Former Visalia Officer Arrested on DUI Charges for Second Time

Former Visalia Officer Arrested on DUI Charges for Second Time

VISALIA – A former police officer who pleaded no contest to DUI charges in court last week was arrested just Wednesday morning on suspicion of DUI.

California Highway Patrol Officers arrested 33-year-old Erica Martinez around 3 a.m. after determining that her blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit. She was booked at the Bob Wiley Detention Facility on $10,000 bail.

Martinez had previously been arrested for DUI around 2 a.m. on Aug. 4, 2013. Martinez’ BMW had crashed into a Jeep in northwest Visalia. Martinez, who was an officer with the Visalia Police Department at that time, was arrested on suspicion of DUI. The department placed her on administrative leave and was later returned to patrol duty, before being fired in May.

Martinez pleaded no contest to the 2013 DUI last week. She was sentenced to three days in jail, 40 hours of community service, five years probation, and DUI classes.

A second conviction on this latest charge could mean up to a year in jail and 18 months in an alcoholic rehabilitation program.

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ABC: CHP arrests Visalia police officer for DUI

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