Assemblyman Martin Garrick (R) of Carlsbad was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence according to several media reports.
"I am deeply sorry for my lapse of judgment yesterday evening," the former GOP Assembly leader said regarding his arrest at the state Capitol.
CHP officers tried to stop Garrick after he allegedly ran a stop sign while driving a silver Toyota Camry around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Garrick refused to stop for CHP bicycle officers and instead tried to duck into the Capitol garage according to our media partner the North County Times.
The lawmaker took a field sobriety test, was city and released.
"I apologize to my family for the embarrassment I have caused them, and I hope they will forgive me for my actions," Garrick said in his statement.
"I also apologize to my constituents. They have the right to hold their elected representative to a high standard, and I regret that it was one I failed to meet last night. I will strive to never let them down again."
Garrick's district includes Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Vista and portions of Escondido and Oceanside.