Arkansas Dem candidate for Congress arrested for DUI

Herb Rule, in his booking photo.

Herb Rule, in his booking photo.


An Arkansas Democratic candidate for Congress, Herb Rule, was arrested Thursday on DUI charges after police observed Rule driving in the wrong lane, reports the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:

According to a police report, Rule was driving a white Lexus stopped about 10 p.m. after police spotted it drifting into the wrong lane, turning without using a signal and operating below the speed limit.

The report from the Fayetteville Police Department says the vehicle was stopped at 4007 N. Shiloh. There, Rule was “verbally unwilling to cooperate with my instructions,” the officer wrote, adding Rule and the vehicle smelled of “intoxicating beverages.”

Police say Rule failed a series of field sobriety tests and was then transported to jail, where he “refused to sign any paperwork and refused to submit to a BAC test.”

Rule is challenging incumbent Rep. Tim Griffin (R., Ark.).