Update: Oklahoma police chief accused of driving patrol car drunk, trying to hit man

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COLCORD, Okla. - A chief of an Oklahoma police department found himself on the wrong side of the law after being arrested for allegedly driving under the influence.

Chief Lenden Woodruff, with the Colcord Police Department, was arrested by Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers on Sunday.

Troopers say they suspected Woodruff was driving his police cruiser drunk in Delaware County.

Before authorities arrived, they say Colcord councilor Cody Gibby tried to stop Woodruff from driving away.

He said Woodruff had purchased beer and was acting drunk.

However, they say Woodruff allegedly drove his car toward the man in an attempt to run him over.

Fortunately, Gibby only suffered minor injuries.

This is not the first time Woodruff has been in trouble with the law for driving under the influence.

City council members in Colcord say Woodruff would frequently buy beer while in his police cruiser.

In 2004, Woodruff was arrested after driving drunk in an unmarked sheriff's vehicle.

Woodruff, who was the sheriff at the time, was convicted of the DUI charge.

In 2008, he was arrested again for drunken driving and pleaded guilty to DUI and carrying a firearm while under the influence.

For his latest arrest, he could face a felony charge of DUI and assault with a deadly weapon.

Gibby says they had been investigating Woodruff for several months and believes residents in town are relieved.

"I think that they're upset to know that the rumors have been true, but I think they're also proud that our board stepped up and did what was right and put it in the law's hands," he said.

On Monday morning, he bonded out of jail.

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