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Indiana mayor admits to drinking and driving after being involved in a car crash

"I accept full responsibility for my actions," Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry tweeted Sunday morning.
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Tom Henry, mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, admitted to drinking and driving after he was involved in a car accident Saturday night, according to a statement from his office.

“Mayor Tom Henry was involved in a motor vehicle crash late Saturday," a spokesperson for him, John Perlich, said in a statement to NBC News. "Upon arrival, officers determined that the Mayor appeared to be impaired. After tests were conducted, that was confirmed.”

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry.
Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. City of Fort Wayne

Henry, a Democrat, extended an apology to the citizens of Fort Wayne for his actions in a news conference on Sunday.

“I accept full responsibility for my actions," he said. "I am relieved that no one was hurt in the incident. I want to praise the men and women of the Fort Wayne Police Department who handled this situation with professionalism and followed all of the correct procedures and protocols. I am sorry that I put you in such a situation last evening as I can assure you that I know better."

Henry said he accepts the consequences of his actions and will be held accountable in future legal proceedings.

It's unclear as of Sunday if Henry was arrested and what charges he faces.

The Fort Wayne Police Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.