Trial begins for woman accused of driving around construction site, striking worker

Prosecutors allege Carla Marie Davis, 33, of Del City, OK, drove across two lawns to get around a cement truck blocking street despite commands to find an alternate route.
by Tim Willert Modified: January 14, 2013 at 9:14 pm •  Published: January 15, 2013

The cement truck was parked sideways, blocking the entire street, and traffic cones also were visible, the worker testified.

Rupe said he turned his back and walked back toward his crew when the driver of the concrete truck said, “She's trying to go around the truck,” according to the transcript.

The worker said he peeked around the front of the truck and saw the SUV traveling south toward SE 15 in his direction. All four wheels were in the yard, he said.

“I had my hands raised in the air, as high as I could get them, yelling for her to stop,” Rupe testified.

The vehicle continued moving, and Rupe was hit by the corner of the vehicle's fender and possibly the mirror, causing deep bruising to his rib and stomach area, he testified.

Davis, he testified, kept driving and turned onto SE 15, failing to stop for a stop sign.

Rupe identified the vehicle and Davis, who drove away, as the driver who struck him. She was arrested at a residence in the 3000 block of SE 18 Place.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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