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Ceres man sentenced to five years for repeated DUIs
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Alberto Villasenor, 46, of Ceres, was sentenced on April 21, to five years in state prison on two separate cases involving felony driving under the influence of alcohol.

On Dec. 6, 2015 Villasenor backed his car into another vehicle at the El Rematito Flea Market on Crows Landing Road, causing minor damage to both vehicles. He then fled the scene. Within an hour, California Highway Patrol officers located Villasenor at his house in Ceres showing obvious signs of intoxication. He was arrested for DUI and hit and run. A chemical test showed Villasenor's blood alcohol level to be 0.16, twice the legal limit of .08.

Villasenor's driver's license had already suspended at the time he was involved in this incident.

Villasenor was again arrested for DUI when he drove the same car into a cement trash can at a AM/PM in Ceres at approximately 7:35 p.m. on Feb. 14 this year. Ceres Police officers observed obvious signs of alcohol intoxication and arrested Villasenor. A chemical test revealed his blood alcohol level to be .20.

Villasenor had been to state prison in 2005 and again in 2012 for felony drunk driving, which elevated these two new cases from misdemeanor to felony charges.

Villasenor pled on April 21 to felony charges in each case. Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Thomas Zeff sentenced Villasenor to a total of five years in state prison.

This case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Anthony Colacito working under a grant funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.