A Muldrow woman was arrested June 26 and charged with child endangerment by driving under the influence, a felony.
Amanda Lee Yocum, 26, faces up to four years in prison and/or a fine of $5,000 on that charge. She also faces two misdemeanor counts, one for driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and transporting an opened container of an intoxicating beverage.
On June 26, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper was dispatched to a car crash with injuries on Old Highway 64 in Moffett. Upon arriving, the trooper saw two vehicles that had hit head-on in the road.
The trooper observed the driver of a red Honda Civic, Yocum, and noticed her child in a rear-facing car seat in the back of the car.
When the trooper asked Yocum for her identification, she reportedly appeared not to understand what she was being asked. As they began speaking, the trooper smelled the obvious odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. A bottle of Tito’s vodka was discovered in the passenger’s seat. It was three-quarters empty with the lid off. The lid was found in the driver-side floorboard.
The officer ordered Yocum out of the vehicle. She reportedly was barely able to stand on her own. She reached out and grabbed the trooper’s arm to keep from falling.
Yocum was booked in to the Sequoyah County Jail and her bond was set at $3,000.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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