Friday, February 29, 2008

4th DUI in 8 years for California DUI guy $110,000 bail

California DUI lawyer news

A California man was arrested on his fourth California DUI - driving under the influence charge in eight years.

Steve Ariente, 56, was stopped in downtown Morgan Hill after he was seen speeding at about 10 p.m. on Thursday, according to California DUI police.

Officer David Ray pulled over Ariente and administered field sobriety tests, which he failed, according to California DUI police.

He was arrested on suspicion of California DUI - driving under the influence of alcohol and transported to the police department for booking, according to California DUI police.

When he was being processed, officers asked him to remove his shoes and socks and when he did police said a "baggie of white powdery substance" fell from his pant leg.

Officers examined the bag and determined that it appeared to be about 1.5 grams of cocaine, California DUI police said.

Ariente had previously been convicted of California DUI - driving under the influence twice in 2000 and for California DUI in 2004, California DUI police said.

Ariente was booked into county jail and charged with possession of narcotics and four or more California DUI drunk driving offenses within 10 years, according to California DUI police. His California DUI bail was set at $110,000.

He needs a top California DUI defense attorney specialist as he is looking at a felony with state prison possibilities.