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October 2016 Archives

Man sentenced in DUI case

A Northern California man was sentenced to two years in state prison after he plead no contest to child endangerment and drunk driving charges. The child endangerment charge was a felony while the drunk driving charge was a misdemeanor. He was originally stopped by the California Highway Patrol on Jan. 26 after being observed driving 90 miles per hour on Highway 101 in Redwood City.

Ongoing California gang feud in Fairfield leads to 1 death

According to court documents filed by a Fairfield Police Department detective, an ongoing feud between two gangs in Fairfield led to the death of one 16-year-old boy and another being injured. Officers report that the 16-year-old who died and his assailant belonged to rival gangs.

Sexual assault law gives harsher punishments

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that lengthen the prison sentences for those who are convicted of sexual assault. The two laws, which came about as a response to the results of Brock Turner's rape case, end the ability for those convicted of sexually assaulting unconscious individuals from seeking short prison sentences.

New law will put ignition interlock on first time offenders' cars

Drunk driving laws in California are about to get tougher. A bill that will become a law on the first day of 2019 will require all first-time DUI offenders to have ignition interlock devices installed in their vehicles, or face driving restrictions.

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