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Joni Ernst aide quit after drunken driving arrest

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Gretchen Hamel, a spokeswoman for Senator-elect Joni Ernst's campaign, was arrested last week on a drunken driving charge.

Politico reports Hamel resigned from the campaign the following day.

According to the West Des Moines police report, Hamel was "passed out behind the wheel of her vehicle after crossing lanes and driving her car over a curb."

The Ernst campaign said they would not discuss personnel matters to the press.

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