A state assemblyman from Southern California has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence in connection with a .
Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Bobbi Spinola said today that Roger Hernandez, D-West Covina, pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor DUI counts on May 8.
Hernandez, 36, is scheduled to appear in court on June 20 for a pretrial conference, Spinola said.
The assemblyman and assistant majority whip was arrested March 27 at about 2 a.m. after police observed his vehicle weaving on the road and failing to use signals near Concord Avenue and Meridian Park Boulevard, police said.
After indicated that Hernandez had a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit at the time of his arrest, Hernandez issued a statement apologizing for his "poor judgment."
- Bay City News Service