Tuesday, March 3, 2009

California drunk driving charge for Kentucky Derby Trainer

California DUI criminal defense lawyers and California drunk driving criminal defense attorneys report the trainer for a leading Kentucky Derby contender has been arrested outside Los Angeles on suspicion of California DUI / drunk driving.
Julio Canani, who trains The Pamplemousse, was released from jail yesterday after his arrest a day before in Sierra Madre, about 15 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.
Sierra Madre police say officers pulled over the 70-year-old trainer for a traffic violation. He allegedly failed to pass a California DUI field sobriety test and was booked at the Pasadena City Jail.
The Pamplemousse on Saturday won the Sham Stakes at Santa Anita Park in record time, solidifying his status as a Kentucky Derby contender.
Canani was released on $5,000 bail with a promise to appear on the California DUI charges on May 6.