California Assemblyman Drives Drunk


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.

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One Response to California Assemblyman Drives Drunk

  1. Teresa Goodall says:

    I was in court a few times with my son. I noticed that every person that has had a DUI seems to lose their jobs over all the requirements the courts put on them. My son included. He had an excellent job that could have been kept and the court knew it. If they gave him house arrest. All the requirements that they ask for from these people is not right. They end up having no way to pay their fines. The state is’nt gonna collect money from any of them because they do not work with the people. Most end up in jail, where the state has to pay to house them and it all could of been avoided. Most of these people are hard working indivisuals. The state claims its bankrupt, no wonder. When there is ways of making it benefisials for both parties the should. The person with the DUI does suffer, which they should, but not to the point of ridicules. I’m sure the state is housing people that could of been paying them but now are unable to. No wonder they are broke.

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