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DUI suspect lies about his real name
Jose Perez Hernandez
Jose Perez Hernandez

Citizen reports about a reckless driver in a Nissan Frontier led to the arrest of a 32-year-old Modesto man Thursday morning who appeared to be intoxicated and lied to police about his identity.

At 10:33 a.m., Ceres Police Officer Matthew Myers went searching the 2800 block of Hatch Road for the vehicle and found it inside the Voyagers Cove Mobile Home Park located at 2845 Hatch Road. Officer Myers contacted the driver, Jose Perez Hernandez, 32, of Modesto who was displaying the signs and symptoms of someone under the influence of alcohol, which prompted a DUI investigation. Officer Myers arrested Hernandez who provided a breath sample showing that his blood stream had nearly four times the legal limit of alcohol for an adult to drive. He also gave the officer a fake name.

Hernandez was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center where his true identity was revealed as well as the fact that he was on felony probation and wanted on felony warrant for assault. Hernandez was charged with DUI, providing a false identity to a police officer and the felony warrant.