A term-limited Oklahoma State Senator, Jeff Rabon, D-Hugo, was arrested on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence of alcohol Monday following a three-car accident in which a woman was transported to a local hospital for injuries.
According to several reports, Rabon failed a field-sobriety test.
Records show that Rabon is also the author of two pieces of anti-drinking legislation, one in 2006 which would stiffen penalties involved for selling beer to minors and one this last legislative session that would ban anyone under 18 from selling low-point beer to anyone for consumption off-premises.
In a release supporting such legislation, Rabon said: "In 2004, 14.8 percent of
Neither piece of legislation passed.
Does the senator's personal behavior really have any important relationship with legislation he would propose? Why or why not?