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For Immediate Release

Woman Sentenced to Six Years Prison for Dui and Child Endangerment Violation of Probation

Santa Rosa,CA | May 11, 2018

26-year-old Lety Meza, of Windsor, was sentenced on April 27, 2018 to 6 years in state prison by the Honorable Dana Simonds for felony charges of Child Endangerment and misdemeanor charges of Driving Under the Influence.

District Attorney Ravitch stated, “This defendant continues to make choices that endanger the community by getting behind the wheel while impaired. She failed to take advantage of several opportunities by the court to avoid incarceration. Therefore, we believe the prison sentence is the only option to keep the community safe.”

The charges resulted from May 6, 2014 investigation by the Windsor Police Department where Meza was driving a vehicle with two you children as passengers when she crashed into a light pole. A blood test showed her blood alcohol level to be 0.33%, more than four times the legal limit in California. At the time, Meza was already on probation for two misdemeanor DUI offenses.

Meza was initially placed on a 5 year grant of felony probation wherein the court ordered her to comply with probation or face being sent to prison for 6 years. Thereafter, Meza violated her probation on three separate occasions. The latest incident occurred in March of this year when she consumed alcohol before driving to work at a drug and alcohol residential treatment facility in a vehicle not equipped with a court ordered breathalyzer device. A chemical test confirmed her blood was positive for alcohol.

The case was prosecuted by DDA Scott Uemura of the District Attorney’s Vertical DUI Unit. Funding for this specialized prosecution unit was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.