OKLAHOMA CITY – New details are being released about a former Oklahoma state lawmaker in trouble with the law again.
Calvin Hobson, who’s currently running for county commissioner, got arrested just a couple of blocks away from his home.
Police say the one-time state Senate President Pro-Tem tried unsuccessfully to talk his way out of the arrest.
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.’
When an officer arrived at the store, Hobson allegedly tried to walk to his car.
According to the police report, Hobson’s blue jean shorts fell to his knees and he was so drunk he “did not react or acknowledge that they had fallen.”
“No one has the right to drive intoxicated and put other peoples lives in jeopardy,” said Lexington police chief Deana Allen.
Hobson then allegedly repeatedly asked the officer to cut him a break saying, “Just let me go home. Let me walk home. It’s not far. Help me out here.”
“He was asking the officer for help and asked to take him home. The officer said he would not and he was being placed under arrest,” said Allen. “He’s a nice man but he does have an addition.”
Hobson was arrested in May for a DUI in Noble.
Court records show a third conviction for driving under the influence in March of last year.
Hobson served for several years as a state senator and a state representative.
The Lexington police chief hopes the former lawmaker gets treatment for an alcoholism.
“I think he’s got a good heart, but unfortunately, alcohol is playing a part in his life,” sad Allen.
Hobson was able to post bond and has been released from jail.