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Married Oklahoma senator grabs and kisses female Uber driver

By Mason White 3:52 PM July 10, 2017
State Sen. Bryce Marlatt
State Sen. Bryce Marlatt
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) A married state senator is under investigation after an Uber driver accused him of kissing her during a trip, according to police in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City police said that they have received a criminal complaint from the female Uber driver, claiming she was sexually assaulted while driving on a highway.

The woman told investigators that 40-year-old State Sen. Bryce Marlatt of Woodward, who is married and a father of four children, sat directly behind her while they were traveling.

At some point, he grabbed her neck and began kissing her.

She made it clear that his advances were not welcome, but Marlatt continued with the assault.

Marlatt was suspended from his leadership roles on committees in the state senate, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Marlatt denied the allegations.

Police will not arrest the senator, but they will hand over their findings to state prosecutors, who will make the final decision on whether a criminal charge will be filed.