While the Minneapolis-St. Paul ABC affiliate wouldn’t say why the longtime reporter had suddenly left the station, today we find out he had been arrested for DUI in January.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports, Gatenby had a blood alcohol level of .134 at the time of his arrest.
Gatenby told the Star Tribune he was “very” embarrassed by the arrest. “I’ve had a clean record my whole life,” Gatenby said.
He said he was pulled over for not coming to a complete stop a few miles from his home and reminded readers, “Right now, I haven’t been convicted of anything.”
Yesterday Gatenby confirmed on his his facebook page that he was gone, but didn’t mention the arrest, “Hey everyone.. well it’s true.. after more than 30 years at KSTP I am moving on. I have nothing bad to say, in fact, I feel truly lucky for the amazing times I’ve had. I challenge anyone to have had more fun at a job than I have. I hope to see you all again down the road. In the meantime, I’m going to take a long long nap.”