OLCC director had license suspended in 2009

Published On: Oct 28 2013 12:00:32 PM PDT   Updated On: Oct 28 2013 12:01:24 PM PDT
Portland, OR -

The new director of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission says his license was suspended in 2009 following a string of traffic tickets.

Steve Marks told The Oregonian on Monday the tickets were for speeding, failing to buckle up and driving with an obscured windshield. His license was later reinstated.

The revelation follows last week's news that Marks was arrested in 2010 on suspicion of drinking and driving. He was not charged.

Marks said he considered withdrawing after Willamette Week broke the news of the arrest, but decided to stay on. He says he's prepared to lead the agency with distinction.