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Speeding, Swerving & Weapon Possession Leads to Oklahoma Man’s DUI Arrest

Creek County deputies arrested an Oklahoma man on November 19 on weapons and drunk driving complaints after he allegedly accelerated quickly from several traffic lights on Oklahoma 66. The arrest of 45-year-old James Reece, Jr. took place shortly before 8 p.m., after an Oklahoma police officer witnessed the man’s erratic driving behavior, which included speeding, …

Creek County deputies arrested an Oklahoma man on November 19 on weapons and drunk driving complaints after he allegedly accelerated quickly from several traffic lights on Oklahoma 66. The arrest of 45-year-old James Reece, Jr. took place shortly before 8 p.m., after an Oklahoma police officer witnessed the man’s erratic driving behavior, which included speeding, swerving and changing lanes without a turn signal. After being pulled over by police, Reece was charged with a first offense of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), failure to use a turn signal, failure to maintain a lane, and possession of a firearm while intoxicated. If you are facing charges for a DUI offense in Oklahoma, don’t hesitate to protect your legal rights. Contact our experienced defense attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center today to explore your possible defense options.

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According to the police report, Reece took off from a red light at a high rate of speed, at which point Deputy Cpl. Kevin Haney began to follow his truck. At the next light, Reece exhibited similar behavior, accelerating quickly from the red light. Reece continued driving in the inside lane, traveling west on Oklahoma 66, and then began to cross the center median. Reece then switched lanes without using a turn signal and cut off an 18-wheeler traveling in the same direction. After witnessing this erratic driving behavior, Haney pulled the truck over and Reece handed him his license and a concealed weapons license. While gathering Reece’s information Haney reportedly noticed the smell of alcohol and asked Reece to step out of his vehicle. Reece told the officer that he was driving to his home from a bar, where he had consumed six beers prior to getting behind the wheel. According to Haney, Reece had red, watery eyes and exhibited slow, slurred speech. While doing an inventory on Reece’s vehicle, OK deputies found a handgun.

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Being convicted of a DUI offense in Oklahoma is serious enough, but an additional weapons charge on top of that can have even more severe consequences for the defendant. If you have been arrested for a drunk driving offense in Oklahoma City, or elsewhere in Oklahoma, consult our criminal defense lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center for legal help. Our team of knowledgeable attorneys has extensive experience protecting the legal rights of Oklahomans charged with alcohol-related crimes, and can help you build a strong defense in your case.

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