Jack Hauptman, a 24-year-old resident of Santa Rosa, was arrested for driving under the influence after a solo vehicle collision yesterday. This was Hauptman's second DUI arrest in three weeks.
Santa Rosa Police Officers were dispatched to the scene of the accident in the 3500 block of westbound Highway 12, as reported by the Santa Rosa Police Department. The responding officers, accompanied by Fire and Medical personnel, found an overturned silver Subaru Outback with Hauptman as the only occupant.
Officers, noting signs of intoxication, conducted a DUI investigation. The results revealed a blood alcohol content (BAC) nearly three times the legal limit. After receiving treatment for minor injuries, Hauptman was charged with DUI above 0.08%.
A check of Hauptman's records showed a previous DUI arrest three weeks prior. Hauptman's BAC at that time had also been well over the legal limit.
In California, DUI fines can vary between $390 and $5,000. Additional penalty assessments and fees can push the total cost up to $18,000, depending on the severity of the DUI charge. DUI offenders may also be required to pay compensation in cases involving injury or property damage.
The Santa Rosa Police Department reaffirms its commitment to ensure the safety of local roadways. It has stated that DUI enforcement will continue to be a critical priority.