This wasn’t Rep. Wood’s first OWI…

it’s actually his third. I reported when news of Rep. Wood’s arrest first broke that he was arrested on charges of operating while intoxicated-first offense, but it turns out Rep. Wood has been arrested twice before for Operating While Intoxicated, in 1990 and 1991.

As James Wigderson notes, Rep. Wood gave an interview with WAYY-AM, and during that interview he wasn’t completely honest about when he was convicted of his two previous OWI’s:

WAYY: Was this first time OWI for you, Jeff?

JW: Not exactly. When I was a teenager I got drinking and driving, but it’s been over twenty years.

It hasn’t been over twenty years, and the more Rep. Wood opens his mouth, the more he’s starting to sound like a politician desperately trying to spin a bad news story and less like a contrite public servant who realizes the mistakes he’s made.

Ah well, I suppose it’s just politics as usual.


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