A man from Roland was charged with aggravated driving while under the influence of alcohol April 1, court records reveal.
Buddie Eugene Brown, 52, is facing up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $2,500. Alternatively, Brown could be sentenced to a minimum of 28 days of treatment followed by 30 days of aftercare at his expense.
On March 23, the report shows, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper saw a truck dart in front of him while traveling from County Road 4790 onto Old Highway 64. As the truck got into his lane, the trooper noticed that the driver was not wearing a seat belt.
During a traffic stop, the trooper noted that the driver’s speech was slurred and a strong smell of alcohol was emanating from him. Brown, the driver, was arrested at the scene.
Brown’s passenger, Shelly Young, was also searched, and when asked to empty the pockets of her hoodie, a blue pipe with a green leafy substance was discovered.
Brown refused to take a breath test, while Young had a blood-alcohol content of 0.12. Young was arrested for public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia. Young and Brown were taken to Northeastern Health Systems - Sequoyah for treatment then both were transported to the Sequoyah County Jail.
Brown’s bond was set at $4,500. His next court appearance is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. April 29.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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