New Brighton Mayor Apologizes After Pleading Guilty to DUI

Ramsey County Jail

The mayor of New Brighton apologized to the city after pleading guilty to DUI.

According to Fox 9, Valerie Johnson pled guilty to DUI after her arrest on Saturday night. 

Apologizing to the city at a city council meeting Tuesday night, she said, "There is no question that I was reckless and made a significant error in judgement that night, potentially risking the safety of others and myself." 

She said she is disappointed in her behavior and is "ready to accept the consequences" of her own actions. 

Johnson said she had a blood alcohol content of 0.17, more than twice the legal limit in Minnesota, at the time of her arrest. 

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