- Associated Press - Monday, March 30, 2015

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A Cleveland County commissioner is backing off efforts to change the name of a multimillion-dollar mental health facility in Norman because he doesn’t think the public and his fellow commissioners support him.

The building is named for former state legislator Cal Hobson, who was arrested twice last year on drunken-driving charges. Hobson was accepted into drug court March 19. Three criminal cases filed against him in 2014 - including an attempted bribery charge- are pending.

Cleveland County Commissioner Rod Cleveland sys the name change hasn’t come before the board in recent months.

Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn says the deal Hobson’s lawyer reached with prosecutors will resolve all of the criminal charges he is facing, including the attempted bribery charge.


Information from: The Oklahoman, www.newsok.com

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