According to the Fresno Bee, members of the Fresno Police Department conducted a Driving Under the Influence Sting on St. Patrick’s Day. Apparently, undercover officers with the Fresno Police Department watched allegedly intoxicated individuals leave local establishments and attempt to drive home. Once the individuals attempted to drive, the undercover officers would contact uniformed officers, who would then stop the suspect vehicles.
The Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Sting resulted in approximately nine arrests. Unfortunately, the Fresno Police Department failed to take the rather simple step of contacting the allegedly intoxicated patron prior to them entering their vehicle. The Fresno Police Department’s practice evidences the fact that they are more interested in making arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) than stopping the conduct, or the protection of other members of the community who may have been injured by these allegedly intoxicated motorists prior to the uniformed offices conducting a traffic stop.
If an individual was stopped for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI) in this latest Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Sting operation they should immediately contact the Department of Motor Vehicles and request an in-person administrative per se hearing. At the hearing the driver can challenge the grounds for the initial detention.
The penalties for driving under the influence are severe. In addition, an individual may face increased insurance premiums and other related consequences. Therefore, if you have been arrested for driving under the influence you should contact an experienced Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney. We provide each of our clients with an unparalleled defense. Please contact an experienced Fresno DUI Attorney today if you have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Consultations will be made, in most instances, the same day. And, as always, there is no charge for discussing your case.
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