Morning Brief on the AlarCON Political Machine for Thursday
On the night of Dec. 30, 2011, Alarcon was driving south on Route 18 out of Big Bear Lake with her 10-year-old daughter in the car. The 2009 Volvo she was driving got a flat tire, and her car was blocking traffic in the one lane of the twisty and sometimes treacherous main route out of the mountainous ski resort area. When California Highway Patrol Officer Raymond Thomas arrived on the scene, it was clear that a field sobriety test of Alarcon was in order.Alarcon failed. She blew at least a 0.15 blood alcohol percent by weight, almost twice the legal limit for a DUI, according to court documents. She was arrested and charged on the spot with two counts of driving under the influence and one count of willful cruelty to a child."We view the child as not having a choice as far as being in the vehicle," CHP Public Information Officer Ben Baker said.
An enabling "Old Gray Hag on Spring Street" provides cover for AlarCON.
The San Bernardino District Attorney filed misdemeanor DUI and child cruelty charges against Alarcon in June, but the media either ignored that news or never learned of it.Alarcon is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing next week. Alarcon's lawyer, Michael Scafiddi, several days ago told the that he expected two of the three charges to be dropped, a claim that has been widely repeated by California media. But when contacted San Bernardino District Attorney spokesman Christopher Lee, he said, "That couldn't be further from the truth. We have no intention of dismissing the charges."
Was this "meeting" held at Getty House?
Alarcon met with Mayor Villaraigosa last December, the day after her DUI. Officials won't say if she offered to resign, but it's now clear the mayor allowed her to slip out of it with her job and reputation intact.
Wonder what constitutes "slipping out" in Mayor Antonio Villar's thought process?
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14