Blog Posts in May, 2011

  • 31-May-2011

    Mill Valley Man Arrested for 3 DUIs in 3 Days

    A Mill Valley man has been arrested for driving under the influence not once, but three times, within a three day span. According to SF Gate, Timothy James McGowan, 50, was arrested in three different cities all for drunk driving. On May 18 th, ...
  • 31-May-2011

    OC Man Causes Fatal DUI Crash, Held on $1 Million Bail

    An Orange County man has been arrested for causing a DUI-related fatal accident over Memorial weekend. According to the OC Register, 26-year-old Austin Jeffrey Farley was driving in Irvine when he crashed into an oncoming E-Class Mercedes, driven by ...
  • 26-May-2011

    CA Memorial Weekend DUI Checkpoints

    With the approaching Memorial weekend, California Highway Patrol and local Police Officers will be conducting several Driving Under the Influence Checkpoints in multiple cities. Although most DUI sobriety checkpoints are announced prior to their ...
  • 25-May-2011

    LAPD Vehicles Upgraded To Be More Efficient

    Residents in Los Angeles can feel safer on the roads as their police officers are now equipped with state-of-the-art police vehicles. With new technology, the LAPD is now able to detect potential criminals or those who are driving on a suspended ...
  • 25-May-2011

    Hand Sanitizer May Lead to Positive Urine Tests for Alcohol

    Testing positive for alcohol consumption even if you haven't had a lick of alcohol? It is possible! A new recent study shows that individuals who utilize products that contain alcohol may test positive in a urine test. According to an article on ...
  • 24-May-2011

    Accident Hurts 12 Year Old Boy, Driver Arrested for DUI

    A Brawley man has been arrested for a felony driving under the influence after he caused an accident that injured a 12-year-old boy. Isaac Solorio Beaver, 28, was driving his 1996 Volvo sedan on Worthington Road around 7am on Saturday morning when he ...
  • 24-May-2011

    California High School to Be Transformed into DUI Courtroom

    As reported by the Desert Independent, the gymnasium at Palo Verde Valley High School will be transformed into a real courtroom today. Judge Sarah Christian of Riverside County Superior Court will preside and sentence a real defendant who has been ...
  • 23-May-2011

    California Woman Arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs

    A Kelseyville woman has been arrested for driving under the influence of prescription drugs after she collided with a school bus on Thursday afternoon. According to the Lake County News, 57-year-old Sandra Jean Burnett was driving northbound on ...
  • 23-May-2011

    New Bill Ensures Proper DUI Checkpoint Guidelines

    DUI checkpoints are designed to protect the public from those who are driving under the influence. Arresting officers that conduct these DUI sobriety checkpoints have specific guidelines that they should follow in order for the stop and potential ...
  • 23-May-2011

    Nine-Year-Old Arrested for DUI in the UK

    Even though the following story does not involve a California DUI, it is a truly unbelievable drunk driving case. Luckily, this is something we rarely see in the United States. According to The Telegraph, a nine-year-old boy has been arrested for ...
  • 20-May-2011

    Ex-Sacramento Cop Lied About DUI Arrest

    Brandon Mullock, a former Sacramento Police officer, is facing criminal charges for lying about California DUI arrests. According to the Sacramento CBS Local, Mullock is facing 34 counts of perjury and filing a false report by a police officer for ...
  • 20-May-2011

    CA DUI Checkpoints 5/20-5/22

    What is a DUI Checkpoint ? A DUI Sobriety Checkpoint is a scheduled stop conducted by local arresting officers to ensure the safety of drivers. During a checkpoint, officers look for signs of intoxication such as blurred vision, slurred speech or ...
  • 19-May-2011

    What Happens When You are Arrested for California DUI with an Out-of-State License?

    As reported by the Visalia Times Delta, a Garland, Texas, man was arrested Sunday night after being suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and causing a four-car collision in Orosi, according to Officer Scott Harris of the California ...
  • 18-May-2011

    CA Taxi Driver Arrested for Driving Under The Influence

    An Aptos taxi cab driver has been arrested for driving under the influence and a hit-and-run after going wrong-way on Highway 1. According to KSBW, Sharek got onto the State Park Drive off ramp and entered the highway going against traffic at around ...
  • 17-May-2011

    Multiple Crash Results in DUI Arrest In San Francisco

    A Colma man has been arrested for driving under the influence after he caused an accident that involved multiple vehicles and injured 3 people. According to ABC Local, 37-year-old Syed Ali was driving his 2007 Mercedes SL550 on the southbound lane of ...
  • 17-May-2011

    Youth Traffic Safety Month Highlights Dangers of Underage California DUI

    Throughout the month of May, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is supporting initiatives aimed at enhancing driver safety awareness among teens and encouraging them to adopt safer driving practices. The timing of Youth Traffic Safety ...
  • 16-May-2011

    AirTran Pilot Gets Arrested for DUI

    When most think of being arrested for a California DUI, they assume it only happens when driving a vehicle. However, you can be arrested for a DUI while operating any type of vehicle, whether it is a car, a boat or in this case, a plane. According to ...
  • 16-May-2011

    High Speed Car and Foot Chase Leads to DUI Arrest

    A 43-year-old Aromas resident was arrested for driving under the influence after a high-speed chase. According to the Monterey Herald, the chase began around 3pm when officers received a tip that a map was driving under the influence of drugs. ...
  • 16-May-2011

    San Carlos Vice Mayor Arrested for DUI

    San Carlos vice mayor was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol early Thursday morning. According to the Mercury News, Andy Klein, 29, was driving and exiting northbound on Interstate 280 when he pulled over on the side of ...
  • 12-May-2011

    Weekend California DUI Checkpoints 5/12-5/14

    Starting tonight, there will be multiple DUI sobriety checkpoints set up in various cities throughout California. The list below is designed to provide you with information regarding the times and potential locations of these DUI checkpoints. During ...
  • 11-May-2011

    CA Man Causes Fatal DUI Accident, Sentenced to Prison

    A 28-year-old San Diego man has been sentenced to one year in jail for causing a fatal DUI-related accident earlier in the year. According to Sign On San Diego, Nicholas Arthur Thibault was driving northbound on the 805 freeway when he exited on ...
  • 10-May-2011

    Facebook Used for Crime Solving & DUI Checkpoints

    Every since social media sites have been all the rage, professionals have been utilizing the power of the internet to help increase business or in this case, help solve crimes. Worried about where the next DUI checkpoint will be? Don't worry, there's ...
  • 10-May-2011

    San Diego Officer Arrested for California DUI

    Officer William Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Chula Vista. According to San Diego 6, the 12-year department veteran was driving his own vehicle while off duty on Telegraph Canyon Road when he rear-ended a ...
  • 10-May-2011

    What Are Other Common Field Sobriety Tests Used in California?

    In yesterday's post, we highlighted the standardized field sobriety tests (FSTs) that you may be asked to perform during a California DUI stop. In addition, many police officials will still conduct other FSTs in order to prove intoxication. ...
  • 9-May-2011

    Only 2 DUI Arrests Made During an Orange County DUI Checkpoint

    DUI Checkpoints are designed to protect the public as well as other motorists from potentially fatal accidents. However, many times these DUI sobriety checkpoints cause more of a headache for motorists and do not net as many DUI offenders as ...