A Tulsa man was arrested on suspicion of DUI Saturday after an early morning crash that killed his 5-year-old son, the Muskogee Phoenix newspaper is reporting.
Cody Hamilton Welch, 33, was treated for his injuries and then booked into the Muskogee County/City Detention Facility on complaints of driving under the influence involving serious bodily injury, driving under suspension, possession of marijuana and child endangerment.
The Muskogee Phoenix reports the child, whose name has not been released, was flown to a Tulsa hospital, where he died late Saturday, according to Fort Gibson Police Chief Clint Vernon.
The paper reports Vernon has said vehicular homicide will be added to the complaints.
The crash happened around 4:10 a.m. Saturday on West Poplar Street, just west of Scott Street. Police said Welch drove left of center and overcorrected, causing his pickup truck to roll several times and hit a tree. The paper reports the boy was ejected from the truck in the crash.
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A Weatherford man was killed in what Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers suspect is a DUI accident in Washita County, early Saturday morning.
The wreck occurred two miles north of the town of Colony, Okla. in Washita County.
According to the OHP report, 48-year-old Glenn Edward was driving a 2006 Chevy pickup northbound on county road 2420 when the vehicle departed the roadway to the left for an unknown reason.
Once off the road the vehicle struck a concrete culvert and went into a broad slide, rolling one time before striking a fence. Edward was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A passenger in the vehicle, 49-year-old Bonita McDow, was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the crash.
Troopers on scene detected the odor of alcohol on Edward and thusly assessed that the accident was the result of driving under the influence.
Crews from the Washita County Sheriff’s Office, the Colony Fire Department and Sinor Ambulance assisted troopers on scene.
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An Elgin, Oklahoma, woman was critically injured after she crashed her vehicle in Comanche County early Sunday morning. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers believe drunk driving is to blame for the collision.
It happened at 4:35 a.m. Sunday, on Trail Road, just south of Carlson Road in Comanche County.
According to the OHP collision report, a 2013 Chevy pickup driven by 34-year-old Kay L. Glover was southbound on Trail Road, when it ran off the roadway to the right for an unknown reason. Glover over corrected and the pickup went into a broad slide.
The pickup then ran off the roadway to the left and rolled two times.
Glover was thrown out of the vehicle during the crash. She was transported to the Comanche County Memorial Hospital in critical condition, suffering from trunk internal and arm injuries.
Glover was not wearing a seat belt. Troopers say they did smell an odor of alcohol on Glover. They listed the cause of collision as “DUI” in the OHP collision report.
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Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers say drunk driving is to blame for a one-vehicle crash that left a Broken Bow woman critically injured early Sunday morning.
It happened at about 2 a.m. Sunday on U.S. 70, just east of Fallon Rd. near Sawyer in Choctaw County. A 4-door, 2012 Chevrolet driven by 26-year-old Joshua Asher Tims of Ft. Towson, Oklahoma, ran off the roadway to the right and overturned about four times, according to the OHP.
Tims was not injured. However, the passenger in his vehicle, 22-year-old Kayla M. Gardner of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, was transported to the hospital in critical condition, suffering from head, trunk internal and external injuries.
Both Tims and Gardner were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision.
Troopers say Tims was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. The cause of the collision has been listed as “DUI” in the OHP collision report.
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A man and a woman are dead after crashing a motorcycle into a front yard in East Tulsa early Thursday morning.
The crash happened around 2 a.m. near 51st and Mingo in the Regency Park subdivision.
Tulsa Police say it appears speed and alcohol may have had something to do with the crash.
Officers say the motorcycle was headed north in the 4700 block of 93rd East Avenue when the driver failed to negotiate a curve and crashed between two parked cars in a driveway.
Lonnie Bradburry, 40, was killed instantly and his female passenger, 46-year-old Paula Kearney died a short time later, according to police.
Officers say neither Bradburry nor Kearney was wearing a helmet. An investigation into the crash continues.
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A year ago this week, 21-year-old Eric Watkins and his infant son were killed by a drunk teenager three times over the legal limit.
Driving the wrong way down highway 66 in Verdigris, Keaton Hannah hit the family while fleeing the scene of a previous minor accident he was just involved in.
Watkins and son Bryor were killed upon impact, while wife Ginger Watkins was injured.
Keaton Hannah wept in court Thursday, as Ginger Watkins expressed her grief on the stand. It was her chance to confront the now 19-year-old.
While prosecutors requested Hannah serve 30 years in prison with an additional 20 on probation, the judge sentenced him to 20 years. The judge said he hoped Hannah will share his story with young people after serving his time.
Ginger Watkins left the courtroom in tears.
“Honestly I don’t think it is enough,” she said. “Because he took my husband and my son. My son was only seven months and 17 days old. And this 18-year-old gets away with it basically. That’s not enough. My son didn’t even make it to his first birthday.”
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A Porter woman was jailed Wednesday on multiple charges related to a drunken driving crash that led to three deaths.
Ernestine Rebecca Robertson, 44, was arrested on three counts of first-degree manslaughter and two counts of DUI with great bodily injury.
Court records show that charges were filed Tuesday against Robertson in Wagoner County District Court, along with a warrant for her arrest.
