CAO Miguel Santana booked on suspicion of DUI, apologizes

The City Administrative Officer was arrested by the California Highway Patrol about 12:15 this morning in Covina after attending last night's Los Angeles Political Roast downtown. Santana, who was driving his city car when arrested, issued a written statement through the mayor's office this afternoon saying he would seek counseling. "I regret to say that last night I was involved in a very serious and irresponsible incident," the statement says in part. “Driving home from a charity event, I received a DUI. It was a mistake that I deeply regret and I apologize to my family and friends, my staff, the Mayor, the City Council and the entire city family for this indiscretion." Santana has been point man for the mayor on the city budget crisis. LAT, DN

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