Oklahoma House speaker-elect pays fine nine years late
The incoming Oklahoma House leader says he was unaware a bench warrant had been issued for his arrest in 2003. The bench warrant was dropped after he paid a traffic fine.
House Speaker-elect T.W. Shannon paid a traffic ticket Thursday, more than nine years after it was issued and just hours after word of the citation circulated at the state Capitol.
Shannon, R-Lawton, received a traffic citation in 2003 for driving with a suspended license in Grady County, according to court records.
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