California state senator arrested for DUI

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California State Senator, Dave Min from D-Orange County, faces a misdemeanor DUI charge after driving without headlights on and running through a red light in Sacramento. 

According to the Capitol Protection Section of the California Highway Patrol, officers noticed Min’s silver Toyota Camry running without headlights around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday. 

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

Officers pulled Min over and noticed signs of alcohol intoxication. CHP said he was arrested after officers determined he was over the legal limit. 

It was unclear if he was administered a breathalyzer test.

Min was cited for misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08% or greater. He was booked into the Sacramento County Jail and released early Wednesday morning.

Min, campaigning for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, apologized on social media.

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

“To my family, constituents and supporters, I am so deeply sorry. I know I need to do better. I will not let this personal failure distract from our work in California and in Washington,” he said.

In January, Min announced his run for the Congressional seat. 


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

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