Drunk Driver Who Crashed Into Jennifer Lopez Sentenced — ‘Home’ Premieres In Theaters [Video]

Last September, Jennifer Lopez was on a nice ride with her children and friend Leah Remini, when a pickup truck rear-ended Jennifer’s car and immediately drove off. All occupants in the vehicle with Jennifer Lopez were unharmed. After a 911 call was placed, authorities found the responsible driver, who was arrested on charges of driving under the influence as well as hit and run. This week, the driver has been sentenced.

Robert John Reitz, the driver of the truck that hit Jennifer Lopez, pleaded no contest in court yesterday to the charge of drunk driving. Even three hours after charging into the vehicle of Jennifer Lopez, the man’s blood alcohol level was about twice that of the legal limit. Superior Court Judge Paul Bacigalupo sentenced Reitz to three years of probation, as well as mandatory enrollment in a drug rehabilitation program. According to the Los Angeles Distict Attorney’s Office, Reitz was already enrolled in an alcohol rehabilitation program through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Busy actress and mom of twins, Jennifer Lopez did not let this bump in the road slow her down. Her latest endeavor, Dreamworks animated film Home, premiered on Sunday. Jennifer Lopez attended the premiere with her seven-year-old children, Max and Emme, who were super excited to see their mom’s new film.

“They’re dying to see this film. They know it comes out March 27. They told me! They’re super excited about it. It’s funny to be in something that they know about before I tell them.”

Jennifer Lopez stars in Home with Steve Martin, Rihanna and Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons. The talent of these stars, coupled with Dreamworks animation, is sure to please an audience from children to adults. This synopsis captures the heart of the story.

“After a hive-minded alien race called the Boov conquer the Earth, they relocate the planet’s human population — all except for a little girl named Tip (Rihanna), who’s managed to hide from the aliens. When Tip meets a fugitive Boov called Oh (Jim Parsons), there’s mutual distrust. However, Oh is not like his comrades; he craves friendship and fun. As their distrust fades, the pair set out together to find Tip’s mother, but, unbeknown to them, the Gorg — enemies of the Boov — are en route.”

So far Jennifer Lopez and her costars have not received rave reviews for Home. Critics have bestowed warm regards to the movie, but since when did reviewers have all the answers? Based on the trailer, Jennifer Lopez and friends may have a much more pleasing reaction from the children the show is directed toward.

Home comes to theaters in 3D tomorrow. Do you plan on seeing Jennifer Lopez in Home?

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