Antioch mayor apologizes after being arrested for drunk driving


The mayor of a small northern California town has apologized after being arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe said he was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol early Saturday morning after having dinner with a friend.

“While I never felt self-conscious about the drink I had with my dinner, I’m deeply sorry for the miscalculation and I hope you can forgive me,” Thorpe said in a video message Twitter.

Thorpe was the sole occupant of a Volvo that was pulled over on northbound Interstate 680 just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday, highway patrol said in a news release.

Thorpe was released from prison at around 3:30 a.m., KGO TV reported.

The mayor, on advice from his attorneys, said he was limited in what he could share with the public. But he said he takes “full responsibility” for his actions.

Antioch is a city of about 111,000 in Contra Costa County, about an hour northeast of San Francisco.

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Dais Johnston

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