Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Stopped for California DUI ? Leave gun in car.

California DUI lawyer news

May 13.2008

LOS ANGELES California Highway Patrol officers shot and killed a suspected California DUI driver who allegedly pulled out a handgun during a traffic stop in the Westlake area of Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.

The shooting happened just after midnight on West 7th Street at South Westmoreland Avenue, California DUI attorneys say.

"After the ( California DUI ) suspect exited vehicle, per the orders of the officers, that suspect produced a handgun," CHP Sgt. Mark Garrett told reporters at the scene. "At that point the officers, in self-defense, fired on the suspect, and he was hit more than once and succumbed to his injuries at the scene."

After the California DUI - related shooting, a man that had been riding in the suspect's car was handcuffed and put into the back of a CHP patrol vehicle. He is reportedly being questioned as a witness, California DUI attorneys understand.