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The driver of a commercial truck traveling through Moorpark was pulled over for suspicion of having manufactured license plates leading to his arrest for several infractions.

On May 28, a motorcycle officer reportedly saw a semi-truck displaying a license plate that appeared to be bogus.

The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and spoke with the driver about the plate with the counterfeit characteristics, which had the word “Califas” in the spot designated for the state name. The photo provided by the Sheriff’s Office shows an unevenly shaped black rectangle with raised yellow lettering that was lined up in an irregular fashion.

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When the authorities came across a New Jersey man working as a Lyft driver, they allegedly found that he did not possess a valid driver’s license and that his DMV record displayed more than a few suspensions of his privilege to operate a motor vehicle.

On Saturday night, 57-year-old Leith Crossen was accused of using his Volkswagen Jetta to pick up and transport passengers for the Lyft ride service when he was not legally permitted to do so.

Crossen allegedly took a passenger to their destination on Long Island, and after departing the location his car ran out of gas.

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On Monday, a Baltimore man went to take the driving portion of the testing required to get his driver’s license, but before performing the exam he was taken into custody on several charges after marijuana and a loaded handgun were found in the vehicle he was operating.

When 22-year-old Reginald Wooding Jr. was sitting in a car waiting for his turn to take a road test to get his driver’s license one of the employees of the Motor Vehicle Administration allegedly detected the scent of marijuana. She reported it to a trooper who was on site and Wooding was approached regarding the odor.

After Wooding allegedly willingly gave the trooper a small package containing marijuana that he had it was believed that there was enough justification to warrant searching the automobile.

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blurryThe Orange County Sheriff’s Department has issued a bulletin that their task force will be in full effect on July 4 to combat the increased number of individuals potentially driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). The task force will be deploying deputies and officers to numerous checkpoints throughout Orange County in anticipation of people getting behind the wheel after having too many drinks. The CHP also plans on having additional officers in the field.

Planning ahead is always the best idea. If you are planning on drinking, always designate a sober driver. If you have been drinking and think you may be under the influence, always arrange for an alternate method of getting home. Likewise, if you see someone who is drunk and is attempting to get into their car, take away their keys and help them make other arrangements to getting where they are going safely. Calling a friend, family member, or a taxi is always a better choice than getting behind the wheel.

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camera rollUnder California Vehicle Code §12500, driving without a valid license can result in a citation. Lacking evidence of liability insurance is a violation of Vehicle Code §16028 and a first-time offense can result in a fine of between $100 and $200, plus penalty assessments.

With all of the cards we’re required to keep track of, sometimes we misplace our driver’s license. If your glove compartment is anything like mine, finding a credit card-sized evidence of liability insurance amid a disorganized mess of papers, manuals, sunglasses and loose change is going to be difficult. Add an impatient police officer standing next to your car, and you’re going to get nervous. This nervousness can be misconstrued by the police officer as you being under the influence of a drug and may result in a breath and/or blood test. Even if you are not under the influence, an arrest can often jeopardize your employment and any professional licenses you may hold.

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When a judge orders you not to drive, it’s a good idea to not immediately get behind the wheel as you’re leaving court.

At Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach, individuals charged with driving-related crimes such as DUI were brought before a judge who notified them that their licenses had been suspended. As such, they were no longer permitted to drive. As they were leaving, deputies followed them out of the courtroom to find out how they were getting home.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents of Orange County to plan ahead for festivities tonight that involve alcohol. The agency will be deploying multiple DUI checkpoints throughout the area with the intention of arresting anybody who is driving a vehicle who is under the influence of alcohol.

Sheriff Sandra Hutchens recommends planning ahead to get a safe ride home at the end of the night. Such plans can include designating a sober driver, using a taxi service, or calling a sober friend or family member to give you a ride home. They also recommend taking car keys away from any individual who appears to be intoxicated so they are unable to drive.

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More than one drink may soon be too much and could lead to a DUI arrest. As many know, the legal driving limit in California is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of less than 0.08%. This level was drastically lowered from 0.15% in the 1980s and may now be lowered again.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended that the limit be lowered to 0.05%. Although the NTSB has no authority to make changes itself, it is an influential agency, and can encourage lawmakers to make changes in their respective states, as well as provide financial incentives for states to adopt their suggestions.

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A Florida man Lazaro Sopena, wanted to help his new wife carry on her Vietnamese surname, and so decided to change his last name to Dinh when they were married in honor of his wife–opposite the usual custom of women adopting their husbands’ surnames.

After their marriage, he presented his marriage license to his local DMV showing that he had a new last name in effort to obtain an updated driver’s license, just as a woman would. The agency granted his request and issued a new license without any complications.

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Being arrested for driving under the influence in Orange County can be stressful, especially if it is during a DUI sobriety checkpoint. As a DUI offender, you are looking at consequences such as heavy fines and lengthy license suspensions. As a multiple DUI offender, you could be facing severe consequences that could include jail time. The only way to get the best representation during both the DMV and criminal court process is to have an experienced Orange County Drunk Driving Lawyer who knows the laws.

This upcoming weekend, Orange County will be conducting at least two DUI sobriety checkpoints, with the potential of others that have not yet been announced. In San Juan Capistrano, residents can expect a DUI sobriety checkpoint to occur on Friday, September 23rd between the hours of 6:30pm and 2:30am as well as in Costa Mesa on Saturday, September 24th from 6pm until 2am. Both of these locations are currently undisclosed, meaning that they will be occurring within the city limits but arresting officials are not providing the exact cross streets or location.

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