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Mo. Rep. Steve Hodges Arrested

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Missouri State Representative Steve Hodges (D-East Prairie)

Missouri State Representative Steve Hodges (D-East Prairie)

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Democratic state House member has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in Missouri’s capital city.

Police said Rep. Steve Hodges was arrested around 1:20 a.m. Thursday in Jefferson City. Hodges did not immediately return a telephone call Thursday from The Associated Press.

KOMU-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1nesA9I) that the Cole County jail says Hodges was not held there and that prosecutors had not filed charges.

Hodges, of East Prairie, was first elected to the House in 2006 from a southeastern Missouri district. He ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2012 against Republican Jason Smith. Term limits bar Hodges from seeking re-election to his Missouri House seat this year.

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