LEXINGTON — A candidate for Cleveland County commissioner accused of drunken driving pleaded with an officer not to arrest him, according to a police report released Tuesday
Cal Hobson, 69, of Lexington, was arrested by Lexington police about 8:30 a.m. Saturday on a complaint of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Hobson, a Democrat, was elected to the House of Representatives in 1978 and to the Senate in 1990.
He was elected Senate president pro tem in January 2003 and re-elected to the post in January 2005. He resigned that leadership position in March 2005 at the request of fellow Democrats.
He is currently the Democratic candidate for District 3 Cleveland County commissioner.
According to a police report, a Lexington officer saw Hobson driving a red sports car about 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Hobson waved at the officer then parked his car at a convenience store.
The officer was then called to the convenience store because a male customer “was not in good condition and was trying to drive,” according to the report.
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