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Benicia Police Department
Monday March 28th, 2011 :: 11:15 a.m. PDT


Benicia Police Team With Probation for DUI Compliance Sweeps.

Solano County Probation has a grant through the State of California Office of Traffic Safety to conduct follow up checks on probationers that have multiple convictions for DUI or have had DUI's with either injury accidents or endangering children.

Friday night, four probation officers teamed up with Benicia PD two Traffic Officers (Sgt. Frank Hartig and Officer Mark Simonson) and contacted and searched nine Benicia residences.
One resident on Greenbrier Court (Herman Brinkman, 70 year old male) was cited for driving on a suspended drivers license as he arrived while officers were present. Alcohol was found in his residence, which must remain alcohol free pursuant to his probation conditions. He was cited for the suspended license violation along with violating his probation and released at the scene.

At a residence on the 800 block of Oxford Way, a 28 year old Benicia resident was contacted (Sean Carter). He was arrested as he tested positive for having alcohol in his system and alcohol was found in his residence. The terms of his probation state he must maintain an alcohol free residence and abstain from alcohol. Booked into FFBCJ.

A 34 year old Benicia resident was contacted at his residence in the 1200 block of East 3rd Street (Jeremy Maher). He was found to have alcohol in his system and upon searching his residence per the terms of his probation, a glass narcotic smoking pipe was found. He admitted consuming alcohol and admitted to using methamphetamine two days prior. He was booked into Solano County Jail.

Five residences were searched per terms of the subjects probation and all five were found to be in compliance. One residence was searched per terms of probation and it was learned this subject had moved out of state with out notifying Probation. A warrant will be issued for his arrest.

"Unfortunately, convicted drunk drivers continue to re-offend," said Benicia Police Traffic Sergeant Frank Hartig, who participated in this enforcement effort. "Our department is very willing to team up with the Probation Department to conduct these types of enforcement efforts."

For information on this press release, please contact Lt. Mike Daley at (707)590-4259 or by e-mail.

Benicia Police Department
200 East L Street
Benicia, CA 94510

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Non-emergencies: 707-745-3411

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