INGLEWOOD, CA—It’s a good thing that train tracks and concrete walls keep a train on its tracks.
Keith Deshawn Gordon, 40, was arrested on Tuesday, August 26 at approximately 2 a.m. by Inglewood Police Department (IPD) officers along the 3100 block of West Manchester Boulevard in Inglewood. The self-proclaimed “train conductor” was charged with two DUI-related violations: driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (23152(A)VC) and driving under the influence of alcohol above 0.08 blood alcohol content (23152(B)VC).
It is unknown if the Gardena resident is an employee of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACTMA) which is responsible for the subways and light rails in Los Angeles, New York City Metro or some other public transportation system. In New York, a “train conductor” is the person in the fifth car of any given subway or light rail train who is responsible for opening and closing the doors. In the L.A. system, there is no “conductor” designation; there are only “train operators” and such operators are seated at the front of the trains as well as are responsible for opening and closing the doors.
Bail for the “conductor” was set at $5,000 for each of the two charges.