California State Senator Facing the Charge of DUI

MSN reports that California State Senator Dave Min (D – Orange County) was arrested in Sacramento after being pulled over for driving under the influence of alcohol on Tuesday, May 2.

The Capital Protection Section of the California Highway Patrol said that at approximately 10:20 p.m., officers noticed Min’s silver Toyota Camry traveling southbound on 9th Street near S Street without headlights on. 

“The officers followed the vehicle to 9th Street at Broadway where they observed the vehicle stop at a red light momentarily but then proceed into the intersection while the light remained red.”

CHP officers who pulled Min over and noticed that he displayed signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication. After administering a breathalyzer test, and determined that the Senator’s blood-alcohol level was over the legal limit of .08 percent. Min was taken into custody on the misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and was taken to the Sacramento County Jail.

Senator Min was released from jail on Wednesday morning. He later posted an apology on Facebook, stating:

“My decision to drive last night was irresponsible,” Min wrote. “I accept full responsibility, and there is no excuse for my actions.”

Min represents the 37th Senate District, including Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach.

In January, Senator Min announced that he would be running for the Congressional seat of Katie Porter, who is running for the seat now occupied by Dianne Feinstein. 

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