Police in Pasadena arrested a 48-year-old on suspicion of drunk driving after he allegedly ran a red light and struck two vehicles, the Pasadena Star News reports in an account. Andre Rushing, 48, of Fontana was driving on Sierra Madre Boulevard when he struck a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer traveling on Sierra Madre Villa Avenue, which caused the vehicle to roll over. Rushing’s vehicle then struck a 2002 Honda Accord. Six passengers in the Blazer and two in the Honda were taken to hospitals with injuries that were not life threatening, Rushing was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol in Los Angeles. Officials are not aware of his blood alcohol content pending blood test results.
A conviction or DUI arrest in California could have serious consequences. You could lose your driving privilege, your job and career could be in jeopardy, and if your DUI involved a serious injury or fatal auto accident, you could be facing vehicular manslaughter or even murder charges. If convicted, you could be looking at a lengthy prison sentence.
The most common yet serious consequence of a DUI arrest is the possibility of having your driver’s license revoked or suspended. Following a drunk driving arrest, an Administrative Per Se (APS hearing) is needed to save your driving privilege. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) must be contacted within 10 days of the DUI arrest to request an administrative hearing to stop your automatic driver’s license suspension.
The DMV could also impose restrictions on your license or completely revoke it. If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI, please contact an experienced DUI defense attorney in Los Angeles at Sitkoff & Hanrahan. We can contact the DMV for you, defend your DUI charge and stop the driver’s license suspension/revocation process. Call us today for your free consultation.