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California state Sen. Dave Min, a Democrat currently running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, was arrested on Tuesday night.
"Last night I was cited for a misdemeanor for driving under the influence. My decision to drive last night was irresponsible. I accept full responsibility and there is no excuse for my actions. 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," Min wrote in a Wednesday Facebook post.
California Highway Patrol officers noticed a vehicle being driven without the headlights on, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing an arrest report supplied to the outlet by CHP. Authorities followed the vehicle, which they saw "stop at a red light momentarily but then proceed into the intersection while the light remained red."
"The officers contacted the driver of the vehicle and noticed signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication," the report said, according to the Times. "The officers conducted a Driving Under the Influence [DUI] investigation and determined the driver was driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage."
Min is running for the U.S. House seat currently occupied by Democratic Rep. Katie Porter, who is running for U.S. Senate.
"Like Senator Min, we're disappointed in his actions, but pleased that he's taken responsibility and apologized," California state Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins said in a statement, according to the Associated Press.
"Voters will rightfully question David Min's judgement after this incident, but will California Democrats?" National Republican Congressional Committee spokesperson Ben Petersen asked in a statement.
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Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.