Senator Arrested for DUI Hours after Voting to Restrict Uber

by Katherine Timpf
California state senator voted for bill

A California state senator was arrested for drunk driving just hours after voting to toughen regulations against ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.

Senator Ben Hueso, a San Diego Democrat, was busted around 2:24 Friday morning after cops saw him driving on the wrong side of the street.

“I am truly and profoundly sorry for the unacceptably poor personal judgment which I demonstrated last night,” he said in a statement about the incident.

“As someone who cares deeply about the public safety, I sincerely apologize to my family, my constituents and my colleagues in the Senate for breaching the trust they’ve all placed in me,” he said.

Earlier on Friday, he had voted in favor of A.B. 216, which would require background checks and drug testing for drivers and a ban on drivers who had committed crimes in the past.

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