The first of which is obviously the DUI charge in light of the admission to smoking methamphetamine, which California now classifies into subcategories pursuant to Vehicle Code Sections 23152(e) and (f). In 2014, the Legislature added these two sections to specifically address those drivers who Drive Under the Influence of Drugs, including prescription drugs, and those who drive under the combined influence of alcohol and drugs.
The second issue relates to those drivers driving over 30 or more m.p.h. over the maximum, prima facie, or posted speed limit on a freeway, or 20 or more m.p.h. over the maximum, prima facie, or posted speed limit on any other street or highway, and that he did so in violation of CVC §23103 (i.e., reckless driving) while concurrently violating Vehicle Code §§ 23152 or 23153. This charge carries the imposition of an additional and consecutive term of 60 days jail pursuant to Vehicle Code Section 23582, it is commonly referred to as a DUI Reckless Speed Enhancement.
The third issue relates to DUI Evading, whether misdemeanor or felony evading, pursuant to Vehicle Code Sections 2800.1 or 2800.2, which prohibit evading a pursuing a police officer.
The fourth issue involves injury to another, whether another driver or a passenger, which was the case here. This DUI enhancement almost always exposes the driver to jail time, the duration