Stuck In The Ditch
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Wednesday, August 5, 2020, a single vehicle accident ended in the arrest of the driver.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers Seth Leyba and Tommy Allen were dispatched to Greasy Bend Road in reference to a 2017 Jeep that had become stuck in the ditch, and a female causing a disturbance at a nearby residence.
The driver was identified as Chelsea Kakaye Strickland, 24, of Stringtown, stated she crashed into the embankment and had consumed alcohol.
Trooper Leyba asked Strickland how much alcohol she had consumed and if she had been seen by medical personnel. Strickland began shouting; becoming belligerent towards everyone on scene.
During the Standardized Field Sobriety Test, she became combative, growing more belligerent to the point Trooper Leyba stopped the test.
Strickland had the smell of alcohol on her breath and person, slurred speech, watery bloodshot eyes, and was unsteady on her feet.
Trooper Leyba placed Strickland under arrest and attempted to transport her to the Atoka County Jail. Prior to arrival, Strickland opened the patrol unit door causing Trooper Leyba to pull over to regain control and prevent her from escaping.
Atoka County Sheriff Deputy Kevin Anderson was requested for assistance and transport to the jail. While waiting for the Deputy, Strickland began yelling and being combative with the Troopers.
Strickland was taken to the Atoka County Jail. She is charged with driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and drugs (felony), and obstructing an officer (misdemeanor).