The ABC radio news just ran a story that Municipal Services and Housing Minister John Hargreaves has resigned from Cabinet after being charged with drink driving last night.
Police stopped him on the Tuggeranong Parkway, driving home after post-budget celebrations.
The ABC reported Mr Hargreaves measured 0.097 on the breathalyser.
I believe the Speaker has accepted his resignation.
Weekly NewsletterEvery Thursday afternoon, we package up the most-read and trending RiotACT stories of the past seven days and deliver straight to your inbox..
UPDATED: The Chief Minister has put out a media release saying Mr. Hargreaves is not resigning from anything but rather is stepping aside pending “legal resolution of the incident”. (thanks to Areaman for the heads up)
FURTHER UPDATE: The ABC has finally got the story online including very sympathetic comments by Bill Stefaniak.