ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The day after being arrested for driving under the influence, an Albuquerque city councilor has resigned.
On Wednesday Michael Cook , who represented District 7, was pulled over when an officer noticed Cook's car was unable to maintain a lane.
The officer said Cook had bloodshot eyes, smelled of alcohol and performed poorly during a field sobriety test.
After he was arrested on suspicion of Driving under the Influence he submitted to a breath test – where he blew above the legal limit of .08.
Cook's statement can be seen below:
I am resigning my position as the District 7 City Councilor effective today. I am a man that believes in personal responsibility and accountability. It is because of these beliefs I feel it is best for the city and my community that I step down as City Councilor, I do not want to distract any attention from the needs or goals of the city.
It has been a privilege to serve the constituents of District Seven and work to the improvement and advancement of the City of Albuquerque, I am thankful to all the wonderful people that I have met along the way.
Serving the citizens of Albuquerque is truly an honor I will appreciate for the rest of my life. My priorities now will be with my family and friends as I move past this regrettable incident in my life.
John Smith with your forecast and Kim Vallez with your afternoon headlines.
Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston is accused of using his work office as his campaign office and tonight the Code of Conduct Review Board will hold a hearing Wednesday night on the issue.
APD is looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed a pedestrian.
The end of the John McCluckey sentencing phase is drawing nearer.
For the first time New Mexico is requiring high school students to pass end-of-course exams or else they will not graduate. However, APS leaders will meet Wednesday to talk about an alternative to those tests.
Your weather and top stories of the day with Elizabeth Alvarez, Matt Mauro and meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke.
* APS Graduation Test
* Albuquerque Wi-Fi Debate
* Fatal Pedestrian Accident
* Santa Fe Attempted Abduction
* Deputy Hopkins…