Mississippi State Sen. Michael McLendon (R-Hernando) is facing a charge of driving under the influence after an arrest in Baldwin County on June 5.

Just after 10 a.m., a reckless driver complaint came into dispatch. McLendon was pulled over near Highway 98 and Cedar Street for following too close to another vehicle.

According to court documents, the arresting deputy with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office believed McLendon was under the influence of alcohol combined with a controlled substance.

His blood alcohol content registered at 0.10, and deputies reported he admitted taking medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A blood sample was also taken for further analysis.

The senator was booked into the Baldwin County Jail and released on a $2,500 bond later that day.

McLendon’s court date has been set for October 25.

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