Councilman arrested for DUI
Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff was charged early Saturday morning with driving under the influence.
Huff was stopped by police after a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee, owned by the county and whose headlights were off, was spotted traveling northbound on York Road in Towson near Washington Avenue.
Huff ran a red light at the intersection of York and Bosley, according to Towson Patch. After running the light, a police officer turned on his emergency lights to signal Huff to pull over.
Huff pulled over into the Brooks Huff Tire Center, which is owned by his family, according to Patch.
The officer noted in the statement of charges that he smelled alcohol on Huff, and his speech was slurred.
Huff failed three field sobriety tests, Patch said.
The statement of charges said Huff called Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson. Although the call was not answered, Huff left a voicemail saying he had been pulled over for driving without his headlights on and “had had a couple of drinks.”
Huff was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and his blood alcohol level was roughly .20, twice the legal blood alcohol limit in Maryland.
Huff is a Republican councilman who represents the county’s 3rd Council District.