After being stopped in Sacramento for disobeying a red light and driving without headlights, state senator Dave Min was reportedly charged with a minor DUI, according to authorities.
A statement from the California Highway Patrol’s Capitol Protection Section claims that about 10:20 p.m. on Tuesday, CHP officers saw Min’s silver Toyota Camry heading southbound just a few blocks from the State Capitol without headlights.
California’s 37th Senate District, which covers Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Orange, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach, is represented by Min, a Democrat.
Officers found Min to be over the legal limit, and Min was then taken into custody, according to CHP.
It wasn’t apparent if a breathalyzer test had been performed on him.
Min received a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated with blood alcohol content citation.or 8% or more. He was arrested and released early on Wednesday morning from the Sacramento County Jail.
On social media, Min, who is running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, expressed regret.