Saturday, October 10 appeared to be the night for DUI arrests with Ceres Police stopping and arresting three.
The first arrest came at 9:48 p.m. when Officer Mathew Myers was dispatched to a minor property damage crash at Central Avenue and Evans Road. A blue Nissan Versa and a Honda Odyssey had damage. The driver of the Honda, Anthony Turley, 38, of Ceres, was slurring his words and appeared to have been drinking. Turley told Officer Myers that he had consumed three beers before driving and failed a field sobriety test. He was arrested for suspicion of DUI and agreed to provide an evidentiary blood sample at a local hospital.
At 12:16 a.m. on Sunday, Officer Myers conducted another traffic stop, this time on a black Acura driving near Morgan Road and 7th Street for vehicle code violations. The driver, 38-year-old Ricky Michael Akins of Ceres, appeared under the influence of alcohol. Adkins told Officer Myers that he had consumed one beer a few hours before driving. A breath sample registered .17 percent blood alcohol content, over double the legal limit.
Adkins was arrested for suspicion of DUI.
At the same time, Officer Eric Gallegos pulled over the driver of a silver-colored Nissan Altima that swerved over the solid yellow line and nearly collided with his car on Hatch Road near Church Street. The driver, Cynthia Desiree Cabrera, 28, of San Jose appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. Cabrera told Officer Gallegos that she had consumed two small cans of Modelo beer at a wedding before driving and was on her way back home. It was then learned that Cabrera was driving on a suspended license so she was arrested.
Cabrera’s vehicle was towed and she was taken to the Ceres Police Department for a safer location to perform field sobriety test. Prior to conducting the test, Officer Kiashira Ruiz searched her and found a small baggie containing suspected cocaine in a pocket.
The field sobriety test was consistent with someone under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Cabrera was arrested for suspicion of DUI. She provided an evidentiary breath sample with results of .20 blood alcohol content, over double the legal limit.