ANTIOCH, Calif. (KRON) — California Highway Patrol Contra Costa arrested Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe for driving under the influence early Saturday morning, according to officials.

Thorpe was reportedly driving a gray Volvo northbound on I-680 around 1:15 a.m. near Monument Boulevard in Pleasant Hill. He was the only person in the car and was not involved in a collision.

Thorpe was pulled over and arrested after the DUI investigation, police say. He was released from custody at 3:35 a.m.

Thorpe went onto Facebook this afternoon and issued an apology through a video — saying “for that, I take full responsibility.”

Thorpe, elected as mayor in November 2020, has garnered a positive reaction from councilmembers for taking responsibility for his actions.

“I think it was a bold move of the Mayor to immediately put out a statement taking accountability for his actions and I’m hopeful that we can move beyond this and continue the progress we made to make Antioch a more inclusive city for all our residents,” Councilmember Tamisha Walker said in a statement.

Reached by phone, councilmember Monica Wilson says she appreciates the mayor’s openness and honesty in taking full responsibility for his actions — adding he has her full support.

However, one member of the city council has called for Thorpe to resign.

“I’m asking the mayor to not put the city through this. The city has been through enough, we have serious issues that we’re dealing with. Step down and allow the rest of the council to continue on with our work,” said councilmember Mike Barbanica.

In addition, Thorpe’s opponents have criticized his police policies and for hiring an interim police chief last month without consulting with the entire city council.

Kathy Cabrera launched the Recall Lamar Thorpe Campaign in September, with hopes of putting the initiative on the November ballot.

“I think it shows lack of common sense on behalf of the mayor to be drinking and get behind the wheel of a vehicle,” Cabrera said.

A city spokesperson declined to comment on the mayor’s arrest.