Sunday, February 24, 2008

Police Chief faces possible California DUI

California DUI attorney news

Controversial Gustine Police chief Kris Anderson faces possible California DUI / Drunk Driving charges after being pulled over by Highway Patrol officers early Sunday in Tracy and failing a California DUI field sobriety test, a California DUI CHP spokesman confirmed.

The California DUI arrest happened after CHP officers received a call of a Jeep weaving in and out of traffic on westbound Interstate 580 near Corral Hollow Road in Tracy at 12:03 a.m. Sunday, California DUI police said.

California DUI police allege Anderson was behind the wheel of the 2002 Jeep SUV and, after being stopped by California DUI officers, Anderson failed a California DUI field sobriety test. A California DUI breathalyzer test was also conducted; the results of that California DUI test could not be released.

Anderson was arrested on suspicion of California DUI - driving under the influence of alcohol, but he was not booked into custody. Instead, Anderson was released to a family member.

Rickman said that between preparations for Saturday night's storm and light CHP staffing in the area, it was not unusual for a California DUI suspect to be released without going through the booking process. Sure.

For Anderson, the California DUI arrest marked the latest chapter in his controversial tenure as Gustine's top cop. After being hired in January 2007 to head the ten-man department, members of the Gustine Police Officers' Association unanimously called for Anderson's resignation with a no-confidence vote in July.