02/21/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Alderman Arrested For DUI Says Lack Of Bathroom Trips Proves Innocence

A Chicago alderman arrested on drunken driving charges early this morning insists she was not drunk -- and says she was berated by three Chicago Police officers who yelled at her and refused to give her their badge numbers.

As proof of her sobriety, Ald. Sharon Dixon (24th) said she never used the bathroom once during her seven hours at at North Side police station.[...]"If I was intoxicated like they said, wouldn't you think I would have to go to the bathroom?" Dixon told the Chicago Sun-Times.

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