DUI

Hit-And-Run in San Jose Ends with Death of Motorcyclist (CA Penal Code §191.5(b))

The yet unidentified driver of a Lexus attempted to flee the scene at the 1400 block of White Road before being caught by local law enforcement.  The incident also involved a motorcyclist, who was pronounced dead at the scene.  To complicate matters, the driver of the Lexus was charged with not only vehicular manslaughter, but also driving under the influence and hit-and-run. At first glance, this case may seem cut and dry – most people would assume that if the driver of the Lexus was accused of a DUI, then they must have been at fault.  Yet, it is the consequences...

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Released Santa Rosa Parolee Arrested within 24 hours (CA Penal Code §1203)

Being released from prison is certainly something to celebrate – but not if it means going right back to jail.  This didn’t stop 32-year-old Angela Angerman, who upon being released, immediately set out to violate the terms of her felony (or ‘formal’) probation by getting drunk and driving a 1998 Ford Mustang into a parked car, a tree, and then a home on Keoke Court.  Despite this self-created obstacle course, Angerman managed to drive the car for another several blocks before noticing that at least two of the Mustang’s tires were flat and was caught by police officers as she...

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DUI with Fatalities Leads to Conviction of UC Berkeley Grad Student (CA Penal Code §191.5)

25-year-old UC Berkeley graduate student, Jose Lumbreras, was speeding through a residential area near Allston Way and California Street when he crashed into a tree last year, killing his two passengers: Milanca Lopez (22) and her son (6-year-old Xavier Chavez).  At the scene, Lumbreras’s blood alcohol content was 0.219 and he had been driving at least 64 miles per hour.  Lumbreras was recently sentenced to 6 years on state prison on charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Lumbreras will most likely never finish his graduate degree in ethnic studies. CA Penal Code §191.5 covers vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. When an individual has...

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ARREST RESULTS ON SUSPICION OF DUI DOWN FROM LAST MEMORIAL WEEKEND (CA Penal Code §23152)

Memorial Day weekend is a time for barbeques, spending time with family and friends, and taking time out of our busy schedules in order to remember those who have fought for our country.  The California Highway Patrol, however, looks at it as a time of increased arrests for DUI (CA Penal Code §23152), as numbers for this type of arrest usually go up around holidays such as this.  However, despite one crash in San Mateo County at a Hillside Boulevard cemetery that ended the lives of three people, DUI arrests were down this year.  Of course, the number only went...

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San Rafael Man Arrested Twice on DUI Charges on Same Day (CA Vehicle Code §23152(a))

71-year-old Gary Arnone may be the unluckiest man in Marin County – he was arrested for suspicion of DUI twice in one day.  First, at around 2am, law enforcement officers got a call that a man was driving erratically. Police then found Arnone parked in a Marinwood Avenue parking lot where, upon seeing the officers, he tried to drive away – hitting a curb as he went.  Arnone was taken to a Marin County jail, where he was booked on suspicion of a DUI (CA Vehicle Code §23152(a)).  This should have been the end of the story. Arnone would have...

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Arrest Results from DUI with Drugs (CA Vehicle Code §23152(a))

Haamid Zaid, 33, of Seaside drove his Oldsmobile Cutlass into a Budweiser display at the east San Jose Walmart on Story Road this past Sunday. Then, after exiting the vehicle, for some reason Zaid decided to pick up a blunt object and begin attacking customers, one of whom was seriously injured.  After resisting arrest briefly, Zaid was finally taken to a hospital, after which he was released into police custody.  Local law enforcement officials have charged him with a hit-and-run, resisting arrest, 4 counts of assault with a deadly weapon – all crimes that he committed, prosecutors say, while he...

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Penal Code 191.5 Gross Vehicular Manslaughter Charges Filed in Daly City

28-year old Denis Pereirade-Macdeo had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.18%  (the legal limit is 0.08) the night he made a U-turn on Eastmoor Avenue in his BMW and hit a Toyota Tercel carrying a mother (50-year-old Osorio Acevedo), her two sons (Amado Osorio Acevedo, 23, and Josue Osorio, 15), and her eldest son’s girlfriend (20-year-old Sara Sangraw).  Mother and sons were killed while Sangraw is listed as critically injured.  Pereirade-Macedo was not injured at all and has been charged with charges of 3 counts of gross vehicular manslaughter, 2 counts of DUI, and 1 count of misdemeanor hit...

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San Francisco Vehicular Homicide Charge in Teen Drunk Driving Accident

San Francisco police have accused 29-year-old Kieran Brewer of killing 17-year-old Hanren Chang, a student at Lowell High School – they have charged him with a felony DUI and with vehicular manslaughter. It seems that Chang was attempting to cross Sloat Boulevard at Vale, an intersection within 8 blocks of 19th avenue, when she was struck by Brewer’s car.Officer Gordon Shyy of the San Francisco Police said that the young girl was hit at around 11:20pm on Saturday night. He was quick to add that he did not know what Brewer’s blood alcohol level was at the time that the...

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DUI Charge Results from Facebook Post

Recently, Jason Cox-Brown, an Oregon teenage driver hit another car while driving drunk. Since it was early morning on New Year’s Day, he fled the scene, probably thinking he was going to get away it. He then proceeded to post a status update on Facebook to share with over 600 of his closest Facebook friends.  His post said: “Drivin’ drunk…classic ;) but to whoever’s vehicle I hit I am sorry. :P. Unfortunately for this teen, a couple of friends were concerned about his actions and independently forwarded his post to the local police who have an active social media presence on Facebook....

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Drunk Driving Hit and Run in the Mission District

23 year-old Cerena Barros was arrested on charges of drunk driving after injuring a pedestrian walking his bicycle, Aaron Wells, during a chase through the city.  With a blood-alcohol level over .08%, Barros is being held on suspicion of evasion, possession of a controlled substance, felony hit-and-run, and DUI with three priors.Barros’s situation is not necessarily rare in the state of California.  Many people find themselves in the position of being charged with a DUI after prior offenses and penalties and fines can be significant. She may, however, be looking at fines between $390 and $1,000 and 120 days to...

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