State Senator Roy Ashburn (R-CA), a fierce opponent of gay rights in the Golden State, was pulled over for a DUI after leaving a Sacramento gay club in a state-issued car. Accompanying Ashburn in the car was an unidentified male passenger. State Senator Ashburn was placed into the custody of the Sacramento County Jail, where he was eventually released on $1400 bail.
Roy Ashburn is married, with four children. His district includes parts of San Bernadino, Kern, and Tulare counties. Before being elected to the California Senate, Ashburn served six years as a state assemblyman.
State Senator Roy Ashburn released the following statement:
“I am deeply sorry for my actions and offer no excuse for my poor judgment. I accept complete responsibility for my conduct and am prepared to accept the consequences for what I did. I am also truly sorry for the impact this incident will have on those who support and trust me – my family, my constituents, my friends, and my colleagues in the Senate.”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeSd-TwsvA0