Peter Herzog, Lake Forest City Councilman, Busted for DUI
But if you are an elected official somewhere in the County of Orange--unless that alternative news journalist was in the drunk tank with you--news would not get out about your boozy motoring until weeks later.
Case in point: Lake Forest City Councilman Peter Herzog.
The Orange County Sheriff's Department, which patrols the city of Lake Forest under a contract former mayor and current Councilman Herzog and his dais mates negotiate, is just revealing now Herzog was arrested on drunken driving charges on Nov. 17.
Witnesses saw a motorist driving erratically just before 8:20 p.m. near Lake Forest Drive and Regency Lane and followed the car less than a mile to a home on Coventry Lane. It was the home of 57-year-old Herzog, who arriving deputies arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
After a night in the Santa Ana jail, Herzog was released. He now has a Dec. 17 court date. We'll learn how that came out some time in January.