La Mirada Mayor Gabe Garcia Arrested For DUI

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Oldschool

Whittier, CA

#1 Jan 18, 2013
Being an example to the community:

"La Mirada Mayor Gabe Garcia was arrested on Thursday night after he was involved in a single vehicle accident while driving under the influence, the La Mirada Lamplighter and Los Cerritos Community Newspaper has learned.

Garcia was driving along the 14700 Block of Tacuba Road in La Mirada at around 10:30 p.m. when he struck an unknown object, according to Captain Pat Maxwell of the Norwalk Sheriff’s Station.
Maxwell said that Garcia was held at the Norwalk Station for approximately eight hours before being released after a citation was issued."

http://www.loscerritosnews.net/2013/01/18/bre...
Lalalala

Norwalk, CA

#2 Jan 18, 2013
Taxi might be a good call next time, mayor.
Great

Foothill Ranch, CA

#3 Jan 18, 2013
That just makes me sick! What a dissapointment. Resign now
Great

Foothill Ranch, CA

#4 Jan 18, 2013
Wait a minute I thought he was the jerk that wanted all bars out of La Mirada............
the ONE

United States

#5 Jan 18, 2013
resign you hypocrite. Your an embarrassment loser politician
Mark

La Puente, CA

#6 Jan 18, 2013
This is the last straw for GABE GARCIA. He let the job go to his head. It's hypocritical to try to shut down bars and liquor stores in La Mirada, then cruise our streets loaded up on BOOZE. It's dangerous, irresponsible and civic leaders should know better. He needs to go bye bye now. Thank God someone else is running for city council so we can move on with someone who will respect the city and its leadership. Here's one for the road GABE. Cheers!
Oldschool

Santa Fe Springs, CA

#7 Jan 18, 2013
Hit a parked car. No injuries other than his pride and reputation and the office of the mayor.

"La Mirada Mayor Gabriel Garcia has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after he crashed into a parked car, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said Friday.

The crash occurred about 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the 14700 block of Tacuba Drive, said Sgt. Greg Arnold of the Sheriff's Department's Norwalk station, which patrols La Mirada.

No one was injured in the crash, Arnold said, and Garcia was released Friday on a citation."

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/01...
Reasonable Person

La Habra, CA

#8 Jan 18, 2013
Making a mistake doesn't condemn someone as a terrible person, and it doesn't mean that he hates the community and doesn't want what's best for it. You guys have never done anything you're embarrassed about? How would you like it if your mistakes were publicized and everyone took turns criticizing you for them? I think some of you glass houses need to calm down and stop throwing stones. Yes, his actions were irresponsible, but does that make him an "embarrassment loser" or someone who "disrespects the city"? Take it easy, guys.
La Mirada Man

Tulsa, OK

#9 Jan 18, 2013
Garcia is the quintessential portrayal of a hypocrite. How can this man profess his commitment to public safety when he himself is a danger to the public. Yes he hit a parked car, but most DUI drivers don't hit anything. They are stopped during routine traffic stops. The mere fact that he was so intoxicated that he actually hit something (within the city no less) makes it an egregious offense. He should resign effective immediately and be shamed for his actions. "Reasonable Person" makes reference to mistakes we all make and this is true we all make mistakes; however, there are consequences for our mistakes. Garcia should be and is held to a higher standard given his public office. He represents La Mirada as its mayor. The fact that he actually spoke against anything alcohol related within the city only serves to add empty words. Ultimately anything he says now carries very little weight. He is a disgrace to the city and the residents he supposedly represents; a resignation is in order...
SMH

South Gate, CA

#10 Jan 18, 2013
Sitting back and reading all of the negative things you people have to say makes me sick. take a step back and think about this mans family before you bash him. we have all made mistakes im sure if we take a look in all of you past there is something you arent happy about doing.Gabe is a great caring man who made a mistake. i pray for him his family and all of you disgusting people on this site.
SMH

South Gate, CA

#11 Jan 18, 2013
Reasonable Person wrote:
Making a mistake doesn't condemn someone as a terrible person, and it doesn't mean that he hates the community and doesn't want what's best for it. You guys have never done anything you're embarrassed about? How would you like it if your mistakes were publicized and everyone took turns criticizing you for them? I think some of you glass houses need to calm down and stop throwing stones. Yes, his actions were irresponsible, but does that make him an "embarrassment loser" or someone who "disrespects the city"? Take it easy, guys.
AMEN!
SMH

South Gate, CA

#12 Jan 18, 2013
the ONE wrote:
resign you hypocrite. Your an embarrassment loser politician
worry about you issues in TX thank you. you have no idea what or who you even talking about
Give Me A Break

Pico Rivera, CA

#13 Jan 18, 2013
If he cared so much about his family he would not be drinking every night and drive while he is drunk. He is a public figure and of course this would have made the news. It is all over the news because of what HE did. He chose to drink. He chose to drive after drinking knowing that it is a violation of the law, but he must feel that he is above the law. Garcia has a drinking problem and he needs to step down from public office and seek help. He should have thought about his family and the embarrassment it would cause them by his drinking which eventually caught up to him.
To La Mirada Man

Pico Rivera, CA

#14 Jan 18, 2013
You Are So Right!
Concerned Parent

Buena Park, CA

#16 Jan 19, 2013
You are a alcoholic get help. Especially for your family.
LMgirl7

Norwalk, CA

#17 Jan 19, 2013
What a joke this man is! Ha! He deserves the embarrassment for his actions. He refused to let Cardinal liquor re-open somewhere else in LM because he thought it wasn't good for the city, well neither is HE!!!!!!!!
What about fields

Whittier, CA

#18 Jan 19, 2013
With the hit and run alcohol related deaths that have happened in La Mirada recently WTF was he thinking. At least the LM Sherrif didn't cover it up.
the ONE

United States

#19 Jan 19, 2013
think about his family? what if you hit some anything family and killed them. this guy needs to step down resign this week or we should all go to City Hall and protest his removal
vote for

Whittier, CA

#20 Jan 19, 2013
Andrew Sarega, Because corruptions better than a guy who had a few too many to drink and made a mistake. pause. wait
pulling everyone together

Cerritos, CA

#21 Jan 19, 2013
SMH wrote:
<quoted text>worry about you issues in TX thank you. you have no idea what or who you even talking about
F@#k yourself. You don't know who your talking about. HE NEEDS TO BE OUT OF OFFICE. not acceptable period

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