California Assemblyman Martin Garrick (R-Solana Beach) led authorities on chase Wednesday night downtown that ended underneath the Capitol.
California Highway Patrol reports said that Garrick was spotted by bicycle officers traveling north on 11th Street at about 45 mph — 20 mph over the posted speed — shortly after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Garrick failed to obey a stop sign at O Street, failed to acknowledge officers who were asking him to stop, and proceeded to make a right turn at N Street and drive into the Capitol basement.
The CHP bicycle officers followed Garrick to the Capitol, observed signs of intoxication, conducted field sobriety and chemical tests, then cited and released the legislator on a charge of drunken driving.
The assemblymen returned home today leaving an apology for his transgressions.
One question gone unanswered, why wasn’t Garrick booked in the Sacramento County Jail?