OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Oklahoma County presiding District Judge Dan Owens has been arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and carrying a loaded weapon.
Owens was arrested after driving his sport utility vehicle into the side of semi truck that was stopped at a stop sign just before 11 p.m. Thursday, police said.
Officers determined Owens, 59, had been drinking and placed him in the police car, then found a loaded, .40-caliber pistol in the console between the front seats of his SUV, Capt. Jessica Cummins said Friday.
Owens was taken to police headquarters where he submitted to a breath test, Cummins said.
A breath test at 1:04 a.m. Friday registered .15 blood alcohol content, almost double the legal limit of .08.
A second test administered three minutes later also registered .15 blood alcohol content.
He was released on a $3,000 bond.
Charges of DUI, aggravated DUI, transporting a loaded firearm and making an illegal turn were being prepared and will be presented to the prosecutor's office, Cummins said.
Workers at Owens' office said he was not available Friday to answer questions.