- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - A former Arkansas state senator says he has “no excuses” for his behavior after he was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

A police report says former Sen. Gilbert Baker was “verbally belligerent and emotional” when he was arrested Friday in Conway. Baker told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Tuesday (https://bit.ly/2bBz48z ) that that characterization was correct and he was frustrated because he thought he’d passed a field sobriety test.

Baker says he later “apologized profusely” to the officers and that they were doing their jobs properly.

The report says Baker was pulled over after his car allegedly swerved and straddled the center line on Dave Ward Drive.

Baker served as a Republican state senator from 2001 to 2013. He unsuccessfully ran for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in 2010.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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