4 Arrests Made in DUI Enforcement Crackdown in Separate Incidents
Photo: Gilberto Negrete, Ruben Martin, Amanda Lopez and Tristan Reyes
UNION CITY— Police arrested four drivers on DUI charges in separate incidents in response to a traffic accident, and during routine patrols intended to reduce the number of collisions among drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The city was recently awarded a $141,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety designated to prevent and reduce traffic accidents, part of which is being used for stricter DUI law enforcement, including raising public awareness about the dangers of driving while intoxicated by cannabis.
Last weekend police arrested Ruben Martin, 56 of Hayward, on DUI suspicion, following a traffic accident involving two motorcyclists on February 24 at approximately 11:30 p.m., near the intersection of Alvarado-Niles Road and Decoto Boulevard.
According to the police Martin was intoxicated when he turned his vehicle in front of the motorcyclists causing them to crash, resulting in injuries that sent both bikers to the hospital. Responding officers found the injured bikers lying on the ground unconscious.
Shortly after the accident another motorcyclist, Gilberto Negrete, 40 of Hayward was also arrested on DUI suspicion, when a patrol officer spotted him driving erratically near the scene of the earlier crash.
Two additional DUI arrests were made by patrol officers in separate incidents on February 26. Amanda Lopez, 30, and Tristan Reyes, 21, both Union City residents, were arrested in the early morning hours of February 26. They were both arrested in area of Jean Drive and Ruth Way.
Martin, Negrete and Lopez were each booked at Santa Rita Jail, and Reyes was booked at the Fremont Jail.