Release Date/Time: 2/6/2017 9:07 AM
Incident: Super Bowl DUI arrests
Report #: Various
Date: Monday, 2/6/2017
Time: 8:32 AM
Location: City of Salinas
Over the Super Bowl Weekend Salinas Police officers kept an extra close eye out for drunk and drugged drivers and extra DUI units were deployed on Sunday. In all, 5 drivers were arrested for DUI, with 2 drivers arrested on Sunday.
On Friday evening a 34-year-old male was seen swerving badly on U.S. 101. He was found to be DUI and found to have a suspended license from a prior DUI offense. He tested at .21 BAC, over twice the legal limit.
Later that night a 32-year-old man was seen running a red light on a turn causing several cars to slam on their brakes to avoid a collision. The driver tested at .35 BAC, nearly 41/2 times the legal limit!
Early Saturday morning a 38-year-old male accidently hit the accelerator instead of the brake and stuck a parked car head-on. He was arrested for DUI and tested at .08 BAC.
On Sunday a 21-year-old female hit two parked cars in front of a house and ended up on the front lawn. She tested at .15 BAC.
And on Sunday evening at about 8:30pm, Ricardo Torres, age 27, was leaving a party when he struck a parked car. He turned the corner where he struck three additional parked cars. He drove a short way further and struck two more parked cars that were in a driveway forcing one of the parked cars to crash into the house. Manriquez' blood alcohol level was .19, nearly 21/2 times the legal limit. In total, 6 cars and a house were damaged in addition to the car Manriquez was driving.
Fortunately there were no injuries associated with a DUI collision over the weekend. The DUI patrols were funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The next planned concentrated DUI enforcement will be Friday, March 17th, Saint Patrick's Day.
Release Authorized by: Gerard Ross
Telephone: (831) 758-7250