Two arrested after cellphone app is used to mimic squad car lights in Oklahoma City

Undercover agents from the Oklahoma City police department's vice squad saw a flashing light coming from a car and pulled it over.
by Juliana Keeping Modified: September 26, 2013 at 5:56 pm •  Published: September 26, 2013

Nelson said he did not know if the officers used pepper spray. The restraint system does not entail hogtying people, he said. It's a belt system.

Sossamon, 33, of Moore, was arrested on a complaint of public drunkenness. He said he was not drunk and was never tested for sobriety.

Nelson said a breathalyzer or sobriety test would not typically be given during a public drunkenness arrest.

“It's just the officer's observation,” Nelson said. “If he wants to contest the officer's observation, he'll have to go to court.”

Sossamon said it wasn't clear he was under arrest.

“They simply took me out of the car ... and placed me into the squad car and didn't say another word to me, except how to pronounce my last name. I didn't even know I was under arrest until we were en route. I asked the officer ‘Where are you taking me?'”

The men were taken to the Oklahoma County jail, where Railly remained Thursday. His bail was set at $13,000. Sossamon was released without posting bail.

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by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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