Mario Manuel Castro, OC Sheriff's Deputy, Charged for Driving on Wrong Side of Road with .24 Blood Alcohol Level
On Sept. 30, sheriff's deputy Mario Manuel Castro had a few too many at a Costa Mesa bar while off-duty--like, three times the legal limit too many--and decided to drive home around two in the morn. He ended up in the city of Orange, driving on the wrong side of the road. Straight toward a police car belonging to the Orange Police Department. With a cop in it. Tee-hee!
This wasn't the first time Deputy Castro had driven under the influence--he was convicted for the same crime in 2009.
If it were you or I, Castro would've been charged with fucking with the Orange police for swerving toward their way--some type of street terrorism, no? Anyhoo, the Orange County District Attorney's Office charged Castro today with one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of alcohol with a prior, one misdemeanor count of driving with a blood alcohol .08 percent or more with a prior, and a sentencing enhancement allegation for having a blood alcohol level over .15 percent. If convicted, Deputy Castro faces a year in jail. Fun! Court date is Nov. 16, at Central Court--see you there!