Friday, January 11, 2008

CHP officer arrested for California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI

California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI lawyer news

California Highway Patrol Lieutenant from Bakersfield has been arrested on charges of California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI - drunk driving. Lieutenant Deborah Pierce is assigned to the Bakersfield office.

She was arrested on misdemeanor California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI charges in Merced County on December 29th during the Highway Patrol's maximum enforcement period. Pierce is a 17 year veteran of the department.

She was driving on Highway 99 when she was reportedly involved in a single vehicle accident, non injury accident. Officers arrested her on suspicion of California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI driving under the influence.


In other California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI news, a Taft man received a 30-day jail sentence for a high speed California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI crash that seriously injured his passenger on Dec. 19.

Jose Carmen Santellan, 40, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI driving under the influence causing injury at a hearing on Jan. 4 in Taft Branch of Superior Court.

A felony California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI charge was dismissed at the same hearing. Santellan was given credit for 25 total days time served (17 days in Kern County Jail with eight days for good time) when he was sentenced.

The California Highway patrol said Santellan was driving south on Gardner Field at a very high rate of speed when his car went off on the shoulder and overturned, leading to this California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI case. A passenger, Leon Vivar Sollano, 43, of Taft, was injured in the California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI crash. No reported word from his California DUI / Drunk Driving / DWI lawyers.