Lancaster Co. Leader Cited for DUI

Brent Smoyer

Brent Smoyer

(AP) — A Lancaster County Board member says he is sorry for driving under the influence.

Brent Smoyer said in a written statement Monday that he takes full responsibility for the incident.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln police say the 32-year-old Smoyer was stopped early Friday morning for making an illegal turn. Police say Smoyer told an officer he had been drinking alcohol earlier. He appeared impaired during a field sobriety test and his blood alcohol content was above the legal limit to drive.

Smoyer was cited for driving while intoxicated and failure to obey a traffic control device. He called the incident embarrassing.

Smoyer, a Republican, is running to represent northeast Lincoln in the Nebraska Legislature.