Son of Oral Roberts Arrested on DUI Charge - US - CBN News - Christian News 24-7 - CBN.com (external - login to view) Richard Roberts, the son of the late evangelist Oral Roberts, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.
An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper stopped the 63-year-old just past midnight driving 93 miles per hour in his Mercedes-Benz.
According to the arrest report, Roberts failed a breathalyzer and field sobriety test.
The officer "detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage about Roberts' breath and person," the report said.
Roberts served as president of Oral Roberts University for 15 years before stepping down in 2007.
He currently hosts a nightly television show called, "The Place for Miracles: Your Hour of Healing."
"Our prayers go out to Richard and Lindsay Roberts and their entire family as they face this life challenge," ORU officials said in a statement. "May God's grace help them as they work towards healing."