Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty to drunk driving

Robert Mecklenborg (Source: Ohio House)
Robert Mecklenborg (Source: Ohio House)

A former Ohio legislator pled guilty Thursday to drunk driving.

Former state representative Robert Mecklenborg, 59, appeared in a Dearborn County courtroom and was given 363 days of probation, a $365 fine and had his license suspended for 90 days.

The Cincinnati-area Republican was arrested April 23 in Lawrenceburg by an Indiana state trooper. Court and arrest records show he failed several sobriety tests and had a blood alcohol level of 0.097 percent. The level considered drunken driving in Indiana is 0.08.

The third-term lawmaker, who represented the 30th House District in southwest Ohio, resigned Aug. 2.

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