… it does not go well. |
“I just don’t want this on camera for my future. It will ruin my career.”
– Rep. Rebekah Warren
Feb 1, 2020 |
Fox News – A Michigan state lawmaker was clearly upset her December drunk driving arrest was being recorded by police video cameras, according to a report.
The video obtained by WXYZ-TV on Friday shows Democratic state Rep. Rebekah Warren in the back seat of a patrol car after being taken into custody in Auburn Hills on Dec. 26.
“You don’t understand, I’m elected,” Warren says in the video. “I’m a senator. People will be, like, the senator got arrested. That’ll be, like, (expletive). This is going to be the most famous arrest you’ve ever made.”
She goes on to tell the officer in the video that there’s going to be a moment that they’re both going to be on TV.
“It’s going to be, like, the senator from Ann Arbor, career is over,” Warren says … Read more.
Rebekah Lynn Warren (born November 25, 1971) is an American Democratic politician from Ann Arbor, Michigan, representing the 55th District of the Michigan House of Representatives since January 1, 2019.
Previously, she served two terms as State Representative for Michigan’s 53rd District, from 2007 to 2010, and two terms in the Michigan Senate, from 2010 to 2018.
On the evening of December 26, 2019, Warren was arrested in Auburn Hills, MI, on suspicion of DUI.
Police had received several calls in relation to an apparently impaired driver at approximately 11 p.m.
Police dashcam footage showed Warren’s Jeep driving erratically and colliding with the right wall of northbound I-75 before continuing on.
When finally stopped, Warren told police she was on her way home to Ann Arbor. She also told the arresting officer that she had consumed 2-3 glasses of wine “just a minute ago” and subsequently failed a field sobriety test administered at the scene.
Warren refused to take a breathalyzer test and was taken by police to McLaren Hospital in Pontiac where testing showed her blood alcohol level was .21, almost triple the legal limit.
Police dashcam footage showed Warren telling police at the scene “You understand there’s going to be a moment where we’re both going to be on TV”, adding “I’m elected. I’m a senator. This is going to be the most famous arrest you’ve ever made.”
Warren was subsequently released on a $500 personal recognizance bond and was scheduled to return to court for a hearing on February 19, 2020.