Former trooper pleads guilty to DUI, sentenced

Ponca City Now - August 5, 2015 10:32 am

SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) – A former Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper charged with drunken driving after crashing a patrol vehicle while on duty has pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor charges in the case.

The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/1SNLdGE ) that 34-year-old Joshua Eli Davies was given a two-year-deferred sentenced and fined $300 on Friday after pleading guilty to driving under the influence, carrying a firearm while intoxicated and transporting an open container of liquor.

Davies was arrested for DUI on July 3, 2014, after crashing an Oklahoma Highway Patrol sport utility vehicle that was towing an OHP boat on Highway 59 near Sallisaw. Authorities say he registered a 0.26 blood alcohol concentration on a breath test, more than three times the legal limit of 0.08.

He was suspended with pay after his arrest and later resigned.

 

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