Stanislaus County Supervisor Kristin Olsen Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

SACRAMENTO -- Stanislaus County Supervisor Kristin Olsen was arrested late Wednesday on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Kristin Olsen (Courtesy: Sacramento County Sheriff's Department)

Investigators say Olsen was pulled over just before 11 Wednesday night, driving on Interstate 80 near Greenback Lane in Sacramento County.

"Driving at night without her headlights on. She was driving erratically," said Michael Zerfas with the CHP.

Olsen, 44, was once the state assembly minority leader from 2014 to 2016.

Olsen tweeted a statement following her arrest:

"I regret having made an inadvertent, careless mistake last night. As you can imagine, I'm embarrassed and horrified. I apologize to my family and constituents for this incident. It was a hard lesson to learn."

Earlier Wednesday night, Olsen posted a photograph to her Facebook page, thanking a tow truck driver who she says took her and her broken down car from Stockton to Sacramento.

Political consultant Lee Neves tells FOX40 while some of Olsen's constituents may not forgive her for the alleged act, he believes fellow supervisors won’t hold the allegations against her.

"You know people are very forgiving, they know people make mistakes," Neves said.

As far as her political future, Neves says the real key here for Olsen is that nobody was hurt and that her re-election is still years away.

"It didn’t happen in 2020 and, obviously, very helpful that it didn’t happen when she was running for re-election," Neves said. "If it happens when she’s running for re-election, you know, total different ballgame”

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