The following press release was issued by the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office:
A Mendocino County Superior Court jury returned from its deliberations after 5 o’clock Wednesday afternoon to announce it had found the defendant guilty as charged.
Defendant Bruce Branscomb McKee, age 37, of Ukiah, was found guilty of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor. The jury also heard testimony that the defendant admitted to having ingested marijuana before he was involved in the July 2020 collision.
The defendant was ordered back to court on November 12, 2020 at 9 o’clock in the morning in Department B at the Ukiah courthouse for formal sentencing.
Any person interested in the outcome of this case is welcome to attend the sentencing hearing. All attendees will be required to wear a facial covering and honor the Court’s social distancing mandates.
The law enforcement agencies that developed the evidence underlying today’s conviction were the California Highway Patrol and the Department of Justice forensic laboratory.
The attorney who presented the People’s evidence and argued the case to the jury was Deputy District Attorney Joshua D. Raines.
This was DDA Raines first-ever jury trial. Thank you for all of your preparation work and congratulations, Josh, for a job well-done.
Mendocino County Superior Court Judge Victoria Shanahan presided over the three-day trial.