Dallas Frank Reichstein III Could Face DUI Murder Count in Santa Ana Pedestrian Death

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Courtesy of the Santa Ana Police Department
Dallas Frank Reichstein III
A 45-year-old Santa Ana man has been arrested for second-degree murder and felony hit and run for allegedly driving drunk and killing a pedestrian crossing MacArthur Boulevard Wednesday night without stopping to check on her.

Dallas Frank Reichstein III is facing a potential murder count because he has a prior DUI conviction, according to the Santa Ana Police Department. Prosecutors have explained in similar cases that people convicted of driving under the influence sign release forms acknowledging they can be charged with murder if they are found responsible for a death caused by DUI. The unidentified pedestrian was crossing north to south mid-block and outside of crosswalks in the area of 1100 W. MacArthur Blvd. around 10:10 p.m. Wednesday when she was clipped by a 2002 Nissan Xterra driven by a man heading west on MacArthur, according to Santa Ana Police.

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Super Bowl Weekend Kicks Off with Costa Mesa DUI Checkpoint TONIGHT

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Photo by flickr user Penn State
Well this blows.
Orange County law enforcement agencies are urging people not to drink and drive this Super Bowl weekend, but the Costa Mesa Police Department is driving home the point tonight with a DUI checkpoint somewhere in the city from 8 p.m. through 3 a.m. Saturday.

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Santa Ana Police Hold DUI Checkpoint TONIGHT!

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Illustration by Jay Brockman/OC Weekly
Don't drink like a fish!
The Santa Ana Police Department holds a DUI checkpoint tonight. So where on First Street will it be?

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Newport Beach Checkpoint; Stanton, Villa Park and Yorba Linda Saturation Patrols TONIGHT

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Photo by flickr user Braden Gunem
Cuff her, Dano!
Thank God it's Friday--unless you're one of the unfortunate saps who gets caught up in anti-DUI enforcement tonight, when there will be a checkpoint in Newport Beach and saturation patrols in Stanton, Villa Park and Yorba Linda.

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Watch Mr. Drunky McDrunkenstein, Orange County's Worst Drunken Driver EVER: Video

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YouTube/Rumble.com
Live on the 55!
There's a video lighting up the interwebs of a fellow who may be the drunkest drunken driver ever witnessed. How blotto is he? He lies down in a lane of the northbound (and active) Costa Mesa (55) Freeway at what appears to be near the 5 Freeway interchange in Santa Ana/Tustin-ish--in broad daylight! He has to be dragged away from harm by a California Highway Patrol officer. And after being ordered to stand up, he quickly, well, check it out for yourself ...

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William Klein Suspected of Driving on Drugs in Jeep vs. Bicycle Crash That Killed Vinh Tran

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Photo by flickr user Demetri Mouratis
Another OC bicyclist down.
Another Orange County collision involving a motorist suspected of driving on drugs has resulted in the death of a bicyclist.

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Anti-DUI Patrols: Anaheim TONIGHT; NYE in Brea, Anaheim, Irvine, Placentia, Westminster

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Photo by flickr user Stuart Rankin
I wonder if there were saturation patrols during my parents' 1970 New Year's Eve party?
Like the 2014 calendar, the countywide anti-DUI winter campaign is nearing the end--but not without a flurry of operations starting tonight.

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Ring in the New Year by Stopping and Flashing Your Hopefully Not Red Eyes at Cops: Update

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Illustration by Bob Aul/OC Weekly
Don't spill out of your car during the holidays.
UPDATE, DEC. 26, 1:06 P.M.: Partying next door in Long Beach Saturday night? Keep in mind the police department there is running DUI saturation patrols from 7 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday.



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Anaheim Hosts Special Patrols TONIGHT as More Anti-DUI Checkpoints and Ops Loom

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Columbia Pictures
Don't be a bad Santa behind the wheel.
It's beginning to look a lot like DUI saturation patrols, at least in Anaheim, where special units aimed at taking boozy or druggy drivers off problem roads in the city operate from 7 tonight through 3 a.m. Wednesday.

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Mission Viejo DUI Checkpoint Ends with 23 Arrests But Only 3 for DUI: Update

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Photo by flickr user Duncan C.
Someone get his car keys.
UPDATE, DEC. 22, 10:49 A.M.: As we originally reported, there were sobriety checkpoints throughout Orange County over the weekend, and one alone netted 23 arrests, although only three of those arrests were for DUI-related offenses.

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