Herbert Granados Calderon is the Latest Fatal DUI Suspect Facing a Murder Charge

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Courtesy of SAPD
Herbert Granados Calderon is on a no-bail hold.
Another day, another previous drunken-driving defendant in his 20s facing a murder charge after a fatal crash on an Orange County road. Already this month: Neil Storm Stephany, 23, of Huntington Beach, was charged with second-degree murder in a suspected drunken driving fueled collision that killed a bicyclist in Newport Beach; and Placentia's Adam Harrison Hall lost an appeal of a murder conviction for running a red light while blazing on drugs, killing a woman walking with a lost dog in Laguna Niguel. Hall was 27 at the time.

The Orange County District Attorney's office has now slapped a murder charge on 23-year-old Herbert Granados Calderon, who like Stephany and Hall had a previous DUI conviction and a warning that he could face a murder count for a future DUI fatality.

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Anaheim Checkpoint Joins Anti-DUI Patrols in South County TONIGHT

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Courtesy of Orange County Sheriff's Department
Not how you want to spend your evening.

UPDATE, OCT. 24, 11:19 A.M.: The Anaheim Police Department just announced a DUI/drivers license checkpoint in the 1800 block of West Ball Road from 8 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday.

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Shaun Eagleson Memorial Campaign Going Strong; Bicyclist's Alleged Murderer is Charged

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The Shaun Eagleson Memorial Fund
The late Shaun Eagleson with his now-grieving wife Sandra.

UPDATE, OCT. 22, 10:42 A.M.: A memorial campaign to raise money for funeral and burial expenses for slain bicyclist Shaun Eagleson raised $11,219 toward its $15,000 goal in its first 20 hours online.

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Adam Harrison Hall Loses Appeal of Murder Conviction for DUI Crash That Killed Pedestrian

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Courtesy of the Orange County District Attorney's office
Adam Harrison Hall ran a red light and collided with another car before a woman on foot was killed.

If you thought it was harsh that Adam Harrison Hall was charged with (and later convicted of) murder for a drug-fueled crash in Laguna Niguel that killed a woman walking with a lost dog, a state appellate court panel would disagree with you. The three justices upheld the 30-year-old Placentia man's second-degree murder conviction Tuesday.

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Newport Beach Has DUI Checkpoint TONIGHT While Anaheim's is SATURDAY NIGHT

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Photo by flickr user Tamara Evans
Heed the words!

The Newport Beach Police Department holds a DUI/drivers license checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits from 8 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday. Anaheim cops host their own sobriety stop Saturday night--and that location has been disclosed.


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Checkpoint Sprouts in Garden Grove Saturday; Hungover Hack Finally Posts Labor Day Stats

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Bob Aul
Too many Moscow Mules, I take it?

Garden Grove police hold a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 9 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday.

Where exactly?

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Irvine, Santa Ana, Newport Beach Checkpoints and Orange Saturation Patrols TONIGHT

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Illustration by Jay Brockman/OC Weekly
It's Don't-Drink-Like-a-Fish Friday, so you know what that means (checkpoints).

The police departments in the cities of Irvine, Santa Ana and Newport Beach are scheduled to conduct DUI checkpoints tonight, while extra Orange cops will be out on patrol looking for impaired drivers.

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3 DUI Defendants Arrested in Courthouse Sting as End-of-Summer Enforcement Continues

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See Update No. 5 at the bottom of Page 2 on a courthouse sting involving people with licenses suspended due to DUI. Update No. 4 revised DUI arrest results during the end-of-summer crackdown. Update No. 3 is on a DUI task force sweep. Update No. 2 has opening weekend DUI arrest totals. Update No. 1 was on a late-added checkpoint.

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Courtesy of the Orange County Sheriff's Department
Deputies warn you'll be seeing this sign a lot in Orange County through summer's end.

ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 15: Summer ending anti-DUI enforcement kicks off tonight with three--count 'em--three DUI checkpoints, in the cities of Irvine, Tustin and Garden Grove.

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Kelly Michele Wolfe Could Get 16 Years in Prison for Drunken-Driving "Murder:" OCDA

See the update at the end of this post on the possible punishment and bail amount Kelly Wolfe faces.

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Kelly Michele Wolfe is booked.
ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 27, 8:36 A.M.: A Capistrano Beach woman faces arraignment Thursday on a murder rap, other serious felonies and a misdemeanor in the Fourth of July 2013 killing of a 76-year-old woman who was struck by a vehicle while walking with her grandson along a San Clemente bike trail.

Kelly Michele Wolfe fled the scene of the collision that night but was later detained outside her residence, according to Lt. Jeff Hallock, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD).

Wolfe's blood-alcohol that night measured at 0.31 percent, claims Deputy District Attorney Stephen Cornwell, the prosecutor in the case.

However, the 46-year-old suspect was not arrested until Tuesday--as in yesterday.

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Few Places in Orange County DON'T Have Weekend Anti-DUI Patrols and Checkpoints

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Photo by flickr user Sumlin
Keep walking, buddy, don't drive.

Sobriety checkpoints involving law enforcement agencies that cover Stanton, Anaheim, Cypress, Buena Park, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Santa Ana and Seal Beach will be held tonight and Saturday, and the locations of some operations have been released. Special patrols aimed at drunken drivers are also being held throughout the county.

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