California has several different ways that a person can be charged with a DUI. The first is, of course, being caught with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08% as an adult over the age of 21. If you are an adult with a commercial driver’s license, the acceptable blood-alcohol level falls to 0.04%. For drivers with a commercial driver’s license, this blood-alcohol limit applies whether they are driving a commercial or personal vehicle at the time of a DUI. If you’re on probation for a previous DUI charge, the BAC is also 0.04%. If you’re under the legal drinking age of 21, the BAC limit falls to 0.01%, an example of California’s “zero-tolerance” law. Finally, if you are driving on a medication or drug, whether legal or illegal, you can be charged with DUI.
KRCR TV reports that a man has been arrested on a DUI charge after running a traffic light and crashing into a police officer.
The incident happened on Friday, March 28th just after 7:00 p.m. on Main Street at E. 8th Street in Chico.
28-year-old Anthony Squitieri was driving a maroon BMW sedan westbound on E. 8th Street when he allegedly ran the traffic light at Main Street. He then struck a Chico Police vehicle.
Both the officer and Squitieri complained of pain following the crash. According to police, Squitieri showed signs of intoxication. He was transported to a hospital for evaluation. Once he was cleared by the hospital medically, he was arrested for DUI.
He was booked into Butte County Jail.