It’s been revealed that Mississippi State Senator Michael McLendon was arrested for driving under the influence a week ago today.
McLendon, a Republican from DeSoto County who serves the state’s first district, was taken into custody on June 5 around 10 a.m. after a reckless driver was reported on Highway 98 near Foley, Ala.
Deputies with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office arrested the senator on the grounds of DUI combined substance. It’s unclear what substances McLendon was allegedly on.
McLendon, 59, was released on a $2,500 bond as deputies await test results from the scene. He will appear in court on Oct. 25.
McLendon is on his way to a second term in the Mississippi Senate after his two opponents in this year’s election withdrew their names from the race.