Reford Lee Ticer
A Sallisaw man pleaded guilty March 24 to endangering others while eluding/attempting to elude a police officer, driving with a revoked driver’s license and failure to maintain insurance, court records reveal.
Reford Lee Ticer, 35, was sentenced to at least five years in the Department of Corrections.
On March 21, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper was traveling northbound on County Road NS 4670 when he saw a light blue Ford pickup headed southbound with the driver not wearing a seat belt.
When the trooper initiated a traffic stop, the driver of the pickup sped up -- at times traveling upwards of 90 mph -- and began driving dangerously by failing to stop at stop signs, passing in no-passing zones and crossing the center line on Highway 64.
The truck narrowly missed other vehicles along Highway 64 before it arrived in Muldrow, where the Muldrow Police Department had placed “stop-sticks” at the intersection of Highway 64 and South Main Street to try and bring the chase to an end. The sticks were deployed in the turn lane in the eastbound lanes of Highway 64. The truck sped through the intersection and swerved toward a Muldrow police officer, who had to jump in his patrol vehicle for safety. The disabled Ford pickup briefly continued heading eastbound before having to stop.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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