Democratic Rep. Josh Zepnick arrested for drunk driving

This is disappointing on so many levels…

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.


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3 thoughts on “Democratic Rep. Josh Zepnick arrested for drunk driving

  1. Not intending to provide any excuse for the personal behavior but this is an issue that is not partisan in nature.

    1. Absolutely right that it’s not partisan in nature, but it’s all the more disappointing because Rep. Zepnick lost a sister to a drunk driver. Of all people, he should know best the dangers of drunk driving, and that’s why I’m most disappointed.

  2. What is or why is something hypocritical on the part of “liberals,” in this story? Blanket generalization is you.

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