Long Beach officer sentenced to 20 days community service for DUI
WESTMINSTER, Calif.—A Long Beach police officer was sentenced to 20 days of community service for his guilty plea today to misdemeanor drunken driving while off duty.
Eddie Sanchez, 30, was also ordered to take three months of first-offender alcohol-awareness classes and attend a panel sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving in which victims of drunk drivers tell their stories, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office.
Sanchez was also put on three years of informal probation.
Sanchez left a Long Beach bar about 4:30 p.m. May 24 and got into his 2003 Nissan Altima to visit a friend in Stanton, according to prosecutors.
Sanchez was weaving before stopping at a red light in Garden Grove and idled there even after the light changed to green, according to prosecutors.
Several drivers behind him honked as one motorist walked up to his car, reached inside and turned off the ignition, according to the District Attorney's Office.
Sanchez's blood-alcohol level was measured at .16, twice the legal limit, according to prosecutors.
For a decade, 0.08 has been the blood alcohol benchmark to consider a driver intoxicated
National Transportation Safety Board would like to see a nationwide 0.05 level
The board would also like to see swifter action on taking away offenders’ licenses
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This time, the 23-year-old ex-St. Louis Ram was arrested about 11:30 p.m. Friday in the 3700 block of Calle Casino, where Young fled on foot when officers arrived.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Chris Brown sat alone in court for 35 minutes on Friday while his lawyer talked with the judge and prosecutor behind closed doors in his probation violation case.
The judge emerged from his chambers to order Brown to come back on June 10 because lawyers need more time to look at “additional discovery” in his case.
While not much happened in Friday’s hearing before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Brandlin, ultimately it could be big trouble for the singer.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors invites county residents to the 12th annual L.A. County Cesar E. Chavez Community Service Week cultural and educational activities March 25 – 31.
Residents may also join county employees in the food drive conducted in partnership with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.