POLITICS
10/17/2011 01:45 pm ET Updated 4 days ago

Randy Hopper, Recalled Wisconsin State Senator, Arrested For Drunk Driving

Former Wisconsin state senator Randy Hopper, a Republican casualty of the Badger State's recall elections earlier this year, was arrested Sunday night for drunken driving.

Hopper, who lost his Fon du Lac senate seat to Democratic challenger Jessica King in August, was stopped by police around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday after receiving a call concerning a black Suburban "all over the road," the Oshkosh Northwestern reports.

According to the report, Valerie Cass, Hopper's 26-year-old girlfriend, was also in the car when Hopper, 45, was pulled over. Cass drew scrutiny earlier this year after receiving a job in Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's administration.

Hopper's relationship with Cass also caused a stir in March of this year when protesters who had marched to his house were told by his wife that he had moved out of the district he represented to live with his new mistress.

Hopper has also had to deal with other pieces of bad press over the past year. In April, he took heat for a campaign mailer that mistakenly directed constituents to a phone sex hotline.