A California man is facing his ninth DUI charge in the past six years after an incident in late January in which he allegedly smashed his vehicle into a high-voltage box in Placentia. The man, age 51, is among the estimated one-third of alleged drunk drivers that find themselves mounting multiple DUI defense efforts. He is accused of throwing liquor bottles from his vehicle in the aftermath of the collision, according to official reports.
A California highway worker was killed on Feb. 9 after he was struck by a vehicle while cleaning up debris on Highway 17. The man, age 54, was a 15-year employee of Graniterock, a Watsonville-based firm that contracted with Caltrans for cleanup and road maintenance. One other victim, a 34-year-old Graniterock worker, was harmed in the personal injury accident. Official reports show that the decedent and the injured victim were both hit by the same dump truck, driven by a 39-year-old man employed by Hildebrand & Sons out of Watsonville.
You can, in some cases, have a DUI expunged. People often think that this means it's taken off of your record, as if it never happened. That's not always precisely true. It's just sealed, but law enforcement can still see it. For example, if police want proof that you had a prior conviction, they may still be able to use the record of that DUI.
A 35-year-old California woman is dead after a 70-foot oak tree toppled through the roof of her home and crushed her. The personal injury incident occurred in the early morning hours on January 22, according to local authorities. Family members and friends of the woman say she had previously complained about the tree to her landlord, saying that she was concerned that it might fall over. Neighbors had also expressed concern that the tree was unsafe, but no action was taken by the landlord. The massive tree had a trunk that measured approximately 7 feet in diameter.