This Chicago DUI lawyer has posted here and here about politicians being charged with a DUI. Now comes news of another politician who gets charged.
March 4, Bakersfield, CA
A California state senator who reportedly has voted against every gay rights measure since he took office eight years ago was charged with driving under the influence on Wednesday, reportedly after leaving a gay nightclub in Sacramento.Unfortunately, for him, he has more than just a DUI arrest to focus on.
Sen. Roy Ashburn, a Republican from Bakersfield, was spotted driving erratically at about 2 a.m. Wednesday in downtown Sacramento, officials said.
He was arrested after taking a sobriety test, and he was taken to Sacramento County Jail, where he was administered a blood-alcohol test prior to being booked and released.
He was charged with two misdemeanors: driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher.
Ashburn, a 55-year-old father of four, apologized for his actions.
"I am deeply sorry for my actions and offer no excuse for my poor judgment," he said in a statement. "I accept complete responsibility for my conduct and am prepared to accept the consequences for what I did. I am also truly sorry for the impact this incident will have on those who support and trust me -- my family, my constituents, my friends, and my colleagues in the Senate."