Saturday, February 14, 2009

Don't hit California DUI Police and don't kill someone running a red light unless you want a felony

California DUI criminal lawyers and California Drunk Driving defense attorneys visibility report felony DUI cases in California:

Police say a Simi Valley man has been arrested on suspicion of felony California DUI drunk driving.
California DUI Authorities arrested Antonio Edward Riccio after the van he was driving collided head-on with a Simi Valley police cruiser on Thursday.

Officer Sam Clarkson of the California Highway patrol says Riccio and Sgt. Alan Thompson, who was in the cruiser, were taken by ambulance to Simi Valley. Both men were treated and released.

Riccio was booked into Ventura County jail Friday morning on suspicion of California DUI driving under the influence and causing injury. He has been released from jail after posting $50,000 bail.

In other California DUI news, an 18-year-old Merced man was arrested early Saturday on felony DUI and manslaughter charges after he ran a red light at Stony Point Road and Highway 116 and broad-sided a car crossing the intersection, killing the driver.

Dylan Morse of Merced was driving southbound in a 1998 Volvo on Stony Point Road west of Rohnert Park at about 2:20 a.m when he failed to stop at a red light, said California Highway Patrol officials.

Witnesses said he was driving about 70 miles per hour when he rammed into an 1988 Honda headed eastbound on Highway 116, which also is Gravenstein Highway. Both cars ended up in a field in the southeast corner of the intersection.

The driver of the Honda, a 22-year-old man from Richmond who was not identified pending notification of family members, was declared dead at the scene.

Morse’s passenger, Ryne Spitzer of Merced, suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital where he underwent surgery Saturday, California DUI officials said.

The passenger of the Honda, Vanessa King, 25, of Berkeley also was transported to Memorial Hospital and treated for injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, California DUI lawyers are told.

CHP officials said Morse was not injured. State Alcoholic Beverage Control agents are assisting in the California DUI investigation to determine how Morse might have obtained alcohol. California DUI police do a more thorough research when someone is hurt or killed.