Sunday, August 25th, 2019

Rep. Jason Fields arrested for DUI


Rep. Jason Fields (D-Milwaukee) was arrested for DUI.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – State Rep. Jason Fields says he’s been arrested for drunken driving.

The Milwaukee Democrat says he was arrested Tuesday night.

He didn’t say in a statement where he was arrested. He didn’t return a message seeking comment at his office on Wednesday.

But Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is planning to hold a news conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss the arrest of a state official. He hasn’t said who was arrested or why.

The 34-year-old Fields was first elected to the Assembly in 2004 and re-elected two years later.

He says he accepts full responsibility for his actions and will not contest the citations.

Here is Fields’ statement of apology. So far, he’s not denying it and he’s not trying to dodge responsibility. If the police say he was cooperative, how interested are we in the story?

Will Kathleen Falk count on Fields as a supporter in the future given her new cause of temperance? Is Fields guilty of hypocrisy given he was one of the state legislators who asked Falk to run against then-Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager?

Will any reporter ask him about it?

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