UPDATE: Candidate for state representative responds to DUI arrest

Monteia Mundy was arrested in Madison County on 4-25-20 charged with leaving the scene of an accident and DUI. She is a Republican candidate for the 88th District House seat

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – A woman who is running for a seat in the Kentucky House was arrested Saturday night in a DUI accident, according to the Madison County Detention Center website.

The jail’s website says Monteia Mundy was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence.

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She was jailed at the Madison County Detention Center, but later was released.

Mundy is a Republican candidate for the 88th House District seat, which encompasses parts of Madison and Fayette counties.

On Monday, April 27, Mundy released the following statement:

“It is with great remorse that I apologize for my actions on Saturday evening. I apologize to my family, my colleagues, and my community. While the news reports are distorted and based on hearsay, I made a mistake. I still feel that this is God’s calling for my life and I am thankful to serve a forgiving Savior. For those of you that know me personally, you know that this is not my normal behavior. I used bad judgment to make a poor and selfish decision and I apologize to everyone that was unknowingly put at risk and let down by it. I am sorry for any action that has caused concern, disappointment, or doubt. This is the first time anything like this has ever happened in my life. I will work tirelessly to restore your confidence in me, and I guarantee that it will not happen again. I am so grateful for the outpouring of prayers and support from friends, community members, and constituents.”

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