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Norfolk, NE councilman charged with DUI

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A Norfolk City Councilman and a District Director for a Nebraska Congressman was arrested early Wednesday morning on the charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

Norfolk Police Captain Michael Bauer says 35-year-old Josh Moenning was arrested after officers were called to the 200 block of North 10th street for the report of a vehicle parked in the middle of the road for an extended amount of time.

Bauer says as officers arrived in the area, the vehicle Moenning was driving pulled to the side of the street and parked illegally, left to curb.

Moenning performed field sobriety maneuvers and submitted to a preliminary breath test before being taken to the Norfolk City Jail.

Bauer says because the breath test was not quite sufficient, officers requested a chemical test, which Moenning refused.

Moenning is being charged with first offense driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

He was housed at the Norfolk City jail until being released on cash bond.

The incident happened around 1:15 Wednesday morning.

Moenning represents Ward 3 on the Norfolk City Council and is the District Director for Congressman Jeff Fortenberry.

In a statement Wednesday morning, Moenning said, "I am very embarrassed and I take full responsibility for the incident. I apologize for disappointing my family, my community and everyone else who has placed their trust in me. I will let the legal process take its course and accept the consequences."

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