Off-duty Oakland cop charged in wrong-house case

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Here is KTVU crime reporter Henry Lee's Rap Sheet blog for April 8, 2016:

OAKLAND COP CHARGED: An off-duty Oakland police officer has been charged with four misdemeanors for an alleged drunken assault after he showed up at the wrong house while looking for a party.

Cullen William Faeth was charged with two counts of battery and one count each of trespassing and public intoxication in connection with an incident on Dec. 7, Alameda County prosecutors said today.

 It all started at Monaghan's Bar in the Oakland hills.

TRIAL FOR MAN IN DOUBLE-FATAL DUI CRASH: A Livermore man must stand trial on murder charges in connection with a double-fatal crash that took the lives of a woman and her daughter, a judge ordered today.

Brian Jones, 36, of Livermore is accused of having visited a wine festival before he lost control of his car and crashed into a Livermore apartment complex, killing a woman and her 14-month-old daughter and injuring two other children.

Esperanza Morales, 40, of Seaside in Monterey County and her daughter Juli were killed as they were walking on a pathway near an apartment complex at 975 Murrieta Blvd.

Jones had a preliminary blood-alcohol level of at least 0.13 percent, more than the legal limit of 0.08 percent, police said.

The crash happened hours after Jones had visited the Livermore Wine Country Festival, police said.

Police determined that Jones was driving under the influence of alcohol when he lost control of a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette near a curve in the road and struck Morales and her daughter, Sanchez said. Both died at the scene.

Two other victims, a 7-year-old boy and a 6-year-old boy, who were in a backyard in the complex, were hit by debris from the vehicle and suffered minor injuries. The Corvette slammed into two trees and the apartment building. Jones suffered injuries in the crash and was also taken to a hospital before being booked into jail, police said. The impact of the crash left the car unrecognizable, police said.

CRIME FILES: Join me at about 10:45 p.m. Sunday, April 10 as we meet with Ronin, a Richmond police K-9 dog trained in drug detection.

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