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Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper charged with drunken driving resigns

Trooper Joshua Davies was arrested in July and charged with drunken driving after he wrecked the Oklahoma Highway Patrol vehicle he was driving near Sallisaw. He resigned Tuesday.
by Jonathan Sutton Modified: August 26, 2014 at 8:23 pm •  Published: August 27, 2014
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An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper charged with drunken driving resigned Tuesday.

Joshua Davies was arrested July 3 near Sallisaw after crashing an Oklahoma Highway Patrol vehicle towing a boat on U.S. 59 in Sequoyah County.

Troopers responded to the wreck and found Davies showed signs of intoxication. He was administered a breath test and recorded a 0.26 blood alcohol content, more than triple the legal limit, the patrol reported.

He was charged with one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence in Sequoyah County District Court.

Mike Thompson, commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, accepted Davies’ letter of resignation Tuesday, the patrol reported.

“I am hopeful that the poor decisions made by former trooper Joshua Davies will not bring discredit on the 99 percent of our state troopers that are shining examples of what our profession demands,” said Ricky Adams, chief of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Davies served on the patrol for eight years.

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by Jonathan Sutton
Breaking News Reporter
Jonathan Sutton is a reporter covering breaking news and crime for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. He grew up in Ada and has a degree in journalism from Oklahoma State University. He was the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily O'Collegian, OSU's student...
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