Bellingham Herald Publisher Mark D. Owings, 45, was arrested Saturday, April 2, on suspicion of driving under the influence.
He was stopped by the Washington State Patrol on Interstate 5 south of downtown Bellingham on his way home.
“I apologize for the negative impact this may have on my family, friends and The Bellingham Herald. I am working through the standard legal procedures and will accept responsibility for whatever the outcome,” Owings said. He declined further comment.
An 18-year employee of the media company, he was appointed by The McClatchy Company to the top post at The Herald in 2010.