Incident report details Oklahoma County clerk's arrest

Oklahoma City police released the incident report concerning Oklahoma County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's arrest. She was arrested on city complaints of driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident without required notice, according to the report.
by LeighAnne Manwarren Modified: September 19, 2013 at 6:29 pm •  Published: September 19, 2013
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A police report in the drunken-driving arrest of Oklahoma County Clerk Carolynn Caudill said she had difficulty standing, was swaying and had to lean on a patrol car to keep her balance.

The report quoted her as telling an Oklahoma City police officer: “You don't know what you did. You could've let me go home.”

Caudill, 67, was arrested Tuesday night by Oklahoma City police on complaints of driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident without required notice, according to the report concerning her arrest.

Oklahoma City police were called about 8:40 p.m. to the area of NW 79 between N McKinley Avenue and Military Avenue on a report of a drunken driver who had hit a parked vehicle.

A Nichols Hills police officer found Caudill in a parked car on the northwest part of the lawn at 7949 N McKinley Ave. Both officers observed heavy damage on the passenger side front corner of the 2008 Mercedes that Caudill had been driving, the report said.

The Oklahoma City police officer noted he immediately smelled a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Caudill and that her eyes were bloodshot and watery.


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by LeighAnne Manwarren
Breaking News Reporter
LeighAnne Manwarren is a reporter covering breaking news, crime and weather for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. An Oklahoma City native, Manwarren is a University of Oklahoma journalism alum and has interned for The Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette,...
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