Being arrested for drunk driving offenses in California can have dire consequences. Even for a first offense, one's driving privileges can be taken away and stiff fines may be assessed if a conviction is ultimately obtained. Furthermore, jail time and/or community service could be ordered in appropriate cases. Moreover, a drunk driving arrest -- in and of itself -- can cause pandemonium in one's work and personal life.
Authorities claim that a 25-year-old Berkeley man lost control of his car on a wet road in El Cerrito early Tuesday. Police believe that the driver may have been driving too fast on the wet surface. His car struck several things as it moved onto the sidewalk. Police say that the car hit trees, a roadside bench and other items. The accident was reported shortly after Midnight. Police say that several businesses suffered some physical damage.