Tulsa Man Arrested For Third DUI Says He Needs Help, Not Jail
TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa police arrested a man for his third DUI, driving at more than three times the legal limit.
A lot of people would look at Anthony Tramble's record and wonder why he's not in prison. D-O-C has more than half-dozen mug shots of him and he just got out in October, but, he said he doesn't need more prison time, he needs help.
"I remember don't remember much of yesterday at all," Tramble said.
He said he remembers starting to drink at 2:00 in the afternoon, but not driving, running from police or holding his nearly empty brandy bottle out the window to the officer.
Tramble said, "I need to deal with that, my drinking, cause it's bad. It's bad."
He got a DUI in July of 2007 after running from police and ramming his car into an officer's car. He got a four-year suspended sentence.
In 2008, Tramble slammed into another officer's car before crashing into a barrier that kept him from going over a cliff. He was convicted of eluding and sentenced to six years.
In 2011, he got three years for stealing, and in 2012 he got two years for kidnapping and assaulting an officer, but said Tramble said that was a case of mistaken identity.
In 2014, he got another DUI conviction and four years in prison. Tramble served half that sentence.
All that brings us to 2017, and Tramble saying he's an alcoholic.
"You make mistakes in your life, make a couple, pay the price, and sometimes you need some help,” he said. “Be nice to get some help sometimes. Instead of just throwing a person away, help somebody."
He's not even been in jail 24 hours so he doesn't have a lawyer yet, but once he gets one, the case will move forward.