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Chapel Hill Councilman Lee Storrow pleads guilty to DWI

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Chapel Hill Town Councilman Lee Storrow
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There's still no word on whether Chapel Hill Town Councilman Lee Storrow plans to remain in this fall's race following last week's arrest for driving while impaired, but he's facing the legal consequences this week.

Storrow pled guilty to DWI Thursday in an Orange County courtroom after Chapel Hill police stopped him Aug. 26 for driving 63 mph in a 35-mph-zone on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. He is set for a sentencing hearing Nov. 17.

Police said Storrow's blood-alcohol content was .16, twice the legal limit in North Carolina. Last week, Storrow apologized, but did not comment on whether he would continue his bid for re-election. When he was elected in 2011, Storrow was the youngest person on the council. 

This year, he's one of nine candidates seeking four open seats on the Town Council. 

"This has brought into clear focus that I'm not only an elected official but a role model," Storrow said. "And I take that responsibility more seriously now. I'm committed to making better decisions going forward."

More on this as it develops. 

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