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State senator John Hohrn arrested for DUI

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

State senator John Hohrn has been arrested for DUI. According to Jackson Police, the arrest was made just before midnight Thursday just off Beasley Road, near Callaway High School.

We reached Senator Horhn by phone Friday morning. "I will not confirm or deny. I will be in touch," he told us, regarding his arrest.

Senator Horhn spoke to a packed room at the State Capitol earlier Thursday evening, calling for action on the recent rash of violent crimes in Jackson. He said he thinks poverty is the number one cause of crime, and he also spoke about JPD.

"I think Jackson Police Department is undermanned. That's a personal opinion. I think they've had a lot of attrition. We've got new classes that are coming on, but there are just as many folks leaving the Jackson Police Department. We're not building up the kind of manpower we need," he told us.

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