A Ventura woman faces DUI charges after crashing into a California Highway Patrol car. A CHP officer began following the woman’s car on Highway 101 after observing erratic behavior. When the officer attempted to stop the woman, she crashed into a car at a Ventura intersection. The woman continued to drive following the first collision. She struck a CHP officer’s car shortly after. The CHP officer was not injured.
A passenger in the woman’s car received minor injuries in the first collision. Officers arrested the woman. She faces charges of felony drunk driving causing injury, evading an officer causing injury and disobeying a court order. According to court records, the woman has a previous conviction for a DUI in Ventura. Authorities released her after she posted a $105,000 bond. She will return to court on August 2nd, for matters related to her case.
Ventura DUI attorney
When you face drunk driving charges, hire an experienced DUI attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes drunk driving defense cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
Prosecutors charge most drunk driving cases in California as misdemeanors. Prosecutors seek felony charges when injuries result from a drunk driving crash. When you find yourself in this situation, your best strategy is to hire an experienced DUI attorney to represent you.
Effective counsel can impact the outcome of felony drunk driving cases. An experienced attorney can help get the charges against you reduced or dropped, and can assist you through the judicial and administrative processes.
Don’t attempt to defend yourself and don’t settle for an inexperienced attorney. ßContact 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 DUI case.
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