43-year-old Covelo resident Randall Aaron Britton, president of the Round Valley Indian Tribe who was recalled in May, was arrested early this morning for driving under the influence of alcohol. [Britton is challenging the recall]
According to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs, Britton faces two misdemeanors associated with driving under the influence of alcohol indicating that law enforcement found him too impaired to drive and found his blood alcohol content .08% or higher.
The offense date is listed as 5:06 a.m. today and he was booked into the Mendocino County jail at 8:01 a.m. His bail is set at $5,000 and as of publication, he has yet to be released.
We attempted to get more information from the California Highway Patrol Garberville Office but learned the public information officer is out of the office until next Monday.
Remember, any charges associated with this incident have not been proven in a court of law. In accordance with the legal principle of the presumption of innocence, any individual described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.