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Fire Truck Rear-Ended in Strange Hit-and-Run

Posted on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015    

In West Sacramento, a fire truck was rear-ended while responding to an accident on Interstate 80, according to recent reports. The collision marked the end of a series of events that resulted in one arrest.

Officers responding to an accident report arrived at the scene on the eastbound side of I-80 near Enterprise to find two vehicles involved in the crash. One driver got out of his truck and ran down the freeway. California Highway Patrol officers chased the man, who attempted to fight with them. He was taken into custody. Officers believe that the man they arrested could have been under the influence of drugs.

A short time later, the West Sacramento Fire Department responded to the accident. The truck parked on the side of the highway and put on its lights; officers also laid out flares. A driver who apparently did not see the truck in the heavy fog and who may have been driving too fast for conditions rear-ended another car, pushing that vehicle into the fire truck.

Drug DUI (DUID)

Driving under the influence does not always mean that a person is drunk on alcohol. You can also be arrested for a DUI if you are driving under the influence of drugs. California law defines “drugs” as “any substance other than alcohol that could affect your nervous system, brain or muscles.”

The penalties for a Drug DUI (DUID) are similar to those for alcohol-related DUIs, including:

  • Fines
  • Suspension of license
  • Probation
  • Jail time
  • Completion of California DUI school

Because there is no “magic number” for measuring DUID like the blood content for alcohol, it can be more difficult to convict for DUID. However, it can also be more difficult to defend yourself if you are found with drugs in your system. No matter what the circumstances, if you are facing a DUID charge, you should seek legal representation immediately.

Criminal Defense of DUID

A DUI conviction can change your life forever. Therefore it is important to retain sound legal representation when you are accused of a DUI. If you are in this situation, turn to the criminal defense attorneys at Amerio Law Firm. The attorneys at the Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento have extensive experience working on DUI cases as both prosecutors and defense attorneys. Rather than leaving your potential DUI conviction to chance, seek help from the Amerio Law Firm. We are here to help you negotiate a plea or represent you in court. When you are ready to build the best possible DUI or DUID defense, contact the Amerio Law Firm.

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