Beader sorry for OVI charge

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Mercer County commissioner Brian Beader apologized on Wednesday after being charged with drunk driving last weekend.

Beader, in a statement issued through Mercer County’s spokesperson, said he expects his blood-alcohol content to be unfavorable.

“Last week I made a very foolish mistake, which I regret,” Beader said. “I should never have been driving and do not anticipate my voluntary blood test to bode well for me.”

Beader was charged after being caught in a DUI checkpoint at about 1:41 a.m. Saturday on Buhl Farm Drive and Route 62.

Police said Beader was driving erratically and appeared intoxicated. Blood tests are still being analyzed to determine how much alcohol was in his system.

“I have apologized to my family and now apologize to my Mercer County Government colleagues and to the residents of Mercer County who have put their trust in me,” Beader said. “I am sorry for my actions and will work to regain that trust.”

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