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Monthly Archives: March 2013

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Area Police Officer Facing Drunken Driving Charges over Golf Course Incident

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We had previously blogged about this unusual drunken driving incident as a news article a few weeks ago on March 8th. In light of today’s Santa Rosa Press Democrat article “Petaluma police officer seeks to block release of medical records” we thought we would give this a bit more substance and address it on… Read More »

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Underage DUI Driver Faces Multiple Charges for Wild Trip Through Rohnert Park

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A man’s dangerous (alleged DUI) evening drive ended with a crash into a tree in Rohnert Park and a trip to the Sonoma County Jail, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported. According to local police, the man had a blood alcohol level roughly seven times the legal for someone his age. Rohnert Park police… Read More »

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DUI Leads to Vehicular Manslaughter

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A woman with a long DUI history and run-ins with the law now faces murder charges after she allegedly drove drunk and crashed into a pedestrian, then drove another two miles with the man stuck in the windshield of her SUV, the reported. Phillip Moreno was crossing Torrance Boulevard near Madrid Avenue in Torrance,… Read More »

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Northern California lawmaker proposes stricter DUI penalties for repeat DUI offenders

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Current California law gives persons convicted of a DUI an option to install an instrument that prevents their vehicles from operating if the driver is drunk. If one state senator has his way, though, those devices will go from “optional,” to “mandatory,” the San Jose Mercury News reported. State Sen. Jerry Hill, of San… Read More »

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Santa Rosa DUI Checkpoints Saturday March 16th

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There will be a Santa Rosa DUI Checkpoint this Saturday. St. Patrick’s Day With St Patrick’s day rapidly approaching, the Santa Rosa Police Department is gearing up to help insure for as safe a weekend as possible. According to this press release, the Santa Rosa Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers… Read More »

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Lake County D.A. Rescues Possible DUI Driver from Burning Car in Busy Week for Area Law Enforcement

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Late February produced a series of unusual vehicle accidents, with each case involving a suspected DUI / drunk driver. In one Lake County case, the district attorney dragged an allegedly passed-out driver from her burning vehicle. In Sonoma County, one driver crashed into a hotel, while another ran over a fire hydrant and a… Read More »

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Petaluma DUI Charges Pending For Petaluma Police Officer

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According to this article in the Petaluma Patch, Petaluma DUI charges may be pending for Petaluma Police Officer Ryan McGreevy for a motorized scooter accident that occurred during last fall’s annual Petaluma police golf tournament. Officer McGreevy is facing a single misdemeanor DUI count for the motorized scooter accident he had while participating in… Read More »

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“Zero-Tolerance” Driving Under The Influence of Drugs Law Proposed

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In the interest of clarifying California’s law regarding the crime of driving under the influence of drugs, a senator from Santa Ana has proposed a “zero tolerance” standard. If the bill passes, a person driving under the influence of drugs (with any amount of drugs in his/her system) could be convicted of

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