Desoto County News

McLendon arrested on DUI charges 

Hernando state Sen. Michael McLendon (R-Hernando) was recently arrested and charged with driving under the influence during a recent trip into Alabama.  

Courtesy Baldwin Co. Sheriff’s Office

Baldwin County, Ala. Sheriff’s Office reports that McLendon was arrested on June 5 after a traffic stop on Highway 98 near Foley, Alabama.  The charge is driving under the influence combined with substance. 

McLendon was booked into the Baldwin County Jail about 1:40 p.m. that day and released about five hours later.  A court date of Oct. 25 is set in the case. 

McLendon is running unopposed for re-election from District 1 in the 2023 Mississippi elections.  The state Senator did not immediately comment on the arrest.  

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