Jennifer Lopez crash driver guilty of drink driving
A man who crashed into Jennifer Lopez's Rolls-Royce last September has pleaded no contest to drink driving.
Robert John Reitz, 54, has been sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to attend an alcohol rehabilitation programme after entering a plea yesterday (25.03.15), the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office have confirmed.
Authorities determined the driver had a blood alcohol content of 0.17 percent, nearly twice the legal limit, three hours after the crash.
The 'Get Right' hitmaker, her twins Max and Emme, seven, and friend Leah Remini were travelling down the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, when they were rear-ended by Reitz, who allegedly smashed into the back of their vehicle and quickly fled the scene.
They were left shaken by the incident and quickly called police to share details of the hit and run.
The authorities soon caught up with the pick-up truck driver a short distance from the crash and arrested him on suspicion of DUI and hit and run.
The 45-year-old singer took to Instagram to vent her frustration following the smash.
She wrote on the picture sharing site, along with a photo of her and Leah sitting in the new vehicle: "Sitting at a light, Riding high right before some drunk fool rear ended us in my new whip!!! Thank god everyone ok!!! #GRATEFUL #THANKYOUGOD.
"#DontdrinkandDrive!!!! #cursedthatfoolout #theBronxcameout #dontmesswithmycocnuts #mamabear #leahstayedcalm #thatwasweird (sic)".