DFL Rep. Wolgamott arrested on suspicion of DWI
UPDATE: On Thursday, July 20, State Rep. Dan Wolgamott released this statement in response to his arrest:
On Friday, July 7, while attending a weekend wedding celebration outside of Mora, I was stopped by law enforcement in Kanabec County under suspicion for driving while impaired. The Kanabec County Attorney is awaiting the results of a test before deciding further action.
I wholeheartedly apologize to my family, my friends, my colleagues, and my constituents, and thank 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 am committed to doing the work I need to do in my life to ensure nothing like this ever happens again, and that my actions live up to the trust you have placed in me.
A Minnesota state representative from St. Cloud was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to an incident report from the Minnesota State Patrol.
Rep. Daniel Wolgamott, 32, of St. Cloud, was arrested Friday evening in Kanabec County.
Wolgamott, a Democrat, represents District 14B, which includes St. Cloud as well as parts of Stearns, Benton and Sherburne Counties.
The report says a state trooper was searching for a Lincoln MKX after getting reports of a man drinking in a liquor store parking lot just after 6 p.m.
The report states the trooper saw the Lincoln heading east on Highway 23 and saw that it was missing a front license plate, the registration was expired and it appeared to be “weaving within its lane.”
The trooper then made a traffic stop near milepost 261 in Arthur Township and “observed signs of alcohol impairment” during his interaction with Wolgamott, the report states.
Wolgamott was then booked into jail on suspicion of fourth-degree DWI and provided a fluid sample when a warrant was obtained by law enforcement, according to the State Patrol.
Wolgamott was named “Legislator of the Year” by the Minnesota Police Association last month after authoring the COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Presumption bill.
The State Patrol said the case remains under investigation.