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Election Connection: Barrier Mayor apologizes for impaired driving

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Mayor of Barriere, Mike Fennell (Contributed by: District of Barriere).
The mayor of Barriere is apologizing to his constituents after being caught drinking and driving.

Mayor Mike Fennell says he was out getting wood with family at the end of October. He admits he had a few beer, then drove home.

He told Daybreak's David French he was caught in an police spot check, and failed a roadside breathalyzer test.

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Fennell was given a 90 day driving suspension and his vehicle was also impounded for a month.

Fennell went public with the incident, describing the details of what happened to local media and at an all-candidates forum.

He says he is still running for re-election. He's running against Bill Humphreys. Daybreak's David French spoke with him about about community reaction to the incident.

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