Newport Beach Reckless Driving Leads to High Speed Chase


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Newport Beach Reckless Driving Leads to High Speed Chase

Newport Beach Reckless Driving Leads to High Speed Chase.  An Orange County Reckless Driving case in Newport Beach leads to a high speed chase and criminal charges of felony evading arrest.

The Newport Beach Police Department received a call of reckless driving and a local news helicopter covered the high speed chase that resulted.

Newport Beach Reckless Driving Leads to High Speed Chase.

On Reddit, people were quick to claim “methamphetamine”, or some other drug addiction issue.  Newport Beach is home to many rehab homes, including a Newport Beach rehabilitation center that actress and celebrity Lindsay Lohan stayed at, very briefly.

The Orange County Register advised that the Laguna Beach Police Department had put down spike strips to try to stop the driver, unsuccessfully, and the Los Angeles Times had a story that revealed that the driver actually had travelled through Lake Forest, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach and, finally, Huntington Beach, where the final PIT maneuver was done, stopping the vehicle.

KNBC, who filmed the above video, videotaped a dramatic message from the driver’s mother, who claimed he may have suffered from bipolar disorder, not driving under the influence of drugs. 

Newport Beach Reckless Driving Leads to High Speed Chase

Reckless Driving is made against the law in Vehicle Code section VC 23103.  It makes punishment for a first offense of reckless driving up to a maximum of several thousand dollars in fines, a jail sentence of up to 90 days, their car impounded for up to 30 days, and have their license suspended for a month. A second or third violation of reckless driving, or if someone was injured as a result of a person’s reckless driving, can result in a mandatory license suspension for a year and up to 6 months in jail.

Aside from the court punishment of potential jail, and certain mandatory fines, the DMV will also get involved once there is a no contest or guilty plea to reckless driving.  That is because reckless driving carries two points against your driving record once you are convicted.

In order to avoid a negligent operator suspension, you cannot have the following on your driving record, to avoid a DMV suspension under California Vehicle Code Section 12810(c), your driving record must have less than the following, looking back from 1 year to 3 years:

  • 4 or more points in 12 months,
  • 6 points in 24 months, or
  • 8 points in 36 months.

If you have questions or need an Orange County Reckless Driving Lawyer, call our firm at (877) 942-3090, or use the contact form on our website anytime.


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