NY politician who warned about driving drunk is charged with it

VICTOR, N.Y. (AP) The top Republican in the New York State Assembly was charged New Year's Eve with driving while intoxicated in his state-issued vehicle.

Assemblyman Brian M. Kolb

The arrest came just a week after he wrote a newspaper column warning citizens against getting behind the wheel drunk.

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb is a Republican from Canandaigua and represents a district just outside Rochester.

He was arrested near his home after what he is calling a “lapse in judgement."

News of Kolb's arrest led fellow Republican Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor to call for him to step down.

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