By Patti Weaver


(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Drumright man with a history of alcohol-related arrests has been charged with drunk driving on Highway 18 and Highway 51 south of Yale in a case investigated by Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Staci Nance.
    Dack Keeton Sargent, 34, was arrested at 2:55 am on April 7 and released from the Payne County Jail the next day on $30,000 bail. Sargent has been ordered to appear in court on June 6 when he can seek a preliminary hearing on the felony charge.
    Deputy Nance alleged in an affidavit that at 12:51 am on April 7, “I was east of OK-18 on OK-51 when I observed a vehicle in the westbound lane travel left of center into oncoming traffic and move back into the westbound lane of traffic.”
    After the vehicle pulled over to the right shoulder just south of OK-51 on OK-18, “I observed Dack’s speech to be heavily slurred. Dack wasn’t finishing his thought, which led to his statements not being completed. Dack was struggling to stay in a stationary position and had a strong smell of alcohol emitting from him,” the deputy alleged in an affidavit.
    “Dack advised he was coming from the Cowboy Club in Yale located in Payne County and had two alcoholic drinks or maybe a few alcoholic drinks,” the affidavit alleged.
    He was unable to complete any field sobriety tests and refused to take the state’s breath test, the affidavit alleged.
    If convicted of felony drunk driving, Sargent could be given as much as a five-year prison term and a $5,000 fine, court records show.