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Sleeping California driver accused of drunk driving

Advances in technology change the way people perform everyday tasks. For example, self-driving cars can change how people move from place to place. However, police claim that a driver in California was using a self-driving vehicle in a way that is inconsistent with its intent, resulting in the man's arrest following drunk driving allegations.

The incident happened just after 3:30 a.m. on a day in early December. According to reports, police noticed a driver sleeping while behind the wheel of a self-driving vehicle. Police say that though they attempted to attract the man's attention with the use of sirens and lights for approximately seven miles, they were unsuccessful.

California murder leads to arrest of victim's son

As many people across the country have experienced, families can often be complicated. But while time spent together can involve turmoil, it rarely results in violence regardless of the conflict that families may experience. Unfortunately, police in California have recently accused a man of murder following the death his mother.

Police became involved on a day in late October when they were asked to perform a welfare check on a 64-year-old woman. They reportedly discovered the woman in her home, deceased, suffering from multiple stab wounds. In early November, law enforcement officials conducted an interview with the woman's son, who lives in another state.

Vehicular manslaughter claim after man killed in California

Drivers must be constantly on the lookout while they are driving. However, even the most vigilant of drivers may be unable to properly respond to unexpected conditions. For example, a person sitting in the roadway may be difficult to see, potentially resulting in a collision. Despite this, a California driver is now facing an accusation of vehicular manslaughter after his vehicle allegedly struck a man in the roadway.

The incident happened at approximately 11:30 p.m. on a day in November. According to reports, the 53-year-old victim was sitting in the roadway. Police say that he was struck by a white van driven by a 36-year-old man.

Criminal defense: California men charged following alleged thefts

In the aftermath of a disaster, there is often a great deal of confusion. In some circumstances, it may be difficult to determine what actions a person has taken and for what reason. Unfortunately, two men are likely considering their criminal defense following their recent arrests related to events that allegedly occurred after the Camp Fire evacuation in California.

Police claim that officers were patrolling an evacuated area one afternoon on a day in mid-November. According to reports, a utility worker approached them and reported seeing two men looting. Police say they then saw two men, ages 41 and 48, enter a home.

Woman accused of drunk driving after California crash

Drivers often struggle to respond to the actions of others. If another driver attempts a left turn into the path of another, for example, it may be difficult for oncoming vehicles to respond in time to avoid a collision. Unfortunately, a woman in California has recently been charged with drunk driving following a crash involving a driver attempting a left turn.

The incident that led to the woman's arrest happened just after 4 a.m. on a day in late October. According to reports, a 72-year-old man was attempting a left turn at what is described as a major intersection. Unfortunately, another driver entered the intersection, striking the man's vehicle.

California woman suspected of vehicular manslaughter

Car accidents can happen at any time of day for a variety of different reasons. Something as simple as reaching for a dropped item can cause a driver to temporarily drift to the left or the right. Despite this, police in California believe that alcohol may have played a role in a recent accident involving a bicyclist, resulting in accusations of vehicular manslaughter.

The accident happened one evening on a day in late October. According to reports, a bicyclist was westbound on the shoulder of a California road. Unfortunately, police say that a vehicle driven by a 24-year-old woman veered onto the shoulder, striking the cyclist.

California man accused of murder in friend's death

When a life is lost, there are -- understandably -- many questions that must be answered. Unfortunately, the answers to these questions can be complicated and may only come after a lengthy investigation. If police jump to conclusions, it is possible that incorrect assumptions may be made. Unfortunately, a man in California was recently charged with the murder of a woman who was reportedly a friend.

Police became involved in the incident when they came across a disabled vehicle with a 55-year-old man during the early morning hours of a day in October. Police claim that man spontaneously confessed that he "may have killed" someone in a hotel room. Officers who initially contacted the man contacted police in the area where the man indicated that the motel was located. Police claim that the body of a 55-year-old woman was discovered soon afterward.

2 friends charged with drunk driving in California

As any driver knows, a car accident can happen at any moment, for a variety of different reasons. However, it might be easy for police to automatically suspect that alcohol was a factor in an accident that occurs at certain times, such as during the early morning hours. Unfortunately, two friends are now facing accusations of drunk driving in California after a recent crash.

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. on a day in October. According to reports, the two men, ages 23 and 24, were driving separate vehicles as they headed north on a California road, with one following the other. The older male reportedly lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a sound wall while the other man struck the curb before coming to a stop in the yard of a residence.

California woman accused of vehicular manslaughter

When suspected of a crime, many people are unsure of where to turn for help. Often, they may think that there is no harm in discussing the allegations against them with police. However, the information provided can often be used in unsuspected ways, potentially resulting in criminal charges and an arrest. In fact, a woman in California was recently arrested, suspected of vehicular manslaughter, after talking with police.

The accident that led to the 55-year-old woman's arrest happened on a day in late September. Reports indicate that an older tan sports utility vehicle struck a 14-year-old girl as she crossed the street on the way to high school. The victim was transported to the hospital but died later that day. The driver allegedly failed to remain at the scene.

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