Brooklyn Assemblyman Arrested On Suspicion Of DWI
By: NY1 News
NY1: Brooklyn Assemblyman Arrested On Suspicion Of DWI
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April 25, 2007
State Assemblyman Karim Camara of Brooklyn was arrested and charged with drunk driving and speeding in Albany on the morning of Wednesday, April 25, 2007.
Police say Camara, who represents Crown Heights, was pulled over around 2 a.m. going 65 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone. He was also allegedly weaving through traffic.
Police say Camara had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol when they pulled him over. He also failed several field sobriety tests.
He was charged with drunk driving after refusing to take a breathalyzer.
Camara released a statement saying he will cooperate with the investigation.
"I certainly appreciate and understand the concern of my community and my supporters," he said. "I have not been given any special treatment. In the meantime I will continue to serve my constituents."