A Turlock man is prison bound after being found guilty of two felony driving under the influence charges.
Jose Vazquez Navarro, 34, was sentenced to 16 months in state prison for twice being caught driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or above.
On Feb. 5, a Turlock Police officer stopped Navarro for weaving into oncoming traffic. Upon contact, the officer noted Navarro smelled strongly of alcohol and exhibited symptoms consistent with a person under the influence.
Navarro admitted consuming alcohol and performed field sobriety tests consistent with a person who was under the influence of alcohol. A subsequent blood test determined Navarro’s blood alcohol content was 0.18 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit for driving.
Four months later, on June 13, Navarro was driving when he was stopped by an officer with the California Highway Patrol for an equipment violation. Upon contact, the officer noticed the smell of alcohol coming from Navarro’s person.
Again, Navarro admitted he consumed alcohol and performed field sobriety tests consistent with a person who was under the influence of alcohol. A subsequent blood test recorded a result of 0.16 percent.
Earlier this month Navarro pled no contest to a felony charge from the February arrest of driving with his blood alcohol over 0.08 percent. He also admitted he suffered three prior felony convictions for driving under the influence in May 2015, February 2015 and May 2011. Navarro also pled no contest to a felony charge of driving with his blood alcohol over 0.08 percent in June and admitted he suffered a prior felony DUI conviction from the February incident.