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Judge Throws Out Criminal Charges In Ex-Firefighter DUI Case

Criminal charges against a former San Francisco firefighter, who hit a motorcyclist while driving a fire truck allegedly under the influence of alcohol in the year 2013, have been thrown out by a San Francisco Superior Court judge. On Friday, Judge Kay Tsenin threw out criminal charges against former firefighter Michael Quinn on the basis that police did not have probable cause to arrest him. A civil lawsuit against Quinn and the city are still pending. Lack of proof is… Read More

Murder Charge Filed Against DUI Suspect In Death Of Fruit Vendor

SAN JOSE – A murder charge was filed against a recently convicted driving under the influence offender who reportedly consumed 8 beers before crashing into an East San Jose fruit stand vendor, an uncommon charge reserved only for the most outrageous drunken driving cases. On Wednesday, 25-year-old Marco Chacon Chamale was arraigned in the death of 40-year-old Francisco Hernandez Juarez, whom he struck on Saturday afternoon. The incident happened on South White Road and Mt. Vista Drive. The victim died… Read More

San Francisco Resident Gets Three Years In Prison For DUI Crash

61-year-old John Donohoe of San Francisco was sentenced to three years in state prison Wednesday for injuring a motorcyclist in a driving under the influence incident that took place in South San Francisco in 2013. The incident took place on 3 December, 2013 at 11:46 p.m. when an officer observed that Donohoe was turning onto the wrong side of Westborough Boulevard. The officer then saw him heading west in the eastbound lanes before he collided head-on with a motorcycle. The… Read More

California Highway Patrol To Crack Down On Drunk Drivers

The California Highway Patrol is alerting residents in the area to hire or designate a sober driver during Super Bowl Sunday festivities to avoid accidents. For the campaign named ‘Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk’, CHP is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Football League and Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management. The campaign encourages individuals to make plans before time that will help them avoid driving a vehicle after consuming alcohol. CHP… Read More

Report Shows California Doing Well Deterring Drunk Driving But Could Do Better

A new report showed that California is doing well in stopping drivers from driving under the influence of alcohol but it could do better. Mothers Against Drunk Driving is giving the Golden State 4 out of 5 stars for its struggle to stop drivers who get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. The efforts include sobriety checkpoints and strict penalties for drunk drivers who ride with a child in the motor vehicle. According to Spokeswoman Patricia Rillera, California can become… Read More

Alleged Drunk Driver Arrested After Driving Stolen Rose Bowl Golf Cart Onto California Freeways

On Friday, a 19-year-old man was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence after driving a stolen Rose Bowl golf cart onto the 210 Freeway in Pasadena following a college football game on New Year’s Day, according to the authorities. A new release issued by CHP showed that California Highway Patrol officers responded after receiving a 911 call from an individual who told them they saw a golf cart on the eastbound 210 near Lake Avenue on… Read More

California Highway Police Asking For DUI And Fatality Free Holiday Season

For the upcoming holiday celebrations, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is getting ready by educating people who get behind the wheel about safety on the roadways. As part of the upcoming Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP), the CHP is reminding people to: Wear seatbelt when travelling in any motor vehicle to avoid injury if an accident happens Obey the posted speed limit to stay safe Avoid distractions behind the wheel Always hire a taxi to get home after consuming alcohol at… Read More

San Francisco Skateboarder Hit By DUI Suspects

SAN FRANCISCO – On Thursday night, a skateboarder sustained serious injuries when a motor vehicle near San Francisco’s Ocean Beach hit him, according to the police. San Francisco police Officer Gordon Shyy said that the collision was reported around 9 amoxicillin generic over the counter m. at Great Highway near John F. Kennedy Drive. Shyy added that the skateboarder, described as a man of around 50 years of age, left the parking lot of the Beach Chalet Restaurant and… Read More

San Mateo Man Arrested For DUI For Allegedly Hitting Students

According to the police, a driver involved in an accident, due to which three teenage special-education students and their instructor sustained injuries during a school field trip in San Mateo, was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI. On Thursday, 53-year-old John Henry Zborowski was booked on a $350,000 arrest warrant at San Mateo County Jail. He was charged with felony drunken driving causing bodily injury and enhancements for allegedly causing great bodily injury and inflicting injury on multiple victims…. Read More

32-Year-Old Woman Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI After Multi-Car Crash

According to CHP, a 32-year-old woman was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence after allegedly driving the wrong way on the Bay Bridge on Saturday night and crashing into 3 stromectol generic no prescription The incident was reported and the cops responded to a wrong-way driver traveling west in the eastbound lanes of Interstate Highway 80 on the bridge at about 8:30 p.m. Police said that Vacaville resident Karrie Lyn Morgan allegedly entered the… Read More

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