Blog Posts in February, 2011

  • 28-Feb-2011

    How a New Orange County DUI Checkpoint Website Can Help You

    Do you plan on going out this weekend? Check out the new Orange County DUI Checkpoint website before you go! DUI sobriety checkpoints are designed to deter motorists from drinking and driving. These check points can be found in areas that are known ...
  • 28-Feb-2011

    27 Year Old Hits & Kills Transient, Arrested for DUI

    Nicholas Arthur Thibault, 27, has been arrested and booked on suspicion of driving under the influence as well as vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. The San Diego resident was exiting the 805 freeway when he swerved off the ramp, hitting ...
  • 28-Feb-2011

    Police Arrest 13 Unlicensed Drivers in Courthouse Sting

    Police impounded the vehicles of 13 people whose licenses were suspended or revoked for DUI offenses and were caught driving to the El Cajon courthouse Thursday to attend a mandated DUI class. La Mesa police and county probation officers posted ...
  • 25-Feb-2011

    Ex-MADD President Arrested for a DUI

    A former Mothers Against Drunk Driving ( MADD ) president has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Debra Oberlin, 48, from Gainesville, Florida was veering her vehicle across lanes when officers pulled her over around 1:10am. ...
  • 25-Feb-2011

    February 25-27 Weekend California DUI Checkpoints

    The weekend is upon us and that means that cops will be out and about, patrolling cities and conducting DUI sobriety checkpoints. The list below provides you with information on certain cities; however, it is not a complete list of California DUI ...
  • 24-Feb-2011

    San Joaquin County Credits Court Program for Reduction in DUI Deaths

    DUI-related accidents and deaths have decreased in San Joaquin County in large part due to a program targeting repeat DUI offenders. According to the San Joaquin County Superior Court, between 2008 and 2009, 16 fewer people in the county died in ...
  • 23-Feb-2011

    57 Year Old Man Arrested for DUI After Crashing into Stopped Car

    A 57 year old Chico resident has been arrested and booked on suspicion of driving under the influence. James McFadden Jr. was driving his Mercury Mountaineer near the Skyway overpass when he took the 20 th Street off ramp. The Chico ER states that ...
  • 22-Feb-2011

    Pacifica Man Arrested for DUI After Hit & Run

    57 Year Old Leopoldo Tobilla hit and killed a pedestrian and has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, leaving the scene and vehicular manslaughter. Mercury News states that officers received a call around 1:36am of a dead man on ...
  • 22-Feb-2011

    22 Year Old Woman Hits and Kills Cyclist, Arrested for DUI

    A 22-year-old woman from Newport Coast has been arrested and booked on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter as well as driving under the influence after she hit a cyclist. A middle-aged man was enjoying a bike ride along San Joaquin Road in ...
  • 22-Feb-2011

    California DUI Checkpoints More Likely to Catch Unlicensed Drivers, Generate Huge Profits for Cities and Towns

    An investigation by California Watch and the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism last year found that sobriety checkpoints were increasingly turning into profitable operations for local police and tow ...
  • 18-Feb-2011

    Can a Bicyclist Be Charged Under California DUI Laws?

    Technically, a bicyclist cannot be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in California because a bicycle is not a “vehicle” under California DUI laws. However, the California Vehicle Code contains a separate provision ( Section 21200.5 ) ...
  • 17-Feb-2011

    Detroit Tiger's Baseman Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

    Miguel Cabrera, All-Star first baseman for the Detroit Tigers, was arrested on suspicion of a DUI. Cabrera was in St. Lucie County, Florida when his vehicle was having issues; he was pulled over on the side of the road when officers noticed smoke ...
  • 16-Feb-2011

    DUI Offenders Must Provide Proof of Ignition Interlock Device

    Turlock police officers visited 116 high-risk DUI offenders who failed to provide proof of installing an ignition interlock device, or IID, on their vehicles. These IIDs are designed to prevent California DUI offenders from operating vehicles if they ...
  • 16-Feb-2011

    Terra Linda Students Participate in Real California DUI Trial

    As reported in the Marin Independent Journal, 400 high school students were recently given the opportunity to observe a real DUI trial in their school’s performing arts center. The trial was the first for Marin Superior Court, which hopes to hold ...
  • 15-Feb-2011

    Costa Mesa Checkpoint Scheduled For Wednesday Evening

    The Costa Mesa police department will be conducting an Orange County DUI checkpoint Wednesday evening. According to the City of Costa Mesa press release, the check point will be on the 2300 block of Placentia Avenue between the hours of 6pm and 11pm. ...
  • 15-Feb-2011

    Orange County DUI Checkpoint Results

    Four motorists were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence during a DUI checkpoint in Costa Mesa over the weekend. The Orange County Register states that on top of these 4 DUI arrests, 22 drivers were asked to do DUI field sobriety ...
  • 15-Feb-2011

    75 Year Old California Man Arrested for DUI

    Billy George, 75, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after he hit a California Highway Patrol vehicle. According to the Red Bluff Daily News, the Corning man was driving west on South Avenue when he was pulled over. As the ...
  • 14-Feb-2011

    Fresno Woman Crashes After High Speed Chase, Arrested for DUI

    A Fresno woman has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after she caused a DUI-related accident. According to ABC Local, Tina Adame was driving at high speeds when cops tried to stop her. She ran stop signs and red lights to get ...
  • 14-Feb-2011

    America’s “Drunkest” Cities: Three California Cities in the Top Ten

    Although California has some of the most severe drunk driving penalties in the country, three California cities have been ranked the "drunkest" in America. According to USA Today, Fresno will receive the dubious distinction of being named the ...
  • 11-Feb-2011

    Lake County City Attorney Arrested for DUI

    Steven John Brookes, 53, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after he was involved in a DUI-related accident. Brookes, a city attorney for the city of Lakeport, was driving a Volvo on Main Street Kelseyville when he crossed a ...
  • 11-Feb-2011

    Weekend DUI Checkpoints in California

    California DUI checkpoints are designed to protect the public from motorist who are driving under the influence. When conducting these checkpoints, police officers look for signs of intoxication such as slurred speech, bloodshot or water eyes or even ...
  • 10-Feb-2011

    Ventura County Man's Crash Causes Gas Leak, Arrested for DUI

    A Ventura County man has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after he crashed his vehicle into a home. The Ventura County Star reports that the 26-year-old man was on the road at around 1:38am when he lost control of his vehicle ...
  • 10-Feb-2011

    Santa Clara County Man Arrested for DUI

    Sergio Montgomery has been arrested without incident and booked into county jail on suspicion of driving under the influence. The Santa Clara County man was driving a 1977 Ford pickup when officers suspected him of driving while intoxicated and tried ...
  • 9-Feb-2011

    MTV Reality Star Arrested for DUI in Orange County

    Shane Sheckler, 18, was arrested in San Clemente on suspicion of driving under the influence. The actor, who stars alongside his real-life brother in “Life of Ryan”, was driving his white GMC truck when officers pulled him over. OC Weekly says ...
  • 8-Feb-2011

    Woman Arrested for DUI After Crashing Golf Cart

    A 48 year old woman was arrested after she caused a DUI-related accident while driving a golf cart in Hidden Valley Lake. Deborah Selna, 48, along with her two female passengers were all intoxicated when they were riding on a red 200 Yamaha golf ...