California: GOP lawmaker says he is sorry he was driving drunk; was busted by CHP officer after budget passed

From SF Gate
— A state assemblyman arrested for alleged drunken driving not long after leaving the Legislature’s budget passage vote Wednesday night issued a statement Thursday apologizing for what he called an isolated incident and pledging never to drink and drive.
Martin Garrick, R-Carlsbad (San Diego County), was spotted by California Highway Patrol bicycle patrol officers at 9:36 p.m. Wednesday as he was heading north on 11th Street in Sacramento in his state-issued Toyota Camry, driving 45 mph in the 25 mph zone, said CHP Officer Sean Kennedy.
He ran a stop sign at O Street and did not slow when the officers tried to stop him, driving into the Capitol parking garage, Kennedy said.  ….MORE

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