Assembly Member Roger Hernandez, was “legally intoxicated” according to blood test results taken when , the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported Wednesday.
Hernández, whose district includes Baldwin Park, had an 0.08 alcohol blood level at the moment of his arrest, which is considered legally intoxicated, according to the Tribune.
After the incident last month, the legislator told the Sacramento Bee that he hoped the evidence will “show that he was not drunk.” Subsequently, Hernandez
“I want my constituents to know that I am very sorry about this incident because it is embarrassing for my community and it’s unfortunate that negative news reports will be a result of this,” he said to the Sacramento Bee. “However, in the end, the results will be in my favor,” he added.
The investigation has been transferred to the District Attorneys Office in Contra Costa County for review, the Tribune said.
UPDATED 6:00 p.m. Statement from Assemblymember released:
“The results from the blood alcohol test released today are 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. Had I thought I was mentally or physically impaired to drive, I would not have gone behind the wheel of a car.
I look forward to fully looking into the specifics of the test for more information. I hope that others can learn from how dangerous it could be to drink any amount of alcohol prior to driving, as I have.
I offer my sincerest apologies to the constituents that I serve in the 57th Assembly District, to my family, colleagues, and staff for any embarrassment I may have caused.”