Drug charges against former Alameda County supervisor Nadia Lockyer have been dismissed. She was arrested on suspicion of drug and child endangerment charges last year in Southern California. At the time of her arrest, she was living in Orange.
In California, charges of driving under the influence may often follow some kind of routine traffic stop based upon any number of allegations. A broken taillight, an alleged speeding offense, or countless other minor issues may be asserted to support an initial traffic stop. The consequences of a DUI charge may be vastly stricter than the original issue. In some cases, police may simply respond to a minor fender bender and begin to suspect one or more people involved of drunk driving.