Huff gives up county car after DUI

TOWSON, Md. - Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff, who was arrested Saturday for driving under the influence said he will give up his county car.

Huff said in a statement that he regrets his "very poor decision" and is relinquishing his county vehicle as a, "first step toward accepting the consequences of my behavior."

According to Shawn Vinson, spokesperson for the Baltimore County Police Department, officers pulled Huff over after they spotted the county-owned silver Jeep Cherokee he was driving traveling without headlights.

Vinson reports that Huff was traveling northbound on York Road near Washington avenue in Towson before pulling into the Brooks-Huff Tire Center, owned by his family. 

Huff was then arrested under the suspicion that he was driving under the influence, processed at the Towson precinct, and given a breath test.  According to the police report, Huff blew .20 grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath.

Later Saturday, Huff was released from police custody and issued citations.

Huff released the statement Monday. It is posted below in italics:

"In the early hours of this past Saturday morning, I made a very poor decision. I am prepared to face the consequences of that decision, and I realize that I have caused my family and friends great pain. That is something I deeply regret.

I also regret that I let down my colleagues and the citizens of the Third District, and I recognize that I will have to work hard to regain their trust as well. I will strive to do just that.

There are no excuses for my behavior. I can only promise that I will not make the same mistake in the future. As a first step toward accepting the consequences of my behavior, I am voluntarily relinquishing my county vehicle.

I appreciate the prayers and positive wishes that I have received from so many over the past few days."

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