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Thursday, June 4, 2020, Atoka Police Officer Joe Doshier received a call about a possible drunk driver traveling north on Highway 69/75 towards Atoka.
The silver 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup, driven by Kevin Douglas Hernandez-Perez, 21, of Dallas, Texas, swerved into the turn lane and back several times.
Officer Doshier activated his emergency lights. Perez stopped his vehicle in the middle of the inside lane of traffic on Highway 69 near Cedar Street.
As the officer made contact with the driver, he immediately noticed the strong smell of alcohol coming from Perez’s breath and person.
Perez was asked to exit the vehicle. He was very unsteady on his feet, using the truck to steady himself, and slurred his words.
For safety reasons, a Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) could not be preformed. Perez was arrested and transferred to the Atoka County Jail where he was given the State’s breath test.
The test result showed Perez had breath alcohol content of 0.12. Legally intoxicated in Oklahoma is 0.08.
Located inside the vehicle, during inventory, was a six pack of empty Corona beer.
Perez is charged with driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (misdemeanor), transporting opened container of intoxicating beverage (misdemeanor), driving left of center (misdemeanor), and driving without a valid driver’s license (misdemeanor).