According to web reports, California Law Enforcement was alerted by a Merced resident of a car that had hit a concrete fence and was fleeing the scene–riding on three flat tires.
Police responded to the tip and stopped a flat-tired vehicle. When they questioned the driver, Sean Guevara, he admitted to having switched places with Nikki Munoz, who was driving at the time of the accident. Both were arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence in California.
It is a crime to drive a car in California with a blood-alcohol concentration, or BAC, is higher than a .08. It is also illegal to drive a car while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Prosecutors can charge DUI even if the drivers BAC isn’t high—they just have to show that the defendant was under the influence to the extent that the driver’s normal faculties were impaired.
Comments about this post can be directed to Los Angeles DUI Attorney William Weinberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.