On Sunday morning March 1st, a car chase followed by a foot pursuit resulted in the arrest of a man in Wildomar, CA for suspicion of reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, and driving under the influence of drugs, according to news sources. Jonathan Iniguez, a 23-year-old resident of Riverside, was booked into the Southwest Detention Center following the incident.
The Press Enterprise news article said the incident took place just before 4:30 in the morning when deputies who were on patrol noticed a 2005 Toyota Corolla weaving from lane to lane. The deputies followed the Corolla in an attempt to get the driver to pull over, however he continued driving erratically, swerving into oncoming lanes and failing to stop at traffic signals.
Eventually, Iniguez lost control of his vehicle and struck a fire hydrant in front of a grocery/liquor store, according to a written statement from sheriff’s officials. He then fled on foot, however deputies apprehended him on Shay Lane. Upon being caught, Iniguez was taken to a hospital after complaining of pain.
Reckless driving and DUI are both serious offenses; driving with a suspended license only adds to the negative consequences an individual will face after allegedly committing a crime.
Michigan DUI attorneys know that when most people think of driving under the influence, they assume the person was driving under the influence of alcohol. DUI is an offense that applies to both alcohol and drugs, or any substance that can impair and individual’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. In Michigan, individuals may be charged with OWPD, or Operating with Any Presence of a Drug. This offense carries serious penalties for those found guilty including possible jail time, fines, license suspension, community service, and more. Any subsequent offense will result in penalties that are even more serious.
If you have been arrested or charged with any offense involving the operation of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, contact a highly skilled and capable Michigan DUI lawyer for legal guidance and support immediately.