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SJSU Student Faces Drunk Driving Charge And Another Dies In Hit And Run Accident

SAN JOSE – A San Jose State University student is facing drunk driving and hit-and-run charges which resulted in the death of another SJSU senior who died on Monday afternoon. The incident happened around 1 a.m. Sunday morning along busy fraternity row on South 10th Street when the San Jose State University senior was crossing a street. He was identified as 23-year-old Chi Lam, a member of Delta Sigma Phi, who was struck by the driver of a passing vehicle…. Read More

Fremont Mother Accused Of Providing Alcohol To Teens At House Party

FREMONT – Police told that a Fremont woman, who according to the police, provided alcohol to teenagers during a party at her house in 2013 that resulted in a DUI wreck in which a teenage passenger died, has been taken into custody. Fremont police said that 42-year-old Tabassum Yousuf was taken into custody at her home on Tuesday and charged with one count of felony involuntary manslaughter and two counts of misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor. buy… Read More

Two Bay Area Coast Guard Officers Arrested For DUI

SAN FRANCISCO – Two Bay Area Coast Guard officers are facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. 1 of the incidents involved an officer in full uniform going to work, according to the authorities. Chief Petty Officer Michael Padgett was going on his job, when he was pulled over by California Highway Patrol almost one mile from the Coast Guard gate at Yerba Buena Island. The officer said he smelled a strong odor of alcohol, which is shown… Read More

Denver-Area Bus Driver Accused Of DUI

DENVER – Darren Pettee (Pet-TEE’), a Denver-area bus driver accused of driving on his route while under the influence of alcohol, is due to appear in court. He was a contract driver for the Regional Transportation District and was taken into custody on 1st of September after a passenger reported that he ran a stop sign and was driving recklessly. On Friday, he was again taken into custody after Denver prosecutors said they would file a felony charge of endangering… Read More

California Lawmaker Arrested For Drunk Driving Hours After Voting to Toughen Regulations on Uber

The Sacramento Bee said that Ben Hueso, a California State Senator who voted for more regulations on ride-sharing apps such as Uber and Lyft, was taken into custody on Friday morning for DUI. He voted in favor of legislation that would make a number of regulations and limit services such as Uber from operating in California. On Thursday night, Democratic Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian’s Assembly Bill 612 voted. Nazarian’s bill will crack down on the drivers Uber and Lyft let behind… Read More

Bay Area Coast Guard Officers Face DUI Charges

SAN FRANCISCO – 2 Bay Area Coast Guard officers are facing charges of DUI. 1 of the incidents involved an officer in full uniform going to work, said the authorities. Chief Petty Officer Michael Padgett was reporting for duty when the California Highway Patrol stopped him one mile from the Coast Guard gate at Yerba Buena Island. The police officer said he smelled a strong odor of alcohol in his report. He added, “And I noticed his eyes were red… Read More

Husband and wife arrested for DUI in separate incidents on same night

According to the authorities, a husband and wife in Sonoma County were both taken into custody on charges of drunken driving this weekend after he crashed a truck and she went out in search of him. On Saturday night, officers found the vehicle of 68-year-old Robert Sevenau off Hessel Road west of Santa overnight pharmacy no prescription California Highway Patrol said that as the lawmen got near the idle truck, Sevenau’s wife, 65-year-old Moriah Fey, pulled up in an… Read More

Man From South San Francisco Avoids Prison Time In Fatal DUI Crash

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – Authorities said on Monday that a South San Francisco man will serve no time in jail for being under the influence of alcohol when he crashed his motor vehicle on Interstate 280 in Daly City due to which his cousin died who was the passenger in his vehicle. The decision was made over the objections of the prosecutors. On Friday, 23-year-old Dennis Salguero was sentenced to a year in jail and placed on a 5 years’… Read More

49ers LB Aldon Smith Gets Probation, County Work For Guns, DUI Violations

On Friday, a Santa Clara County judge sentenced San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith to jail time, fines and probation for illegal possession of assault weapons and driving his motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol but the football star will spend no actual time in prison. Smith has been ordered by the Superior Court Judge Daniel Nishigaya to serve 12 days in prison and 3 years probation but he was given credit for 1 day served and will be… Read More

Drunk Driving Suspect Slams Into San Francisco Bank

SAN FRANCISCO – On Tuesday morning, the woman suspected of DUI, who crashed her motor vehicle into a bank in San Francisco’s Outer Mission neighborhood, remains in the hospital on Wednesday with life-threatening head injuries, according to the police. The accident at the Bank of America branch at 5150 Mission St. near Geneva Avenue was reported at 5:50 a.m. According to police officers, the woman was travelling at high speed on southbound Mission Street in a white Mazda sedan when… Read More

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