How common is a double DUI arrest?

The California Highway Patrol posted a photo on Facebook this week that showed a man being handcuffed and placed into a patrol car on suspicion of DUI — for the second time in a single day.

Officers with the CHP’s Solano division reported arresting the 53-year-old Antelope man last weekend in the early morning hours. He spent the night at Solano County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence, then picked up his car from a tow yard and headed home to Sacramento County.

It was there that CHP officers with the Sacramento division arrested the man again on suspicion of DUI during a traffic stop along Greenback Lane. Someone with the CHP took a photo of the man from behind and posted it to Facebook.


A double DUI arrest isn’t common, but attorney Mark Reichel told CBS13 it can technically happen because of the short amount of time between a defendant’s arrest and their release on bond, if eligible.

“Iif you’ve been arrested, and you can either post bail or you qualify for [release on] your own recognizance…you’re usually out of [jail] after about five or six hours,” Reichel said.

Click here to watch the full video on CBS13’s website

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