Oklahoma County Clerk Releases Statement Following DUI Arrest

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 6:07 pm
By: News 9

Oklahoma County Clerk Carolyn Caudill, who is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, released a statement on Tuesday concerning her arrest.

According to police records, Caudill was arrested at about 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, on complaints of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.

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County clerks are publicly elected officials.

In a statement sent to News 9 on Tuesday, Caudill says "I made a very big mistake acting completely out of character. Now I must learn from it and make sure it never happens again. I promise you it will not."

Caudill also said in the statement that she will "always continue to be honored to serve as your Oklahoma County Clerk."

Read Caudill's complete statement here.

A DUI complaint against Caudill is not her first brush with the law, according to witness accounts found in a 2011 Oklahoma City police report. A 911 caller reported Caudill driving recklessly two years ago.

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