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Stockton City Councilman Tubbs Apologizes for “Poor Decision”, DUI Arrest

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Michael Tubbs March 2013


Stockton City Councilman, Michael Tubbs, is apologizing after making a “poor decision to drive when I should not have”, which led to a DUI arrest Saturday morning.

In a letter, Tubbs said he thought he “was within the legal limits to drive, I should have been more careful”.

Tubbs was stopped by CHP along Highway 99 early Saturday morning around 3.

Michael Tubbs was arrested for DUI Courtesy: San Joaquin County

Michael Tubbs was arrested for DUI
Courtesy: San Joaquin County

According to CHP, their officers stopped a vehicle going above the speed limit near Hammer Lane.

The driver was stopped, the officer identified him as Michael Tubbs and noted signs of intoxication. He was arrested for driving under the influence.

“While I am embarrassed by my mistake, I am committed to using the experience to further my service to this community. Out of respect for the legal process, I will not be addressing this matter other than through this statement,” the statement from Tubbs read.

Tubbs was the focus of a documentary earlier this year that profiled his campaign for Stockton City Council in 2012.

He gained national attention during that campaign, in part because of a donation from Oprah Winfrey, who heard about his efforts in Stockton during a chance meeting at Stanford University. Tubbs was a student there at the time.

Councilman Tubbs became the youngest city councilmember in Stockton’s history.

During his time in office, he often participates in community events, speaking to young people and trying to get neighbors in his district involved to keep the area safe.