DuPage Co. Republican Party chair charged with DUI

August 30, 2011 4:16:55 PM PDT
The new chairman of the DuPage County Republican Party has been charged with driving under the influence.

State Representative Randy Ramey was pulled over by police in Carol Stream early Sunday morning. after officers say they observed him driving erratically. He was ticketed for DUI.

Ramey released a statement saying, "I regret and take full responsibility for my actions and I am prepared to face the consequences. I am deeply sorry to disappoint my family and my constituents."

Ramey is the stepson of former state Senate president James "Pate" Philip.

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