STOCKTON – The youngest person to sit on Stockton's City Council sat in the San Joaquin County Jail for a part of the weekend.
Michael Tubbs was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence.
California Highway Patrol Officer James Smith said officers pulled Tubbs over for speeding near Highway 99 and Hammer Lane in Stockton. According to the CHP, Tubbs was slurring his speech and his car had a strong smell of alcohol.
Officer Smith said the field breathalyzer test showed Tubbs' alcohol level of .137, almost twice the legal limit of .08.
Tubbs is denying interviews, but released a statement. In it, he said, "On Friday evening I made a poor decision to drive when I should not have. While I thought I was within the legal limits to drive, I should have been more careful and made a different decision.
"I would like to apologize to my friends, family, colleagues, and most importantly, to the constituents of Stockton that I have let down," he added.
Tubbs was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail around 6:15 a.m. Saturday. Smith could not comment on how fast Tubbs was driving on the freeway, just that he exceeded the 65 mile per hour speed limit.
Born to a 16-year-old mother and incarcerated father, Tubbs has been a success story in Stockton. He went o college at Stanford and met Oprah at an event there. The billionaire later contributed $10,000 to Tubbs' election campaign.