The mayor of Indiana’s second-largest city apologized on Sunday after an overnight arrest for drunk driving.
Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and his wife, Cindy, were involved in an accident, but no injuries were reported.
Hours after his release from Allen County Jail, Henry, 70, read a statement to reporters, apologizing ‘for the wrong decision I made to get behind the wheel’ after drinking alcohol. alcohol at an event on Saturday.
“Like all other residents of the City of Fort Wayne, I will be held accountable for these actions in future legal proceedings,” he said. “I respect the legal process. I will follow legal process. And I will accept the consequences.
Henry, a Democrat who was first elected in 2007, said he plans to run again in 2023. Fort Wayne, 265,000, is 120 miles northeast of Indianapolis.
Tom Didier, a Republican who is considering running for mayor, said he has known the Henry family for years.
“These relationships go beyond politics,” he said. “I encourage everyone to pray for them and for everyone involved in this crash and hope no one was seriously injured.”