Jonathan Chel, Off-Duty LAPD Cop, Popped for Drunken Driving After Crash at McDonald's

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"STOP!"
A Fullerton man who was off-duty from his job as a Los Angeles police officer was arrested earlier today on suspicion of drunken driving after his vehicle flew off an offramp and crash landed into a McDonald's restaurant drive-thru in Diamond Bar.

Jonathan Chel was taken into custody at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, where the 29-year-old was treated for moderate but non-life-threatening injuries.

No one else was injured in the crash, and Chel was the only occupant of the Mazda 3 passenger vehicle. He had to be pulled out by Los Angeles County firefighters.

This happened around 1:15 a.m. near the Brea Canyon Road offramp of the eastbound 60, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Rodrigo Jimenez, who told City News Service there is about a 50-foot divide between the offramp and the Mickey D's drive-thru area.

And, no, you do not get fries with that.

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Whackadoodle
Whackadoodle

awww a Drunk Cop say it isn't so, courts will let him off with  a slap and  a trip to rehab.

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

I am sure he wasn't drunk.  He was just very hungry and took a short cut to get a Big Mac and fries.  

OCCOPWATCH.COM
OCCOPWATCH.COM

Protect and Serve! 

and they wonder why people shoot at them...

Patti Page
Patti Page

So much for upholding the law huh?

Denise Wilson
Denise Wilson

He wanted to cut in front at the drive thru.

Evan White
Evan White

he'll likely get a slap on the wrist- no jail time and no suspended license.

Steve Tegerstrand
Steve Tegerstrand

Give him a week in jail for every DUI arrest he's made in his career!!!

Geof Dail
Geof Dail

Man, he must've been drunk - everyone knows when you have a late night craving, you go to Del or INO.

taidodinh
taidodinh

pigs they do drink too they r almost human

roman_archer
roman_archer

I saw the news footage of the carnage left behind by this guys reckless drunk driving. It's amazing he didn't kill anybody. News reports also indicated the driver was speeding when he lost control of his vehicle.

guest2014
guest2014

a drunk LAPD officer???Gee, WHAT a surprise --- NOT!

roman_archer
roman_archer

I watched the video, but what is more dramatic is the written commentary by the person who shot the footage. If I didn't live a few blocks from this person, I would suspect they were a winey nut case. But they are not! This is commen place in the downtown area.

gm0622
gm0622

He was the Fullerton PD training officer
. Teaching ethics and citizen relations

roman_archer
roman_archer

@fishwithoutbicycle at the very least it's funny. Hey homegirl, come back to this thread and check out the video lInk posted by Hell Beach. I thought it was interesting.

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