Assemblyman Acquitted of DUI Charges
By City News Service
Assemblyman Roger Hernandez, D-West Covina, was acquitted by a Contra Costa County jury last Friday of a drunken driving charge, and he said he was anxious to get back to work with the Legislature after a two-week trial.
Hernandez had been charged with driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 or greater. Jurors found Hernandez not guilty of the DUI count, and could not reach a verdict on the blood-alcohol charge.
The charges stemmed from a March 27 traffic stop in Concord in Northern California. Police said Hernandez’s state-issued car had been swerving and that the lawmaker failed a field sobriety test. Officials said a lab test determined his blood-alcohol level was 0.08.
Hernandez challenged the accuracy of the test, insisting he had only had
two glasses of wine in the five hours before his arrest.Print This Post
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