Law Firm of Aaron Bortel


7-Year-Old San Bruno Woman Arrested For DUI After Crash With Child In Lap

SAN BRUO – According to the police, a 47-year-old woman was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and child endangerment after crashing into some parked vehicles as she was behind the wheel with a child in her lap. The accident happened on Sunday in San Bruno at around 10:48 p.m. The location of the accident was 2200 block of Evergreen Drive. A person who saw the accident happening live told the cops that the woman in a white SUV, with a small child sitting in her lap, crashed into the vehicles. The woman escaped… Read More

San Francisco Man Arrested For Alleged DUI After Crashing Into Pole

SAN BRUNO, CA – 33-year-old Jonkenneth Salangsang, a San Francisco resident, was arrested early Sunday morning in San Bruno on suspicion of DUI after he crashed his vehicle into a traffic signal pole. When officers arrived at the intersection of Sneath Lane and Engvall Court at 4:41 a.m., they found that Salangsang had crashed into the pole while driving west on Sneath Lane. Salangsang was taken to a hospital where investigators determined that he was driving under the influence of a controlled substance. The San Mateo County District Attorney was asked to press charged against Salangsang. Anyone with information about… Read More

Suspected Drunken Driver Arrested In South San Francisco Hit And Run

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – A drunken driving suspect was arrested by the police who hit another vehicle in broad day light, took off, but later returned back at the crash scene. A report of a hit-and-run collision was made around 4:30 pm Saturday to the police, and officers soon responded. When they arrived at South Spruce Avenue and North Canal Street, they found a damaged car which was occupied by an injured driver. The car that caused the accident was nowhere to be found. The injured driver was evaluated by paramedics. However, details of his condition were not immediately released.… Read More

San Mateo Nanny Arrested On Suspicion Of Driving Under The Influence After Crashing Into Belmont Schoolyard

BELMONT – According to the police, a San Mateo woman has been taken into custody in Belmont on suspicion of DUI after her vehicle hit a fence of the school due to which a kid sustained injuries. Belmont police reported about the accident at around 3:06 p.m. The cops were told that a vehicle had hit a child at Cipriani Elementary School, located at 2525 Buena Vista Ave. The vehicle stopped after hitting a fence near the building of the school. When the cops approached the accident spot along the fire crew, they saw a Toyota Corolla that had driven… Read More

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