Albuquerque city councilor charged with DWI

Posted at: 04/04/2013 10:36 AM
Updated at: 04/04/2013 12:15 PM
By: staff

Photo: Michael Cook
Photo: Michael Cook

Albuquerque City Councilor Michael Cook has been charged with DWI stemming from a traffic stop Wednesday night.

Cook, a first-term councilor, was stopped late Wednesday evening while driving on San Pedro.

According to court records, Cook was charged with first-offense DWI and failure to maintain a lane. He was also charged with driving without a license plate and driving without evidence of registration.

Cook's city councilor biography says Cook grew up in Albuquerque and is a small business owner, employer, and certified financial planner.

He is a former member of the City of Albuquerque’s Police Oversight Commission and was its chairman in 2007.

He was elected in 2009 and his current term ends in November 2013.

“City Councilor Cook's goals are to focus on public safety, promoting small business jobs and economic development, having a fiscally disciplined approach to city government spending, and ethically serving the people in District 7 with concern and respect,” reads a passage in his bio.

KOB emailed and called Cook for comment on the charges but was unable to reach him. 

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