Premier, Gord Campbell Arrested
for Drunk Driving
For Immediate Release - Jan. 10, 2003
Office of the Premier
I have made a serious mistake, and I want to apologize to everyone including my family, my colleagues and the people of British Columbia.
Last night, I was returning home from dinner with friends, and the Maui police pulled me over. I was arrested and charged with driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. I do not intend to contest the charge.
I will make myself available to the media Sunday, Jan. 12, at 3 p.m. at a location to be determined.
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Louise Knox, President of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) said in a press release (Jan-11-03): "Premier Campbell should step down until all matters surrounding this charge of impaired driving are resolved," says the MADD Canada President. "He should step down until his court appearance, and if he is convicted, he should fulfill his obligations to his sentence before returning as Premier."
B.C. Finance Minister Gary Collins called the premier's behaviour a "human and very terrible mistake," but argued there was no reason for a resignation. "It's a personal issue," said Collins, who talked to Campbell in private on Saturday. "It has nothing to do with his job as premier."
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Media Coverage of Premier Campbell's DUI Charge & Arrest
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Campbell's website: http://www.gov.bc.ca/prem/
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