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Drunk-driving charges filed against DWP supervisor

Los Angeles prosecutors filed drunk-driving charges Monday against a Department of Water and Power supervisor suspected of crashing his city vehicle into three cars while intoxicated, officials said.

Isaac Chavez, 43, was arrested April 25 in Van Nuys after his DWP truck hit cars parked on Kester Avenue, said William Carter, chief deputy to City Attorney Carmen Trutanich.

Chavez had two open containers of what appeared to be vodka in the truck, Carter said.

Chavez, a resident of Palmdale, was booked at the Van Nuys jail and released on $15,000 bail. He has a hearing scheduled for May 17.


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