An Auburn traffic stop led to felony charge of driving under the influence Friday after officers discovered that an alleged intoxicated motorist had multiple past DUI convictions.
Auburn police reported that Randolph Knoblock, 59, of Hayward was booked into Placer County jail after authorities initially stopped him for a moving violation.
Police say Knoblock initially gave a false name to officers as he was arrested on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. They said he provided his true identity when booked into jail. That led to discovery of former DUI offenses, including an active arrest warrant for leaving a post-DUI conviction community supervision program.
Authorities said Knoblock’s DUI charge was elevated from a misdemeanor to a felony after the discovery.