Friday, September 7, 2007

Eight Arrests enough?

By Robert LaHue/Appeal-Democrat

Police ask DA to take Gridley man off the streets.

Gridley-Biggs police feel they are getting a little too familiar with Daljit Singh and would like to keep the 34-year-old Gridley man off the street.

Singh was arrested Thursday on suspicion of driving under the influence – the eighth time since June 11 Singh has been arrested by Gridley-Biggs officers. Brian Cook, the department’s assistant chief, doesn’t remember anybody being arrested in the community with the frequency that Singh has been.

“And I’ve been here for 28-plus years,” he said. Singh’s first arrest was on June 11 on suspicion of elder abuse. Police reported to his mother’s house in the 400 block of Scarlet Oak Street and found a 68-year-old woman bleeding from her face in the garage. She was treated and released from Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital. From there, Singh’s arrests continued:

Alcohol being a factor in many of Singh’s arrests ....

Abridged >>

His next arrest came July 23 after failing to appear in court for his elder abuse charge. Five days later he was arrested for his second DUI with a blood alcohol level of .20. One caller reported that he almost collided with a school bus, police said. Aug. 23 brought arrest No. 7 after Singh again failed to appear in court. Finally he was arrested for his third DUI a week later.

Jail for multi-DUI offender

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