A Muldrow man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol Jan. 10 after he crashed his vehicle in rural Sequoyah County.
An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper came in contact with Brian Qualls, 46, when the man’s 2013 Nissan struck a tree on the east side of County Road S4700 at its intersection with County Road E1093.
Qualls’ bloodshot eyes, the smell of alcohol on him and the open bottle of vodka that was discovered in the driver’s side floorboard led the trooper to arrest the man after he failed several field-sobriety tests.
The felony DUI charge is punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and imprisonment for up to five years or a minimum of 28 days of treatment followed by 30 days of aftercare at the defendant’s expense, or all three.
Qualls’ bond was set at $3,500. His next court appearance is at 9 a.m. March 4.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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