On Aug. 22 at approximately 1:12 a.m. officers on
patrol observed a vehicle stopped in the number one southbound lane of 20th St.
with its hazard lights flashing.
As the patrol unit approached the vehicle from behind to determine why it was blocking the lane, a male subject exited from the driver’s seat. As he exited, he almost fell down and had to grab onto the driver’s side door for support.
Officers also smelled a strong odor of alcohol on the subject’s breath and that his eyes were watery and bloodshot. After having the subject sit down on the curb officers also noticed damage to the front end of the vehicle indicating it had been involved in a collision. At this point the California Highway Patrol (CHP) was notified.
While waiting for the CHP to respond the suspect abruptly stood up from the curb and attempted to walk away. The officers instructed him to “sit back down.” However, the suspect stumbled backwards and almost fell.
As the officers attempted to aid the suspect from falling, the suspect began to fight with them. The suspect was then handcuffed and placed under arrest. After being transported to the Santa Monica Jail the suspect was booked for 241(a) PC – Assault on a Peace Officer, and 23152(a) CVC-DUI. Bail: $ 20,000.
Suspect: Breceda, Peter Anthony Jr. M /Hispanic 11/22/1953 (59) Resident of Los Angeles.