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BPD sergeant charged with drunk driving retires

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Posted at 6:20 PM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 21:28:27-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police sergeant charged with two misdemeanors, following a DUI incident in October has retired, according to BPD officials.

Officials said on Oct. 5, 2019 around 1 p.m., Sergeant Jeff Saso, who was off-duty, crashed his motorcycle into the center median near the 3500 block of Rosedale Highway.

Saso was reportedly traveling 60 mph when he lost control. Court records showed Saso's blood alcohol content level was .119 when he crashed his motorcycle.

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According to a witness's statement, when Saso crashed his motorcycle he and a female passenger on the bike were both ejected and landed on the ground.
Saso reportedly sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital. Officials also said a passenger riding with Saso sustained minor visible injuries and refused medical aid.

On Dec. 18, 2019 he pleaded no contest to one of his DUI charges against him.