Case # 18CM06849

Date: July 31, 2018

OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER ARRAIGNED FOR DUI AFTER FALLING ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL ON 55 FREEWAY

SANTA ANA, Calif. – An off-duty Garden Grove Police Department (GGPD) officer was arraigned yesterday for driving under the influence (DUI) after falling asleep at the wheel on the 55 freeway.

Defendant

Charges

Maximum Sentence

Court Date

Jared Russell Doyle, 32

 

Charged on July 3, 2018, with the following misdemeanor counts:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol
  • Driving with blood alcohol content (BAC) .08 percent or more

Six months in county jail

Pre-trial Hearing

Sept. 5, 2018, 8:30 a.m.

Department C-60, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana

Circumstances of the Case

  • At the time of the crime, Doyle was employed as a police officer with GGPD and was off-duty.
  • On May 27, 2018, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Doyle is accused of driving on the 55 freeway while under the influence of alcohol and weaving between lanes.
  • The defendant is accused of falling asleep at the wheel and coming to a stop in the middle of the freeway.
  • Witnesses called 911 and California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers responded to the scene.
  • CHP arrested Doyle, who is accused of having a blood alcohol content of 0.16 percent.

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Jeffrey Kirk, Special Prosecutions Unit

 



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