Mecklenborg (Ohio Scumbag) announces resignation
The Associated Press, and local Cincinnati media has confirmed, that State Representative Bob Mecklenborg has announced his intention to resign office, effective August 2.
Mecklenborg was arrested back in April for suspicion of driving while intoxicated after midnight on Good Friday. He reportedly failed all three field sobriety tests. A blood test taken by the Indiana State Police detected alcohol levels above the legal limits as well as the presence of Viagra.
According to the Indiana State Police report concerning the incident, a young woman, who was not Mecklenborg’s wife, was a passenger in the car he was driving. The woman had ties to a gentlemen’s club that was in the general direction the car Mecklenborg was driving was headed. Although the club would not confirm or deny that the passenger was a stripper at the club, it did tell at least one Cincinnati TV station that it could take a message for her.
Last week, Joseph wrote about how Mecklenborg lied by omitting any reference of his arrest when applying to replace his expired drivers license. A story that was picked up by the Columbus Dispatch over the weekend.
After first publicly stating support for Mecklenborg and calling on the media to recognize it was a “private matter,” on Wednesday Speaker Batchelder became the first Republican to call on Mecklenborg to resign. Governor Kasich specifically refused to call on Mecklenborg to resign.