Mad River Union
SAMOA/ARCATA – Arcata City Councilmember and Third District Supervisor candidate Mark Wheetley was arrested last night, Jan. 7 on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Wheetley was pulled over for allegedly speeding at the intersection of Old Navy Base Road and State Route 255. Wheetley showed signs of intoxication, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Cy May. There were no passengers in the 2013 Chrysler mini van that Wheetley was driving.
Wheetley was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility at about 9:30 p.m. Per policy, the CHP did not release Wheetley's blood alcohol level.
A tow truck was seen at the foot of the Samoa Bridge shortly after 10 p.m. last night removing a mini-van.
An email was sent to Wheetley seeking comment, but he has not responded.