A Democrat California lawmaker who is currently running for Congress was arrested on Tuesday night for driving under the influence of alcohol.
California State Senator Dave Min (D) who is running for California’s 47th congressional district, took to his personal Facebook page to confess that on Tuesday night he was cited for a misdemeanor DUI.
Sen. Min was arrested by the California Highway Patrol and was later released on early Wednesday morning.
In a Facebook post Min apologized and wrote, “My decision to drive last night was irresponsible. I accept full responsibility and there is no excuse for my actions.”
Per ABC 10 News:
Sen. Dave Min, a Democrat who is running in the competitive 47th congressional district, said in a Facebook post that he was cited with a misdemeanor for driving under the influence. Min was released Wednesday morning after being arrested by California Highway Patrol, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department said. It wasn’t clear if he would have to appear in court.
“My decision to drive last night was irresponsible. I accept full responsibility and there is no excuse for my actions,” Min posted Wednesday. “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.”
A spokesperson for Min’s Senate office declined to comment.
Despite the public moral failure, Sen. Min has refused to drop out of the congressional race or resign from office.
A DUI should result in the immediate removal from office. If you are unable to demonstrate a modicum of self control, or don’t have the sense to call an Uber, you have no business leading.https://t.co/lfunEv2fC0
— Kevin Dalton (@TheKevinDalton) May 3, 2023
California’s 47th Congressional seat is currently being held by controversial Democrat Rep. Katie Porter who is seeking to run for Senator Dianne Feinstein’s senate seat.
In the 2022 mid term election, Rep. Porter narrowly defeated Republican Scott Baugh.