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Senator who tried to ban alcohol caught driving while intoxicated

By Mason White 1:15 PM October 2, 2016
Gilbert R. Baker 

By: Feng Qian
A senator who fought to ban alcohol sales, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated after he was stopped for drunken driving, according to police in Arkansas.

Conway police said that they have arrested state senator Gilbert R. Baker, a 60-year-old Republican, after refusing a breathalyzer test following a traffic stop.

A blood test was taken, and he tested positive for meth. In addition to testing positive for meth, Baker was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.19 percent.

Baker pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and refusal to submit to a chemical test. He was sentenced to two days in jail, with credit for one day already served.

He also got a fine of $1,225. Baker is currently a music teacher at the University of Central Arkansas.