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While on routine patrol, Sergeant Jimmy Taylor, of the Atoka Police Department, observed a white 2006 GMC Sierra with a loud exhaust, swerving across the white line, and the driver’s side brake light not working on Thursday, August 13, 2020.
Sergeant Taylor conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Celina Danderson, 47, and her passenger, Christopher M. Danderson, 49, both of Atoka.
Celina Danderson had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and slow motor skills. Sergeant Taylor would have to repeat himself and she was slow to answer his questions. Danderson stated she had not had anything to drink that night.
After running Danderson’s information, Sergeant Taylor returned to the vehicle and asked her again how many drinks she had that evening. Danderson admitted to have two shots.
Danderson agreed to take a Standardized Field Sobriety Test. During the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test, she swayed back and forth, attempting to move her head.
Sergeant Taylor asked Danderson if she would take the Preliminary Breath Test to which she agreed. Danderson’s alcohol breath content was 0.214; legal intoxication in Oklahoma is 0.08. Danderson was placed under arrest.
Her passenger claimed to have drank the same amount and submitted to the Preliminary Breath Test. Christopher Danderson’s breath alcohol content was 0.13.
Christopher Danderson was placed under arrest and taken to the Atoka County Jail. He is charged with public intoxication (misdemeanor).
Celina Danderson is charged with driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (misdemeanor).