California Assemblyman Roger Hernandez
I suppose this is why we have trial by jury. But, the California Assemblyman better save it for court.
Hernández, who represents Baldwin Park in the State Assembly, said that he trusts the judicial system and that results from toxicology examinations, taken after his arrest in Concord, will show that he was “under the legal limit.”
This statement stands in contrast to information given by the Concord Police Department, assuring in April that Hernández “was intoxicated” after his arrest.
“My defense is working with attorneys to evaluate the analysis. Remember that it was Concord Police who put out a press release suggesting that my [blood alcohol] level was above 0.08%,” said Hernández.
“Bu they never showed that analysis and now it is in the hands of my defense, and I can say that I am very confident of the results and that they will show that I was not above the legal limit,” Hernandez added. “Sooner or later there will be a positive outcome.”
However, in the political arena, the legal limit or not, was it appropriate for this POL, driving a state of California car, to drive after drinking.
It is Hernandez’s judgment that really is on trial here.The trial begins August 7th.
Here in this audio recording embedded below you can hear Hernandez make his plea: