Three Tulsa Accidents, Three Arrests For DUI


Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 7:30 am
By: News On 6


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TULSA, OK -- Tulsa Police worked several accidents overnight, all of which resulted in an arrest for suspicion of DUI.

The first accident near 21st and Memorial happened just before midnight.

Police say the driver was going east on 21st Street when he tried to make a left turn, rolling the pickup truck on its side. The driver told police officers the throttle got stuck.

A passenger in the truck was not hurt.

Police arrested the driver on suspicion of DUI.

At 2 a.m. Wednesday, a driver headed east on the Broken Arrow Expressway tried to exit at Yale, but lost control.

Tulsa Police say the car traveled through a fence before crashing into a mini-storage building.

The driver of the car was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

A passenger in the car was taken into custody for public drunkenness.

Shortly after that accident, Tulsa Police say a taxi mini-van going north on Harvard struck a car which pulled out in front of the cab near 21st Street.

Police arrested the driver of the car on suspicion of DUI.

A passenger in the car got out and ran away before police officers arrived.

The driver of the taxi had to be taken to a Tulsa hospital. Police say he is expected to be okay.