CA State Senator Arrested After Leaving Gay Club

Ashburn California State Senator Roy Ashburn, who has "a history of opposing gay rights," was arrested in Sacramento early Wednesday morning for driving under the influence after a CHP officer spotted his SUV weaving in and out of traffic. According to the local CBS affiliate, Ashburn, a divorced father with four daughters, was with an unidentified male passenger. It's also being reported that he had just left Faces, a gay club in the Sacramento.

Ashburn issued this boilerplate apology:

"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."

We'll have to wait and see if he'll talk about this on his local radio talk show this weekend.

Posted March 4, 2010 at 9:32am ETC by Steve Pep
in Julie Bindel