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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

DUI

Oxford Police Department: Quiet NYE holiday

New Year’s Eve was an overall quiet night for local law enforcement officers with no serious wreck reported and five alcohol-related arrests made on Wednesday and Thursday. (January 2, 2015, Page 1)

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    Law enforcement gears up for holiday

    DUI arrests over the New Year’s Eve weekend have dropped over the past several years in the LOU community and local law enforcement are hoping the trend continues and to help, local agencies plan on being out in force this holiday weekend. (December 30, 2014, Page 1A)

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      Can’t say no

      The MHP and local law enforcement agencies will work at 12-hour No Refusal detail Friday around Oxford where those suspected of driving under the influence and refusing to submit to tests, could be forced to give blood samples. (September 4, 2014, Page 1)

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        Police: Quiet New Year’s holiday

        Oxford police officers made six arrests for DUI on New Year’s Eve. There were no fatal wrecks locally and across the state on Mississippi’s highways, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

          (January 2, 2014, Page 1, 5)

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          Most local drivers heed warnings

          The Oxford Police Department reported making only two arrests for DUI during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. (July 8, 2013, Page 2)

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            Man appeals guilty plea

            A Florida man is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to overturn his guilty plea in an aggravated DUI case where he was involved in a wreck in 2011 that injured a female based on ineffectiveness of his attorney. Read about this and other cases handled during the April court term in the Lafayette County District Court. (May 15, 2013, Page 1, 6)

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              Strickland DUI at time of wreck

              An indictment filed this month against former University of Mississippi student John Howard Strickland Jr., alleges he was under the influence of several drugs and had been huffing gas from air cans just prior to the October wreck that killed Ole Miss students, John and Sarah Wheat. (March 26, 2013, Page 1)

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                Police step up holiday enforcement

                Local law enforcement agencies will be beefing up patrols during the holidays to get drunk drivers off the roads and prevent burglaries. (December 21, 2012, Page 2A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Sue Burton writes to point out that an emphasis on cracking down on people walking away from bars might have a more serious unintended consequence – putting more drunk drivers on the road. (September 20, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Travel safe over busy holiday

                    Local law enforcement agencies will be stepping up enforcement over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. (November 23, 2011, Page 1A)

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