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On Sunday, September 27, 2020, Atoka Police Sergeant Jimmy Taylor was on routine patrol headed south on Highway 69 near Eighth Street when he noticed a silver 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe make a lane change into the outside lane of traffic without signaling.
Sergeant Taylor activated his emergency lights and made contact with the driver of the vehicle, Carlos Roberto Lopez Lopez, 30, of Durant.
The driver stated he did not have a driver license and handed the officer a Republic of Guatemala identification card.
Sergeant Taylor noticed Lopez had red blood shot eyes and slurred speech. I asked the suspect to exit the vehicle.
While speaking Lopez admitted to drinking alcohol while in Durant and consuming approximately six drinks.
Agreeing to take the Preliminary Breath Test, Lopez’s results were 0.07 breath alcohol content. Legally intoxicated in Oklahoma is 0.08.
Lopez was placed under arrest and seated in the back seat of the patrol unit. He was read the Implied Consent Test Request, but stated he did not understand. Lopez was transported to the Atoka County Jail.
He is charged with actual physical control of vehicle under the influence (misdemeanor).