He was released from the police station by a magistrate at 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 26 with a written promise to appear in court Thursday, according to the arrest report.
Court records show Storrow’s license was civilly revoked for 30 days.
“I am deeply sorry for my wrong decision,” Storrow said in a statement. “Today’s court case was one small step of many to take responsibility for my actions. I let my community down and endangered the lives and health of myself and others, and this will never happen again.”
Storrow, 26, the youngest member of the council, is running for re-election in November.
The UNC class of 2011 alumnus is serving his first term on the council.
Marcus Hill, a Durham-based attorney with experience in DWI cases, said this type of case deals with several interesting and unique laws.
Hill, who is not involved in Storrow’s case, said the severity of a DWI sentencing is influenced by mitigating, aggravating and grossly aggravating factors.
He said that in order to determine the punishment for a DWI, the judge weighs factors like prior offenses, reckless driving, blood alcohol content and whether an alcohol assessment course is completed.
Bill Massengale, Storrow’s lawyer, said Storrow’s sentencing was pushed back to Nov. 17 to give Storrow time to complete an alcohol assessment course.
The course will be a mitigating factor in the judge’s sentencing, Massengale said.
He said the speeding charge was dismissed because it would have been an aggravating factor in the judge’s decision.