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Assemblyman Roger Hernandez arrested for DUI in Concord

Thursday, March 29, 2012

imageDon’t recognize the mug shot? That’s Assemblyman Roger Hernandez, the former mayor of West Covina in suburban Los Angeles and considered a rising star as the Democratic Caucus’s assistant majority whip. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI outside Concord’s Crowne Plaza Hotel about 2 a.m. Tuesday after he failed a field sobriety test and refused to take a breathalyzer test, Capitol Alert reports today. He’s maintaining his innocence. An excerpt:
Hernandez said that he had "two, maybe three glasses of wine over the course of a period longer than four hours after dinner. I was not drunk. ... I felt very clear and coherent. I felt very comfortable driving." Asked if he was alone, Hernandez said, "I won't get into that." Police reports said that Hernandez, the driver, was accompanied by a 29-year-old woman who was not taken into custody.

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