Ex-Rockland legislator pleads not guilty to DWI

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The former Rockland legislator forced out of his job amid a sex scandal entered a not guilty plea Monday in a separate DWI case.

Investigators say Ryan Karben, 33, was drunk behind the wheel of his Acura SUV when he crashed into a utility pole on Brick Church Road in Ramapo in January. Karben claims he swerved to miss hitting a deer, but refused to take a Breathalyzer test.

The former New York assemblyman resigned in 2006 amid a sex scandal that involved male interns. He currently works as a deputy attorney for the village of Spring Valley.

While a trial is pending, Karben?s license has been suspended.

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