The Blotter | Two DUIs on Grand Avenue

There were two separate incidents involving DUI in Piedmont in the past week. The first occurred on Sept 30. at 1:52 a.m. on Grand Avenue.

A Piedmont police officer observed a silver 2015 Mazda 3 driving at an “excessive” speed, according to Piedmont Police Capt. Chris Monahan. The vehicle was stopped and the driver identified. The officer observed slurred speech and alcohol on the male driver’s breath.

The driver performed “poorly” on field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI and taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

A second suspected DUI happened early the next morning on Grand Avenue as well. A white 2003 Cadillac Deville was observed by an officer driving at an excessive speed, according to Monahan. The driver was pulled over, identified, and the officer observed red, bloodshot eyes in the driver and smelt suspected marijuana in the vehicle. Officers conducted field sobriety tests and suspected the male driver was under the influence of narcotics and alcohol, according to Monahan.

A glass pipe was found in the vehicle.

The man was arrested for DUI and possession of paraphernalia and taken to Santa Rita Jail.

On Oct. 6, a U-Haul van that had been reported stolen was located on Highland Avenue. The driver was the renter of the vehicle and U-Haul decided not to press charges. The driver was released on the scene and the van was towed.

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