Native American tribal official charged with drunken driving
LEDYARD, Conn. (AP) — The chief of staff for a Native American tribe in Connecticut has been charged with drunken driving in connection with a crash in California that left his two teenage sons injured.
Fifty-four-year-old Antonio Beltran was in court Tuesday and is being held by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office pending future court dates. The Day reports Beltran is the chief of staff for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe in Connecticut, which owns the Foxwoods Resort Casino. An attorney for Beltran could not be identified.
Police say Beltran ran a red light and crashed into a train.
The tribe said in a statement Tuesday that they are grateful Beltran and his sons are alive after the “tragic accident.” A tribal spokesperson says the tribe will be there to help them with whatever they need in their path to recovery.
Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com