Oklahoma State Rep. Dean Davis Arrested for Public Intoxication
An Oklahoma state representative was caught on camera yelling at police that they couldn’t arrest him for public drunkenness because he’s a politician and above the law.
Dean Davis, 50, met police last Thursday when he and friends refused to leave the Skinny Slims bar in Broken Arrow.
Although the bar was closed, the group continued to drink on the outdoor terrace.
Davis, a Republican, appeared insulted and confused in recently released body camera videos, with the politician demanding arresting officers call their supervisors and warn them of the consequences ahead.
“You picked the wrong person, congratulations,” Davis can be heard telling the officers as he claimed he was “privileged to be arrested during the session of the Legislative Assembly.”
The police ignored the licensed politician as they handcuffed him and took him to jail.
“You can’t hold me back!” Davis cried, realizing the officers didn’t care about her position.
“I can, and I am right now,” Sgt. Timothy Brewer responded.
Oklahoma City police say no one called to complain about Davis and his friends, but instead it was Brewer and a police lieutenant who spotted the group while patrolling the area at 2 morning hours last Thursday.
Officers warned the group to leave the closed business, but said the group refused and “became argumentative”.
It was then that Davis pulled out his wallet to show his legislative credentials and warned officers they had “messed up.”
In his report on the arrest, Brewer noted that a bar worker also asked the group to leave before closing time, but they ignored her and said they were a group of lawmakers.
Additional footage from inside the patrol car shows how Davis continued to argue with Brewer, demanding how he could stop him without performing a breathalyzer test first.
“There’s nothing to answer,” Brewer told Davis. “Your speech is slurred, you smell alcohol on your breath, and you cannot understand or obey simple instructions.”
Davis has denied any wrongdoing in the matter.
He did not immediately respond to the Post’s request for comment.
The politician claims he was not drinking alcohol at the time of the arrest, a claim supported by fellow state representative TJ Marti, who was at the bar that night, reports Non Doc Friday.
The Fraternal Order of Oklahoma City Police, which Davis had warned would support him the night of the arrest, instead backed Brewer and praised the officer.
“The detention and arrest of Rep. Davis was totally justified,” Mark Nelson, chairman of the group, said in a statement.
“Our agents have to deal with difficult circumstances that require a lot of patience. We are proud of how Sgt. Brewer represented himself and the police department.
Thursday’s arrest was the second time Davis has been booked since taking office in 2019. Last September, he was placed on probation for a 2019 DUI, where he was charged with impaired driving, excess speeding and obstructing a police officer.
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