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September 2015 Archives

Failure to stop a checkpoint leads to DUI charge

When California drivers come upon a DUI checkpoint, stopping is not optional. Drivers who refuse to stop at police DUI checkpoints will have to face the consequences. Unfortunately, the anxiety of being pulled over and receiving a DUI charge sometimes causes drivers' failure to stop, bringing about additional charges.

Alleged speeding driver may face DUI charge after 2-car crash

Speeding on California roads, especially while under the influence of alcohol, can have severe consequences. Defending DUI charges can be a stressful situation, and the consequences of a conviction can ruin a person's life. The Los Angeles Police Department said a driver who was taken to a hospital after a recent accident can expect to be arrested on a DUI charge.

Driver arrested on suspicion of DUI charge after worker's death

A 21-year-old Caltrans subcontractor recently lost his life when he was struck by a vehicle operated by a man who was suspected of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. This driver was arrested and will now face a felony DUI charge. The California Highway Patrol report indicates that the worker was doing maintenance work on the sprinklers in the median adjacent to a freeway entrance. 

DUI charge: Driver with prior conviction sentenced to 15 years

When a driver who has a previous DUI conviction subsequently causes the death of another person while under the influence of alcohol, the consequences can be severe. Under California law, it is presumed that a driver was informed of the dangers of driving while intoxicated at the time of the prior conviction, and can, therefore, face a second-degree murder charge. A man who was previously sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge in 2007 was recently convicted after causing the death of a bicyclist.

63-year-old driver faces DUI charge after major injury crash

A 63-year-old California man is in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail. He is facing a felony DUI charge after California Highway Patrol officers determined that he was driving while intoxicated when he was involved in a car accident in San Mateo County. CHP reported that the crash occurred on a recent Friday evening, causing the road to be closed for approximately 45 minutes.