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Mayor announces resignation after crash injures cheerleaders

The mayor of a California city is stepping down amid allegations that he was drunk at the time of a car accident that left four teenage girls injured. The mayor was taken into custody based on the determination of officers on the scene that he was impaired. A breath test indicated that his blood alcohol content was .07 percent, less than California's .08 percent legal limit.

What do defense attorneys look for in DUI breath tests?

A standard part of police traffic stops in which drinking and driving is involved is the breath test. Prosecutors like to use the results of the breath test, commonly known as the Breathalyzer, as evidence in a DUI case. It is supposed to be an objective, scientific way to measure how much alcohol was in the defendant’s body while he or she was driving.

What are the possible penalties for a 1st DUI offense?

Even for someone with a clean criminal record, a drinking and driving conviction in California can have serious consequences. For those who are not aware of the penalties the court can impose for a first-time DUI, here is a rundown of the state law.

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