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June 15, 2021

Greenfield man sentenced to prison for 5th DUI

GREENFIELD — Greenfield resident Ismael Cenobio Isidro, 22, was sentenced to prison Jan. 5 for two incidences of driving with a blood alcohol level in excess of the legal limit.

In the first incident, on May 3, 2020, at 10:25 a.m., a Soledad resident reported that a person, later identified as Isidro, was seen driving up to his residence in a Nissan Sentra and parking. They further reported that he was blasting music and drinking alcohol in the car. 

The citizen had confronted Isidro, and, in response, Isidro threw beer bottles at him. When officers arrived on the scene, they located broken glass beer bottles on the pavement. 

Once officers contacted Isidro, it became obvious that he was intoxicated and an evidentiary breath test showed that his blood alcohol level was .19%, which is more than double the legal limit. A search of Isidro’s Nissan revealed six empty Modelo beer bottles. 

In the second incident, on June 27, 2020, at about 6:40 a.m., CHP officers observed a vehicle stopped on the wrong way of Metz Road with a flat tire. Officers approached the vehicle and observed Isidro, asleep at the wheel, with multiple empty beer cans and bottles strewn about the floorboard and center console of the car. 

Officers knocked on the driver side window and woke Isidro, who fumbled to open the window for them, ultimately setting off his car alarm. Once Isidro was able to exit the vehicle, it was clear to the officers that he was under the influence of alcohol. 

A blood test result would later reveal that Isidro had a blood alcohol level of .089%. In California, anyone who drives with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher is legally presumed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol. 

Isidro pled to felony charges of driving with an excessive blood alcohol level for both of the above incidents, which were charged as felonies due to Isidro having suffered three prior DUI misdemeanor convictions. 

Judge Carrie M. Panetta sentenced Isidro to serve two years in prison for his conduct. 

These cases were investigated by Soledad Police Officer Fernando Flores and California Highway Patrol Officer Brandon Smith.

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