Tulsa Man Pleads 'No Contest' To Manslaughter In 2010 Crash


Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 7:43 am
By: News On 6


A Tulsa man waived his right to a jury trial and pleaded no contest Monday to a first-degree manslaughter charge stemming from an August 2010 crash.

Tulsa Police say Cody Zimmer, 24, was driving an SUV on Highway 11 near Pine when he crossed the center median and struck a car head-on. The driver of the car died.

The Tulsa County District Attorney's office filed the charge against Zimmer seven months later after blood test results showed he had several medications including the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, muscle relaxer Flexeril and sedative Ambien in his system.

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Zimmer was booked into the Tulsa County jail Monday to be held without bond. Court records show he has a sentencing hearing scheduled for October 30.