Saturday, June 3, 2023

Accused DUI Driver Acquitted by Mendocino County Jury


The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office:

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A Mendocino County Superior Court jury returned from its deliberations Tuesday to announce it had found the trial defendant not guilty as charged.

Antonio La Piccarella, age 32, generally of the Willits area, had been facing a misdemeanor charge of driving a motor vehicle in the Calpella area on October 23, 2021 with a blood alcohol .08 or greater.

The law enforcement agencies that provided witnesses who testified during the trial were the California Highway Patrol and the California Department of Justice crime laboratory in Eureka.

The prosecutor who presented the People’s evidence to the jury was Deputy District Attorney Chandra Caffery.

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

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