State Sen. Ben Hueso Charged With DUI

The state senator from San Diego was arrested Aug. 22 in Sacramento

DUI charges have been filed against California State Sen. Ben Hueso in Sacramento.

The state senator faces one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence and one misdemeanor count of driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher.

Hueso, a Democrat from San Diego, holds the 40th Senate District seat.

The 44-year-old lawmaker was allegedly driving the wrong way on a one-way street near the state capitol building on Aug. 22, KCRA reports.

Surveillance video from a Sacramento gas station shows a California Highway Patrol officer pulling over Hueso and conducting sobriety tests on him.

A new video has surfaced of State Senator Ben Hueso being pulled over by a CHP officer in Sacramento. Hueso was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Aug. 21, 2014. NBC 7’s Candice Nguyen reports.

He was booked into the Sacramento County Jail and released on bond.

The day after his arrest, Hueso released a statement which read, in part, “I am truly and profoundly sorry for the unacceptably poor personal judgment which I demonstrated last night.”

Hueso represents Chula Vista, National City, Imperial Beach, Coronado, a portion of the city of San Diego, Imperial County and the southern part of Riverside.

He is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 18.

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