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Lodi police arrested San Joaquin County district attorney candidate Gary Hickey on Friday for being drunk in public.

Police several received calls throughout the day saying Hickey was drunk and driving a U-Haul vehicle through a Lodi neighborhood. When officers arrived at one of Hickey's Lodi homes, they saw him exit the home with an alcoholic beverage in his hand. Police said that's when he was arrested.

Hickey is being held overnight at the Lodi Police Department jail and will be released when he sobers up, police said.

This isn't Hickey's first run in with the law. He is also facing a DUI charge related to a different incident. Hickey has yet to resolve a hit and run case. He is still under investigation for an altercation at the same home he was arrested at Friday.

Hickey is challenging prosecutor Tori Verber-Salazar in the district attorney race.

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