Security video captures DFL Rep. Wolgamott before DUI arrest 

A State Patrol report says police received a complaint about a driver of a Lincoln MKZ who was “drinking in a liquor store parking lot.”

Security footage from the North Country Bottle Shop in Mora, Minn.

Security camera video from the parking lot of a Mora, Minn., liquor store shows DFL Rep. Dan Wolgamott exiting the store and taking a swig from a bottle before driving away.

He was arrested a short time later on suspicion of driving drunk. A State Patrol report says police received a complaint about a driver of a Lincoln MKZ who was “drinking in a liquor store parking lot.” Wolgamott was later pulled over and identified as the driver of that vehicle.

The trooper who pulled him over “observed signs of alcohol impairment.” Wolgamott was placed under arrest on suspicion of driving while impaired but has not been charged yet in connection to the July 7 incident.

He released the following statement to the media Thursday:

“On Friday, July 7th, while attending a weekend wedding celebration outside Mora, Minnesota, I was stopped by law enforcement in Kanabec County under suspicion of driving while impaired. The Kanabec County Attorney is awaiting the results of a test before deciding on 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.”

Wolgamott was previously cited in 2021 when he abandoned his vehicle after it crashed into a Golden Valley resident’s yard.

 

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