Assemblyman Roger Hernandez, 36, of the 57th District based in West Covina, was arrested in Concord, California on March 27, 2012 on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Hernandez was pulled over when officers observed him swerving and failing to use turn signals. When Hernandez refused a breathalyzer test, officers initiated a field sobriety test. It was then that officers determined there was enough probable cause to arrest Hernandez on suspicion of driving under the influence. A sample of Hernandez’s blood was taken at the Concord Police Jail for later analysis.
Hernandez’s passenger, a 29 year old female Kaiser lobbyist, was released at the scene.
A Concord Police press-release issued on April 25, 2012 stated that the chemical tests determined that, at the time of the incident, Hernandez’s blood alcohol content was 0.08%.
The investigation has been turned over to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office for review of possible prosecution.