Riverside County District Attorney

By Morgan Cook | Feb. 5, 2016 – 6:18 p.m.

The newly minted 2015 Prosecutor of the Year in Riverside County was honored even though he had a recent drunk driving conviction in San Diego County and an altercation with San Diego police that made the news in 2006.

The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office gives the honor to employees who demonstrate, among other positive qualities, “extraordinary responsibility … and public demeanor,” according to a news release.

One of two recipients for 2015 was Daniel Enrique DeLimon, 38, a veteran prosecutor who has handled several high-profile murder cases in recent years.

In 2013, DeLimon pleaded guilty in San Diego court to one misdemeanor count of driving with a blood alcohol content over 0.08, according to court records. The California Highway Patrol pulled him over aty 1:28 a.m. on Aug. 7, 2013, on State Route 78 at Rancho Santa Fe Road in San Marcos. His blood alcohol was measured at 0.12.

DeLimon was also charged with one count of misdemeanor driving while under the influence of alcohol, and San Diego County prosecutors agreed to dismiss that charge in exchange for his guilty plea, according to court records.

DeLimon did not respond to requests for comment.

The Riverside County District Attorney at the time sidelined DeLimon from trial work until his case was resolved and “administrative matters” had concluded, said John Hall, a spokesman for the office.

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