Albuquerque Council Member Resigns After DWI Arrest

Apr 4, 2013

An Albuquerque City Council member has resigned after being arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Councilor Michael Cook says in a statement that he is resigning effective Thursday because he believes in personal responsibility and accountability and doesn't want to distract any attention from the needs of the city.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that Cook was released from jail Thursday morning after a police officer arrested him late Wednesday night.

Records indicate Cook is accused of DWI, failure to maintain a traffic lane, driving without proof of insurance and driving without a license plate.

Cook is a financial planner who recently said he will run for re-election in the fall.

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