California: When cops try to protect a cop from a DUI charge truth is the first to get tossed; victim finally gets a fair shake from a jury

From Mercury News:
A former San Jose police officer who was at the center of a drunken driving cover-up scandal is now on the hook for close to $250,000 after a civil trial.
A jury on Wednesday sided against the former officer, Sandra Woodall, 42, whose Cadillac Escalade careened into several cars in 2008, injuring Jessica Cardona. After the accident, Woodall was reportedly belligerent and disoriented and openly admitted that she had been drinking and was just out of rehab. However, San Jose police officers who responded to the accident reported that they noted no signs of intoxication and did not test her alcohol level……MORE