Drunk Driving NEWS

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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Expect a Large Police Presence for DUI Enforcement This Super Bowl Weekend

February 4, 2017

The player runs through, it’s a touchdown and shouts erupt across living rooms around the country. Football fans are ready to tune in on Sunday, February 5th, at Super Bowl parties and bars. Many of these celebrations will include alcohol consumption. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) and California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) are encouraging fans to band together with the slogan of their new anti-DUI campaign, “Fans don’t let fans drive drunk”. Expect a heightened alert from the local police department when driving this weekend. Police, sheriff, and the CHP will be ready to stop and arrest anyone driving under the influence at DUI checkpoints. A blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher is considered enough […]

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Oscar De La Hoya, former boxer, was arrested for DUI in Pasadena, CA

February 1, 2017

Drunk driving got a famous Mexican-American boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya into trouble. The 43-year-old former boxer was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. California Highway Patrol stopped Mr. De La Hoya, nicknamed “the Golden Boy” by the press, around 2 a.m. for speeding while he was driving along Del Mar Blvd. in Pasadena, California. When the California Highway Patrol officer approached his car, an officer smelled alcohol vapors and observed other symptoms of intoxication. Subsequent to this observation, the officer started a DUI investigation and proceeded to administer field sobriety tests on Mr. De La Hoya. The former boxer complied with the officer’s request to submit to a series of field sobriety […]

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Drunk Driver was sentenced to 60 years to life in prison for second-degree murder

January 20, 2017

Rien Ban, a 45-year old resident of Fresno California, got a sentenced last Thursday to 60 years to life in prison for a drunk-driving accident in 2014. The crash took place between the city of Kerman and the city of Mendota, on Highway 180 near Fresno, California in June 2014. At the time of the accident, Ban Rien was trying to overrun a slow-moving vehicle while driving east in his Mercedes SUV. According to the CHP report, Rien Ban was intoxicated when he caused a head-on collision that took a life of 4 people. His vehicle ran into a KIA Sedan and instantly killed 3 passengers. Belkys Quezada, 25, died right away together with her nephews: Lisandro Rodriguez, 10, and Danny Rodriguez, […]

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T.J. McDonald pleads no contest to wet reckless. DUI dismissed

January 16, 2017

To follow up on our previous news reporting, recently, NFL Safety T.J. McDonald pleaded guilty to one count of reckless driving involving alcohol, commonly known as a wet reckless. The 25 years old Ram’s player was accused of a DUI on May 10, 2016. Mr. McDonald plowed into a parked vehicle in Woodland Hills, Ca, while being intoxicated. Following the car crash, he was arrested for the suspicion of driving while being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The criminal court case, which lasted for eight months, has been finally resolved with a plea to a reduced charges of a wet reckless. Mr. McDonald resolved his case for a plea bargain offer of agreeing to be placed on 3 years […]

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New California Traffic Safety Rules in 2017

January 9, 2017

The New Year always comes and brings new hopes and dreams and a sense of rebirth. This year, the New Year holiday brought to the motorists of the Golden State several new laws and some amendments to the existing laws. Most of the laws have already become operative starting January 1st, 2017. The California Department of Motor Vehicles reminds the vehicle operators about the new traffic safety rules in 2017. Remember that it will take a certain period of time for the DMV to update its manuals and incorporate new laws. Motorists are expected to know the new laws and ignorance of the law is not an excuse. The police will expect you to know the law and you should […]

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Arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Caffeine?

December 30, 2016

This incredible news has already shocked many motorists. Can drinking coffee can get you arrested? It looks like it can, as Joseph Schwab, a California resident, fights DUI charges for driving under the influence with only caffeine in his system. Joseph Schwab was arrested for driving while impaired, allegedly while under the influence of drugs in August 2015. Now, 18 months later, his case is filed in court. So far the prosecutor’s office is only able to prove Schwab’s intoxication based on presence of caffeine in his blood. On August 5, 2015 Joseph was going home in his car when a representative from the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control department stopped his vehicle. The representative of ABC was in an unmarked […]

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Michael Floyd Placed Under Arrest for a “Super Extreme DUI”

December 28, 2016

American football wide receiver Michael Floyd could face jail time and pay an up to $2,500.00 fine for driving under the influence. On December 12, Arizona traffic cops found Mr. Floyd unconscious behind the wheel in his Cadillac Escalade with the engine of hi car still running. His blood alcohol concentration level was tested by police to be 0.217 which is considered extremely high and over 2 times beyond the legal limit. Police officers first noticed Floyd’s car at a traffic light. Seems like Mr. Floyd stopped at a green light and didn’t move for two cycles of the light. The police approached Floyd’s car and saw him asleep with his foot on the break. The police banging on the […]

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December’s Fatal Pasadena Crashes

December 16, 2016

Pasadena, a small city in Los Angeles County, California, has recently experienced two fatal solo-car crashes. The cause of the accidents could be excessive alcohol or drugs consumption. The first accident took place on Saturday, December 10, along Seco Street from Rosemont Avenue. Law enforcement officers who arrived at the site found a vehicle that crashed into a light pole. The driver wasn’t badly hurt, but the passenger of the car was seriously injured. She was transported to the hospital where she died shortly. The autopsy is pending. Both persons identities were released in two days. They were, a  38-year-old Javier Placencia, who was behind the wheel, and a 52-year-old woman who was at a passenger seat. Their relation is […]

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Amtrak train hits vehicle in Ventura. Women arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

December 6, 2016

The Sunday evening (November, 20) incident took place on the rail tracks in Ventura. According to the police report, an Amtrak train slammed into an abandoned car around 7:30 p.m. at Garden Street and Harbor Boulevard. The Amtrak train was moving at 15-20 mph. As soon as the train driver noticed the car, he intended to stop it, but didn’t succeed to do it immediately. At the time of the crash the train carried 60 passengers. No one was injured. The train came two hours behind time due to the police survey. The strayed car was empty. The car owner Arcelia Delgadillo, 27 and one more car occupant had managed to leave the car shortly before the accident took place. […]

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