A former O. C. Newport Beach City Attorney was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after causing a solo DUI-related accident.
At 7:30pm on Friday, 53-year-old David Hunt of Santa Ana was driving in a parking lot five minutes away from his office at the west end of Ford Road near Mesa View when he allegedly hit a parked vehicle. Once officers arrived at the scene of the accident, they had Hunt perform a DUI field sobriety test before he was arrested. At around 2:10am, Hunt was released on his own recognizance and officers declined to provide the results of the tests and blood alcohol level.
This arrest was reportedly Hunt’s second arrest in a little over a year. Hunt was arrested in 2010 on suspicion of domestic violence after an altercation with his wife and son. No charges were filed and Hunt continued working as a city attorney. Unfortunately for Hunt, the city of Newport Beach decided to terminate their agreement after he was arrested for driving under the influence.
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