The crash occurred about 1 a.m. Nov. 11 near Oklahoma 51-B and East 181st Street South in Wagoner County, about two miles south of Coweta.
Killed in the crash were Heather Cheatham, 23, of Tulsa; Robbie Robertson, 26, of Coweta; and Marshall Carter, 26, of Coweta. All three were passengers in the vehicle driven by Robertson, according to an affidavit for an arrest warrant filed Tuesday by Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
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An Eau Claire man faces a potential prison sentence after pleading guilty Tuesday to his latest offense in a long history of drunken driving charges.
Mitchell D. Bundy, 50, 609 Mount Nemo Ave., entered the plea in Eau Claire County Court before Judge Lisa Stark, who advised him he will be sentenced to a minimum of four years in prison.
Bundy asked about an alternative sentencing program that could reduce his time behind bars; Stark said she did not know if Bundy would qualify for the program.
Bundy remains in the Eau Claire County Jail so he can undergo a pre-sentence investigation, which the Department of Corrections conducts before recommending a sentence for the judge to consider.
His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 14.
During Tuesday’s plea hearing, Bundy acknowledged having a 0.236 percent blood alcohol level — almost three times the legal limit — when Altoona police arrested him Feb. 5 along River Prairie Drive.
The exact number of drunken driving arrests in Bundy’s criminal history is still in debate.
The district attorney’s office is prosecuting his latest offense as his 15th drunken driving charge.
While Bundy and his attorney, Laurie Osberg, agreed to the bulk of the prior offenses that occurred in Wisconsin and Oklahoma, they are contesting a few that occurred in South Carolina.
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Former Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested on a complaint of aggravated DUI early Sunday in Stillwater, according to the Payne County Jail.
Blackmon, 22, was booked into jail about 10 a.m., the jail reported. No further details were immediately available.
According to Oklahoma law, aggravated DUI is defined as the driver’s blood-alcohol level being at .15 or high.
During the April 26 first round of the NFL draft, Blackmon was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the fifth pick overall. In Oklahoma State football history, only two players were drafted higher. In 1947, running back Bob Fenimore was the No. 1 pick overall, taken by the Chicago Bears. In 1989, running back Barry Sanders was taken by Detroit with the No. 3 pick. In 1978, running back Terry Miller was taken by Buffalo with the fifth pick overall.
In October 2010, Blackmon was arrested by Carrollton, Texas, police on a DUI complaint. Blackmon was driving a Chevy pickup north on I-35 after having attended, with three friends, a Dallas Cowboy game on a Monday night. Police radar registered Blackmon’s speed as having been 92 mph in a 60 mph zone.
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Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers say alcohol was a factor in a one-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a man from Hugo, Oklahoma, early Sunday morning.
It happened at 3 a.m. Sunday, on a county road about four miles south of Hugo in Choctaw County.
Troopers say a 1994 Mustang driven by 60-year-old Edie Lee Walker was southbound on the county road when it ran off the roadway to the right. Walker overcorrected, and the car ran off the roadway again to the left, striking an embankment.
The vehicle then rolled one and half time.
Walker was pronounced dead at the scene from head and internal injuries. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. He was transported to Mt. Olive Funeral Home in Hugo.
Troopers say they did smell an odor of alcohol on Walker. The cause of the collision is listed as “DUI” in the OHP collision report.
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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has determined alcohol played a part in a one-vehicle fatality crash in Bryan County early Sunday.
Troopers said Gary Dewayne Bledsoe, a 26-year-old from Caddo, was killed at 4:20 a.m. on Oklahoma 78 just north of Achille, when he struck a culvert and rolled ¾ times. His 2002 Chevrolet pickup came to rest on the passenger side, the OHP reported.
Bledsoe had an odor of alcoholic beverage, said the trooper, who categorized the crash as DUI.
Bledsoe was wearing a seatbelt and his airbags deployed.
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Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a crash that killed a 16-year-old girl in Broken Bow early Sunday morning. Authorities say DUI was a factor in the collision.
It happened at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, on U.S. Highway 259, about one mile north of Joe Hough Road in Broken Bow.
According to the OHP collision report, the 2002 Dodge pickup was southbound on U.S. 259. The driver, 18-year-old William Zack Roy McReynolds, fell asleep when the truck ran off the roadway to the left, striking the Yanubbee Creek Guardrail.
The Dodge went airborne and fell about 30 feet into a creek bed. One passenger in the car, 16-year-old Sarah Ann Cofer of Idabel, Oklahoma, was thrown about 10 feet from the vehicle.
The pickup then fell on top of her.
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East Central’s recently promoted head football coach was arrested early Sunday on a complaint of driving under the influence.
About 3 a.m., police officers found Ben Bowling, 31, asleep in the drive-thru lane at Whataburger, 5746 E. 41st St., according to his arrest report. The car, which was in park, was running.
Bowling had bloodshot eyes, staggered gait, slurred speech and smelled like alcohol, Tulsa police said in the report.
A breathalyzer registered his blood-alcohol content at the scene as .203
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Police say 29-year-old Sheron Armstead died when a wrong-way driver with no headlights on hit another vehicle.
The crash happened about 8:30 last night near 36th Street North and North Cincinnati Avenue.
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