State Assemblyman Found Not Guilty of DUI Arrest

MARTINEZ – Jurors on Monday found Assemblyman Roger Hernandez, D-West Covina, not guilty of one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence in connection with his DUI arrest in the Bay Area city of Concord this year.

But the case isn’t over yet: The same jury was hung 6-6 on a second misdemeanor count of driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or higher. The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office said it will announce whether to retry Hernandez on the mistrial charge at a Sept. 17 hearing.

If you would like more information, please call the Pasadena DUI Lawyers at (626) 388-1521.


Motorcyclist Dies in Crash in Angeles Crest Highway Near Pasadena

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST – A 30-year-old motorcyclist died following a collision with a U.S. Forest Service SUV on Angeles Crest Highway, where he died at a hospital shortly thereafter near Woodwardia Canyon.

He was on his 2011 Triumph motorcycle he lost control for “unknown” reasons.  Both the rider and motorcycle collided with a U.S. Forest Service SUV, and the driver was not injured.  The cause of the crash remained under investigation by the CHP’s Altadena office.

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DUI Checkpoints are Effective in Whittier

WHITTIER – The Whittier Police Department arrested two people of alleged intoxication a a checkpoint overnight late last Friday and early Saturday, officials said.  According to the Whittier Police, a total of 913 vehicles passed through the checkpoint.

Five drivers were given field sobriety tests, resulting in the two DUI arrests, 19 tickets to motorists were issued and a total of six vehicles were impounded during the checkpoint.

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The Los Angeles County Will be Cracking Down this Labor Day Weekend

LOS ANGELES COUNTY – The Los Angeles county enforcement officials will begin county wide checkpoints on Friday.

About 100 police, California Highway Patrol and sheriff’s stations known collectively as the “Avoid the 100 Task Force” will be out in force through Labor Day in search of those who choose to drive while drunk or high, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.

Agencies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to the Pasadena Police Department will take part in the effort.

San Gabriel Valley-area checkpoints to be held during the crackdown include:  Pasadena, San Gabriel, Baldwin Park, South Pasadena, Norwalk, West Covina, Altadena and Santa Fe Springs.

DUI Auto Crash with Local Police

Whittier-A young woman was drinking and driving when she almost crashed her automobile into a police car, which resulted in a chase.  She fled the scene and was charged with a felony drunk driving and hit-and-run, and she was charged with a DUI.  The incident began shortly before 1 a.m. when a police officer had to swerve his patrol car to avoid being hit by an oncoming car with no headlights. The officer tried to pull over the car, which led the officer on a brief chase before the pursuit was cancelled, according to the police statement.   The young woman is being held on $100,000.00 bail.

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