Danville Express

Community Pulse - December 5, 2008

Traffic stop leads to DUI, drug arrest

A 21-year-old Danville man is facing several charges after being pulled over in a routine traffic stop at 12:15 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Police Lt. Mark Williams said a patrol officer was driving north on La Gonda Way near El Cerro Boulevard when he noticed a vehicle in front of him with expired registration tags on his automobile. The officer activated his lights and pulled the vehicle over.

When asked for identification, the driver, Cameron Letasse, 21, presented the officer with a state of California ID card. He then admitted that his license was suspended due to an earlier DUI offense.

During the conversation, the officer noticed a smell of alcohol and asked Letasse to exit the auto in order to perform field sobriety tests. After Letasse failed the test, he was taken into custody and transported to the Danville Police Department where he blew a .15 on the breathalyzer, according to police reports.

Williams said that while the officer was performing an inventory of Letasse he came across a small packet of a white powder. The powder was determined to be cocaine, police said.

Letasse was taken to the Martinez Detention Center, where he faces charges of DUI, possession of a narcotic, driving on a suspended license and probation violation.

--Geoff Gillette


Posted by Gia, a resident of Danville
on Feb 16, 2009 at 1:56 pm

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