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Drunk driving arrest reveals danger of Tweeting while elected

A photo of lawmakers partying on a Capitol balcony Thursday night took on added significance Friday as news broke that one of them was arrested hours later on suspicion of drunken driving.


The California Highway Patrol arrested Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, shortly after 2:30 a.m. after officers said they saw him drive a state-issued car the wrong way down a one-way street near the Capitol. Around 11 p.m., Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, also a Democrat from San Diego, had posted a picture on Twitter of Hueso, his shirt partially untucked, and four other Democratic lawmakers. Framed by the white columns of the Capitol, they all had drinks in hand.

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