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Dorn says he drank beer, but not how much.
UPDATE: Dorn's arresting officer says the Superintendent's eyes were droopy and bloodshot, and he filled his

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Randy Dorn on DUI Arrest: "I Have Caused Hurt and Embarrassment"

randy dorn dui.jpg
Dorn says he drank beer, but not how much.
UPDATE: Dorn's arresting officer says the Superintendent's eyes were droopy and bloodshot, and he filled his patrol car "with the strong odor of intoxicants."

State Schools Superintendent Randy Dorn has been relatively quiet since his DUI arrest on Saturday night. But today he released a statement with more info of what happened after he left the Swiss Sportsman's Club in Bonney Lake.

Dorn also says that he's asked the city of Orting to release all documents related to his case. His full statement is after the jump. And we'll update the post as soon as we get our hands on the police report.

I understand the public wants to know more about my recent citation. I am not at liberty to discuss the legal aspects of this case, but I can now share more information.

First and foremost, I want to apologize for what happened last Saturday night. My wife, our sons and I attended the annual crab feed and dance at Swiss Sportsman Club Park in Bonney Lake. My family has long supported the club. As members, we stayed late to help clean up the hall. I drank beer during the event, but I thought I was capable of driving home. I now know that drinking any amount of alcohol before driving is an extremely poor choice.

Today, my attorney has asked the city of Orting to release all the documents regarding this case because the public has a right to see this information. I am pleased the court has moved my hearing date from Monday, April 6, to Friday, April 2, to begin to address this matter sooner.

This week, I have continued to do the job the people of this state elected me to do. This morning I attended an important meeting with Gov. Chris Gregoire regarding our state's application for the federal "Race to the Top" grant. Next week, I will take a long-planned vacation with my wife - a school librarian who will be on spring break.

Again, I want everyone to know how sorry I am for what happened on Saturday. I have caused hurt and embarrassment to my family and I have disappointed my supporters and my staff. I work hard every day for the school children of this state and it pains me deeply that I have not set a good example for them. I will work hard to earn back your trust and I pledge that I will never make this mistake again.

UPDATE: The full police report also shows that Dorn failed the breathalyzer test.

Dorn blew a .097 and nearly fell when being escorted to the arresting officer's car. He also failed the "Walk and Turn" field test. Taking between 12 and 14 steps when he was supposed to take nine, forgetting to count off the steps as he took them and nearly falling while trying to walk in a straight line.

The officer also notes that Dorn told him he might not be able to complete the test because his "knees were bad."

 
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