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.
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
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.
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.