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Warden Releases Statement Following DWI Conviction

Updated: 01/28/2014 3:47 PM
Created: 01/28/2014 3:34 PM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- The warden at the Federal Medical Center in Rochester is speaking out following his arrest and conviction for driving while intoxicated.

The incident happened on New Year's Eve in Rochester. 52-year-old Brian Jett was charged with two counts of misdemeanor DWI. He plead guilty January 21st to one count. Another count was dismissed.

In a statement, Jett says, "In response to the DUI arrest, it is with deep regret and that I confirm my arrest which occurred on December 31, 2013. I am currently dealing with this personal manner and fully accept responsibility for my actions."

Jett added, "Law enforcement officers have a responsibility to respect the law and I apologize for my lapse in judgment. Despite this personal set-back, I can assure you of my continued dedication to the Federal Medical Center and the Rochester community."

Jett was sentenced to a year probation, as well as fines and fees. He remains employed at the Federal Medical Center. The Federal Bureau of Prisons wouldn't comment on any disciplinary action.