Candidate for Sanger City Council arrested on DUI charges

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A candidate running for Sanger's City Council is defending himself after he was arrested by police on DUI and officer obstruction charges.

Officers say they arrested 27-year-old Fernando Lopez shortly before 3 am.

Lopez is currently running for the council seat in District One of Sanger.

Sautrday night, Lopez took to social media to explain what he says happened during the arrest.

In a Facebook post, Lopez wrote that he was a "victim to the corruption of the Sanger Police Department."

Lopez says a pair of police units were driving recklessly near his home and when he drove to file a complaint, he was arrested before ever filing the complaint.

In the post, Lopez did not ever comment on whether or not he drove under the influence.

Sanger Police have not responded to Lopez's claims and he has since been released from police custody.
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