New Orleans Councilman Jared Brossett pleads not guilty to DWI

New Orleans Councilman Jared Brossett pleads not guilty to DWI
New Orleans City Councilman Jared Brossett was arrested on suspicion of DWI and Reckless Operation. (Source: OPSO)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans City Council member Jared Brossett’s plead not guilty Monday to driving while under the influence.

Brossett was not in court. His attorney entered the plea for the incident that happened in June.

The crash happened on a Sunday morning before dawn. Brossett, who serves District D, was booked on DWI and reckless operations charges around 6 a.m. He was released from jail a few hours later.

After the arrest, he released this statement:

“The last 48 hours have been very difficult for me and my family. Due to the series of events that have recently occurred, after discussions with my primary care physician and my family, I am entering into an in-patient treatment program today,” he said in a statement on Monday. “I want to sincerely apologize to my family, particularly my mother, my colleagues, the citizens of New Orleans, all those involved and everyone that I have disappointed. To all those that I have let down, I cannot express how profoundly sorrowful I am. During this extremely difficult time I ask for your prayers as I commit myself to the hard work of becoming a better person.”

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