A man who police say was asleep inside of his silver sedan was taken into custody for suspicion of drunk driving on Jan. 18. Authorities say that the man was making his second trip through a restaurant drive-thru when he fell sleep with his foot on the brake pedal. A police cruiser was positioned in front of the man's car to ensure that it could not roll while he slept.
Police in California took a 32-year-old Vacaville woman into custody on Nov. 8 after an accident that they say occurred because the woman had allegedly been using drugs before getting behind the wheel of her vehicle. Police said that at about 8:30 p.m., the woman entered the eastbound side of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge traveling west.
A California mayor was accused of drunk driving on Oct. 16. Police claim that the 44-year-old mayor of Murrieta was under the influence of alcohol when his truck struck the rear of a vehicle containing four cheerleaders from an area high school. He was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI following the collision, which took place at the intersection of Lily Avenue and Jefferson Avenue.
Because one's blood alcohol content is used to determine his or her level of impairment in a suspected incidence of driving under the influence, failure to submit to a blood or breath test comes with automatic penalties in California. However, there are no consequences for refusing a field sobriety test.