The mayor of Wilburton was released on bond Friday morning from the Latimer County Jail for allegedly driving under the influence and other complaints.
Stephen Curtis Brinlee, 34, was arrested Thursday night by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and booked into the Latimer County Jail on initial complaints of driving under the influence – actual physical control of vehicle, carrying firearms while under the influence, and transporting an open container – liquor, according to information from the Latimer County Sheriff’s Office.
Brinlee has been the mayor of Wilburton since first being elected in April 2007. Brinlee won reelection April 2 to a fourth term in the office.
Information from the booking sheet shows OHP Trooper Ty Wallace arrested Brinlee near the intersection of U.S. Highway 270 and 7th Street West in Wilburton.
Jail records show Brinlee paid a cash bond of $500 and was released from custody early Friday.
An official from the District 16 District Attorney’s Office expects Brinlee to be formally charged Monday during a scheduled initial appearance in Latimer County District Court.