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June 11, 2014

Chickasha man allegedly ran through fence, hid from police under car

CHICKASHA — A Chickasha man allegedly ran through a fence on the northwest side of town Monday and was found hiding under his truck by police.

Chickasha Police Officer Reid Kerr said he noticed the truck driving east on Frisco Avenue, leave the road, and drive west through a field south of U.S. 62 for approximately half a mile, until it stopped in the 2500 block of W. Frisco Ave.

Kerr said as officers approached the truck, he saw the driver, Luke Messer, duck down next to the vehicle and they found him hiding under the vehicle.

He said he noticed an odor of alcohol emanating from Messer and that he was struggling to walk.

"[Messer] continued to say 'dude, just let me go' and 'I was just driving to my apartment down the road' signaling west toward 29th Street and U.S. 62," Kerr said.

Messer told officers he hadn't had anything to drink, but later failed the state's test for alcohol, according to the incident report.

Upon searching the car, Kerr said he found a .45 caliber handgun and a .22 caliber rifle in the back seat.

Messer was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and carrying a firearm while intoxicated and taken to the Grady County Jail, where he received    his officer affidavit and notice of revocation or disqualification of his driver's license.

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