On Saturday, Feb. 6 at approximately 7:50 p.m.
SMPD officers observed a silver Toyota Corolla driving westbound in the 1300 block of Santa Monica Boulevard at a high rate of speed blowing through a STOP sign. Officers activated the overhead lighting to conduct an enforcement stop based on the violations. Upon further investigation, officers suspected the driver, Saul Recinos Machado, was driving under the influence. A search of the suspect’s vehicle uncovered drug paraphernalia. Recinos Machado was charged with 11377(a)HS- Possession of the controlled substance, 23103(a)VC – Reckless driving, and 23152(f)VC – Driving Under The Combined Influence Of Alcohol And Drugs along with a host of other vehicle codes.