A motorist who was allegedly operating his vehicle in an irregular manner has been charged with driving under the influence, and testing revealed that his blood-alcohol level was recorded at a dangerously high percentage.
On Sunday afternoon, the authorities were notified by more than one person stating that a vehicle was weaving around the road and causing concern that an accident might occur.
When police located the vehicle they believed matched the description of the driver that the people reported they had him come to a stop. The officer who first approached the vehicle alleged that the driver, identified as 50-year-old Ricardo Portillo-Gonzalez, had the odor of alcohol on him.
Portillo-Gonzalez allegedly did not perform up to par on the roadside sobriety testing, and he was said to have visible signs of alcohol intoxication.
The officer determined that there was enough probable cause to place Portillo-Gonzalez under arrest for suspicion of DUI, and he was taken to the county jail in lieu of $500 bond.
According to the affidavit, breath testing was given to Portillo-Gonzalez and his alcohol level registered as .66 the first time, and .64 on the following blow. The authorities gave him a urine test and they are waiting for the results.
After paying his bond the next day Portillo-Gonzalez was let out of jail and he is scheduled to appear in court on December 10 regarding the allegations.
If you or someone you love is suspected of DUI, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.