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Posted: Monday, July 18, 2011 11:43 am | Updated: 6:45 am, Tue Jul 19, 2011.

Lodi resident Danielle Duffy, 53, has been identified by the Lodi Police Department as the driver of a 2011 Chevrolet Corvette that crashed into another vehicle in a violent collision early Sunday morning.

The accident took place shortly after 12:10 a.m. Sunday when Duffy — while allegedly under the influence of alcohol — struck another vehicle at the intersection of Kettleman Lane and Lower Sacramento Road.

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  • Kim Lee posted at 6:50 pm on Fri, Jul 22, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Jackson Scott : I'm with you... I don't care much for the Police Log humor.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 3:30 pm on Thu, Jul 21, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    In looking at this accident and observing many more over the years,
    I think it would be a great idea to have a full page devoted to crimes... A 3 x5 picture of the person arrested for DUI or any serious crime along with detailed information about the person arrested would be nice to see. I also think the employer of the arrested person should be notified as the employer should know the risk he takes in employing that person.

    I think the fear of public disclosure and consequences to behavior they participated in would be a good deterrent.

  • Jackson Scott posted at 12:00 am on Tue, Jul 19, 2011.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 392

    I will agree with Doug's 1st post about the LNS' chicken bleep policy of not printing DUI names on a regular basis. I'd like to know who the idiots are in my town. Or perhaps if they are a friend/acquaintance of mine I can ask for their keys when I see them out having a few drinks, I'll give them a ride.

    I guess the LNS is more concerned about pleasing their readers with how entertaining they can make the POLICE LOG section? Heck, they're now asking for your opinion if it should stay the same, or become more of a simple list. If they do go to a simple list I suggest they place it in the back with the classifieds & foreclosures.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 9:45 pm on Mon, Jul 18, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    DUI checks such as only turn up many minor traffic violations such as no license, suspended license, no insurance or registration, and normally 3 or less DUI's due to the off high traffic locations seemingly chosen for tow aways to keep the tow truck owners current on their payments ad inpound lots full at around $250 or so an impound and $50 a day for "storage" fees in a usually open, dusty lot, a charge to have a vehicle released and the court costs and minor traffic violation fines And the fact that these "checkpoints" are always scheduled on nights before or after major wine drinking events that require ticket buyers to drink alcoholic beverages and then either walk, use a taxi, designated driver, or Limo to get them to their next 8 destinations or so other than opting to drive their own vehicles in an impaired condition, usually enough to be declared over the .08 legal limit that will get you a dui ticket Two six ounce glasses of wine in a short period of time will easily put a normal person over that limit, with the alcoholic content of most of today's wines at 14% or so If Lodi were really sincere about getting dui/drug impaired drivers off of our roads, these dui/license checkpoints would be held on these evenings of these major wine tasting events from 7PM to 2AM, no events excluded. Why can't the sponsors of these events arrange for private shuttle buses or transportation to those participants who opt to drive their own personal vehicles if they're so concerned about removing impaired drivers from the roads? Can't the wealthy well-connected wine barons in the Lodi pecking order afford a few bucks to keep everyone safe and sober by providing transportation at these events? Even if they have to charge a few bucks for the transportation to keep their wallets full?

  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 9:25 pm on Mon, Jul 18, 2011.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2370

    "Mistake?!?" How could anyone in this day and age refer to such an incident as a "mistake?"

    No, if it is proved that Ms. Duffy (53!) was drunk while driving she should go away for a very long time. She is immensely fortunate (lucky) that her victims sustained only minor injuries. But what if her driving in excess of 100 miles-per-hour had resulted in what normally happens under these conditions and someone had been critically injured or killed?

    To answer Mizzo Roberts' question, it was Ms. Duffy's choice that "allowed [her] to drive in such a condition." The only one who let her down was Ms. Duffy herself.

    Good grief!! When are we going to put the blame for these incidents squarely upon the shoulders of those who commit the crimes? Are we to believe she and everyone else in this country aren't educated enough in the dangers of driving a vehicle after drinking alcohol that we’re still thinking that there’s a defense; that others might be liable for her behavior? There's no room for mitigation here - not one iota.

  • mizzo roberts posted at 6:06 pm on Mon, Jul 18, 2011.

    mizzo roberts Posts: 59

    Why was she allowed to drive in such a condition? Who was she with? Where was the designated driver? Her friends let her down big time. I hope they can't sleep tonight.

  • Bob Kempf posted at 5:59 pm on Mon, Jul 18, 2011.

    Bob Kempf Posts: 41

    Maybe one of our DUI check points might have saved this from happening....Just saying.

  • Kim Lee posted at 4:33 pm on Mon, Jul 18, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Thank God this woman didn't kill, maim or damage someone for life (hopefully not)! The choice to drink and drive is just that... a choice. This woman looks to have chosen to throw some back and then get in her fast car (going 100 mph!) and put all others at risk for death by her hand. I hope she is never allowed to drive again.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 3:55 pm on Mon, Jul 18, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    I acctually have strong feelings for this lady, waking up and being told of thee dire situation she is in and even probably not remembering a tthing. She's only human, like the rest of us, and this mistake concerning her lack of juddgement will remain with her for the rest of her life. We do pray for her and those who were the victims and each will have to move forward in their life's ventures and one will have to suffer the consequences of driving impaired if proven guilty.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 1:53 pm on Mon, Jul 18, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Lets also hope that the people injured in the car this woman hit does not suffer mental trauma as a result of her behavior.

  • Bob Bechill posted at 12:20 pm on Mon, Jul 18, 2011.

    Bob Bechill Posts: 41

    Let's hope Ms. Duffy is able to recover. If this proves to be a DUI, let's also hope that (a) she doesn't get her license back and (b) she gets some help. She's going to need it.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 12:12 pm on Mon, Jul 18, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    So when will the Lodi News-Sentinel get rid of those non-informative police logs and name the DUI lawbreakers each week like most other papers do, including the Stockton Record, that claims its newspaper is more local and newsworthy, i opine, yet refuses to name those violators and their penalties in their own paper? Seeing there were about 360 DUI arrests in 2009, there don't seem to be any more recent records on the poorly and outdated LPD we3bsite, I would think there would be at least a half dozen or so each week. C'mon, Marty and Rich, if you want a "real" Lodi paper better than your comparison to the Record and other prominent papers in this area, according to your braggadoccio full page ad last week or so, show us who the lawbreakers are weekly and print their names and maybee embarrass them into seeking help with their drinking/drug problem? Or are some of those violators on your assumed "hands off" list?



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