MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former Minnesota Senate aide Michael Brodkorb has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drunken driving in a January interstate crash that left him seriously injured.
Brodkorb was sentenced to 1 year of probation Wednesday and ordered to pay a $500 fine. He released a statement in which he apologized for his behavior and acknowledged he could have died if not for the work of first responders and others. Brodkorb crashed his SUV into a bridge wall on Interstate 35 near St. Paul Jan. 23.
WCCO-TV reports Brodkorb pleaded guilty to fourth-degree driving under the influence. The former communications aide to Senate Republicans was fired in 2011 after an affair with then-Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch. He sued the Senate, alleging he was discriminated against because of his gender. That lawsuit is pending.
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