Police in Ventura County arrested 26-year-old Jose Gonzalez on suspicion of DUI in California after he allegedly struck five parked vehicles. According to a news report in the Fillmore Gazette, Gonzalez was driving his 2007 black Ford F250 pickup truck south on B Street from Ventura Street at a high rate of speed when his vehicle drifted to the right side of the street and crashed into five, unoccupied parked vehicles. The pickup truck then came to rest in the middle of the street.
Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies, who responded to the call, determined that Gonzalez’s blood alcohol content exceeded the legal limit of 0.08 percent and booked him at county jail for DUI. No one was injured in this collision, the news report stated.
California’s “implied consent” laws provide that if you are arrested for drunk driving, you have consented to chemical testing. If you refuse to submit to such testing, then your driving privilege can be suspended. The chemical test will normally consist of your choice of breath or blood analysis. A urine sample can also be taken.
The most commonly used method to determine someone’s blood alcohol level is breath analysis. The problem with breath machines is that California police agencies use different makes and models and they are all prone to a wide variety of problems. Mostly, they are neither reliable nor accurate. An experienced Ventura County DUI defense attorney will have the necessary expertise to determine how accurate the breath test was and to show a jury the machine’s defects and inaccuracies. If you or a loved one has been charged with driving under the influence in Orange, Los Angeles or Ventura counties, please contact Sitkoff & Hanrahan at 866-299-4111 for a free consultation.