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Multiple DUI Offender to Serve 6 Days of 120-Day Sentence

SACRAMENTO, CA – After a rough past with multiple DUIs, rehab and life as a single mother, a defendant will serve probation, register in an alcohol education program and serve jail time, surrendering on March 4 for a driving under the influence charge.

Though the defendant was not present in court, her attorney, R. Allaye Chan, Jr., represented her this week before Judge Philip F. Stanger in Sacramento County Superior Court Department 84.

She was charged with having a high BAC and also admitting violation of a previous probation, so there was a discussion about sentencing her to a three-year license suspension.

Attorney Chan said her client had no treatment whatsoever from her previous two misdemeanors and said, “Frankly, I think she’s got PTSD from a previous domestic violence relationship.”

Chan said the defendant went into a 30-day rehab, which she completed. He added she has attended at least 150 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and said proof was provided to Deputy District Attorney Kelly Mulcahy and the court.

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Lawyer: Suspect in pedestrian death had nothing to hide

WOODLAND — The attorney for a man accused of fleeing the scene of a fatal collision near Woodland last summer says he has proof that his client wasn’t trying to hide crucial evidence in the case.

Hours after he allegedly struck 17-year-old Claudia Marie Gonzalez on northbound Interstate 5, Camron Matthew Ervin got a public-nuisance ticket on his damaged 1998 Buick Park Avenue, “telling him that he was going to have his car towed and face hundreds of dollars in fines if he did not remove or repair the car,” defense lawyer Richard Chan said.

Chan showed copies of the ticket to reporters following Ervin’s arraignment Thursday in Yolo Superior Court, where the 27-year-old Sacramento resident pleaded not guilty to charges of felony hit-and-run and driving on a suspended license in connection with the July 5 collision.

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Suspect arraigned in hit-and-run death of Woodland teen

A Sacramento man accused of hit-and-run in the death of Woodland teen Claudia Reyes made his first court appearance Thursday. Camron Matthew Ervin is charged with one count of felony hit-and-run causing death, plus a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended license. The second charge comes with an enhancement because Ervin already was convicted in Sacramento County last May for driving on a suspended license.

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