(1-4-22) Jay County Commissioner Brian R. McGalliard (52) Dunkirk was arrested on New Year’s Eve and preliminarily charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a Class C misdemeanor. McGalliard was later released after posting a $1,000 bond..

Formal charges have not yet been filed at this time and results from a blood test are still pending.

McGalliard posted a statement on Facebook about the incident –

“I was involved in a situation that resulted in being suspected of a class C misdemeanor for driving under the influence. I possibly overindulged on New Years Eve and I take full responsibility for my actions. I sincerely regret my actions and feel terrible.

From the bottom of my heart, I apologize to all the citizens of Jay County. When I ran for public office I stated that I would not runaway from or sidestep tough situations and this is clearly one of those tough situations. I am human, I made a huge mistake and I take full and total responsibility for my actions.”