According to obtained police reports, Roger Clinton (Hillary Clinton's brother-in-law) had a blood-alcohol level of 0.23 following his arrest for driving under the influence in Redondo Beach last month. Clinton was pulled over on June 5th by police after a caller reported a reckless driver and law enforcement saw Clinton's car speeding and swerving on Pacific Coast Highway.
Clinton told officers he was on his way home from Venice Beach, where he had two glasses of wine in between 4 and 5 pm. Clinton was pulled over at 7:25 pm, with three passengers in his car. The officers reported a strong odor of alcohol emanating from Clinton's car, breath, and person. The officers explained the field sobriety test, but Clinton was unable to take a balance test or walk in a straight line. According to the officers, they discontinued the second test because Clinton was having trouble standing.
Clinton was arrested and released on $15,000 bail the following morning after refusing another breath or blood test following his arrest. Redondo Beach City Prosecutor Melanie Chavira plans to file misdemeanor driving-under-the-influence charges. Clinton has lived in the South Bay area for many years, including Lomita, Redondo Beach, and Torrance. In 2001, Clinton was arrested in Hermosa Beach for drunken driving which resulted in probation and community service. Clinton previously was granted a presidential pardon by his brother, former President Bill Clinton, for a 1985 cocaine possession conviction.
Clinton is scheduled for arraignment on September 2nd, before Judge George Bird in Torrance court. Clinton faces up to six months in county jail and up to $1,000 in fines if convicted, and could be sentenced to an additional 48 hours in jail for refusing chemical testing.