|For Immediate Release
Case # 08CF2888
October 7, 2008
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
LOS ANGELES SHERIFF’S DEPUTY CHARGED WITH RUNNING RED LIGHT AND INJURING TWO IN CRASH WHILE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney announced today that a veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been charged with injuring two people after running a red light and crashing into their car while driving under the influence of alcohol. Robert Andrew Moran, 42, Buena Park, is charged with one felony count of driving under the influence causing injury and one felony count of driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or more causing injury with sentencing enhancements for causing great bodily injury to multiple victims. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 12 years in state prison. The People will be requesting that he be held on $70,000 bail. The defendant is out of custody and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
At approximately 5:25 a.m. on June 29, 2008, Moran is accused of driving southbound on Beach Boulevard in Stanton in a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued Chevrolet sport utility vehicle. He is accused of being under the influence of alcohol and having a blood alcohol level above the legal limit of .08 percent. At the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Garden Grove Boulevard, he is accused of driving through a red light and crashing into the driver’s side door of a Mazda sedan. The driver, Elias A., 33, and his female passenger, Savanah K., 20, were both rendered unconscious and transported to a local hospital.
Deputy District Attorney Keith Bogardus of the Special Prosecutions Unit is prosecuting this case.