Posted By CotoBlogzz 06-30-2010 04:00 PM
Early in the morning on Dec. 13, 2009, Hewlett drove home from a friend's house while intoxicated after consuming several alcoholic beverages. At approximately 1:45 a.m., the defendant lost control of his vehicle in Villa Park, drove up over the curb and across the grass, and crashed into a planter in the front yard of a home. The residence is the home of Orange County Supervisor Bill Campbell.
A passing teenage motorist contacted his father, who called 911. When police arrived, Hewlett displayed objective signs of intoxication including emitting a strong odor of alcohol, having watery eyes, and a lack of balance. At approximately 3:30 a.m., an hour and 45 minutes after the crash, Hewlett had a blood alcohol level of .13 percent., according to the OCDA’s office.
At the time of his arrest, Hewlett was in possession of a controlled substance, Xanax, for which he does not have a prescription.
Deputy District Attorney Brock Zimmon of the Special Prosecutions Unit prosecuted this