Understanding the California DUI Process: Part II – Arrest at a Checkpoint

The California DUI process - Arrest at Checkpoint. Many DUI arrests occur at traffic stops. If an officer stops you for suspicion of DUI, he will ask you to take a breathalyzer test. This test measures Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), which is the ratio of alcohol per milliliter of … [Read more...]

Man Convicted of 9 DUIs Receives Nine-Year Prison Term

Nine DUIs gets nine years in prison. According to a  news release from the Sonoma County District Attorney's office every subsequent DUI conviction can increase your risk of suffering incarceration for a significant time period.  The district attorney can add enhancements to the … [Read more...]

Restricted Drivers License Option May Be Beneficial for Some Drivers Accused of DUI

A provision within California law allows drivers accused of DUI to receive a restricted drivers license which may offer these drivers the key to maintaining some normalcy in their lives and, perhaps more importantly, save their jobs. A DUI arrest can create massive upheaval in … [Read more...]

Lake County D.A. Rescues Possible DUI Driver from Burning Car in Busy Week for Area Law Enforcement

Late February produced a series of unusual vehicle accidents, with each case involving a suspected DUI / drunk driver. In one Lake County case, the district attorney dragged an allegedly passed-out driver from her burning vehicle. In Sonoma County, one driver crashed into a … [Read more...]

First Sonoma County DUI Fatality of 2013 Near Sebastopol

A Sonoma County DUI fatality has ended two years of extremely low Sonoma County DUI fatality statistics. It is the first such tragedy in Sonoma County and only six weeks into the new year. A Santa Rosa man crashed his fiancée’s SUV into an embankment north of Sebastopol. The … [Read more...]

New California DUI Mobile Enforcement Unit

Technology advances are not limited to smaller cell phones or larger television screens.  Improvements on various fronts have also lead to major changes in all facets of life, including law enforcement.  The obvious truth is that the new California DUI Mobile Enforcement Unit is … [Read more...]

Drunk Drivers and Street Racers in Sonoma County

While drunk drivers and street racers in Sonoma County is a public safety concern, it seems that we are not alone. In recent months, law enforcement officers have made street racing arrests on Highway 101, and also along Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa. While none of those recent … [Read more...]

DUI Conviction Affects Car Insurance Rates – Yes, No?

After being convicted for a DUI, many have concerns how a  DUI conviction affects car insurance rates.  The best way to avoid a DUI as well as the ramifications that stem from it is of course to avoid drinking and driving.  However, for our readers who have had their license … [Read more...]

Defenses to Fight a Sonoma County DUI

Back in May of this year, The Sonoma Patch reported on four Sonoma County DUI arrests for driving under the influence on the 11th 12th and 13th of the previous week.  Several of the DUI arrests involved repeat DUI offenders. With the 2012 holiday season almost upon us we thought … [Read more...]

Legally drunk Santa Rosa driver to face murder charge over fatal crash

A legally drunk Santa Rosa driver to face murder charge over her crashing her car into and killing the driver of a convertible. Heather Howell of Santa Rosa will face a second-degree murder charge as a result of the incident. A Sonoma County Superior Court judge ruled earlier … [Read more...]

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