SAN JOSE (CBS/AP) — A San Jose city councilman was arrested Saturday for drunken driving after what he called a “terrible error in judgment.”

In a written statement Sunday, Ash Kalra said he was pulled over in downtown San Jose around 1:30 a.m. Saturday for a broken tail light after spending the evening with friends.

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Kalra said he was taken into custody for at least four hours and then released with a citation for driving under the influence. He said a preliminary test showed his blood-alcohol level was 0.12. The legal limit is 0.08.

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KCBS’ Tim Ryan Reports:

At a press conference at his home Sunday, Kalra said he felt the need to be honest about the incident and hopes his mistake will serve as a cautionary tale. He said he had apologized to his fellow council members.

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