Collinsville Woman Suspected Of DUI In 3rd Alcohol-Related Arrest
TULSA, Oklahoma - An Owasso woman is facing charges after officers said she got behind the wheel after drinking for the third time in a year.
Police said the woman struck this curb then her SUV went airborne and landed in a ditch, and they say she had a half empty carton of wine on the floorboard.
It wasn't just one report from concerned citizens last night.
“Multiple people saw it. It was 7 p.m. on a very busy roadway, she was drinking and it caused a big ruckus,” said Owasso Police Lt. Nick Boatman.
Boatman said officers responded to Owasso Fire station 4 on East 116th St North, and found Carol Carter's SUV in a ditch.
“Directly in front of the fire station, some lady left the roadway, smacked a culvert, launched herself into the air and landed in a ditch."
An arrest report said Carter was "unsteady on her feet...eyes were glassy and bloodshot..and her speech was thick and slurred."
It says the officer "located an open single serving size carton of wine" on her floorboard and said she wasn't wearing a seatbelt.
“That person was arrested for DUI and we come to find out it’s not her first arrest."
Last August, she was arrested for open container after hitting curbs and swerving into traffic,
She pleaded guilty in January to those charges.
Then in July, she pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI after crashing into a mailbox and blowing a 0.2 Blood alcohol percent in March.
She was given a 3-year deferred sentence.
“It was important to get her off the roadway,” Boatman said. “This was not her first rodeo in that particular arena. The penalties will be a lot stronger.”
Owasso police said if you want to drink this Labor Day weekend to have a safe ride.
He said Tulsa county will have many sobriety checkpoints up throughout the weekend.