Case Results

William A.:

Just after midnight the driver was stopped for no license plate light. After failing to complete the field sobriety tests a preliminary alcohol test reported a .10 breath alcohol content and the driver was arrested for two counts of DUI and taken to jail after a stop at the hospital for a blood draw.  A blood analysis later also reported a .10 blood alcohol content. The case was resolved without trial for a dismissal of driving under the influence, an acquittal of driving with an alcohol level of .08 or greater and the lesser offense of driving with alcohol was pled to with no jail, work release, community service, alcohol classes, or other penalty.  There was no loss of driver’s license.

Nathan B.:

At 1:06 am the driver was pulled over by CHP for making a right turn from the number 2 lane. After displaying objective signs of impairment and failing to complete the standardized field sobriety tests as explained and demonstrated a preliminary alcohol screening test was administered showing breath alcohol levels of .148 and .149%.  Despite being advised to complete an evidentiary breath or blood test, the driver refused facing a hard 1 year suspension of driving privileges.  The case was resolved for a wet reckless with the DUI charge being dismissed and acquittal of driving with an alcohol level of .08 or greater.  The only penalty was a fine of $1265 dollars.

Justin B.:

At 10:53 p.m. the driver was pulled over for running a red light by the Bakersfield Police Department.  The officer reports immediately smelling an odor of alcohol coming from the driver and administered several field sobriety tests.  In the middle of the tests the driver elected not to complete any further tests and was given a preliminary breath alcohol test which showed an amount above the legal limit.  The driver was arrested and then provided two addition breath samples of .16%.  The driver was booked into jail and charged with two counts of DUI.  The case was resolved for violating the vehicle code.  The driving under the influence charge was dismissed and the driver was found not guilty of driving above a .08%.  There were no alcohol classes required, no jail or work release, and no loss of driving privileges.

Linda B.:

At 10:15 p.m. the California Highway Patrol stopped the driver for nearly colliding with two vehicles while entering a highway and making unsafe lane changes.  The officer’s upon contact with the driver reported a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle and later the breath and body of the driver.  A breath test reported a .09 breach alcohol content and two additional tests reported the same result.  The driver was arrested and charged with two counts of DUI.  The charge of driving under the influence was dismissed and the driver was acquitted of driving with an alcohol content above a .08.  The driver suffered no DUI convictions or loss of license.

Salvador C.:

At 2:00 a.m. the driver was pulled over by the Delano Police Department for accelerating at a high rate of speed; causing rear tires to loose traction on two occasions.  The officer’s administered the standardized field sobriety tests after observing symptoms of alcohol impairment.  The driver displayed the maximum number of clues for each test and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with an alcohol level above a .08.  A blood test taken at the hospital and analyzed by the crime lab reported a .19 blood alcohol content.  The case was resolved for reckless driving with alcohol, the DUI charge dismissed and the driver was found not guilty of driving with an alcohol level of .08 or more.  There was a fine only and no loss of driver’s license.

Erika B.:

At 3:45 a.m. the driver was involved in a traffic collision on a state highway.  The California Highway Patrol responded to the crash and observed the driver displaying objective symptoms of alcohol impairment.  Three field sobriety tests were instructed, demonstrated by the officer and performed by the driver.  The officer found the maximum number of clues possible to indicate impairment on each test.  A preliminary alcohol test reported a .09 breath alcohol level which was confirmed 30 minutes later with an evidentiary test following arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with an alcohol level above a .08%.  The driver was charged with two counts of DUI.  The case was successfully resolved for a dismissal of driving under the influence and not guilty of driving with an alcohol level above a .08.  There was no loss of license, no jail, no alcohol school, and a fine that could be paid in monthly installments.

Ashley D.:

At 11:21 p.m. the driver was stopped for driving 20 miles per hour in posted 35 mile per zone and failing to stay in her lane.  The Ridgecrest police officer claims that the driver had slow speech, moderate odor of alcohol, unstable coordination and watery bloodshot eyes. An initial breath test reported a .186 alcohol level and two tests 20 minutes later reported two .17 breath alcohol levels.  The driver was arrested and charged with two misdemeanor counts of DUI.  The case was resolved for a fine and the DUI charge of driving under the influence was dismissed and the driver was found not guilty of the charge of driving with an alcohol content of .08 or above.  There was no loss of driver’s license.

Kyle D.:

At 7:45 p.m. a 911 call regarding a person passed out behind the wheel of a car with engine running in the parking lot of a local bar was made.  The driver was contacted by the Bakersfield Police Department officers at 7:55p.m. After failing to complete field sobriety tests, a breath alcohol test on scene indicated a BAC of .21%.  Two additional tests reported a levels of .22%. The driver was facing enhanced charges for having a high alcohol level which include a 9 month alcohol school and 6 month suspension of driver’s license.  The case was successfully resolved with the DUI being dismissed, an acquittal of driving with an alcohol level above a .08% and a fine of $1265 with no DUI classes or suspension of driver’s license.

