An Oklahoma State Senator was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated in Grayson County, Texas, late Thursday night.
According to the Howe Police Department, Oklahoma Sen. Harry Coates, (R – Seminole), was stopped on southbound US 75 near the town of Howe around 11 p.m. Thursday, after a driver reported the vehicle to be driving erratically.
His friends thought he was OK to drive, he said.
“It’s embarrassing,” he said. “I’m ashamed. It was an honest mistake.
“But the fact remains, I was over the limit — so sayeth the law.”
The incident doesn’t reflect on his leadership capabilities and he hopes others also learn from his lapse in judgment, he said.
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Dies was on life support for several days after she was hit by Morua on December 6. Stoll said, “The hospital and medical bills are hundreds of thousands of dollars. So there is a double tragedy here. They’ve lost their daughter and they’ve lost their financial security, their financial future.”
Baker said comments by Rep. Brian Johnson, R-Cambridge and a retired sheriff’s deputy, helped make her point during the hearing.
Johnson, who supports ending immunity, said law officers are taught they are subject to gross-misdemeanor charges and being fired if they intimidate members of the Legislature. That’s a big reason no evidence exists of legislators evading drunk-driving charges, he said.
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