It's a cameo appearance, to be sure, but be sure to watch the video explanation of 'special treatment' by the DA's Office.
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ABC7 News asked Humboldt District Attorney Paul Gallegos if anyone else in that position would have gotten the same treatment.Note: I don't think it is all that surprising, after watching so many drunk driving charges dropped to 'wet reckless' and passed through. For years.
"It's a fair question, I think it's fair for you to conclude that you probably would not have," Gallegos said.
Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos confirmed that it is the normal procedure to book a DUI suspect into jail to let them sober up. Data obtained by the I-Team under the Freedom of Information Act shows that so far this year, the Garberville Area CHP arrested 234 DUI drivers and just five, including Tyson Young, were cited and released. Fabbri could not say whether those other four were also government employees or their friends and family.
"We should aspire to treat everyone similarly, everyone should be entitled to the same protections and consequences associated with the law," Gallegos said.