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No charges filed by DA against man arrested after leaving car idle in Sacramento

On Monday, District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced her office declined to file charges against 40-year-old Craig Williams.

The Sacramento County District Attorney has declined to file charges against a Sacramento man who was arrested when police say he left his car idling and playing loud music outside a 7-Eleven in south Sacramento on May 4.

Initially, the police department said the driver, 40-year-old Craig Williams, was in violation of Sacramento City Code 10.36.090, which states:

“It is unlawful and a misdemeanor for any person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle to permit it to stand unattended in any public place, or any used or new car lot, or private or public parking lot, without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition and removing the ignition key from the vehicle. The registered owner of a vehicle found in violation of this section shall be held prima facia responsible for any such violation.”

As officers approached him to make contact, police said Williams, "refused to talk with the officer and was uncooperative." The officer then attempted to detain Williams, but he was "resistive." After a brief struggle, Williams was taken into custody.

Police say Williams was arrested for multiple violations, including a city code violation and resisting arrest.

On Monday, District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced her office declined to file charges against Williams.