Authorities report that Uber driver was arrested when he was on his way to pick up a passenger, right after the Super Bowl.
The arrest took place in Simi Valley because the driver was suspected to be driving under influence.
Uber driver, Robert Wing, age of 42, was arrested on Monday at 2 a.m. under suspicion that he is drunk driving. Police state that his level of alcohol in the blood was 0.25%.
While he was working he was watching a game in the local bar and in between picking up the customers. He picked up few customers and dropped them off and he was on his way to pick up some more. When the police stopped him, he couldn’t determine his exact location and he was relying on GPS to help him and to guide him through. When police officer conducted an investigation, they found in his car two empty cans of beer. One was under passenger’s seat and the other was under driver’s seat. Wing was taken to Ventura County Jail and his car was taken from him. Company Uber released a statement that they have zero tolerance against the use of alcohol and drugs. They stated that they were disappointed to hear such a news and they revoked partnership with a driver permanently.
Penalties for driving under influence by the law of California state is punishable in these cases:
First offenses: driver has to attend 3 to 9 months’ alcohol or drug program, fine is between 390 and 1000 dollars and license will be suspended for 6 or 10 months.
The driver is obligated to install Ignition Interlock Device. Second offense: required attendance at 3, 6 or 9 months at drug or alcohol program, fine can be between 390 and 1000 dollars and possible jail time from 10 days up to one year. Drivers are required to install Ignition Interlock Device for a period of three years.
Third offense: from 120 days to one-year possible jail time, a fine between 390 and 1000 dollars, license can be revoked up to ten years. But with an assistance of good DUI lawyer Orange County, these offenses can be reduced.
Susan Hunt caught the public eye in 2014 when he son was shot and killed by the police. Last Tuesday, she had another problem with the law in Tooele County. Based on police records from Utah Highway Patrol, she was drunk driving in the last Tuesday and nearly collided with a police officer.
Hunt bumped into the police officer and they stated that she was all over the road. She was charged with class B misdemeanor, which involves reckless driving, driving under the influence, driving on the wrong side of the road and for disorderly conduct.
The police officer tried to alarm her with the lights as she was approaching to him, but she wasn’t stopping and she barely missed the collision. When police officers managed to stop her, they noticed her eyes were red, swollen and they could smell alcohol. On the passenger’s floor, they noticed an open can of alcohol. When they asked her to exit the vehicle, she started calling them evil and made crude sexual remarks. When Hunt finally left the car, she was transported to the hospital and the level of alcohol in her blood has not been known yet. Her son was shot and killed on September the 10th in 2014 after he tried to hurt police officers using a sword against them. Allegedly, Seattle criminal defense lawyer was asked to take participation into the case.
In November 2014, she had another trouble with a law after she assaulted police officer who was doing his job on a separate traffic stop.
Regarding the latest case, her charges for a misdemeanor would be dismissed if she doesn’t violate further laws and submits herself to grief counseling. The charges are not released yet. She is currently battling with Saratoga Springs and police department in a federal lawsuit.
In Spring Hill on Tuesday, an accident occurred when Hernando County sheriff deputy was hurt by a drunk driver. Sheriff’s Office stated that deputy was taken to the hospital.
Deputy Brian Smith was driving his patrol car on the Spring Hill Drive when Toyota Corolla hit him proximally at 2:15 p.m. Driver of Toyota is Jeannine Bruno, age of 43, residence Spring Hill. She hit deputy’s left rear wheel.
A witness, who was there at the time of the accident on Spring Hill Drive, states that Toyota was going faster than 100 mph and when she entered the curve she lost the control over the car. Deputy suffered minor injuries and was rescued by the Hernando Country Fire Rescue.
Police officers who were questioning Bruno noticed that she smelled of alcohol, she couldn’t keep balance and her eyes were red. Alcohol blood test showed that she had .121% and by the law of Florida state the legal limit is .08%. Bruno was familiar to the police because she had seven offenses and her license has been revoked once. She admitted using large amounts of medication before the accident. She didn’t suffer any injuries, but she was charged with a drunk driving, drunk driving that includes property damage and personal injury and she was driving with suspended and revoked license. Her bail was set on Wednesday, $10,000 and she was detained at the Hernando County Detention Center.
Florida penalties are severe regarding driving under influence, it includes jail, license suspension, monetary fines, community service, DUI school, revocation of the car, installation of the device that has to stay there for one year and track the driver’s movement.
Across the state, for example in California, penalties are slightly milder, and with the help of good DUI lawyer Orange County, the punishment and sentence can be reduced.