Ohio State Rep. Jarrod Martin: "America's Drunkest Legislator"


With the memory of disgraced and resigned former Ohio state rep Bob Mecklenborg still fresh in the Buckeye State's memory, it didn't take long for another Ohio legislator to step up to the plate with a new batch of alcohol-related issues.

Meet Ohio State Rep Jarrod Martin (R-Beavercreek). He was pulled over for a simple suspected DUI weeks ago, then faced a cavalcade of media reports investigating prior incidents where it appears Martin hit the bottle a little too hard. The full list — three incidents, all embarrassing — led Gawker to name Jarrod Martin "America's Drunkest Legislator." Let's look at the evidence.

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Vince Grzegorek

Vince Grzegorek has been with Scene since 2007 and editor-in-chief since 2012. He previously worked at Discount Drug Mart and Texas Roadhouse.
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