Gold & Witham Articles Council Member Won’t Face DUI Charges

Council Member Won’t Face DUI Charges

By Gold & Witham   Jan. 23, 2011 3:50p

According to Alameda County prosecutors, an Oakland City Council member who failed a field sobriety test in a routine traffic stop in December, will not face DUI charges.

The District Attorney Nancy O'Malley's office decided not to pursue DUI charges against council member Ignacio De La Fuente due to insufficient evidence. According to the DA's office spokeswoman, Teresa Drenick, says that the blood alcohol evidence in the case couldn't not support that De La Fuenta's BAC was over the legal limit when he was pulled over on December 23.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a police officer pulled De La Fuente over on Interstate 580 after he recorded his vehicle traveling 80 mph in a 65 mph zone and making unsafe lane changes.

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In California, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or greater. When you are pulled over by law enforcement under suspicion of DUI, you will be asked to submit to a breathalyzer, urine or blood test, failure to do so will result in an automatic suspension of your driver's license. Under California's "implied consent laws," you are required to submit to a chemical test when a police officer asks you to do so.

Being pulled over for suspicion of DUI does not automatically mean you are guilty. There are a number of defenses that can be applied to a DUI investigation. If you or someone you care about has been accused of DUI, a Los Angeles DUI lawyer at Gold & Witham can help. As attorneys who specialize in DUI law, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to challenge the evidence against you in order to help you achieve a successful outcome in your DUI case.

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