Ruggerio says he takes “full responsibility,” plans to continue in office
UPDATE: Paiva Weed statement:
Here’s a statement from Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed:
Leader Ruggerio is addressing the legal issues which arose last evening. This obviously concerns me, but I am reassured by the fact that he is accepting full responsibility for his actions. I am confident that this issue will not distract him from his duties and that he will continue to be an effective leader in the state senate.
Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio has issued the following statement about his arrest:
Last evening the vehicle I was driving in Barrington was pulled over by the Barrington Police. I declined a breathalyzer test.
I accept full responsibility for my actions last evening and regret how this may impact my family, my constituents, my colleagues and the Senate. I look forward to resolving this matter and continuing to serve my constituents as vigorously as I have for the past 32 years.