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Police: Drunk driver crashes into residence, injures 5-year-old girl

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Jeffery Dobretz

Posted: Friday, August 12, 2011 6:14 am | Updated: 7:56 am, Sat Aug 13, 2011.

A 5-year-old girl with special needs is recovering from a broken femur after a drunken driver plowed into her bedroom early Friday morning as she was sleeping, police said.

Jeffery Kenneth Dobretz, 21, was taken into custody for allegedly driving his pickup truck into a residence and through the victim's room on the 700 block of Pinot Noir Drive shortly after 4:20 a.m., said Cpl. Dale Eubanks of the Lodi Police Department.

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14 comments:

  • Robert Chapman posted at 9:45 am on Sun, Aug 14, 2011.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    On topic, I sincerely hope this little girl heals completely and the drunk driver gets exactly what he deserves.

     
  • Robert Chapman posted at 9:44 am on Sun, Aug 14, 2011.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    Mr. Chaney posted, "Maybe I should exhibiy the same paranoia you do and imagine you are three or four different personalities?" Oh brother, now I have seen it all. The most PARANOID character in Lodi accusing everyone of being everyone else is now accusing someone of displaying HIS persona? Pot=Kettle=Black, LOL.

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 12:03 am on Sun, Aug 14, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Mr. Jackson, do I bother you that much that you don't seem to have any thoughts of your own? Why aren't you down there yourself if you're so concerned, big boy? You are one easy to rattle old coot, aren't you? Where's your buddy, Joe? Or were you Joe? LOL Maybe I should exhibiy the same paranoia you do and imagine you are three or four different personalities? You're just one sorry, repetetive old man. Offer some solutions rather than your hysterical rants concerning my opinion, Jackson.

     
  • Jackson Scott posted at 8:06 pm on Sat, Aug 13, 2011.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 386

    Doug, I'm sure by now you've tried to schedule an appointment with our new Chief of Police and tell him exactly what is wrong with our city, which crimes are a priority, and how to run the department. I'm sure he'll want to share a few stories of when he was in the Stockton PD Union before he went into Management once he finds out your pro-union stance on everything.

    Why is it always the COL's fault, or LPD's, or LUSD's....

     
  • Kevin Paglia posted at 7:02 pm on Sat, Aug 13, 2011.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2048

    I'm sorry Doug, maybe I missed it. What COL sponsored event was going on Thursday night?

    Maybe with some follow up the LNS will release where the drunk driver was drinking that night. Personally I think it would be a positive community service to release the name of the establishments where drunk drivers are leaving from.

    It says a lot when a drunk driver slams into the room of a 5 yr old girl, flees and Doug says it is the City of Lodi's fault.

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 5:49 pm on Sat, Aug 13, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    COL and LPD seem to think it's more important to remove minor misdemeanor traffic code violators from the roads more than their own local DUI and drug induced alcoholics and addicts. Don't ever think the westside doesn't have its share of the same problems encountered by the eastside. I think it's time COL gets it's priorities straight and concentrates on the local impaired driver problem and let the street patrols roust the minor traffic violators and establish DUI checkpoints that are DUI checkpoints in the real DUI areas and on the proper evenings of the many alcohol driven events which require participants to consume alcohol and then proceed to their next alcohol stop to imbibe even more.

     
  • Terry Nick posted at 10:21 am on Sat, Aug 13, 2011.

    KATLADY Posts: 1

    THERE ARE SUCH THINGS AS AN ACCIDENT!!!
    THIS WAS NOT AN ACCIDENT THIS WAS 100% PREVENTABLE
    THE GUY NEEDS TO BE LOCKED UP AND THROW AWAY THE KEY!!!
    THE FAMILY NOW HAS LOST THEIR HOME
    THANK GOD NOT THEIR DAUGHTER
    BUT SHE IS SUFFERING...AS WELL AS THEY ARE...
    I KNOW THIS FAMILY AND THEY ARE ONE OF THE BEST EVER.
    THEY ARE GOING TO NEED ALL THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY NOW.
    PLEASE ALL STEP UP AND HELP THEM
    TERRY NICK

     
  • Cindi Cannon-Newton posted at 3:09 pm on Fri, Aug 12, 2011.

    cindi Posts: 1

    I hope this guy gets 100 years or more in prison. Do you even know what you did to this poor little girl? Do you know how much she has even suffered in her life? Who the hell do you think you are, that you can decide to drive that wasted, crash into someone's home, and then take off. Are you above the law? We all make mistakes, but be a man and own it!!!! I hope Mr. Dobretz, and his family feel the pain, he has caused to this family,and that he wears his shame.

     
  • mizzo roberts posted at 2:30 pm on Fri, Aug 12, 2011.

    mizzo roberts Posts: 59

    Jeffrey Dobretz you are a jerk. I am so glad our fine policemen arrested you. I hope this costs you thousands of dollars and your insurance company needs to be told!!

     
  • Linda Ramos posted at 10:22 am on Fri, Aug 12, 2011.

    Linda Ramos Posts: 4

    I can't even imagine going through this ...esp with a special needs child. You do all you can to protect your children then someone decides to get wasted and drive home. Thank God things weren't any worse. I'm happy she is going to make a full recovery from the ordeal. As far as the driver...I have NO pity. I hope he gets the maximum the law has to give on this one!

     
  • Jay Samone posted at 9:25 am on Fri, Aug 12, 2011.

    Jay Samone Posts: 359

    Agreed Mark........I have family in that area and they have had nothing but problems with them as well.............

     
  • Mark Wilson posted at 9:13 am on Fri, Aug 12, 2011.

    Arreaux Posts: 1

    Too bad the idiot missed the tree in the front yard!
    This house have been nothing but trouble in the neighborhood!

     
  • Raymond Cook posted at 8:35 am on Fri, Aug 12, 2011.

    Raymond Cook Posts: 125

    I hope they both recover.

     
  • Jay Samone posted at 7:48 am on Fri, Aug 12, 2011.

    Jay Samone Posts: 359

    What a b-dag. This guy needs to go away for awhile.

     
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