Former Oklahoma senator Cal Hobson arrested on drunken driving complaint

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LEXINGTON, Okla. – A former Oklahoma state senator and candidate for the Cleveland County commission has had another run-in with the law.

This time, Cal Hobson, 69, was arrested for driving under the influence in Lexington, Okla.

It happened around 8:30 a.m. Saturday after police got a complaint about drunken driving.

A police officer was called to a convenience store after the clerk reported a man was trying to drive and was ‘not in good condition.’

The officer says Hobson was seated at a booth and smelled of urine. The officer says when he spoke to him, Hobson got up and walked to the door. The officer says he was unsteady on his feet and also smelled of alcohol.

The police report goes on to say that Hobson’s pants fell to his knees and he didn’t react and kept walking. The officer says he tried to help him and told him he couldn’t drive in his condition.

Hobson was arrested and taken to the jail.

Click on the link to read the entire police report.  Lexington Police Department

This isn’t the first time Hobson, who was once voted ‘Citizen of the Year’,  has had trouble with the law.

Back in May of this year, the former high-profile senator was arrested in Noble, Okla., accused of driving under the influence and bribing an officer.

According to a breathalyzer test, police say he was more than three times over the legal limit.

Once in custody, police say Hobson tried to bribe the officer to take him home by offering him $50,000.

Hobson, a Democrat, was elected to the House of Representatives in 1978 and to the Senate in 1990.

Click here to read more on the first arrest.