Mitchell Alger Issues Statement

Mitchell Alger Issues Public Apology For DWI Arrest
March 24, 2014

BELMONT N.Y.- Allegany County Administrator Mitchell Alger today issued an official apology to Allegany residents, legislators, family and friends for his arrest on February 13, 2014 on suspicion of DWI and other charges. Administrator Alger also thanked the legislature for allowing him to return to work and vowed to do everything in his power to regain the trust that he betrayed, and expressed remorse, adding that he completed rehab, and is continuing with an outpatient program of counseling, medical care, and therapy. Alger said “I betrayed the trust this Board placed upon me and as I said—I let you down. Only time will demonstrate whether I can earn your trust and confidence back. I am committed to doing everything in my power to prove that I can successfully serve in the challenging capacity of County Administrator. Furthermore, I am determined to become a better, stronger person and leader as a result of the recent challenges I have encountered in my life leading up to the incident. I am committed to making lasting and permanent changes in my life for the better.”

Adminstrator Alger commented briefly on his legal woes saying, “The charges are still pending and will hopefully be resolved in the near future. Because of the pending charges, I am not able to discuss the details of the incident leading to my arrest. However, I can state that I had taken a personal day off from work and was not performing any work-related functions at the time of the incident.”