State Rep. Briley Vows To Stay in Office

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A state lawmaker arrested on charges of DUI and evading police says he plans to remain in office.

Representative Rob Briley of Nashville returned to his legislative office yesterday for the first time since his arrest.

He had resigned as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee after his arrest.

Briley told the Knoxville News-Sentinel he feels better than he has in years and has received what he calls "enormous support" in his struggle with alcoholism and a depression.

Briley says he remembers very little about the day he was arrested after police said he led them on a 100-mph chase and failed a roadside sobriety test. His first court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.

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