State Rep. Josh Zepnick — who has told the story of his sister’s death at the hands of a drunken driver to argue for tougher impaired driving laws — was arrested for drunken driving on Thursday.
“Last evening, I was pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol,” the Milwaukee Democrat said in a statement issued Friday. “I am deeply, deeply sorry for the decision I made to drive under the influence.
“I made a critical mistake, and I am embarrassed by my decision. I apologize to my family, constituents, colleagues, and community members for my inexcusable decision to drive. This incident has made me confront the need to seek professional help to overcome problems affecting my judgment.”
Rep. Zepnick is vying to replace incumbent Ald. Bob Donovan on the Milwaukee Common Council, and thus far he’s indicated he’ll stay in that race despite his new legal troubles.