El Verano man faces felony DUI charges after fourth arrest

An El Verano resident with three prior DUI convictions in the past 10 years was charged with felony driving under the influence after he was arrested again on July 21.

At about 11:10 p.m., a Valley deputy stopped Juan Echeverria, 42, at the Boyes Food Center for driving without headlights. The deputy called for city officers who have training and equipment for driving under the influence incidents.

Echeverria said he had consumed one 24-ounce beer, but a preliminary alcohol screening showed a blood alcohol level of .174. He later blew a .16 at the police department and was arrested for driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license. Because Echeverria had three priors in the past 10 years, the district attorney’s office filed felony DUI charges.

In other incidents reported to Valley law enforcement:

Saturday, July 19:

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