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NYS Assembly Minority Leader Charged With DWI

NY Assemblyman Brian Kolb and WAMC's Alan Chartock

A Republican state lawmaker from the Hudson Valley is calling for Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb’s resignation after Kolb was arrested and charged with drunk driving on New Year’s Eve.

Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor of the 105th District tweeted Wednesday that Kolb should step down as minority leader adding “that he hasn’t done so already is a disgrace.”

Kolb issued a public statement apologizing for his conduct saying he fully recognizes “the severity of the situation," adding he is “profoundly sorry.” Nobody was reportedly injured in the crash in the Ontario County Town of Victor.

Kolb, of Canandaigua, represents New York’s 131st Assembly District.

Lucas Willard is a news reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011. He produces and hosts The Best of Our Knowledge and WAMC Listening Party.