A Los Angeles County prosecutor appeared intoxicated when he was involved in a collision with renowned radio host “Big Boy” this week in Calabasas.
Tuesday afternoon, Big Boy, whose real name is Kurt Alexander, was rear-ended by a BMW sedan on Parkway Calabasas.
The driver of the BMW was identified by authorities as Michael Pettersen, a longtime attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Video footage from the scene shows clearly a drunk suspect drinking from a bottle of alcohol in the driver’ seat while Alexander and his party wait on the side of the road.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies struggle to drag Pettersen into a patrol vehicle as he collapses onto the ground, appearing drunk. He was booked on felony DUI charges.
Alexander’s driver was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.
Pettersen worked for the DA’s office for 28 years before being placed on leave in January 2017. Even though he remains an employee of the department, the DA’s office said, “His law license was suspended in September 2017.”
According to court records, Pettersen was previously arrested for driving under the influence charges in Ventura County back in December 2014. A warrant was issued when he failed to appear for a court hearing.
He was cited for driving with a suspended license in September 2016. A warrant was issued earlier this year when he failed to appear to his court hearing for that case.