Safety checkpoint yields arrests

Ponca City Now - April 15, 2014 6:21 am

Three were arrested and 34 citations were given at the traffic safety checkpoint Friday night.

Officers of the Ponca City Police Department conducted a traffic safety checkpoint in the 3500 block of N. Union from 9 to 11:30

Patrol Captain Earl Watkins released the statistics on Monday.

Mitchell Reed DeRoin,26, was arrested for an outstanding warrant for non-compliance with the court on a previous charge of Child Neglect.

Rachelle Lee Martin,26, was taken into custody for three outstanding Kay County warrants for failure to comply with the compulsory education act with multiple counts on each warrant.

She was also arrested for three outstanding municipal traffic warrants for failing to pay on driving with no insurance charge, failing to pay on a false information charge and failing to pay on a previous charge of driving under suspension.

New charges against Martin are false information, fail to yield to an emergency vehicle, driving under suspension and driving without insurance.

Jacob Alexander Domingo, 27, was taken into custody for driving while license is suspended and driving with no insurance.

Domingo also had two outstanding municipal warrants for failing to pay on a previous charge of driving while his license was suspended and failing to pay on a previous charge of driving without insurance.

Citations issued to 10 other drivers were issued for driving without insurance.

Three were cited for not having their driver’s license in possession.

Four citations were issued for driving a vehicle with an expired tag.

Three drivers were cited for not wearing a safety belt and three citations were written to drivers that did not have children in a proper safety restraint.

The drivers were released from the traffic safety checkpoint once an officer had properly installed the child restraint system.

Two drivers were written citations for transporting an open beer or alcoholic beverage.

One other driver was written a citation for driving with a suspended driver’s license.

The PCPD continues its efforts to combat dangerous driving offenses as part of the grant funding they received from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office.


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