EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Eagan’s mayor is talking about his decision to drink and drive.

At the end of a virtual City Council meeting Tuesday, Mayor Mike Maguire said he had pleaded guilty to driving while impaired earlier in the day and was “accepting, without objection, the consequences”of his mistake.

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Maguire said he had been drinking while watching the Minnesota Vikings lose a playoff game last January before he got behind the wheel.

Maguire crashed into a snowbank in Eagan and blew a 0.19 when tested, more than twice the legal limit, according to a criminal complaint. He spent the night in jail.

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“I’m embarrassed. I’m extremely grateful that no one was hurt as a result of my actions, and very disappointed in myself,” he said. “Not only did I disappoint myself, I disappointed my family, my 17-year-old, my colleagues and many people in the community who rightfully expect more from me. For that, I am truly sorry and I apologize.”

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports a court date is scheduled for next Wednesday.

Maguire served four years on the Eagan City Council before being elected mayor in 2006.

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