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Brodkorb pleads guilty to DWI


Former Minnesota Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb pleaded guilty Wednesday to fourth-degree DWI after a car crash that landed him in the hospital.

Brodkorb was seriously injured on Jan. 23 after the car he was driving hit the wall of a bridge on I-35E. He was ejected from the car.

The Minnesota State Patrol says Brodkorb's blood-alcohol content was .10, over the legal limit to drive of .08.

"I accept complete responsibility for my behavior and I apologize to my friends, family and public," Brodkorb said in a statement.

The Pioneer Press says he faces fines and probation.

Bordkorb is currently involved in a highly-publicized lawsuit he filed over his 2011 firing as Senate Republicans’ communications director after it was revealed that he had an affair with his boss, then-Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch.

Last month, a federal judge dismissed portions of the lawsuit including allegations of defamation, but the gender discrimination claim at the center of the suit continues.

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