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Sunday, August 30, 2020, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Jamey Miller responded to a single vehicle accident on South Gin Road.
Upon arrival, Trooper Miller observed the driver, Douglas Edwards, 38, of Atoka, to be sitting in the wrecked 2013 Dodge Journey.
Edwards had multiple injuries and was sweating profusely. Trooper Miller detected the strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath and person.
The Trooper associated his red bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and inability to communicate with being highly intoxicated.
The Atoka County EMS arrived on scene to administer care to Edwards. Trooper Miller secured Edwards’ wrist while he was being transported onto the backboard.
Edwards jerked his hand away, transferring blood onto the Trooper. Once inside the ambulance, paramedics attempted to start an IV. Edwards used his right arm to strike the paramedic in the back and shoulder.
During an inventory of the vehicle, Trooper Miller located an opened bottle of MD 20/20, multiple opened Miller High Life cans, a clear plastic baggy containing a crystal-like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine, a baggy of a green leafy substance that field tested positive for marijuana, a grinder, and a package of rolling papers.
Edwards is charged with assault and/or battery on emergency medical technician (felony), driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (misdemeanor), two counts of possession of controlled dangerous substance (misdemeanor), and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor).