Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A DUI Arrest for Former ORU President Richard Roberts

Names make news, editors say.

Yes, they do—and was the case in Tulsa this week when evangelist Richard Roberts, former president of Oral Roberts University (and son of the late Oral Roberts), was arrested early Tuesday for driving under the influence. Ouch!

Some details of the complaint, courtesy of the Tulsa World: Roberts was clocked driving his Mercedes (naturally!) at 93 mph in a 65-mph zone. His blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.11, above the legal limit of 0.08. Roberts failed two—count 'em!—field sobriety tests.

Oh, and the arrest happened in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. 

We have no idea what Roberts was doing Monday night or Tuesday morning, but an arrest for DUI is the last thing he needs. This is the guy, after all, who resigned as president of ORU after charges "that he and his family misused university and ministry resources," according to the World.

For a man devoted to a higher power, this is not good. Not at all. A link to the World's story is here.

1 comment:

Tulsan said...

The debbil made him do it. We should all pray for (blah, blah, blah.)