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Uber Driver Accuses State Senator Bryce Marlatt Of Lewd Acts

On Wednesday, KFOR News reported that Republican Oklahoma State Senator Bryce Marlatt was named a suspect for allegedly sexually assaulting a female Uber driver, according to a recent police report. The police report states the driver was traveling on the Lake Hefner Parkway when the male passenger grabbed her.This isn’t the first report of Uber drivers being assaulted by passengers, and there have also been reports of drivers assaulting passengers.Attorney Robert Don Gifford confirmed to The Associated Press that his client, state Sen.After the incident, the driver told police she dropped the passenger off at a hotel on Northwest Expressway and then took him to the Pump Bar in Midtown.”What’s been reported is not tolerated and has no place on the Uber app”, Uber said in a statement.The ride-sharing employee who remains unidentified says she picked up Bryce Marlatt June 26 around 10.pm.Marlatt’s attorney said the Senator has not been contacted by police but looks forward to cooperating, to get to the bottom of this.Schulz said he planned to revoke Marlatt’s chairmanship of the Senate Energy Committee and his vice-chair position on two other panels pending an investigation into the allegations.At the time, they charged a disheveled Marlatt with a misdemeanor for getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. The police report redacted the suspect’s name. “We are committed to the safety and security of all our partner drivers and riders and are working with the Oklahoma City Police Department to provide them any information that would be helpful for their active investigation”.Marlatt’s been with the Oklahoma state Senate since 2008 and represents District 27.In December 2014, Marlatt was arrested after a Woodward County deputy found him asleep behind the wheel of a parked vehicle.Gifford added it’s typical for Marlatt to use Uber and that he was in Oklahoma City last week to be with family and a sick grandfather who passed away Tuesday, according to KFOR.On his way home from work, Marlatt stopped the vehicle on a county road and fell asleep, attorneys said.