O.C. council candidate facing DUI charges after arrest
Police said that Tim Ryan, a city planning commissioner who is seeking a seat on the seven-member council, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.20% -- more than twice the legal limit.
Ryan was arrested Jan. 28 by Huntington Beach police and booked on two charges of driving under the influence, according to court records. He was released on $10,000 bail.
Huntington Beach police Capt. Russ Reinhart confirmed that Ryan was arrested in January by Huntington Beach officers.
Ryan, who is an attorney and in February was identified as the top fundraiser in the council race, confirmed he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol but deferred all questions to his lawyer.
Todd Landgren, Ryan's attorney, said his client is fighting the charges.
--Mona Shadia, TCN
Photo: Huntington Beach council candidate Tim Ryan. Credit: Huntington Beach Independent.