The man who crashed into Jennifer Lopez‘s Rolls-Royce last September has pleaded no contest to drunk driving.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has confirmed Robert John Reitz, 54, has been sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to attend an alcohol rehabilitation program after entering a plea on March 25. Authorities determined he had a blood alcohol content of 0.17 per cent — nearly twice the legal limit — three hours after the crash.
Jennifer, her seven-year-old twins Max and Emme, and friend Leah Remini were traveling 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 the police.
The authorities soon caught up with the pick-up truck driver a short distance from where the crash occurred 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 captioned 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)”