Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva released a statement Thursday night in connection to an incident in December, where he was briefly handcuffed by California Highway Patrol officers after the limo he was in was pulled over.
Silva said the limo driver called CHP when an argument between two people got so heated that a man involved caused damage to the vehicle. The people in the limo were returning to Stockton from a Sacramento restaurant when they were pulled over outside of Galt.
Silva said he and several others were briefly handcuffed while CHP officers investigated the incident. A man from Lodi was then arrested for domestic violence, and then everyone else was released, according to Silva.
Silva thinks the incident is now becoming public because the limo company still hasn't been paid for the damages to the vehicle. Silva said the damages were caused by someone he didn't know.