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Reckless Drivers, DUI Arrests Keep Deputies Busy

Riverbank Police Services had several calls over the past week. Some of the calls included an individual that was drunk in public, driving under the influence, and reckless driving.

On Monday, Oct. 5, a 41-year-old was found lying face down in the middle of a public sidewalk on Patterson Road. He had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person. The man was determined to be unable to safely care for himself due to his level of intoxication. He was booked into jail to sober up.

Deputies observed a vehicle driving recklessly and conducted a traffic stop on Jackson Avenue and Country Manor Drive on Sunday, Oct. 4. The driver, and sole occupant, was identified as a 38-year-old man. Through their investigation it was determined the man was driving under the influence of alcohol.

On Thursday, Oct. 1 deputies observed a black Ford Mustang driver recklessly spinning donuts in the intersection of Kentucky and Terminal avenues. A traffic enforcement stop was conducted and the driver was cited for California Vehicle Code 23103(a) which is a person who drives a vehicle upon a highway in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving.

Riverbank deputies were also dispatched to the 5300 block of Claus Road in regards to a disturbance on Thursday afternoon. A 28-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the incident after it was determined she was the primary aggressor.

Last week on Monday, Sept. 28 deputies responded to a report of a subject slumped over at the bus stop on Patterson Road and Terminal Avenue. Deputies observed drug paraphernalia sticking out of the man’s pocket. The 25-year-old initially gave a false name. After he was identified he was arrested for the illegal drugs and providing a false name.