Dillon Mayor Kevin Burns releases statement following DUI arrest | SummitDaily.com

Dillon Mayor Kevin Burns releases statement following DUI arrest

Elise Reuter
ereuter@summitdaily.com

Dillon Mayor Kevin Burns was arrested for a DUI in Frisco on May 23.

Dillon Mayor Kevin Burns released a statement on Tuesday concerning his arrest over a DUI charge over Memorial Weekend. A Summit County sheriff's report said that Burns was arrested on May 23 for driving a vehicle "with excessive alcohol content … while under the influence of alcohol or drugs."

Burns was reportedly pulled over by Frisco police that night for "disobeying a traffic control device." No other cars were involved in the incident. Summit County Sheriff John Minor said Burns bonded out several hours later.

"I made a terrible mistake that night. I take full responsibility for my actions," Burns said. "I hope people can look at me and learn a lesson that all it takes is one bad mistake, and it can happen to anyone."

Burns added that this was the first time he had received a DUI.

“I made a terrible mistake that night. I take full responsibility for my actions. I hope people can look at me and learn a lesson that all it takes is one bad mistake, and it can happen to anyone.”Kevin BurnsDillon mayor

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"I apologize to anyone that was affected by my action," Burns said. "There's no favoritism in Summit County."

District Attorney Bruce Brown declined to release the arrest affidavit in the case until later in the week.

Just weeks before the incident, Burns was promoted to senior manager of mountain community affairs with Vail Resorts. He started work on June 1 to build outreach between Summit and Eagle counties.