Peculiar Drunk Driving Articles for the Week of March 9, 2008

Two wrecks on same day and a Tennessee DUI for each

After witnesses reported Joe Ray weaving on the road and hitting at least three other vehicles, police met him at his home. The taxi driver failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for driving under the influence in Tennessee. Valerie Ray headed for the McMinn County Justice Center to pick him up but she also was involved in an accident and was also charged with a Tennessee DUI. Both will appear in court on the same day.

Florida DUI after man drives over wife

Richard Zubowicz and his wife Becky, of Titusville, had been drinking and then got into an argument about who should drive. After pulling into a Publix grocery parking lot, the couple got out of the vehicle and Zubowicz pushed his wife to the ground. He then got back in his Pontiac Aztek and circled the parking lot. When he returned to the area where they had been, he accidently ran over Becky as she lay on the ground. Responding Florida Highway Patrol officers had to use a jack to free her from under the vehicle. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Richard Zubowicz, 45, was charged with Florida DUI with a serious injury, another count of drinking and driving in Florida and domestic violence.

Vermont DUI for man headed to pick up drunk ex-wife

Tanya Laporte, 33, was involved in an accident and charged with Vermont DUI and drug possession. She called her ex-husband, Michael Laporte, 47, to pick her up at the police station. On the way, he wrecked his car and was charged with drunk driving in Vermont and driving without a valid license.

Man charged with New York DWI; wife takes wheel and is arrested too

After a traffic stop for erratic driving, James S. Heath, 59 of Homer, was determined to be driving while intoxicated. His wife Deborah E. Heath, 57, got into the driver

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