New York State Assembly Minority Leader arrested for DWI

Posted at 12:04 PM, Jan 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 13:32:40-05

VICTOR, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb was arrested for driving while intoxicated New Year's Eve according to the Ontario County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office says deputies responded to the area of 7980 County Road 41 in the Town of Victor for the report of a property damage crash

Upon arrival by authorities Kolb was taken into custody for DWI.

Kolb was transported to the Ontario County Jail and charged with unsafe turn and DWI with BAC over .08 percent.

No one was injured in the crash.

He will answer to his charges at later date.

Kolb released this statement Wednesday:

"Last night, I was charged with driving under the influence near my home. This was a terrible lapse in judgment, one I have urged others not to make, and I take full responsibility for it.

I want to offer sincere apologies to my family, friends, colleagues, and the people of the 131st Assembly District. I fully recognize the severity of the situation and I am profoundly sorry.

There is no excuse and no justification for what occurred Tuesday evening. I made the wrong decision, and it is one I deeply regret."