Councilman Jose Huizar was not drunk when he crashed his Toyota Highlander in Boyle Heights last night, according to the LAPD.
Huizar was at the intersection of 1st Street and Boyle Avenue when he was involved in a three-car accident about 6:30 p.m., said LAPD Det. Gus Villanueva.
Huizar was given a field sobriety test. “He definitely passed,” said LAPD PIO Venus Hall. “He was very cooperative.”
One person complained of a minor injury, and was seen by paramedics and released.
Rick Coca, Huizar's spokesman, issued the following statements:
“Councilmember Huizar was involved in a minor traffic accident this evening near 1st and Boyle near his home in Boyle Heights. LAPD gave the Councilmember a DUI sobriety test, which of course he passed. The Councilmember is glad that nobody was seriously injured.”
“I can confirm that three cars were involved and the Councilmember was given a breathalyzer test, which registered a zero.”
Just Diet 7-Up for that guy, apparently.