Ann Arbor state representative arrested for suspected drunk driving

Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 11:57am

Rep. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, was checked into the Oakland County Jail for suspected driving while drunk early Friday morning.

Rep. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, was checked into the Oakland County Jail for suspected driving while drunk early Friday morning. Buy this photo
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State Rep. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, was checked into the Oakland County Jail early Friday morning for suspected driving while drunk, according to the Detroit Free Press

Warren had been drinking at an event in Detroit and was heading home, she told the police. 

Auburn Hills police arrested the 48-year-old woman on northbound I-75 after she was seen driving between lanes and grazing a guardrail, according to Lieutenant Ryan Gagnon. Warren later admitted to the incident.

The Daily reached out to Warren, but she did not respond in time for publication. 

Warren issued a statement early Friday night, apologizing for her actions. 

“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.”

Warren has been representing Michigan’s 55th district since Jan. 1, 2019, after being elected in November of 2018. Warren has been an advocate of women’s rights as well as environmental issues. Prior to serving in Ann Arbor, Warren represented the 53rd district and also was a state senator.