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Man Arrested for Theft and DUI

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Feb 08, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mission Viejo sheriff deputies arrested a man for allegedly stealing a bottle of liquid detergent from a grocery store and a petty theft case turned into a driving under the influence and burglary case.

Ronald Ledesma, 53 was arrested by Orange County Sheriff Deputies after Ledesma fled the grocery store, crashed into a paramedic vehicle and drove away from the scene. A witness followed Ledesma's vehicle until deputies took over.

Ledesma is expected to be charged with burglary, theft, driving under the influence and hit-and-run.Deputies suspect Ledesma was under the influence of drugs and thus, could be charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance and under the influence of a controlled substance.

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Courtney Pilchman

Courtney Pilchman was a Deputy District Attorney for over six years prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney. She was a member of some of the most elite prosecution units including crimes against children, family violence, and sexual assault. She prosecuted very high profile cases and had a ...


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