SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (KMTR) - A Springfield city councilor claims he's being harassed after getting pulled over for a DUII on Sunday.
David Ralston claims he didn’t do anything wrong. He admits to having three alcoholic drinks at the Whiskey River Ranch and driving under the speed limit but, he’s adamant he wasn’t drunk.
Police say an officer watched Ralston leave the bar parking lot at around 3 AM. They say he was driving below the speed limit, which is a possible sign of drunk driving.
When Ralston stopped at a gas station at the corner of 42nd and Main, the officer pulled in behind him. According to dispatch logs, Ralston called Springfield Police Chief Jerry Smith.
Ralston told NewsSource 16 he wasn't looking for special treatment, but advice from the chief.
Ralston was arrested and taken to jail, where he admits to calling Chief Smith a second time.
The longtime city councilor believes he's being harassed and vows to fight the DUII charge, which includes both alcohol and a controlled substance.