In what sounds like a scene out of his old movie Caddyshack, Bill Murray was pulled over by police in Sweden while cruising through downtown Stockholm in a golf cart, then refused to take breathalyzer test after police said they smelled alcohol, authorities said Wednesday.

Bill Murray: Drunken driving in a golf cart?updated: Tue Aug 21 2007 23:06:00

Bill Murray could face a drunken driving charge after cruising through downtown Stockholm in a golf cart and refusing to take a breath test, citing U.S. law.

Richie faces DUI chargesupdated: Fri Jul 27 2007 01:53:00

Richie faces DUI charges

Time.com: Revoking Licenses Deters Drunk Drivingupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 13:00:00

A new study says a simple state law that revokes drunk drivers' licenses has a significant deterring effect -- and can save 800 lives a year

People.com: Lindsay Lohan Arrested for DUI - Againupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 10:02:00

Lindsay Lohan was arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., early Tuesday morning on suspicion of drunken driving after a brief car chase, authorities confirm to PEOPLE.

Lohan mugshot released after DUI arrestupdated: Tue Jul 24 2007 22:51:00

Allegedly under the influence and with a small amount of cocaine in her pants pocket, Lindsay Lohan was arrested after chasing the mother of her personal assistant in her car early Tuesday morning, Santa Monica police said.

Girl, 11, charged with DUIupdated: Fri Jul 06 2007 05:00:00

Girl, 11, charged with DUI

Time.com: Lindsay Lohan Booked For DUIupdated: Mon May 28 2007 14:10:00

Lindsay Lohan was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday after her convertible struck a curb, and investigators found what they believe is cocaine at the scene, police said.

People.com: Ty Pennington Gets 3 Years Probation for DUIupdated: Sat May 26 2007 14:12:00

Ty Pennington was sentenced to 36 months probation, fined $1,500 and ordered to attend a 90-day alcohol education program after pleading no contest to driving under the influence of alcohol, Los Angeles City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan announced Friday.

CNNMoney: US Air CEO gets a day in jail for drunk drivingupdated: Tue Feb 20 2007 14:23:00

US Airways CEO Doug Parker was sentenced to one day in prison Tuesday for driving under the influence of alcohol in Phoenix the night Delta Air Lines rejected a takeover bid from his company, a US Airways spokesman confirmed to CNN.

Mel Gibson pleads no contest in DUI caseupdated: Thu Aug 17 2006 15:01:00

Actor Mel Gibson pleaded no contest on Thursday to a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge and has been sentenced to three years on probation, prosecutors said.

Gibson charged with drunken drivingupdated: Wed Aug 02 2006 16:05:00

Mel Gibson was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor drunken driving, as well as driving with an elevated blood alcohol level and an open container of alcohol in his car, prosecutors said.

Gibson: 'I am not an anti-Semite'updated: Tue Aug 01 2006 11:41:00

Actor-director Mel Gibson apologized Tuesday for making anti-Semitic remarks during his drunken driving arrest last week, saying the comments were "blurted out in a moment of insanity."

Police: Gibson arrest 'without incident'updated: Sun Jul 30 2006 21:58:00

A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Sunday stood by his statement that Friday morning's arrest of actor Mel Gibson on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol occurred "without incident."

Gibson apologizes for behaviorupdated: Fri Jul 28 2006 15:53:00

Actor and director Mel Gibson issued a statement on Saturday, apologizing to deputies for his "belligerent behavior" when he was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Malibu the day before.

CNNMoney: Restaurants mad about MADD?updated: Thu Sep 29 2005 06:53:00

Mothers Against Drunk Driving's efforts have cut into legal, social drinking, according to comments by a trade group of restaurant owners in a newspaper report Thursday, but the group is winning praise from an insurance group.

Tug operator: I controlled plane, not pilots accused of intoxicationupdated: Tue Jun 07 2005 13:46:00

While prosecutors called several witnesses to convince jurors that two America West pilots operated a flight while intoxicated, the defense called just one witness Monday who testified that he, not the pilots, was in "full control" of the aircraft during the incident.

Woman arrested for DUI after getting drunk on mouthwashupdated: Fri Jan 21 2005 09:24:00

It's very likely that when Carol Ries was arrested for driving under the influence, she smelled better than most drunks.

The suit against Coors for a drunk driving accidentupdated: Thu Apr 22 2004 13:53:00

Recently, in Nevada, 19-year-old Ryan Pisco drank beer at a party, got drunk, drove his car into a pole, and died. Now Ryan's mother, Jodie, is suing Coors Brewing Co. for allegedly causing Ryan's death.

FAA revokes pilot's license after erratic flightupdated: Fri Jan 23 2004 12:30:00

The Federal Aviation Administration has revoked the license of a pilot who it says made a reckless four-hour flight last week over the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area.

Prosecutor: Pilot may face alcohol chargeupdated: Fri Jan 16 2004 05:27:00

The case of a pilot with a preliminary blood-alcohol ratio of 0.13 is raising legal questions after his erratic, four-hour flight over Pennsylvania and New Jersey on Friday.

Fortune: Truth and Consequences--And the Perils of Surly Serviceupdated: Mon May 29 2000 00:01:00

DEAR ANNIE: I am interviewing for a management job at a FORTUNE 500 company that will investigate my background, and I'm afraid of what it might find. About three years ago I was on my way home fro...

Fortune: GETTING JUNKIES TO CLEAN UP And inducing teenage mothers, high school dropouts, and drunken drivers to change their behavior. Itupdated: Mon May 06 1991 00:01:00

CHANGING human behavior is like reshaping concrete. The material is stubborn. Over the past couple of decades government agencies as well as corporations and private foundations have spent billions...

Fortune: Shortsightedness pays off, how to not learn much at Princeton, high-risk horses, and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Sep 10 1990 00:01:00

MINNEAPOLIS -- A doctor who performed a blood-alcohol analysis of three Northwest Airlines pilots accused of flying while intoxicated testified . . . that the results, showing elevated levels, were...

Fortune: NO DRINK OR NO STARTupdated: Mon Aug 15 1988 00:01:00

A high-tech gadget designed to keep drivers sober changed Dale Brooks's life. Arrested twice in five years for drunken driving, the 33-year-old Ohioan was given the choice of losing his license for...

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