DUI and Hit-and-Run

Just under two years ago, two Los Angeles police officers arrested a driver for a hit-and-run, but allegedly failed to conduct DUI procedures as witnesses say the driver was very drunk. The officers are now being accused of one felony count each and could face prison time. If anyone is drunk and gets behind the wheel, consequences should be expected. A case like this is an example of how long consequences can be drawn out for all parties involved.

Two Los Angeles police officers have been charged with covering up a crash involving a drunk driver and later filing a false police report, prosecutors say.

Following an internal affairs inquiry, Officers Rene Ponce and Irene Gomez were charged Sept. 6 with a felony count each of filing a false report and conspiracy to commit an act injurious to the public, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Both pleaded not guilty last week.

The two were patrolling the Hollenbeck Division’s Boyle Heights area on Oct. 26, 2014, when they were dispatched to a crash in the 3000 block of East Side Boulevard.

Prosecutors said an intoxicated driver had smashed into two parked vehicles, but the officers opted not to conduct a drunk driving investigation.

In their report, Ponce, 39, and Gomez, 38, lied and wrote that the driver had fled the scene, according to the felony complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Source: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lapd-officers-charged-dui-crash-20160913-snap-story.html

Checkpoint Locations for this Labor Day weekend in North County, including San Diego and Los Angeles, California

This Labor Day is a great time to enjoy yourself with the festivities to celebrate the working people, but it is also a time where cops are going to be out in full force policing roadways and looking for reasons to pull people over. Don’t be one of those getting a DUI this weekend. Check this site periodically throughout the holiday weekend to get updated locations for these checkpoints.

 

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County City Location Time
San Mateo San Bruno San Bruno Ave and Elm Ave 6pm To 2am – Thur Sep 1, 2016
Tulare Visalia Undisclosed – City Limits 6pm To 12am – Thur Sep 1, 2016
Santa Clara San Jose San Fernando St and 4th St 9pm To 3am – Thur Sep 1, 2016
Monterey Salinas Undisclosed – City Limits Thu Sep 1, 2016
Los Angeles Hawthorne Undisclosed – City Limits Wed Aug 31, 2016
Merced Los Banos San Luis St and San Luis St Mon Aug 29, 2016
Merced Merced Near Downtown Sun Aug 28, 2016
San Joaquin Stockton El Dorado St Sun Aug 28, 2016
Kern Bakersfield Ming Ave and New Stine Rd Sat Aug 27, 2016
Marin San Anselmo Red Hill Ave Sat Aug 27, 2016
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara State St and E Islay St Sat Aug 27, 2016
San Diego Vista S Melrose Dr and Breezehill Rd Sat Aug 27, 2016
San Bernardino Ontario W Mission Blvd and S Benson Ave Sat Aug 27, 2016
Orange Santa Ana W 1st St and S Shelton St Sat Aug 27, 2016
Los Angeles San Gabriel E Valley Blvd and S San Gabriel Blvd Sat Aug 27, 2016
Ventura Camarillo Undisclosed – City Limits 9pm To 3am – Sat Aug 27, 2016
Butte Gridley Undisclosed – City Limits Sat Aug 27, 2016
Riverside Norco Hamner Ave and Sixth St Sat Aug 27, 2016
Los Angeles South Gate Firestone Blvd and Atlantic Ave Sat Aug 27, 2016
Los Angeles Littlerock Pearblossom Hwy and 82nd St E Sat Aug 27, 2016

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