A Turlock man who has repeatedly been arrested and convicted of driving under the influence is headed to prison for his fifth conviction, reported the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office.
Anastacio Rosales, 44, was sentenced Friday to 16 months is state prison for a DUI arrest earlier this year.
On Feb. 2, at about 4:24 p.m., Rosales caused a rear-end traffic wreck on Geer Road north of Whitmore Avenue. California Highway Patrol officers investigating the crash arrested Rosales for driving under the influence of alcohol. A blood test measured his alcohol content to be .29 percent, over three times the legal limit of .08 percent.
At the time of the crash, Rosales was already on felony probation from 2013 for having four drunk driving convictions, according to the district attorney’s office.
Rosales pled guilty to a charge of felony drunk driving before Judge Marie Silveira. He also admitted violating his probation from the previous 2013 felony conviction.
Judge Silveira sentenced him to 16 months in state prison on the new case, and to a concurrent 16 month prison term on the probation case.
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.