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Oklahoma County Clerk Carolynn Caudill pleads to DUI in Oklahoma City court

Oklahoma County Clerk Carolynn Caudill, 67, was given fines and probation after entering an Alford plea in Oklahoma City Municipal Court. She was arrested in September and charged with driving under the influence and striking a parked car.
by Matt Dinger Published: May 29, 2014
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Oklahoma County Clerk Carolynn Caudill was fined and given six months probation on charges of driving under the influence and striking a parked car.

Caudill, 67, was sentenced Wednesday in Oklahoma City Municipal Court. Her first name is spelled “Carolin” in municipal court records.

Caudill entered an Alford plea on both counts, defense attorney Shawn Jefferson said. An Alford plea is a guilty plea without an admission of guilt. “It's like a no contest plea,” Jefferson said.

On Sept. 17, Caudill was found in a parked car that was heavily damaged on the passenger side. It was on a lawn at 7949 N McKinley Ave. Police noted a strong odor of alcohol on Caudill and reported her eyes were bloodshot and watery. She was arrested on complaints of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

Caudill was booked in the Oklahoma County jail and released on bail about four hours later.

She paid $1,219 in fines Wednesday on the driving under the influence charge, Jefferson said. She is expected to pay an additional $400 in costs and fees next week, he said.

Additionally, Caudill was given a $400 fine on the charge of striking an unattended vehicle, Municipal Court Administrator Stacey Davis said.

She also owes $1,100 in various court costs and fees, Davis said. That number likely will increase during her probation term of six months, he said.

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by Matt Dinger
Court Reporter
Matt Dinger was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He has worked in OPUBCO's News and Information Center since 2006, and has been assigned to the breaking news desk since its formation in fall 2008. He specializes in crime and police reporting.
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