(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Former Ohio lawmaker Robert Mecklenborg has pleaded guilty to drunk driving in Dearborn County.
The former state representative from Green Township, Hamilton County was in court Monday to plead to an Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated charge. He’ll be sentenced Thursday, likely to probation and a drivers license suspension his attorney, Robert Ewbank, told the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Mecklenborg was arrested April 23 during a traffic stop by Indiana State Police on U.S. 50 in Greendale. He failed multiple field sobriety tests and his BAC was over the legal limit.
Although not a crime, the 59-year-old had a woman who was not his wife in the car with him at the time. The woman was reported to be a stripper.
The Republican resigned from the Ohio House of Representatives on August 2.
Mecklenborg may have also had an expired license at the time of his arrest. His Ohio license expired April 1, but he did not apply for a new one until April 27.
The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating Mecklenborg for wrongfully signing a license application form indicating he had no prior or pending charges against him.