Multiple DUI Convictions Can Lead to Prison Time

The penalties for multiple DUI convictions (driving under the influence) in California can be severe, and can include probation, fines, and even jail. California law considers DUI a “priorable” offense. This means the penalties can become substantially more severe if you have … [Read more...]

Blood Alcohol Content Limit of .05 Recommended by NTSB

        Imagine a world where your blood alcohol content (BAC) after only one drink  can be cause for a  Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrest.  We may be entering into that universe shortly, after the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended dropping the … [Read more...]

DUI Cases: Discovery Is Not Always a Straightforward Process

Did you know that prosecutors in Mendocino County, Sonoma County and Lake County may have been trained to stonewall discovery in DUI cases?  Although the California Penal Code contains provisions requiring prosecutors to provide all potentially “exculpatory” evidence to the … [Read more...]

HIT AND RUN – DUI ARREST IN SONOMA COUNTY

        Jared Gregor Tortz was arrested in Sonoma County on suspicion of hit and run and driving under the influence.  According to witnesses, Mr. Tortz was driving in Rohnert Park through Raley’s parking lot on State Farm Drive at about 3:44 p.m. on May 21, 2013 when he struck a … [Read more...]

Drivers License – DUI Checkpoint Planned This Weekend

A drivers license - dui checkpoint is planned for this weekend according to the Santa Rosa Police Department. The Santa Rosa Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting the drivers license/dui checkpoint on April 20, 2013 between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. at an … [Read more...]

Area Police Officer Facing Drunken Driving Charges over Golf Course Incident

We had previously blogged about this unusual drunken driving incident as a news article a few weeks ago on March 8th. In light of today's Santa Rosa Press Democrat article "Petaluma police officer seeks to block release of medical records" we thought we would give this a bit more … [Read more...]

Underage DUI Driver Faces Multiple Charges for Wild Trip Through Rohnert Park

A man’s dangerous (alleged DUI) evening drive ended with a crash into a tree in Rohnert Park and a trip to the Sonoma County Jail, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported. According to local police, the man had a blood alcohol level roughly seven times the legal for someone his … [Read more...]

DUI Leads to Vehicular Manslaughter

A woman with a long DUI history and run-ins with the law now faces murder charges after she allegedly drove drunk and crashed into a pedestrian, then drove another two miles with the man stuck in the windshield of her SUV, the  reported. Phillip Moreno was crossing Torrance … [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...]

Petaluma DUI Charges Pending For Petaluma Police Officer

According to this article in the Petaluma Patch, Petaluma DUI charges may be pending for Petaluma Police Officer Ryan McGreevy for a motorized scooter accident that occurred during last fall's annual Petaluma police golf tournament. Officer McGreevy is facing a single misdemeanor … [Read more...]

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