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Sen. Breslin explains traffic stop

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- State Senator Neil Breslin says he is setting the record straight about the nature of Tuesday traffic stop.

After several hours of calls from the NEWS10 newsroom and waiting to speak to him outside his office at the Capitol, Senator Breslin explained the incident to our Marie Luby.

The Senator says he complied with a routine sobriety test Tuesday night, end of story.

Austin Shafran, a spokesperson for the Senate Majority, sent NEWS10 this statement: "The night before last, Senator Breslin was pulled over by a state trooper after flashing his high beams at a car that abruptly cut him off. After providing the officer with a valid license and registration, Senator Breslin agreed to a routine field test, which he immediately passed. No tickets were issued, and no charges were filed."

Breslin spoke to Luby briefly as he left his office.

"You know I'm in politics and rumors are the worst thing in the world, because rumors become, you know, people begin to believe rumors. They're not true, nothing happened. Ok? Thanks," the Senator said.

NEWS10 also contacted state police. They said they have no record of that particular stop.

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