Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
LOS ANGELES SHERIFF’S DEPUTY CONVICTED OF INJURING TWO IN CRASH WHILE DRIVING
UNDER THE INFLUENCE
SANTA ANA – A veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was convicted today of injuring two people after crashing into their car while driving under the influence of alcohol. Robert Andrew Moran, 42, Buena Park, pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence causing injury and one misdemeanor count of driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or more causing injury. He is expected to be sentenced to six months in jail three years informal probation at his sentencing on Sept. 30, 2009, 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 was driving southbound on Beach Boulevard in Stanton in a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued Chevrolet sport utility vehicle. He was under the influence of alcohol and had a blood alcohol level above the legal limit of .08 percent. In the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Garden Grove Boulevard, he crashed 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. At the time of the crash, Elias A. was in possession of and tested positive for methamphetamine. He also tested positive for benzodiazepines and opiates.
Deputy District Attorney Keith Bogardus of the Special Prosecutions Unit prosecuted this case.