California DUI cops are looking for habitual offenders on routine patrol, just because they have a prior and/or are on drunk driving court probation.
In Sonoma County yesterday, a guy arrested twice before in Petaluma and Rohnert Park for violation of his DUI probation was allegedly pulled over and under the influence of alcohol. These gusy are being looked for by DUI enforcement officers, who add them to some list at the police department’s Habitual DUI Offender Stakeout Program.
In Camarillo, California, CHP arrested a nut for DUI and for possession of an explosive device on a public highway at after Ventura CHP received calls of a possible DUI driver who was heading north on the 101 Freeway in the Camarillo area.
A 41 year old suspect was arrested for drunk driving and the vehicle was searched: there was an object under the driver's seat which he believed to be an explosive device disarmed after removal by the Sheriff's Bomb and Arson unit It was a homemade bomb and was taken for disposal.
In other "DUI" news, Tony La Russa dropped a bomb lawsuit against Twitter because a guy felt it would be funny to pose as the Cardinals' manager online, with tweets like "Lost 2 out of 3, but we made it out of Chicago without one drunk driving incident or dead pitcher." There were twits re: La Russa's previous DUI, a DUI accident that killed pitcher Josh Hancock, and the death of Darryl Kile because of a heart ailment in a Chicago hotel room in 2002. It's not funny to Tony and many others.