State Rep. Wolgamott cited for DWI
A state lawmaker has officially been cited for driving while intoxicated last month in Kanabec County.
A citation summary shows that Rep. Dan Wolgamott (DFL-St. Cloud) had a .09 blood-alcohol content when he was stopped on July 7.
He was arrested and now faces fourth-degree DWI and alcohol concentration of .08 within two hours DWI, both misdemeanors.
Wolgamott released a statement after his arrest, apologizing for his actions and saying, “I take full responsibility for my actions, and I ask for your forgiveness.”
He released a new statement this week, saying:
“On Friday, July 7, while attending a weekend wedding celebration outside of Mora, Minnesota, I was stopped by law enforcement in Kanabec County under suspicion for driving while impaired. I have received a citation indicating that my BAC was 0.09.
“Since this incident occurred, I have taken actions to live up to my commitment to ensure nothing like this ever happens again.
“I have received certification for my participation in a Mothers’ Against Drunk Driving victim panel, in which I heard heart-breaking stories about the fatal and tragic consequences of drunk driving. My heart goes out to the families who participated in the panel, and I thank them for their courage in sharing their stories.
“I have undergone a professional chemical health assessment. I received six separate risk rating scores of “zero”, and was issued an assessment that I do not have an alcohol use disorder.
“I have received certification for my participation in an 8-hour level 1 alcohol education class.
“I want to reiterate my wholehearted apology to my family, my friends, my colleagues, and my constituents, and once again express my gratitude to the law enforcement officers who made sure I got home safe.
“I take full responsibility for my actions, and I ask for your forgiveness. I will continue to do the work I need to ensure nothing like this ever happens again, and that my actions live up to the trust you have placed in me.”