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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – A woman with three prior DUI convictions was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Thursday morning after injuring a pedestrian in San Francisco.
The suspect, Cerena Barros, 23, of San Jose, was involved in a series of DUI crashes beginning at around two in the morning. Barros drove a 2004 Jeep Cherokee onto westbound Interstate 80 at the end of the Bay Bridge using the Fourth Street on-ramp, which was closed for construction.
A California Highway Patrol officer tried to stop her, but Barros sped away and exited the freeway at the Mission Street/Van Ness Avenue off-ramp. Barros continued heading south to 15th and Natoma streets, where she crashed into a parked car, which in turn, hit victim Aaron Wells, who had been walking on the sidewalk with his bicycle. Wells suffered minor wounds to his legs and was treated at San Francisco General Hospital.
After crashing into the car, Barros continued to 17th Street and South Van Ness Avenue, where she crashed into a traffic-signal box and knocked out signals at the intersection. CHP officers finally arrested her and charged her with suspicion of felony hit-and-run, evading officers, driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, and other charges related to controlled substances. Her blood-alcohol level was over 0.08 percent, the legal limit for operating a motor vehicle, according to CHP.
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Los Angeles, CA- It’s been a tough day for the Lakers. Today they fire their coach Mike Brown, and guard, Devin Eubanks has been arrested for DUI.
California Highway Patrol pulled Eubanks over around 2:45 a.m. Friday morning in the Hollywood area. He was booked into jail at 3:15 a.m., but was released after posting $5,000 bond.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Thursday, hours before his arrest Eubanks posted on his Twitter account urging people to attend a woman’s birthday party at the Roxbury. They didn’t have any other details on his arrest, other than his arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 7th.
Since the NBA team is dealing with the firing of Coach Mike Brown. Eubanks arrest has been lost in the noise, but they are aware of the situation.
Eubanks now joins the growing number of pro-athletes who have been charged with intoxicated driving. There have been so many it’s hard to keep up with.
Regardless of their status, these athletes are still subject to same penalties as anyone else, and they can jeopardize their future careers. Though given the frequency of arrests in the pro realm, teams can’t afford to take drastic actions against everyone.
Eubanks, like any one, can hire a DUI attorney to work on their case and will likely be able to stop a conviction or engineer a plea for reckless driving. When an attorney is unable to keep their client from being convicted they can at least negotiate for a lesser penalty.
A 34-year-old Oxnard woman sustained major injuries after being ejected from a truck during a DUI crash near Ojai. The single-vehicle crash was reported around 1 a.m. near Highway 33, said the California Highway Patrol.
Duane Crecelius, 52 of Ojai, was driving a truck when he lost control and ran off the road. The truck then struck a large boulder. Crecelius’ passenger, Santana Brissette, was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle. She was transported to Ventura County Medical Center with severe injuries.
Police determined that Crecelius was under the influence of a controlled substance at the time of the crash and he was arrested and booked into Ventura County jail on suspicion of felony DUI and being under the influence of a controlled substance. A controlled substance can include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and other illicit drugs.
The felony DUI accident is still under investigation. No word on whether Crecelius will get himself a DUI criminal lawyer, but since he was charged with a felony crime, he better find someone who will defend him and quickly.
A DUI conviction is no joke and penalties can be as severe as losing your license, having to pay thousands of dollars in fees and being sent to prison for a long time. Having a DUI attorney working on your case will ensure that if you were unfairly charged, that your case will end with the best possible outcome.
Many times, motorists are charged with DUI either because they are arrested on officer suspicion of intoxication alone or because a faulty breath test was used. If this has happened to you, rest easy knowing your DUI defense attorney will make sure your charges are either significantly reduced or wiped out altogether. Call to schedule a consultation with a DUI lawyer in your area today.
LOS ANGELES, CA – Labor Day weekend is one of the most dangerous times of the year when it comes to drinking and driving, especially in the Los Angeles, CA area.
When compared to last year’s totals, the number of DUI arrests in Los Angeles County during the Labor Day weekend has been slightly higher, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials.
There were 259 motorists arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday, representing a 14 percent increase from last year’s rates. Luckily, there have been no DUI-related fatalities but the holiday period does not officially end until 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Statewide rates have also increased. There have been a total of 1,008 motorists arrested for DUI so far, compared to 892 in 2011.
Law enforcement officers are trying to do their best to crack down on drunk driving with DUI checkpoints. Unfortunately, there are always a great number of drivers out on the road while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Anyone who is under the influence is advised to have a designated driver take them home.
Driving under the influence is a serious crime, punishable with numerous penalties, including driver’s license revocation, community service, and worst of all, jail time. However, there is a way to contest charges. Turn to a DUI lawyer right away to file a case.
Drunk driving lawyers do everything in their power to make sure your charges are either significantly reduced or wiped out altogether. They will investigate the incident and if they find evidence proving you were unjustly arrested, rest assured that they will make sure your charges are dismissed.
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According to Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch’s DUI lawyer, there is a very good chance that the drunk driving charges will be dropped for his client.
DUI attorney Ivan Golde said there was “better than 50 percent chance” his client was not drunk when arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving over the weekend.
Lynch was charged with DUI Wednesday in Alameda County, Calif. Tests revealed his blood alcohol content was at .08 percent, which the state considers legally intoxicated.
However, due to fluctuations and inaccuracies with testing, Golde believes there was a chance his client was not drunk.
“There’s a better than 50 percent chance he’s .06 or .07 (in blood-alcohol content),” said Golde. “Those tests have a margin of error. Science is there to prove it.”
Golde also raised concerns regarding another blood-alcohol test that was issued. The second test, administered about 40 minutes after the first, registered a higher blood alcohol content level – .10 percent.
The California Highway Patrol defends the arrest, saying it is possible for an individual’s blood alcohol content to elevate over time depending on when they began drinking.
Regardless of what the police are contending, Golde believes the outcome of the case will be “very positive” for Lynch.
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