A Modesto man that was behind the wheel in a collision that injured two in Turlock was sentenced to prison Monday for driving under the influence.
William Seibold, 42, entered a no contest plea to a felony charge of driving with a blood alcohol concentration above .08 and causing injury, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office. After entering his plea, Seibold was sentenced to four years and four months in state prison by Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Ricardo Cordova.
The charge against Seibold stemmed from a collision that happened in Turlock around 11 p.m. May 15.
According to court records, Seibold was traveling northbound on First Street when he ran a posted stop sign and struck a vehicle that was traveling west on F Street. One of the victims of the crash suffered great bodily injury, which required surgery to repair his abdominal wall and removal of his small intestine.
The California Highway Patrol investigated the collision and found Seibold was exhibiting signs of intoxication. A breath test revealed his alcohol level was .13 percent.
Deputy District Attorney Tony Colacito prosecuted the case for the People. His position is funded by a grant provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.