Drunk Dem Assemblyman Arrested in CA


Democratic California Assemblyman Roger Hernandez has been charged for drunken driving by local authorities, after police caught the politician weaving through traffic with a 29-year-old woman in his car.

The Sacramento Bee reports on the charges:

Laboratory results found that Hernandez’ blood-alcohol level at the time of the test was 0.08 percent, the level at which a driver can be charged with drunken driving. The lawmaker was tested about an hour after he was taken into custody, police said.

Hernandez could not be reached immediately for comment today. When lab results were released last week, however, he apologized for his actions and said the findings serve as a “huge wake-up call for me.”‘

“I may have made a poor judgment thinking that I was sober enough to drive after a couple of drinks over the course of an evening,” he said. “Had I thought I was mentally or physically impaired to drive, I would not have gone behind the wheel of a car.”

Hernandez, accompanied by a 29-year-old woman, was stopped by officers in the parking lot of the Crowne Plaza Hotel about 2 a.m. on a weekday. The Toyota Camry he was driving—an Assembly vehicle—had been spotted weaving inside a lane on Concord Avenue, officers said.