DA: No DUI Charges for Oakland City Councilman

By The Associated Press
|  Friday, Jan 14, 2011  |  Updated 7:45 AM PDT
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DA: No DUI Charges for Oakland City Councilman

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Alameda County prosecutors say an Oakland city council member who failed a field sobriety test last month won't face charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The Oakland Tribune reports District Attorney Nancy O'Malley's office decided it lacked sufficient evidence to charge Ignacio De La Fuente with misdemeanor DUI.

DA's office spokeswoman Teresa Drenick says evidence in the case -- primarily blood alcohol test results -- couldn't prove De La Fuente was over the legal limit when he was pulled over Dec. 23.

Drenick declined to release the blood alcohol level.

The California Highway Patrol says De La Fuente was stopped on Interstate 580 after an officer clocked his vehicle traveling 80 mph in a 65 mph zone and observed him making unsafe lane changes.

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