On Monday, June 12, 2017, a driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI in East Oakland after having a collision with an Oakland motorcycle officer. The accident occurred in the 5700 block of International Boulevard around 11:30 p.m. The injured Oakland Police Officer was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.
In Alameda County a first offense drunk driving is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail. Further, a first time convicted drunk driver will have to attend a DUI program varying in length from three to nine months and may have their driving privilege suspended for 6 months or restricted for up to ten months depending on their blood alcohol level.
In addition, Alameda County is one of four pilot counties in California that require the installation of an ignition interlock device for all DUI convictions including first offenses.
If you are charged with a drunk driving in Oakland, Alameda, or Union City, you could be punished with probation, fines, a DUI school and up to 6 months in jail. Punishment is greater for people with multiple offenses for driving under the influence. Whether arrested for DUI in San Rafael, Berkeley, or San Francisco, you need to call an experienced aggressive driving under the influence attorney for help.
For more information about driving under the influence charges in, Oakland, Marin County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, or for a free consultation, call Alameda County DUI attorney John Stanko at 415-755-8899, or toll free at 1-877-204-8900.