An Imperial Beach man was arrested three times in five days for driving under the influence.
At his arraignment Thursday, David Lakarnafeaux was formally charged with his first offense, driving into another vehicle at a downtown gas station on Jan. 17.He was arrested by San Diego police officers on driving under the influence charges.
Lakarnafeaux, 44, was pulled over by Customs and Border Protection officers two days after the accident. California Highway Patrol officers administered a field sobriety test and reported the defendant blew .18.
Just three days after that, he was arrested again, this time on Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach. A business owner called San Diego County Sheriff's Deputies after Lakarnafeaux appeared to be intoxicated when he purchased beer. Prosecutors said he registered .14 on a field sobriety test during this arrest.
His public defender told the judge Lakarnafeaux has no criminal record. He said his client also attended Alcoholics Anonymous and was also sober for 2 1/2 yrs prior to this series of arrests.
Judge Robert Rice reduced bail on the first offense from $100,000 to $40,000.
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