Chief Petty Officer Michael Padgett was reporting for duty, when the California Highway Patrol stopped him one mile from the Coast Guard gate at Yerba Buena Island.
In his report, the officer said he smelled a strong odor of alcohol. “And I noticed his eyes were red and watery and his speech was slurred,” the officer said. “As Padgett walked, I noticed he had an unsteady gait.”
Authorities said Padgett had a blood alcohol level of 0.18 on a breath test, more than twice the legal limit.
Admitting responsibility for the death of a Clovis family man, 27-year-old Perla Ibeth Vazquez told a packed courtroom Tuesday that she wanted to be held accountable for her actions, but insisted: “I am not a murderer.”
Her plea didn’t sway Judge Hilary Chittick.
“This was a murder,” Chittick said bluntly in Fresno County Superior Court before sentencing Vazquez to 15 years to life in prison for getting drunk and causing a crash on Highway 168 in Fresno that killed 54-year-old Frank Winslow in October 2011.
Chittick said a jury was correct last month when it found Vazquez guilty of second-degree murder, felony hit and run, and driving on a suspended license when she caused the fatal crash.
SACRAMENTO (08/23/2014) – A Democratic California State Senator from San Diego has been arrested in Sacramento under suspicion of DUI early Friday morning.
According to the Sacramento County Jail booking logs, 44-year-old Sen. Benjamin Hueso was booked at 3:27 a.m. Friday. California Highway Patrol confirms that they arrested the state senator.
Officer Julie Powell, a CHP representative, says that Hueso was driving a state vehicle when he was arrested. Hueso was reportedly driving the wrong way on 15th Street when he happened upon an officer. Hueso then did a u-turn in front of the officer, CHP says, before the officer eventually pulled him over in a parking lot at 15th and X Streets. He was arrested at 2:39 a.m., according to CHP.
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A deadly ditch accident in the South Bay shut down a freeway off-ramp Friday morning.
The CHP says the alleged DUI driver is San Jose resident Edwardo Jaime Jr., the relative of a 30-year-old woman who was killed in the crash. Officials say the the 34-year-old has been arrested and he may face felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter charges.
California Highway Patrol is seeking individuals who witnessed a fatal DUI crash Saturday on the westbound 210 Freeway east of Towne Avenue, California Highway Patrol officials said.
Ryan Munoz, 37, of Alhambra, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and causing great bodily harm or death, after he hit a car that killed a male passenger, officials said.
“We’re still looking for the public’s help,” CHP Officer Rodrigo Jimenez said. “We really want to speak with a woman who spoke with Munoz on the right shoulder.”
Castaneda-Carranza – believed to be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs – sustained major but non-life threatening injuries in the crash. He was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital.
The collision remains under investigation. No other vehicles or victims were involved.
CHP officials said Castaneda-Carranza is facing several charges including felony DUI causing death, vehicular homicide involving alcohol and murder, due to a prior DUI conviction.
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