OKLAHOMA CITY (May 17, 2014) Oklahoma state Sen. Harry Coates was free on bond Saturday after he was arrested on a drunken driving complaint in Texas.
Coates was arrested Thursday night in northeastern Texas on a complaint of driving while intoxicated, Lt. Rickey Wheeler of the Grayson County Sheriff's Department said Saturday.
Coates, a Republican from Seminole, Okla., was arrested at 10:55 p.m. Thursday by police officers in Howe, about 20 miles south of the Texas-Oklahoma border, he said.
Coates, 63, was booked into the Grayson County Jail at 12:30 a.m. Friday and released at around 4 a.m. on $1,500 bond, Wheeler said.
Coates was first elected in 2002 and is term-limited.
He did not immediately return calls to his home and office seeking comment.