SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) – A person from Santa Rosa was sentenced to state jail Thursday after being convicted of driving below the affect for a tenth time, prosecutors mentioned.
In accordance with the Sonoma County District Lawyer’s workplace, a choose sentenced 40-year-old Salvador Moreno-Botello to the utmost sentence of three years, after a jury final month discovered him responsible of driving whereas intoxicated.
Prosecutors mentioned on February 12, Moreno-Botello was seen parking close to the Joe Rodota Path off Freeway 12 in Santa Rosa earlier than he stumbled out of his automotive to urinate. A paramedic who contacted Moreno-Botello known as police, saying he had fled on foot down the path.
Moreno-Botello was discovered by police about 45 minutes later when he tried to stroll away from the officers. Testing revealed he had a blood alcohol of 0.24%, 3 times the authorized restrict.
“Selecting to drive impaired is selecting to place different lives in peril,” District Lawyer Jill Ravitch mentioned in a press release. “My workplace will proceed to aggressively prosecute any and all such circumstances, and can search prolonged sentences for any repeat offender.”
In accordance with Ravitch’s workplace, Moreno-Botello had 9 different earlier DUI convictions, 5 of which have been felonies. A search of courtroom information confirmed a number of DUI convictions in Sonoma County relationship again to 2002.