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Records show Oklahoma County Clerk Carolynn Caudill ducked police two years ago after her car sideswiped another vehicle

Caudill weaved in and out of Lake Hefner Parkway lanes and the highway shoulder near Britton Road the night of May 6, 2011, before striking the passenger side of another northbound car, according to an Oklahoma City police report.
by Matt Dinger Modified: September 21, 2013 at 10:00 am •  Published: September 21, 2013
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Oklahoma County Clerk Carolynn Caudill, who is facing a drunken-driving complaint, ducked police two years ago after her car sideswiped another vehicle, police records show.

Caudill, 67, weaved in and out of three lanes of Lake Hefner Parkway and the highway shoulder near Britton Road the night of May 6, 2011, before striking the passenger side of another northbound car, according to an Oklahoma City police report.

Caudill then drove home and put her car in the garage.

“She was involved in the accident. She drove to her home. The witness followed her home, saw her drive into the garage and put the garage door down,” Oklahoma City police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said.

“At the time, she wouldn't come out of the house. Our officers never talked to her that day.”

Officers spoke only to her daughter the night of the crash and could not determine if Caudill had been drinking, Wardlow said.

“It's a misdemeanor offense, so we can't go break down the door and talk to her. She didn't want to talk to investigators,” she said.

The driver of the vehicle she hit refused treatment and the contributing factor in the crash is listed as improperly overtaking without sufficient clearance, according to the report.

Caudill was facing a count of leaving the scene of an accident in Oklahoma City municipal court, but pleaded no contest to speeding and was given unsupervised probation, court administrator Stacey Davis said.

She completed probation on June 7, 2012, he said.

Tuesday, Caudill was found in a parked car that had been heavily damaged on the passenger side. It was on a lawn at 7949 N McKinley Ave. Police noted a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Caudill and that her eyes were bloodshot and watery.

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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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