ALBANY — The former leader of the state Assembly Republicans, Brian Kolb, will not be seeking reelection next year in the aftermath of a New Year’s Eve drunk driving incident that resulted in a DWI.

“After a great deal of consideration and discussions with my family, I have decided that I will not seek re-election for the 131st Assembly District this fall,” Kolb said in a statement Thursday.

“I know that there are other avenues for me to pursue, future work to be done, and I have every intention of being an active member of the community and state that I love.”

“My career in Albany and tenure as Assembly Minority Leader would not have been possible without the love, patience and sacrifices of my family members, especially my wife Lauren,” he added.

Kolb was busted for driving drunk on Dec. 31, after gulping down “four or five cocktails” at a local bar and crashing into a ditch near his upstate home in the town of Victor, near Rochester.

He then blamed the turn of events on his wife, according to court papers, telling an AAA driver who arrived at the scene, “My wife was driving! … You know how women drive!”

He later said he didn’t recall throwing her under the bus.

Kolb was arrested and taken into custody by the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department where he blew a .16 — double the legal blood alcohol content limit.

During his arraignment at Victor Town Court last month, the judge revoked the politician’s license but relented slightly, accepting a hardship affidavit allowing Kolb to make the 200-mile plus drive to and from his job as a state lawmaker in Albany.

Kolb resigned from his leadership post as the head of the Assembly Minority Conference shortly after, citing “personal challenges.”

He also ran a brief stint as a Republican gubernatorial opponent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2018 before dropping out.

Kolb has served in the state Assembly since 2000.