Simi Valley police arrested a man for DUI after finding his truck in a motel swimming pool. Simi Valley rescue personnel responded to a motel on Erringer Road because they had received several reports of a crash.
When authorities arrived on scene, they found a partially submerged truck at the scene. According to police, the driver exited Highway 118 and then lost control of his vehicle. He crashed through the motel’s fence and came to a stop in the swimming pool. Both the driver and a passenger received minor injuries in the mishap, which occurred just after 2:00 AM. After treating the pair’s injuries, authorities booked the man into the Ventura County Jail.
Simi Valley DUI lawyer
If you’re facing charges for a DUI in Ventura County, your first move should be to hire an experienced DUI lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend takes DUI cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
Prosecutors charge most drunk driving cases in California as misdemeanors. However, the charges you face in your particular case depend heavily upon your circumstances. Prosecutors may seek more serious charges when a case involves injuries, death, significant property damage and repeat offenses.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that misdemeanor charges aren’t serious, or don’t require an experienced criminal defense attorney. A drunk driving conviction can result in jail time, license suspension or revocation and fines. You can also receive other sanctions, like driver retraining, monitoring and restitution for damages. A drunk driving conviction can also significantly raise your insurance costs or cause you to lose your insurance altogether.
Hiring the right attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Don’t settle for inexperience, and don’t assume that you can’t mount an effective criminal defense.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County DUI case.
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