Tacoma City Councilman Ryan Mello was arrested by a Washington State Trooper Saturday night for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after he reportedly failed field sobriety test, according to a report on MYNWNews.com and picked up by the New Takoman.
Mello was elected to the Tacoma City Council in 2011 and represents an at-large position.
Mello attended the University of Puget Sound, where he earned a degree in Politics and Government. Ryan has also served as a chief of staff for State Rep. Hans Dunshee and before that as an AmeriCorps volunteer implementing the Youth United program at the United Way of Pierce County.
He currently works as the executive director for the Pierce Conservation District. His term on the council expires in 2015.