Joseph G.:

At 3:00 a.m. the Cal State Fresno Police pulled over the driver for doing donuts in his car in the middle of an intersection. After displaying red blood shot eyes, an unsteady gait, and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, the driver failed to complete the field sobriety tests swaying repeated during the various balance tests.  An on site breath test reported a .10 breath alcohol level which was confirmed 20 minutes later with two additional tests each reporting a .10 level.  Facing a 6 month driver’s license suspension and 5 days jail, the case was resolved for reckless driving with alcohol, no jail, no work release, no DUI classes, no loss of license, and a small fine.  The DUI was dismissed and the driver was acquitted of driving with an alcohol level of .08 or greater.

Estefania G.:

At 4:15 in the morning the California Highway Patrol was dispatched to a gas station parking lot regarding a possible DUI driver.  The driver was reported as having been swerving in and out of traffic nearly colliding with other vehicles on the roadway.  The license plate of the driver was provided and the officers contacted the driver at the gas station fifteen minutes later.  The driver was reportedly displaying objective symptoms of alcohol impairment and failed to complete the field sobriety tests as explained and demonstrated.  The driver was then admonished to provide a breath or blood test but refused both.  Facing a full year suspension of driving privileges without the possibility of a restricted driver’s license and a conviction for DUI, the case was successfully resolved for reckless driving, a dismissal of DUI and an acquittal after judge trial of driving with an alcohol level of .08% or above. A fine of $853 was imposed and there was no loss of driver’s license, no DUI classes, no jail and no community service.

Nicholas H.:

At 2:35 a.m. the driver was pulled over for following another vehicle too closely for a quarter mile, approximately 4 feet off the rear bumper of the car in front of him.  After the CHP officer observed objective signs of intoxication, the driver failed to complete the field sobriety tests as explained and demonstrated.  Two preliminary breath tests of .13 were taken and the driver was arrested for two counts of DUI.  The driver’s blood was taken 45 minutes later and the lab results reported a .15 blood alcohol content.  The first charge of DUI was dismissed and the driver was found not guilty of the second charge.  A reduced charge was pled no contest to.  There was no loss of license, no DUI classes, no work release or jail and no community service was required.

Douglas I.:

At 1:20 in the morning the driver was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol for speeding and weaving outside of his lane.  Following field sobriety tests a preliminary breath alcohol test was administered and the driver blew .13 both times.  Following the arrest the driver gave a blood sample which was later analyzed at a .13 level too.  Despite being charged with two counts of DUI, the case was resolved for simple reckless driving, the first DUI charge was dismissed and on the second charge the judge ruled the driver not guilty.  There was no loss of driver’s license, no alcohol classes, no jail or work release, and no community service required.

David M.:

At 10:30p.m. Ridgecrest Police Officer’s stopped the driver for driving without tail lights, swerving in and out of the lane and crossing over the double yellow center divider.  The driver performed inadequately on field sobriety tests and a serve of the vehicle revealed open beer containers and an unopened six pack of beer.  The driver was arrested for DUI and was taken to the hospital for a blood draw to be analyzed by the crime lab for alcohol content.  The results reported were .25, more than 3 times the legal limit.  The driver was charged with driving under the influence, driving with an alcohol level above a .08 and enhancements for the high alcohol level.  Facing jail, loss of license, and loss of security clearance the matter was successfully resolved for a dismissal of driving under the influence, an acquittal of driving with alcohol above .08 and a fine of $1265 for reckless driving with alcohol.  No jail or alcohol classes were ordered, no community service required, and there was no loss of driver’s license.

Armando R:

The driver was arrested in the early morning hours after a 911 call to police reporting that the driver was looking in a neighbor’s garage door window.  The driver was contacted by police and arrested after the client admitted to driving and was found to have the keys to his car in his pocket and the car engine warm in the driveway and blew a .11 and .12 in the breath alcohol device.  Additionally, the driver was unable to understand the field sobriety test instructions.  Driver was charged with two counts of DUI. The case was resolved for a dismissal of count one of DUI and not guilty of count two.  There was no loss of driving privileges and only a small fine.

Jacqueline R.:

At 9:00 p.m. the driver was arrested for hit and run by the California Highway Patrol after witnesses saw the driver hit a parked car.  The officer contacted the driver behind the wheel after pulling her over a short distance away from the scene of the accident.  The arrest report provides that the officer observed symptomology of alcohol impairment and administered three standardized field sobriety tests which the driver failed.  Breath test results reported at .09 and .10% alcohol and the driver was arrested for driving under the influence and driving with an alcohol level above a .08 and hit and run, three misdemeanor charges.  The case was resolved for a dismissal of the hit and run, dismissal of the driving under the influence, an acquittal of driving with a alcohol level above a .08, and a plea for wet reckless was entered with a fine of $1203 dollars.  No alcohol classes, work release, jail, community service, or loss of license occurred.

Toshia S.:

A school bus driver was arrested off duty for driving with an alcohol level of .16 (double the legal limit) after being pulled over by CHP for for weaving in serpentine matter.  The driver was prosecuted for two counts of DUI and the DMV attempted to revoke her driver’s license.  The case was resolved after the driving under the influence charge was dismissed and she was acquitted of driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or above.  The DMV was forced to dismiss their action and there was no loss of drivers license.