California state Sen. Dave Min, a Democrat currently running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, was arrested on Tuesday night.
Min posted on Facebook on Wednesday that he was cited for driving under the influence.
The Los Angeles Times reported on California Highway Patrol officers observing a vehicle without headlights. Citing a CHP arrest record, the newspaper stated that the officers “saw the vehicle stop briefly at a traffic light and continue to the intersection when the light was still red.”
The Times reported the officers had spoken to the driver, and they observed signs and symptoms that indicated intoxication. The officer conducted a Driving Under the Influence investigation and found that the driver had been drinking alcohol.
Min runs to fill the U.S. House seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Katie Porter, who is also running for U.S. Senate.
According to the Associated Press, Toni Atkins is California’s Senate Pro Tempore. She said she was disappointed in Senator Min’s behavior but pleased that he apologized.
After this incident, voters will doubt David Min’s judgment. Ben Petersen of the National Republican Congressional Committee asked in a recent press release if California Democrats would also question his judgment.