A Muldrow woman faces a felony count of driving under the influence, with a blood alcohol count of .08 or more which resulted in great bodily injury.
Julie Ann Mooring, 47, of Muldrow entered a not guilty plea to the charge March 23 in Sequoyah County District Court in Sallisaw. Her next court appearance will be on Associate District Judge Kyle Waters’ disposition docket on April 13.
According to the police report, Mooring was under the influence of alcohol on March 8 when she went left of center while driving east on U.S. Highway 64 and struck a west-bound car driven by Randy Clark, 61, head on. The officer reported Clark suffered a head injury and other injuries.
Mooring was driving a Dodge pickup truck when she struck Clark’s Saturn near the intersection of U.S. Highway 64 and Redland Road. The crash occurred at about 3:45 p.m. March 8.
While investigating the crash the police officer reported finding an open bottle of vodka, about two-thirds full, in the floor board in Mooring’s truck. Mooring’s blood alcohol analysis was recorded at .11.
She was arrested at the scene and transported to the Sequoyah County jail in Sallisaw. She was released on a $5,500 bond on March 15.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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