Leon Harris returned to NBC 4 on Friday, his first time appearing on the air since his January 29 arrest for DUI.

Harris called his decision to drink and drive the “stupidest decision he could have made,” and said he knew that he let a lot of people down, and that is why he decided to take the past month to reflect and seek professional help.

On the disease of alcoholism, Harris went on to say, “I’ve learned that this problem is treatable, and that it is possible to embrace recovery and sobriety, and with the help of my family, friends and professional advisers, have sought some help now to do just that.”

On February 7, NBC4 announced that Harris failed a field sobriety test following a three-car crash at Bradley Boulevard and River Road.  Harris reportedly tried to leave the scene following the crash and was arrested.

Watch his full message below:

Jan. 29


Local News Media Remembers Joe Krebs

Legendary local news anchor Joe Krebs passed away yesterday after battling pancreatic cancer.  Many of his friends and colleagues took to social media to share their condolences and memories.

Our thoughts go out to all of Joe’s family and friend.


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