Tulsa Police: Man Arrested For DUI With Grandkids In Car

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 11:59 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa police pulled over a man after several traffic violations, then found a half empty beer can on the passenger side of the car and his three grandkids in the backseat.

Officers pulled over Billy Witherspoon after he made an improper left turn and drove left of center.

When police approached the car, Witherspoon reportedly admitted that he had been drinking earlier in the day.

Officials say Witherspoon was on his way to pick up his grandkids -- ages five, nine and eleven --from school. Police also report the found a half empty beer can on the passenger side of the vehicle.

They say Witherspoon was slow to respond to commands and even refused to follow instructions. Police discovered four warrants for Witherspoon, placed him under arrest and towed the vehicle.

Officials say the children were released into the custody of the passenger, Witherspoon's wife, and they walked to a neighboring apartment complex.

Police say Witherspoon initially refused a breath test and blood test. He eventually agreed and results reportedly showed his blood alcohol level was .10.

Police are holding Witherspoon for DUI, 3rd or more offense, three counts of child endangerment, driving under suspicion, changing lanes unsafely, transport open container, no proof of liability insurance, two counts of not having a driver's license, and transporting an open beer.

He is being held on a $91,603 bond.