Two days after his drunk-driving arrest, Fort Wayne Community School Board Member Kevin Brown is seeking forgiveness.
"I just want the community to know how remorseful I am in the sense of the events of the fourteenth” says Brown.
Around 2am Tuesday, just hours after the school board meeting, Brown was arrested in New Haven.
He had no vehicle registration, proof of insurance and was driving with a suspended license.
He as charged with operating while intoxicated. At the scene, his blood alcohol level was .119, over the legal limit.
Brown told FOX Fort Wayne today that prior to his arrest he was at the grocery store. He admits he did have a few beers that night.
"I’m disappointed in myself that I let the community down and my constituents within the fourth district” says Brown.
He has no plans to resign and he will run for re-election in November. Brown will battle four other candidates.
"We’ve got a lot of important decisions to make in the future and I just hope that my district can forgive me on November 2” says Brown.
Today Brown responded to criticism from his fellow board members.
"I hope that my board members can be mature enough to say 'that's Kevin’s problem. We're not going to make Kevin’s problem the board's problem nor FWCS' problem. Kevin can be mature enough to address his problems and we as a board need to address our problems” he says.
Brown also addressed the 'so called' ethics policy he proposed to the board the night of his arrest. He says that there's already an ethics policy in place. He's pushing for a disclosure policy.
"I truthfully think the community should be approved of all activities all board member activities be their financial interest in corporations that might be doing business” says Brown.
Brown hopes the board can get past his arrest, so he can get back to one thing, doing what's in the best interest of the kids.
Several of brown's relatives served on the board before him. He says that since 1968 there's always been a brown on the FWCS board.He hopes the family recognition will get him re-elected in November.