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Breaking: Former OC Assemblyman Richard H. Robinson Arrested for DUI in Sacramento on Fox 40

Posted by Chris Nguyen on September 19, 2012

Fox40 in Sacramento reported a man was arrested in a car with the license plates of a retired State Assemblyman.  Though they have video footage of him, Fox40 has been unable to identify him.

Sacramento sources inform OC Political that former Orange County Assemblyman Richard H. Robinson (D-Garden Grove) was the arrested retired legislator in question.

A Democrat, Robinson served in the Assembly from 1974-1986, when he made an unsuccessful bid to unseat Congressman Bob Dornan.

(Update 10:35 PM): Here’s the link to his arrest record from Sacramento Sheriff. (8:02 AM: Sac Sheriff took the link down, but here’s a screenshot of the arrest log.)

According to Join California, Robinson is a former Director of Operation Drug Prevention of Orange County and was Assembly Democratic Caucus Chair from 1982-1984.

(Update 10:49 PM): Here’s a screenshot from Fox40:

Assemblyman Richard Robinson Arrested

(Update 11:03 PM): Here’s another screenshot of the arrest from Fox40:

Former Assemblyman Richard Robinson (D-Garden Grove) Arrested for DUI

(Updated 11:21 PM): Sacramento viewers inform OC Political that Fox40 ended their 10 PM newscast saying “people on the Internet” had ID’d the driver, but Fox40 refused to name Robinson despite the link to the arrest record.

We had the arrest at 10:31 PM: https://twitter.com/OCPolitical/status/248655591214559232

At 11:08 PM, Fox40 reporter Eric Harryman confirmed with the DMV that the car was registered to someone named “Robinson” according to this: https://twitter.com/Eric_Harryman/status/248664847036846083

(Updated 11:29 PM): Fox40 published this story at 11:12 PM.  My favorite excerpt:

A self-proclaimed conservative political blog based out of southern California is suggesting that this is the same Richard Robinson that served in the State Assembly from 1974 to 1986 as a Democrat representing Garden Grove.

(Updated 11:33 PM): Here’s the Fox 40 video.

(Updated 8:09 AM): Robinson was released by the Sacramento County Sheriff this morning.  Here is his booking photo:

Former Assemblyman Richard Robinson's Booking Photo

9 Responses to “Breaking: Former OC Assemblyman Richard H. Robinson Arrested for DUI in Sacramento on Fox 40”

  1. Richard G said

    I would like to know how an assemblyman who last served in 1986 is able to have a “Special” license plate on his auto, indicating that he is a member of the Assembly. Will that plate now be turned back to the State.

  2. Sarah M. said

    Every assemblymember who served in the legislature has “retired” state plates. Notice the “R1″ after the letters? That means RETIRED and, no, there’s no reason they should be revoked. Like you said, he hasn’t served since 1986 – how would that affect retired plates? He hasn’t been an elected official for over 25 years.

  3. Fatty Moat said

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      • Fatty Stalker Moron said

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