Madera County Board of Supervisors candidate arrested on DUI charges


Hendrik Edward Block, 43 (Courtesy of the Madera County Department of Corrections)

MADERA RANCHOS, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — A Madera County Board of Supervisors candidate was arrested Wednesday morning on charges that include driving while under the influence and hit-and-run resulting in property damage following a DUI-related crash in Madera Ranchos, authorities said.

The California Highway Patrol reported that the crash occurred just before 1 a.m. in the area of Avenue 12 and Loren Way, spokesman Greg Rodriguez said.

Madera County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and observed a vehicle had crashed into some mailboxes and a parked vehicle before crashing into a residence.

Rodriguez said the driver left the scene on foot and was later found by deputies in the area of Orange Grove Avenue and Loren Way and later arrested.

The driver or the occupants in the residence did not suffer any injuries in the crash.

Madera County Department of Corrections records indicates Hendrik Edward Block, 43, was booked just before 3 a.m. on charges of DUI, DUI with a blood alcohol content of over .08, and hit-and-run resulting in property damage.

Block is currently running for Madera County Supervisor District 4 under the name Eddie Block, according to his campaign Facebook page.

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