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November 26, 2020

King City man receives 2-year prison sentence for drunken driving

KING CITY — King City resident Osvaldo Chavez Herrejon, 30, was sentenced Nov. 10 to two years in prison for drunken driving.

On May 7, 2020, at 7:12 p.m., an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer observed a vehicle driving erratically to the point that it went off the roadway a couple of times and then hit a guardrail while traveling through a single-lane construction zone.

On-duty CHP officers caught up with the vehicle on Highway 101 at Wild Horse Canyon Drive and conducted a traffic stop, during which they observed the driver, Herrejon, was unsteady on his feet and that his speech was slurred. They also noticed the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and found a partially consumed 24-oz beer located on the passenger floorboard.

Herrejon failed to successfully perform a series of Field Sobriety Tests. He submitted to an evidentiary breath test that showed his blood alcohol content was .19%, which is twice the legal limit.

Monterey County District Attorney’s Office charged Herrejon with a felony count of driving with a blood alcohol content in excess of the legal limit, because he had suffered a prior felony conviction for DUI in 2015.

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