District Attorney

Dave Stevenson


Today, District Attorney Vern Pierson announced the February 26th, 2015, felony DUI conviction of six time offender Michael Ramirez. He was convicted of 2 counts of felony driving under the influence and 3 counts of driving on a suspended license. The Honorable Judge Kenneth Melikian also found true allegations that the defendant suffered 4 prior driving under the influence convictions, including a prior felony driving under the influence conviction, as well as allegations that the man previously served two prior prison terms within the last 10 years.

Sentencing was continued to April 6, 2015. Deputy District Attorney Michael P. Pizzuti, who prosecuted the case, said the People will ask the court to sentence the defendant to the maximum confinement time allowed by law based upon Ramirez’s prior felony driving under the influence offense and prison criminal record. Deputy District Attorney Pizzuti is assigned to vertically prosecute felony driving under the influence cases and vehicular manslaughter cases for the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office under a traffic safety grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.