Arizona State Rep. Albert Hale Accused Of Drunk Driving
PHOENIX – According to the authorities, Arizona State Rep., Albert Hale, was taken into custody over the weekend on suspicion of DUI.
On Sunday, Hale was booked into jail in Holbrook and was released the same day after appearing in court, said Navajo County sheriff’s Chief Deputy, Jim Molesa. Molesa and a spokesman for the arresting agency, the state Department of Public Safety, had no information related to the circumstances of the arrest.
On Monday, Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman, Tim Case, declined to comment and told that the case is under investigation.
64-year-old Hale’s lawyer, Michael Nelson, said the arrest occurred in Overgaard during a trip from Hale’s hometown of St. Michaels on the Navajo Nation. Hale was permitted to retrieve his vehicle after being booked into jail and appearing in court and the representative continued driving to Phoenix, Nelson added.
According to him, there was no other individual with Hale. An arraignment was scheduled for 9th of December in Snowflake Justice Court. “He intends to participate in the process and comply with all court orders,” according to Nelson.
Hale is a lawyer and former president of the Navajo Nation who resigned in 1998 to avoid impeachment on allegations of misuse of tribal funds. He was appointed to fill an Arizona Senate vacancy in 2004 and worked in that chamber for 7 years. In the year 2010, he was elected to the state House.
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