The Penalties for a Second DUI

As you may be aware, a previous history of DUI can affect the penalties of subsequent DUI charges in California. If a person has a second DUI within 10 years of the previous DUI, they can be looking at a minimum of 96 hours and up to ten days in jail. The mandatory completion of a second-offender alcohol treatment program. A second-offender must also install an ignition-interlock system on their car. One California man is facing all of these penalties after being arrested for his second DUI, the Press-Enterprise reports.

Police were trying to pull over an unnamed man for a minor traffic violation last Monday at around 11 p.m. The driver did not stop and instead pulled away, entering a nearby freeway.

The driver exited the freeway in Los Angeles and continued to lead police on a chase through the city. He then got onto the eastbound 10 Freeway, according to authorities. The chase continued at speeds of over 100 m.p.h. according to police.

Upon reaching the 71 Freeway, Glendale police turned the chase over to the California Highway Patrol. Eventually, they were able to set out a spike strip, which brought the car to a stop. The driver exited and tried to get away on foot, but was apprehended a short time later.

He was charged with driving under the influence and evading arrest. As it turns out, the same man was arrested just a month ago under suspicion of DUI.

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