The political career of Indiana woman Megan Robertson -- a champion of a campaign to legalize the sale of alcohol on Sunday -- has gone bottoms up after she was arrested by police for driving drunk on Christmas eve.
According to the Indianapolis Star, the 32-year-old woman lost control of her Chevrolet Equinox and crashed into a Hardee’s restaurant in Indianapolis. The police say that Robertson told her she was on her way home from a bar at around 1 a.m. after drinking two beers.
A breathalyzer test revealed that her blood alcohol content (0.168%) was more than twice the legal limit (0.08%).
Robertson faces a class A misdemeanor charge, a $5,000 fine, as well as up to a year in prison.
She has since resigned from the campaign, saying to the Star, “I am incredibly ashamed of my poor judgement in this situation. I am very grateful no one was injured, and I am very sorry to those I have let down. This lapse of judgement should not reflect on the causes I have worked on over the course of my career.”
Robertson has been working as a Republican operative to repeal Indiana’s ban on Sunday sales of alcohol at grocery, liquor, and convenience stores across the state. The campaign is being led by Hoosiers for Sunday Sales, a coalition of national grocery chains and business groups.
She helped champion last year’s Freedom Indiana campaign to help legalize gay marriage in the state. Indiana has since legalized gay marriage.
Robertson created a political consulting firm and was working for Hoosiers for Sunday Sales when she was arrested.