Oklahoma House censures Broken Arrow lawmaker after intoxication arrest


Rep. Dean Davis, R-Broken Arrow

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma House of Representatives today censured Rep. Dean Davis, R-Broken Arrow, for conduct unbecoming a member.

Speaker of the House Charles McCall, R-Atoka, issued the following statement:

"As a body, the House of Representatives and its members must hold ourselves to a high standard, and Rep. Davis' conduct did not live up to that standard,” McCall said. “The decision to censure a member of the House is not one that is made easily or carelessly, but is made when it is necessary to maintain the integrity of the House of Representatives and the trust of the great people of the state of Oklahoma in their government.

“The House of Representatives has nothing but the utmost respect for the members of our law enforcement community, and we expect the members of our body to exemplify that in their dealings with law enforcement."

Davis was arrested early last Thursday by Oklahoma City police for public intoxication after they were called to a bar. During the incident, Davis flashed an identification card to police that indicates he is a state representative. Davis claimed he could not be detained.

The officer did not agree, stating that Davis was not at the state legislature at the time.

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