Congressional Candidate Patty Philipps Arrested For DUI

Patty Philipps Congressional Candidate Arrested For DUI

Patty Philipps, Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives in North Carolina, was arrested for driving while intoxicated on October 6, 2012. Philipps, who is also a member of  the Mebane City Council, was pulled over around 2:30 a.m. by a highway patrol officer and had a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .15%, nearly double the .08 legal limit. Philipps is running for House District 63 in Alamance County and people are wondering if her drunk driving arrest will affect the campaign.

Patty Philipps was quick to apologize for the incident and quickly made a public statement, saying, “I made a serious mistake. I’m deeply sorry and apologize to my family, friends and community.” Despite the arrest, Philipps is determined to stay in the congressional race and made her long record of community service her primary focus. Her opponent in the race, republican candidate and former mayor Steve Ross heard about her arrest but refused to comment on the matter.

If you have been arrested for driving drunk, contact a skilled North Carolina DUI attorney for legal assistance.

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