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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Senate President Metzen Arrested for Drunk Driving

Fox 9 News has the story.

Metzen sent a letter to Sen Pogemiller (Hat Tip Fox 9):

Read Metzen's Letter to Pogemiller
Dear Senator Pogemiller,

It is with deep regret that I am writing to inform that I was arrested last night in South St. Paul. As you know, having just finished a long and stressful legislative session, we all left the Capitol experiencing a mixture of euphoria and exhaustion. Following adjournment I left the Capitol to attend a celebratory gathering with our peers. Unfortunately, the culmination of all this kept me from using my better judgment and resulted in my arrest.

I want you and all of my legislative colleagues to know that I plan to be accountable for my actions. I also plan to seek a professional evaluation and am committed to following through on their recommendations. Once again, I am truly sorry for my lapse in judgment.


Jim Metzen
Senator for District 39