UPDATE: Candidate for state representative responds to DUI arrest

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.

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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