Drunk Driving Arrest In Los Angeles

Orange County Former City Manager Is Facing Hit-And-Run DUI Charges

March 20, 2017

Joseph Burt Felz, a former city manager of Fullerton, California, could be jailed up to one year in the county jail for allegedly committing two misdemeanor crimes. The alleged crimes are, driving under the influence of alcohol and a hit-and-run causing property damage. The accident happened in one of the neighborhoods of Fullerton city in November 2016, when a car jumped off the road, over a curb, hit a tree, and got stuck in rain gutters near a lawn. A witness called the police and said that she was afraid the driver would run away because he was trying to drive away. The car managed to get free and leave the scene of the accident just before the police arrived. The […]

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Tarzana Suspected DUI Collision with Three Victims

March 18, 2017

March 6, 2017, Tarzana, a small city in Los Angeles, was stunned by the aftermath of DUI crash. An allegedly drunk driver was driving over the speed limit colliding into another vehicle, injuring three people. The suspected DUI driver who drove Honda Civic was traveling at 50 mph in a 25 mph zone. The driver lost control of the car, spun out and crashed into Honda CR-V, parked at the curb. This collision caused a chain reaction, with two more cars being involved in the accident. In addition, one pedestrian got severe injuries and was taken to the hospital. Lastly, the suspected DUI driver had two women with him in the car with both women being injured. One of the […]

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Substance Abuse Counselor Found Guilty of a Fatal DUI Crash in California

February 28, 2017

On February 23, a former substance-abuse counselor was sentenced to 25 to life years of imprisonment after she pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder. She was accused of a DUI leading to a serious injury, a DUI with .08 percent of alcohol in blood, a hit and run, and a second-degree murder. Sherri Lynn Wilkins, a counselor in problems of drinking and drug abuse, was driving drunk when she struck a man, crossing the street in the city of Torrance on November 24, 2012. She didn’t stop the car after the accident and dragged half-naked body for 2 miles sticking out of her windshield. Shocked witnesses made her pull over after she stopped at a stoplight and took away the […]

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Driver may be sentenced to 26 years in prison for Hit&Run DUI in Los Angeles

February 6, 2017

Recently, a drunk driver was arrested and can be charged with murder and a hit-run causing death. Man may be sentenced up to 26 years in prison for killing an Uber driver and fleeing the scene of the accident. The collision occurred in January 2017. An impaired driver ran through a red light at a high rate of speed in his Infinity and crashed into an Uber car at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Arlington Ave. The driver of the Infinity did not stop after the collision as required by law but instead ran away from the accident scene. Later the driver of Infinity was identified as Kevin Moran, 24 years of age. The police believe that […]

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Drunk Driving Crash on Coronado bridge, California

October 21, 2016

An annual motorcycle event “La Raza Run” turned into a collective prayer. Instead of celebrating, people remembered in prayers the victims of a horrible crash at Chicano Park on October 16. An accident took place around 3:30. An out of control pickup truck hit the rail and plummeted off the San Diego-Bridge landing on a crowded motorcycle fiesta in a park below. CHP officers reported that four people died and nine were injured including the suspected driver. Two of the victims sustained major injures and the others suffered minor to moderate injuries. The truck’s driver was arrested on a suspicion of DUI and DUI causing bodily injuries and death. A 25-year-old US Navy serviceman, Richard Anthony Sepolio caused the accident. […]

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How to Know If You Are Too Drunk to Drive?

October 12, 2016

So, you have been hanging out with your friends, or just had a meeting with some colleagues, or were called to a local bar for a chat and a glass of wine. People around you kept saying that you had already had too much to drink, but you still long for another. You needed to get home and your car is parked right outside. You want to know how impaired are you and if it is safe to drive. Let’s look at some ways to help you figure out if you are too drunk to drive. If you are wondering about how drunk you may be or whether you need to call a cab instead of driving yourself; you already […]

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What is The Real Cost of California DUI?

October 10, 2016

This article discusses What is The Real Cost of California DUI?  Click on the links below to go directly to your topic of interest. Insurance rate cost increase Towing and Storage Fee DUI school program cost DUI Defense Lawyer Cost DMV reinstatement fee The Real Cost of California DUI It’s common knowledge that driving while intoxicated is not only a serious criminal offense, but also one of the main reasons of the road traffic incidents in the US and across the globe. Alcohol and drugs affect driving because they lead to fatigue, impaired vision and reduced reaction time. A driver must give his/her full attention to the road at all times. Getting behind a wheel after consuming alcohol or drugs […]

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A DUI Arrest Can Occur Even if You Not Drunk

September 8, 2016

Most commonly, a person arrested for a DUI is arrested because he or she is under influence of drugs or alcohol. It is possible for the police to make an error and arrested someone who is not under influence of any drugs or alcohol. For example, lack of sleep, being careless or distracted while driving can result in a DUI arrest. Moreover, often, a driver who is negligent or sleepy can be very dangerous, even when he or she is sober. The law can punish drivers for negligent driving, although every instance is not specifically addressed by the legal system. If you fall asleep on the road or get distracted by a mobile phone, you can be found negligent by […]

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An Uber driver arrested for a DUI in California

August 25, 2016

Uber services is one of the most effective ways to avoid a DUI. Uber claims that its drivers help people avoid getting DUIs because instead of using their vehicles while intoxicated the people are relying on Uber. Recent researches show that there is no statistical proof that ride-sharing system prevents DUIs. Recently, shockingly, some Uber drivers were arrested for drug and alcohol-related crimes. That casts even bigger doubt on the usefulness of Uber. Recently, in Orange County, California the police suspected that Ramon Iribe, an Uber driver was in possessing a concealed weapon, methamphetamines and other drugs and Xanax without a prescription. Immediately after the arrest, the ride-sharing company banned Mr. Iribe from continuing to work for Uber. Ramon Iribe […]

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JUVENILE DUI PRIOR

May 16, 2016

In this article Los Angeles DUI Defense Lawyer discusses JUVENILE DUI PRIOR.  Click on the links below to go directly to your topic of interest. PRIORABILITY OF A DRUNK DRIVING DUI ATTORNEY EXPLAINS JUVENILE DUI PRIOR DUI ATTORNEY EXPLAINS THE MOTION TO STRIKE DUI PRIOR DUI LAWYER EXPLAINS DMV PROCESS PRIORABILITY OF A DRUNK DRIVING If a minor is guilty of a DUI, the DUI cannot be used against him as a prior to enhance punishment.  A DUI is a priorable offense, that is, a subsequent DUI case is prosecuted more severely than the previous a DUI case.  The priorability of a DUI is determined by counting number of years from the offense date to the date of the offense.  The […]

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