When it comes to DUI, there are several cues that a police officer will look for when they’ve pulled over a driver. In fact, most police officers make up their minds very early on in their encounter that a driver is either sober or intoxicated. Alcohol DUIs are generally “proven” via breathalyzer, but there is no breath test for drugs as of yet. When arrested for DUI drugs, a suspect will be asked to give either a blood or a urine test. Refusing such a request could be seen as breaking a law itself. If convicted, refusing such a test can stiffen DUI penalties, whether the suspect refused a breathalyzer or other chemical test.
The Modesto Bee reports on a driver arrested for DUI – police are awaiting the result of testing to determine if he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
A driver who is believed to have been intoxicated hit another vehicle near California State University, Stanislaus, in Turlock.
Turlock police responded to a call about an accident at about 7 p.m. on Friday, December 14th. The accident took place on East Monte Vista Avenue, just east of the intersection with Greer Road.
Officers arrived on scene to find a Toyota with two occupants inside. A third occupant, who had been ejected, lay in the road a short distance from the vehicle.
One of the occupants, a teenaged female, was killed in the crash. A second occupant, also a teenaged female, was taken by ambulance with serious but not life-threatening injuries. A third person in the accident, an adult female, was air-lifted from the scene with life-threatening injuries.
A short distance away from the crash, police located a second vehicle, a black truck. The truck had initially hit the white Toyota, continued driving, then hit a parked car and a carport.
Police discovered 21-year-old Kevin Solis Hernandez inside the truck suffering from minor injuries. Police allege that Hernandez was impaired, but until results from blood tests are returned, it is unknown if he was impaired by alcohol or drugs.
Hernandez has been arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter and DUI causing death or serious bodily injury.