Oral Roberts’ Son Needs Oklahoma Alcohol Class

by: Mike Miller

Do you need proof that alcohol makes people do stupid and reckless things? Why are so many people arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) because police officers catch them speeding? The latest to fall victim to this foible was Oral Roberts’ son, Richard.

Richard Roberts, former president of Tulsa's Oral Roberts University and son of the school's namesake Pentecostal televangelist, was arrested on suspicion of DUI and speeding

Why do these things always happen at night?

Shortly after midnight, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper caught Roberts driving a black 2006 Mercedes at 93 mph in a 65 mph zone on a highway. This according to the LA Times.

After stopping Roberts the trooper noted that he smelled strongly of alcohol.

The 63-year-old Roberts failed two coordination tests and his blood-alcohol level was tested at .11%, well above the legal limit of .08%.

Roberts was booked into the Tulsa jail and released a few hours later on $1,100 bail.

Roberts resigned as president of the Tulsa-based university, known for its towering sculpture of praying hands, in 2007 after he and his family were accused of abusing university and ministry resources.

Ironically, faculty and students at the university have been required to sign an honor code promising not to drink alcohol. Roberts received the honorary title of president emeritus of the university in 2008.

This is proof positive again that alcohol is a poison and really should be avoided at all costs. I would hope that Roberts takes an alcohol class and devote part of his time to helping youth avoid his mistakes.