Roy Ashburn sentenced for DUI
April 15, 2010
State Sen. Roy Ashburn [R-Bakersfield] pleaded no contest to drunken driving charges on Wednesday and was immediately sentenced to two days in jail and three years’ probation. [Sacramento Bee]
Ashburn, 55, was given credit for one day already served in custody. He will also pay $2,000 in total fee assessments.
The sentencing follows Ashburn’s highly publicized arrest in Sacramento earlier this year for drunken driving after leaving a well-know downtown gay bar. The father of four children, who is not eligible to seek re-election because of term limits, later went on a Bakersfield radio station and admitted he was gay.
Under the terms of his probation, Ashburn will not be allowed to drive a motor vehicle with any measurable amounts of alcohol in his system. He will also attend a first-time DUI program.
The prosecutor in the case said that Ashburn “received no less than anybody else” for a first time drunken driving conviction.