Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

The Tustin Police Department arrested two DUI drivers early on Sunday morning most likely as these drivers were heading home after Saturday night partying.

The two DUI drivers were both involved in separate car crashes at around 2:45 a.m. One driver struck an Edison power pole and the other struck several parked vehicles.

Fortunately no one was injured in these collisions and both drivers were arrested on DUI charges.

The Tustin Police Department is investigating what happened in these incidents. They did not release the names of the DUI drivers.

So what happens after a DUI arrest? Here is what the California DMV has to say about this:

  • The police officer is required by law to immediately forward a copy of the completed notice of suspension or revocation form along with any driver license taken into possession with a sworn report to DMV.
  • DMV automatically conducts an administrative review that includes an examination of the officer’s report, the suspension or revocation order, and any test results (such as a breathalyzer).
  • You have the right to request a hearing from the DMV within 10 days of receipt of the suspension or revocation order. If the review shows there is no basis for the suspension or revocation, the action will be set aside. You will be notified by the DMV in writing only if the suspension or revocation is set aside following the administrative review.
  • Your driver’s license will be reinstated at the end of the suspension or revocation, provided you pay a $125 reissue fee to the DMV and you file proof of financial responsibility (insurance). The reissue fee remains at $100 if you were under age 21 and were suspended under the Zero Tolerance Law. Show Citation 11If it is determined that there is not a basis for the suspension or revocation, you may apply for a replacement DL at a DMV field office.
  • The DMV suspension or revocation is an immediate administrative action taken against your driving privilege only. This is called Administrative Per Se (APS). Any sanctions imposed by DMV under APS are independent of any court-imposed jail sentence, fine, or other criminal penalty imposed when a person is convicted for driving under the influence (DUI).
  • The suspension or revocation following a conviction in court is a mandatory action for which jail, fine, or other criminal penalty can be imposed.

The Tustin Police Department reminds us that it’s never a good idea to drive impaired, whether under the influence of alcohol or drugs!

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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