Monday, May 29, 2023

Mendocino County Jury Finds Covelo Man Guilty of Leaving Scene of Accident and Not Guilty for DUI


The following press release was issued by the Mendocino County District Attorney:

A Mendocino County Superior Court jury returned from its deliberations Wednesday afternoon with a mix bag of results.

Defendant Lloyd Robert Hoaglen, age 32 of Covelo, was found guilty of leaving the scene of a collision without identifying himself and providing other required disclosures, a misdemeanor.

However, defendant Hoaglen was also found not guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol greater than .08, both charged as misdemeanors.

The law enforcement agencies that developed the evidence underlying the prosecution of this defendant were the California Highway Patrol and the California Department of Justice forensic laboratory in Eureka.

The attorney who presented the People’s evidence during trial and argued the case to the jury was Deputy District Attorney Joshua Raines.

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Mendocino County Superior Court Judge Victoria Shanahan presided over the three day trial.

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