First-term legislator arrested for drunken driving

State Representative Kerry Burt, a Democrat from Waterloo who won his first term in the House last November, was picked up for drunken driving very early Wednesday morning.  Ankeny police made the arrest.  He issued the following statement today, through statehouse staff:

"I was involved in an incident Wednesday morning with the Ankeny Police Department that resulted in my being arrested for OWI 1st Offense.

"I apologize to my constituents, House colleagues and all of my friends and family. 

"I will let the process run its normal course and I will comply with the terms of the court.  With the help and support of my friends and family, I will work to assure that I never have a similar incident."


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