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  • California state Senator Ben Hueso arrested after DUI stop

    California state Senator Ben Hueso arrested after DUI stop

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:28:12 GMT
    Friday, August 22 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:54:26 GMT
    Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso was arrested for investigation of drunken driving early Friday in Sacramento, the latest black eye for the state's majority party and the 40-member chamber. 
    Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso was arrested for investigation of drunken driving early Friday in Sacramento, the latest black eye for the state's majority party and the 40-member chamber. 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento County prosecutors have filed formal charges against a state senator accused of drunken driving last month.

In charges made public Monday, San Diego Democratic Sen. Ben Huesofaces two misdemeanor charges: driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher.

Hueso was arrested on Aug. 22 after a California Highway Patrol officer spotted him driving the wrong way on a downtown Sacramento street. Earlier that night, Hueso and other lawmakers were photographed drinking in the Capitol after a dinner for the Latino Legislative caucus.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges on Sept. 18.

Hueso has said he will accept the consequences of his actions. He is the fourth Senate Democrat facing legal troubles this year.

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