More than 2,200 DUI cases are under review by Orange County prosecutors after it was disclosed that the OC crime lab overstated blood alcohol tests, the Los Angeles Times reported today. The “human error” occurred over a five month period, and was discovered by a routine audit on October 10, 2013.
Both the OC D.A.’s office and the crime lab downplayed the effect of the errors, noting that the “calibration … Read More
Governor Jerry Brown made several appointments to the Department of Motor Vehicles this week, including the permanent appointment of acting director Jean Shimoto as Director. The Governor chose Hugo Lopez to serve as Chief Deputy Director, and Mike McGowan, a 21-year veteran Yolo County supervisor, to helm Strategic Planning and Policy. Finally, attorney David Harris was appointed Chief Counsel though like Ms. Shimoto, already had been serving in that … Read More
SBWire reports today the results of a survey conducted over a four month period by the folks at DMV.com. While all the headlines say people want to privatize the DMV, the actual question posed was “Would you consider having private 3rd parties provide DMV services?” 65% said yes to the question as phrased.… Read More
In what might be a case of first impression in California, a San Diego woman was ticketed Tuesday for driving while wearing Google Glass, supposedly a violation of VC 27602. The section prohibits TVs and monitors from being turned on and facing a driver. She posted her ticket on Google+.… Read More
Kurtis Ming‘s Call Kurtis piece on Sacramento’s CBS affiliate reports a Carmichael man’s nightmare after the City of San Jose lost the payments he sent for a traffic ticket. Apparently #DMV was no help even though he showed proof of payment by certified check. Eventually the tab exceeded $800, and he had his tax refund seized and his wage, garnished.… Read More