DUI Chase in Encino

DUI Chase in Encino, California

On Thursday, May 31st I was walking home from dinner around 10:45 p.m. and I witnessed a DUI chase happening on Ventura Boulevard.  At first, I didn’t notice the car.  It was the crowd that had gathered to watch that got my attention.  Here are the details:

  • The pursuit started approximately at 10:15 p.m. around Tampa Avenue and Vanowen Street in Reseda
  • The pursuit lasted roughly 90 minutes
  • The car involved in the DUI chase was stolen and was a Nissan Sentra
  • The suspect driving the car is Jose Figueroa who is 40 years old
  • The suspect was driving slowly (5-10 mph) and was respecting the traffic signals and stops
  • The suspect was driving with blown out tires
  • Los Angeles Police Department used the following to try to stop the vehicle
    • PIT Maneuvers
    • Spike Strips
    • Boxing of the suspects automobile
  • There were crowds of people on Ventura Boulevard doing
    • Cheering
    • Kicking the car
    • Block the suspect’s vehicle with their cars
  • There was no DUI Accident and no one was injured
  • The video can be found on Facebook 
  • The suspect was eventually stopped at Ventura and Gloria right in front of Hokkaido in Encino.  Ironically on the other side of the street is an Encino Law Firm
  • Jose was booked, possibly in Van Nuys,  on suspicion of felony evading and bail was set at $75,000

DUI Facts

  • Alcohol breath does not equate to being under the influence
  • A police officer must have probable cause to arrest you
  • Diets that are low in carbohydrates can contribute to higher DUI breath test
  • The blood alcohol content (BAC) limit in California is 0.08%
  • The DUI laws apply to motor vehicles not just cars
  • The DUI laws apply to drugs (Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin) and prescription medications
  • DMV will try to suspend your license if convicted

DUI are serious offense for which you should hire an attorney.  Call The Pascher Law Firm for expert representation at an affordable price.  (866) NO-JAIL-1.

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