The California Highway Patrol cited Mike Schroeder–the top personal adviser to Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackaukas and a former chairman of the California Republican Party–for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol after this year's Halloween festivities, the Weekly has learned.
Al Stokke, Schroeder's lawyer and an elite member of the local defense bar, said that his client was cited and released in the wee hours of Nov. 1 on the 55 Freeway near MacArthur Blvd. heading in the direction of Costa Mesa.
“The officers were entirely professional and [Schroeder] fully
cooperated during the incident,” said Stokke. “I have not yet received
all of the material on this matter. As soon as it is received, he will
deal with it responsibly.”
No other details are known at this
point and Schroeder, an attorney himself who owns an insurance business and is married to Rackauckas' chief of staff, was
not available for comment.
To avoid a conflict of interest the matter will be handled by the California Attorney General's office.