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June 06, 2016 01:25 PM

Roger Clinton, Bill Clinton‘s embattled younger half-brother, was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of drunk driving in California, PEOPLE confirms.

Redondo Beach police pulled the 59-year-old over on the Pacific Coast Highway around 7:20 p.m. and arrested him for driving under the influence of alcohol, a department spokesperson tells PEOPLE.

He is being held at the jail on $15,000 bail and was expected to appear in court on Monday.

It was not immediately clear if he has entered a plea.

The Sunday arrest came just two days before the California Democratic primary in which Clinton’s sister-in-law, Hillary, is up against Bernie Sanders.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign referred press questions to the former president’s office, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In 2001, Clinton was famously pardoned by then-president-Bill after being convicted in 1985 of conspiracy to sell a gram of cocaine.

Congressional investigators later found that Clinton tried to secure pardons for at least 10 of his friends, with officials noting that the man tried to “cash in” on his White House connections, according to the New York Times.

However, Clinton has attempted to keep a low profile in recent years, and told the Times in 2015 that it’s not easy being a Clinton.

“I don’t have a choice of being first brother,” he said. “It’s not like I’ve been given the option of doing it and I could turn it down. There are times when it’s hard.”

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