The California Highway Patrol pulled over Senator Roy (Assburn) Ashburn at 2:00 a.m. Wednesday after an officer noticed a black Chevy Tahoe swerving at 13th and L Streets. When the officer stopped the state-issued vehicle, the driver identified himself as Senator Ashburn. He was arrested without incident and charged with two misdemeanors: driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level higher than .08% or higher. A male passenger, who was not identified as a lawmaker, was also in the car but was not detained. Ashburn was booked into the Sacramento County Jail and released on $1,400 bond.
Now this might have escaped as a regular DUI if it wasn’t for the fact that Ashburn who has been a loud opponent of LGBT rights and has organized and hosted anti-gay marriage rallies for the Traditional Values Coalition and also has a 100% rating from the anti-gay Capitol Resource Family Impact group for voting against every LGBT rights bill during his tenure, was arrested for the DUI yesterday after leaving Faces, a popular Sacramento gay bar!
The closet case Ashburn, is a father of four\ and the Republican Senator representing parts of Kern, Tulare and San Bernardino Counties with a long, long history of opposing gay rights. Recently in March 2009, Sen. Ashburn voted against a Senate resolution declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional. Ashburn voted three times to oppose the creation of Harvey Milk Day. In September he voted against California recognizing out of state same-sex marriages. In 2008 he voted to oppose an expansion of the state’s insurance laws to include sexual orientation as a protected class.
Ashburn issued a statement on the arrest:
I am deeply sorry for my actions and offer no excuse for my poor judgment. I accept complete responsibility for my conduct and am prepared to accept the consequences for what I did. 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.”
Thankfully the arresting officer didn’t pass out when ASSBURN rolled down his window. The combined aroma of poppers and Just For Men can sometimes be lethal.
This couldn’t happen to a nicer douchebag.
I hope he gets some serious time for that DUI and a big ole cellmate named Bubba.
Wait, he’s probably like that wouldn”t he?