On March 3, Sapulpa police arrested an Oklahoma man for his sixth DUI offense, after a passing motorist notified them of a near-collision in the area. According to arrest records, 32-year-old Shaun Matthew Murray was booked for subsequent driving under the influence (DUI), drug possession, driving under suspension and driving left of center. If Murray …
On March 3, Sapulpa police arrested an Oklahoma man for his sixth DUI offense, after a passing motorist notified them of a near-collision in the area. According to arrest records, 32-year-old Shaun Matthew Murray was booked for subsequent driving under the influence (DUI), drug possession, driving under suspension and driving left of center. If Murray is convicted of the DUI offense, he could face life-changing penalties like up to ten years in prison and hefty fines, plus additional punishment for the other charges. If you have been arrested on DUI charges in Oklahoma City, or elsewhere in Oklahoma, your first course of action should be to enlist the help of our qualified DUI defense attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center. Our law firm has extensive experience protecting the legal rights of individuals throughout the state, and can help you build a strong defense in your case.
Police Arrest Man for Driving Under the Influence
At about 11:10 a.m. on March 3, witnesses contacted police and reported seeing a white Nissan SUV nearly strike another vehicle traveling on New Sapulpa Road. According to witnesses, the driver stopped at a convenience store following the near-collision and stumbled inside, then left the store and headed north on New Sapulpa Road. Officer Todd Lawrence reports that he found a vehicle matching the description on the frontage road at West Skelly Driver near 61st Street South. The officer said the vehicle crossed over the center line and drove in the wrong lane, at which point Lawrence pulled the SUV over.
According to police, the driver of the vehicle in question, later identified as Murray, was very slow and deliberate with his movements, fumbled with his wallet, and had to be asked more than once to exit the vehicle. Murray then reportedly stumbled as he made his way out of the vehicle and had difficulty performing a standard field sobriety test. Police said Murray showed several signs of intoxication and refused to complete the sobriety test. Murray then surrendered his driver’s license to police, which Oklahoma Department of Public Safety records showed was suspended.
Contact Our DUI Defense Attorneys for Help
In addition to facing charges of drunk driving, driving under a suspended license and swerving on the roadway, Shaun Matthew Murray has also been charged with drug possession, due to 25 oxycodone and acetaminophen tablets police found in his vehicle. Because the DUI charge is his sixth, Murray could face a felony conviction, one to ten years in prison, up to $5,000 in fines, a three-year suspension of his driver’s license, and mandatory use of an ignition interlock device. In some drunk driving cases in Oklahoma, multiple DUI convictions bring habitual offender laws into play, which could result in Murray being sentenced to 20 years to life in prison. If you have been charged with drunk driving in Oklahoma, consult our reputable DUI defense lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center today.