Monday, March 16, 2020

Woman Faces Endangerment, DUI Charges

A woman involved in a single-car accident March 2 was charged with child endangerment and DUI, according to an arrest report.

Deja D. Chaboude, 22, was arrested after she ran over a stop sign on U.S. Highway 64 just west of Taylor Road.

According to the arrest report, a Roland police officer was dispatched to a single-vehicle accident in the eastbound lane on Highway 64. When the officer arrived at the scene, he saw a blue Nissan Altima facing westbound.

Chaboude, the driver, told the officer that neither she nor her infant child were injured in the collision.

When the woman was asked to move her vehicle, the officer noticed that Chaboude appeared to be unsteady on her feet. While speaking with the woman, the officer also noted her slurred speech. She advised the officer that she was prescribed Xanax and hydrocodone but hadn’t taken any since the night before.

Chaboude was then given several field-sobriety tests, which she failed. She was then placed under arrest. Chaboude reportedly began resisting arrest but was eventually handcuffed and taken to the Roland Police Department and later to the Sequoyah County Detention Center.

The officer took the baby in his police cruiser to the police department where he was released to Chaboude’s aunt.

The charge of child endangerment by driving under the influence, a felony, is punishable by up to four years in prison and/or a fine of $5,000. The charge of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs is a misdemeanor that carries a penalty of a fine of up to $1,000 and imprisonment for 10 days to one year.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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