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.
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."
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.