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Tacoma councilman arrested for suspicion of DUI

duiTACOMA — A Tacoma City Councilman was arrested Sunday night for allegedly driving while drunk, officials with the Washington State Patrol said.

According to Guy Gill of the Washington State Patrol, councilman Ryan Mello was pulled over for lane violations sometime Sunday night. He voluntarily submitted to field sobriety tests, and was arrested for suspicion of DUI after testing above the legal alcohol limit, Gill said.

Charges in the case may be filed by the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office.

Mello was appointed to the Tacoma City Council in January 2010 and represents the At-Large Position 8. During the stop, Mello never identified himself as a city councilman, Gill said.

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3 Comments to “Tacoma councilman arrested for suspicion of DUI”

    NAVYTOWN said:
    February 25, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    At least he didn't try to get special treatment due to being a city council member.

    Hilary C. Sharma said:
    April 17, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Something tells me that he will not serve a full sentence and is just awaiting to let the noise die down. But credits to him for facing it like a man and not using his authority to resist arrest.

    excursion marrakech said:
    July 17, 2013 at 5:00 AM

    Ryan Mello was pulled over for lane violations sometime Sunday night

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