ALBANY, N.Y. - New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb is apologizing after he was arrested for a DWI on New Year's Eve.
Just last week, he issued a message urging New Yorkers to drive sober.
Police say the Republican Assemblyman crashed his car in the town of Victor, about 20 minutes south of Rochester.
No one was hurt in the crash.
On Christmas Eve, Kolb released a statement about December being National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.
In that message, he said there is no excuse for impaired driving, and encouraged the public to use mass transit or a designated driver.
In a statement apologizing he said, "This was a terrible lapse in judgment, one I have urged others not to make, and I take full responsibility for it. There is no excuse and no justification for what occurred Tuesday evening. I made the wrong decision, and it is one I deeply regret."
Kolb represents the 131st Assembly District, which includes the northern Finger Lakes and areas south of Rochester.