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Woman accused of DUI after wrong-way accident in California

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.

Driver charged for felony DUI after fatal accident

A 25-year-old California man was accused of killing a Ventura County Sheriff's deputy in a drunk driving accident that took place on Oct. 28. Authorities say the accused man was driving a Honda along northbound Highway 101 at around 1:15 a.m. when he fatally struck a 41-year-old sheriff's deputy who was finishing a traffic stop.

California mayor charged with suspicion of DUI

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.

Chemical test refusal in suspected DUI arrests

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.

Drunk driving charges filed for California state senator

San Luis Obispo drivers may be interested in the story of one state senator who is facing drunk driving charges after allegedly driving while under the influence. The man is set to attend an upcoming hearing on the charges.

Man receives 34 years to life for fatal drunk driving accident

A California man received the maximum sentence for killing two Caltrans workers in a drunk driving accident. The 25-year-old man was sentenced to spend 34 years to life in state prison as a result of an accident that happened on July 22, 2012. According to reports, the accused man had one prior DUI conviction on his record.

A different point of view on celebrities and DUI arrests

California is the land of celebrities and beautiful people. As such, it sometimes feels as though there is a disconnect between the lives of the rich and famous living in Los Angeles and those of us who live here in San Luis Obispo. It has been pointed out more than once that celebrities seem to enjoy a much friendlier criminal justice system when it comes to offenses like driving under the influence.

Plan ahead to avoid DUI charges this Memorial Day weekend

All available California Highway Patrol officers will be on duty this Memorial Day weekend in a statewide crackdown on impaired driving. Local law enforcement agencies throughout the state will also be out in full force over the holiday weekend, so be sure to plan ahead for a sober ride if your plans for celebration involve alcohol. The Maximum Enforcement Period is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 23, and will wrap up at midnight on Monday, May 26.

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