The Orange County district attorney has issued an arrest warrant for a Long Beach Fire Department captain and Huntington Beach resident who has been charged with injuring a bicyclist in a hit-and-run while under the influence.
John David Hines, 38, is charged with one felony count each of driving under the influence of alcohol causing bodily injury, driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or more causing injury and hit-and-run with injury, according to a release from the district attorney. He also faces sentencing enhancements for causing great bodily injury and having a blood alcohol level over .20%.
If convicted, Hines faces a maximum sentence of six years and eight months in state prison.
Hines is accused of becoming intoxicated on the morning of April 1 before driving erratically on Westminster Avenue in Seal Beach in his Chevrolet pickup truck. While driving, he allegedly lost control of his vehicle and swerved into the bike lane, where he struck 47-year-old Jeffrey Gordon.