Robert Mecklenborg's mugshot taken at the
Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center
following his arrest April 23.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Already in trouble in Indiana for drunk driving, a former Ohio lawmaker is facing new allegations.
Former State Rep. Robert Mecklenborg, a Republican from Hamilton County’s Green Township, was arrested on U.S. 50 in Greendale in April for Operating While Intoxicated.
Four days after the arrest, he may have filled out an Ohio driver’s license application and falsely reported he had no pending motor vehicle citations.
Mecklenborg, 59, is being investigated by the Ohio Highway Patrol for tampering with records. He has not yet been charged. A conviction for tampering carries a sentence of one to three years in prison.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Mecklenborg’s Ohio license was expired at the time of his drunk driving arrest in Indiana. He was not cited.
Officials with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles said Mecklenborg’s arrest had not yet appeared in Ohio’s computer system when he applied for the license, according to the newspaper.
Mecklenborg’s resignation, which he announced July 17, went into effect Tuesday.