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BRANFORD, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - Connecticut State Representative Robin Comey issues an apology in a written statement Saturday morning concerning her DUI arrest Thursday night.
Police say the vehicle she was driving struck a dumpster and overturned on Capitol Avenue, not far away from the State Capitol and Legislative Office Building complex.
Comey's blood alcohol level came in at nearly twice the legal limit.
In response, House Speaker Matt Ritter stripped Comey from her committee and leadership assignments for an indefinite period of time.
Comey's statement reads as follows:
“I want to apologize to my constituents, my colleagues in the CT General Assembly, my family and friends for my DUI arrest on Thursday night. After much reflection and with the support of my family, starting today, I will begin treatment to better understand the disease that is addiction and to get the help I recognize I need.
I am deeply grateful in advance to everyone for giving me the time and support I need.”