Back in June, it was reported that the brother-in-law of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was arrested on suspicion of DUI. His arraignment on those charges was recently postponed until October 6.
Roger Clinton was also ordered by a judge to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous class every week or show proof of being enrolled in an alcohol education program.
Los Angeles Superior Court records show that the city prosecutors in Redondo Beach have charged Clinton with one count of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or more.
Clinton was not required to attend the arraignment.
The charges come from an incident that took place on June 5. Another motorist contacted police about a driver who was possibly drunk and driving southbound on the Pacific Coast Highway.
Police stopped the suspect vehicle at Torrance Boulevard and South Prospect Avenue. Along with Clinton, who was driving, were three other passengers.
Clinton failed the precursory field sobriety tests, which included walking in a line, standing on one leg, and the officers testing how the suspect’s eyes move from side to side.
A police report indicated that breathalyzer exams given at the scene had Clinton’s blood-alcohol levels at 0.230 and 0.237. At the police station, Clinton refused to take a third breath test. He also refused a blood test. The decision to refuse the test resulted in an automatic one-year suspension of his license under a 1990 law aimed at deterring drunk driving.
Clinton has a previous DUI charge. In 2001, he was arrested in Hermosa Beach. He ultimately pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving.
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