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Rep. Rebekah Warren Says Drinking And Driving Was "Stupid Mistake"

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A state lawmaker suspected of drunken driving said she made a "stupid mistake" by getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol.

Rep. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, was arrested by Auburn Hills police and lodged in the Oakland County jail early Friday.

Warren told police she had been at an event in Detroit and was headed home to Ann Arbor, Lt. Ryan Gagnon said.

But she was stopped on northbound Interstate 75, a long way from Ann Arbor.

"I made a stupid mistake; I drank alcohol and got into my vehicle to drive," Warren said. "I apologize to those impacted by my actions. Most importantly, I am extremely grateful that I did not hurt anyone."

She refused a breath test and declined to give a blood sample until police obtained a search warrant, Gagnon said.

Any further action will depend on the results.

Warren has been in the House or Senate since 2007. This is her final term under Michigan's term limits law.

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