Skip to comments.CA: "Family Values" Senator Ashburn Gets DUI Leaving Gay Bar
Posted on 03/05/2010 10:53:33 AM PST by lainie
SACRAMENTO -- The county district attorney says Republican state Sen. Roy Ashburn's blood-alcohol level was .14 percent when he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after leaving Faces, a gay bar and nightclub.
Ashburn has voted against every gay rights measure the senate has voted upon, according to Project Vote Smart.
The California Highway Patrol says the Bakersfield lawmaker was arrested early Wednesday after he was spotted driving erratically. Ashburn was taken to the Sacramento County Jail, booked and then released.
Ashburn, the married father of four, was reportedly driving with a male passenger who was not identified.
A spokeswoman for the district attorney's office, Shelly Orio, said Thursday that a breath test showed Ashburn's blood alcohol level was .06 percent above the legal limit.
He was released on $1,400 bond.
The lawmaker was a no-show on the Senate floor Thursday. The state-owned vehicle he was driving when he was arrested has been impounded at the Capitol, Senate sergeant-at-arms Tony Beard Jr. said.
A married father of four, career politician/Bakersfield RINO left a gay bar around 2 a.m., registered .14 on the breathalyzer when arrested in a state-owned vehicle, and the unknown male in his car has yet to be identified.
Name that party in full swing.
THis guy is TOAST.
Had it been a Democrat engaged in wrongdoing, the party affiliation would either be buried or omitted entirely.
How does that saying go?... Hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue.
Did they get the name of the club right?
I don’t think there’s anything hypocritical or wrong about being gay and at the same time believing in upholding the traditional definition of marriage.
With friends like this.....
He looks like a pole smoker
Oh thats just too rich. Delicious Irony.
Even if he had been a Democrat and the party affiliation was not mentioned, would this really have been considered a bad thing from that perspective? If anything it would be a resume enhancer.
Looks like the Senator was busted with a Live Boy.
California has budget deficits for as far as they eye can see, yet their politicians are driving state owned cars? California cannot be saved. Sorry.
Gay bars are a great place to pick up chicks. Seriously.
But seeing as this fella is married, that defense won’t exactly work.
I have a few gay friends that think they idea of gay marriage is silly.
What’s the weather like on your planet?
“... a breath test showed Ashburn’s blood alcohol level was .06 percent above the legal limit.”
Everyone knows that you should never take the breath test, but for some reason, I think this guy may have loved blowing on that machine.
“I have a few gay friends that think they idea of gay marriage is silly.”
Wait until they discover gay divorce...
But for *that*, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?
Which is worse, driving drunk, being in a gay bar, being with a male friend,
tax cheating, fraud?
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