Ex- Police Chief charged with Riverside DUI

Posted By Thomas V. Wallin || 29-Mar-2010

Russell Leach, former Riverside police chief was charged with driving under the influence when he crashed his car in the early hours of the morning.  Leach was leaving Club 215, a local topless bar, on February 8 and after hitting a curb he wore his left tires down to their rims.  A concerned citizen called in Leach's whereabouts when she saw the city-owned Chrysler driving erratically.  Leach was also caught running a red light prior to be pulled over. 

Leach faces misdemeanor DUI charges which can include a long license suspension, stiff fines, potential jail time and an alcohol program.  If you are arrested for a Riverside DUI you have only ten calendar days from the date of arrest to contact the California Department of Motor Vehicles.  If you hire a Riverside DUI attorney within ten calendar days they can contact the DMV on your behalf and handle your criminal court case.