April 10, 2014

Allegedly intoxicated woman arrested for yelling at cars

Rachel Snyder
The Express-Star


Reports of a woman calling in the street for help with a flat tire allegedly led to her arrest for a Caddo County warrant and the driver's arrest for driving under the influence of Hydrocodone, Xanax and Seroquel.

Chickasha Police Officer Chad King said he was dispatched to the intersection of 6th Street and Chickasha Avenue on Tuesday about Janet Reed yelling at passing cars.

"Reed told me the car she was a passenger in had a flat, and she was trying to get help," King said.

He said he found Reed to have a warrant in Caddo County and placed her under arrest.

King said he approached the car to speak with the driver, Ronda Stone, who was sitting in the car with the key still in the ignition and found her speech very slurred.

"I asked Stone to exit the vehicle and I noticed that when she did, Stone was unsteady on her feet and used the car door to maintain her balance as she tried to stand still," he said.

King said he placed Stone under arrest after she failed a sobriety test.

"Stone said that she has taken Hydrocodone, Xanax and Seroquel recently, and that's what was making her seem 'drunk,'" he said. 

King said he proceeded to search her purse and found an empty prescription filled on April 4 for 120 Hydrocodone tablets.

He said he drove Stone to the emergency room at Grady Memorial Hospital for a blood test.

Stone was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants and taken to the Grady County Jail.