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Fort Wayne Mayor Thomas Henry arrested for OWI, pleads guilty

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Posted at 1:46 PM, Oct 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-12 12:35:11-04

FORT WAYNE — Fort Wayne Mayor Thomas Henry was arrested early Sunday morning in Fort Wayne for operating while intoxicated, according to the Allen County Jail.

Online court records show Henry pleaded guilty Monday and a sentencing hearing is scheduled for November 7.

Henry's driving privileges are suspended and he is ordered not to use or possess any alcohol, records show.

Henry, 70, is currently in his fourth term as mayor of Fort Wayne and is seeking re-election for a fifth term.

His office provided the following statement in the wake of the arrest:

“I want to apologize to the residents of Fort Wayne and my family for the poor decision I made to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking at a local function. I accept full responsibility for my actions. I’m relieved that no one was hurt in this incident. The Fort Wayne Police Department handled this situation with professionalism and followed all of the correct procedures and protocols.”

Henry was released from custody on his own recognizance from the Allen County Jail.

WRTV digital content producer Michelle Kaufman contributed to this story.