Hobson Again Arrested On Alcohol Complaint

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LEXINGTON — Former state Senate President Pro Tem Cal Hobson has again been arrested and booked into the Cleveland County Detention Center on an alcohol-related complaint.

Lexington police arrested Hobson Saturday morning and booked him into the Cleveland County Detention Center at 11:23 a.m. A call to Lexington Police for details had not been returned early Saturday afternoon. A sheriff’s spokesman said the booking complaint was actual physical control of a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

Hobson is the Democratic nominee in the race for District 3 Cleveland County Commissioner. He will face former Norman Mayor Dr. Harold Haralson in the Nov. 4 General Election.

Hobson’s attorney, David Stockwell, was unaware of his client’s arrest early Saturday afternoon.

In May, he was charged with felony DUI and attempted bribery after allegedly trying to bribe a Noble Police officer who arrested him in the 900 block of U.S. Highway 77.

Those proceedings have been delayed because Hobson was still in treatment, according to the court file. A preliminary hearing conference scheduled for July 22 was rescheduled to Sept. 23.

In the May arrest Hobson took the state’s test with a breathalyzer and registered an alcohol content of 0.27 percent, the affidavit said. It is illegal in Oklahoma to drive with a breath alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more.

Hobson, 69, has previously been convicted of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol in March 2013 in Cleveland County, records show.

He served as a representative from 1978 to 1990. He then served as a state Senator beginning in 1990 and was elected President Pro Tempore for the Senate from 2003 to 2005. Hobson was also Mayor of Lexington in 1976 and named Lexington Citizen of the Year in 2013.

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