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Fort Wayne Mayor Arrested for OWI, Issues Statement Accepting Responsibility

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – Mayor Tom Henry was arrested early Sunday morning for an OWI.

According to our partners in news at ABC 21, officials with the Allen County Jail confirmed that 70-year-old Tom Henry was booked into the Allen County Jail for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Henry addressed the media Sunday afternoon with a statement.

“I want to apologize to the residents of Fort Wayne and my family for the poor decision I made to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking at a local function. I accept full responsibility for my actions. I’m relieved that no one was hurt in this incident. The Fort Wayne Police Department handles this situation with professionalism and followed all of the correct procedures and protocols.” – Mayor Tom Henry –

According to court documents, Henry faces three counts of operating while intoxicated, and the document states that the mayor’s blood alcohol content registered at .152%.

Henry is in his fourth term as mayor and has said he will run again for a fifth term.

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10 comments

Keith Petersen October 9, 2022 at 6:32 pm

It all began when Mayor Tom Henry couldn’t get his downtown stadium no matter how much money he spent on studies. It’s been a downward spiral ever since. So sad. Too bad.

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Annie Murphy October 9, 2022 at 8:15 pm

Such leadership. Such a shame.

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Robert Parrott October 10, 2022 at 7:03 am

There is a stadium I know the boy back then and the same one the guy it was Gabe to like the start line sme people sent in a hotman after the little boy the hotel owner gave them the room key all they’re mine in a bag was taken and all

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Slacker06 October 10, 2022 at 7:59 am

Why isn’t the political affiliation of Henry in the article. If he was the opposite party it wound be right there in large letters after his name. Political bias from WOWO anyone??? Maybe your afternoon radio host can explain it…………

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Slacker06 October 10, 2022 at 8:00 am

AND, he thinks a mere apology will be sufficient for endangering others on the streets, roads, and highways.

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CONCERNED October 12, 2022 at 12:10 pm

how is the victim? She doing okay? Oh, excuse me i got sidetracked….

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brettt October 10, 2022 at 8:08 am

Tom, Tom, Tom…*tsk*, *tsk*
..amateur..

Forced monocular vision is the way to go, buddy!
Not only can it improve your driving, when encountering such situations, but this, tried and true secret, is sure to keep you on the straight and narrow.
While i don’t condone the Squint or Hand method, they can work in a bind.
For you, I would personally recommend the Eye-Patch method!
I have two in my car, presently.. what with the season and all. Always good to have a backup, right?

..however, some thought and consideration must go into this, by accessing your situation. Depending upon your level of impairment, i can’t be held responsible for misuse.
You may be tempted to think, “While one patch may work, a second one should logically improve things.”
BUT, that is not the case! You’re best left walking, should this notion cross your thoughts.

This IS the perfect time to get this plan up-and-going, too!
While an eye-patch, for you, may cause some undo-suspicion, might i recommend dressing it up a bit?
..Maybe sport a tricorne, and possibly a slightly-tattered frock jacket?
This is sure to help aid in your low-key’d driving endeavours!

As a reminder, this is solely for transportation. If you were to wear this outside your vehicle, the Republicans might catch on!

You’re secret is safe with me, mum’s the word!

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Steve October 10, 2022 at 10:45 am

Methinks you were at the same place Henry was.

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Ken Richardson October 10, 2022 at 10:02 am

love the mayor but he blew it (get it )& now he has to pay the price with the courts & lost my vote 2 next time he runs…

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Dave October 10, 2022 at 11:45 am

Hats off to the honest Cop!

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