[Castro No Longer With Sheriff's Department] Mario Manuel Castro, Sheriff's Deputy, Convicted of Second DUI

Categories: Court, DUI-yi-yi
UPDATE: March 20, 11:20 A.M.: Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department, says Castro "separated" from the department on Feb. 22. He wouldn't say if Castro was fired or quit, citing employment privacy laws.
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Mario Manuel Castro apparently ditched class the day the Orange County Sheriff's Department conducted training on what not to do when you've had too many pops: drive on the wrong side of the road and toward an Orange police officer. 

Castro was convicted and sentenced Friday for driving under the influence of alcohol with a .24 blood alcohol level on the wrong side of the road toward an oncoming marked police vehicle, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office.


Castro, 33, of Orange, pleaded guilty to a court offer to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of alcohol with a prior, one misdemeanor count of driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or more with a prior, and a sentencing enhancement allegation for having a blood alcohol level over .15 percent.

According to the District Attorney's office, he has a prior conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol in Los Angeles County in 2009. Castro was sentenced to 60 days in jail, five years of informal probation, and was ordered to complete an 18-month Multiple Offender Alcohol Program and attend a Mothers Against Drunk Driving Victim Impact Panel

At around 2:15 a.m. on Sept. 30, Castro was driving under the influence of alcohol in Orange after guzzling several alcoholic beverages at a bar in Costa Mesa, according to the District Attorney's office. He was off-duty at the time, and alone in his vehicle. 

Castro was driving on the wrong side of the road into oncoming traffic, directly toward a marked Orange Police Department patrol car, according to the District Attorney's office. 

When stopped by the officer, Castro "displayed objective signs of alcohol intoxication including emitting strong odor of alcohol and extremely unsteady balance", according to the District Attorney's office. 

Castro had a blood alcohol level of .24 percent, three times the legal limit.
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9 comments
BetaRayBill.
BetaRayBill.

Every one of you morons that post multiple blogs aren’t anybetter that the scumbags feature on the OC’s articles.  That includes Mitch Young, 909Jeff, 20ftJesusand now FishwithoutBicycle.  All four ofyou are just pimples on society’s ass, always wasting time giving your stupid criticismas if any one cared.   How is this for coherence? Don’t you have anything better to dothan this bullshit.

909Jeff
909Jeff

And is he still employed by the Sheriffs dept? 

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Jeff and 20ft are fine; don't agree with them always, but at least you can have conversations with them. The homophobic racist Mitchie, on the other hand, deserves all the scorn on earth.

BetaRayBill.
BetaRayBill.

takes so little to make a simpleton happy!

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

What the hell? All Jeff did was ask a relevant question about the above blog and you're reacting to it in the most juvenile fashion...I suppose this is par for the course considering your only contribution to the conversation always comes in the form of hurling insults at people you don't agree with. How productive.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Geez BRB I though that was a pertinent question?

Must be a relative of yours... I mean judging by some of your incoherent rants, you clearly are drunk half the time you are posting 

BetaRayBill.
BetaRayBill.

Hahahahah!  I coulnd not careless about your apinion. all of you polute every artitle I read to keep inform.

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