OHP Helps Elderly Disoriented Arkansas Driver Get Back Home


Friday, August 3rd 2018, 4:39 am
By: News On 6


The Oklahoma Highway Patrol helped an elderly man from Arkansas who ended up lost in Tulsa early Friday.

News On 6 photojournalist Gary Kruse noticed a driver swerving on I-244 near Memorial Drive and called the OHP.

Troopers  stopped the driver around the 1st Street exit in downtown Tulsa and say the man was tired and disoriented from trying to find an Arkansas address.

The OHP found a cell phone in the man's car and used it to get in touch with a relative in Rogers, Arkansas.  Troopers learned the man had taken a family member to a Fayetteville hospital around 7 p.m. Thursday.  But on his way home, he got confused and ended up in Tulsa around 1 a.m. Friday with no idea where he was.

Troopers took the man to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol office in Tulsa where a relative arrived from Arkansas, picked him up and took him home.