Blog Posts in April, 2011

  • 28-Apr-2011

    California DUI Checkpoints 4/28-5/1

    Our California DUI Attorneys understand how frustrating it can be to get arrested for driving under the influence in California. We have compiled a list of a few DUI checkpoints that may be in an area near you. During a DUI checkpoint, officers will ...
  • 28-Apr-2011

    Driver Arrested for DUI After Causing Fatal Accident

    A Chico resident has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after he caused a fatal car crash. According to the SacBee, Sean Perry, 43, was driving a BMW around 12:25am on Pleasant Valley Road when he failed to follow a curve on ...
  • 28-Apr-2011

    California Cities Continue to Impound High Number of Vehicles at DUI Checkpoints

    As we have previously discussed on this blog, California DUI checkpoints have been widely criticized for unfairly targeting minorities and generating huge profits by impounding the vehicles of unlicensed drivers. While many California cities, such as ...
  • 27-Apr-2011

    More California Bars Installing Breathalyzers

    As reported by anewscafe.com, wall-mounted breathalyzer units, like the Alco-Buddy and the Breath Tester, are popping up in California establishments that serve alcohol. These devices are marketed to be for "entertainment purposes only," and their ...
  • 26-Apr-2011

    23-Year-Old California Woman Causes Head-On Collision, Arrested for DUI

    A Southern California woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after causing a DUI-related accident. According to the Fresno Bee, the 23-year-old Huntington Beach woman was driving on the I-5 when she crossed the center divider ...
  • 25-Apr-2011

    Two-Time DUI Offender Arrested for Third DUI

    Clinton Hornsby, 30, has been arrested for driving under the influence and violation of probation early Sunday night. According to Petaluma 360, Hornsby was driving a 1964 Plymouth Wagon on Old Redwood Highway when he failed to come to a full stop ...
  • 25-Apr-2011

    Solo-Car Crash Results in DUI Arrest

    Oscar Pablo Ocegueda, of Vallejo, was arrested for driving under the influence after crashing his vehicle into an electrical pole. According to the Napa Valley Register, 29-year-old Ocegueda was driving a 1998 Chevy Camaro northbound on Highway 29 ...
  • 25-Apr-2011

    VONS Truck Driver Crashes, Arrested for DUI

    A Vons truck driver has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after he crashed the vehicle on a freeway in Norwalk. According toKTLA, 44-year-old Benjamin Arroyo was driving the Vons truck when he hit a 30-foot guardrail on the ...
  • 22-Apr-2011

    Easter Weekend - DUI Checkpoints in California

    Our California DUI Attorneys wish you a happy Easter! With several DUI checkpoints being set up throughout California, we have provided you with a list of some, but not all, sobriety checkpoints that may be near you. If you are arrested during a DUI ...
  • 21-Apr-2011

    New Cell Phone Searches Do Not Require Warrants

    A new gadget that connects to almost 95% of cell phones may become the next evident-gathering tool used by officers in law enforcement. An article on Red Tape MSN describes this gadget as being a universal tool that is a breakthrough in technology. ...
  • 21-Apr-2011

    California Highway Patrol Announces “Designated Driver Education Program”

    Acknowledging that enforcement alone will not prevent drunk driving in California, the California Highway Patrol has announced that, during the next several months, it will conduct a grant-funded public education and awareness program with a focus on ...
  • 20-Apr-2011

    Multiple People Arrested for DUI During Coachella Music Festival

    Last weekend's Coachella music festival resulted in a total of 92 arrests, 43 of which were done by the California Alcoholic Beverage Control Investigators. According to KPSP Local 2, officers dressed in plain clothes observed concert goers and were ...
  • 20-Apr-2011

    Accident in Orange County Results in DUI Arrest

    A man in Orange County has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after he crashed into a vehicle as well as a vacant building. According to the OC Register, a man driving a pickup truck was speeding on Knott Street when he ran a ...
  • 19-Apr-2011

    California Driver Kills Pedestrian, Arrested for DUI

    A 23-year old Walnut Park driver has been arrested for manslaughter and driving under the influence Monday morning. According to CBS Local, Luis Jimenez was driving eastbound on California St. when he drove through a stop sign and lost control of his ...
  • 19-Apr-2011

    23 Year Old CA Man Arrested for DUI After Causing Rollover Accident

    A Los Angeles man has been arrested for a felony DUI after causing a rollover crash on Highway 101. According to Noozhawk, Ronald Hernandez, 23, was driving his 2008 Toyota Tacoma around 1am when he lost control and rolled the vehicle. The passenger, ...
  • 19-Apr-2011

    California DUI Suspect Hits CHP Officer Assisting Other Driver

    As reported by the Mercury News, a California Highway Patrol officer was struck and injured by when an alleged drunken driver crashed into a pickup truck the officer was trying to dislodge from the mud. The officer, Skyler Tesch, 31, was trying to ...
  • 18-Apr-2011

    Oscar-winning Actor Arrested for Being Drunk in Public

    Nicolas Cage has been arrested for public drunkenness after an argument with his wife in New Orleans. According to Entertainment Today, the 47-year-old Oscar-winner got into a drunken argument with his wife outside a residence in the French Quarter ...
  • 14-Apr-2011

    Weekend CA DUI Checkpoints 4/14-4/17

    Plan on going out and drinking this weekend? Before you leave your house, check out the list below for DUI Checkpoints that may be near you. If you happen to go through a California DUI checkpoint and are arrested, our California DUI Defense ...
  • 14-Apr-2011

    25 Year Old CA Female Arrested for DUI

    A three-vehicle crash in Napa County has resulted in two injuries as well as a driving under the influence arrest. According to the Napa Valley Register, the accident occurred on Highway 29 south of St. Helena around 11:15pm Monday night. Janice Ho, ...
  • 14-Apr-2011

    CA Coach Arrested for DUI During Field Trip

    A Gilroy high school track and field coach was arrested for driving under the influence during a school athletic field trip. According to Gilroy Dispatch, 37 year old Alvin Harrison was driving a van when he collided with another vehicle on Highway ...
  • 14-Apr-2011

    Pregnant Woman Killed in California DUI Accident

    As reported by Fox 40 in Sacramento, a pregnant woman and her unborn child were killed in a suspected California DUI accident on April 2. According to California Highway Patrol, 24-year-old Miguel Almanza was DUI when he crashed into Juan Rodriguez ...
  • 13-Apr-2011

    San Diego Cop Allegedly Drove Drunk

    A San Diego police officer is under investigation for driving under the influence and fleeing the scene of an accident. According to CBS8, 41-year-old David Hall, a motorcycle traffic officer for the city of San Diego, is being accused of crashing ...
  • 12-Apr-2011

    Orange County Judge Gives Preferential Treatment To Friends

    An Orange County Superior Court Judge, known for several news-worth cases including a 2009 Orange County DUI-related accident, has been accused of giving preferential treatment to friends and family members over a seven year span Judge Richard W. ...
  • 12-Apr-2011

    California DUI Checkpoints - Waste of money?

    During a DUI Checkpoint in Orange County, only 6 individuals were arrested for driving under the influence. According to the Daily Pilot, the DUI checkpoint occurred in Costa Mesa at Newport Boulevard and 17 th Street. Out of the 2,127 vehicles that ...
  • 12-Apr-2011

    Dangers of California DUI Highlighted by Every Fifteen Minutes Program

    As reported by The-Signal.com, the city of Santa Clarita, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station, and Hart High School officials recently conducted the Every 15 Minutes program at Hart High School. The nation-wide program educates high school ...