Fox Affiliate KTVU reports that a deputy with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department was arrested last month on two counts of DUI immediately following a funeral gathering where he had barbecued for guests. On his way home, he severely damaged a Ford F-150 owned by the county.
Authorities say that on November 10, Ziller was traveling westbound on Interstate 580, West of Greenville road when he rear-ended a semi-tractor-trailer rig just west of Greenville Road in Livermore.
Ziller was injured in the crash and was taken to the hospital. The truck driver suffered injuries to his leg.
Deputy Ziller was arrested immediately following his release from the hospital but returned to work approximately two weeks later.
Alameda Sheriff’s Department Captain Ray Kelly told reporters he could not comment on any active Internal Affairs Investigation. He further explained that the Department was waiting on the formal report from the California Highway Patrol and toxicology assessments to see if Ziller was over the legal limit of .08 and by how much.
So far, the CHP has not released the final report, only a synopsis.
In a statement, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office said that Deputy Mike Ziller was over the legal limit and was charged on December 8 for the incident.
Deputy Ziller has not yet entered a plea. He is scheduled to appear in court on January 17, 2023.