Money’s tight, just like Matosantos
October 28, 2011
This state’s financial problems are staggering, and apparently so was the finance director.
Ana Matosantos, who heads the state’s Finance Department, was arrested early Friday for DUI after Sacramento police noticed her car weaving near the Capitol. Her 2004 Acura registration was expired, also. [BusinessWeek]
Matosantos, 36, was booked into Sacramento County Jail shortly after midnight on misdemeanor charges. She took a field sobriety test, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Lt. Rick Campbell, but the results were not made available to the media.
“My decision to drive last night was reckless and irresponsible,” Matosantos, 36, said in a prepared statement. “I accept full responsibility and there is no excuse for my actions.” A Democrat, she was appointed by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
She offered her resignation to Governor Jerry Brown, but he declined to accept it, said a spokesperson for the department.