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Ex-Oklahoma politician’s license improperly revoked, court rules

Oklahoman Published: June 4, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court has ruled a former Oklahoma Senate leader’s driver’s license should not have been revoked following his 2013 arrest for drunken driving because of problems with a police officer’s paperwork.

The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals on Wednesday upheld a lower court’s ruling in the case involving former Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tem Cal Hobson.

Hobson’s license was revoked following his drunken driving arrest in 2013, but he successfully challenged the revocation on the grounds that the police officer’s affidavit did not comply with state law.

Hobson was arrested again last month by police in Noble and charged with felony drunken driving and attempting to bribe a police officer. He has pleaded not guilty.

The former state senator is currently a Democratic candidate for Cleveland County commissioner.