- Associated Press - Thursday, December 11, 2014

SNOWFLAKE, Ariz. (AP) - It could be months before a decision is made on whether formal charges are filed against an Arizona lawmaker suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Navajo County Attorney Brad Carlyon says his office is awaiting the results of a blood test of Albert Hale. It could take three months or longer.

A Holbrook jail booking sheet shows an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer pulled over Hale on Nov. 23 for speeding and noted a strong smell of alcohol in the vehicle.

The officer says Hale admitted to having alcohol in his coffee and did poorly on a field sobriety test.

Hale requested the blood test. He was scheduled to appear in Snowflake Justice Court this week, but the hearing was canceled because no complaint had been filed.


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