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By Gar Swaffar     Jun 19, 2012 in Crime
Sonora - Anyone who has had a drink too many can get pulled over for driving under the influence, but twice in twenty-four hours?
Michelle King may not have been drinking, the tests haven't been released as of this time. It is certain, however, that she was driving while impaired. And she just happened to have her one year-old son in the car while she was driving under the influence. The first DUI she got was on Friday evening at 9:30 p.m.
King was booked for a misdemeanor, driving under the influence and a felony child endangerment, after she ran into the curb and got a flat tire.
Roughly twenty fours later, at 9:40 on Saturday evening it was like a deja vu experience! A report of a woman driving erratically in Sonora, Ca. prompted the Police Department to go find her, and sure enough, there she was again. Under the influence and driving around as if she had not a care in the world. And truly, she didn't have as much to worry about, since her child had been taken away the night before and turned over to Tuolumne County Child Protective Services as reported at My MotherLode.
With the local jails in California quickly filling with prisoners released from prison due to AB109 "public safety realignment" King may actually get another chance to go for three in a row. As soon as she gets out for the last infraction that is.
Despite AB109's official title of "Public Safety Realignment Program", those of us in California know it better as the "Prisoner Catch & Release Program."
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