MALIBU—John Reitz, a 53-year-old Las Vegas resident suspected of crashing into the Rolls Royce of singer and actress Jennifer Lopez while under the influence of alcohol was arraigned on Monday, December 29.
Reitz was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol level above. On September 27, at approximately 8 p.m., Reitz allegedly crashed a pickup truck into Lopez’s car while driving on PCH. According to the prosecutors, Reitz was driving with a blood alcohol content of .15 percent.
The vehicle was being driven by actress Leah Remini and Lopez’s two children were in the back seat at the time of the crash. After the accident Lopez took to her Instagram account to assure the public that she and her family were okay.
“Sitting at a light, Riding high right before some drunk fool rear ended us in my new whip!!! Thank God everyone is okay!!!” If convicted, Reitz faces a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.