Pleasanton man arrested for felony DUI

Early morning accident Sunday injured passenger, police say

A Pleasanton man has been arrested for felony DUI following a crash early Sunday morning, the second alleged DUI accident in a span of three days.

Pleasanton police say the crash happened around 2 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Stanley Boulevard and First Street.

Officers received a call that a car had crashed into a signal pole off the roadway and that its occupants were trapped inside. When they arrived on scene, they found 39-year-old Juan Martinez-Hernandez swaying from side to side in the driver's seat and trying to talk to his female passenger according to police, who allege they could smell alcohol coming from Martinez-Hernandez at the time.

The passenger was unconscious at the time but breathing.

Firefighters had to extricate both occupants from the car, which was reportedly heavily damaged. The driver and passenger were transported to Eden Medical Center.

Based on the evidence at the scene, officers allege Martinez-Hernandez was determined to have been driving under the influence and ordered a sample of his blood be taken at the hospital.

After being medically cleared, Martinez-Hernandez was arrested for felony DUI causing bodily injury.

The female passenger remained in the hospital after the driver's arrest to receive treatment for unspecified injuries. Her condition is not known.

This is the second alleged DUI crash in Pleasanton in recent days. On Friday, Pleasanton police arrested 31-year-old Jessica Heinbuch of Livermore for suspected driving under the influence after she crashed her car into a power pole on Vineyard Avenue, causing the roadway to be shut down for several hours.

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