On October 8 at approximately 1:30 a.m. an officer responded to the 3100 block of Pico Boulevard in response to a solo vehicle traffic collision. Upon arrival, the officer saw a grey car that was partially on the raised center median. A tree was knocked down and a sprinkler head was sheared off causing water to shoot in the air. The officer walked over to the driver, later identified as Carlos Fernandez, 39 of Marina del Rey, and asked him how the accident occurred. Fernandez told the officer that he had started to fall asleep while driving when he struck the median. The subject was asked if he was okay and he said he was fine. The officer on scene noticed that Fernandez had bloodshot, watery eyes, was swaying and that he had a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath and person. While being interviewed, he admitted to drinking, using prescription drugs and drugs earlier in the day. Fernandez was arrested for driving under the influence. Bail was set at $500.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *