Beer, Guns, And DUI
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While on routine patrol, Atoka Police Officer Jedediah Griffith observed a white 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup traveling eastbound on East Thirteenth Street with an inoperable tail light.
The driver, William Burl Powell, 47, from Lane, exited the vehicle, stumbling, before placing his hands on the bed of the vehicle.
Powell advised the officer he did not have a driver’s license, however, provided an Oklahoma ID card.
Officer Griffith observed that Powell had red, bloodshot, watery eyes, and slow, slurred speech with an odor of alcohol on his breath and person.
He refused to take the Standarized Field Sobriety test, stating instead, “Just take me to jail.” Powell was placed under arrest and sitted in the patrol unit.
Powell refused to take the State’s test by stating, “No, I want my lawyer.” He was arrested for defective equipment, driving under suspension, and driving while under the influence of alcohol.
The two passengers in the vehicle were identified as Juan Duenas Rodriguez, 29, of Lane, and Jaylon Corzine.
Upon speaking with the two, Officer Griffith noticed the odor of alcohol inside the vehicle.
Rodriguez claimed he had two firearms in the vehicle: a silver and black Taurus PT 24/7 Pro 9mm pistol, a Taurus magazine with 16 rounds of ammunition, and a KSA LLC 22 caliber rifle with one round loaded.
Corzine and Rodriguez were both placed under arrest. Rodriguez was arrested for public intoxication, possession of an open container of beer, and possession of a firearm while under the influence.
Corzine was arrested for public intoxication and possession of an open container of beer.
All three men were transported to the Atoka County Jail for booking.