Andy Tuan Quach, a Westminster City Councilman, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving charges last month according to Orange County Sheriff’s records. The 42-year-old Quach, is a Vietnamese immigrant who fled his home country by boat with his family in the 1980s, and has served multiple terms as a city councilman.
This isn’t the first run-in with the law for the Chapman University graduate. In 2009, Quach wrecked his Mercedes Benz into a wall and destroyed electrical poles on McFadden Ave. His blood-alcohol content for the 2009 incident was three times over the legal limit. The damage left over 300 homes in Little Saigon without power, and resulted in probation for Quach.
With the most recent DUI charges, Quach’s vehicle was seen with four Westminster Police Department squad cars observing the scene near an apartment complex entrance across the road from Sarah McGarvin Middle School. Quach was arrested upon failing a field sobriety test administered after he crashed his vehicle into the gate enclosing the apartment complex. On Nov. 13th, the US Navy veteran presented his plea to the charges after posting his $10,000 bail on Nov. 10th.
Quach is also linked to Little Saigon businessman, Kevin Khanh Tuan Do, who was arrested on extortion charges in August of 2013. Tuan Do pleaded guilty to the charges while Anthony Duong, a Westminster police officer suspected as one of the enforcers in the extortion racket, is awaiting his trial date. Before pleading guilty, Tuan Do failed in his attempt to block evidence from prosecutors regarding his dubious financial and personal dealings with Quach, state Senator Janet Nguyen, and councilman Tyler Diep.
When being booked at the Orange County Jail, Quach reported his occupation being “unemployed,” as recorded by the OCSD office at 3 p.m. on the day he was arrested.