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Kanawha Co. Delegate Arrested for DUI


A West Virginia state lawmaker has been arrested for driving under the influence.

Del. Doug Skaff from South Charleston was arrested Saturday morning in Monongalia County.

Skaff is a Democrat and the chairman of the House of Delegates Small Business and Economic Development Committee. He is a candidate for state Senate.

The Charleston Gazette reports that last spring Skaff co-sponsored a bill that would have required breath tests for alcohol abuse for miners both prior to their being hired and then randomly throughout their employment.

In an emailed statement, Skaff said he had consumed a couple of drinks and should have had a designated driver. He says he is responsible for his actions and will need to rebuild the trust that people have had in him.