The condition of former Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb, who was seriously injured in a car accident last week is improving, according to a statement issued by his wife, Sarah.
“Michael’s condition has improved. We thank everyone for their concern, warm thoughts and prayers," Sarah Brodkorb is quoted as saying in a KSTP report. She also asked the media respect the family's wishes for privacy as he continues to heal.
Brodkorb, a 39-year-old Eagan resident, was driving on Interstate 35E in Mendota Heights when his car struck a concrete median wall. Minnesota State Patrol officials say he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. A state patrol officer also detected alcohol on his breath following the crash.
Brodkorb rose to prominence as the chief spokesman of the Minnesota Senate Republican caucus. He was fired in 2012 when his affair with then Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, of Wright County, became public.
The results of a urine test to determine Brodkorb's blood alcohol content won't be completed for at least two weeks, according to Minnesota State Patrol officials quoted in the KSTP report.