Concord vice mayor arrested for DUI

Concord’s Hoffmeister sentenced to probation for DUI

MARTINEZ, CA (Sept. 19, 2022) — Concord City Councilmember Laura Hoffmeister pled no contest Sept. 12 to a DUI charge stemming from a May arrest in Clayton.

According to Ted Asregadoo of the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office, Hoffmeister was found guilty of driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher (Vehicle Code 23152B). He said her BAC was 0.187.

Asregadoo said a second charge was dropped – driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage (Vehicle Code 23152A).

She was sentenced to three years of DUI court probation, two days of Sheriff’s Work Alternative Probation (SWAP), a three-month DUI school and “all other standard DUI fines/conditions.”

“I take full responsibility and have already been attending DUI education and counseling and will complete these and the other requirements of the court,” Hoffmeister said in a press statement.

Hoffmeister has been on the council since 1997 and is seeking reelection in November.