LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – A Placentia man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday evening, marking his ninth such arrest in the past six years.
Just after 6 p.m., Placentia police officers responded to the 100 block of South Lakeview Drive to find car that had crashed into an electrical box. According to police, the car was on top of the box with live wires underneath.READ MORE: Lynne Thompson Announced As 2021 Los Angeles Poet Laureate
The driver, 52-year-old Derek Stacy Haskayne, was arrested at the scene on multiple DUI counts. Prior to Sunday, Haskayne had eight DUI convictions dating back to 2011, police said.READ MORE: Mayor Eric Garcetti Urges Property Owners To Sign Up For City's New Program
Because of the number of prior arrests, he now faces felony DUI charges including driving on a suspended license, driving a vehicle without a court-ordered breathalyzer and violation of DUI probation.MORE NEWS: Restaurants Hopeful Orange County Will Soon Move To Red Tier, Allowing Indoor Dining To Resume
He was booked into the Orange County Jail without bail due to his probation hold, police said.