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Anyone can be Arrested for DUI

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Do you think you won’t be arrested for DUI? Driving under the influence of alcohol is against the law, however millions of people still choose to operate a motor vehicle after having too much to drink every day in the United States. People often continually drink too much and drive because they believe they… Read More »

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DUI Cases: Discovery Is Not Always a Straightforward Process

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Did you know that prosecutors in Mendocino County, Sonoma County and Lake County may have been trained to stonewall discovery in DUI cases? Although the California Penal Code contains provisions requiring prosecutors to provide all potentially “exculpatory” evidence to the defense, prosecutors are often trained to provide a set of pre-written discovery responses to… 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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New California DUI Mobile Enforcement Unit

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Technology advances are not limited to smaller cell phones or larger television screens. Improvements on various fronts have also lead to major changes in all facets of life, including law enforcement. The obvious truth is that the new California DUI Mobile Enforcement Unit is another high tech tool that police officers are now armed… Read More »

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Drunk Drivers and Street Racers in Sonoma County

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While drunk drivers and street racers in Sonoma County is a public safety concern, it seems that we are not alone. In recent months, law enforcement officers have made street racing arrests on Highway 101, and also along Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa. While none of those recent Santa Rosa incidents involved drunken drivers,… Read More »

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DUI Conviction Affects Car Insurance Rates – Yes, No?

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After being convicted for a DUI, many have concerns how a DUI conviction affects car insurance rates. The best way to avoid a DUI as well as the ramifications that stem from it is of course to avoid drinking and driving. However, for our readers who have had their license suspended or have been… Read More »

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Defenses to Fight a Sonoma County DUI

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Back in May of this year, The Sonoma Patch reported on four Sonoma County DUI arrests for driving under the influence on the 11th 12th and 13th of the previous week. Several of the DUI arrests involved repeat DUI offenders. With the 2012 holiday season almost upon us we thought we would re-visit these… Read More »

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Legally drunk Santa Rosa driver to face murder charge over fatal crash

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A legally drunk Santa Rosa driver to face murder charge over her crashing her car into and killing the driver of a convertible. Heather Howell of Santa Rosa will face a second-degree murder charge as a result of the incident. A Sonoma County Superior Court judge ruled earlier this month that the woman’s blood-alcohol… Read More »

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Tourism and drunk driving in wine country – expert provides sobering news

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As states continue to explore and pursue new and creative ways to increase tourism revenue, and increasingly look to wineries as tourism resource, a spokesman for the State of California provided some sobering news about tourism and drunk driving in wine country: namely, that a direct correlation exists between wine country regions and fatal… Read More »

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Four Sebastopol DUI Arrests by Officers

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Four Sebastopol DUI arrests were made by officers on the night of Friday, October 5. The volume of drunk driving arrests was an abnormally high number for the town of 7,300 people, where police rarely collect more than two on any one night, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported. Police officer’s busy night began… Read More »

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