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GREENFIELD — Greenfield resident Daniel Dejesus Garcia, 23, was sentenced Dec. 11 to two years and eight months in state prison after pleading guilty to driving while under the influence (DUI) of alcohol with a prior felony.

On March 24, 2023, Garcia was driving while intoxicated and hit a parked vehicle resulting in no injuries but causing damage to the vehicle. He attempted to flee the scene on foot but was apprehended by law enforcement.

A chemical test revealed that Garcia had a blood alcohol concentration of between .25 and .27. At the time of the collision, he was on probation for a prior felony driving under the influence offense. 

The case was investigated by the Greenfield Police Department and prosecuted by the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office specialized DUI Vertical Prosecution Unit. 

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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