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What a Trip; Acid Not Included

Not long after my last post regarding cancer deciding to adopt one of my kidneys I went to visit my children in Oregon. I was so happy to see them and spend a week with them. I hate being so far away…

Anyhow, this isn’t about how much I miss my kids!

Less than 12-hours after arriving home from Oregon I found myself arrested for a DUI warrant from 2009 in Joshua Tree, CA.

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Now, while it is true I had a DUI one time in my life, I also went to court and paid a $1700 fine in cash in one lump sum. In addition, I attended a class in the new county I had moved to (Orange, CA); a class mind you, that the OC courts told me to go to after they read the order from the JT judge. After I attended that class way back when, the instructor advised me it was the wrong class altogether! What? Seriously? Yes…

So…

I took a long ass drive through the CA desert and returned to JT where I reported this in an affidavit to the court. The judge was not available nor in session. They documented my info and said if there was something more I needed to do I would hear from them.

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I never heard from them.

Fast forward 1-year later — a few weeks after my mom died, I found myself in a precarious living situation and sought help through San Bernardino County — the county in which I had had my DUI the year before. As a requirement to receive any help I had to have a clean record free of any warrants…they ran me and the case worker returned good to go and they helped me go home to my kids in Oregon.

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Fast forward again by a little more than 3-years and I returned to CA to get my lost birth certificate all straightened out so I could get a current state mandated ID. 

All this leads me back to where I started;, about 12-hours after arriving fresh from Oregon I find myself in handcuffs carted away to the county jail which is a massive detention center about an hour or so away from where I live. 

Crazy.

Me…

…In jail…

…for more than 2-weeks.

Can ya believe it?

Me either!

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Wait ’til ya hear my jail house blues stories…stay tuned! ;)

~ CS

9 comments on “What a Trip; Acid Not Included

  1. hq2600
    August 24, 2014

    Cheri, I can’t imagine the cold, cruel, government that treats its citizens in this manner and yet cowers before the mere shadow of others. Shame.

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    • Cheri
      August 24, 2014

      Seriously bad sh*t is going on there.

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  2. quarteracrelifestyle
    August 24, 2014

    :)

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  3. quarksire
    August 24, 2014

    shit 2009 ow,,, an innocent also ,,,jeezzzzzz…..well i shall stay outa california … :) lol jeez…….

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  4. Henrietta Handy
    August 25, 2014

    Oh my gosh! I am stunned. Seriously! Is everything going to be OK now?!

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This entry was posted on August 24, 2014 by in Abuse of Power, Activism, Bullying, California, Character, Civil Rights, Community & Culture, Corruption, Crime and tagged .

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