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February 13, 2014

Man arrested for second time in 3 days for alcohol offense

CHICKASHA —

A man who was arrested for giving alcohol to a minor earlier this week found himself shackled again, after he allegedly harassed customers at the Chickasha Walmart on Tuesday. 

Chickasha Police Officer Clayton Hobbs said he found Lance Parks in the electronics department forcing people to listen to his handheld weather radio. 

Hobbs said he informed Parks the Walmart managers wanted him to leave. 

"Lance became angry and started to argue," said Hobbs. "I followed Lance outside the store, and I noticed him to be unsteady on his feet. I observed Lance to have slurred speech, red watery eyes and an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his breath and person." 

During a sobriety test, Hobbs said he observed six clues that led him to believe Parks was under the influence of alcohol. 

Parks was arrested for public intoxication and transported to the Grady County Jail. During the drive, Parks started kicking the car's door, putting his foot through the back window of the vehicle and kicking the passenger side headrest, according to the report.  

"Lance kept saying that it don't matter what I charge him with, that the judge will let him go in the morning just like always," Hobbs said.

Parks is accused of giving a bottle of alcohol to a 19-year-old Taco Bell employee earlier in the week.

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