Oklahoma Insurance commissioner to appear October 22nd on drunken driving complaint

Wednesday, September 24th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ State Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 22 on drunken driving complaints.

Fisher's attorney, Stephen Box, asked for a continuance during a municipal court appearance Wednesday morning. Fisher was not in court.

Fisher was arrested in August on complaints of driving under the influence, making an illegal right turn and transporting an open container of beer. The arrest came after a teenage motorist reported a possible drunken driver to police.

A breath test showed Fisher had a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent, police said. Any level 0.08 percent or higher is considered illegal.

Fisher, 63, was driving home from a fund-raiser at an Edmond country club.

A conviction on a DUI charge would bring suspension of the driver's license and a jail term of no less than 10 days or more than one year, according to the Public Safety Department.

Fisher also could fined up to $1,000, if convicted.