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Oklahoma City police jail man on DUI, child endangerment complaints

Jermaine Maurice Ellis, 33, is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol with two children in the backseat.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 12, 2014 at 8:06 pm •  Published: May 12, 2014

A man was jailed Sunday on driving under the influence and child endangerment complaints after an officer witnessed him crash into a car at a northwest Oklahoma City gas station and attempt to flee, police said.

Police arrested Jermaine Maurice Ellis, 33, about 12:45 a.m. Sunday at 7-Eleven, NW 23 and Portland Avenue, after he told an officer he had consumed about five beers. Two children, ages 2 and 8, were sleeping in the backseat and were released to family members, police said.

Ellis refused to take a breath test. He was booked into the Oklahoma County jail and is free on $12,000 bail.

Ellis was arrested on a DUI charge in Canadian County in 2012, police said

The person driving the other vehicle drove away before police could make contact. has disabled the comments for this article.