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La Mirada Mayor Garcia Resigns As City of Corona Parks Director Two Weeks after DUI Arrest

By Brian Hews

La Mirada Mayor Gabe Garcia has submitted his resignation as the Director of Parks and Community Services for the City of Corona just two weeks after his arrest of driving under the influence and getting in a car accident.

Wednesday, Garcia resigned from his $165,000.00 per year job with the City of Corona, according to Greg Irvine, Assistant City Manager for the Inland Empire municipality.

“We accepted Mr. Garcia’s resignation, and we have no further comment on the matter at this time,” Irvine told the La Mirada Lamplighter and Los Cerritos Community Newspaper.

When asked if Garcia was forced to resign from his slot with the City of Corona, Irvine commented, “We did accept his resignation and will not elaborate on the details.”

Garcia was arrested a week ago after he was involved in a vehicle accident while driving under the influence. Garcia was driving along the 14700 Block of Tacuba Road in La Mirada at around 10:30 p.m. when he struck an unknown object, according to Captain Pat Maxwell of the Norwalk Sheriff’s Station.
Garcia was held at the Norwalk Station for approximately eight hours before being released after a citation was issued and a $5,000 bail bond posted.

Garcia has not returned repeated calls for comment about his arrest.

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