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Friday, August 10, 2012

Herb Rule: He's in 2nd District race to stay

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 3:42 PM

ILL BE THERE: Herb Rule at news conference.

Herb Rule, the Little Rock lawyer and Democratic 2nd Congressional District candidate who was arrested for DWI last night in Fayetteville, reasserted his innocence of the charge at an afternoon news conference at his campaign headquarters in the Tanglewood Shopping Center.

David Koon, who was there, reports that Rule made it clear he intended to continue running. "I'll be there," he said. "I'm here for the duration."

He said, in response to a police report that said he'd been unccooperative that his behavior was "consistent with what I believe are the rights of all citizens." He said he'd refused to take a breath alcohol test because he believed them to be unreliable. Asked about an officer's report that he smelled of alcohol, he said, "We'll see how that comes out at trial."

He said he'd been out to dinner and had had one drink (one ounce of Talisker single malt Scotch two hours before driving). He said he was not intoxicated. Asked about his course of action were he to be convicted on the charge, he said that he'd decide that then.

Rule also updated his earlier statement and used the broad attention to take a poke at the "do-nothing Congress" and the 2nd District's "do-nothing congressman," Rep. Tim Griffin.

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