Samuel Herrera, 38, received a sentence of four years and eight months in state prison following convictions for driving under the influence of drugs resulting in injury and identity theft.
Herrera rear-ended another car on July 28, 2013, causing minor injuries. He was found to be operating his vehicle under the influence of drugs, including methamphetamine and heroin. He pled no contest to felony driving under the influence of drugs causing injury on Feb. 19 and was placed on probation with a four-year state prison sentence suspended.
Ceres Police arrested Herrera on July 25 inside the Home Depot where he was using a credit card to purchase tools fraudulently. The credit card was inside a recently-stolen wallet, taken minutes earlier from the victim. He pled guilty to ID theft on Aug. 10 and was then sentenced to the previously suspended four-year prison sentence for the DUI case, plus an additional eight months for the ID theft case.
Deputy District Attorney Tony Colacito prosecuted the cases.