San Diego law enforcement officers responding to reports of a drunk driver on Seacoast Drive were not expecting to see a man they had arrested at least twice earlier in the same week.

San Diego police had pulled over him over on January 17, and troopers of the California Highway Patrol had pulled him over last week on suspicion of drunk driving.  Over the weekend, Sheriff’s deputies received a report of a drunk driver, and reached the scene to find that it was Lakarnafeaux again.  He had already moved to another bar to get more beer.   He was arrested and booked into the San Diego Central Jail, in his 3rd arrest of the week.  He is being held on a $100,000 bail.

A person who has been arrested for DUI on more than one occasion needs to get in touch with a San Diego DUI lawyer as quickly as possible.  Being charged with repeat DUIs can substantially increase the penalties that you're eligible for. 

For instance, you can expect to pay substantially higher fines for a 2nd or 3rd DUI, than for the first one.  After a 2nd DUI conviction, a person can have his license suspended for the first 2 years.  After the 3rd DUI conviction, the license suspension can last for 3 years.  There is a possibility that your vehicle could be confiscated for a 3rd offense. 

That’s not all.  People with multiple DUI convictions can also be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle.  The device prevents a drunk motorist from driving, by shutting down the car's ignition if it detects too much alcohol on their breath.