Muskogee Man Arrested After His Pickup Truck Tears Up 4 Tulsa Lawns

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 7:53 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- A 27-year-old Muskogee man was taken to the Tulsa County jail after driving his pickup truck through four different front lawns early Thursday morning before crashing into a rock wall. 

It happened just after 1 a.m. when Tulsa Police attempted to pull the pickup truck over on 21st Street, just west of Harvard. 

The driver of the pickup, Charles Benefield sped off.  Officers found the pickup truck a short time later about a block away. 

They say it had traveled across four front lawns, going airborne at a least two driveways before crashing into a rock wall. 

Two passengers were taken by EMSA to a Tulsa hospital to be checked out, but are expected to be okay. 

Benefield refused treatment and he was arrested by police on several complaints, including DUI and aggravated speeding.