Sanger City Council candidate arrested on DUI charges


Fernando Lopez, 27.

SANGER, California. (KSEE/KGPE) — A Sanger City Council Candidate was arrested on a DUI charge early Saturday morning, according to the Sanger Police Department. 

Fresno County jail records show Fernando Lopez, 27, faces a DUI charge and two counts of obstructing a public officer. He was arrested around 3 a.m. Saturday and released around 8 a.m. the same day. 

In a Facebook post Saturday night, Lopez said he called dispatch to file a complaint against two police cars driving recklessly in his neighborhood. He said he didn’t get a call back so he decided to drive to the station to file a complaint in person and was arrested. The Sanger Police Department confirmed his arrest and declined to comment on the matter at this time.

“I know my rights were violated and I will be taking legal action,” Lopez said. Lopez is running for the Sanger City Council District One seat. 

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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