SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The leader of the California Senate says he’s ending a practice of providing free after-hours transportation to lawmakers in an effort to restore public trust.

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon announced Friday that he directed staff to stop offering rides immediately.

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The Sacramento Bee reported last week that the Senate hired two part-time employees earlier this year to provide late-night and early morning transportation for lawmakers when they’re in Sacramento.

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Four lawmakers in the past five years have been accused of drunken driving. The latest was Sen. Ben Hueso, a San Diego Democrat arrested last year for driving the wrong way down a one-way street.

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De Leon, of Los Angeles, said security experts recommended the rides, but he blamed the media for causing confusion about the perk.