Huntley: I'll Plead Guilty to DWI

By KBJR News 1

Huntley: I'll Plead Guilty to DWI

February 9, 2013 Updated Feb 9, 2013 at 11:58 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.COM) - A Duluth lawmaker says he'll plead guilty to driving while intoxicated.

Representative Thomas Huntley says he was arrested near Deerwood on February 2nd after he says a breathalyzer test showed he had a blood alcohol level of 0.083, just over the legal limit of 0.08.

Huntley says he had had a few drinks at his cabin south of Deerwood on February 2nd and then drove to Crosby to get dinner.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Huntley was pulled over on Highway 6, south of Deerwood, around 4:45 p.m. on February 2nd.

The State Patrol says that Huntley was pulled over for a minor speeding violation and, once pulled over, the trooper smelled alcohol on his breath.

According to the State Patrol, Huntley failed a field sobriety test.

Huntley says he was going 63 mph in a 55 mph area when he was pulled over.

Huntley says he'll plead guilty to driving while intoxicated.

"I'll plead guilty, because I am guilty," he said.

Huntley says he wants to apologize to the people of Duluth.

Written for the web by Jennifer Austin.