CONWAY — Former state Sen. Gilbert Baker tested positive for methamphetamine after he was stopped for drunken driving in Conway last month, a toxicology report released Wednesday shows.screen_shot_2016-08-27_at_2_56_40_pm_t728

Conway City Attorney Chuck Clawson released the report after the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette submitted a request under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Clawson said his office received the report earlier Wednesday.

Baker pleaded guilty to a driving-while-intoxicated charge Tuesday in Faulkner County District Court. A music teacher at the University of Central Arkansas, Baker is a lobbyist and a Conway Republican who fought against allowing alcohol sales in Conway while he was a state legislator.

On Wednesday afternoon, a UCA spokesman said the university doesn’t comment on personnel matters. The spokesman added that Baker, who has tenure, is still employed.

Read Thursday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

 

 

 

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