GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Mayor Craig Lowe released a statement Friday clarifying his responsibility for a Thursday morning car crash, for which the Florida Highway Patrol says alcohol was involved.
According to the FHP, Lowe rolled through a stop sign and crashed his Honda Civic into a ditch in the northern part of Gainesville around 2:30 Thursday morning.
Lowe was charged with DUI and has since bonded out of the Alachua County jail.
Lowe recently released the following statement in regards to the incident: “After the events of the past 24 hours, I have determined that the best course of action, both as an elected official and personally, is to accept responsibility for my actions in getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after having consumed alcohol, regardless of blood alcohol level. I recognize that this is more than just a legal issue, but a personal one. I will accept the consequences of my actions and face the sanctions that are deemed appropriate by the State Attorney and/or the Court. I will submit to an alcohol abuse evaluation and abide by any recommendations necessary to assure both myself and the public that this type of conduct does not recur. Over the next few days and weeks, I will continue to perform my duties as Mayor and work hard as a candidate for re-election. I regret that my actions Thursday morning have disappointed so many friends, supporters, and citizens of Gainesville. I hope that in the future I will again prove worthy of the public's trust and confidence.”
Lowe will face an Alachua County judge next week in regards to the charges.