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CD14 Candidate Wendy Carrillo Arrested For Driving With a Blood-Alcohol Count At Least ‘Double the Legal Limit’

Jail records reviewed by L.A. TACO show that Carrillo was arrested at 1:35 AM on Friday and officially booked at around four in the morning.


State Assemblymember and CD14 candidate Wendy Carrillo was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Friday morning, according to authorities.

Jail records show that Carrillo was arrested at 1:35 AM and officially booked at around four in the morning.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Police responded to the 6200 block of Monterey Road after a driver ran into two parked cars, The Los Angeles Times reported, citing an anonymous law enforcement source.

A spokesperson for the LAPD confirmed with the L.A. Times that Carrillo was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence and being involved in a traffic collision while having a high blood-alcohol count—meaning Carrillo allegedly had a blood-alcohol count double the legal limit or more.

Carrillo said she intends to seek help, in a statement.

“As a public servant, I am aware that I must adhere to a higher standard that demands personal accountability for my conduct and I accept responsibility for my actions,” Carrillo said. “I sincerely apologize to my family, constituents, colleagues and staff for any actions of mine that have fallen short of that expectation. I intend to seek the necessary help and support. As I do so, I remain dedicated to my family, my constituents and the community that I grew-up in and am proud to represent.”

A Boyle Heights native, Carrillo is one of more than a 10 candidates running to replace Councilmember Kevin de Leon, the current representative of the city’s 14th District. As of last month she’s raised more than $180,000 for her campaign, according to campaign finance records, or about 60 grand more than de Leon.

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