Grass Valley police arrested Nevada County Supervisor Heidi Hall on suspicion of driving under the influence over the weekend.
Officers were dispatched Saturday night to a parking lot inside Condon Park where a minor traffic crash had occurred. A driver had reportedly backed her vehicle into a pickup truck.
The owner of the pickup truck believed the driver, later identified as Hall, might be drunk, according to authorities. Arriving officers said they could smell alcohol on Hall’s breath.
An officer asked Hall to perform a field sobriety test. Once she completed the test, the officer placed her under arrest on suspicion of DUI.
She released a statement Monday saying that she does not condone drinking and driving:
“I made a bad decision on the evening of June 3, which I deeply regret. I apologize to all the people I have disappointed. I take full responsibility for my actions.”
Hall represents District 1 in Nevada County, which includes Nevada City and the unincorporated areas of Banner Mountain, Cascade Shores, Deer Creek and the Highway 174 corridor.
Hall, 56, was elected to the seat in June 2016 and took office in January. She had an unsuccessful Democratic bid for Congress in 2014.