Politician Who Warned About Driving Drunk Is Charged With It
(AP) -- The top Republican in the New York State Assembly was charged New Year's Eve with driving while intoxicated in his state-issued vehicle.
The arrest came just a week after he wrote a newspaper column warning citizens against getting behind the wheel drunk.
Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb is a Republican from Canandaigua and represents a district just outside Rochester.
He was arrested near his home after what he is calling a “lapse in judgement."
News of Kolb's arrest led fellow Republican Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor to call for him to step down.