Son of Famous American Televangelist Arrested

     Richard Roberts, former president of Tulsa’s Oral Roberts University and son of the the man who founded the school and spoke to millions on his Sunday morning program for decdades, was arrested early on morning of January 24, 2012, on suspicion of DUI and speeding, officials told The Times.

     Shortly after midnight an Oklahoma Highway Patrol officer stopped Roberts, who was reportedly driving a black 2006 Mercedes at 93 mph in a 65 mph zone on a highway west of U.S. 169, according to the arrest report.  After stopping Roberts, 63, the trooper noted that he smelled strongly of alcohol.  Roberts allegedly failed two coordination tests and his breath test result was .11.  Roberts was booked into the Tulsa jail and released a few hours later on $1,100 bail, officials told The Times.

     He resigned as president of Oral Roberts Universityin 2007 after he and his family were accused of abusing university and ministry assets.  Later he was named President Emeritus.  All ORU employees are required to sign a pledge to avoid consuming any alcoholic beverages.
Written by Allen Trapp who is board certified by the National College for DUI Defense and the author of Georgia DUI Survival Guide Visit Website

Written by Allen Trapp who is board certified by the National College for DUI Defense and the author of Georgia DUI Survival Guide Visit Website

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