Monday, November 19, 2007

Mayoral candidate intoxicated in California

California DUI criminal lawyer news

A man described by police as a candidate for mayor in the city of Vallejo was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of public intoxication, Palm Springs police Sgt. Mitch Spike said in a written statement.

Gary Cloutier, 45, is identified as the vice mayor of the City of Vallejo.

At approximately 3:44 a.m., Palm Springs police were dispatched to Arenas Road and Calle El Segundo to investigate a report that an alleged intoxicated male was attempting to drive, Spike said.

Police discovered Cloutier in the driver's seat of a newer model Cadillac. Police determined he had been at an establishment known as Hunter's Bar.

Police reports indicated Cloutier was "very intoxicated," he "was staggering and could barely stand."