South San Francisco, CA February 4, 2018 Submitted by SSFPD
On Sunday, Feburary 4th at about 12:30 AM, South San Francisco Police Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Baypark Circle on the report of a traffic collision. Officers located a vehicle that had collided into a tree.
The police investigation revealed the driver of the vehicle, identified as 50-year-old Raj Kohli, was driving his vehicle under the influence of alcohol and was responsible for the collision. Kohli was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and booked at the main jail. Kohli has two previous DUI convictions within the last ten years and he is on the Police Department’s DUI Repeat-Offender Hot List.
The South San Francisco Police Department proactively works with the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Office of Traffic Safety on the DUI Hot List program. This is a program that identifies offenders with multiple DUI convictions and/or major two-point convictions who have suspended drivers licenses. All offenders on the list are provided a notice about their convictions, told about the DUI Hot List program, and are warned not to drive.
The South San Francisco Police Department regularly disseminates the DUI Hot List along with photographs of known DUI Hot List offenders and their vehicles to all DUI Apprehension and Reduction Team (DART) officers, traffic officers, and patrol officers. Throughout the year, specially trained officers from the DART unit conduct undercover surveillance operations on DUI Hot List offenders and watch their homes or workplace. Offenders caught driving are subject to immediate arrest for driving on a suspended license and are subject to additional DMV sanctions and criminal charges.
Studies and research conducted by the DMV shows a staggering 75% of drivers who are convicted of DUI continue to drive despite having their drivers licenses suspended or revoked. Repeat DUI offenders in California are involved in 24% of fatal DUI crashes and 63% of injury DUI crashes. These statistics show why programs like the DUI Hot List are important in our efforts to reduce these numbers.
Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Officer Tvrdik at 650-829-7263 or call the South San Francisco Police Department Anonymous TIP line at 650-952-2244.
NAME Kohli, Raj
ARREST INFO (OMIT NAMES OF JUVEN[LES) (cont. on reverse) 0
CITY OF RESIDENCE South San Francisco, CA
OCCUPATION Metals Trader
CITY OF RESIDENCE
DATE OF BIRTH 06/27/1967 AGE 50 DATE OF BIRTH AGE
HT 511 WT 168 HAIR Blk EYES Bro HT WT
BOOKING STATUS SMCOJail BOOKING STATUS
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CHARGES 23t52(a) eve, 23152(b) eve, 23t54(a)
(warrants, ho lds, penal code) (warrants, holds , penal code)
ACCIDENT AND /OR VICTIM INFO (UNLESS CONFIDENTIALITY REQUESTED)
INJURIES WHERE TAKEN OCCUPATION
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