Richard Roberts, a former president of Oral Roberts University, was released early Tuesday morning from the Tulsa County Jail after being picked up on a DUI complaint.
According to an arrest and booking report, Roberts, 63, was driving along the Creek Turnpike when an OHP trooper clocked his Mercedes going 93mph in a 65mph zone. The trooper pulled Roberts over along US 169 near 71st street around midnight.
A report from the Tulsa Co. Jail indicates the trooper smelled a strong odor of alcohol and administered a horizontal gaze sobriety test but Roberts was unable to follow directions, according to the trooper. The report says Roberts was taken to the Jenks Police Department where he submitted to a breathalyzer test and blew .11, which is over the legal limit of .08.
Roberts was arrested just after midnight Tuesday and taken to Jenks police department, then he was transferred to the Tulsa County Jail and booked by 2:45am on DUI and speeding complaints. He was released from jail on $1,100 bond just after 5:45 Tuesday morning. A black Range Rover picked him up from jail.
Roberts' father, ORU founder Oral Roberts, would have been 94 years old Tuesday. Oral Roberts died in 2009.
ORU released the following statement:
"Our prayers go out to Richard and Lindsay Roberts and their entire family as they face this life challenge. May God's grace help them as they work towards healing."