The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office:
A Mendocino County Superior Court jury returned from its deliberations Wednesday afternoon to announce it had found the trial defendant not guilty of two alcohol-related driving charges.
William James Britton, age 42, of Foster, Rhode Island, had been charged with two misdemeanors – driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and driving a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol .08 or greater.
It was alleged that these crimes occurred in the Talmage area in March 2022.
The law enforcement agencies that originally investigated the case back in 2022 were the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, the California Highway Patrol, and the California Department of Justice crime laboratory.
The prosecutor who presented the People’s evidence to the jury was Deputy District Attorney Nathan Mamo.
Mendocino County Superior Court Judge Carly Dolan presided over the three-day trial that was held in the Ukiah courthouse.