September 25, 2014
District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced today that Norberto Ramirez Perez, 36 of Santa Rosa, was sentenced today by the Honorable Julie Conger to five years in State Prison. On July 3, 2014, Perez was convicted, following a jury trial, of driving while under the influence of alcohol and causing injury as well as driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% per more and causing injury. Due to the seriousness of the injuries caused by Perez, those charges were treated as felony offenses. The jury also found true that Perez’s blood alcohol level was greater than 0.15%, and that Perez personally inflicted great bodily injury on his passenger. Perez was also convicted of a third charge related to driving without a license.