Authorities arrested a Sylmar man for DUI
after he crashed into a Simi Valley garage. According to witnesses, the man drove his van into the garage and then attempted to leave the scene.
In addition to striking the garage, he also hit a parked SUV and a mailbox. Neighbors prevented the man from leaving the crash scene. The man’s van sustained significant damage in the collisions, as did the parked car. The garage was deemed to be structurally unsound following the incident.
According to police, the driver, a 54-year-old man, appeared to be intoxicated. Tests later revealed that he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.24%. That’s three times the legal limit for intoxication.
Initially, investigators took the man to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Later, they booked him into the county jail on suspicion of drunk driving. He received a DUI citation and will return to court on June 28 for matters related to his case.
Simi Valley DUI Lawyer
When you face charges for a DUI in Ventura, hire an experienced DUI lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes drunk driving cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
Intoxicated driving laws apply to alcohol consumption and any other substance that can impair your driving ability. Most drunk driving cases result in misdemeanor charges. Certain factors can affect that, including a history of impaired driving, and any resulting injuries.
Both the DMV and the courts have simultaneous processes that take place when the police arrest you for drunk driving. The DMV process is automated, and it will most often result in a license suspension. The court can also impose other sanctions on you, including jail time, fines, interlock devices and more.
A drunk driving conviction can be very expensive, but it can cost even more when you don’t have proper representation. 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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