NC state house candidate arrested for DWI, troopers say

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BURLINGTON, N.C. - A North Carolina state house candidate is apologizing after a DWI arrest.

Mebane Mayor Pro Tem Patty Phillips was arrested on Saturday on Interstate 40 in Burlington.

Troopers said she had a 0.15 percent blood alcohol content, which is almost twice the legal limit.

Phillips said she made a serious mistake and apologized to her family, friends and community.

Channel 9 checked and her campaign appears to be active online Tuesday.