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Councilman Huizar's accident involved 3 cars, spokesman says

October 26, 2012 |  6:49 am

Three cars were involved in a minor traffic accident that City Councilman Jose Huizar was in before he was given a DUI sobriety test that he passed, a spokesman said.

"I can confirm that three cars were involved and the Councilmember was given a breathalyzer test, which registered a zero," Huizar spokesman Rick Coca said in a statement Thursday night after the accident.

The accident was reported about 7 p.m. on East 1st Street near the 101 Freeway in Boyle Heights, the Los Angeles Police Department said. One person at the scene complained of injuries and was examined by paramedics but not taken to a hospital, police said.

Police described Huizar as cooperative as he was being tested. He was released afterward.

At the scene, Huizar's Toyota Highlander was parked behind a General Motors Saturn, which had major damage on the trunk. The accident was being investigated by Central Traffic Division detectives.

Huizar, 44, was elected to the City Council in 2005 with the support of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. He lives in Boyle Heights. His 14th District stretches from downtown to Eagle Rock.


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