Lawyer: Riverside Police Chief Drank at Topless Club before Crash

Riverside Police Chief Russ Leach now has more reasons to drink, this time to lament on the controversy he is facing, after a lawyer working for a topless club confirmed that he had been drinking there before the city-issued vehicle he was driving smashed into a fire hydrant and light pole.

He previously attributed the crash to disorientation caused by his prescription drugs (see here). He opted to voluntary leave his position citing medical reasons after the incident.

According to the lawyer, he went to Club 215 in Colton last Super Bowl Sunday and left an hour prior to the crash.

However, Leach did not seem to be drunk when he left the bar, said the lawyer.

The club’s surveillance video that shows him inside the bar was handed to authorities for investigation purposes.

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