A 58-year-old Mid-Del school bus driver is facing multiple charges after smashing into several cars in southeast Oklahoma City on April 20. There were no children on board at the time.
The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office reported that it recovered a stolen red SUV after stopping its driver at a DUI checkpoint positioned on N. MacArthur in Oklahoma City. Deputies said the 23-year-old man behind the wheel could not produce a driver's license or proof of insurance.
A routine traffic stop has resulted in charges of driving under the influence and child endangerment for a 26-year-old Oklahoma City man. The incident took place on the morning of March 13 on SE 19th Street. After being taken into custody, the man was transported to an area detention facility.
Police say a 29-year-old man admitted to consuming three or four beers at a bowling alley in Tulsa before causing a crash on Jan. 29. The accident took place while the man was driving north on Highway 169 around 9:45 p.m. According to a witness, the man drove his sedan past an SUV and then slammed on the brakes.
The severity of penalties for a DUI conviction in Oklahoma will usually depend on the nature of the drunk driving incident and whether or not the driver had any prior DUI convictions on their record. A driver could face fines, a possible prison sentence, probation and a revocation of their driver's license. In some cases, drivers may also be required to complete an alcohol treatment program and have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle.
A man is in custody at the Oklahoma County jail on DUI and related charges following an early morning traffic stop on Dec. 22. According to news sources, the 31-year-old driver was traveling with two young children in a pickup truck in the vicinity of Laird and S.E. 22nd in Oklahoma City when police pulled him over. At press time, he is being held on $24,000 bond, and the minor children have been released to a family member.
A man in Oklahoma is facing multiple charges, including drunk driving and child endangerment, following a traffic stop that occurred over the first weekend of December 2014. According to the Oklahoma City Police Department, a 13-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl were passengers in a vehicle operated by their 43-year-old father when the man was pulled over for undisclosed reasons. During the incident, police found open alcoholic beverage containers inside the vehicle.
A 45-year-old man has been charged with driving while under the influence of drugs after he plowed his car into a 7-Eleven store in Oklahoma City Dec. 4. The incident occurred just after 6 p.m. at the corner of N.W. 122nd and Council.
Police say that a man drove his vehicle into and damaged a statue of the Ten Commandments on Oct. 23 in Oklahoma City. According to authorities, the man claimed to be a Satanist and made claims that Satan forced the man to commit the action. The defendant also reportedly urinated on the monument, which was erected in 2012 and costed over $10,000, and made defamatory comments about the president to authorities.
Oklahoma has passed specific legislation that addresses a person's ability to operate a motor vehicle if they are under the influence of alcohol or another substance that impairs their ability to drive. Penalties for a conviction for impaired driving could range from $100 to $500 and could include a maximum of six months in custody.