Driver with 4 prior DUIs found passed out behind steering wheel in Costa Mesa intersection


COSTA MESA    A 29-year-old Anaheim man with four prior driving under the influence convictions was found passed out behind the steering wheel of his car and arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, police said.

The incident was reported to Costa Mesa Police on Sat. August 12 at 7:53 p.m., when a motorist driving on the 405 freeway called 911 reporting a Honda swerving across multiple lanes of the freeway, said Sgt. Matt Selenske.

The motorist followed the Honda as it exited at Fairview Road and then watched the car stop at the intersection with Paularino Avenue blocking several lanes of traffic.

Police officers arrived at 8:03 p.m. and found the man, identified as Ruben Gonzalez, passed out behind the steering wheel, Selenske said.

“They conducted a DUI investigation and arrested him for drunken driving,” Selenske said. “He had four prior DUI convictions within the last…



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