CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -Former State Senator and U.S. Senate Candidate Gilbert Baker was taken into custody on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office website.

Baker was arrested by Conway Police at 4:25 a.m. Saturday, according to the website.

He was charged with violation of the Omnibus DWI Act, refusal of a blood alcohol test, and driving left of the center lane.

Gilbert Baker is a former member of the Arkansas State Senate from District 30. He served in the Arkansas Senate from 2001 to 2013.

In 2010, Baker was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate seat formerly held by the Democrat Blanche Lincoln.

Baker resigned from his position as a lobbyist for UCA after being involved with funneling funds to Judge Mike Maggio through PACs.

The former Senator is currently an assistant professor of music at UCA.