An Oklahoma man was arrested for his fifth DUI on February 2, after being involved in a car chase with local deputies. Kevin Louis George, 48, had been out of jail for only about two months before he was arrested for drunk driving, and is currently in Tulsa County Jail on a $27,400 bond on …
An Oklahoma man was arrested for his fifth DUI on February 2, after being involved in a car chase with local deputies. Kevin Louis George, 48, had been out of jail for only about two months before he was arrested for drunk driving, and is currently in Tulsa County Jail on a $27,400 bond on complaints that include DUI (third or more), possession of marijuana and cocaine, and eluding police. Drunk driving is considered a serious offense in Oklahoma, and that offense alone could subject George to significant penalties, in addition to penalties for the drug possession and eluding police charges. If you have been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Oklahoma City, or elsewhere in Oklahoma, don’t hesitate to protect your legal rights. Contact our knowledgeable DUI defense lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center to explore your possible defense options.
Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Police on Chase
According to a Tulsa County Sheriff’s Department deputy, he first attempted to pull over George’s vehicle at 4800 North Harvard, after witnessing the car swerving from lane to lane. George reportedly pulled over to the shoulder of the road, going about 2 mph, and then continued on 36th Street North without stopping. The driver then led deputies on a chase through North Tulsa, running a car off the road on a U.S. Highway 75 on-ramp, and then just barely avoided hitting another vehicle at North Lewis and 46th Street North. The deputy reported that George ran a red light at Lewis and 56th Street going 100 mph. After finally landing his car in a ditch off North Cincinnati near 66th Street North, George attempted to run, but was handcuffed by deputies. The arresting officers reported that the driver smelled strongly of alcohol and had cocaine and marijuana in his vehicle. George refused a breath test and said he ran from deputies because he was scared.
Our DUI Defense Attorneys Can Help
Department of Corrections records show that Tulsa Police arrested Kevin George for drunk driving in November 1999. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol arrested him for a DUI in May 2006, and again in November 2006. Tulsa County Sheriff’s deputies made the most recent drunk driving arrest against George in March 2011. Being that this is his fifth consecutive DUI arrest in Oklahoma, Kevin George could face severe penalties for the criminal offense, including a felony conviction, one to ten years in prison, up to $5,000 in fines, a three-year driver’s license revocation, and more. If you have been charged with a drunk driving offense in Oklahoma, particularly if it is a third or subsequent offense, contact our DUI defense attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center. Our lawyers have a successful reputation for defending the rights of Oklahomans charged with drunk driving, and will work diligently to help you build a strong defense in your DUI case.