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royashburnbookingphoto-thumb-210x263-10357.jpgSen. Roy Ashburn was arrested early this morning on suspicion of drunken driving.

The Bakersfield Republican was pulled over after his vehicle was observed weaving near L and 13th streets at about 2 a.m., according to CHP officials.

Click here for more from Bee colleague Bill Lindelof.

UPDATE 5 p.m.: Ashburn released the following statement on his 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."



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