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San Francisco Man Suspected Of DUI Arrested Wednesday Night

OAKLAND – According to the police, 37-year-old Opara Green, suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol, was taken into custody Wednesday night after he drove onto the BART tracks which caused major delays system wide and problems for the commuters.

BART police Lt. Randy Gregson told that when Green was taken into custody, his Blood Alcohol Content level was 0.16 percent which is almost double the legal limit allowed for driving in the state.

The incident happened at about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday. Green was behind the wheel of a pickup truck which he drove through a fence and onto the tracks between the West Oakland and 12th Street stations. The fence allowed the BART maintenance crews to access the track way.

BART spokesman Taylor Huckaby said that a BART train was successfully stopped before colliding with the stopped vehicle. Huckaby added, “We suspect he was under the influence, and that’s what caused him to get onto the tracks.”

Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.

The incident stopped the service between San Francisco and the East Bay for about 1 hour which caused issues for transit commuters all over the Bay Area.

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My name is Aaron Bortel. I practice in the state of California. I handle DUI cases exclusively and have been practicing for over 25 years.

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