It was recently reported in the OC Register that a woman was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after she crashed into a parked pickup truck in front of a police cruiser. Jennifer Bowman, 36, was driving a black Acura when she crashed into a Toyota pickup. The parked truck suffered major damage in the collision.
Bowman will most likely be charged with driving under the influence. Under California Vehicle Code Section 23152, it is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle. The person can also be charged with a DUI if he or she was driving while having a BAC of 0.08% or more.
A first time conviction for a DUI can be punished by imprisonment in county jail for up to six months. The court will also issue a fine and suspend the driver’s driving privileges.
If you or a loved one is facing a charge for drunk driving, it is important that you speak with an experienced Los Angeles DUI attorney. At Wallin & Klarich, our Orange County DUI attorneys have over 30 years of experience. Our attorneys are highly knowledgeable in the most up-to-date DUI laws and will aggressively fight to get you the best possible result in your case. Call us today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245. We will be there when you call.