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December 29, 2014: Las Vegas Man Charged with DUI Crash Involving Jennifer Lopez

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A Las Vegas man has been charged with crashing into entertainer Jennifer Lopez’s Rolls Royce while under the influence, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Robert John Reitz (dob 1/18/61) faces one misdemeanor count each of driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and driving with a .08 percent blood alcohol content.

Case 4VY07776 includes the allegation that Reitz’s concentration of blood alcohol was .15 percent by weight and more.

Arraignment is scheduled today in Department 103 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Van Nuys Branch.

Reitz allegedly crashed into Lopez’s car while they drove on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on Sept. 27, prosecutors said.

The defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of six months in county jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted as charged.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Lost Hills Station.