Dash cam video shows DUI arrest of Ohio Republican lawmaker
On Friday, the Dearborn County Prosecutor’s Office released an embarrassing video of Republican Ohio State Rep. Robert Mecklenborg being stopped by police and failing a DUI test.
After failing the roadside sobriety test, a blood test showed the lawmaker had a .097 blood-alcohol level and had traces of Viagra in his system.
The 59-year-old married father of three also refused to explain why he had a 26-year-old female passenger in the car.
Reports indicated that the woman worked at a strip club in Lawrenceburg.
Mecklenborg is moving forward with a request that the Ohio Senate return next week to vote on a restrictive voter photo ID bill that he is sponsoring.
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee notes that if the law is passed, Mecklenborg, who should have had his license confiscated at the time of his arrest, may be a victim of his own legislation.
Watch this video from the Dearborn County Prosecutor’s Office, uploaded to YouTube July 1, 2011.