Recently the OC register reported that a young woman was caught behind the wheel of a motor vehicle while her blood alcohol content was nearly four times over the legal limit. Leann Renee Arriaga registered a .30 blood-alcohol content during the field sobriety test. According to the records, Arriaga’s 21st birthday is this Saturday. One officer commented that he had never seen anyone that drunk before.
Police were monitoring Harbor Boulevard late Thursday, which was Cinco De Mayo, when they saw Arriaga’s car drive through a red light at First Street. Arriaga was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence; she was booked into jail, where her blood was taken for an additional alcohol test.
To be prosecuted for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) with injury, the District Attorney must prove that: the defendant was under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, and drove a vehicle. A person is under the influence if, as a result of drinking an alcoholic beverage, his or her mental or physical abilities are so impaired that he or she is no longer able to drive a vehicle with the caution of a sober person, using ordinary care, under similar circumstances. Moreover, it is unlawful for any person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.
If you or a loved one have been accused or charged with DUI in Los Angeles, it is very important that you speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately, like the attorneys at Wallin & Klarich. We have over 30 years of experienced handling this type of matters and can assist you in obtaining the best possible result. Call the law firm of Wallin& Klarich today at, (888) 749-0034 to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney about your case.