HONOLULU (KHNL) - Hawaii Vice Speaker of the House of Representatives Jon Riki Karamatsu was arrested for driving under the influence early Tuesday morning.
Karamatsu, D-Waipahu-Waikele, said he was arrested after socializing with friends.
In a statement issued Tuesday afternoon, Karamatsu said, "I made a serious error in judgment. I want to apologize to my family, my colleagues and constituents for any trouble or embarrassment caused by this incident. I will cooperate fully with the court on this issue. I do understand that elected officials should be held to a higher standard, and I will work very hard to regain the public's trust."