A Banning man arrested on charges of being drunk in public when found lying down in a Beaumont neighborhood was free on bail Tuesday.
25-year-old Alexander Frank Daniel Espinoza was arrested around midnight after police got multiple calls-- one of them from and off-duty officer-- of a "man down on the sidewalk" on Xenia and Starlight, in the Sundance community, according to Beaumont Police Chief Frank Coe.
Officers responded, but couldn't immediately wake the man.
"Medical aid was summoned as officers were initially unable to wake the subject," Coe said.
Once Espinoza was determined to be alright, he was booked on a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge of being drunk in public, according to jail records and Coe.
Records indicate Espinoza was released Tuesday morning, less than 12 hours after being brought in to the jail. He was free on $500 bail.
Espinoza was booked on suspicion of California penal code 647(F), which reads:
Except as provided in subdivision (l), every person who commits any of the following acts is guilty of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor:...
...(f) Who is found in any public place under the influence of intoxicating liquor, any drug, controlled substance, toluene, or any combination of any intoxicating liquor, drug, controlled substance, or toluene, in a condition that he or she is unable to exercise care for his or her own safety or the safety of others, or by reason of his or her being under the influence of intoxicating liquor, any drug, controlled substance, toluene, or any combination of any intoxicating liquor, drug, or toluene, interferes with or obstructs or prevents the free use of any street, sidewalk, or other public way.