Michael Brodkorb Pleads Guilty to DWI in January Crash
An aide who was fired over his affair with the Minnesota Senate's majority leader has pleaded guilty to drunk driving.
Micheal Brodkorb pleaded guilty to 4th degree DWI related to his crashing his car Jan. 23.
In the crash, Brodkorb's car hit the wall of a bridge along Interstate 35E in Mendota Heights at about 9 p.m. and stopped against a concrete median barrier, the State Patrol said in its accident report.
Brodkorb was critically injured in the crash.
Brodkorb released a statement Wednesday morning, "I accept complete responsibility for my behavior and I apologize to my family, friends and public. I have seen the pain and horrific tragedy of drunk driving affect those close to me and I should have made different decisions."
Brodkorb was sentenced to 1 year of probation and ordered to pay a $500 fine.
Brodkorb was a communications aide to Senate Republicans. He was fired in 2011 after an affair with then-Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch.
Once seen as a rising GOP star, Koch quietly served out the final year of her term and did not seek re-election in November.
The Associated Press Contributed to this Report.