Two Green Country Wrecks Blamed On Driving Under The Influence


Sunday, October 20th 2013, 9:48 am
By: Dee Duren


Two Green Country residents were injured in single-car crashes overnight while apparently driving under the influence of alcohol.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that a Colcord woman flipped her Saturn coupe on a county road just before 10 p.m. Saturday, October 19. Troopers say Coni Boyd was southbound on CR 700 a few miles outside Colcord when she lost control of the car.

She hit a fence, and the Saturn rolled two and three-quarter times, coming to rest on the passenger side.

The 40-year-old woman, who was wearing a seatbelt, was taken to an Arkansas hospital where she is said to be stable with internal injuries. Troopers say she was impaired by alcohol.

A 21-year-old Claremore man had a similar wreck just before 3 a.m. Sunday on State Highway 66 near County Road 4240 in Rogers County.

Troopers say Joseph Ponder was driving a Chevy Corsica southbound when the car left the roadway, struck a ditch and flipped one and half times. Ponder was taken to a Tulsa hospital with arm and internal injuries. He is said to be stable.

The trooper's report lists the cause of the wreck as driving under the influence. Ponder was belted in.