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A Dark Night on Hill Street.

On 2/3/09 at 1:50 am on the 200 block of Hill Street, a patrolling officer observed a man driving his vehicle without headlights on during the hours of darkness (an offence). The officer stopped the vehicle and discovered that the driver was driving with a suspended drivers license, and also that a passenger in the vehicle was in possession of an open can of beer (an offence). This piqued the officers’ interest and so the officer conducted a series of field sobriety tests and from the results of those tests the officer formed the opinion that the driver was DUI (Driving Under the Influence of an alcoholic beverage). The driver was arrested and transported to a local hospital where blood was taken in order to measure his blood alcohol level. The results of these tests were clearly not in the drivers favor because he was later booked for DUI, driving on a suspended license, AND an outstanding warrant. The passenger was eventually released, but not until after he was cited for possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle.

Not Enough I.D.

At 3:04 in the morning on Thursday February 5 2009, observant officers observed a man who was sleeping underneath The City of Santa Monica’s Pier, an act which clearly put him in violation of the very well known City’s “Pier Trespassing” ordinance. The officers discovered that the man was not in possession of any forms of identification, and was so placed under arrest and escorted to jail. Upon arrival at the Santa Monica jail, it transpired that the man was on probation, and was thus booked for trespassing underneath the pier, and being in violation of probation.

Too Much I.D.

Monday, February 2 2009, 1:28 am. Police officers responded to a report of a fight that was alleged to be taking place at the corner of 15th Street and Wilshire Boulevard. Upon arrival, the officers looked but could not find a fight. They did, however, find a person who matched the description of one of the reported combatants. As the officers spoke to the man, it became apparent to them that he was drunk, but, unlike the character in the previous report, this man was in possession of a California ID card, a social security card, and a resident alien card. Unfortunately, all three cards were counterfeit, and so the officers arrested the man. He was later booked for public intoxication and possession of deceptive government identifications.

Napping in Norm’s

At 3:30 in the morning on Monday, January 2, officers from the Santa Monica Police Department responded to a call from the Norm’s Restaurant, (24 hour restaurant, I presume) that claimed there was a drunken man who had passed out in a booth in the restaurant. Upon arrival, the officers determined that the man was under the influence of alcohol and unable to exercise care for his own safety (or presumably anybody else’s) and so placed him under arrest. He was taken to the Santa Monica jail and booked for public intoxication.

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