55-year-old Daniel A. Mandel was arrested on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence last Friday when the Hearse he owns and drives caught on fire. CHP officers said that Madel was delivering a body to a funeral in El Sobrante when he crashed into a pick up truck near the Carquinez Bridge Toll Plaza in Vallejo.
The CHP was told by witnesses that the hearse had a flat tire and was driving erratically at speeds up to 65 mph. The blown out tire eventually fell off and Mandel continued to drive on the rim until sparks from the pavement caught the vehicle on fire.
Contra Costa Fire District Firefighters arrived on scene to find the hearse covered in flames. The vehicle was destroyed but the body it was transporting was unharmed. Mr. Mandel was arrested on suspicion of DUI and booked in the Solano County Jail in Fairfield.
If you are arrested for DUI, whether in Vallejo, El Sobrante, or San Francisco, call an experienced aggressive driving under the influence attorney for help.
For more information about driving under the influence charges in Solano County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, or for a free consultation, call Solano County DUI attorney John Stanko at 707-642-8900, 415-755-8899, or toll free at 1-877-204-8900.