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Lawyer: Oklahoma lawmaker 'shocked' by assault complaint


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican state senator from Oklahoma accused of forcefully grabbing an Uber driver and kissing her neck while she drove him to a hotel is "shocked" by the driver's allegations, the lawmaker's attorney said Thursday.

The driver reported the incident to Oklahoma City police June 28, two days after she says it happened, by flagging down a police officer at a convenience store a few blocks from the state Capitol.

Attorney Robert Don Gifford confirmed to The Associated Press that his client, state Sen. Bryce Marlatt of Woodward, is the person named in a redacted police...

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