GLENDALE : Repeat Drunk Driver Suspect Is Arraigned


An ex-alcohol abuse counselor was bound over for trial Monday on charges stemming from his 13th drunken driving arrest last month in Glendale.

Anthony Henderson, 39, of Glendale, who wore a cast on his right leg, stood with the aid of a crutch as Glendale Municipal Judge Barbara Lee Burke ordered him to stand trial on two felony counts of driving under the influence and one misdemeanor, driving with a suspended license. If convicted, he could face up to four years in prison, prosecutors said.

A Glendale Adventist Hospital security guard testified Monday that, on April 20, he found the defendant sitting in the driver’s seat of a 1990 Chevrolet Beretta that was illegally parked at the hospital. The guard later spotted the car on a curb, trying to move in reverse. A Glendale police officer testified about Henderson’s breath test that recorded a 0.16% and 0.17% blood-alcohol level. The legal blood-alcohol limit for driving under the influence is 0.08%.


Henderson told police that he had driven to the hospital to check himself and his girlfriend in for alcohol-abuse treatment. He also told police that he had been an alcohol-abuse counselor, police said.

Henderson has a string of 12 previous drunken-driving related arrests since 1973. In June, he pleaded no contest in Glendale Municipal Court to drunk driving charges and was sentenced to 120 days in County Jail.

Henderson remains jailed in lieu of a $25,000 bond, officials said.