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San Francisco Educator Accused Of DUI Child Endangerment

54-year-old Katherine Morgan, who was serving as a dean and guidance counselor at Galileo High School, was taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol on 13th of April and was arraigned on Thursday on charges of intoxicated driving as well as child endangerment. She pleaded not guilty and according to her attorney, none of them will comment on the case. She is summoned to court again on 24th of May. After the incident happened at Palenque restaurant… Read More

1 Killed And Five Injured In San Francisco Shooting

San Francisco, CA – On Friday night, a shooting incident left 1 individual dead and 5 injured. The incident happened at about 11 p.m. and the location was Third Street and Quesada Avenue. 6 individuals were the target of the shooting from which 1 died due to a gunshot wound while others got injured. Nobody was taken into custody as a suspect and further details were not available. The case is still under investigation by the San Francisco Police Department…. Read More

Repeat DUI Offender From South San Francisco Arrested For Drunken Driving

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – On Saturday, 50-year-old Raj Kohli, who had several prior DUI convictions, was taken into custody again on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Last time, he was taken into custody for the same offense just a few days ago. On Saturday, the cops stopped his vehicle as they were monitoring a neighborhood near Baypark Circled and realized that he was behind the wheel drunk. The cops also came to know that he was driving… Read More

Tesla Owner Suspected Of DUI Uses “Car Was Set On Autopilot” As Defense After Crash

A person behind the wheel with a BAC level almost twice the legal limit of driving used technology as an excuse after his vehicle crashed into the back of a parked firetruck on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge. He was not sober while driving and he added something different in the long list of excuses most intoxicated drivers give when they get involved in an accident. According to him, he was not driving and he told CHP that his Tesla electric… Read More

33-Year-Old Resident Of San Carlos Pleads Guilty To Felony Drunk Driving Charges

SAN CARLOS – On Wednesday, 33-year-old Patrick Scott Shimanoff, who is a repeat DUI offender, pleaded no contest to felony drunk driving charges with 3 DUI convictions on the deal of serving no more than 3 years in prison. His driver’s license was suspended and he was already on probation for a series of 3 DUI convictions that took place in the year 2017. On 4th of October, he crashed his vehicle into a parked car in the 800 block… Read More

32-Year-Old Facing DUI Charges In Deadly Bay Area Toll Plaza Crash

OAKLAND – On Monday, 32-year-old Daniel Berk was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and 6 counts of felony DUI causing injury as he killed a toll worker on 2nd of December. The location of the accident was Oakland side of the bay Bridge and 46-year-old Si Si Han died in the accident. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Andrey Gavrilchik, he and another cop went to the accident spot at around 5:11 a.m. Berk was present there who… Read More

35-Year-Old Santa Rosa Charged With Murder In A Fatal Sunday Night Collision

SANTA ROSA – According to the authorities, 35-year-old Logologoa Taumaloto Tevaseu has been charged with murder for causing an accident on Sonoma County’s Lakeville Highway. The accident occurred on Sunday around 9:10 p.m. and Tevaseu was taken into custody for the multi-vehicle accident. Tevaseu was behind the wheel of his 2006 Dodge Ram truck and was travelling in the southbound lanes when he crossed the double yellow and started to illegally pass cars. His car hit a white Toyota Corolla… Read More

33-Year-Old San Bruno Woman Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

SAN BRUNO – On Tuesday night, 33-year-old Mariana Laurian-Calderon was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and child endangerment as she was travelling with 2 kids in the back seat of the car. Laurian-Calderon was stopped near the intersection of Angus Avenue and the El Camino Real at about 11 p.m. on Halloween night. She was booked into the San Mateo County Jail after San Bruno cops observed that she was drunk. It is… Read More

Pedestrian Seriously Injured In San Francisco Crash

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – According to police reports, a pedestrian, who was involved in an accident, is recovering from major injuries he sustained in a suspected drunken driving accident that took place early Sunday morning in South San Francisco. The pedestrian was moving in the No. 2 lane when the crash took place. The driver of the vehicle who hit the pedestrian was identified as Staubitz who drove off after the collision. However, he returned to the accident spot a… Read More

Royals Pitcher Danny Duffy Was Charged And Arrested For DUI

Danny Duffy, the Royals pitcher, was charged with DUI on Sunday. The Overland Park municipal court records show that Duffy was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol at about 7:35pm. He was sleeping with the engine of the vehicle turned on in the drive-through at a Burger King and his foot was on the brake when one of the employees saw him and called the cops. On hearing sirens of the police patrol, he immediately jumped in the… Read More

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