DUI, speeding charges filed against Richard Roberts, former Oral Roberts president
BY JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
1/31/12 at 5:08 PM
Correction: Tulsa World articles on Tuesday and Jan. 25 about the arrest of Richard Roberts were unclear about his relationship with Oral Roberts University. Roberts is chairman and CEO of the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association, which moved off the ORU campus about five years ago and is not connected with the university. This story has been corrected.
Richard Roberts was charged Monday with two misdemeanor counts, including driving under the influence of alcohol, court records show.
Roberts, a Tulsa evangelist and former president of Oral Roberts University, also faces one count of speeding 26-30 mph over the speed limit, according to charges filed Monday.
Roberts was arrested last week after an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper clocked him going 93 mph in a 65-mph zone on the eastbound Creek Turnpike west of U.S. 169, according to his arrest report.
He was stopped in his 2006 Mercedes S430 on U.S. 169 northbound near 71st Street, the report states.
Roberts was unable to complete two field sobriety tests and was taken to the Jenks Police Department to determine his blood-alcohol level, the report states. His blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.11, according to the report. The legal limit is 0.08.
He was booked into the Tulsa Jail about 2:45 a.m. Jan. 24 and was released about three hours later on $1,100 bond, records show.
Roberts has remained chairman and CEO of the Oral Roberts Evangelical Association, which was separated from the institution after his resignation.
Richard and his wife, Lindsay Roberts, host the nationally syndicated television program "The Place for Miracles: Your Hour of Healing," according to the association's website.
A person convicted of a first-offense DUI is subject to 10 days to one year in jail and a maximum $1,000 fine and must complete a drug and alcohol assessment and evaluation. The person must then complete the recommended DUI class and a victim impact panel.
The cost of a first-time DUI conviction can top $5,000.
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Richard Roberts: The former president of Oral Roberts University was arrested last week after an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper clocked him going 93 mph in a 65-mph zone, according to his arrest report. Roberts has remained chairman and CEO of the Oral Roberts Evangelical Association, which was separated from the institution after his resignation.