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Oklahoma man charged with DUI after girlfriend falls out of car

A 32-year-old man in Stillwater received various charges after allegedly driving drunk and allowing his girlfriend to hang out of his car window on June 9. An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper was called to the scene at 6:40 p.m. because the man's 24-year-old girlfriend had fallen out of the window of his pickup while it was in motion. The incident occurred while the couple was traveling along SH 33 near Hackleman Road and is reportedly the man's second drunk driving offense.

When the trooper arrived on the scene, both occupants of the vehicle admitted to consuming tequila earlier that evening, according to reports. Officer also believe that the accused man had red, glassy eyes and an odor of alcohol on his breath at the time of the incident. When the man was asked to perform a field sobriety test, he reportedly told the trooper he could not because he had burns on his feet.

As a result of the incident, the man has received a felony DUI charge along with charges for driving with a revoked license and allowing his passenger to ride outside of the vehicle. Due to items that were discovered in the vehicle, the man's girlfriend was charged for second offense possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

With a prior misdemeanor DUI conviction, the man in this case a heavier sentence if he is found guilty on the felony charge as well. To argue for a reduced sentence, someone in a similar situation may wish to enlist the help of an attorney. In some cases, an attorney may be able to help a defendant to seek a plea deal that will allow them to stay out of prison in exchange for a longer probationary period.

Source: 1600Kush.com, "Coyle Couple Due In Payne County District Court", Patti Weaver, July 14, 2014

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