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November accident results in DUI charge

Published 3:38 pm, Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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David Fernandez, 47, of Riverside was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 31, on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving, failure to drive right and failure to secure a seatbelt in connection with a car crash at about 2 a.m. on Nov. 4.

After obtaining a search warrant for his medical records from Norwalk Hospital, which showed that his blood had an alcohol level above the acceptable limit within the law at the time of the crash, police obtained an arrest warrant, according to the report. He turned himself in on Thursday, Jan. 31.

According to police, Fernandez lost control of his Jeep Grand Cherokee while traveling south on Route 123 and struck an unknown object. The result of the collision was a flat right front tire. Fernandez continued driving, which caused the tire to disintegrate. Scuff marks on the road indicated that Fernandez weaved back and forth, went through a stop sign and ran into concrete bridge guardrail on the west side of 123, at Brushy Ridge Road, according to police. He was found unresponsive with face injuries, according to police.

He posted a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, Feb. 13.