SALINAS – Monterey County District 1 Supervisor Luis Alejo was stopped and arrested by the California Freeway Patrol on suspicion of driving below the affect Friday evening, in response to the CHP Monterey Space workplace.
“I take full accountability for my actions. I made a poor choice that I actually remorse and can by no means make once more. I sincerely apologize to my constituents and the individuals of Monterey County,” mentioned Alejo in a ready assertion to the Herald.
At about midnight Friday, the California Freeway Patrol was conducting visitors enforcement within the Prunedale space in unincorporated Monterey County when a 2011 Ford Escape, touring on San Miguel Canyon Highway, was noticed displaying impaired driving habits.
The CHP performed an enforcement cease at San Miguel Canyon Highway and Robust Circle on the automobile with the lone occupant and driver recognized as Alejo.
In the course of the cease, the officer noticed indicators of impairment and Alejo was arrested. The supervisor was charged with driving below the affect and driving with a blood-alcohol content material of 0.08 or increased.
In line with the California Freeway Patrol, after gathering the required proof, Alejo was cited with a promise to seem in courtroom. He was launched from the CHP Monterey Space Workplace to a sober member of the family who ensured that Alejo wouldn’t proceed to drive.
The CHP mentioned in its press launch that so as to enhance the obtainable patrol hours for detection and apprehension of impaired drivers, California Freeway Patrol Handbook 70.4, chapter 4, permits the Space Commander to undertake a Cite and Launch Program for misdemeanor DUI arrestees.
The CHP mentioned you will need to observe that people cited and launch pursuant to the coverage should nonetheless face felony justice proceedings for the offense.
The case has been forwarded to the Monterey County District Lawyer’s Workplace for submitting of the 2 expenses.