Former Representative Mecklenborg under State investigation

Robert Mecklenborg
Robert Mecklenborg

COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) - Former State Representative Robert Mecklenborg is being investigated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, weeks after resigning because of a DUI he received in April.

OSP is investigating claims that Mecklenborg falsely filled out an application for an Ohio's driver's license application a few days after he was arrested in Indiana on charges of drunk driving and driving with a suspended license.

Tampering with records is a 3rd degree felony with a punishment of up to one to three years in prison if convicted.

Police say failed several sobriety tests when he was pulled over on April 23. He had a female passenger, and his blood alcohol content was registered at 0.097 percent.

Investigators say when Mecklenborg filled out the driver's license application on April 27th, he signed the document that stated he had no "pending citation for a violation of motor vehicle laws or ordinance in this or any other state."

Robert Mecklenborg's resignation is effective Tuesday.

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