Mississippi state Sen. Michael McLendon, R-Hernando, faces a driving under the influence charge in Alabama, Baldwin County Chief Deputy Anthony Lowery said.
McLendon was arrested around 10 a.m. on June 5 after being pulled over on Highway 98 near Foley, Alabama, and faces a charge of DUI combined with substance.
“That means alcohol combined with another substance,” Lowery said. “We are not alleging what that substance is at this point, and that does not necessarily mean anything nefarious — it can be cold medicine.”
McLendon did not immediately respond to a call and message seeking comment on Monday.
McLendon was released the evening of his arrest after posting a $2,500 bond and has a court date scheduled for Oct. 25.
Lowery said McLendon was “completely compliant, with no issues whatsoever” when he was arrested.
McLendon, 59, is finishing his first term in the Mississippi Legislature representing District 1 in DeSoto County and is unopposed for reelection this year.