Stanislaus County Supervisor Arrested for DUI

Stanislaus County Supervisor and former Republican assemblywoman Kristin Olsen was arrested last week and booked on suspicion of DUI.

Olsen was pulled over at 10:50 p.m. Wednesday after a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy spotted her driving erratically without headlights eastbound on Interstate 80 near Greenback Lane. She failed a field sobriety test and was booked for driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or more. She was released from jail Thursday.

“I regret having made this inadvertent, careless mistake," Olsen said in a statement. "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.”

Olsen was elected to the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors in 2017. She served in the State Assembly from 2010-2016 and was the Assembly’s Minority Leader at one time. She is also the former Vice-Chairwoman of the California Republican Party and a past member of the Modesto City Council.


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