WHEELING, W.Va. -- A House of Delegates member from the Northern Panhandle said Thursday he will resign after an arrest for driving under the influence, The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register reported.Ryan Ferns, 29, was arrested early in the morning of April 20. He pleaded guilty to DUI in Ohio County Magistrate Court on Monday.Ferns, a Democrat, issued a statement Thursday that read in part, "It has been a great honor and privilege to serve the people of Ohio County and I apologize for any negative attention I have brought to this position," according to the Wheeling newspaper.After Ferns pleaded guilty to the DUI charge, Wheeling police said he should have been charged with aggravated DUI, which applies to drivers with a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.15. Ferns' blood-alcohol level was 0.22, nearly three times West Virginia's limit of 0.08.Ferns was running for re-election in the two-member 3rd District. One other Democrat, Shawn Lucas Fluharty, and two Republicans, incumbent Erikka Storch and Larry Tighe, are also running.