Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Lake Forest Council member Peter Herzog to be arraigned on DUI charges

Posted By CotoBlogzz

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA  -  Lake Forest City Council member Peter Alan Herzog,  is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow for driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol content of .18 percent, more than twice the legal limit.

According to the Orange County District Attorney’s (OCDA) office, Herzog, 57, Lake Forest, is charged with one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of alcohol and one misdemeanor count of driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or more with a sentencing enhancement allegation for having a blood alcohol level of .15 percent. He is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow, Thursday, March 14, 2013

At approximately 8:15 p.m. on Nov. 17, 2012, Herzog is accused of making a left turn from Portola Parkway onto Lake Forest Drive and driving on the wrong side of the road. The defendant is accused of driving over the center median to get back on to the westbound lanes. Herzog is then accused of making a wide left turn from Lake Forest Drive on to Regency Lane and hitting the right side of the curb. He is accused of crossing into the opposing lane of traffic swerving back and forth across lanes until he arrived at his home.

Motorists reported the driving to the Orange County Sheriff's Department, who investigated this case, and arrested Herzog at his home.

Deputy District Attorney Joe Koller is prosecuting this case

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