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OK's director of mental health and substance abuse services arrested for battery

Terri White, Oklahoma's director of mental health and substance abuse services Terri White, Oklahoma's director of mental health and substance abuse services

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A state agency director says she was arrested last week in Florida after throwing a cup of water on a family member during a confrontation.

Terri White, Oklahoma's director of mental health and substance abuse services, says in a statement Saturday that she was jailed July 21 on a misdemeanor battery complaint after she called the police to de-escalate the dispute. White says the family member shoved her into a wall after she threw the water on him.

Court records show the case in Walton County was dismissed Friday after prosecutors and the family member decided not to pursue charges. A spokeswoman for the Walton County Sheriff's Office says White's arrest report would be released Monday.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said in a statement Saturday that White had her support.

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