Christmas holiday yields menagerie of Sonoma County DUI Incidents

Unfortunately, the Christmas holiday is often a busy time for law enforcement officers when it comes to vehicles crashes involving impaired drivers. 2012 was no different for Sonoma County DUI incidents, with the California Highway Patrol and local police responding to several … [Read more...]

Alleged DUI incident yields violent, but nonfatal, crash near Cotati

A 19-year-old Sebastopol man faces DUI charges after crossing the center line of Sonoma County road and crashing head-on into a vehicle driven by a Novato woman. CHP officers at the scene allegedly found a hypodermic needle in the man’s truck and concluded that the man appeared … [Read more...]

Drunken joyride ends in wreck, guilty plea for teen DUI

A teenage boy from Novato pled guilty last week to a DUI-related charge as a result of an ill-fated ride that ended when he drove his mother’s SUV, carrying himself and five friends, into a ditch. The teen may qualify for a diversion program, pending a report by the probation … [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...]

Admissible as Evidence in California DUI Cases

What is admissible as evidence in California DUI cases and what is not? Excellent question, as the one part of the criminal justice system that may be quite confusing to community members involves rules of evidence.  To protect the rights of the accused and ensure fairness, rules … [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...]

DUI arrests of underage drivers in Marin show significant increase from 2011

Authorities in Marin County have reported a sizable uptick in the number of DUI arrests of underage drivers in Marin County who are also drinking and driving drunk, Patch.com reports. According to a statement from law enforcement, the increase is not the result of stepped-up … [Read more...]

Tourism and drunk driving in wine country – expert provides sobering news

As states continue to explore and pursue new and creative ways to increase tourism revenue, and increasingly look to wineries as tourism resource, a spokesman for the State of California provided some sobering news about tourism and drunk driving in wine country: namely, that a … [Read more...]

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