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Homeless Man Killed by Driver Suspected of DUI

SAN FRANCISCO – On Sunday, a homeless man was killed by a driver suspected of driving drunk who crashed into an encampment off a San Francisco freeway off-ramp, according to the authorities. CHP said that officers responded to the incident around 1:09 a.m. and found a transient had been struck by the driver of a Toyota 4-Runner who failed to navigate the curve of the westbound Fifth Street exit. The victim and many other people were sleeping at the homeless… Read More

Teenager Arrested On Suspicion Of Drunk Driving

On Sunday, a 19-year-old South San Francisco man was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol following a head-on collision near Junipero Serra County Park in San Bruno, according to the police. San Bruno police officers and emergency crews responded to a report of a vehicle accident on Crystal Springs Road near Cunningham Way that happened around 12:11 a.m. The accident happened when a black Chevrolet Camaro traveling west on Crystal Springs Road crossed over… Read More

San Francisco mother faces felony charges after alleged DUI crash

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – A mother from San Francisco is in a Marin County jail facing felony changes after crashing her vehicle on Thursday into a swamp while driving under the influence with her young son. California Highway Patrol said that 24-years-old Ashley was driving on North San Pedro Road in San Rafael on Tuesday afternoon with her son who was seven years old when she lost control of her Honda Accord 1997. According to a witness, the woman was… Read More

2 people arrested for DUI in separate incidents that happened in Sonoma County

SANTA ROSA – On Monday, a California Highway Patrol officer said that 2 individuals suspected of driving under the influence were taken into custody in separate incidents in Sonoma County last weekend. According to the California Highway Patrol Officer Jonathan Sloat, a patrol officer saw a Volkswagen Passat driving too close to another vehicle at almost 70 mph on southbound clomid online no prescription S. Highway 101 north of Mendocino Avenue at about 8:50 p.m. on Friday. The officer… Read More

Alleged drunk driver rolls over man at gas station

SAN FRANCISCO – On Thursday, a man who was lying down underneath a disabled motor vehicle at a gas station in San Francisco’s Richmond District ended up being pinned by the vehicle, whose driver was under the influence, according to the police. Police said that the man who was injured is in serious condition at the hospital. He was walking free at the Chevron gas station at 24th Avenue and Geary Boulevard when he encountered 2 men in an Acura… Read More

DUI crackdown planned for Memorial Day weekend

Police officers are warning individuals who are going to drive on the Memorial Day weekend to arrange a designated driver before the start of the festivities, and they have planned extra patrols and DUI checkpoints to stop drunk driving all over the city. On Friday 23rd of May, the Los Angeles Police Department will have added officers patrolling Central area from 4 p.m. to midnight. On Saturday 24th of May, in Southwest area from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. On… Read More

Former San Francisco Firefighter pleads not guilty to DUI charges

43-year-old Michael Quinn, a former San Francisco firefighter, pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence charges that arise from a grand jury indictment for a 2013 accident between his fire truck and a motorcycle, according to a report by KTVU. Quinn appeared before San Francisco Superior Court Judge Bruce Chan and remains out of custody on $100,000 bail for the crash incident that happened on 28th of June 2013. Quinn entered not guilty pleas to three felony charges of… Read More

Parents of Santa Barbra woman killed in fatal DUI crash sue California Congresswoman

Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps and the U.S. government are sued by the parents of a Santa Barbara woman who was killed by a drunk-driving congressional aide. In December, their daughter, 27-year-old Mallory Dies, was hit and killed by 32-year-old Raymond Morua in downtown Santa Barbara. The federal lawsuit filed said that the U.S. government and Morua can be held responsible for the incident. The wrongful death suit was filed by lawyer Robert Stoll who is representing Matt and Raeona Dies,… Read More

California Rep. Lois Capps being sued over DUI death

The family of a young woman who died in a driving under the influence accident by one of her staffers sued California Rep. Lois Capps. On 6th of December, Raymond Victor Morua III hit 27-year-old Mallory Rae Dies in a crosswalk. On 15th of April, Morua pleaded guilty to hitting Dies with his Dodge Caliber and fleeing the scene after attending a holiday party put on by a local newspaper, the Santa Barbara Independent. On 11th of December, Dies was… Read More

La Jolla man arraigned in deadly hit-and-run

SAN DIEGO – On Monday, a La Jolla man pleaded not guilty to charges in a hit-and-run accident due to which a pedestrian in Del Mar died. 41-year-old Christopher Stockmeyer was arrested after a judge raised his bail. Stockmeyer is accused of being under the influence when he hit and killed UC San Diego PhD student Rachel Morrison on 28th of March. The victim was a 27-year-old Encinitas woman who was the student at the UCSD Scripps Institute of Oceanography…. Read More

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