A state legislator from Waterloo was arrested for drunken driving early Wednesday morning in a Des Moines suburb. Representative Kerry Burt, a 44-year-old Democrat from Waterloo, was pulled over at about 2:30 in the morning by Ankeny police.
Burt has issued a statement, apologizing to his family, constitutents and colleagues. Burt is a new member of the Iowa House, elected last November. In the statement, Burt said he will comply with the terms of the court. In addition, Burt said he would "work to assure that I never have a similar incident."
The entire text of his statement is below:
"I was involved in an incident Wednesday morning with the Ankeny Police Department that resulted in my being arrested for OWI 1st Offense.
"I apologize to my constituents, House colleagues and all of my friends and family.
"I will let the process run its normal course and I will comply with the terms of the court. With the help and support of my friends and family, I will work to assure that I never have a similar incident."