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Lawmaker arrested on suspicion of DWI

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- A Missouri state representative who represents part of Jefferson County was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Ralph Brown said Rep. Tim Meadows was pulled over around 12:15 a.m. by a sheriff’s deputy at the intersection of Imperial Main Street and Interstate 55 in Imperial.

Meadows said in a written statement that he was “deeply sorry” and sincerely apologized to his family and constituents.

“This has never happened in the past, and it certainly won't happen again in the future,” he said.

Meadows, a Democrat, was elected in a special election in 2004 and re-elected in 2004 and 2006.

Formal charges were expected to be filed on Monday, Brown said.

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