This is Roy Ashburn, a Republican California State Senator, was arrested yesterday for drunk driving while leaving a Sacramento gay bar with a trick in the car! But look at these pictures. How did he stay closeted for so long? Ashburn, who represents parts of Kern, Tulare and San Bernardino counties in Southern California, was bagged leaving Faces , a gay bar in the state capitol that has a name only a gay bar in a modestly-sized urban area could have. There was another male in the car who was let go.
Roy Ashburn ARRESTED: Anti-Gay State Sen. Got DUI After Leaving Gay Nightclub, Sources Say
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A California state senator who reportedly has voted against every gay rights measure since he took office eight years ago was charged with driving under the influence on Wednesday, reportedly after leaving a gay nightclub in Sacramento. Roy Ashburn, a Republican from Bakersfield, was spotted driving erratically at about 2 a. Wednesday in downtown Sacramento, officials said. He was arrested after taking a sobriety test, and he was taken to Sacramento County Jail, where he was administered a blood-alcohol test prior to being booked and released. He was charged with two misdemeanors: driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level of. 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. He was arrested after leaving Faces, a gay nightclub in midtown Sacramento, according to cbs
Anti-Gay CA State Senator Arrested Leaving Gay Club
Ashburn said he felt compelled to address rumors that he had visited a gay nightclub near the Capitol before his DUI arrest. The year-old father of four said he had tried to keep his personal life separate from his professional life until his March 3 arrest. Ashburn was arrested after he was spotted driving erratically near the Capitol, according to the California Highway Patrol.
He'd gotten drunk at a gay bar. Also, there was an unidentified man in the passenger seat. Here's an idea: If you take a principled stand against something, stake your reputation on fighting it, and belittle others because of it, don't get caught red-handed doing that which you oppose. Ashburn, a second-term Senator from California's 18th district has been a very vocal opponent of gay rights and gay marriage in the state and based his campaigns on a platform of family values.