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Bartlesville Man Who Says He Is Blind Arrested For DUI

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Mug shot of Mark Watson [Washington Co jail] Mug shot of Mark Watson [Washington Co jail]

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BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma -- A 41-year-old Bartlesville man being arraigned in Washington County District Court Monday for DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, driving under suspension and assault on a police officer was re-arrested for reportedly being drunk after he fell down before the judge.

A short time later, Mark Watson failed a breathalyzer test administered by sheriff's deputies.

The initial charges stemmed from Watson's arrest early Monday morning after he had reportedly been involved in a hit and run crash in Bartlesville.

Bartlesville Police investigating the 2:28 a.m. crash found Watson's vehicle and questioned him.

In the probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Watson told officers, "I'm ------- drunk, I was driving but I did not run the stop sign.  That ----- hit me."

Read the probable cause affidavit.

The affidavit goes on to say Watson refused to take a blood or breath test, telling the officers, "I ain't taking no ------- tests.  I'm ------- drunk. I'm blind anyways and I can't drive."

Police say he also kicked an officer during the arrest.

The Washington County D.A.'s office is expected to file additional charges following Monday's court appearance.

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