Law Firm of Aaron Bortel


DUI Suspect Who Crashed Into Couple Jogging In Vista Due In Court

24-year-old Abraham Juarez Perea, who killed a man leaving his wife seriously injured while they were jogging, is summoned to court on Tuesday. 40-year-old Nanglee Vang and his wife, 34-year-old Molly Vang, were jogging near intersection S. Melrose and Shadowridge drives when they were struck by Perea as he was driving impaired. The accident happened on 2nd of June as Perea was travelling in his SUV. He was driving it at a high rate of speed when he lost control as he was not in his senses due to drinking alcohol. His vehicle jumped a curb on the 1500 block… Read More

42-Year-Old Man Arrested For Driving Under The Influence In South San Francisco

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – 42-year-old Yuri Esly Escobar of South San Francisco was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Monday. According to authorities, Escobar was involved in an incident at 7:30 pm when he crashed his scooter into a residence. The solo vehicle collision took place at 100 block of Rockwood Drive. The police investigation revealed that Escobar was driving under the influence of alcohol. Since he was intoxicated, he lost control of his scooter and crashed into the home. A passenger was riding on the back of the scooter with Escobar who was rushed to a hospital… Read More

47-Year-Old Yahoo Architect Pleads Guilty To Drunken Driving In Marin Crash

47-year-old Elizabeth Collet Funk of San Francisco, a prominent financier who was an early Yahoo executive, pleaded guilty to drunken driving Thursday. The DUI crash in which Funk was involved took place in Mill Valley in December 2015. Her blood alcohol level came out to be four times the legal limit for driving. The collision occurred at about 6:40 pm when Funk was driving a 2012 Land Rover on northbound Highway 101 near the Seminary Drive exit. She rear-ended a car ahead of her in traffic. The weather was rainy and windy at the time. Details of the incident were… Read More

Concord Police Officer Injured In Suspected DUI Crash

CONCORD – According to the police, 30-year-old Angel Carrera-Lopez was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol on Saturday as he crashed his truck into a police vehicle. The crash happened as the cops were investigating another accident linked to driving under the influence of alcohol. The cops were waiting for the tow truck at the accident spot when Carrera-Lopez crashed a black 2002 GMC pickup into the left side of a police vehicle. The police vehicle was struck at about 2 a.m. at Meadow Lane and Leland Way. Road signs showing that the cops… Read More

Uber May Face $1 Million Fine Due To Drunken-Driving Complaints In California

Uber, the famous business that started helping drunk drivers reach their home safe with a sober driver, has failed multiple times in suspending and investigating drivers in California when they are reported behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol by individuals riding with them. As a result, a fine of $1.13 million has been recommended for it. The consumer protection arm of the California Public Utility Commission found that the zero tolerance rule was not followed by Uber. 151 complaints were filed in 12 months and only 21 cases were investigated by the police. All the remaining cases… Read More

Marin County Sheriff’s Deputy Injured In Suspected Dui Collision

MILL VALLEY – On Sunday morning, a Marin County sheriff’s deputy sustained non-life threatening injuries in a head-on collision with a suspected DUI driver. A call was received by CHP officers for assistance as a sheriff’s deputy was in a traffic collision. The call was placed at 3:19 a.m. and the location of the accident was Shoreline Highway. It is revealed by an investigation that 34-year-old Justin Satterfield was behind the wheel of a 1997 Honda Civic when he failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicles collided as the vehicle of sheriff’s deputy was coming from the opposite direction. Satterfield… Read More

Utah Getting Strictest Drunken Driving Threshold In The Country

SALT LAKE CITY – On Thursday, a bill was signed by Utah’s governor, which will give Mormon state the strictest drunken driving threshold in the country. According to individuals running restaurants and snowboard industry, this bill will affect the tourism industry negatively. Reducing the BAC level limit from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent will save lives, said Republican Gov. Gary Herbert. It is said that the BAC level of a person with a weight of 150 pounds will reach the legal limit after consuming just 2 beers and an individual with the weight of 120 pounds will reach the legal… Read More

Statistics For Marijuana And DUI Fatal Crashes By Time Of Day Are Alarmingly Different

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – In 2015, Marijuana took the life of 3,100 individuals and most of the accidents happened at a time of day significantly different from the time when motorists drive under the influence of alcohol. For 11 consecutive days, it was observed that the number of accidents that happened due to the use of Marijuana in the time period starting 6am to 5pm was more than the number of accidents that occurred due to the use of DUI. Accidents that happen as a result of driving under the influence of alcohol mostly occur during the evening when there… Read More

Suspected Drunk Driver Slams Into El Cerrito Police Car

EL CERRITO – A 37-year-old man hit a patrol car in the 800 block of Richmond Street. Luckily, the El Cerrito police officer sitting inside it didn’t sustain any injury. The vehicle crashed in the patrol car around 8:55 p.m. and escaped the scene after damaging the driver’s side door of the patrol car. The individual who was behind the wheel of the vehicle that struck the patrol car was intoxicated. The cops who were sent to the incident spot succeeded in searching the suspect some time after the crash and they took him into custody for DUI. The suspect… Read More

DUI Crash In Sonoma County Leads To Discovery Of Kidnapped Woman

PETALUMA – On Tuesday morning, CHP was making efforts to solve a kidnapping case and investigate a DUI accident that happened on U.S. Highway 101 in Sonoma County. 54-year-old Douglas Stevenson was driving his 1996 Volvo at a high rate of speed on northbound Highway 101 south of a gas station on Kastania Road when he failed to turn his vehicle properly from a curve and ran off the highway, over a ditch and stopped after entering into a field. The California Highway Patrol officers approached the accident spot at about 12:30 a.m. and they found Stevenson was injured. He… Read More