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by KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | November 21, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A driver is facing DWI charges after slamming into a house early this morning.  Neighbors say it sounded like an explosion.  The crash left a hole in the side of the brick home in the 2400 block of South National.  The property was up for sale.  The renters weren't home at the time.  The owner who lives next door ran outside when he heard the noise.  The driver wasn't seriously hurt.
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by KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | October 1, 2011
Greene County roads are a little safer after last night's DWI checkpoint on Highway M and Farm Road 103. The sheriff's office says four people were arrested for driving under the influence.  Two drivers were booked for drug violations.  And two others received summons for no insurance or valid plates.  A total of 383 cars came through the check point. This is one in a series of checkpoints going on across the Ozarks.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and Email Chris - Twitter: @iamchrisbrewer | July 12, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A man believed to be drunk behind the wheel of a stolen car is behind bars this morning after leading police on a brief chase early Friday morning. Springfield police say the event started at roughly 2 a.m. when an officer noticed a drunk driver and tried to pull him over along Kansas Expressway north of downtown Springfield. Officers say it looked like the man threw fireworks out the window during the brief pursuit, which ended at Walnut and Hillcrest in west Springfield.
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by Chris Replogle, KY3 News | September 13, 2010
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- University of Missouri Tigers head coach Gary Pinkel cleared two players suspended for off-season drunken driving arrests.  Starting linebacker Will Ebner and long snapper Beau Brinkley will suit up for Saturday's game against San Diego State.  Each served a two-game suspension. "Beau Brinkley and Will Ebner are back 100 percent," said Pinkel.  "They'll go back into depth (chart) accordingly where they were. " Ebner and Brinkley were arrested last month in Columbia on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
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by Gene Hartley and news@schurz.com | May 29, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man who briefly held officers at bay from a house on South Robberson Avenue on Sunday afternoon now is charged with stealing a car and trying to steal another car.  Police say Jimmy Hayes, 32, used a handgun to commit both crimes, so he also faces two charges of armed criminal action. Hayes also faces charges in Christian County, where the prosecutor charged him as Cecil Hayes.  Springfield police say Cecil Hayes is an alias for Jimmy Hayes. Hayes is charged in Christian County with illegally firing a gun, resisting arrest, first-degree property damage, assaulting an officer, and armed criminal action.  Ozark police say Hayes fled on foot after an officer tried to stop him early Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving.  While he was fleeing, the officer said, Hayes fired a shot at him. The probable cause statement used as the basis of the charges in Greene County says police used Hayes' cellular telephone records to track him to Springfield on Sunday afternoon, 12 hours after he fled in Ozark.  Shortly before the standoff, a driver reported someone matching Hayes' description pointed a gun at him and demanded he surrender his car.  The driver refused to do so. Then, an employee of the Walmart store on South Campbell Avenue says she was in her car in the parking lot when a man pointed a gun at her and demanded money and her car keys.   The employee fled and the man drove away in her car. Police say they found...
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edited news release from Missouri State Highway Patrol | August 27, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Several news laws took effect in Missouri on Tuesday.  The following explanations are provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol: On August 28, 2012, many new state laws and changes to existing laws become effective in Missouri. To increase public awareness, Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, informs the public of the new laws and changes dealing with the Patrol, criminal law, motor vehicle and boat operations, licensing and public safety.  What follows below are highlights of new laws and changes to existing law based upon the Missouri General Assembly's bill summaries.
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by KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | March 20, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A DWI crackdown ended with three drunken drivers pulled from roads in Greene County on Saturday night.  The Greene County Sheriff's Department partnered with the Springfield Police Department to crack down on drunken drivers. Nine other people were arrested for a variety of offenses, including outstanding warrants and drug possession.  The operation was funded through state grants.
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by KY3 News and news@ky3.com | January 1, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- New Year's Eve patrols for drunken drivers led to 11 arrests by the Springfield Police Department. The drunken driving stops were a combined effort of regular police officers and specially-assigned DWI officers paid through grant funding from the Missouri Department of Transportation.
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by KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | December 13, 2011
Arkansas State Police are stepping up patrolling thru-out the holiday season.  They say they're on the lookout for drunk drivers who celebrate with too much libation.  One out of three people killed on Arkansas roads last year were in a crash involving DWI.
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Doug Owen, KY3 News | December 27, 2011
Increased patrolling for drunk drivers is coming to Springfield and surrounding Greene County. Later this week, the Greene County Sheriff's Office and the Springfield Police Department plan to introduce new DWI enforcement units.  The extra help is made possible through funding from the Missouri Department of Transportation. Law officers, along with MoDOT and the local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, will hold a press briefing on Thursday to detail the plans.    
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by Mike Landis, KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | October 8, 2010
BERRYVILLE, Ark. -- Berryville School District Superintendent Randy Byrd recalls the moment on Oct. 1 when he arrived at the scene of a crash involving one of his district's buses. “I would have pretty much guessed we would have had some fatalities, looking at the accident,” he said. He'd been informed it wasn't a worst-case scenario.  Still, nine students and two teachers were injured after their field trip ended with their bus careening off U.S. 62 west of Pyatt.
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by KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | October 5, 2010
OZARK, Mo. -- A man from Clever is in custody after a chase on Monday night.  He took off from police around midnight.  Officers tracked him from Clever to Billings.  That's where he went off the road, ditched his car and ran into the woods. Police used infared imaging and dogs to catch the man two hours later.  Charges of DWI and resisting arrest are pending.
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by Chris Replogle, KY3 News | September 13, 2010
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- University of Missouri Tigers head coach Gary Pinkel cleared two players suspended for off-season drunken driving arrests.  Starting linebacker Will Ebner and long snapper Beau Brinkley will suit up for Saturday's game against San Diego State.  Each served a two-game suspension. "Beau Brinkley and Will Ebner are back 100 percent," said Pinkel.  "They'll go back into depth (chart) accordingly where they were. " Ebner and Brinkley were arrested last month in Columbia on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
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by KY3 News | March 12, 2010
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- A man from Jordan is charged with hitting a school bus while driving under the influence of alcohol. The Baxter County sheriff says Eddie Greer was drunk on Thursday when his vehicle collided with a Norfork School District bus with 10 students on board. There was minimal damage to each vehicle. The sheriff says Greer had a blood-alcohol level that was over the legal limit for drivers.
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by KY3 News | January 20, 2010
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. -- A pickup ran into the back of a stopped Camdenton School District bus on Tuesday night on U.S. 54 at Murphy Road. The crash was about 5:51 p.m. with five students on the bus. One student had just left the bus and another was about to get off. Osage Beach police say Donald Hanford Jr., 51, was driving the pickup. Witnesses told police that the bus driver had activated flashing lights and other warning devices before the bus stopped. Police say the children and driver didn't complain of injuries and had no signs of being hurt.
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