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Friday, August 21, 2020, Atoka Police Officer Jedediah Griffith was on routine patrol when he radared a red 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup traveling 66 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone.
Officer Griffith activated his emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop, and made contact with the driver.
The driver was identified as Jared Clay Wyrick, 21, and passenger, Hollis Erik Magby, 22, both of Atoka.
The officer observed the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle. Wyrick claimed he had not been drinking, but his passenger, Magby had consumed beer.
Magby retrieved an open 12 ounce Coors light beer from behind the passenger seat, handing it the officer.
Officer Griffith asked Wyrick to exit the vehicle who was very unsteady on his feet. As they spoke, the officer observed Wyrick’s red bloodshot watery eyes, slow slurred speech, and the odor of alcohol on his person and breath.
Wyrick agreed to take the Standardized Field Sobriety Test. After the test was conducted Wyrick was informed he was under arrest.
He is charged with driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (misdemeanor), transporting an opened container of intoxicating beverage (misdemeanor), and speeding in a posted zone (misdemeanor).
Wyrick agreed to take the State’s breath test. His breath alcohol content was 0.10. Legally intoxicated in Oklahoma is 0.08.
Wyrick’s passenger, Magby, was arrested for public intoxication and possession of an opened container of beer.