Truck driver busted for DUI may get to keep license

A South City freight truck hauler arrested for DUI while headed to work should not have his commercial driver’s license stripped, a judge said Monday.

The court said the DMV should take no official action against Sergio Hernandez, 41, who was found guilty on two DUI counts Monday.

Hernandez “showed remorse” and “took the [court] proceedings very seriously” in the DUI case that happened in Redwood City on Feb. 7, San Mateo County Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

Hernandez was pulled over in the parking lot for the Church of Scientology for speeding around 1:05 a.m., police said.

He admitted to drinking 2 to 3 Corona beers. He told cops he was driving to work in South San Francisco.

During sentencing Monday, Judge Marta Diaz said she would do “anything in her power” to convince the DMV not to take away Hernandez’s commercial license, Wagstaffe said.

“The court went on to further say that the defendant got wrapped up in something a lot of people do and that the judge was confident that the defendant would not commit a DUI again,” he said.

Hernandez was sentenced to two days county jail, three years court probation and fined more than $1,700.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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