A baby boy is recovering in a hospital today after an allegedly drunken driver ran into his stroller and knocked down his mother as they were walking in Pebble Beach on Thursday, the California Highway Patrol reported today.
Michael Angel Sanchez Gutierrez, 22, of Seaside, was arrested after the 3:10 p.m. collision on suspicion of felony drunken driving, driving without a license and having no proof of insurance, CHP said.
Witnesses told investigators Gutierrez was traveling between 40 and 55 mph just before the collision. The speed limit at that stretch of the roadway is 25 mph, Starkey said.
Gutierrez was booked into Monterey County jail. The Ford is registered to Jose Lopez of Seaside and the CHP is currently investigating whether Lopez illegally allowed an unlicensed driver to operate his truck.
DUI Laws as they should be:
First offense – Drivers’ license suspended for life. Vehicle impounded. Can never own a car or get insurance for life. Fine equal to 2 years wages.
Second offense – enabler that gave drunk a car loses the car. Another fine – same rate PLUS add the same fine to the enabler.
Third offense – 10 years in jail.