Carpinteria, California (CNN)The four wildfires wreaking devastation across Southern California are wearing on the firefighters and military personnel who have been laboring nonstop to douse the blazes, one of which is now the size of Denver.
An inmate was found dead in the common area of a Northern California jail after falling from a second-story tier, authorities said Monday.
Deputies found the 48-year-old inmate at 4:48 a.m. Saturday in the housing unit of the Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said.
After hearing a loud crash, correctional deputies rushed to the area and found the man with injuries consistent with falling from the second level. Staff administered emergency First Aid and CPR and an ambulance transported him to a local hospital where he died about an hour later, the office said.
Under new California law, convicted drunk drivers will be required to pass a breathalyzer test connected to their cars in order to start their car. If they do not pass the test, the car won’t start.
Drunk driving offenders will be required to install an ignition interlock on their cars that connects to a breathalyzer under new law. The new law, approved by Governor Jerry Brown, expands upon an existing pilot program already in effect in four California counties, including Sacramento.
San Diego police have a new way to confirm the presence of marijuana and other drugs in impaired drivers — a mouth-swab device that is already being used by police departments in more than a dozen states and is expected to become more popular with the legalization of marijuana.