Everyone who drinks and drives is susceptible to getting a DUI charge. It often doesn’t matter who you are when you are pulled over by the police. People who are celebrities, politicians, and regular citizens get pulled over daily for DUI.
Two Los Angeles City Hall aides were arrested earlier this month on suspicion of DUI charges.
Fredy Ceja, a spokesman for City Councilman Gil Cedillo, was involved in a collision with a with a Metro Bus in downtown Los Angeles. The accident occurred near 6th and Spring Street. The arrest occurred shortly after midnight on Saturday, March 12th.
Ceja had been driving a personal vehicle at the time of the accident. He was being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.
About an hour following Ceja’s arrest, another aide for the Los Angeles City Hall was also arrested. Fredy Torres, a field deputy for Councilman Marqueese Harris-Dawson, was arrested in south Los Angeles. The arrest took place near 43rd street and McKinley Avenue.
Torres had spent the evening running errands in a city-issued vehicle preparing for a tree-planting event to be held on Saturday. At the time of his arrest, he was less than a block away from his home.
36-year old Ceja and 27-year old Torres were both arrested on misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
Torres was released from jail at about noon on Saturday.
Neither man could be reached for comment.
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