CHP makes DUI arrest

pasOn Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at approximately 3:30 PM, the California Highway Patrol Bishop Communications Center received a call of an erratic driver traveling on northbound US-395, near Tom’s Place.  An officer assigned to the Mammoth Lakes Resident post located the vehicle on School Road, east of US-395.  The officer contacted the driver (Ms. Randia Rayle, age 25) and noted objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication.  The officer conducted a driving under the influence (DUI) investigation.  Ms. Rayle performed field sobriety tests and provided a breath sample.  The preliminary alcohol screening device indicated Ms. Rayle’s blood alcohol content was approximately 0.26%, more than three times the legal limit.  Ms. Rayle was arrested for DUI and subsequently booked into the Mono County Jail in Bridgeport, California.  Ms. Rayle was issued a driver license suspension and her vehicle was towed from the scene.

Lieutenant R. D. Cohan, commander of the California Highway Patrol Bridgeport Area, said, “This late afternoon arrest demonstrates DUI is a 24 hour a day issue.  The citizen who called in to report this driver probably saved a life.  Please, if you see a drunk driver call 911.”

 

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Orange County DUI Attorney
Orange County DUI Attorney
7 years ago

Extremely dangerous behavior. She was lucky that no one was killed. Often times one DUI mistake can be enough to ruin lives. Hopefully she can learn from this.

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago

Attorney, I dispute your comment . You said “Often times”. I have heard the average drunk driver drives drunk over two thousand times in their life before they are ever sighted for DUI.

ferdinand lopez
ferdinand lopez
7 years ago

seems to be some alcohol abuse from these bloggers

JUST THE FACTS
JUST THE FACTS
7 years ago

TRY AGAIN TROUBLE! BEEN THROUGHT HE COURTS ALREADY AND UPHELD…. Generally, an anonymous telephone tip is not going to be sufficient to justify a detention, although it can be if there is a sufficient basis–such as predicting future behavior–for thinking the tip is worthy of belief. (J.L. (2000) 529 U.S.… Read more »

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
7 years ago
Reply to  JUST THE FACTS

I agree with just about everything you said except about the police. They are professionals who are doing the job the society gives them to do as impartially as possible. Humans make mistakes and cannot be completely objective. If police and the legal system today do seem to protect business… Read more »

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
7 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

Ken, it isn’t all a grand plot. Some idiot was reeling drunk driving a motor vehicle on a public highway. Someone called the cops to report it like you might call the cops to report a burglar or an assault, the cops found the person driving drunk, witness their driving,… Read more »

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
7 years ago

I don’t understand your comment DT. I think the cops did the right thing. Why do you think that I think otherwise?

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
7 years ago

Drunk drivers scare me. Yet alcohol is legal and promoted in the media as being really cool. Same with tobacco. Some here have said that meth is the scourge of the Earth. It’s none of the substances that are at fault. It’s the people who use them. But there I… Read more »

The Aggressive Progressive
The Aggressive Progressive
7 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

“its the people who use them” Geez Ken, I’m one to think society shouldn’t be taken off the hook, especially when we realize the punitive approach to drug use isn’t working to deter future use or the production of, we know it’s a cultural norm to look down on drug… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

Those are interesting stats Ken. I’d like to know how many of our teens died last year on legally prescribed drugs?

Thanks also to Officer Watson for taking time to reply to my rumblings! It’s good to hear all views on some issues.

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Alcohol and tobacco are legal…

Sierra Lady
Sierra Lady
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

^ That’s CHIEF Watson.

B. Richter

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago

Blaze, I never supported drinking and driving. If you want to accuse me of standing up for OUR CIVIL RIGHTS I will be happy to discuss your false accusations here!

BlazeWhitney
BlazeWhitney
7 years ago

Trouble please read the following link: http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/family-boy-15-killed-pedestrian-accident-died-tryi/nZNMM/ This will show you what a 25 year female that has been drinking is capable of. This female killed my nephew because nobody turned her in. She has not spent a day in jail and won’t even go to court for two more… Read more »

Roy
Roy
7 years ago

With her .26 she was a extreme danger to the public… I have no use for drunk drivers as I have seen more than my share of people killed injured by a drunk driver….Trouble when you lose a loved one to a drunk driver maybe you will have a different… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago
Reply to  Roy

Roy, I really don’t think it’s o.k. to drink and drive at any level, I personally don’t. But when our gov’t bodies abuse our civil rights and play on peoples fears, as these press releases clearly does, I will never stand by silent. For this police press release to say… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble…If you truly feel it’s wrong to drink and drive,and don’t do it yourself,you should let it go and not defend those that do…what it does is offend people,especially those that have lost friends and family because of a DUI driver….and what it also does is make you look stupid… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Wayne, police can not pull people over because someone calls 911 and says you are drunk only . The cops are playing you if you believe that. They have to witness you breaking the law. If you are a fleeing felon it is a different story. Drunk driving is not… Read more »

disgruntled citizen
disgruntled citizen
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

The call is reasonable suspision if coupled with seeing the car failure to maintain a lane….

Dan Watson
Dan Watson
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble, you’re confusing probable cause to arrest with PC to make a stop. An officer cannot arrest someone solely because of a 911 call that a driver was erratic. The officer can use that call to make a stop of the vehicle to investigate further. The decision to make a… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

“Wayne, police can not pull people over because someone calls 911 and says you are drunk only . The cops are playing you if you believe that.” Not true. This very topic is currently being argued in the “Navarette v. California” case. We will have a decision at some point… Read more »

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
7 years ago

Isn’t it amazing considering the years of efforts to educate people not to drink and drive that people still do? What does it take to get the message through these thick skulls? And this particular person wasn’t just a little buzzed. He would have been slurring his words like a… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
7 years ago

THANK YOU to the person reporting this erratic driver on HWY 395 and helping to get them off the street..I’m planning a fishing trip to Tom’s Place soon,and sure wouldn’t want my mini-vacation ruined by getting run off the road and into a ditch by some (alleged) drunk driver…she blew… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Good luck fishing at Tom’s Place Wayne. Their aquarium is empty. Any way, I know I’ll get accused of sticking up for all the drunk drivers again, but I am really amazed that the police believe they are our life saving hero’s for locking up some 25 year girl and… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble….I’m not even going to go into your defense of another DUI driver…Roy says it best….what it will take is for you or a loved one to experience FIRST HAND the damage and carnage they do.. ..as far as saying the “aquarium is empty” at Tom’s Place….don’t know what you… Read more »

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

A 21 year old female (who was convicted of DUI when she was 17) drove drunk on the Pomona Freeway last month, at 100 mph, in the wrong direction, and killed a family of 4, her best friend, AND her own sister. Since she was previously convicted, she now faces… Read more »

Diana king
Diana king
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

This young lady has some serious problems and needs help. Hopefully this jail time will be the first step to her recovery.Thank you to the person that called this in.