Thursday, May 28, 2009

"High Profile" DUI stories for California - Angels Pitcher & Police Detective Drunk Driving Updates

The California DUI driver was indicted Wednesday on murder charges in a car crash that killed twenty-two year-old Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and 2 others, and injured another in April.

The Orange County grand jury indicted Andrew Thomas Gallo on charges of alleged murder, hit-and-run and California DUI which happened hours after the talented young baseball player pitched one of his best major league games. The defendant's BAC is allegedly .19%. He allegedly ran a red light and broadsided a car driven by Courtney Stewart, 20. Stewart was also killed as was Henry Pearson, a Manhattan Beach law student.

In northern California DUI news, a police detective in Merced has been arrested for allegedly a second DUI arrest in less than six months. Hector Ortiz alleged rear-ended another car near Merced College and then arrested for drunk driving.

Ortiz was arrested back in January. The police officer was given a California DUI sobriety test. His BAC is allegedly double the .08% limit.

If you want an opinion on a California DUI case, visit San Diego County DUI Law Center's Free Evaluation.