On Friday, April 19, San Marcos CISD Board Member, Juan Miguel Arredondo was arrested on a charge of Driving While Intoxicated. The initial report of the arrest can be found here.
Corridor News reached out to Arredondo about the arrest and received the following statement regarding the incident.
“On Friday, April 19, at 12:31 a.m., I was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. I am deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this circumstance. I made a mistake and thankfully, no one was injured. I apologize to my family, my colleagues, friends, supporters and all others who have put their trust in me.
Although I cannot discuss the specifics of my case now, I am being open, transparent, and I accept full responsibility for my actions and will deal with whatever penalty comes my way.
If you and I have worked together in our community, you know I try to be a good person, friend, neighbor, and advocate. But what many of you might not know and what I have not been able to admit to myself until now, is that for several years, I have suffered from alcohol use disorder, a form of alcoholism. I am getting the treatment and support I need to overcome this addiction.
I am grateful and thankful to live during a time when substance abuse, addiction and mental health can be discussed publicly and that resources are available for those who truly want help.
There are no words to describe how deeply remorseful I am for my actions. I remain committed to the voters who elected me to San Marcos CISD District 1 and will serve the remainder of my current term.
Democracy is by the people for the people, and the reality is many of us struggle with addiction. I pledge to do what so many of us truly need to do: acknowledge my dependency and seek immediate professional rehabilitation services to overcome this illness that has negatively affected me, the people I love, and those I am committed to serve.”
Juan Miguel Arredondo