Driver that Crashed Into Jennifer Lopez’s Car Charged with DUI

By Christine Torralba | 3 years ago
Driver that Crashed Into Jennifer Lopez’s Car Charged with DUI
PHOTOGRAPH: Wikimedia Commons/Angela George | Jennifer Lopez at a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 20 June 2013.

Earlier this year, Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini got into a vehicular accident while in Malibu along with their corresponding children. The car they were riding on crashed into by a man who fled the scene at the time. It was later discovered that the man who caused the accident was 53-year-old Robert John Reitz. Read on to learn more about this scoop.


On Monday, officials revealed that Reitz had been formally charged with a couple of misdemeanor counts of drunk driving by the Los Angeles County District Attorney. This charge came after evidence revealed that Reitz had a blood alcohol level that was almost twice the legal limit. According to prosecutors, it was discovered that the driver's blood alcohol concentration was at least .15 percent. This is clearly over the legal limit, which is 0.08 percent.


Along with the charges, Reitz had already received a schedule for immediate arraignment in the state.


The incident in question occurred in Malibu's Pacific Coast Highway on Sept. 27, 2014. The report shows that Reitz crashed his small pickup truck into the new Rolls Royce vehicle where Lopez and Remini were in.


While there were no physical injuries reported, Lopez shared the experience on Instagram and wrote: "Sitting at a light, Riding high right before some drunk fool rear ended us in my new whip!!"


The post showed the 45-year-old Bronx bombshell riding on her new car while the 44-year-old Remini was on the driver's seat. The singer also posted a photo of their passengers on the backseat — Remini's daughter Sofia, 10, and Lopez's twins Max and Emme, 6.


Lopez also wrote that everyone was okay after the incident, but they were just "a little shook up." According to the singer, it felt like there was a boulder that fell down on the car.


Shortly after the accident, Reitz was apprehended, but he was bailed out after a day. With the charges and evidence imposed upon him, he might be sentenced with six months in county jail, along with a $1,000 fine.


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