Tacoma councilman Mello arrested for DUI Saturday night

By Volcano Staff on January 21, 2013


MyNorthwest.com reports that Tacoma City Councilman Ryan Mello was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving late Saturday night.

A Tacoma City Councilman was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on Saturday night but the Washington State Patrol said he didn't try to use his political position to get him out of the situation.

Councilman Ryan Mello smelled like alcohol when he was pulled over, driving a car full of passengers, according to WSP trooper Guy Gill.

The trooper asked Mello to step out of his car and ran him through field sobriety tests. The trooper determined that he was impaired and put him under arrest for driving under the influence.

Not good.