There was no quorum during Calipatria City Council’s meeting March 14 so the topic was scheduled for discussion for the council’s next meeting March 27, City Clerk Catherine Hoff said.
Cervantes, who was appointed to the council in 2011 and won his first election to a four-year term in November, was flown out to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs after crashing his sport utility vehicle while traveling on northbound Highway 115 near Titsworth Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
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The Highway Patrol reported at the time that Cervantes had been driving while under the influence and failed to properly negotiate a curve on the highway near Titsworth Road before his vehicle rolled over.
Cervantes was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving but was not booked because of his hospitalization for the injuries he suffered, the Highway Patrol reported.
So far no charges have been filed with the Imperial County District Attorney’s Office, officials said.
City Attorney William Smerdon said he learned through Cervantes’ family that Cervantes suffered a stroke moments before he crashed.
A spokesman for Desert Regional Medical Center said Cervantes had been discharged but could not disclose what Cervantes’ condition is because of privacy laws.
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