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Elkhart councilman Henke gets DUI

Elkhart City Councilman David Henke, R-3rd, was arrested on a preliminary charge of DUI early Sunday morning. Henke remained in the Elkhart County jail Sunday evening. According to the report from Elkhart Police Department, Henke was driving east on Jackson Boulevard when his car crossed the center yellow line west of Prairie Street.

Posted on June 28, 2010 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on June 28, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

ELKHART -- Elkhart City Councilman David Henke, R-3rd, was arrested on a preliminary charge of DUI early Sunday morning.

Henke remained in the Elkhart County jail Sunday evening.

According to the report from Elkhart Police Department, Henke was driving east on Jackson Boulevard when his car crossed the center yellow line west of Prairie Street. Henke's car went north on Johnson Street and east on Beardsley, where it veered left of center again, according to the report.

He was pulled over on Beardsley Avenue near Greenleaf Boulevard shortly after 1 a.m. and failed standard field sobriety tests and a subsequent chemical test through which his blood-alcohol content registered 0.09 percent, according to police.

He told police he had been at the Elkhart Jazz Festival. Henke's wife was a passenger in the car.

Henke was arrested on the preliminary charge of DUI and cited for driving left of center, according to the report.

The former 2003 mayoral candidate was first elected to the city council in 1999 and last won in 2007, taking the seat with more than 1,700 votes. Henke also sought the Republican nomination for Elkhart mayor in the 2003 primary, losing to Mayor Dave Miller.




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