Urine trouble, Councilman

November 10, 2008 6:24:58 PM PST
Jersey City councilman Steven Lipski says he is an alcoholic who lapsed during a concert in Washington, D.C., over the weekend, where he was arrested for allegedly urinating off a balcony onto a crowd. In a prepared statement delivered at a council caucus meeting Monday night, Lipski apologized for his conduct and said he had attended two AA meetings since returning to New Jersey.

He declined to discuss specifics of what happened, saying it was still under investigation.

Lipski has been charged with simple assault for the incident at the 9:30 Nightclub on Friday night during a concert by a Grateful Dead tribute band.

Lipski has not returned messages seeking comment. In the statement, he said his lawyer advised him not to and that he wanted to address colleagues, friends and family directly.

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Information from: The Jersey Journal, http://www.nj.com/jjournal

Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com

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