A Driver Was Killed When A Truck Ran A Red Light

Most people fear the criminal and financial consequences of a DUI the most. A DUI conviction can lead to time in jail and enormous fines and fee penalties, easily amounting to over $10,000. One thing that people rarely consider is that a DUI can affect a person’s current job search or even cause them to lose their job. A potential employer can file for a background check, which will show a DUI conviction. They are within their rights to choose a different candidate. A current employer can run a random background check and fire the person for a DUI. If the job requires the employee to drive and they are unable to do so because their license is suspended for DUI, they can be terminated. 

The Press Democrat reports that the driver of a tree-trimming truck was arrested under suspicion of DUI in a fatal Santa Rosa accident. 

The crash occurred just before 7:30 a.m. on Highway 12 at Oakmont Drive. 

29-year-old Tanner Robinson was driving an Atlas Tree truck while towing a woodchipper east on Highway 12, approaching Oakmont Drive. He proceeded into the intersection while the light was red. 

The front of the truck collided with the left side of a Honda that was making a legal left turn from Oakmont onto Highway 12. The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police suspect that Robinson was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He was arrested and is facing charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence causing great bodily injury.

Bail for Robinson was set at $100,000.

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