LOS ANGELES, CA – A Los Angeles area State Assemblyman is facing DUI charges after being pulled over in a Bay Area hotel parking lot.
Roger Hernandez, D-West Covina, was stopped Monday night after an officer noticed he was weaving in and out of lanes and was not using his turning signals. He was pulled over in a hotel parking lot and demonstrated signs of impairment.
According to police, Hernandez failed a field sobriety test and was arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was then taken issued a blood test and booked to the Martinez Detention Facility for booking.
Authorities are currently awaiting the results of the blood test before deciding whether to charge Hernandez with DUI.
Hernandez admitted to having “two, maybe three glasses of wine over the course of a period longer than four hours after dinner. I was not drunk. I believe the evidence will show that I was not drunk. I felt very clear and coherent. I felt very comfortable driving.”
He does not believe the officer had sufficient reason to pull him over.
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