Arkansas Times: Congressional Candidate Herb Rule Arrested For DWI (UPDATED)

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The Arkansas Times reports that Second District Democratic Congressional candidate Herb Rule was arrested by the Washington County sheriff’s office.

The Times reported that Rule was charged with DWI, improper lane change, a consent violation and a violation of turn signal use.

As Talk Business blogger Jason Tolbert reported in July, Rule was arrested and charged with DWI in 2010, but Rule was found not guilty after the case went to trial.

In that post, Rule said that the story was inaccurate, but he declined to state where any inaccuracies were reported.

Rule is challenging incumbent Republican Cong. Tim Griffin.

UPDATE: Rule held an afternoon press conference to defend his innocence. He said he only had one drink about 2 hours before he drove. He insisted he was not driving under the influence and said his refusal to take a blood alcohol test was an exercise of his rights. Rule disputed that he failed a field sobriety test.

Rule also argued that he would not drop out of the race and said he felt the court process would prove his innocence. Here is video of the press conference; the audio quality is low.