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.
When the officer confronted Hobson, he said he was fine and tried to get into his car to drive away. Hobson did not notice his pants had fallen down, according to the report.
Hobson pleaded with the officer and asked if the officer would let him walk home. The officer refused and arrested Hobson.
This is the third time since 2013 Hobson has been arrested in a drunken driving incident.
He was charged with misdemeanor drunken driving in 2013, and in May he was charged with aggravated driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and attempting to bribe an officer, court records show.
Prosecutors accuse Hobson of offering to make a Noble police officer, David Gazaway, the police chief if the officer would “cut him a break.”
Hobson was released about 3:30 p.m. Saturday from Cleveland County jail in Norman after posting bail.
Calls to Hobson and his attorney were not immediately returned.