Two men were sentenced to prison terms Wednesday for DUI convictions in Sonoma County, the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday. Juan Bamaca-Velasquez, 37, of Santa Rosa, pleaded no contest in October to felony charges of driving while under the influence causing injury and hit-and-run involving injury, according to the district attorney’s office.
Prosecutors said Bamaca-Velasquez caused a multi-vehicle crash on May 3, 2013, when he rear-ended another driver midday at College Avenue and North Street in Santa Rosa. One person was injured in the crash. Bamaca-Velasquez fled from the crash but police soon caught up with him. A Breathalyzer test revealed his breath alcohol level to be between 0.35 and 0.37 percent, four times the legal limit, prosecutors said. He had two prior convictions of driving with a breath alcohol concentration above 0.3 percent. Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Gary Medvigy sentenced Bemaca-Velasques to serve four years and eight months in state prison, prosecutors said.
Alejandro Rodriguez-Campos, 43, of Santa Rosa, was convicted on Nov. 18 of driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.26 percent, prosecutors said. He was spotted by a California Highway Patrol officer on June 5, 2013, weaving into oncoming traffic on River Road in Sonoma County. He has six prior drunken driving convictions in Sonoma County in the last 10 years and previously served a prison sentence. Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Shelly Averill sentenced Rodriguez-Campos to serve four years in state prison, the maximum possible term, prosecutors said. His driving privileges will be revoked for 10 years once he is released.
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