Oklahoma City man accused of driving over fire hose while intoxicated

An Oklahoma City man was arrested on a complaint of driving under the influence of alcohol after he drove through a police roadblock and ran over a fire hose firefighters were using to put out a house fire.
by Tiffany Gibson Published: June 7, 2012
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An Oklahoma City man is accused of driving drunk and running over a fire hose while firefighters were battling a house fire.

Robert Bradley Digby, 27, was arrested last week on complaints of driving under the influence of alcohol, disregarding a traffic control device and driving over a fire hose.

Police said Digby drove through a roadblock about 12:45 a.m. May 30 at NW 17 and N Francis Avenue and ran over a fire hose firefighters were using to battle a house fire in the area.

Officers pulled the vehicle over and noticed an odor of alcohol on Digby. He had bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech, according to the police report.

Digby consented to a sobriety test but failed to follow the officer's instructions, police said.

Throughout the test, Digby was uncooperative and verbally confrontational, the report stated.

He was booked into the Oklahoma County jail and released the next day.


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by Tiffany Gibson
News Online Editor
Tiffany Gibson has worked for the Oklahoman since August 2011 and is a member of the digital news team. In addition to writing and web editing, she also creates multimedia features for the website and maintains social media accounts. A Tennessee...
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